AICAE Conference Registration

2018 AICAE Conference Information

May 31 – June 1, 2018

River Spirit Casino, Hotel, & Conference Center
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK 74137

More details on the 2018 Conference Agenda will be provided as the date gets closer. Check back soon!

Sponsorship Packages Listed

Coming Soon!

River Spirit Casino Resort

Hotel Accommodations

River Spirit Casino Resort
8330 Riverside Pkwy
Tulsa, OK 74137

AICAE has a block of rooms reserved for conference attendees. More details on making reservations will be provided as the conference date gets closer.

2017 AICAE Conference Agenda

June 8th and 9th, 2017
Hyatt Place Albuquerque Uptown
6901 Arvada Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM, US

Wednesday, June 7th [Pre-conference]
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Member Social & Networking @ Buca di Beppo – Albuquerque (near hotel)
6520 Americas Parkway NE
Reservation is for 10 people (Dutch Treat)


Thursday, June 8th [Day One]
8:00 am – 8:45 am 

8:45 am – 9:00 am 
Welcome & opening prayer

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Presenter: Welcome by Outgoing President Beverly Diddy & Incoming President Mike Laverdure, General Membership Discussion
Topic: AICAE Appreciation Award / Future of AICAE / Experience at RAIC Indigenous Task Force Symposium

10:00 am – 10:15 am 
Break w/ refreshments served

10:15 am – 11:15 am
Presenter: Marcia Calloway, M.S., Director, AA Diversity & Inclusion
Topic: AIA Equity in Architecture Commission A blue-ribbon panel of leading architects, educators, and diversity experts—was formed in 2015 to address concerns about disproportionate demographics among those in the profession. After 14 months of work, the Commission released a report with its recommendations for expanding and strengthening the commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in every practice. The executive summary addresses the five “keystone” areas of focus that were identified, and within those areas the 11 priority recommendations that were selected for implementation by AIA over the next three years.

11:15 am – 12:15 am
Presenter: Robert Soler from BIOS
Topic: “Human Centric Lighting” CEU Units Available

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm
Lunch Presentation
Presenter: Geraldene Blackgoat / UNM SA+P Students
Topic: Student Presentation
Blackgoat will share her process of creating “Navajo Ritual Spaces in Housing” a document that is the physical translation and interpretation of qualitative information gathered from literature and interviews with Navajo families and Navajo medicine men. Undergraduate and graduate students of UNM SA+P will also share their completed studio projects.

1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Presenter: Mike Laverdure
Topic: Net Zero School at Spirit Lake Nation, Fort Totten, ND

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Presenter: Andrew Robinson, Project Manager from DFMC
Topic: NCLB New School Construction Projects update & other upcoming opportunities with the BIA.

2:45 pm – 3:00 pm 

3:00 pm – 3:10 pm
Presenter: Tammy Eagle Bull
Topic: Experience at SAA Conference & Introduction of Canadian Guests

3:10 pm – 4:30 pm

Presenter: Dr. Patrick Stewart, MRAIC, McEwen School of Architecture at Laurentian University Chair RAIC Indigenous Task Force
Topic: Showcase of Projects (20 minutes)
Presenter: Eladia Smoke, MRAIC, Smoke Architecture, RAIC Indigenous Task Force
Topic: Showcase of Projects (20 minutes)
Presenter: Ray Gosselin, MRAIC, Ray Gosselin Architect, RAIC Indigenous Task Force
Topic: Showcase of Projects (20 minutes)

4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Presenter: Cheryl Sakiestewa, Budget Officer, BIA Regional Office
Topic: How the budget works from Congress and how it is distributed to the tribes.

6:30 pm
Group Dinner Party (Dutch Treat)
Garduno’s ( 2100 Louisiana Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110) – near our hotel


Friday, June 9th [Day Two]
8:45 am – 9:00 am 
Welcome & opening prayer

9:00 am – 10:00 am
Presenter: Nathaniel Corum / Joseph Kunkel
Topic: Indian Housing – Best Practices in Planning, Design, Finance, and Development Based on exemplary tribal housing development projects, this interactive session will showcase lessons learned in Indian Country,
focused on development project based in both rural and urban settings. Covering funding strategies, planning, design, and development methods for culturally responsive affordable housing projects in Indian Country.

10:00 am – 10:15 am 
Break w/ refreshments served

10:15 am – 11:15 am
Presenter: Tammy Eagle Bull / Sam Olbekson / Mike Laverdure / Jeff Begay – workshop leaders
Topic: How does the AICAE implement a Native American Architecture rating system? What about Building Codes on Reservations? What is the approach the Maori are using?

11:15 am – 12:00 pm
Presenters: Miriam Diddy, GIS Specialist, Atkin Olshin Schade Architects (AOS), Navajo (Dine) and Hopi, Garron Yepa, AOS, Jemez Pueblo and Navajo (Dine)
Topic: Smart Phone Application (App) for Pueblo Inventory and Assessment
Several pueblos have recently completed inventory and assessment initiatives of traditional villages as a component of preservation and rehabilitation planning efforts. Technological developments have created new opportunities for tribes to create robust GIS applications (data and maps) that can be easily managed and updated. This session will review a pilot smart phone app that will enable tribes to create a self-determined means of inventorying and assessing buildings. AOS Architects will demonstrate how the app was developed, customized for two different Pueblos, and used to generate mapping for future planning efforts.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Presenter: Whole Trees / Michael Harms
Topic: Why Trees are Stronger than Wood, CEU Units Available

1:00 pm – 4:30 pm 
AICAE Business Meeting
● Continue discussion of AICAE’s mission and did we meet some of our goals
● Future of the AICAE. Discussion of working with our brothers & sisters from the North.
● Review AICAE’s accomplishments
● Annual awards program implementation, committee volunteers
● AICAE legacy / archives – status report on old history of AICAE
● Membership status – who is new and what is the emeritus status on longtime members?
● website discussion, how to use social media to benefit AICAE
● Review Minutes of 2016 Conference and approve
● Review Treasurer’s report and budget and approve
● Any Officer elections (Treasurer), Scholarship status and approval
● Next conference location, open comments & issues

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm