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Benefiting the Dempsie B. Morrison Scholarship Fund

A portion of the proceeds will go to this fund.  The Dempsie Morrison Scholarship provides full tuition for two students in the University of Memphis Department of Architecture a year.


BUILD/IT 2018 Itinerary

12:00 PM - Seminar Presenation
3:30 PM - Keynote Presentation
4:30 PM - Show Floor Opens
5:15 PM - Dinner Served
7:15 PM - Door Prize Drawing
8:30 PM - Show Floor Closes

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1    Rockfon/Rockwool
2    Soprema U.S.
3    CSI-S University of Memphis
4    Dempsie B. Morrison Scholarship Fund
5/ 6    Parasol Awnings
7/8    Brandon Company
9    IIDA Memphis    
10    Coastal Construction Products/Tremco
11    Pillar Building Solutions
12    Tectura Designs
13    CSI-S Student Booth
14    Vacant
15    PPG Paints
16    Digital Now

17    Phelan and Associates, Inc
18    National Guard Products
19    South East Associates
20    Spectrum Lighting + Controls, 
21    Armstrong World Industries
22    Robert F Henry Tile Company
23    Farrell-Calhoun Paint
24    Memphis Reprographics
25    Flintco
26    Aerial Innovations
27/28    Clear Advantage Lighting
29    Nexgen Coating Resources, Inc
30    Sherwin-Williams
31    Northern Facades Ltd.
32    Euclid Chemical

33    Dillard Door and Security Inc
34    Carlisle SynTec
35    Mid South Prestress LLC
36    Hillyer Architectural Products
37    J+J Flooring Group
38    Steve Ward and Associates
39    Curtis Stout
40    Johnson Architectural Systems
41    Pella Windows and Doors
42    Dolinger and Associates
43    Sika Roofing Systems
44    Saturn Materials, LLC.
45    Snyder Environmental
46    Delta Door and Hardware

 The Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis Campus - 3700 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111

The Holiday Inn at the University of Memphis Campus - 3700 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111



Keynote Presenter - Trey Trahan, FAIA

Trahan Architects is internationally recognized for its progressive use of materials, construction methods and careful response to context. The firm explores relevant opportunities for innovation within each project, including The Alliance Theatre Transformation at the Woodruff Arts Center, the Louisiana Museum and Sports Hall of Fame and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. 

Currently under construction, the reinvention of the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia applies ecologically and economically responsible design methods through materiality and construction. Utilizing reclaimed wood and steam-bending technology they were able to achieve complex geometry, varied acoustical performance, systems integration, and structural integrity with relatively few natural resources at a reduced cost. The material system is a marriage of contemporary digital technology and time tested hand craft. The use of BIM technology enabled the designers to achieve advanced precision when applying the use of this material technique at an architectural scale.

Learning Objectives:

1.            Utilizing parametric tools for design exploration and documentation
2.            Translation of documentation to resolve complex detailing for cost effective execution
3.            Accelerating the construction process through information modeling
4.            Merging acoustical performance with complex geometrical forms.




Seminar Presenter – Michael Riscica, CSI, AIA
Getting Started with the ARE

Course Description:
Getting Started with The ARE is all about beginning your journey toward being a licensed architect, including how to avoid pitfalls, and how to take first steps. I share valuable insights from my own failures and mistakes, as well as what I have learned by helping over 300 ARE Candidates get started on this process.
This lecture is very different from the ways that NCARB or other organizations get started with their ARE Lectures. It’s a real-world, truth-filled presentation that will help you start making progress with this exam.
Learning Objectives:
1. How the exam has recently been updated, explained in a way that is easy to understand and why you should care.
2. The #1 thing that will determine your success on the ARE. The answer might surprise you.
3. How success in architecture school has nothing in common with success on the Architect exam
4. The Top 5 completely avoidable mistakes that are repeatedly made by most ARE Candidates.
5. How to study effectively—while working 40 hours, raising kids, and managing life’s responsibilities.
6. How to quickly resolve many of the issues, struggles, and challenges surrounding the Architect exam, and start enjoying the process of getting better at the craft of practicing architecture.

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Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!

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BUILD/IT 2017 Photo Album

2017 Photographers: Mario Walker, Jarvis Hughes, and Rick Pinelli