Board Meetings

SIAP 2016 July Board meeting

The following is the Minutes of SIAP Board of Directors’ meeting on 07/21/2016:

Meeting Date: Jul 21, 2016
Location: Colorado Center Community Room

Subject: Meeting Minutes 7

Members present:

Board Members present:
Ailin Ghaemi
Nazanin Kargosha
Soudeh Bangian
Ghazal Shokoufandeh
Mehdi Rezvan
Ehsan Jelveh Moghadam
Saman Zand Karimi
Amir Daghigh
Bijan Armandpour

Hamidreza Dehghan

Non Board Members:
Sima Haghighi
Ashraf Hemmati
Parisa Khosravi
Niaz Navidi
Shahram Shokoufandeh
Pouya Goodarzi
Mohammad Gharavi
Mo Borghei
Mohammad Behboudi
Ali Jafari
David Hedvat
Mohmood Naraghi

Items discussed:

1- Follow up on website design and the progress report obtained from the designer.
Mehdi Rezvan spread the status of website design to attendees and summarized the main features of the website design and the instructions provided to the designer.
Then, Board and members discussed and expressed their opinion regarding the desired features.
The following outlines some of the expressed ideas:
– Website needs to be connected to all Media (Such as Facebook, Linkedin,…)
– SIAP members portfolio and editing requirements of the related pages
– Proper strategy for transferring the existing data/information to the new website

2- Discuss the design competition program suggested by Mr. Ali Jafari.
In reference to our Board Meeting on July 7, 2016, the Board elaborated on different aspects of the proposed program such as:

a) The Developer/Owner’s responsibility for assigning jurors
b) Time limit and the specific requirements for conceptual design
c) Required agreement between SIAP and Developer/Owner
d) Ali Jafari will provide the initial guidelines for the Board to review

Ali Jafari presented his idea regarding Design Competition programs and aspects of proposing, managing and role of SIAP.
In conclusion the Board agreed on the following:
– Competition Basis Rules should be drafted and prepared by Developer & reviewed by the Board
– The Developer/Owner should select the Juror(s) and SIAP to assign one Juror
– SIAP to compose Rule of Sponsorship
– Competition is a project competition instead of concept competition
– Establish a Competition Committee headed by Jafari.

3- Open discussion regarding the proposed amendments to SIAP Bylaws one of which is for changing the organization name from “Society of Iranian Architects & Planners, SIAP” To “Society of Iranian American Architects and Planners, SIAP”.
The Board presented the reason for its proposal and distributed handout with the reasons itemized along with similar organizations established by other nationalities and that all of them include the word “American” in the name of their organizations.
Interested members had opportunity to discuss and share their opinions for and against the proposed amendment.
Bijan Armandpour explained the reason for proposed amendment and elaborated on the key notes included in the handout. He indicated that modifying the name
David Hedvat, Mohammad Behboudi, Mohammad Borghei, Pouya Goodarzi, and Ashraf Hemmati participated in the discussion and shared their opposition.
Shahram Shokoufandeh, Amir Daghigh, Nazanin Kargosha, Hamid Reza Dehghan, Mehdi Rezvan, Parisa Khosravi, and Sima Haghighi also commented and provided their reasons for supporting the proposal.
In conclusion, all Board Members reinforced the August 4, 2016 Special Meeting of the Membership to discuss about the proposed Amendments followed by voting.

Meeting adjourned at 9:55 p.m.