December 4, 2017 - AIA Indiana/AIA Indianapolis E-Newsletter
Happy Holidays

2017 AIA Indianapolis Holiday Party    

5 p.m. - 7:30 p.m., Thursday, December 7, 2017at Spohn Associates Inc., 7150 Winton Drive, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46248
*5 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. - AIA Indianapolis Announcements and Awards

*5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. - "Daylighting High Performance Schools and Buildings with Toplighting Strategies" presentation by Mark Brink, WASCO - Earn 1 AIA/CES Learning Unit

*6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Networking, Hors D'oeuvres, Bourbon Tasting, Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks

Thank you Spohn Associates, Inc. for hosting!
CLICK HERE to register.

REMINDER/DEADLINE - December 31, 2017 - Indiana Continuing Education Requirement for Architects

See the brief description below of the continuing education requirements for registered architects in the State of Indiana.
*24 Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are required every two years. The next deadline is December 31, 2017.

*16 of the 24 CEU's must be Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW).
*CEU's from other states will be accepted within the State of Indiana.
*CEU's earned in excess of required 24 per 2-year period may not be rolled over to subsequent years.
*CEU's are not submitted with the Architect's biennial license renewal. Only if audited, is the individual responsible to provide verification of their 24 hours of continuing education. If audited, an Architect or Landscape Architect has 30 days to submit verification of their continuing education.
AIA architect members are required to complete 18 learning unit (LU) hours of continuing education per year for membership renewal. Of those 18 LU hours, at least 12 hours must be HSW topics. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Code Applications for Existing Buildings Seminar presented by AIA Indiana

It's December and you're running out of time to earn your required LU's. Don't worry, AIA Indiana has you covered!
Tuesday, December 19, you can earn 7 AIA/CES/HSW LU's by participating in the "Code Applications for Existing Buildings Seminar" with Ed Rensink, RTM Consultants, Inc. Join Ed for a thorough exploration of code applications to existing buildings, including maintenance, alterations, change of occupancy, and additions to existing buildings ... and complete your continuing education requirements.
Check-in for the program will open at 8 a.m. in the 2nd Floor Conference Room of Barnes & Thornburg. Thank you Barnes & Thornburg for hosting this event! Continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments will be provided. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register! 

Fanning Howey Chairman Dan Mader, AIA Receives 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from Association for Learning Environments

AIA Indiana would like to congratulate Fanning Howey Chairman Dan Mader, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP, who was recently awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE). Mader was honored at a ceremony on October 28 at the LearningSCAPES Awards General Session in Atlanta, GA.

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the most prestigious professional award bestowed to A4LE members. The award honors individuals who make significant, lasting contributions to the educational facility planning industry throughout their careers.

"Dan Mader exemplifies Fanning Howey's commitment to raising the bar for the planning and design of learning environments," said Fanning Howey chief executive officer William Payne, AIA. "He has devoted countless hours to A4LE and has been a passionate leader within the organization and a dedicated advocate of improving the lives of students through educational facilities."   

The chairman of the board of Fanning Howey, Mader has served in regional and national leadership roles for the Association for Learning Environments. He is also on the board of directors of Schools for Children of the World and is chairman of the Legislative Committee for the Indiana chapter of the American Institute of Architects. 

The Art of Design: An exhibit by Ball State University architecture students explores what a community arts facility in Fishers could look like  

The Fishers Arts Council is sponsoring a one-day show, "The Art of Design: An exhibit by Ball State University architecture students," as a way to explore varying ideas and concepts of a performing and visual arts facility.
The exhibit will be from 4 p.m. until 6:30 p.m., December 6 at Meyer Najem, 11787 Lantern Road. The event is free. Visitors will see seven different designs, including models and drawings, which showcase the art of design. The Fishers Arts Council also hopes the exhibit generates discussion about expanding arts offerings in the city.
" Fishers is a city of more than 90,000 residents, in one of the wealthiest communities in Indiana, yet it does not have an art gallery or an indoor performing arts facility," said Daniel Kloc, president of the Fishers Arts Council. "We asked ourselves: what if we had an arts facility, something that could contain a black box theater and space for visual arts, what would that look like?"
To find out, Fishers Arts Council took the idea to Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning. Timothy Gray, an Indianapolis architect, who teaches at Ball State, liked the idea, and included it as part of the curriculum for his studio class.
It's one of the reasons Hope Disbro signed up for Gray's class. Disbro is a 2015 graduate of Hamilton Southeastern High School.
"Every time I come back to Fishers there is new stuff, and 116th is just a booming area, so I thought it would be cool to do something," Disbro said. "Something like this would be used, and it would be a huge asset."
Students visited Fishers earlier this fall to discuss the concept and see the downtown Fishers area. The owner of Fritz in Fishers agreed to let the students use his used car business along 116th Street as a mock space for the arts facility.

Louisville Masonry Day   

The IN/KY Structural Masonry Coalition and the International Masonry Institute present LOUISVILLE  MASONRY DAY, Thursday, December 7, 2017, at the IMI Training Center, 4441 Kiln Court, Louisville, KY 40218. There is no cost to attend this program and participants can earn up to six AIA/CES LU's! Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided but registration is required. CLICK HERE to learn more!

YAF Indy Year in Review and Potential ARE Study Group 

The Young Architects Forum (YAF) Indy is hosting their Year in Review event Tuesday, December 12, 2017, 5:30 p.m., at The Rathskeller, 401 East Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46204. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register. 

Also, YAF Indy is considering creating a study group to help Indianapolis area emerging professionals prepare for the ARE. Please take a minute, CLICK HERE to complete a short survey to help them determine the best format to pursue.

Arnold W. Brunner Grant    

Purpose: Advanced study in any area of architectural investigation that will effectively contribute to the knowledge, teaching or practice of the art and science of architecture. The proposed investigation is to result in a publicly available written work, design project, research paper, or other form of presentation to be offered at the Center for Architecture.
Award: Single award of up to $15,000. This award amount may be split at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee. 
Eligibility: Applicants must be a U.S. citizen engaged in the profession of architecture or a related field and have received their first professional degree at least five years prior to the date of application.
Deadline: Applications must be received on February 1 by 5 p.m. EST.
CLICK HERE to learn more.

2017 AIA Fort Wayne Design Awards & Holiday Party

You are invited to the AIA Fort Wayne Design Awards and Holiday party, which is scheduled for Tuesday, December 12, 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., at Club Soda, 235 East Superior St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Dan Heath from locally known Dan Heath with the Paradise Band will perform live music for the evening and heavy hors d'oeuvres will be served along with an open bar. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register. 

Western Michigan University Housing Project Request for Qualifications 

Western Michigan University (WMU) is seeking information and qualifications from Architectural/Engineering firms. WMU plans to pre-qualify interested firms for an upcoming housing project on WMU's main campus. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Landmark Look: Coca-Cola "Before" 2018

Back by popular demand! Get an exclusive look inside the 1931 Coca-Cola Company Bottling Plant, an Art Deco wonder soon to be repurposed with apartments, movie theater, boutique hotel, restaurants, and more. Indiana Landmarks hosts another "before" tour of the historic Coca-Cola bottling plant that Hendricks Commercial Properties will soon convert to Bottleworks. You'll see how architects Rubush and Hunter exceeded the design standards of an average Depression-era factory. The August tour sold out early, so buy your ticket soon! The tour is scheduled for Saturday, February 17, 2017, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. CLICK HERE to learn more and to purchase tickets.

USGBC Indiana 

CLICK HERE to learn more about upcoming USGBC Indiana events and programs.

AIA National News

Stateside Research Project on Key Provisions of Architecture Practice Acts and Regulations 
Earlier this fall the AIA contracted with Stateside Associates to conduct a research project on key provisions of state architecture practice acts and regulations to be used as a reference document by state AIA components. CLICK HERE to view the Stateside Research Project on Key Provisions of Architecture Practice Acts and Regulations which specifically addresses questions pertaining to some of the basic elements of state law on pre-licensure titling and reciprocity requirements in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia.

2017 AIA Foresight Report
The 2017 AIA Foresight Report, the product of a partnership between the AIA and DesignIntelligence, scans the environment of architectural practice in order to provide a deeper and more useful understanding of the context in which architects practice. The report is comprised of information from public and private or proprietary sources, as well as insights from subject matter experts and industry thought leaders. A free PDF version is available for AIA members. CLICK HERE to learn more. 
AIAU brings the industry's best learning to you. AIAU's 300+ instructors are from leading firms, and they'll immerse you in in-demand topics that will boost your skills and portfolio. CLICK HERE to learn more.

The AIA Trust
CLICK HERE to find out what The AIA Trust can do for your practice. The purpose of The AIA Trust is to develop and offer insurance and benefit programs of the greatest possible value and to serve as a risk management resource for members and components of the American Institute of Architects.

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