September 7, 2016

Advanced registration will be open until Friday, September 9, so it's STILL NOT TOO LATE to join us in for the 2016 Kentucky/Indiana Convention in Lexington, September 15-17. Sign up for one, two, or three-day registration, and earn up to 16 learning units provided by a wonderfully diverse group of presenters from Kentucky, Indiana and beyond.

In addition to the educational programming, you can take advantage of a SOLD OUT exhibit hall offering over 50 exhibitors, educational tours, social events, and an awards reception where all living recipients of the AIA Kentucky Oberwarth award will be presented with the newly-designed Oberwarth Gold Medal. 

We have registration options to suit everyone's budget and schedule, so don't miss this national-caliber event right here in Kentucky!

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

August Highlights
Aric Andrew, AIA moderated a panel discussion hosted by AIA CKC in conjunction w/ the CACE Annual Meeting. 

AIA KY President, Jeff Stivers, AIA and AIA National President, Russ A. Davidson, FAIA received julep cups as a thank you for their participation in the panel.

AIA Kentucky President, Jeff Stivers, AIA spoke at the CACE Annual Meeting, where he welcomed chapter executives from all over the country to Kentucky.

Following Jeff's opening remarks, AIA CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA addressed the room full of CACE members

AIA EKC hosted a building tour of the new Lextran Headquarters Complex

AIA EKC hosted a building tour of the new Lextran Headquarters Complex
AIA Benefit of the Month
After months of research, surveys and message testing, from both the public and architects, the newly established AIA Message Book is now available online. Let it be your guide for crafting clear, positive, and memorable messages to a variety of audiences and settings. 
AIA Kentucky/Indiana
Sep t. 15-17, 2016
Lexington, KY
Quick Links
Louisiana Disaster Relief   
Early analyses reported by various state and local agencies near Baton Rouge, LA, as well as non-profits involved in the recovery efforts report that 6.9 trillion gallons of rain fell over an 8-day period*, which is 3 times as much rain as Louisiana experienced during Hurricane Katrina. Because of the flooding in that area, more than 20 LA parishes have been declared disaster areas and more than 128,000 households have applied for FEMA assistance*.

Due to the numerous requests from around the country as to how the profession can help, AIA Louisiana, with help from AIA National, has set up a fund to help affected AIA members, firms and staff with financial assistance for immediate response efforts and to fulfill unmet needs. To learn more about this special cause or donate to the fund, click here.

For help in preparing for and responding to other impending hazardous events, such as the recent hurricane Hermine, members can refer to AIA's Disaster News page.

*Statistics are subject to change as additional information continues to be collected.
Ballot for AIA KY 2017 Officers  
The ballot containing AIA Kentucky's slate of officers for 2017, as well as information on proposed revisions to AIA Kentucky's bylaws was distributed to all current members in mid-August. Responses must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2016, so be sure to cast your vote ASAP.

AIA Kentucky members will ratify the election results and vote on proposed bylaws amendments at the 2016 AIA Kentucky Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for Friday, September 16, 2016 from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. during the AIA Kentucky/Indiana Convention at the Lexington Convention Center. We hope to see you there!
News for Running Your Business
Kentucky's Small Business Tax Credit (KSBTC) program has been designed to encourage small business growth and create jobs- a win/win for employers and job seekers. Most for-profit businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees are eligible for credits that range between $3,500-$25,000, and now the program has been expanded and simplified! To learn more about your company's eligibility and take advantage of this opportunity, click here.

Also helping to create more Kentucky jobs is the  immediate suspension of the Unemployment Insurance (UI) Surcharge, which is projected to save Kentucky Business up to $34M annually. Read More  

KY HBC Board News
Kevin Locke, AIA who is AIA Kentucky's representative on the HBC Board, reports that the 2016 KBC / KRC are being reviewed by their respective task forces with the goal being to have all the recommendations to the HBC Board at their next meeting in November for review and a vote.

Locke also noted that current review times are at 24 days.

Member News
National Recognition
De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop has been selected to receive an American Architecture Award for their Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum Visitor Pavilion! This will be dpaw's third project to win the award, which promotes American Architecture and Design to a public audience globally. View the awards Press Release for more information.

Changes in Employment / Member Status
  • Anne Saint-Aignan, AIA recently accepted a position with the KY Division of Engineering and Contract Administration, Finance & Administration Cabinet.
  • Randal Reifsnider, AIA officially retired on Friday, August 19 and no longer works for Conspectus.
  • J.T. Hulan, AIA was recently upgraded from Associate member to Architect member status.
  • Eric Shaffer, AIA (EM) recently became an Emeritus member.
Congrats to each of you on these exciting changes!
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(since August 1, 2016) 
  • Sean W. Abercrombie, AIA, Office Resources Inc., Louisville
  • Dan R. Adam, AIA, Terracon, Louisville (Transfer from AIA Indianapolis)
  • Jessica Caudill, Assoc. AIA, Studio A Architecture, Crestwood
  • Carter R. Scott, AIA, K. Norman Berry Associates, Louisville
  • Senait M. Kassa, AIA, Biles Partners LLC, 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:
  • Happy Hour/Joint Meeting w/ CSI
  • 2016 Design Build Bourbon Blast
  • Upcoming Programs and 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 information about the following:
  • KY/IN Convention Scholarships
  • Board Nominations
  • Upcoming Programs and Events
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on Facebook or Twitter.

AIA Kentucky's state chapter and three local components conducted extensive discussions throughout 2015 that were focused on realignment with one another to allow for the most effective delivery of AIA's core services to our members all across the state. Out of those efforts came the decision to transition AIA Northern Kentucky from its status as an independent chapter to a voluntary section of AIA Kentucky. This request, which will allow for the state to provide increased support to AIA Northern Kentucky, was approved by AIA National in August.
CoD News
Professional Mentorship Program 
The COD's chapter of the AIAS is currently seeking professional volunteers for their student mentor program. Applications from those who would like to participate are due by Friday, September 30. Please contact Arei Natour or AIAS President, Bradley Beatty for an application and additional information.


The UK CoD School of Architecture is hosting an NCARB presentation on the new AXP (Architectural Experience Program) on Wednesday, Sept 14. This session will be held in room 209 of Pence Hall from 4-6 PM and is open to both students and Emerging Professionals currently in the workplace to come and have their questions answered.

Exhibition and Lecture
The College is also hosting its first guest exhibition of the fall with work by Gene Egger, professor emeritus at Virginia Tech School of Architecture + Design. His exhibit, "The Places of Place: Sketching the Encounter," which includes experiential sketches from Virginia, Europe, Central America and more, is on display at the Lexington Downtown Arts Center (DAC) now through Oct. 3. The community is invited to view Egger's work and to attend a lecture by Egger at the DAC on September 14, from 6-7:30 p.m.
New Exam Guidelines
To help candidates prepare for the November 1 launch of the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) 5.0, NCARB has released the ARE 5.0 Guidelines. The document includes an introduction to the exam, an overview of appointment times, plus five steps to completing the exam.
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AIA National News
Leadership Institute 2016
Don't miss this unique, one-day leadership training event for architects! Leadership Institute 2016 is your opportunity to develop key leadership skills and harness that power for greater impact on the architecture profession, communities, and in business or practice settings.

4 Reasons to attend:
  • You'll learn best practices in leadership, design, and practice.
  • You'll join a network of local and industry leaders who are changing the leadership dialogue.
  • You'll hear a dynamic keynote by Latent Design's Katherine Darnstadt, AIA, LEED BD+C.
  • You'll earn up to 7 LUs for attending.
Hosted in Washington, DC, this event will also be broadcast live to four regional venues. Or attend virtually from any location.
Learn More and Register

I Look Up Film Challenge
Though a jury of architects and filmmakers is reviewing submissions for select prizes, the public is encouraged to select their favorite 2016 film as part of this year's People's Choice Award. The People's Choice Award is an opportunity to showcase the film that most resonates with the public. Voting for the People's Choice Award is open here, now through October 3rd.

Graduated Dues
In order to relieve the financial strain incurred during the pursuit of licensure, AIA National has passed a resolution that allows for Associate member dues to be incrementally stepped up to the full Architect member dues for a period of three years after obtaining their professional license. Because we are committed to supporting our emerging professionals, this gradual increase has also been approved by AIA Kentucky's state and local chapters! Please contact Kelly Ives, AIA with any questions.

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:
  • Register for this free webinar on September 8, 3:00-4:00 PM EDT, where legal, insurance, and practice leaders will help you understand the risks and opportunities of materials transparency. Learn contract language addressing some of the risks to incorporate in your AIA Contracts and earn 1 AIA LU.
  • CRAN Symposium 2016 is sold out but you can STILL be part of the action by tuning in to the FREE LIVE STREAM on Houzz that covers content of the event starting September 19. Topics will cover both residential design and business practice.  
  • 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
Can't wait to see you at the Convention! 

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President