MSU USGBC Chapter
Students from the Montana State University School of Architecture in cooperation with students from the College of Engineering have announced the establishment of a MSU Chapter of the USGBC. The establishment of this chapter is in an effort to provide professional development and networking opportunities to students not only in architecture and engineering, but in the allied professions as well. The new organization plans to develop a brown bag lunch lecture series geared towards exploring the experiences of architects, engineers, and allied professionals’ with LEED and their projects developed under the standards. Training courses are currently being developed to prepare participants for the LEED Green Associate exam. Additionally, the chapter will focus on developing and implementing LEED oriented goals for facilities on the MSU campus.
The first meeting will be on September 16th at a location to be determined. For more information about participating as a student, lecturer, or general resource contact Agnes Pohl at email@example.com.
AIA Montana Conference
“Architecture Matters” Fall Conference registration is still open. Fall Conference will be located in Bozeman, Montana, at the Montana State University campus this year from September 12th through 14th. Lecturers include Byoung Soo Cho of BCHO + Partners, LLC from South Korea, Brian Court of Miller Hull Architects, Ronald Ramsey of North Dakota State University, Michael Pinto of Osborn Architects, and Brian Lewis of FTTIA. For emerging professionals, there will be a lecture regarding IDP and the ARE. For more information regarding registration costs, conference scheduling, and lecturers can be found at www.aia-mt.org.
Montana Society of Engineers Joint Engineers Conference
The JEC will take place in Helena, Montana, from November 6th to the 8th. Participant registration, vendor registration, speaker applications, and sponsor registration is currently open. Keynote speaker Paul Giroux will discuss his research on the Golden Gate Bridge during his lecture “Building Golden Gate Bridge” on November 6th at the Montana Engineering Honors Banquet. More information regarding the conference can be found at www.mtengineers.org.