Welcome Meeting: August 26, 2015

WTCC AIAS LOGOMeeting Minutes for 8/26/2015

Call to Order : 12:15 PM

Welcome to Wake Tech AIAS!!!! (American Institute of Architecture Students)

Dues are $20 for the whole year, see an officer to pay dues, you will be an “inactive member” of AIAS National until our next membership drive but you will be immediately active in our local chapter.

If you would like to directly become a member of AIAS National via their website for $47, please visit AIAS.org. You will immediately be an active member of AIAS National and our local chapter. Please do not do both! If you have questions, see an officer.

Social activities to be involved in:

– This Friday we are all meeting at Buffaloe Lanes (6701 Fayetteville Rd., Raleigh, NC 27603) at 6 PM for a fun night of bowling!
– September 4 we are all going to Downtown Raleigh for the First Friday Gallery Walk.

Volunteer Opportunities:
-AIA Triangle tour on September 26. To sign up please visit the official tour website.
– Habitat for Humanity http://vhub.at/waketech The dates are 9/12, 10/10, and 11/14 and each day is 8:15am-3:30pm.
Lunch is not usually provided so it is likely that we will go somewhere near the site for lunch together. If you would like to carpool, please post a comment below! (Green is GOOD!)

Spring Break:
We are throwing around several ideas of where to go for our Spring Break trip. We are thinking about doing a New York City trip with Mr. Jefferson and a trip to Rome, Italy with Mr. Card, for those who would rather go out of the country.

Cost Estimates (not including club subsidy):
Rome: $1,300 flights & hotels + $300 for food/museums/tours/etc. = $1600New York City: $800 flights & hotels + $300 for food/museums/tours/etc. = $1100

Club subsidy will be equal for both trips, the current estimate is $300/person. HOWEVER, the more fundraising we do, the higher that number goes!
With subsidy:Rome: $1000 deposit by November 1st + $300 club funds + $300 by March = $1300 from student
New York City: $500 deposit by November 1st + $300 club funds + $300 by March = $800 from student

We will vote on these at our next meeting (9/9 @ 12pm & 9/10 @ 5:30pm); to vote you MUST be a paid member.

Tutoring will be available soon! Keep an eye out for tutoring times and dates (they will be posted on classroom doors). If you would like to tutor your fellow students, see Mr. Jefferson or Ms. Julie for more information.

Make sure to follow us on Instagram and Twitter – @wtccaias

Our next meeting is going to be on September 9 at 12 PM in Room 219 (ETB), we will also be holding an evening meeting September 10 5:30-6:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

Meeting adjourned at 1:00 PM

Meeting Minutes by: Caleb Hill

Visit the Mobile Demo Room on Thursday April 16



Come visit with the Mobile demo Room, tomorrow, Thursday April 16, 2015 to see the Geothermal Training System.

If you are taking any of our Sustainable Technology Track courses, ARC261, SST 140, Or a related ARC Course especially ARC213 and LAR223 these systems should be of interest to you.

The lab will be available from 10am – 4pm behind the Welding Lab in Ready Hall.  Come see me if you have questions.  Please participate throughout the day in between your classes.  Professors/Instructors, please feel free to take your classes over for a brief demonstration.


This is thanks to Prof. John Clevenger.  Thank him for setting this up for the AET Division.



The Mobile Demo Room, MDR for short, is a Lab-Volt workshop on wheels. It’s a

high-impact, 24-foot Ideal Cargo trailer with a statement that will generate immediate

interest at all locations in your territory. The marketing app on the trailer’s wrap offers

on-the-road access to the Lab-Volt website.


The trailer weight is approximately 8300 lbs (2000 lbs at the pole), so it is possible to

tow it with the equivalent of an F250. The truck will need a standard electric connector

to control the trailer’s electrical brakes and the trailer’s light.


The trailer weight is approximately 8300 lbs (2000 lbs at the pole), so it is possible to

tow it with the equivalent of an F250. The truck will need a standard electric connector

to control the trailer’s electrical brakes and the trailer’s light.

The trailer has its own silent generator which can provide enough power to do a

basic demo for each system (not all at the same time). There is also an 120 V cord

line that can be used to supply



Meeting Minutes 4-8-15

Call to order: 12:08

Nominations are as follows:
Brooke Grayson
Co-Vice Presidents:
Micheal Johnson
Juan Aguilar
Trashanna Sanchez
Katelyn Stevenson
Caleb Hill
Patricia Simon

Nominees must submit a 2-3 minute speech in video format with talking points (text format) and a headshot (.jpg). Videos must be submitted by 11:00am 4/9/15. Videos will go live and voting will open at 12:00pm 4/9/15.

Speeches should include:

-Why the speaker wants the position.
-What the speaker would like to improve about the position.
-How they are qualified for the position.

VOTERS! Please review all speeches before casting your votes. Votes can be submitted to phjefferson@waketech.edu from your my.waketech.edu email. Votes will be accepted until 12:30pm 4/22/15. Next year’s officers will be announced at 1:00pm 4/22/15.

Academic Update

Registration has started this week. Schedule an appointment with your advisor to discuss summer classes. There is an “advising hold” on your registration until your advisor removes it and you can’t register for classes until that’s been done. Be sure to do that soon because the summer semester classes fill up FAST!

Work Based Learning- If you are going to do an internship over the summer, initial paperwork must be submitted by FRIDAY! Even if you don’t have a job established already, you can fill out the initial paperwork. See Mr. Jefferson or your advisor for more information.

This Saturday, 4/11/15, is a Wake Tech sponsored Habitat for Humanity date. Please attend, it is our last one of the semester and it is important to take some time out to give back to the community. The link is below.
After that, our members will be gathering at Tyler’s Tavern in Fuquay Varina to play pool and hang out. Some of our senior members will be graduating and it will be a last social gathering for some.

Meeting! April 8, 2015

We will be having a meeting Wednesday, April 8th. This will be when the students running for next year’s officer positions will give their speeches. Voting will be during our final meeting, April 22nd. Please attend!

We will also be talking about EPS Associates’ visit on April 15th at Noon.


Hey all! It’s your secretary, Brooke, here.

It seems I have gotten a bit behind on meeting minutes this semester, so let’s get everything caught up…

Tutoring: is now available. The tutoring schedule will be up in another blog posting for easy access. Our awesome classmates help us out all the time and now they will be able to get a notation on their transcript and add it to their resume. If you would like to become a tutor, please see Mr. Jefferson or Ms. Eldridge.

Social Media: We now have our pages set up! Please follow us to stay updated on the latest and greatest news and discussions.



Competition: We have split into a few groups to participate in this exciting design competition. The deadline is April 20, so if you’d like to participate, gather your group and hit the ground running! With all this snow, it’s a great way to spend your time and build your skills.
2015 UIA-PHG Student Competition | Design of a mobile isolation, diagnosis and/or treatment unit for use in ebola or other communicable desease epidemics

Speaking of SKILLS: SKILLS USA hosts a competition that includes a wide variety of trade related skills. They have an architectural drafting section that we should be represented in! If you feel like you have strong drafting skills, please participate!          Contest Descriptions | SkillsUSA

Habitat for Humanity: A big thank you to Matt Rogers and Michael Fondavilla for representing us in February’s H4H date. OVAL is hosting another opportunity on March 14. Below is a QR code that will take you straight to the OVAL page to get signed up, you may also use the following link: OVAL


Also, I found out about a symposium presented by AIA|L.A. called POWERFUL: WOMEN LEADING DESIGN . It will be live streaming today from California.
The 2015 POWERFUL: Women Leading Design symposium will feature an inspirational and energetic series of presentations that showcase women who are leading the design profession in architecture, art, social impact and innovation.

Well, I had a great time catching up, let’s grab lunch sometime.
Stay safe and warm!


January 21, 2015 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes January 21, 2015

12:16 Meeting called to order

AIAS forms must be filled out and returned to Mr. Jefferson or an officer as soon as possible to proceed with our transition to become an AIAS chapter. If you need a form, please see Mr. Jefferson or Brooke Grayson.

DUES are $5 per semester. If you have not paid your $5 this semester and still wish to be a part of the club, please see an officer to make your payment.

Susan Thompson is resigning from her position as Treasurer to devote her time to her classes and to her position as President in the Interior Design Club.

Trey Taylor and Patricia Simon are nominated to fill the position.

Our new Treasurer is Trey Taylor.

Feb. 14 is the next Wake Tech Habitat for Humanity event: 8:00am-3:30pm at the Maybrook location. Copy and paste the link below into your browser to sign up.

Tyler’s Tavern: We will be holding a double elimination pool tournament. Tickets will be $15 per person to include lunch and entry to the tournament. Food will be ordered off the menu. Tentative date: March 28.
Committee: Trey (Chair), Katelyn, Juan, Michael, Patricia.
Buffalo Wild Wings: $—. We would like to do that again, we will be contacting BWW for more information on another event.
Moon Runners: We made $—.
Current funds: Just under $—-.

Trip this semester probably won’t happen. We (the officers) feel that it is best to save the funds we have raised this year and put them towards a bigger trip next spring, that way more of our expenses can be covered and less money will need to come out of pocket.

T Shirts will be ordered soon, they should be here mid-semester. There was an issue with the quality of the graphics, it is being fixed by the officers and will be resolved soon.

AIAS at NC State University does a Firm Crawl. The url below is a post on their blog about an event they did last February.

We talked last semester about George Smart coming to give a presentation.

“George Smart is Chair and Founder of the nonprofit Triangle Modernist Archive, Inc, host to North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), America’s largest open digital archive for Modernist residential architecture. The son of a Raleigh architect, for years he had no interest whatsoever in architecture.
Then in 2007, late at night, something happened. He was innocently Googling late one night and his life changed forever. George created NCMH and is widely recognized for advancing North Carolina architecture through research, outreach, and advocacy. George’s passion for preservation and his demonstrated civic commitment have earned a leadership reputation in the preservation community.

George leads initiatives with community-building strategies across a diverse population of Modernist supporters. He has created an organization which is a role model for advancing preservation and raising public appreciation of Modernist design. His compelling and entertaining keynote, Mayberry Modernism, shares how North Carolina became the third largest concentration of Modernist houses in the country. He has spoken to over 65 audiences all across North Carolina and at 2014’s Modernism Week in Palm Springs.”

We may be able to sponsor a lecture series that, through AIA Triangle, provides Continuing Education credits to attending architects. Mr. Smart’s presentation could be our inaugural lecture!
To do this, we need to compile a list of learning objectives, a calendar of dates, and speakers to fill those objectives.

One of our active members, Trashanna has a softball game coming up, tickets are free for students. Feb 6th Home Versus Shaw University at 1pm. Please show up and support her! 

12:50pm Meeting closed.

Buffalo Wild Wings Fundraiser !

Architecture Club Fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings 2014
Hey folks! Here is a chance to participate in our club fundraiser at Buffalo Wild Wings on Nov. 17th and 24th! Club members will be gathered at the Garner location but the fundraiser will be taking place in two other locations: Holly Springs and Morrisville. Fundraising details are shown in the flyer above. So, invite your friends and family to come out and enjoy some great wings, hang out with fellow club members, and watch some MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL! Scan QR Code on the flyer above for tickets to participate in the event on both dates. Download, print, and show tickets to you waiter/waitress and 10% of your bill will be donated to the architecture club! Thank you for your support everyone! Hope to see yall there !