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2015 AIA Indiana & AIA Indianapolis Platinum Sponsor


Repro Graphix   



2015 AIA Indiana Technology Symposium Partner  

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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.


Building Impressions


Drewry Simmons Vornehm, LLP


Edgewood Building Supply


Garmong Construction Services 


Heapy Engineering


Indiana Brick Corporation


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. 


Binford Group of Indiana, Inc./KI  


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


Konica Minolta Business Solutions 


Lawson Elser, Inc.




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


Soundscape Engineering LLC 


Taylor Bros. Construction Co., Inc.


USAutomatic fire and security


F.A. Wilhelm Construction Company 




Government Relations Support Sponsor


Shiel Sexton Company



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AIA IN/AIA Indy Sponsorship Program 


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January AIA Indianapolis Chapter Program 

5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Hall, 202 North Alabama Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204


5 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Networking, Hors D'oeuvres, Cash Bar

6 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Presentation - City-County Building Plaza Design Competition Process - Derek Naber, LEED´┐Ż AP ND, Senior Project Manager, Department of Metropolitan Development, City of Indianapolis - Earn 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit - Information regarding the Downtown Transit Center will also be presented by representatives from AXIS Architecture + Interiors and URS Corporation.


CLICK HERE to register and learn more! 

*Get a professional headshot for free! It's a new year, and it may be time for new headshot. Professional Indianapolis photographer Mark Lee will be taking headshots for AIA Indianapolis members and sponsors from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, before the presentation on the City-County Building plaza design. There is no charge for your photo. It's AIA Indianapolis' gift to you, to ensure you have a professional, updated photo.

* 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.



*January 13, 2015 - Indianapolis - Somerset CPAs, P.C., 3925 River Crossing Parkway, First Floor Conference Room, Indianapolis, IN - CLICK HERE to register!



*January 14, 2015 - Indianapolis - Barnes & Thornburg LLP, 11 S. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN - CLICK HERE to register! 

Earn 6.5 AIA/CES/HSW Learning Units!


The new 2014 Indiana Building Code became effective on December 1, 2014. It adopted by reference the 2012 International Building Code with Indiana amendments.

The course will provide a broad survey of the principle fire and life safety related changes proposed in the 2014 Indiana Building Code versus similar provisions in the currently adopted 2008 Indiana Building Code, primarily as they relate to architectural building design. The changes covered will include the model International Building Code changes in the 2009 and 2012 code change cycles, as well as those occurring within the proposed Indiana amendments. The course will cover relevant material in Chapters 1-31 of the building code, including a cursory review of changes in Chapter 11 concerning accessibility.


Presenter - Ed Rensink, Principal, RTM Consultants, Inc.




AIA Indiana Presents: Freehand Drawing & Visualization Skills for Architects and Design Professionals - Part 1

2 p.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday, January 27, 2015

AIA Indiana Office

115 W. Washington St.

Suite 955 South

Indianapolis, IN 46204


CLICK HERE to register! 


Bruce Bondy of Bondy Studio, Northbrook, IL is an Architectural Illustrator with over 25 years experience. He specializes in freehand drawing and rendering techniques. Bondy specializes in charrette drawing, working alongside clients to help develop design ideas into presentation sketches and renderings. The course is designed to help design professionals develop and communicate their ideas comfortably and effectively using freehand drawing skills. This is a very hands-on workshop. Participants will be drawing in various exercises with immediate coaching feedback from Bondy. It is recommended, but not required, that participants take both the Part 1 and Part 2 workshops. The Part 2 workshop will be presented on March 18, 2015. CLICK HERE to register for the Part 2 workshop and to learn more. 


Seating is limited to the first 25 who register!


Topics covered: 

*A centuries old comparative drawing technique to help you see with greater precision.

*Exercises for discerning what is most essential in a drawing and to omit extraneous detail.

*Exercises to help you build three dimensional form and greater realism in your drawings.

*Tools to help visualize form without having a direct reference available.

*Practical techniques and exercises to take with you to continually improve your drawing skills.

*Casting shadows and how light creates form.


Earn 4 AIA/CES Learning Units!


The 2015 Indiana Construction Industry Conference is an annual gathering of Indiana's construction professionals.

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CLICK HERE to view the upcoming guest lecture series events.


Nominate a project for state's top restoration award
Architects encouraged to nominate owners  

Indiana Landmarks seeks nominations for its annual Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration, the only statewide prize for exemplary transformation of a historic structure. The nomination deadline is January 26, 2015.

CLICK HERE to learn more.

AIA Member Benefit: Economic and Business Data


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In Memoriam - Gilbert K. Jacobs, 86, former senior principal of Odle McGuire Shook and The McGuire Shook Corporation passed away on December 7, 2014 at Hope Hospice in Cape Coral, Florida. Wanda and Gil have lived in Fort Myers, Florida for a number of years after his retirement from OMS.


Gil was one of a kind - in a good way! With Gil, there was never any way to perfection without hard work and attention to detail. In a meeting, he could be a lamb or lion depending on the situation. He had quite the ability to sketch and work out details; his perspective pencil sketches for clients are just amazing works of art. He had a funny sense of humor. Though you never wanted to see that scowl of his, looking over his glasses, wondering if you knew what you were doing - only to commend you that you figured out a good way to solve the problem. I have and will always have deep admiration for what he taught me about architecture.


Submitted by: Gerard J. Skibinski, AIA, Principal / Project Manager / Architect, Odle McGuire Shook


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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
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