February 1, 2017 - AIA Indianapolis E-Newsletter

February AIA Indianapolis Program - "How to talk about architecture with clients and the public"

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Networking, Hors D'oeuvres, Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks

6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Presentation - "How to talk about architecture with clients and the public" - presented by Caitlin Reagan, AIA National Public Affairs Manager, and Frank Scanlan, AIA National Strategic Communications and Content Managing Director - Earn 1.5 AIA/CES Learning Unit

CLICK HERE to register and learn more.

*Thank you Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning for hosting the February AIA Indianapolis Program!
"IN_Fill" Design Competition - submission deadline extended!   

A design competition to explore affordable, well-designed, and contextual contemporary single-family homes on infill lots across Indiana's walk-able core communities - CLICK HERE to learn more. The submission deadline has been extended to February 28, 2017.

2017 Edgewood Vendor Showcase

Edgewood Building Supply invites you to take part in their annual vendor showcase and educational event. This year's event will be held Thursday, February 9, at the 502 East Event Center located in Carmel. This one-day educational event will provide each attendee up to 5 credit hours from a variety of available classes. There will be a total of 10 continuing education classes to choose from throughout the day with five being architecturally related and five hardscape courses. This event is free to attend and will include breakfast, lunch, and a social hour at the end of the day where there will be a raffling off of door prizes. CLICK HERE to register.lace article copy here.

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

USGBC Indiana and DIRTT for Sustainable Product Manufacturing

Join USGBC Indiana and DIRTT Tuesday, February 7, 12 p.m. - 1 p.m., at RJE Business Interiors, 621 E Ohio Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, for a presentation from DIRTT sustainability specialist Jessie Craigie. There's a strong business case for manufacturers to conduct LCAs, EPDs and HPDs. Diminishing the embodied energy and ecological impacts of products can reduce manufacturing costs and improve the financial and environmental bottom lines. This presentation explores the sustainability case for these transparency measures using the example of one product manufacturer; and includes a facilitated exchange to discuss their strengths and limitations. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.


The Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Indiana hosts Canstruction at the Indiana State Fair each year. This year the fair has given the Canstruction display a larger exhibit space. CLICK HERE to take a survey expressing your firms interest in the event and preferred floor layout. Please respond by Friday, February 17. CLICK HERE to learn more about Canstruction.

HardieDesign Contest

Enter your outstanding multi-family or commercial design project and you could win a custom video shoot and an advertorial spread in Dwell magazine (a $25,000 value). CLICK HERE to learn more.
(L-R - Laura Schellinger, Jim Schellinger, AIA, John Rigsbee, AIA, and Tim Jeffers)

2017 TAP Lifetime Achievement Award Winner

Congratulations to Jim Schellinger, AIA, Indiana Secretary of Commerce, who was recently named the 2017 TAP (Trade Association Professionals) Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Jim is a true citizen architect leader. Throughout his career Jim has used his insights, talents, training, and experience to contribute meaningfully, beyond self, to the improvement of the Hoosier community. He has led the way as an advocate for the broader purposes of architecture through civic activism and contributions. Again, congratulations to Jim Schellinger, AIA.

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. Indiana Landmarks, Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology, and Indiana University join in sponsoring the annual conference, hosted by Wabash April 25-28, 2017. Early bird discounts end March 10. CLICK HERE for information on sessions and registration.

Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care 2017 (SSHC-17)

Wright State University, UC Health and Heapy Engineering are co-hosting the 7th Annual Symposium on Sustainability in Health Care (SSHC-17).  The SSHC is an educational event for Healthcare providers and industry partners. New this year, ACHE (American College of Healthcare Executives) and TSHE (TriState Society of Healthcare Engineers) have joined the Symposium as Education Partners. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

Please Vote on the Top 25 "Must-See" Structures in Indiana

USA TODAY Travel and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) are teaming up to help travelers find the best buildings in America. USA Today has asked AIA Indiana to name 25 structures visitors to our state should see. We need your help to compile the list of the top 25 structures in Indiana that visitors should see.
Please send an email to: TopBuildingsInIndiana@gmail.com and tell us:
*FIVE structures that visitors need to see
*Include the city where it's located
*Include the name of the architect (if you know)
*In a sentence or two, tell us why a visitor would be interested
*If you have a photo of any of the structures you are nominating, please attach those, too.
*The deadline to vote is 5 p.m., February 10.
This is a great opportunity to get FREE recognition for Indiana, its architecture, and architects.
CLICK HERE to view the "25 must-see buildings in Iowa" featured in the January 17, 2017, USA Today.

Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

Join the Design Arts Society (DAS) at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 7 p.m., Thursday, February 23, for a special screening of Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future, followed by a post-film discussion with the director, Peter Rosen, and Saarinen's son, Eric, the director of cinematography. CLICK HERE to learn more.

AIA Indiana Names New Membership Development Director

AIA Indiana welcomes Jeff Echols, Assoc. AIA, as the new AIA Indiana Membership Development Director! Jeff can be reached at jechols@aiaindiana.org, 317-408-4322.
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