Saturday, December 26, 2009

Who’s the Expert?

"I'll take the Architecture of Italian Rationalism for $200, Alex!"

The University of Oregon’s chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting an Architecture Trivia Night on Thursday, January 14, 2010. Students, faculty, and local professionals will come together for a catered dinner followed by a Jeopardy!-style trivia game to determine “Who’s the Expert?”

I strongly encourage AIA-SWO members and other local design professionals to sponsor and participate in this event. Doing so will not only provide financial support for the AIAS but also give you a chance to connect with students at the University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts in an entertaining and casual setting. Sponsorship will help the AIAS with the cost of catering services, equipment rentals, and prizes.

The AIAS has established a tiered sponsorship program for Architecture Trivia Night, ranging from Bronze (donation of prizes), through Silver (donation of $50-$149), Gold ($150-$249), Platinum ($250 or more), to Sustainable Partnership ($800). Donor recognition packages include seeing your company logo on prize packages, table top displays, or acknowledgement on the trivia game board or event poster.

Prizes can include but are not limited to gift certificates, architectural/art supplies, and internship or job shadow opportunities for five students or more. There will be a cash grand prize.

I will soon send an e-mail to all AIA-SWO members including the sponsorship form and more details about sponsorship benefits. All donations are tax deductible.

Architecture Trivia Night will take place at Lawrence Hall on the University of Oregon campus, starting with dinner at 6:00 PM and followed by the trivia game at 7:00 PM. For more information about this event including how you can be a sponsor, contact AIAS Events Committee member Andrea Mohr by e-mail at or by phone at (503) 740-8328.

I hope to see many AIA-SWO members on January 14 at Architecture Trivia Night. So put on your thinking caps and be there! I know that the AIAS would be very appreciative of your support and participation.

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