October 8, 2015
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Advanced registration may have closed, but it's STILL NOT TOO LATE to j oin us in Columbus, Ohio for the 2015 Ohio Valley Region Convention hosted by AIA Ohio, AIA Indiana and AIA Kentucky. Sign up onsite for one, two, or three-day registration, and earn up to 18.25 learning units pr ovided by a wonderfully diverse group presenters from across the region, and beyond.
In addition to the educational programming, you can take advantage of an exhibit hall offering nearly 50 exhibitors, social events, and awards receptions recognizing excellence in design and service to the profession.
We have registration options to suit everyone's budget an d schedule. Don't miss this national-caliber event in a great city!

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





Allied Membership is now recognized by all three local chapters in 2015, with a portion of dues supporting local programs. Learn more.

AIA Benefit of the Month
New Autodesk Member-only Discount
Now through January 31, 2016, AIA members can save 25 percent on the AutoCAD Revit LT Suite 2016 (over $125) through Autodesk, our newest Strategic Partner. Get your member-only 25 percent off promo code on AIA.org
Quick Links
HOUZZ University  
As a benefit of their partnership with the AIA, marketing professionals from HOUZZ will be conducting a FREE, interactive workshop for members of AIA Kentucky on Tuesday, November 17, to help them develop a deeper understanding of the benefits available to them through HOUZZ. Come and take advantage of personalized assistance with building a compelling professional profile and also learn how to use HOUZZ tools to communicate with clients.

This workshop is hosted by Builders Exchange of Kentucky and RSVP will be required, as the workshop is limited to 25. Keep an eye out for the registration link, coming soon on AIA Kentucky's web calendar. We hope to see you there!

Cincinnati VISION: Architect's Leadership Forum  
This award-winning leadership development program is being offered by AIA Cincinnati to ALL emerging architects in the Tri-State Region (AIA members and non-members). It is designed for emerging professionals of any age who are licensed less than 10 years who want to gain the skills necessary to advance to higher levels within the architectural profession. The program also includes FAIA mentorship and many professional networking opportunities within the Cincinnati community.

This is the only program of its kind in this region developed exclusively for architects. The program runs for 10 months starting with a kick-off reception in November and concluding next September. Four to six supplementary keynote evening meetings will take place, in conjunction with the AIA Cincinnati Chapter Meetings, at critical months in the architectural community's calendar.

The class is limited to 12 candidates and the application deadline is October 20, 2015. The application, along with more information on the program and tuition, can be found on the program's website. Limited scholarships are available, so ALL interested and eligible candidates are encouraged to apply whether from a large or small office. 
Ready For Your Closeup?
Nationwide Casting Call 
An award-winning TV production company is casting dynamic Architects and Builders to host a new home-building series on a major cable network! They are especially interested in hearing from Contractors, Architects and Project Managers with BIG personalities who can communicate information about home builds in a relatable and digestible way. Interested parties should email ASAP! Include name, contact info, location, qualifications, photos of yourself and your work, and links to any pertinent websites, blogs or videos of yourself.
Member News
Welcome New Members: (since Sept. 1, 2015)
  • Mr. Alberto Ataide, Assoc. AIA, Stengel Hill Architecture, Louisville
  • Ms. Iesha Roberson, Assoc. AIA, RossTarrant Architects, Lexington
  • Mr. Remington Bard, Assoc. AIA, RossTarrant Architects, Lexington
  • Mr. Josh R. Ives, AIA, Pearson & Peters Architects, Lexington
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:  
Louisville Metro Panel Discussion 
The AIA/CKC Annual Meeting will be held at the Louisville Water Company Gatehouse at the Crescent Hill Reservoir. The program will include a panel discussion with local government officials from Metro Louisville, and Louisville Forward/Develop Louisville. After the program, you will have a chance to tour the building and learn about the project from the architect and design team of the Gatehouse.
Click here for more information on the panelists and schedule for the evening.

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
Call For Nominations
The chapter is now accepting nominations for individuals to serve on the executive board of directors for 2016. Please send your nominations to EKC President, Roland Mueller, AIA.

Save The Date
The EKC Holiday Party will be held from 5:30-8:30 PM on Wednesday, December 9 at the Thomas Hunt-Morgan House. 

For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on Facebook or Twitter.
CoD News
URGENT - AIAS Mentorship Program
The UK CoD AIAS needs YOUR help with rebuilding the Professional Mentorship Program. There is an urgent need for 18-20 mentors who can be matched up with interested students in time for a kick-off event next Thursday, October 15, at 6PM. Please support the CoD with this important effort and fill out the Mentorship Program Form today! Forms should be returned to ukaias@gmail.com, with the subject Mentorship Program, by the close of business on Friday, October 9.

AIA Kentucky on Campus 
On Tuesday, September 22, AIA Kentucky's Member Outreach Coordinator, Kelly E. Ives, AIA, and EKC President-elect, Melinda Joseph-Dezarn, AIA presented to the MArch students in ARC641 about the value that AIA provides to the profession of architecture and the personal benefits that it offers at every stage of your career. Let's show these students that the AIA can support them in their education as well. Sign up to be a Mentor Today!

Sights on Success
We had a fantastic turnout for our first workshop September 19, where the focus was Construction Documents and Services. Thank you David Proffitt, AIA, Herb Schulhafer, AIA and Matt Harris for helping to lead the discussion. And thank you to Studio Kremer and Lynn Imaging for hosting and providing sustenance!
Workshop #2, on Programming, Planning and Practice will be held on Saturday, November 7 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!

ARE Transition Calculator

With ARE 5.0 launching in late 2016, NCARB wants to arm you with the tools that you need to succeed. So they have launched the ARE 5.0 Transition Calculator, which can
  • Help you form a personalized testing plan.
  • See how divisions in ARE 4.0 will transition to 5.0, so you can make a plan to finish.
  • Help keep track of your Rolling Clock if you have already begun testing.
The calculator was designed to help you strategically develop a personalized testing strategy. Use the new calculator in conjunction with the Credit Model to see what works best for you.
AIA National News
Architects Issue Statement Supporting Surgeon General's National Call to Action on Walking and Walkable Communities
In early September the AIA issued the following statement on U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy's 'Call to Action' report on the health benefits of walking and barriers to walkable communities. 

"We heartily endorse Surgeon General Murthy's 'Step It Up' initiative to address the healthy benefits of walking and remove barriers to walkable communities," said AIA CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA. "Architects are forging partnerships nationwide with schools of medicine and public health, taking a leading role in promoting walkable communities and visionary urban planning as a way to combat the epidemic of non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and obesity."

Ivy went on to say "It's important also for our profession to take the Surgeon General's 'Call to Action' not only to urban America, where walking and biking to work has become a way of life. We must also take it to suburban communities nationwide, where the design and planning have too often focused on the automobile and inhibited walking, livable communities and active living."
For a link to the Surgeon General's report, click  here.
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:  
  • Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) Fall Conference in conjunction with EDspaces in New Orleans, October 28-30. Register Here
  • Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) partners with the   Worship Facilities Expo in Nashville, November 18-19. Register
A full list of Knowledge Community events is always available at network.aia.org/RoundUp
The Last Word
We're looking forward to seeing many of you in Columbus this weekend through Tuesday. We have nearly 500 registrants from the region attending, plus over 50 exhibitors and their representatives, and a long list of sponsors who help make it all possible. For those who can't make the trek to Columbus this year, put Sept. 15-17, 2016 on your calendar NOW and plan to attend next year's Kentucky/Indiana convention in Lexington. Planning will start soon after this one is in the books - anyone who would like to help, let Janet or Kelly know.

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President