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CSI Summer Fun Party has been Cancelled

Posted: Tue, Jun 27, 2023

CSI Summer Fun Party and 4th of July Celebration that was scheduled for Saturday, July 1st, 2023, has been cancelled. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

CSI Knoxville Chapter Meeting - June 2023

Posted: Fri, Jun 02, 2023

Tuesday, June 13, 2023

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

Please make plans to attend the June CSI Knoxville Chapter Meeting at the Associated General Contractors (AGC), 3306 Ragsdale Ave NW, Knoxville, TN 37909, where Tricia Brindle will present "Prefabricated Fireproof Columns" 1 LU AIA/HSW

RSVP: CSI Knoxville Chapter Meeting - June 2023 (constantcontact.com)

See the CSI newsletter The Speck for more details 2023-06-THE-SPECK.pdf (csiknoxville.org)

New Member News - Peter Giddings, CSI

Posted: Thu, Mar 09, 2023

Please welcome Peter Zackery Giddings, CSI to the Knoxville Chapter. Peter has been a member of the Lewis Group Architects (LGA) team for four and a half years, where he is currently working as a project architect. Peter described LGA as a “family-friendly, very client-focused firm.” Educational and healthcare work constitute most of their projects, but their resume also includes a variety of other projects. Peter’s first project with LGA was the TBI Jackson building. His goal is to become a Project Manager.

Peter is a Tennessee graduate from the School of Architecture. His interest in architecture stems from an early addiction to Legos, and that interest grew when he began to be involved in the Boy Scouts. He said, “I fell in love with design and stuck to it!” He later earned the architecture merit badge and went on to earn the distinction of being a member of the elite Eagle Scouts. 

Peter is a North Carolina native, but spent his early years in Kingsport, TN. He entered the architecture program in 2011. He and his wife and two stepsons live in South Knoxville near Seymour with their 3 cats – Storm, Saber and Goose. In his spare time, he loves movies, video games and coaching his younger son’s baseball team. He also shared that ‘Dad jokes’ and memes are a second language to him.

When asked about what brought him to CSI, he pointed to his LGA colleague, Stacy Colbaugh, and his desire for professional development, networking, and continuing education. When asked what his favorite part of the profession is, he said, “I get excited about building a Revit model from scratch”.

After joining our chapter, Peter immediately jumped right in assisting the House Committee at our membership meetings.  Please introduce yourself to Peter at the next CSI get together and learn what else you may have in common.  

February Chapter Program - Design as Nature Intended

Posted: Tue, Feb 14, 2023

Angela Prichard with Velux will present the program - Design as Nature Intended - at the CSI Chapter program on Valentine's Day at Buddy's Banquet Hall. This program is registered with AIA for 1LU/ HSW. This presentation addresses how the built environment impacts our fundamental nature as human beings—both from a physiological and psychological standpoint. This course offers innovative ways to design sustainable, energy efficient daylighting solutions that are good for both people and the planet. Covering design considerations and project profiles, enrollees will understand how daylight and fresh air create comfortable, inspiring commercial spaces where we learn, work, and recover.

To reserve a spot and lunch, please email csiknox@gmail.com. Lunch starts at 11:30 AM with the program following at noon.

New Policy for Meals at Chapter Meetings Starts in January 2023

Posted: Thu, Jan 05, 2023

The Knoxville CSI Chapter’s dues of $130 previously funded the monthly meal costs. The dues structure change implemented by CSI Institute in 2022 specifically states that the chapter dues of $130 may no longer cover the cost of meeting meals.  The chapter board voted in November 2022 to institute a fee for monthly chapter meeting meals to address this new requirement. Members will be charged $10 per meal with reservation in advance or $15 without reservation.

You may purchase a Meal Ticket in advance for only $70. This will cover meals at all nine normal monthly meetings (Jan, Feb, April, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov). This is an annual savings of $20. This offer is only available through the month of January 2023.

Click here to pay now, or bring a check payable to CSI Knoxville to the January 10 meeting at the AGC building at 11:30 AM. 

If you have any questions please reach out to Suzan Jordan 865-389-9476 or Kathy Proctor 865-599-7783



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