April 6, 2017 - AIA Indiana E-Newsletter

2017 AIA OVR Convention 

The 2017 AIA OVR Convention is scheduled to be held in Indianapolis September 27-29! This event will bring together more than 350 architects and allied professionals from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio and now is your chance to share your expertise with this crowd.  CLICK HERE to access exhibitor/sponsor information. CLICK HERE to access the convention call for presentations.
Integrity One Technologies - special offer

If you haven't yet used Integrity One Technologies' Reprographics & Digital Imaging Center, you are missing out!  Any and all AIA members that have not yet worked with Integrity One will receive 40% off their first image, print, or plan room project in 2017.  Simply reference " 2017 AIA promo" in your project upload (for prints or plan room projects) or at time of pick up (for scans or other services).  To upload files to Integrity One follow this link and mention the promo in the comments box.

Preferred rates also available for Xerox multi-function and KIP wide format devices!!!  If you have any questions or project consultation needs, please contact our customer service team at 317-631-1000 or Brandon Daugherty at 317-532-4953.

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Conference on Architecture 2017

Don't miss A'17, the architecture and design event of the year, in Orlando, April 27-29, for 500+ education sessions, renowned keynotes, a 170,000 sqft architecture expo, and more. Advance rates end March 29! CLICK HERE to learn more.

Please join Hoosier AIA members and friends at the AIA Indiana Happy Hour at the 2017 AIA National Convention. Our event is being hosted by former AIA Southern Indiana President Carl Conner, AIA, Associate Principal at Baker Barrios Architects, Inc., in downtown Orlando, FL. CLICK HERE to register.
 
The AIA Ohio Valley Region will host a lunch for ALL members of the OVR (KY, IN, OH) at the National Convention in Orlando and we hope you'll join us! The lunch will be held Wednesday, April 26, at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom F.  Attend this complimentary lunch to hear updates on the Region, discuss the issues being heard at the Annual Business Meeting and learn about events taking place during the convention. We will also recognize the ELEVEN new Fellows from the Region! CLICK HERE to register. 

AEC Cares projectOrlando 4.26.17 - Help AEC Cares improve the lives of those who need it most. This year, AEC Cares joins forces with the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida to renovate its Center for Women and Families. More than 140 industry volunteers will work to create a warmer and brighter space for homeless families. The seventh annual blitz build, "projectOrlando," will take place on April 26, 2017, the day before the AIA National Convention in Orlando. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register as a volunteer or to donate.

IN_Fill Design Competition

CLICK HERE to view the IN_Fill Design Competition 2017 winners. 

Craig Burgess, AIA Named State Building Commissioner

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) today announced Craig Burgess, AIA has been appointed State Building Commissioner.

As the state's building commissioner, Burgess will administer, enforce and assist with interpretation of all applicable codes and laws as they apply to all structures. He will also oversee the compliance of Class 1 building plans submitted for state review. Class 1 buildings include schools, hospitals, daycares, many businesses and other establishments that are for public or business use.

"Craig Burgess has a wealth of knowledge and experience that will serve Indiana's design, construction and overall business community," said IDHS Executive Director Bryan Langley. "Thoroughly and expeditiously reviewing public building plans is an important part of ensuring public safety while also furthering Indiana's positive business climate."

Burgess is a registered architect and is licensed in Indiana and Illinois. His more than 30-year career includes experience as an architect and construction plan reviewer for nearly all construction types and occupancy groups. Most recently Burgess was the chief of the Plan Review Section for Fire and Building Safety, a division of the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and holds certifications from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards and the International Code Council. Burgess is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-accredited design professional. He makes his home in Indianapolis, where he has lived for more than 25 years.

Drawings + Documents Archive at Ball State University 

The records of Indiana's architectural history are deteriorating rapidly through benign neglect, digital file corruption, and disposal from architectural firms across the state. The solution for reducing the amount of important work lost to time or the dumpster is to identify these at risk resources and to expand the architectural archives best able to protect these types of records.  You can help the Drawings + Documents Archive at Ball State University identify at risk resources in Indiana by taking their three-minute survey and letting them know if you have documents in your storage areas in need of preservation.
 
As the only archives dedicated to preserving the history of Indiana's built environment, the Drawings + Documents Archive at Ball State University currently works to preserve these records by collecting and providing access to thousands of architectural and landscape architectural renderings, sketches, photographs, and documents by Indiana architects and landscape architects from the 19th century to yesterday. The Drawings + Documents Archive supports 1,000 research questions every year that aid architects working on adaptive reuse projects, students writing their graduate theses, and landscape architects researching historic landscapes. Improving collections and environmental concerns will enhance the capabilities of practitioners in the field and improve the quality of primary source literacy education at CAP.  In this regard, the archives is prepared to become the repository for all Indiana built environment records and a consistent point of contact for CAP alumni and architects and other designers and planners in Indiana and across the country.
 
Once the Drawings + Documents Archive at Ball State University has determined the overall need, their process will include the pursuit of funding to complete digitization of drawings and models, as well as to create expanded storage, display and interpretation opportunities for at risk collections.
 
CLICK HERE to complete the online assessment of drawings, models and related artifacts that reside at your office or in your possession that you think should be considered for preservation. Representatives from Ball State will follow up to conduct further assessment and begin the preservation efforts.

Indiana Architectural Foundation "Indiana Architecture Database"

The Indiana Architectural Foundation's "Indiana Architecture Database" is a new resource showcasing significant buildings in the state of Indiana. Fifty buildings are currently highlighted at the time of this launch, although this number will continue to grow as modern and historic buildings are added to the database. It is available online at www.architectureindiana.com . This database will be connected with the "Google Trips" App, a free resource for travel planning and mapping. 

Also visit the Indiana Architectural Foundation's website for information or links to Board Members. www.indianaarchitecturalfoundation.org

Preserving Historic Places, Indiana's Statewide Preservation Conference

Preserving Historic Places, Indiana's Statewide Preservation Conference, offers inspiring lectures, educational sessions and workshops, entertaining tours, and networking opportunities, set in a vibrant, historic downtown - Wabash, IN. Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, and Indiana University join in sponsoring the annual conference, which is scheduled for April 25-28, 2017. CLICK HERE for information on sessions and registration.

Participate in the 2017 AIA Compensation Survey

Need up-to-date salary information? Participate in the 2017 AIA Compensation Survey! It has been almost two years since the AIA published the 2015 AIA Compensation Survey Report - an industry standard, and the most comprehensive national survey on architect compensation. The new 2017 survey will provide compensation data for 39 positions at architecture firms, from all nine regions of the country, plus many states and metro areas. To thank you for your participation, you will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the complete survey report when it is released. If you received an invitation to participate, we ask that you respond as your reply is vital for the success of this study. If you are a firm leader who has not received an invitation and would like to participate, please send an email to the AIA Economics & Market Research team at compensationsurvey@aia.org.

SCUP 2017 North Central Symposium: Creative Accounting and Integrated Planning: Alternative Approaches to Overcome Challenges, Fund Projects, and Provide Services

The symposium is scheduled for May 18, 2017, at Butler University. In this age of declining enrollments, ever-increasing pressure to resist tuition increases, and reduced funding from state governments and other sources, planners are challenged to identify alternative approaches for funding facilities and providing campus services. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register. 

Brick in Architecture Awards - 2017 Call for Entries Now Open 

Since 1989, the Brick Industry Association has sponsored one of the country's most prestigious architectural award programs. For decades, BIA has been recognized by the architectural community as the authority on clay brick. As such, the Brick in Architecture Awards has become the nation's premiere architectural award featuring clay brick. With 10 categories, you can submit your projects in a variety of areas. All entries must be complete by the April 30, 2017 deadline. CLICK HERE to learn more about categories, prizes, and the online submission process.

U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative - Survey

In partnership with AIA and ASHRAE, the Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP) is conducting a brief national market evaluation to develop solar energy training for design professionals. A survey has been developed as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative.  Your expert insights would be appreciated. CLICK HERE to access the survey. 

AIA National News

Economics
The second month of 2017 saw an increase in firm billings, as inquiries into new projects remained strong and the largest share of firms in more than two years reported an uptick in the value of new design contracts. CLICK HERE to learn more.
 
Knowledge Community Opportunities
Nominate an individual making a significant impact on healthcare design to attend the Summer Leadership Summit and have their name added to the distinguished U40 List by April 3, 3017. CLICK HERE to learn more.

AAH webinar Lean Inpatient Unit Design Strategies: New Research on Best Design for Effective Nursing on April 11, 2017 at 2-3pm ET. Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

Submit your presentation proposal for the Academy of Architecture for Justice Fall conference, exploring the value of interdisciplinary collaboration in the design of justice facilities. Deadline is April 13; the conference will be October 29-31, 2017 in Cincinnati. CLICK HERE to learn more.

AAH webinar Building Enclosure Fundamentals-Air Barriers for Healthcare Facilities is scheduled for May 9, 2017, 2-3pm ET. Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

Tour educational facilities and unique architectural works in Portland, Oregon with the Committee on Architecture for Education. Registration is now open for the spring conference, held May 17-20, 2017. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

CLICK HERE to view a full list of Knowledge Community events and discussions.
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