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2015 AIA Indiana & AIA Indianapolis Platinum Sponsor


Repro Graphix   



2015 AIA Indiana Technology Symposium Partner  

Design 27  

2015 AIA Indiana &

AIA Indianapolis Sponsors


Platinum Level


Repro Graphix, Inc.




Silver Level 


Barnes & Thornburg


Facility Commissioning Group


Old National Insurance


Spohn Associates, Inc.




Bronze Level


Brandt Construction, Inc.


Browning Construction, Inc.


Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP


Edgewood Building Supply


Garmong Construction Services 


Heapy Engineering


Indiana Brick Corporation


Lynch, Harrison & Brumleve, Inc.  


McComb Window & Door Company, Inc./Pella Windows & Doors/Mythic Paint


Midwest Masonry Council 


Pile CPAs 


Somerset CPAs, P.C. 


Reitano Design Group 


RTM Consultants, Inc.


US Signcrafters, Inc.


Walker & Associates Insurance




Allied Level






Applied Engineering Services


Arsee Engineers, Inc. 


BaSteel Perimeter Systems 


The Blakley Corporation


bo-mar Industries, Inc.  


CE Solutions, Inc.


Circle Design Group, Inc.


Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. 


dBA Acoustics inc.


DECO Associates, Inc.


Dryvit Systems, Inc. 


Fink Roberts & Petrie, Inc. 


Ice Miller LLP


Indianapolis Fabrications, LLC 


International Masonry Institute 


Konica Minolta Business Solutions 


Lawson Elser, Inc.




SJCA P.C. (Stephen J. Christian & Associates, P.C.) 


Taylor Bros. Construction Co., Inc.


USAutomatic fire and security


Veridus Group, Inc. 


F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company 




Government Relations Support Sponsor


Shiel Sexton Company



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AIA Indiana Bookstore

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April AIA Indianapolis Chapter Program

5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Alexander, Gallery, 333 South Delaware Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204


5 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Networking, Hors D'oeuvres, Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks


6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Two Presentations - "NCARB & You: IDP, ARE, & Certification" - Ryan Misner, NCARB Assistant Director, Examination - "CityWay YMCA Design Update" - Project Manager Nick Davis and Project Architect Nick Worden - Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf - Earn 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit!


CLICK HERE to register! 


*Gallery - The Gallery space is the newest and most unique space at The Alexander and is curated by the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art.



*Thank you CityWay for sponsoring the April AIA Indianapolis Chapter Program Bar Sponsor!


* Attendance at monthly meetings will be tracked - prizes (scholarship to the 2016 AIA National Convention in Philadelphia, PA or the 2016 AIA Grassroots in Washington, D.C.) to be awarded at the AIA Indianapolis Annual Meeting and Holiday Party on December 10, 2015.


2015 Excellence in Architecture Awards - AIA Indianapolis

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 9 pm, Indiana Historical Society, 450 West Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202


CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.



SAVE the DATE - Thursday, May 7, 2015

May AIA Indianapolis Chapter Program 

Time - TBD 

Location - Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Presentation - "Fast Track at the Circuit of the Americas"Juan Miro, FAIA 


More information will be forthcoming soon!



The ADA Seminar: "The Final Exam" presented by AIA Indianapolis

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT, Thursday, April 23, 2015

Somerset CPAs, P.C., 3925 River Crossing Parkway, 1st floor conference room, Indianapolis, IN 46240


Presenter: Steve Cain, AIA - President SJC Architecture, Inc., ICC Certified Accessibility Inspector/Plans Examiner, AIA, CSI, CCS, CCCA, NCAR


Earn 6.5 AIA/CES/HSW Learning Units! 


CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

Looking to earn free AIA credits? The Brick Industry Association (BIA) is the nationally recognized authority on clay brick construction and is the go-to source for architects and builders on technical information and education.  A variety of free courses are available for AIA HSW credit at, including courses hosted with AECDaily and Hanley Wood.  From your home or office, earn AIA credits at your own pace with our convenient online formats.

April 9 & 10 - 50th Anniversary Events - Workshops, presentations, panels, and more!


CLICK HERE to learn more.

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SAVE the DATE - Thursday, August 27, 2015

2015 AIA Indianapolis Golf Outing 

Purgatory Golf Club, 12160 E 216th St., Noblesville, IN 46060

Purgatory Golf Club
CLICK HERE for more information, to register, or to sign up to be a sponsor! 


Please contact 2015 AIA Indianapolis Golf Committee Chair Steve Savoie, AIA - - if you would like to serve on the committee.


CE Workshop: Materials & Methods From the Ground Up

Co-Sponsored by AIA  Kentucky & AIA Indiana and Presented in cooperation with the Kentucky Building Materials Association

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Belterra Casino & Hotel,  777 Belterra Drive,  Florence, IN 47020


Earn up to 5 AIA/CES/HSW Learning Units! 


CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.



Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EST.


This webinar is intended for engineers, architects, construction managers, mason contractors, owners, signatory contractors, facility managers, specification writers, designers, distributors, manufacturers, and design students


Earn 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Units!


Registration - While the webinars are free, registration is required. CLICK HERE to register and to learn more. For more information, Jennifer Koski at (734) 944-7766 or email

Heartland Modernists: Gordon & Jane Martz

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The Hinge Bureau, 719 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46203


Craig McCormick talks about the ceramic works of Gordon and Jane Marshall Martz of the Veedersburg-based Marshall Studios. The couple's modernist lamps and other ceramics enjoyed a national reputation, beginning in the 1950s until the studio closed in 1989. McCormack discusses the work of the company and the artisans, followed by a Q&A session with Gordon Martz from his home in Arkansas. Sponsored by Indiana Modern and the Indiana Modern affinity group.


CLICK HERE to register. 


AIAU: LUs at Your Fingertips

Our industry changes every day. New ideas, technology, materials, business opportunities, and more are constantly emerging. AIAU makes it easy to keep up-offering learning units (LUs) on the topics you need to stay current, the tactics and trending issues that affect your practice, and the ideas you crave for inspiration.

AIAU features rigorously-curated content for architects, designers, builders, and others working in our diverse and evolving field. These online courses provide learning opportunties you can access any time of day, from any place in the world with an Internet connection.


CLICK HERE to learn more.

YAF Indy 
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Member/Sponsor Updates



Jonathan Spodek Earns Prestigious AIA College of Fellows Distinction

Jonathan Spodek, FAIA, associate professor of architecture at a Ball State University, has been elected into the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows, which recognizes significant national contributions to the architecture profession and society. It's one of the highest honors an architect can receive from his peers.


The honor comes as little surprise to those who know Spodek, his work and his long list of accomplishments, especially in historic preservation and heritage conservation, where he is known internationally.


As a young architect, Spodek spent a year at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, where he was part of a five-member team that documented every inch of the national landmark as part of a project co-sponsored by the International Council of Monuments and Sites and the Thomas Jefferson Memorial Foundation. The documentation of Monticello is archived in the Library of Congress. He continued his work with ICOMOS, and traveled to Hungary as part of an exchange program for young, heritage conservation professionals.


More recently, he founded ecoRehab, a nonprofit organization that works to rehabilitate vacant and abandoned homes in the Muncie area. That organization grew out of the design studio he leads for architecture students at Ball State.


His work with ecoRehab has earned him multiple awards and recognitions, including the 2014 Excellence in Immersive Learning at Ball State and the Mary Francis Abel Award from the City of Muncie.


"I have rarely witnessed this level of achievement in my 47 years on the faculty of Ball State, a faculty that I consider to be outstanding," said Tony Costello, FAIA, in recommending Spodek for the Fellowship honor.


Spodek joined the Ball State faculty in 1998, and teaches design studios and courses in building technology. He received both his bachelor's and masters' degrees in architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


Congratulations Jonathan!




Drew White, FAIA 

AIA Indianapolis member and AIA Ohio Valley Region Strategic Council member Drew White, FAIA, has been named chair of the AIA Collaborative and Professional Achievement Jury which is responsible for the Associates, Thomas Jefferson, and Collaborative Awards and then narrows down to three for the selection of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award and the Edward C. Kemper Award. Also, Drew is serving on the AIA Practice and Prosperity National Board Committee. Thank you Drew for your active service to AIA and the profession!





DELV Design Top Finalist in National Entrepreneurial Competition

DELV Design, an Indianapolis architecture, interior design, and visioning firm has been selected as a top-five finalist in the 2015 Architecture Business Plan Competition. The competition, put on by Charrette Venture Group to promote entrepreneurism and best practices in the industry, received entries from 29 states and three Canadian provinces. DELV Design of Indianapolis will compete against four other design firms from New York, San Francisco, Chicago, and New Hampshire, during a live pitch presentation to a jury in Atlanta, Georgia on May 13, 2015 preceding the American Institute of Architects' annual convention. Good luck DELV Design!





AIA Indiana/AIA Indianapolis Sponsor Reitano Design Group Earns 2015 Management Excellence Award for Food Service Consultants


CLICK HERE to learn more. Congratulations to the Reitano Design Group!




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KJWW Engineering Consultants

8900 Keystone Crossing

Suite 210

Indianapolis, IN 46240


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The Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology partners with Indiana University and Indiana Landmarks to host the annual Preserving Historic Places: Indiana's Statewide Preservation Conference. This statewide conference is the official forum for preservation issues in Indiana. The conference features nationally known keynote speakers, plenary and concurrent sessions, and tours of preservation highlights in the host community. The 2015 Preserving Historic Places Conference will be April 22-24 in Kokomo, IN.


CLICK HERE to learn more.


DESIGN FOR A SMALL (AGING) PLANET - A Public Symposium on New Thinking about the Design of Environments for a Lifetime - From Closet to Community

Thursday, April 30 - Friday, May 1, 2015

Indiana Memorial Union at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN


Speakers at the symposium represent cutting-edge thought leaders in the field of design - from closet to community. AIA/CES learning units will be available.


CLICK HERE to learn more. 


Virginia DeLap Hofmann, age 87, passed on Monday, March 30, 2015. She was born on February 23, 1928 in Indianapolis, to Roy and Zella McDermed Patrick. She attended Howe high school, and St. Vincent's School of Nursing.


She was a President of the Women's Architectural League as well as past President of the Indiana Architectural Foundation Board. Virginia was the first woman (and lay person) to serve on that Board. She was invited to serve a second term. In 1983 the Indiana Society of Architects, AIA Indiana, awarded her the Don E. Gibson Memorial Medal. This is a statewide honor presented to a lay person for their contribution to the field of architecture.


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Indianapolis Art Center Architecture Summer Camp - Volunteers/Donations Needed

Volunteers and donations are needed for the 2015 Indianapolis Art Center's Architecture Teen Intensives. Volunteer and participate with your colleagues working with campers to provide hands-on learning. 

The partnership between the Indianapolis Art Center and local architecture and design professionals gives students real-world experience with the profession. Participating teens will go on field trips, learn about architectural history and industry trends, and will explore urban planning and landscape architecture as they tackle a real design project.


Please contact Drew White, FAIA,, if you are interested in volunteering or making a donation.


Purchase History in Historic Downtown Madison, IN

The ca. 1887 Tobacco Prizing House at 106 Elm Street will be sold at a sealed bid auction May 8 as a part of Historic Madison, Inc.'s strategic plan to reduce their property portfolio and to invest in their core museum properties. Proceeds from the sale will go toward the restoration of the Shrewsbury-Windle House National Historic Landmark.


CLICK HERE to learn more.


Talk: Working with Dan Kiley 1984-1987: My Take on the Miller Garden

7 p.m., Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Toby, Indianapolis Museum of Art

Cost - FREE

Join Peter Schaudt, founding partner of Hoerr Schaudt, a Chicago-based landscape architecture firm, for a discussion about working with his mentor, internationally known landscape architect, Daniel Urban Kiley. Schaudt worked as an associate under Kiley for three years. Kiley, who designed the Miller House Gardens in Columbus, Indiana, influenced the design approach and philosophy that Schaudt employs today. Schaudt will also address the Miller House Gardens and the influences he sees in his daily work.


Indianapolis Plan Review - If you're submitting plans to Indianapolis Department of Code Enforcement or Department of Metropolitan Development, please feel free to contact Regulatory and Permitting Ombudsman Luke Bosso from Develop Indy. The Ombudsman can solve issues for you for free with project reviews prior to submission even when the project is in the conceptual stage. Contact Luke Bosso at or 317-464-2262 and he can help make the regulatory and permitting process easier for you.


Jason Shelley, Executive Director 
AIA Indianapolis
115 W. Washington St., Suite 955 South
Indianapolis, IN 46204