August 5, 2016

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 2016 AIA Kentucky/AIA Indiana Convention, set for September 15-17 in Lexington, Kentucky! RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY to take advantage of:
  • Fantastic Keynote Design Lectures by Paul Mankins, FAIA of Substance Architecture in Des Moines (Thursday); Jonathan Segal, FAIA, of Jonathan Segal Architecture & Development, San Diego (Friday AM); and Julie Snow, FAIA, of Snow Kreilich Architects, in Minneapolis (Friday PM).
  • Fun, off-site Social Events that include the Big Ass Design Build Bourbon Blast at Commonwealth Stadium's Woodford Reserve Club on Thursday evening and a Tour/Garden Party Happy Hour at the home and garden of Jon Carloftis on Friday evening.
  • Educational Tours of the new 21c Museum Hotel and the Castle & Key Distillery
  • A Saturday morning Roundtable with Emerging Professional leaders from the local, regional and national level, focused on challenges EPs face and how to excel through them.
Attendees have their choice of 30 break-out sessions where they can earn up to 16 AIA/CES learning units. PLUS, you can visit with new and interesting vendors during the exhibit hall reception, network with colleagues, and enjoy presentations of the 2016 Design Awards and Service Awards. So don't miss this great opportunity for learning, fun and fellowship -
Register for the 2016 AIA KY/IN Convention today!

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

Recent Highlights
AIA CKC hosted a tour of the recent expansion of Louisville's Filson Historical Society on July 19.
AIA CKC hosted a tour of the recent expansion of Louisville's Filson Historical Society on July 19.
KSA PAC Treasurer, Daniel Ware, AIA with the AIA national lobbying team at Speak Up advocacy training in Washington, D.C.
NKC President, Mark Powell, AIA, AIA KY EVP, Janet Pike, Hon. AIA and AIA KY President-elect, Randall Vaughn, AIA enjoy the view from the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky following the most recent AIA KY Breakfast with the Board.
AIA EKC hosted a building tour of Lexington's new 21c Museum Hotel on Friday, July 29.
AIA EKC hosted a building tour of Lexington's new 21c Museum Hotel on Friday, July 29.
AIA Benefit of the Month
The Architect's Knowledge Resource (AKR) is an online knowledge base of design and practice information for the architecture profession. The AKR enables members to discover and contribute high quality, authoritative content such as best practices, research, white papers, project profiles, and more. AKR content is highlighted throughout the AIA Web site.
AIA Kentucky/Indiana
Sep t. 15-17, 2016
Lexington, KY
Quick Links
AIA KY Annual Meeting - Sept 16 
Watch your e-mail inbox for official notice of the AIA Kentucky Annual Meeting, which will be held during the convention on Friday morning, September 16. The email notice will contain the ballot with slate of officers for 2017 as well as information on proposed changes to the AIA Kentucky bylaws that are necessary to finalize transition of the AIA Northern Kentucky from a Chapter to a Section of AIA Kentucky. This change in component status has been approved by AIA Kentucky, AIA Northern Kentucky and the Institute Secretary. AIA Members will ratify the election and vote on the bylaws changes at the meeting.
Prepare for the New Overtime Rule  
Earlier this year, we notified you of the Department of Labor's release of the final version of its long-awaited overtime rule. This ruling will take effect on December 1, 2016 and to help you prepare your business for the coming changes, the AIA Angle staff have prepared a resource with everything you need to know about what to expect. Read More
Excellence in Preservation Awards: Call for Nominations
Submission Deadline - August 24th
Each year, thousands of Kentuckians work tirelessly to preserve the Commonwealth's heritage in our historic buildings, structures, landscapes and prehistoric sites. In 2013, Preservation Kentucky established the Excellence in Preservation Awards to recognize these folks and their exceptional accomplishments in the preservation, rehabilitation and interpretation of our architectural and cultural heritage, and to distinguish best practices in the field. Work may be submitted in a number of categories including Preservation Education, Service and - this year's new category - Excellence in Heritage Tourism, so nominate your favorite preservation projects, educational programs, heritage tourism sites, sustainability advocates and craftsmen/women today!
Download Program Info/Nomination Form

Member News
Eric Chambers, AIA of Brandstetter Carroll Inc. has been appointed by Governor Matt Bevin to serve as AIA Kentucky's representative on the State Plumbing Code Committee in the Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction. He replaces Tom Lett, AIA who has been a fantastic representative during several successive terms on the committee. AIA Kentucky thanks both Tom and Eric!
Eric Zabilka, AIA of Omni Architects is representing AIA Kentucky on a Finance Cabinet work group developing administrative regulations to support the Public Private Partnership (P3) legislation that was passed this spring by the Kentucky General Assembly.

National and Local Recognition
GBBN Architects has been awarded a National AIA 2016 Small Project Award for the Studio Hive - a space within the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh where teens are able to work on multi-media and digital productions. Studio Hive is loosely based on the form of a beehive and provides a personal space and a focused place for concentration where teens can engage in creative exploration. The Hive's meticulous design and fabrication ensures that the views, lighting, acoustics and form all work in concert to create an encouraging environment for teens that evokes curiosity. To learn more about the positive outcomes that the Library is experiencing since implementation, click here.
Following the Lexington based architectural firm, Pohl Rosa Pohl's recent receipt of a US Green Building Council Award , firm principal Clive Pohl, AIA was also featured in a Herald Leader article about their practice of "Natural Capital Accounting", which is a method of measuring and assigning values to the world's natural assets as a way to put a price on environmental destruction. Check out the article, with links to a lengthier podcast here.
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(since July 1, 2016) 
  • David L. Bratcher, Assoc. AIA, TEG Architects, Jeffersonville
  • Alana Coy, Assoc. AIA, JRA, Louisville
  • Michael Gastineau, Assoc. AIA, De Leon & Primmer, Louisville
  • Garrett A. Haug, Assoc. AIA, Studio A Architects, Louisville
  • Linda A. Jacobs, Assoc. AIA, TEG Architects, Jeffersonville
  • Tim Seaman, AIA, AGI, Covington
  • Christopher J. Seals, AIA, University of Kentucky, Lexington
  • Eric Curtis Williams, AIA, JC Worldwide Connections, Louisville
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 information about the following:
  • 2016 Design Build Bourbon Blast
  • Local Competitions
  • Upcoming Programs
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 information about the following:
  • 2016 Design Slam Recap
  • KY/IN Convention Scholarships
  • Upcoming Programs and Events
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on Facebook or Twitter.

CoD News
New Look!
The College of Design at the University of Kentucky has launched a new branding campaign for the school. Along with the new icon below, the college's tagline is "38°84° the power of place." These coordinates hone in on our geographical location, and with it, what this region brings to the conversation of design.
"Kentucky is a place with an uns ung song," said Mitzi Vernon, dean of the Col lege of Design. "There is great opportunity here to build something new onto a rich history of place."
The college's mission is to celebrate Kentucky and its historical role in the study of design, and new plans are in place to share its story.

September Lecture 
Wednesday, Sept. 14 - 6:00 - 7:30 PM
The UK College of Design presents an exhibition and lecture by Gene Egger at the Downtown Arts Center. All AIA KY/IN conference-goers are invited to attend.

Job Opening

The position of Shop Master in the College of Design has been posted on the UK Jobs Site with an application deadline of 8/21/2016. For more information about this position, click here.
New AXP Resource
Emerge by AIAU, a new course series, provides emerging professionals on the path to licensure with experience hours in NCARB's Architectural Experience Program (AXP). The expert-led courses in this series are FREE for Associate AIA members. You can gain extra experience hours that you might not get in a firm on your own time, on your own terms. To learn more about how Emerge can help you complete AXP and jump start your career, click here.

Architect Registration Exam (ARE) 5.0
Mark your calendars for November 1, 2016, the official launch date of the updated exam. The six-division exam will include case studies that simulate real-world practice, incorporate new testing technologies, and feature a format that more closely aligns with modern practice.

Once the exam launches on November 1, you can:
  • Log in to My NCARB and self-transition your eligibility to ARE 5.0
  • Make an appointment to take an ARE 5.0 division
In the meantime, here's how you can prepare for ARE 5.0:
  • Learn more about the new division structure with NCARB's in-depth blog series
  • Explore the new question types and case studies that will be featured on the new exam
  • Stay tuned for the late summer release of the ARE 5.0 Guidelines and a new ARE 5.0 Handbook that will help you prepare for each division of ARE 5.0, as well as other helpful exam resources
  • Use NCARB's interactive Transition Calculator to figure out which testing strategy best fits your current situation
NCARB will continue to administer ARE 4.0 until June 30, 2018. This 20-month period of dual delivery will enable you to finish the exam in a way that best suits your needs.
Still have questions? Visit ncarb.org/ARE5 to learn more about ARE 5.0. 
AIA National News
CSI Endorses AIA Documents
The Construction Specifications Institute (CSI) has endorsed three American Institute of Architects (AIA) contract documents for owners and consultants. This comes after a thorough review of the files by the Institute's Technical Committee, which analyzed the reports for good industry practice, consistency, and alignment with CSI core technical values. Read More 

Managing Your Risks Effectively
The AIA will soon require that you "opt in" to any emailed subscription you receive. While many readers of the AIA Trust quarterly newsletter, Managing Your Risks, have subscribed, some members receive it based on their status as a firm owner or manager. To ensure you continue to receive the quarterly risk management newsletter, sign up now by clicking here and completing your information. You can, of course, opt out at any time.

Increase Your Exposure
Looking to get media attention for your project or firm? Gain advice from PR professional Julie Taylor, Hon. AIA, founder of PR firm Taylor & Company, by viewing her conversation with AIA's CEO, Robert Ivy, FAIA, about how to get visibility in the media.

AIA Knowledge Communities - Your Resource!
AIA Knowledge Communities are a great way for members to access their peers and AIA learning opportunities. Here's a sampling of what's coming up:
  • Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) Webinar: Patient Safety Fundamentals for Healthcare Architects, August 9. Register
  • The AIA Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) knowledge community announces the HERE+NOW: A House for the 21st Century residential student design competition for the 2016-2017 academic year. Administered by ACSA, this program provides architecture students with a platform to explore residential architecture and practice. Learn more.
  • Registration is open for the Committee on Design's fall conference in Portland, Oregon. This conference will take place from October 6-9, 2016. Register early and save.
  • Education facility designers: Earn LUs at the Committee on Architecture for Education fall conference in Cincinnati, Nov. 2-4. Register
A full list of Knowledge Community events is always available at network.aia.org/RoundUp 
The Last Word
TOP 5 REASONS to attend CRAFT: Distilling Design (the AIA KY/IN Convention):
1)    BE INSPIRED by three excellent keynote speakers
2)    EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE on your choice of topics, from fabrication to leadership to ethics to BIM to business development to resiliency to craft brewing to designing with reclaimed wood (and more)
3)    EXPLORE NEW PRODUCTS/SERVICES with over 50 trade show exhibitors while enjoying plenty of good food and drink during lunch and a reception
4)    CELEBRATE with winners of our Honor Awarded projects and our Special Awards of Recognition (including a special presentation to our living Oberwarth Award winners)
5)    PARTY WITH A PURPOSE at the biggest and best design/construction industry event of the year - The Big Ass Design Build Bourbon Blast on Thursday evening - while helping raise scholarship funds for ACE Mentor Program students pursuing degrees in architecture, construction and engineering. Get a first-hand look at the Commonwealth Stadium renovations/Woodford Reserve Club, bid on cool silent auction items (check them out here ), sip some Woodford Reserve at a bourbon tasting, dine on a delicious buffet feast, and groove to the music of Lexington guitar virtuoso Ben Lacy and vocalist Corey Cross.  (Tickets are $75/person - included with some convention registrations but can also be purchased separately - and spouses and guests are welcome!)
6)    DON'T WORRY, BE HAPPY! at a lovely Garden Party Happy Hour to close the day on Friday, at Botherum, the home of famed landscape and garden designer Jon Carloftis.
Oops! That's one too many reasons...and I haven't even told you about the two great tours we have on Saturday morning! 
I just can't contain my enthusiasm for what our Convention Committee has CRAFTed for AIA Members at this year's convention.  Let me know you'll be there by registering today!
Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President