The American Institute of Architects

A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects

Online registration is now closed.  You can register onsite beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Thursday Morning.  Edmond Conference Center: 2833 Conference Drive, Edmond, OK 73034.

Thursday, September 30th

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. 

Exhibitor Set Up

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. 


9:00 - 9:15 a.m. 
Opening Remarks
presented by Mark Gandy, AIA of Integrated Architecture & AIA Oklahoma President

9:15 - 10:30 a.m. Opening Keynote (Sponsored by Nabholz Construction)

Preserving Our Shared Heritage, One Home, One Building at a Time  (LU)

presented by Bob Blackburn, former Oklahoma History Center Executive Director 

and Trait Thompson, current Oklahoma History Center Executive Director

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Visit with Exhibitors

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout A: 

Globally connected, locally engagedadvancing the art and science of medical planning (LU)

presented by Angela M. Lee, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED AP of HKS Asia Pacific

Breakout B:

Human Centric Lighting (HSW)

presented by Andrew Allman of Bell & McCoy Lighting and Controls

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. - Luncheon Keynote (Sponsored by Southwest Terrazzo Association)

Building on a Legacy: The New Pikes Peak Summit Visitor Center (HSW)

presented by Stuart Coppedge, FAIA 

1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Tour- Masonic Center (Temple of the Scottish Rite) in Guthrie ($10) (LU)

Tour goers will drive themselves to the Center and we encourage carpooling. 900 E. Oklahoma Avenue in Guthrie. The tour will begin at 2:00 p.m. (Advance registration is required, $10)

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

Breakout C:

Wheeler District (HSW)

presented by Ashley Terry of the Wheeler District

Breakout D:

Off the Beaten Path: Practicing in Rural Oklahoma (LU)

moderated by: Ron Frantz, AIA of OU College of Architecture
presented by: Joey Evans, AIA of Ambler Architects; Elizabeth Glasgow, AIA of SDG Architects and Richard Winterrowd, AIA of Winterrowd Talley Architects

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Visit with Exhibitors

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. 

Breakout E:

Democratic Conflict in Securing the Public Space (HSW)

presented by Keith Gaddie, Assoc. AIA of The University of Oklahoma, College of Architecture and

Jocelyn Evans of The University of West Florida, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

Breakout F:

Spaceships, Flying Cows and COVID Cabanas: A guide to creating office culture (LU)

presented by KKT Architects

Francis Wilmore, AIA, LEED AP BD+C; Jim Boulware, AIA, Principal, and Kate Cofer, AIA, Principal 

4:00 - 5:30 p.m. Closing Keynote (Sponsored by Burgess Company)

The Corona Effect: Toward an Inoculated Architecture (HSW)

presented by Blaine Brownell, FAIA of UNC Charlotte School of Architecture

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.


Join us for a casual, fun reception at the Edmond Railyard at 1 West 1st Street in Downtown Edmond. This event is outdoors so please dress for comfort. Conference Attendees, Exhibitors and Sponsors attend free.  Guest cost is $40

Friday, October 1

8:00 - 8:30 a.m. 


8:30 - 9:30 a.m. 

Breakout G:

Dome Unit: A Future for the Homeless (LU)

presented by Stephen Hopkins of Shield Casework

Breakout H:

Practical (and Innovative) Acoustics for Everyday Projects: Helping designers hear space (HSW)

presented by Daniel Butko, AIA of the University of Oklahoma and Zach Maggia, AIA of TAP Architecture

8:30 - 10:30 a.m. 

Mid-Century Modern Architecture of the UCO Campus (LU)

lead by Lydna Ozan, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer

*Tour attendees will need to drive themselves to campus; carpooling is encouraged.  Meet at the Nigh University Center, Edmond, OK, 73034, in front of the east entrance (under the porte-cochere).  Visitor parking lots are located immediately east of the Nigh Center.  Please allow extra time to pay for parking at the kiosks provided.  Estimated drive time is 15 minutes. The tour will begin at 9:00 a.m. (Advance registration is required, $10).

9:30 -10:30 a.m. Opening Keynote (Sponsored by GE Johnson Construction)

ISA: Next Steps..... (HSW)

presented by Brian Phillips, FAIA and Deb Katz, AIA of ISA- Interface Studio Architects 

10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Visit with Exhibitors

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Breakout I:

Embodied Carbon: What is it? Why it matters? (HSW)

presented by Daniel Overbey, AIA of Ball State University / Browning Day

Breakout J:

Top Legal Hazards for Architects (LU)

presented by Wayne Edgar of Pope and Edgar, Attorneys at Law

12:00 p.m. Luncheon Keynote

AXP Friendly Firm and Student Scholarship Recognition

12:15 - 1:30 p.m. 

National Native American Veterans Memorial (HSW)

presented by Hans Butzer, AIA and Torrey Butzer, Assoc. AIA of Butzer Architects & Urbanism and Harvey Pratt, Artist

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.

Visit with Exhibitors 

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Breakout K:

What to do in a world where everything is expensive and nothing is available (HSW)

moderated by Weston DeHart of CMSWillowbrook; 

Alan Kirkpatrick, P.E. of KFC Engineering; Mark Seibold, AIA of Ethos and Eric Jacobson of W&W Steel

Breakout L: 

Architects & Community: A Legacy of Design and Service (LU)

presented by Milton Hime, AIA of Studio 8 Architects

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Closing Keynote (Sponsored by Flintco, Inc.)

Recap, Reset: Public Knowledge Places and Community (HSW)

presented by Karen Fairbanks, AIA, LEED AP of Marble Fairbanks

Early Bird Rates End on August 20th! 

Don't Forget Your Hotel Room!

AIA Oklahoma Conference | September 30 - October 1, 2021
Booking Link:
Hotel: Hilton Garden Inn Edmond Oklahoma City North
Group Name: American Institute of Architects Oklahoma Conference 2021
Deadline to book: August 23, 2021