April 6, 2016

The arrival of April marks the official end to the American Institute of Architects' membership renewal period for 2016, so we want to say THANK YOU to all who have chosen to continue as a member of AIA Kentucky for the exciting year ahead. The AIA reached an historic membership high of nearly 88,000 members in 2015 and, with your help, we can beat that number in 2016 and make it our best year yet!
If you have not yet renewed, rest assured that your membership can still be reinstated without any penalty as soon as your annual dues have been paid. We sincerely hope that you'll do so as soon as possible so that you are able to take advantage of the many opportunities in store at your national, state and local chapter levels - national/state conventions with amazing keynote speakers, exciting local tours plus networking and fellowship, just to name a few. Read on for more information about our upcoming events and available resources - just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to your many AIA membership benefits!
In This Issue
2016 AIA KY Officers
Jeffrey C. Stivers, AIA
Randall C. Vaughn, AIA
John C. Robertson, AIA
W. Mark Powell, AIA
Charles C. Cash, AIA
Past President



Allied Membership is now recognized by all three local chapters, with a portion of dues supporting local programs. Learn More

March Highlights
AIA CKC held a tour and panel discussion at the newly-renovated Speed Art Museum in Louisville on March 29.

AIA KY board members hosted breakfast/ conversation with members at Louisville's Kosair Charities Clinical & Translational Research Building on March 22.

AIA KY Secretary John Robertson, AIA with Arne Judd, AIA at Breakfast with the Board on March 22.

Breakfast with the board was followed by a productive quarterly meeting, where everyone enjoyed the views in the venue.

Breakfast with the board was followed by a productive quarterly meeting, where everyone enjoyed the views in the venue.

AIA EKC Members participated in the annual KET Telefund on March 10.

Structural Engineer Greg Buccola leading the March 26 workshop for Sights on Success at the office of Luckett & Farley.

Structural Engineer Greg Buccola leading the March 26 workshop for Sights on Success at the office of Luckett & Farley

AIA Benefit of the Month
In the next several months, Americans will be faced with an extremely important decision as we select the next president of the United States. Do you know where the remaining candidates stand on key issues that impact the built environment and the practice of architecture? If you'd like to learn more about how this election could affect the architectural profession, then you will appreciate the comprehensive, non-partisan information that the AIA has compiled in their  2016 Presidential Candidate Profiles. 
AIA Kentucky/Indiana
Sep t. 15-17, 2016
Lexington, KY
Quick Links
CE Workshop: Safety, Security & Risk - At Your Office & On Your Projects 
Friday, April 29 at the Galt House, Louisville 5 LU|HSW - Presented in Conjunction with the Kentucky Building Materials Association (KBMA) 

AIA Kentucky will host morning and afternoon sessions featuring AIA/CES approved presentations during the Kentucky Building Materials Association (KBMA) conference. Attendees will also attend the KBMA luncheon with guest speaker, and are invited to visit the KBMA Product Expo & Cocktail Reception following the presentations. Visit our registration site for additional information on topics and speakers.

Exhibits and Sponsorship: Packages Now Available!     
We are now accepting commitments from both Exhibitors and Sponsors for both the 2016 AIA Kentucky/AIA Indiana Convention and for the 2016 Big Ass Design Build Bourbon Blast, which will be held on the opening night of the convention to benefit ACE Mentorship programs in Kentucky and Indiana. In fact, many of our packages include both events, allowing you to mix and match what works best for your company. To learn more about these events and review details of our many options for Exhibits and Sponsorship, visit aiaky.org/conv16exhspon 

KET Programming Partnership    
Don't forget to check out episodes of the "10 That Changed" series, sponsored in part by AIA Kentucky, on Kentucky Educational Television (KET) this month! Programming for the series will include the re-airing of "10 Buildings That Changed Louisville" (times listed below), as well as some new installments. See the KET website for additional schedule information.
10 Buildings That Changed Louisville on KETKY: April 7 at 7:30pm; April 8 at 9:30pm

10 Homes That Changed America:
(KET2) April 10 at 8:00 PM

10 Parks That Changed America:
(KET) April 12 at 8:00 PM
(KET2) April 17 at 8:00 PM

10 Towns That Changed America:
(KET) April 19 at 8:00 PM
(KET 2) April 24 at 8:00 PM 

Member News
TBD+ Restructures
Tucker Booker Donhoff + Partners Architects (TBD+) announced a new management structure in March, following the retirement of co-founder Bob Booker, AIA who was with the firm for 44 years. The firm announced the appointment of Patrick Nall, AIA as President of TBD+ Architects. Nall has been with the firm since 1995 and formerly served as a principal of the firm.

"Bob Booker's vision is what enables all of us to be here today, continuing the legacy that he and Elbert Tucker began over 40 years ago," said Mr. Nall. "We look forward to growing TBD+ Architects and continuing Bob's legacy, focusing on commercial architectural projects."

Additionally, Tom Kargl, AIA was promoted to Vice President of TBD+ Architects. Rob Donhoff, AIA remains CEO of the company.

Change of Employment
Michael Neureither, AIA, has joined the architecture and interior design firm of EOP Architects as a project architect. Neureither, who brings more than 11 years of experience working for higher education clients, will be based in EOP's downtown Lexington office. 

KY Member Wins Promotional Prize
East Kentucky member, Andrew H. Owens, AIA was notified in March that he is a Grand Prize winner of the AIA 2016 Renew/Referral Promotion! Pending final eligibility confirmation, Andrew will receive one Apple Watch Sport 42mm. Congratulations, Andrew - helping to grow the AIA really is a win-win!
Welcome New Members:
(since Mar. 1, 2016)
  • Bethany S. Adams, Assoc. AIA , Chic Home, Louisville
  • Benjamin Moore & Co., New Allied Sponsor
  • David A. Edward, Assoc. AIA , Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana, Lagrange KY
  • Daniel J. Everhart, Assoc. AIA, Stewart Architecture, Lexington
  • Louisville Tile, New Allied Sponsor
  • Marwood, Inc., New Allied Friend
  • Aaron Nacey, Assoc. AIA, AXIOM Architecture, Owensboro
  • Brett Ramsay, AIA, Gray Architects and Engineers, Lexington
  • Christina Stevenson, AIA, Gray Architects and Engineers, Lexington
  • Thoroughbred Consulting, New Allied Friend
Calendar of Events
AIA Kentucky and local chapter events are consolidated on a single calendar accessible via the  AIA Kentucky website. We'll post information about conferences, chapter events and other "happenings" of interest to the architectural community. A sampling of upcoming items to check out on the calendar:
View the latest edition of the AIA Central KY Chapter E-News for additional information about the following:
For information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on Facebook or Twitter.

View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter E-News  for additional information about the following:
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • UK/CoD Updates
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on Facebook or Twitter.

CoD News
New Director of Architecture
The College of Design has narrowed its search for the new Director of the School of Architecture to its final four candidates. Each of the finalists will make a visit to the UK campus this month, where they will give lectures and share some examples of their work. AIA Kentucky members are invited to attend each of these presentations - see the dates and times below.

Associate Professor of Architecture, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, University of California Los Angeles; Principal, Hirsuta - Los Angeles, California
Public Lecture 4/11 @ 3:30-4:30, Classroom Building 118
Founding Director, China Megacities Lab, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University; Co-founding Principal, SLAB Architecture PLLC - New York City, New York
Public Lecture 4/13 @ 3:30-4:30, Classroom Building 118
Associate Professor, Graduate School of Design, Harvard University; Founder, I/K Studio - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Public Lecture 4/15 @ 3:00-4:00, Classroom Building 118
Associate Professor and Director, College of Architecture and Design, New Jersey Institute of Technology; Co-founder and Principal, Standard
Public Lecture 4/20 @ 3:30-4:30, Classroom Building 118

University Spotlight on CoD Professor
Gregory Luhan, AIA, the Associate Dean of Administration in the College of Design, was recently featured in an article and video on the University of Kentucky's website. The piece on Professor Luhan highlighted many of his real-world projects, including the work he has done in Johnson County, KY in the aftermath of their recent flooding. Watch the video.

Sights on Success
Five down and two to go! Hopefully after our most recent workshop on Structural Systems, our SoS participants are feeling like they are in the homestretch. We wish them luck in tackling one of the most anxiety-inducing divisions of the ARE, and we would like to extend our sincere thanks to Mr. Greg Buccola, of Luckett & Farley who did a great job getting them comfortable with the concepts they will encounter on the exam. We are also grateful to our Allied Benefactors at The Underwriters Group, for the sustenance they provided during this five-hour study session! 
AIA National News
ACSA / AIA Intersections Symposium
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) are pleased to announce a partnership dedicated to the integration of education, research and practice of technologies at the 2016 AIA Convention in Philadelphia.
On May 18, on the eve of Convention, find out which new technologies are most innovative, impactful, even revolutionary. Speakers will discuss new mechanisms and profound ideas with the potential to transform the industry in a series of presentations worth up to 7.5 LU/HSW credits.

AEC Cares Volunteer Project
This annual "blitz build" service project, held one day before the AIA annual Convention, will bring architects and other industry professionals together to make urgent repairs and upgrades to the Philadelphia Athletic Recreation Center, used by hundreds of children in the Sharswood neighborhood for after school and sports programs.
Learn More/Register 
New AIA Resources 
In order to examine how the architectural community is evolving in regards to sustainable design practices, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) undertook an in-depth study of nearly 200 COTE Top Ten Award winning projects encompassing almost 20 years.
The findings have been complied in a report, Lessons from the Leading Edge, that reviewed a variety of performance measures, including energy efficiency, water conservation, and indoor environmental quality to evaluate how these exemplary projects demonstrate COTE's mission to "enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment." The research represents the most comprehensive study of the COTE Top Ten program to date. You can also earn 2.5 AIA LUs if you take a short quiz after reading the report. Learn More 

The AIA has also published a white paper on the nation's $3 trillion public infrastructure crisis and how public private partnerships (P3) offer a possible solution. "Building-Up: How States Utilize Public-Private Partnerships for Social & Vertical Infrastructure," chronicles the public infrastructure crisis facing the United States and how states have found themselves facing sizeable budgetary shortfalls amid a stock of aging highways, public buildings and water distribution systems. Through case studies, the white paper cites examples of innovative solutions used by the states and localities to combat this crisis while capitalizing on the P3 model for a variety of infrastructure needs. It includes a map highlighting a number of the current non-transportation P3s from around the country.
To help government optimize the value of P3 and its long-term quality implications, the AIA is co-sponsoring with Governing Magazine the May 12 Summit on Infrastructure & Public Private Partnerships (P3), a conference geared for state and local government officials tasked with updating their infrastructure. While P3 is a financing concept gaining popularity worldwide, it is under-utilized in the U.S., relative to other countries, according to Governing. The single biggest barrier is a lack of public-sector expertise in negotiating what can be complex, long-term agreements that assume risk on behalf of taxpayers. This Summit will share best practices, lessons learned and case studies that will help governments negotiate successful agreements and common pitfalls.

Knowledge Community Opportunities
  • Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) 2016 Call for Papers: Submit articles, innovative project case studies, completed research projects, and monographs in the field of healthcare design by May 31, 2016.
A full list of Knowledge Community events is always available at network.aia.org/RoundUp

The Last Word
The AIA Kentucky Board of Directors is moving its meetings around the state this year and inviting members to stop in for breakfast and conversation with AIA leaders. We were glad to see several CKC members last month in Louisville, including Herb Shulhafer, AIA and Carey Anderson, AIA, who both serve on the Kentucky Board of Architects. Our next meeting will be in Lexington on May 24. Watch your email box for time and location... we hope you'll stop in and share your questions and suggestions with us.

May's meeting will focus on Goal 2.0 of our strategic plan: Career Development. How can we better provide the resources our members need at each phase of their career? How do we support and encourage new graduates to get licensed and provide opportunities for them to become our firm leaders of the future? What role can our emeritus members play in mentoring emerging professionals? Share your ideas with us!

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President