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September Event – Innovation in Technology

 

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When: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 at 5:45pm (Doors close at 6!)

Where: DELV Design 212 West 10th Street #F125 Indianapolis, IN 46202

What: This month, we’re focusing on how technology is shaping our projects, firm operations, and office cultures. We’ll be visiting DELV Design, a firm with a unique business model paving the way in adapting to new software and creative design methods. They’ll be presenting some of these forward-thinking practices and how they’re helping the firm expand their business.

DELV was recently invited to present “BIMsanity: A Small Firm’s Journey from BIM Frustration to Innovation” at the 2016 AIA National Convention in Philadelphia. In their own words: “Our goal is to help elevate the profession, and ultimately the communities they serve through helping firm leaders better utilize the latest BIM technologies. We want them to discover how they can leverage technology for true innovation of their craft.”

Drinks and appetizers on us. Thanks to DELV Design for hosting!

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July Event – Roche Building Tour with AIA & CSI

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When: THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 at 2:45pm

Where: Tour – Roche Diagnostics Operations 9115 Hague Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46256

Presentation – Willows on Westfield 6729 Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220

What: This month, YAF Indy will be joining the Indianapolis CSI Chapter and AIA Indianapolis for a Tour of Roche Diagnostics’ recently completed “Building R” Laboratory Building. The tour will provide an excellent example of a “mobile office workplace” as well as energy efficient natural light design and use in accordance with Roche Diagnostic’s corporate design directive.

After the tour, everyone will meet at the Willows on Westfield to hear Randy Schumacher, AIA of CSO Architects present “The Luminous Lab.” In his presentation, Randy will talk about lessons learned and best practices developed during the design and construction of the Roche, Lab Building R project.

Note: Both the tour and the presentation are free events.

Thanks to AIA Indianapolis and the Indianapolis CSI Chapter for allowing us to join in on this exciting event!

October Event – Parallel Careers Panel

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When: Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 6:00pm

Where: The Platform at City Market – 202 East Market Street Indianapolis, IN 46204

What: This year for our “Parallel Careers” discussion, we will be focusing on the field of fabrication. Join us as we talk with our panel about what architecture-adjacent work looks like, how you create and innovate in similar fields, and how architecture helped set them up for success.

Our guest panelists include:

James DeChant, designer at Luur Design

Kyle Perry, designer/co-founder of PROJECTiONE

Adam Buente, designer/co-founder of PROJECTiONE

January Event – Salary Negotiations, How Much Am I Worth?

What: Salary Negotiations, How Much Am I Worth?

When: Tuesday, Jan 20, 2015, 5:30PM – 7:00PM

Where: Black Acre Brewing Company (5632 E Washington St., Indianapolis, IN)

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Sparked by feedback from our Year in Review and a survey we’ve been sending out periodically we have a wealth of topics to discuss this year at our more informal “social” events.  Up first will be a very pressing issue to many of you; Salary Negotiation, How Much Am I Worth?

Time and again we’ve heard the frustration of young architects and designers in Indianapolis over not having a concrete grasp on what the going rate is for their services.  Many design firms subscribe to various salary aggregation services, but we have yet to hear of a single firm who actually provides their salaries back to those companies.  As a Young Architect you can take matters into your own hands.  If you’re currently employed or have worked before in the Indianapolis area we’re encouraging you to fill out your salary information on Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.com).  It’s a completely anonymous way to help us all answer the question “How much am I worth?”

To join in the discussion come out on January 20th to Black Acre Brewing Company (in the historic Irvington Neighborhood on Indy’s East Side).  We’ll be sampling local brews and swapping stories about how to negotiate your salary.  Also take a minute and RSVP via the Eventbrite link above.  We use that to track our anticipated attendance and it has the added benefit of allowing last minute communication if events or locations have to change.

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Tour the Artistry – September 24th

What: Artistry apartment building tour (mid-construction)

When: Tuesday, September 24th, 2013, 5:30PM – 6:30PM

Where: 451 E. Market Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204, Meet at the leasing center.

Led by Greg McHenry from Milhaus development and Nick Alexander from CSO, YAF will be taking an exclusive construction tour of the Artistry, one of the highest profile developments in downtown Indy. Not far from completion, this tour will focus on how this mixed use development was able to build up and out of an existing concrete structure.

In detail we plan to meet in the leasing center before making our way across the first floor to the new commercial space. We will then go up to the second floor to explore the interface between new and existing construction.  Then we go one more floor up to the all new wood-frame construction and check out the elevated pool deck and courtyards. If time allows we will end with a tour of the basement, another interesting project component.

Artistry, from urbanindy.com

Artistry, from urbanindy.com