AIA GC: December Lunch and Learn!

Advanced Solutions: Using the “I” in BIM to Improve Project Results

Wednesday, December 12th

12:00-1:00 – Lunch Included!

@ USC Green Quad –

1216 Wheat St, building 146D, room 102-103

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AUGUST 2012 Update


  • Join us on August 29th at 12:30 for our monthly membership meeting and tour of the new Parks and Recreation Administration Building at Earlewood Park
  • The first Annual YAF Yard Games Olympics will be held Sunday, August 26th, 1:30 pm @ Earlewood Park, see below for more info.


Parks and Recreation Administration Building Tour
August 29th, 12:30 @ Earlewood Park 

Columbia’s new Parks & Recreation Administration Building delivers on two fronts. First, it clearly establishes a forward-looking identity for the Department. Second, it successfully addresses the ever-growing need for community meeting space that is welcoming and engaging.

Nestled among mature trees on a bluff overlooking Earlewood Park, the center is comprised of two parts – one public and one private. A breezeway connects the two structures to create a small campus of approximately 10,000 square feet. Another overt link is the public plaza that serves both buildings and also connects to existing parking to the north, disc golf to the west, and the tennis courts to the south.

Each building is conceived as a simple, carefully detailed form. Together, the structures establish an iconic identity, yet are restrained, reserved and deferential to the park landscape. A plinth veneered in stone establishes the ground plane, with steel pipe columns and a glu-lam wood roof emerging out of this base. Walls are constructed of aluminum curtain wall, in-filled with glass, spandrel and stained wood. This effectively creates a light, transparent façade that opens the buildings to the outside.

The design also features many sustainable principles, including the use of recycled materials, energy efficient mechanical systems, generous day-lighting, ample views, and minimal impact on the site.

August 26th:  1:30 pm, Earlewood Park – At the picnic pavilion

Join us for the first Annual (Y)AF Columbia Lawn Games Olympics!

Test your skills at bocce ball, Frisbee golf, Corn hole, and other (not so) athletic events!

Burgers and hot dogs will be provided!




Romanza: Tomorrow!!!

“Romanza: The Structures of California Designed By Frank Lloyd Wright” – Film screening and Discussion

July 31st, 5:30, Columbia Museum of Art

AIA Greater Columbia and the Columbia Design League are proud to present a screening and discussion of the new film “Romanza: The Structures of California Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright” with film maker Michael Miner.  This unique opportunity will also include an exhibit of FLW artifacts available for viewing before and after the film including Eddie’s house, a doghouse designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Robert Berger home in San Anselmo, California.

This event will be at the Columbia Museum of Art on Tuesday July 31stTickets can be purchased online for $8 with $10 tickets available at the door.  There will be a cash bar and light hors d’oeuvres beginning at 5:30pm and the film (89 min runtime) will begin at 6:30pm, followed by the Q & A with film maker Michael Miner.

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