January 9, 2017 - AIA Indiana E-Newsletter
"IN_Fill" Design Competition - deadline extended to February 28!   

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.

Please Vote on the Top 25 "Must See" Structures in Indiana by January 15

USA Today wants AIA Indiana's input on the top 25 "must see" structures in Indiana. This will be part of a special travel project USA Today is doing in 2017 to feature some of the best architecture visitors should see throughout the US. It will feature 25 places in every state.
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., January 15.
This is a great opportunity to get FREE recognition for Indiana, its architecture and architects. 

Nominations Sought for State's Top Restoration Project 

Indiana Landmarks seeks nominations for the annual Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration.
The prize, a large silver cup, goes to the owner of a historic structure that has been restored following the highest standards in method, materials and design. Eligible owners include individuals, companies, nonprofit organizations, institutions and government entities. Anyone may submit a nomination-the owner, architect, engineer, contractor, neighbor, appreciative citizen.
The restoration must have been completed within the past two years, and the structure must be in active use. The selection committee looks for a restoration that has had a significant, beneficial impact on its neighborhood or community.
Indiana Landmarks inaugurated the Cook Cup for Outstanding Restoration in 2007, when the prize went to the award's namesake family in honor of its transformation of the West Baden and French Lick Springs hotels in southern Indiana. Previous winners have included Butler University for the renovation of Hinkle Fieldhouse, the City of Elkhart for the Lerner Theatre restoration, and the late Richard Ford for the Charley Creek Inn, a hotel in Wabash.
The Cook Cup winner will receive an engraved silver cup on April 29, at Indiana Landmarks' annual Rescue Party in Indianapolis.
CLICK HERE to learn more and access a nomination form. The deadline for nominations is January 23, 2017.

AIA National Convention Has a New Name

The convention's new name is A'17, the AIA Conference on Architecture. It's still the architecture and design event of the year and will continue to embrace the people and topics that influence our work, careers, and communities.The event will be focused on Anticipating a Better Tomorrow. AIA members will save $300 with early bird rates, young professionals save an additional 30%, and new members (since May 22, 2016) can register for FREE! CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

AIA Knowledge Community Opportunities

2017 AIA SPP Pop-Up Competition is open with the theme Reflection. The winning entry will be presented at AIA Convention 2017 in Orlando. CLICK HERE to learn more.

COTE Top Ten submissions are due January 18 before 5 p.m. ET. CLICK HERE to learn more.

AAH webinar Patient Safety Fundamentals for Healthcare Architects-Part 2 on February 14, 2017 at 2-3pm ET. Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register. 

The Justice Facilities Review is accepting submissions until February 13, 2017. Submit your project-built or unbuilt-to help document best practices in planning and design for justice architecture. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Heart of Texas: Committee on Design's 2017 Spring Conference in Austin is now open.  CLICK HERE to learn more.
Historic Resources Committee's Taliesin Colloquium: A New Paradigm for Architecture: The Convergence of Preservation, Environment, and Design. February 10-12, 2017, Taliesin West, Scottsdale, Arizona. CLICK HERE to learn more.

ACTIVE CITY, a multidisciplinary exchange of ideas on how the intersection of health and urban design is shaping communities, is January 26-27 in Tampa, Florida. CLICK HERE to learn more and register.
Purchase the Design for Aging Review 13th Edition. This comprehensive review of architectural design trends in aged-care facilities will appeal to aged-care providers, developers, users, and advocates; architects, and interior, landscape, and other design professionals. CLICK HERE to purchase.
The Justice Facilities Review 2016 book is now available; download the book or purchase a print copy to learn about these 8 unique courthouses. CLICK HERE to learn more.

AIA National News

2017 Diversity Recognition Program - The AIA Diversity Recognition Program recognizes architects, components, and others for exemplary commitment and contributions to diversifying the profession of architecture. The updated submission deadline is January 11, 2017. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Gentle Reminder - Don't forget to renew your membership for 2017! You can also sign up for AIA's extended payment plan. CLICK HERE to learn more.
The new AIA contract documents website launched November 21. It is designed to provide a better user experience that includes easy-to-use search and filter functionality, integration of document reference material, and a more streamlined purchase process. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

2017 AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention

Save the dates, September 27-29, for the 2017 AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention, which will be held in downtown Indianapolis in historic Union Station.
Platinum Level Sponsor
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Gold Level 
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