AIA North Carolina Eastern Section

Welcome to American Institute of Architects North Carolina Eastern Section


Summer 2015 Newsletter

Our section is expected to re-organize the way we deliver services to our membership beginning January 2016. This re-organization, and its struggles, is similar what AIA National has been working through for the last two years. Based on what services our section decides, we will be a different organization in January 2016. We can “contract” for services from the national or state level; however, our section is expected to furnish all the services listed in the chart below if we are to remain an accredited section.

If you see a check in a box that means that the board of directors for our section believes we can furnish that specific service locally. You can see that the Charlotte chapter officers believe that they can furnish all but two of the required services exclusively through the chapter. Our list, of what we believe we can do for ourselves, is around 40% of what will be required of us when we sign an agreement in December 2015 indicating our plan for service provision.

If all this seems complicated; it is. So a consultant has been hired to help the sections and the state chapter resolve how we will do business together.
We will talk about this in greater detail at our first general membership meeting on Monday, August 10th at 5:30 PM at Mother Earth Brewery in Kinston, NC.

Come join us for a continuing education opportunity, a tour of a wonderful energy conscious renovation, a brief discussion of repositioning and member services, as well as food and cold beer. This is your section and decisions will be made without your input if you do not make your opinions known. That would be a mistake for all of us.

See you in Kinston,

Hunt McKinnon
President, Eastern Section AIANC

You Are Invited!

Eastern Section of the NC chapter of the AIA
Summer Meeting 
August 10th, 2015 5:30 - 7:30

Brewery Tour

(5:30 to 6:00) Welcome and brief overview of chapter news while sampling the Mother Earth Brews “Dark Cloud” & “Raisin Fig” just won Silver and Bronze in an international competition !

Presentation: (6:00 to 6:45) A guided tour of the Brewery facility including a discussion of the process for obtaining LEED silver certification, and what it takes to run a successful brewery.

Presented by the Owners of Mother Earth Brewery


Windows of Opportunity: Fenestration Innovations (6:45 to 7:45)  This class shows how window design and manufacturing practices  have evolved-advancing technologies in framing materials,  coatings and glazing to increase energy efficiency in both historic  and new structures

Presented by Sharon Roscher of Marvin Windows and Doors

This seminar is free of charge/ Complimentary Dinner will be served.
Attendees will receive 1 CEU for attending the Window of Opportunity seminar. 

Location: Mother Earth Brewing Company Tasting Room
311 N Heritage St, Kinston, NC 28501 



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