Chapter Events

Thursday, November 9, 2017   

Joesler Walking Tour in Historic Broadway Village 

1 CEU presented by architect Bob Vint


Location: Sushi Garden in Historic Broadway Village

3048 E Broadway Blvd., Tucson


>>> Register Here! <<<


Tucson Architect Bob Vint will take our chapter on a tour of Josias Joesler's Broadway Village. We'll learn about how to preserve the unique character of Joesler's coveted buildings when approaching a remodeling project. Mr. Vint will point out features that make these buildings unique and highly sought-after several decades later. Along with historic preservation techniques, we'll also learn a little Tucson history along the way. Earn 1 NKBA CEU. Comfortable shoes recommended.

  • 4:15 pm - Meet near the patio outside Sushi Garden

  • 4:30 - 5:30 - Walking tour around Broadway Village (1 CEU)

  • 5:30 - 7:00 - Sushi Garden patio for a bite to eat and networking with colleagues

NKBA member early bird pricing: $25 (register by Nov 3) | NKBA member: $35

Non-NKBA member early bird pricing: $35 (register by Nov 3) | Non-NKBA member: $45

Principal architect BOB VINT is a native Tucsonan who has practiced as a licensed architect in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Massachusetts. He received a Bachelor of Architecture with High Distinction from the University of Arizona in 1982. After working with various architectural firms in Boston and Tucson, he established an independent practice in 1993.

Bob serves as preservation architect for the Mission San Xavier del Bac in Pima County, the most significant historic building in Arizona (dating to 1783, built of low-fire clay brick with lime mortar), as well as for the pre-historic Native American Cliff Dwellings of the Sierra Ancha in the Tonto National Forest (dating to 1290, built of stone with mud mortar - a preservation study carried out for the U.S. Forest Service.) Additional projects of note include design of the San Xavier Franciscan Friary and Mission School, Linda Ronstadts's Tucson residence, the main entrance of the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, the mixed use Plaza San Agustin in downtown Tucson, and the St. Michael's Campus Master Plan, Classrooms and Student Center.

Vint is author of a book on affordable housing in the Southwest published in 2005 by the department of Housing & Urban Development, Southwest Housing Traditions: Design, Materials, Performance. Since 2011, Vint has taught at the University of Arizona's College of Architecture, Planning & Landscape Architecture as a member of the adjunct faculty. His courses at the U of A include the History & Theory of Urban Design, Arid Region Urbanism (featuring field trips throughout the Southwest) and an interdisciplinary downtown design studio.

Thursday, December 7, 2017   

NKBA Zoo Lights Holiday Party 


Location: Reid Park Zoo

3400 E Zoo Ct., Tucson


Celebrate the holidays with NKBA and the Zoo.

Bring your family! We'll have a designated area with food and drinks available. 


Registration opening soon

Upcoming Events

11/9/17 - Joesler Walking Tour in Historic Broadway Village with Bob Vint


4:15 - 7:00 pm 

Location: Sushi Garden

at Historic Broadway Village

3048 E Broadway Village


Registration opening soon

More details here

12/7/17 - NKBA Zoo Lights

Holiday Party

Location: Reid Park Zoo

3400 E Zoo Ct. 

Family Friendly event!


Registration opening soon

More details here

Volunteers Needed!

Now seeking volunteers for 2018 committee positions.


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