November 5, 2015
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Welcome to November! It's hard to believe that we are already approa ching autumn_leaves_rustle.jpg the Holiday Season but, as we head toward the end of the year, things are far f rom slowing down! In fact, with November comes our annual planning retreat, our second Sights on Success workshop, HOUZZ University, and the start of planning for next year's KY/IN Convention!  
Read on to learn more about how you can participate/get involved in some of these events- plus plenty MORE that is happening in your AIA. Happy reading! 
In This Issue
2015 AIA KY Officers
Charles C. Cash, AIA
Jeffrey C. Stivers, AIA
Randall C. Vaughn, AIA
John C. Robertson, AIA
Joseph T. Schwab, AIA
Past President
2016 Membership Renewal Is Underway
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Allied Membership is now recognized by all three local chapters in 2015, with a portion of dues supporting local programs. Learn more.

AIA Benefits of the Month
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More Highlights from last month's 2015 AIA OVR Convention in Columbus, Ohio
Joseph B. (Terry) Parker, AIA, boarding the bus for the opening evening Icebreaker Reception.

At the Icebreaker with Tom Lett, AIA, Randall Vaughn, AIA and wife Peggy.

Bill Wallace, AIA and Tony Kleyer AIA, enjoying High Line Car House.

Gibbs Reese, AIA and AIA KY President, Charles Cash, AIA catching up at the Icebreaker Reception.

Members from KY, IN and OH during the Special Awards presentation at The Joseph.

Downtown Columbus had many restaurants and attractions to offer - all within blocks of the OVR Convention!

Call for Volunteers  
With the 2015 AIA OVR convention behind us, it is time to begin planning for the 2016 AIA Kentucky/Indiana Convention, which will be held September 15-17 next year in Lexington. We are looking for interested volunteers to serve on the committees for Programs and Presentations, Exhibitors and Sponsorship, Awards, Special Events and other areas as necessary to make this another successful event for our members. Please contact Janet or Kelly ASAP if you would like to get involved.
Election of 2016 AIA KY Officers  
As a member of AIA Kentucky, you are entitled to cast your vote each year for officers of the Society. As a result of last year's balloting, your 2016 President will be Jeffrey C. Stivers, AIA of the East Kentucky Chapter. Jeff is President of RossTarrant Architects in Lexington. We encourage you to give him your full support next year as he leads AIA Kentucky in its many efforts on your behalf. 
This year, you have the opportunity to elect a President-Elect, a Treasurer, and a Secretary for 2016. The AIA Kentucky Nominating Committee, chaired by past president Joe Schwab, AIA, has proposed a slate of candidates and this is currently an uncontested election. However, there is still an opportunity for write-in candidates. Your response is important, so please submit your ballot no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 3, 2015.

The election results will be ratified by the membership at the 2015 AIA Kentucky Annual Meeting & Holiday Party, which is scheduled for Thursday, December 3, 2015 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites Hotel, 1801 Newtown Pike in Lexington. Click here to read about/register for the Holiday Party and Annual Meeting. 
HOUZZ University - Hosted by Builder's Exchange of KY 
On Tuesday, November 17th, AIA Kentucky will be partnering with HOUZZ to provide an exclusive, FREE event in our area called Houzz University. This workshop will be held from 9AM-Noon at the office of Builder's Exchange, in Louisville.

During this interactive, hands-on presentation, Houzz experts will work with you side-by-side to help you create a compelling, complete professional profile on Houzz to attract new clients and promote your brand. By the end of this workshop you will have a profile that includes the following:  
  • A well-written description of your business that answers key questions prospective clients will have about you.
  • Photos of your work that are uploaded and categorized correctly so that they are more likely to appear in search results when homeowners are looking for projects like yours.
  • Requests for reviews of your work from past clients and colleagues so that prospective clients can hear from others about the high quality of your work.
In this workshop, we will also teach you how to use Ideabooks to effectively communicate with your clients to shorten and improve the design process.

To ensure that each attendee has ample support from the Houzz experts on hand, this unique event has limited availability. Sign Up Today to reserve your spot! 
Louise Leland - Kentucky's First Female Architect
This week, The Filson Historical Society featured a blog post with a very interesting and thorough biography of Louise Leland - the first female architect in Kentucky and only female architect in Kentucky between 1938 and 1975. Check it out!  
Member News
KY Firm Selected for Nat'l Foundation 
We are extremely proud of our members at de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop! The Louisville firm is among just 36 firms selected NATIONALLY by the Walton Family Foundation to participate in the Northwest Arkansas Design Excellence Program's inaugural pool of designers. Congratulations to DPAW on your continued accomplishments!  

New Appointees to KY Board of Architects
Carey Anderson Jr., AIA
, of Louisville, is an architect with C.L. Anderson Architecture LLC. He replaces David Heyne, AIA, whose term has expired. Anderson shall serve for a term expiring Feb. 9, 2019. In addition, Stephanie Reese McCrery, of Louisville - an interior designer with Reese Design Collaborative - has been appointed to replace Margaret M. Sharon, whose term has expired. McCrery shall serve for a term expiring July 15, 2019.

International Recognition
Gregory Luhan, AIA
the John Russell Groves Endowed Professor of Architecture and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Kentucky, College of Design School of Architecture presented a paper entitled Learning from Collaborative Integration at the 33rd Annual Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design in Europe (eCAADe) Conference in Vienna, Austria!

Grand Opening

SHP Leading Design has opened a new office at 223 Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue. Tom Fernandez, AIA executive vice president, has primary oversight responsibility for the office.  A resident of Fort Thomas, Tom is a former president of both AIA Kentucky and AIA Northern Kentucky, and has also served as AIA National Ohio Valley Regional Director.

Welcome New Members:
(since Oct. 1, 2015)
  • Mr. P Matthew W. Deluca, Assoc. AIA , JRA, Lexington
  • Mr. Mitchel P. Alonso, Assoc. AIA, Louisville Metro Government
  • Lee Brick + Block, new Allied Sponsor
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:  
November CE Program
AIA CKC's November program will take place on Tuesday the 17th, at the office of Luckett & Farley. It will feature an examination of the new Poly-Ash category of exterior trim products as it relates to other types of trim, specifically around the areas of installation, longevity, maintenance and sustainability. Click here for more info.

Read More in the latest CKC eNews, including information on: For information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on Facebook or Twitter
The latest EKC eNews is coming soon, includin g information on:  
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on Facebook or Twitter.  
On Tuesday, November 17th, the Northern Kentucky Chapter will be hosting a KY Political Discussion with AIA KY Lobbyist, Greg Brotzge and a local legislator TBD where members can learn about pending legislation that affects architects in Kentucky, as well as the construction industry as a whole.

This event will be held at 5:30 PM at the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky (in their recently renovated historic Administration Facility in Devou Park). Come and learn how the AIA is working on your behalf for legislation that is beneficial to the profession of architecture!
CoD News
Search Committee for New Director 
Dean Mitzi Vernon has appointed a Search Committee for Director of the School of Architecture, which includes AIA members Mike Sparkman, AIA of alt32 in Lexington and Joe Rey-Barreau, AIA, a faculty member in the CoD.   A nationwide search will begin soon to select a replacement for current Director, David Biagi, who will be returning to full time teaching and research. 

Hugh Trumbull Lecture
November 13, 2015, 4:00 PM 209 Pence Hall Lexington, KY 40506 . Hugh Trumbull, AIA is a Principal at Kohn Pedersen Fox with over 18 years of professional design experience in the United States and Asia. Since joining KPF in 1994, he has worked on commercial, mixed-use, hospitality, residential and master planning projects, and has developed an expertise in office building design. 
Sights on Success 
Participants in this program are gaining momentum! Several have already had success in passing Construction Documents & Services and, this Saturday, we will hold our second Q&A workshop, as they prepare to tackle Programming, Planning & Practice. Thanks in advance to David Proffitt, AIA, for volunteering to lead the discussion. And thank you to Aerotek Recruiting and Staffing and Clay Ingels for hosting and providing breakfast.

Workshop #3, on Site Planning & Design will be held on Thursday, December 17 at the office of CMW Architects & Engineers and it's not too late to sign up! If you or someone you know could benefit from this program as you tackle the ARE, click here to learn more and get involved!

IDP Overhaul to Take Effect June 2016
On June 29, 2016, the 17 current experience areas of the Intern Development Program (IDP) will be realigned into six broad practice-based areas. The six new experience areas include:
  • Practice Management
  • Project Management
  • Programming & Analysis
  • Project Planning & Design
  • Project Development & Documentation
  • Construction & Evaluation
An IDP Map is available to show how the current experience areas will merge into the six new areas. Any hours that fall outside of the six new areas may be used to fulfill additional jurisdictional requirements.

Another new feature is that the overhauled IDP will have two experience settings-Setting A: Practice of Architecture and Setting O: Other Experiences. A number of existing supplemental experience opportunities-including site visits, design competitions, and the Professional Conduct Monograph-will be incorporated into Setting O. Learn more about the new experience settings.

The IDP will continue to require 3,740 total hours in most jurisdictions, and ARE candidates will not lose any of the hours already reported.
AIA National News
New Revit Discount 
Now through January 31, 2016, AIA members can save 25 percent (over $125) on the AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2016 through Autodesk, AIA's newest Strategic Partner. Log In here for details. 

Prizes for Membership Renewal/ Referral

RENEW your membership for 2016 by December 31 and you'll be entered for a chance to win one of three prize packages including free registration to AIA Convention 2016 in Philadelphia. RENEW HERE 

REFER a new member before December 31, 2015 and you will be entered in a drawing to win one of six Apple Watches.
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The Last Word
This past week we lost a great man in L. Wayne Tune, AIA. I remember first meeting Wayne when I came to AIA Kentucky in 1988. I sensed immediately that he would be a trusted colleague and friend. This assumption proved true time and time again as Wayne worked in close collaboration with AIA Kentucky leaders and with me in furthering the professional careers of countless architects and in safeguarding the architectural profession in Kentucky. I'm sure many of you share memories of the thoughtful assistance offered by Wayne and his late wife Eleanor as you earned your architectural license. He has had a profound impact in the professional lives of so many architects. Here's to Wayne...for a long and purposeful life, well-lived.
Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President