... Javier Sánchez Corral
Memphis is...an amazing array of speakers from across the street and around the world.
Meet presenter Javier Sánchez Corral HON. F. AIA of JSa in this AIATN 2011 Convention interview.
Convention early bird registration (with 20% savings) ends on July 4, so sign up now to join your colleagues in Memphis.
Work scholarships are available. In return for discounted or free registration, you provide needed volunteer help to assure a smooth running machine that is our convention. Send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. First come, first served.
The University of Memphis Department of Architecture is in its accreditation process. One need is a comprehensive architectural library. You can make a difference for as little as $5.00. AIA Tennessee is printing special bookplates. With your donation of a book (or even a couple of chapters) your special book will include a book plate with your name inscribed, and you will receive regular reports on how your book is faring. - Sorry the Sally Struthers image was just too strong to resist - Anyhow, bring a check to contribute to the architectural library, please. And, if you are an author, we'd love to have an autographed copy of your book for inclusion.
Update on Nashville Metropolitan Council Resolution
Last week our coalition of architects, engineers and contractors met with Councilman Eric Crafton, author of the resolution. We had a most productive meeting. You will recall that the non-binding resolution called for Metro Council to strongly encourage Davidson County legislators to introduce a bill to eliminate Qualifications Based Selection in Tennessee, in favor of low bid. Councilman Crafton was persuaded to put his resolution on hold indefinitely, and we do not expect to see it scheduled on calendar. Our show of unity was reasonable, compelling; and I lived long enough to hear Bob Pitts, longtime executive of Associated Builders and Contractors, speak eloquently on the value of QBS. Yep, this is no misprint nor April Fool's joke. We are most grateful for the terrific show of support.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend. Happy birthday, America.
The Mission of AIA Tennessee is to shape the professional environment in Tennessee so that architects, clients, the building industry and the public at large understand and appreciate the value we bring to the community.
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