DA Meeting Minutes

  • Design Awards Committee - 9/7/10

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  • 1. Rick Price introduced concept of using AIA Austin website to blog.  Committee agreed not to populate the blog with information on DA.
  • 2. Lessons Learned
    • Use ATT Conference Center again with some exceptions
      • Bargain for more space
      • Bargain for more bartenders
      • Bargain for more parking attendants
  • 3. Price of tickets is not an incentive for purchase, maintain cost structure if possible.  Demographics of event did change due to event pricing.
  • 4. Expenses should be capped with line item budget - AIA working on revised 2011 DA budget.
  • 5. Committee agreed no Emcee for 2011, value was not apparent from 2010.  DA will be hosted by 2011 AIA President or DA Committee Chair.
  • 6. Happy hour only for Jurors, no dinner planned for 2011.
  • 7. Increase requirement for high-resolution photos in submission while reducing the number of slides one may submit.   This is to reduce time jurors review each product and force professionals to cull through images that are important.
  • 8. Suggest audio only on interview feed rather than video of juror comments.  This intent is to save money for post production.  During awards only photos shown in slide show with audio background.
  • 9. “ARCHITISER” (spelling) was suggested as local source for A/V post production group.
  • 10. Committee suggested alternative schedule:
    • Thursday evening - Fly in, happy hour and get to know each other (juror to juror)  Relax rather than moving straight into review of project.
    • Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm review with lunch and dinner provided.  Dinner would be very small and limited to few key stakeholders (Max 8 ppl), so that people can just go to restaurant rather than set time.  No sponsors necessary for juror dinner.
    • Saturday 8:30am to 10:30am final review and selection while audio recording?
  • 11. Frame costs for DA are set using Aaron Brothers.  Patrick Wong has alternative source. - Balconies Frame Supply.
  • 12. Submission date was not determined, push back date?
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  • End of minutes
  • Brian Roeder