IIDA Credits & Cocktails @ CRG
Dec 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

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Brought to you by the Interior Architecture

Need a few credits before the end of the year? We are hosting three (3) exciting presentations in one day!  One program at lunchtime and two evening presentations back-to-back.  At lunchtime, we will explore the Greenguard certification process -presented by Cambria.

Special guest include Glenn Garry, Communications Manager from the Texas Board of Architectural Examiners, presenting a CEU on everything you need to know about keeping up your yearly registration, the do’s and don’ts, and ample time for Q&A! Follow by a presentation on “Designing with Mushroom(s) Material Technology” presented by Gunlocke – a great and challenging subject learn about it!  Don’t sweat, we will have some lite bites & beverages for all attendees.

Should anyone have any questions please contact Ashley Elks at


Lunch Program

1001 Fannin Street, Suite 4040, Houston, Texas 77002

Garage parking available – fee may be required

11:30am networking

12:00pm – 1:00pm CEU Presentation: “Greenguard U.S. Indoor Air Quality by Design” Presented by Cambria, IDCEC HSW, AIA, GBCI


Evening Programs

7108 Old Katy Road, Ste. 150, Houston, Texas 77024

Lot parking available – free parking

5:00pm networking

5:30pm – 6:30pm CEU Presentation: “CEU on CEUs” presented by Texas Board of Architectural Examiners (TBAE), Available for TBAE CEU Credit

6:30pm – 7:30pm CEU Presentation: “Designing with Mushroom(s) Material Technology” presented by Gunlocke, IDCEC HSW-S Approved, GBCI


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Air Alliance Houston Holiday Open House @ Air Alliance Houston
Dec 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join Air Alliance Houston for an evening of holiday cheer as they celebrate the organization and community’s accomplishments for the year. Join friends and colleagues after work for conversation and light refreshments at their office.

Please also consider bringing nonperishable food donations for the Public Citizen/Air Alliance Houston December food drive. Contributions benefit the Houston Food Bank.

Take Care of Texas Video Contest Deadline
Dec 15 @ 12:00 am

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Upcoming Deadline

The Take Care of Texas Video Contest is a fun way for young people to learn about protecting the environment and come up with creative ways to share this knowledge with others! Students film a 30-second video that shows positive ways to Take Care of Texas. The students that submit the best videos can win great prizes, awarded by the contest sponsor, Waste Management of Texas, Inc.

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Voting will take place from January 11 to January 25, 2018.

For more information (i.e. prizes, rules, and tips), click here.

Transportation Policy Council Meeting @ Houston-Galveston Area Council
Dec 15 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

About the Transportation Policy Council (TPC)The Transportation Policy Council (TPC) provides policy guidance and overall coordination of the transportation planning activities within the region. The TPC consists of 28 members representing cities and counties, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) one at-large member appointed by the H-GAC Board of Directors representing cities with a population greater than 50,000, and one voting member position for representation from the Gulf Coast Rail District.

Meetings are held on the fourth Friday of each month EXCEPT for December to avoid conflicting with the Christmas holidays.  All meetings will be held in Conference Room A on the second floor. H-GAC’s office located at: 3555 Timmons Ln, Houston, TX 77027.

Meeting dates are subject to change, so please contact H-GAC with any questions or confirmation.

Ai Weiwei’s THE HUMAN FLOW @ The Museum of Fine Arts
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On the short list for Best Documentary Feature at the 2018 Academy Awards!

Over 65 million people around the world have been forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and war in the greatest human displacement since World War II. Human Flow, an epic documentary by the internationally renowned artist Ai Weiwei, gives a powerful visual expression to the massive human migration. Captured over the course of one year in 23 countries, the film witnesses its subjects and their desperate search for safety, shelter, and justice. A visceral work of cinema that begs the question: Will our global society emerge from fear, isolation, and self-interest and choose a path of openness, freedom, and respect for humanity?

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AIA’s 3rd Ward Bicycle Tour @ HCC "Central Campus" Sign
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am

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Houston Community College, Emancipation Park, Project Row Houses, Texas Southern University and more! This tour will look at the neighborhood’s character, history, and future in the center of Houston.

Reservations are required for this tour as attendance is limited.

December 2017 Reservations
February 2018 Reservations
April 2018 Reservations


General Admission

AIA Houston Members
Architecture students with current ID

Attendees need to bring their own bicycle. We encourage everyone to wear a helmet. If you do not have your own bicycle, you can rent a bike from Houston B-Cycle. Nearest stations are located at Holman & Main (HCC/Ensemble Metro Station) or Holman & Live Oak (Project Row Houses).

This tour will meet in front of the Houston Community College “Central Campus” sign at 1300 Holman Street.


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Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont
Dec 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Neches River Adventure @ Riverfront Park in Beaumont

The Big Thicket Association operates The Ivory Bill, a covered excursion boat on the Neches River for school field trips, social events and Nature classes. The boat operates on the open river, and is capable of navigating the shallows of cypress-lined backwater channels.

Enjoy a leisurely trip onboard the Ivory Bill on the ecologically diverse Neches River and into the Big Thicket National Preserve. The public nature tours are scheduled for each Saturday morning, March through November, and disembarks at Riverfront Park in Beaumont.  The tours include a Coast Guard certified Captain, 1st Mate, and Guide.  The tour boat is a 45 foot Coast Guard approved pontoon boat.  The Ivory Bill’s amenities include a covered open air deck, comfortable perimeter seating for 30 people, on-board restroom, and public address system. Private Charters also available.


Reservations are required…Call 409-651-5326

AIA/IIDA Happy Hour @ Chapman and Kirby
Dec 20 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

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Let’s all get together and toast the New Year and celebrate the friendship of the IIDA Houston City Center and the AIA Houston Interior Architecture Committee! Please join us at Chapman and Kirby for some Holiday fun, light bites, and libations.

Special thanks to our sponsors, Fast TrackGeigerHarvey BuildersHerman MillerTandus/Centiva, and The KipCO/CS Gulf Coast for making this event possible!


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Nature Discovery Center’s Winter Break Camp @ Nature Discovery Center
Dec 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm


We are offering day-long camps on select days during the 2017-2018 Winter Break from school for kids ages 5 – 10. Day camps meet from 9 am – 3:30 pm each day. After Care is also available until 5:30 pm. Kids bring a lunch and we provide snacks and water.


Register online.

  • Members – $49
  • Nonmembers – $59
After Care is an additional $15/day.



Date Topic
 12/22  Science of Leaves
 12/27  Furry Friends
 12/28  Seasons & Weather
 12/29  Brilliant Biomes
 01/03  Scaly & Slimy
 01/04  Sticks & Stones
 01/05  Animal Adaptations
 01/15  Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle


For more events by the Nature Discovery Center, visit their Event Calendar!