American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter

131st AIA San Francisco Members Party + Business Meeting

Children's Day School
601 Dolores Street
San Francisco, CA
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Please join us for a special evening of wine and hors d'oeuvres as we elect the incoming 2013 Board of Directors, celebrate our chapter's newest fellows and thank everyone who made 2012 such a successful year!

Note: As parking will be difficult, we recommend taking BART to 16th Street or the J Muni line to 18th Street (see map).

Jensen Architects on the Children's Day School

As a place of learning, this renovation of a historic church for the Children’s Day School will teach middle school students about our connection to nature, culture, and technology. In keeping with the school’s strong environmental mission, the building will be naturally ventilated by way of a central chimney. A roof deck will afford generous views to neighboring Dolores Park and will include a garden, reinforcing the existing farm and garden program at the school’s main campus.

The architectural approach to the interior is one of light volumetric insertions within a heavy masonry shell. The former church nave will be transformed for use as a gathering and performance space, becoming the focal point for drama, arts, and community life while maintaining much of the space's existing historic character and finishes. The Innovation Lab will be a flexible studio space for making, collaboration, and technology. The extensive renovation will also include seismic strengthening and full accessibility upgrades to ensure a safe and welcoming learning environment.

Nominating Committee Report:

AIA San Francisco Members are invited to vote on this slate at the Business Meeting + Election from 6:00-6:30 pm. The Nominating Committee recommends the following slate for the 2013 AIA San Francisco Board of Directors:

Executive Committee (1 year term):

  • 2013 President: John Kouletsis, AIA (Kaiser Permanente)
  • 2013 President-Elect: Marianne O’Brien, AIA (SmithGroupJJR)
  • 2013 President Ex-Officio: Carolyn Kiernat, AIA (Page & Turnbull)
  • 2013 Treasurer: Aaron Hyland, AIA (Architectural Resources Group)
  • 2013 Assistant Treasurer: Mark English, AIA (Mark English Architects)
  • 2013 Secretary: Darlene Jang, AIA (Barcelon & Jang)
  • 2013 Assistant Secretary: Jeff Gherardini, AIA (Plant Construction)

Board Members (2 year term):

  • David Israel, AIA (2012-2013) (BAR Architects)
  • Samuel Chui, AIA (2012-2013) (DPW)
  • Frances Choun, AIA (2013-2014) (McCarthy Builders)
  • Ila Berman, AIA (2013-2014) (California College of the Arts)
  • Meredith Strout, AIA (2013-2014) (HOK)
  • Irving Gonzales, AIA (2013-2014) (Irving Gonzales, Architect)
  • Paul Cooper, AIA (2013-2014) (Tom Eliot Fisch)

Associate Members (1 year term):

  • Associate: Mike Yang (2013) (Studios Architecture)
  • Associate Designate: (2013) Amelie Phaine
  • Student: Kylee Keller (2013) (Academy of Art University)

Public Members (1 year term):

  • David Englund (2013) (WRNS Studios)
  • Alisdair McGregor (2013) (ARUP)
  • Simin Naaseh (2013) (Forell / Elsesser Engineers)
  • Tracy Wood (2013) (Studio Edify)

AIA California Council Representatives (2 year term):

  • Michael Bade, AIA (2012-2013) (UCSF)
  • Stuart Eckblad, AIA (2012-2013) (UCSF)
  • John Britton, AIA (2012-2013) (Woods Bagot)
  • Aaron Baumbach, Assoc. AIA (2013-2014)
  • Rose McNulty, AIA (2013-2014)
  • EB Min, AIA (2013-2014) (Min | Day)

Nominating Committee for the 2013 AIASF Board of Directors:

  • Charles Chase, AIA, Chair
  • Darlene Jang, AIA
  • Carolyn Kiernat, AIA
  • John Kouletsis, AIA
  • Marianne O’Brien, AIA
  • Doug Tom, FAIA

The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

Clockwise from top left: Fredric Sherman, FAIA | Carlton T. Smith, FAIA | Wayne Ruga, FAIA | Ellen Lou, FAIA | Gregory E. Blackburn, FAIA | H. Ruth Todd, FAIA | Karen Ivy Fiene, FAIA | Edward Dean, FAIA | Clifton Keith Boswell, FAIA | Fred L. Powell, FAIA | Paul Endres, FAIA