AIA-SWO’s Eugene-Springfield Committee on Local Affairs (CoLA) invites all interested chapter members to participate in the committee’s meetings and its advocacy efforts. 
CoLA’s mandate is to promote views, policies, and positions that largely represent the professionally informed opinion of AIA-SWO members on topics of community-wide importance. One of the committee’s goals is to elevate the stature and visibility of architects in general by representing design professionals as active, organized, and concerned public citizens. CoLA assumes an activist posture, engaging design-related issues in the glare of the public eye. 
CoLA wants to hear from all AIA-SWO members to fairly consider and/or represent the full diversity of our architectural community. The committee meets this month on February 28 in The Octagon, at noon. A standing meeting time and location for 2017 will be decided at this time.  AIA-SWO’s Thursday’s @ 3:00 e-newsletter will announce these meetings, and they will also be listed on the chapter website’s calendar page. Be sure to weigh in and voice your concerns and opinions at any of CoLA’s meetings!

April 27-29, 2017 Orlando, Florida
Full Schedule HERE
Free Registration for New AIA Members! 
Young Professionals receive an additional 30% off
Student Registration is only $25


New AIA-SWO member Michael A. Harwood, who recently became Associate Vice President for Campus Planning and Facilities Management for the University of Oregon, has been elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. 

Michael comes to the UO from 20+ years at North Carolina State University, where he most recently served as Associate Vice Chancellor for Centennial Campus Development.  In his time at North Carolina State, his "public-private-partnership building, integrated planning, and non-traditional approach to design review for NC State University’s Centennial Campus shape[d] a 21st century model for uniting higher education, research and private entities for technological innovation."

Excerpt from the AIA Press Release Summary