May 5, 2016

It's Derby in the Bluegrass! The weekend ahead will be a busy celebration for most Kentuckians and, likewise, we are racing toward a very busy season in Kentucky's AIA. Both our design and service awards programs are open for submissions and you will see in this issue that our calendar is packed with opportunities for continuing education, tours and community outreach. If you're not already doing so, this is the time to jump in and become active in your AIA!

A great way for newcomers and old-timers alike to network and stay informed is to join us on Tuesday, May 24 for Breakfast with the AIA Kentucky Board of Directors. The Board invites interested AIA members to join us for a lite breakfast and conversation from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., prior to its quarterly meeting. Come meet your AIA leaders and share with us your ideas, questions and concerns.

This month's meeting will be at Lexington's Living Arts & Science Center in the new Lucille Caudill Little Discovery Center designed by DeLeon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, which features 18,000 square feet of space dedicated to creative exploration and Lexington's only planetarium.

We will appreciate you letting us know if you plan to attend, so we can plan accordingly. Please register by noon on Friday, May 20, 2016. Hope to see you there!
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

April Highlights
AIA KY's Executive VP, Janet Pike, Hon. AIA was recognized by the UK CoD as a Friend of the College at their April 7 awards program.

Nearly 150 were in attendance at AIA CKC's April program to hear Bill Scott present on Frank Lloyd Wright in Kentucky.

A great turnout and a beautiful day for AIA EKC's project tour of UK's new Limestone Park residence halls on April 15.

Charles Hanes, P.E. teaches about storm shelter requirements at the AIA KY/KBMA Workshop on April 29.

Glen Buckner, AIA also spoke about electronic hardware and access control.

Tyler Wilson, P.E. provided instruction on Electrical Systems at our sixth Sights on Success workshop April 30.

The conference room at the office of Shrout Tate Wilson provided a great venue for a day of intense study.

STW Principal, Ralph Whitley, P.E. led the afternoon discussion on Mechanical Systems.

AIA Benefit of the Month
AIA is making a renewed commitment to research! With the release of the Practice-Relevant Research Roadmap, the AIA seeks to 1) increase research literacy, 2) enable and support research, and 3) celebrate research.  
If you want to play a role in implementing these goals, email Michele Russo to learn more.
AIA Kentucky/Indiana
Sep t. 15-17, 2016
Lexington, KY
Quick Links
2016 Honor Awards: Call for Entries 
Entries are now being accepted for the 2016 AIA Kentucky Honor Awards Program recognizing excellence in architectural design. We encourage all Kentucky firms to submit your BEST projects: large, small and everywhere in-between; new construction or extended use.   
The awards will be presented in September at the 2016 AIA Kentucky/Indiana Convention in Lexington, Kentucky. Winning projects and architects will also be recognized in statewide media, on our web page and in social media.

Call for Nominations: Special Awards for Service to the Profession      

AIA Kentucky is soliciting nominations for the 2016 AIA Kentucky Special Awards Program recognizing service by both AIA Members and those outside the profession whose actions have furthered the goals of AIA Kentucky. View awards and past winners.
Who's advocating quality design and making a difference in YOUR community? Who's engaged in activities that make the profession stronger and shine a positive light on architects and architecture?
Nominations must be made by July 1, 2016 and submitted to a local chapter President for consideration. Each local chapter will then submit candidates to the 2016 AIA Kentucky Special Awards Committee chaired by Sam Halley, FAIA, which will make final selections for the awards.

Annual Code Workshops: Four Cities, Four Dates     
AIA Kentucky has once again teamed with the Code Administrators Association of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction to host our annual Code Workshop series in June. This year's workshop will focus on the 2012 International Building Code (IBC) as it pertains to third party independent fire stop inspections. Click here for online registration. The dates and locations are:
   Monday, June 6 - Northern Kentucky
   Wednesday, June 8 - Owensboro
   Thursday, June 9 - Louisville
   Thursday, June 16 - Versailles
Seating is limited at all locations, and these workshops typically sell out early. If you wish to attend one of the sessions, please register without delay.
Regional Events at AIA National Convention    
The AIA Ohio Valley Region will host two events at the National Convention in Philadelphia, and we hope you'll join us!
AIA Ohio Valley Region Breakfast
Thursday, May 19, 7-8 a.m.
Philadelphia Marriott, Salon I
Attend this complimentary breakfast to hear updates on the Region and learn about events taking place during the convention.
AIA Ohio Valley Region Reception
Friday, May 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Marriott, Room 407/408
All members of AIA Ohio Valley Region are invited to attend and help us recognize the Region's newest Fellows:
Robert de Leon, Jr., FAIA, AIA Central KY Kentucky Phil LiBassi, FAIA, AIA Cleveland Ruth Gless, FAIA, AIA Columbus
Terry Welker, FAIA, AIA Dayton
There is no charge for either of these events, but we need to plan for you if you will be attending. Please click here to register.

Kentucky Happy Hour - Y'all Come
AIA Kentucky members attending the Convention are also invited to a Kentucky Happy Hour on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Independence Beer Garden, located at 100 S. Independence Mall West about ¾ of a mile (14 min. walk or quick cab ride) from the Convention Center. We hope you'll stop by for a drink with fellow Kentuckians before heading off to your evening plans. If you plan to join us, please drop Janet Pike a note to let her know.

Looking for more fun/interesting way to experience the local culture in Philly? Check out this list of favorite Philadelphia spots, provided by the staff at KSS Architects. 
HOUZZ University
The marketing professionals from HOUZZ will be conducting an interactive workshop in Lexington on Wednesday, June 8, where attendees will receive personalized assistance with building a compelling professional profile and also learn how to use HOUZZ tools to communicate with clients. Time and place are still TBD, so save the date and plan to come develop a deeper understanding of the benefits available to you through HOUZZ.
Keep an eye out for the registration link, coming soon on AIA Kentucky's web calendar. We hope to see you there!

Member News
K. Norman Berry Associates Announces The Following Personnel Promotions:
Wendy Balas, AIA has been promoted to Associate at K. Norman Berry Associates Architects. She joined the firm nearly two years ago and has exemplified the high quality of staff and client relations that are the hallmark of KNBA Associates.
Veena Reddy, AIA has been promoted to Associate at K. Norman Berry Associates Architects. In her year with the firm, she has demonstrated the high professional integrity and ethics necessary to represent the firm both internally and externally.
Additionally, Kathy Tredway has been promoted to Office Manager at K. Norman Berry Associates Architects. She has been with the firm for four years and provides administrative and management support to the team.
Welcome New Members:
(since April. 1, 2016) 
  • Benajamin P. Cole, AIA, Hafer Associates, Owensboro
  • Tim Lucas, AIA, Alt 32 Architecture | Design, Lexington 
  • Alex Quijada, Assoc. AIA, Mason and Hanger, Lexington
  • Victor S. Smith, Assoc. AIA, Alt32 Architecture | Design, Lexington
  • Nathan Speck, Assoc. AIA , RossTarrant Architects, Lexington
  • Shengxi Wu, Assoc. AIA, RossTarrant Architects, Lexington
Our apologies as we also welcome the following New Members, not previously recognized: 
  • Andrew Brindley, Assoc. AIA, Self-employed, Lexington
  • Emma K. Gill, Assoc. AIA, RossTarrant Architects, Lexington
  • Rachel K. Helton, Assoc. AIA, RossTarrant Architects, Lexington
  • Bryan P. Nichols, Assoc. AIA, Tate Hill Jacobs Architects, Lexington
  • Brad Noe, AIA, NOMI Design, 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 additional information about the following:
  • Leadership Louisville Application Grants
  • 2016 AIA CKC Homes Tour
  • Other Upcoming Programs & Events
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:
  • Associate Member Scholarships for 2016 Kentucky/Indiana Convention
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • 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
Award Recipients
AIA Kentucky Executive VP, Janet Pike, Hon. AIA was honored on April 7 with the 2016 UK College of Design "Friend of the College" award. This award is the highest honor conferred upon non-graduates of the University of Kentucky College of Design and recognizes individuals whose specific and meritorious service or support meaningfully advances the College of Design.
To view a full list of award recipients for the School of Architecture, click here.

End of Year Events
The UK College of Design End of Year Show will be held at 5-8 p.m., May 5, in Pence Hall. The community is invited to review the work of students from all years in the college. Music and food will be provided.

UK's graduation ceremony is Sunday, May 8 at Rupp Arena. Undergraduates from the College of Design will have their event at 2 p.m., with graduate students at 7 p.m.

Sights on Success
Our most recent ARE Prep/Sights on Success workshop was held on April 30, and we could not be happier with the results! This session, which was focused on the Building Systems exam, was held at the office of AIA Kentucky Allied Benefactor, Shrout Tate Wilson Engineers and the crew at STW did an amazing job of explaining content from the video tutorials that the group viewed together. PLUS, Aaron Bivens, AIA, of integrity/Architecture, PLLC paid us a visit to discuss useful resources and strategies for preparing to take this exam. Our participants left with a great grasp of many important concepts and should be very well prepared to successfully tackle this next exam!

Changes Ahead in the Path to Licensure
For those who would like to learn more about the transition to ARE 5.0, NCARB is hosting a FREE workshop prior to the AIA National convention in Philadelphia. This workshop will that will take a deeper look at the structure and content of the new exam-and help you prepare a personalized approach.
In addition to the changes in the exam process, the Intern Development Program (IDP) will be updated on June 29, 2016 and renamed as the Architectural Experience Program (AXP). This new program will be refined to reflect six broad areas of architectural practice (compared to 17 categories, previously) and will also feature a new e-Portfolio option. Through this alternative, eligible design professionals with comprehensive experience beyond five years will have an opportunity to satisfy the AXP's experience requirements through an online portfolio.
If you haven't completed the IDP by June 29, you'll be automatically transitioned into the new AXP, and the program will still require 3,740 total hours. Be sure to check out the NCARB website for more information on the tools available to help you manage this transition.
AIA National News
"SpeakUp" Advocacy & Action Training
The AIA's first ever "SpeakUp" advocacy and action event, will take place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill on July 13-15 in Washington, D.C. SpeakUp is open to any AIA members who believe they can make a difference in the world through engaging in the electoral and legislative process at the national state or local levels. Attendees will receive training from top political and policy experts on how to push legislation, develop policy messages and raise money in workshops and interactive role-playing exercises. Some attendees also will head to Capitol Hill to meet with their elected representatives and advocate for the AIA's policy agenda.
Learn More and Register Here

ArchiPAC EP Fundraising Committee 
The AIA center for Emerging Professionals is looking for Associate AIA and young Architect members from every region to be involved in a new EP Fundraising Committee for the national ArchiPAC, which is committed to engaging and educating EPs and members throughout the country. The deadline to apply is 9/15/2016. Contact Ross Miller, Assoc. AIA with any questions.

New Legislative Resource 
AIA's new ANGLE blog provides members with a resource for sifting through all of the political and legislative news to find what directly affects you and your practice. The ANGLE will keep you up to date on the legislative and political issues that impact your profession and your community and will provide opportunities to take advocacy for your profession into your own hands with posts about calls to action and legislative events in your area.
Need even more reasons to subscribe? Here are the top ten reasons you need to read the ANGLE.

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
I'm so looking forward to visiting the City of Brotherly Love later this month for the AIA National Convention. One of the highlights will surely be the recognition of Roberto de Leon, FAIA as he joins the AIA College of Fellows. If you're going to Philly, too, and especially if you've never attended the Investiture Ceremony, please consider attending to support Roberto. It's open to all. Details here. The AIA Ohio Valley Region will celebrate with Roberto at the regional reception shortly after the ceremony. Information on this and other regional/Kentucky events is above.
Richard Polk, AIA of EOP Architects recently agreed to chair the Jury for AIA Maryland's design awards program. Thank you, Richard! We've learned that the Maryland program regularly has over 120 projects submitted! Our Kentucky program gets less than 1/3 of that number. Now is the time to share your best work with us by submitting your projects for the 2016 AIA KY Honor Awards Program. Compiling your submission is a very simple online process, and we're available to walk you through it if you've not used this new method before. The awards will be given in Lexington this year at the KY/IN Convention, so winners will have a great opportunity to celebrate this recognition with colleagues, project team partners, clients and friends. Click here for info or contact Member Outreach Coordinator Kelly Ives, AIA.
Finally, we've just sent the files off to our publisher for production of our 2016 AIA KY Membership Directory and Firm Profile. If you've changed jobs or moved your office or have a new email address in recent days, please send your update to Kelly no later than next Friday, May 13 so we can make the changes needed during our proofing process. After that date, we can't guarantee additional edits.

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President