July 11, 2017 - AIA Indiana E-Newsletter

2017 AIA Indiana Design Awards - Call for Entries 

All AIA Indiana member architects in good standing or AIA member architects in good standing with projects located in Indiana are invited to compete for Honor, Merit, and Citation Design Awards to be presented at the Annual AIA Indiana Design Awards Program. Submissions are due August 18. CLICK HERE to learn more!  

2017 AIA Indiana Service Awards - Call for Submissions 

Named for three of Indiana's significant architects, three of these awards have a strong history and importance to the architectural community of Indiana. Edward Pierre, Juliet Peddle, and Walter Blackburn each impacted Indiana architects in their own special way and are recognized for their special contributions. The Distinguished Firm Award was added in 2009, the Young Architect Award was added in 2010, and the AIA Indiana Gold Medal Award was added in 2012. CLICK HERE to learn more.

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 400 architects and allied professionals from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. CLICK HERE to access exhibitor/sponsor information. More information regarding keynote speakers and registration will be coming soon!

USA Today - 25 Must-See Buildings in Indiana 

It's a good sign when AIA Indiana's own media coverage gets its own media coverage.  Indiana Limestone Company recently put out a press release about AIA Indiana's 25-must see places in Indiana list in USA Today. Within their press release they mentioned the fact Governor Eric Holcomb tweeted about the list! CLICK HERE to view the press release. CLICK HERE to view the list in the USA Today.

Participate in the 'Built to Last' Project - A Study of Architects  

Professor Brady Firth and Jordan Nielsen from the University of Iowa are conducting the "Build to Last" project, an independent research effort to learn more about how architects cope with the stresses of their profession.

AIA Indiana has agreed to let them reach out to our membership and offer the opportunity to participate in the study because we believe your responses can contribute to their research, and hope the results can help us learn more about the forces that impact Indiana architects, and how AIA Indiana can aid you in your professional development and success.

Those of you who choose to participate in the study will complete three online surveys (about 10 minutes each) over the next several weeks, sent directly to you by Brady and Jordan. At the end of the study, they'll share an overview of their findings with us. All of your individual responses will remain anonymous and confidential.

Those who complete the three surveys will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Amazon.com gift card.

We encourage you to consider participating in order to help Brady and Jordan with their research, but to also help us all of us learn more about our meaningful profession. CLICK HERE to learn more about the study and how to participate. 

"Common Acoustical Issues and Solutions for Houses of Worship" - Presented by new AIA Indiana Sponsor Haverstick Designs  

The event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 2, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., at St. Paul's Episcopal Church (Lilly Room), 6050 N Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208. Room acoustics is often the most overlooked aspect of any room's sound system, while arguably being the most important.  A good acoustical environment is critical for communicating through spoken word or music.  Please join Gavin Haverstick, founder of Haverstick Designs, who will be presenting a seminar on common acoustical issues and solutions found in Houses of Worship. Registration is required. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register! 

Indiana Health Care Facilities Task Force  

During this past session of the Indiana General Assembly, SB 112 passed into law and established the Indiana Health Care Facilities Task Force. The task force will: study and review hospital and health facility licensure; study, review, and update the American Institute of Architects guidelines for hospitals and health care facilities; and study, review, and update National Fire Protection Association standards for hospitals and health care facilities.
Gary Vance, FAIA will represent AIA Indiana on the task force and will chair the  recently created AIA Indiana Health Care Facility Design Committee, which is scheduled to meet at 1 p.m., Tuesday, July 25, at MKM architecture + design, 119 W Wayne St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Please contact AIA Indiana Executive Director Jason Shelley (jshelley@aiaindiana.org or 317-634-6993)  if you are interested in attending this meeting and/or serving on the committee.

American Society of Landscape Architects - Indiana Chapter

CLICK HERE to learn more about upcoming events. 

Exhibit Columbus Preview Party 

Come for an evening of cocktails, food, and entertainment in celebration of architecture, design, and community. On August 25, the eve of Exhibit Columbus opening, the Preview Party will be an occasion to meet and honor the five J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize winners, other designers whose work is being presented in the 2017 exhibition, and those who have helped make this exhibition possible. Join the Exhibit Columbus team, the Columbus community, and others coming from near and far in celebrating this exciting event. CLICK HERE to learn more.

The A'18 Call for Proposals 

Each year, the AIA Conference on Architecture features hundreds of speakers and an unrivaled range of education sessions on emerging trends, thought-provoking topics, practice strategies, and some of the most interesting ideas in architecture. If you're a subject matter expert with a great concept for an A'18 education session, you are invited to submit your proposal by August 1, 2017. CLICK HERE to learn more! 

How to Talk About Architecture with Clients and the Public

While there is great respect for architects, there's little understanding of what we do, or how our work affects others. It's our job to help others understand what we do, and more importantly, why it's important to them. We know well that when we collaborate closely with clients, we can design and build better homes, communities and public spaces that benefit all. Supported by a tremendous amount of research and developed with AIA members, the AIA Message Book helps bridge the gap between architects and the public. The AIA Message Book assists you in explaining the work of architects. Using proof points, statistics, and anecdotes grouped in topic areas that you can customize, this guide will help with your communications and messaging efforts. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Health Insurance Survey for Firm Leaders 

The AIA Indiana Board of Directors is exploring the formation of an association sponsored group health insurance plan for our members. Your assistance is needed to help the board better gauge the level of interest and feasibility of such a plan. CLICK HERE to access a five question survey. Please complete and return the survey by July 31. 

Want to Barnstorm Indiana? 

Join the Indiana Barn Foundation for a weekend of fun including a bus tour, food, AIA learning Units, and live music on Friday, July 21, and Saturday, July 22. CLICK HERE to learn more!

The Seller-Doer Symposium: Building Your Bottom Line Through Business Development 

Now more than ever, firms are relying on their technical staff to help build profitable business relationships. But, is your firm prepared to do it effectively? Clients want to meet the technical staff from the get-go. They want to see what you and your firm have to offer, to answer their technical questions, and see how they connect with you. This symposium, Building Your Bottom Line Through Business Development, which is scheduled for July 12, can help build these necessary skills. CLICK HERE to learn more.

AIA Northern Indiana Golf Outing 

The AIA Northern Indiana Golf Outing is scheduled for Thursday, July 20, at Knollwood Country Club, West Course, 16633 Baywood Ln., Granger, IN. CLICK HERE to learn more, register, and/or become a sponsor! 

What Have You Done for Me Lately?

Do you ever find yourself asking this question when it comes to the value of your AIA membership? The truth is there are countless ways the Institute is working every day to serve you at the national, state, and local levels. With this in mind, AIA has developed new member-centric engagement web pages showcasing the many benefits of membership. These pages can help you at every stage of your career to get started, get connected, get engaged, and get ahead, both in your membership and in the profession. CLICK HERE t o learn more!

AIA National News

AIA's New Foresight Report and Tools 
AIA's new Foresight Report offers an environmental scan looking at trends that could transform our profession. Digital copies are free for members. Two new tools are also available for members only: a PowerPoint deck with select data points to use and a strategic foresight planning workbook. CLICK HERE for more information.

Emerge by AIAU - Architectural Experience Program (AXP)
Emerge by AIAU, a new course series, provides emerging professionals on the path to licensure with experience hours in NCARB's Architectural Experience Program (AXP). Courses in this series are free for Associate AIA members. You can gain extra experience hours that you might not get in a firm on your own time, on your own terms. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

Architectural Billings Index
Business conditions continue to show encouraging trends in the ABI for May 2017. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

Honors & Awards Submissions
Get ready to show your best work! The Institute is now accepting submissions for the 2018 AIA Awards, in each of the following categories: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Regional & Urban Design, Twenty-five Year Award. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Design for Aging Review Awards
Submit your project for the Design for Aging Review Awards, 14th Edition by July 17. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Architecture for Health, Perspectives Beyond Architecture for Healthcare
Healthcare Webinar on July 18, 2017 at 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. Earn 1 AIA HSW LU! CLICK HERE to learn more and to register. 
Business Models for Small Architectural Firms 2017 Survey
The purpose of the survey it to identify and measure the variety and commonalities in existing small firm models, with the goal of providing meaningful insight and analysis. This survey is being conducted through the AIA SFx (Small Firm Exchange), with assistance from the Knowledge Communities AIA CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) and AIA SPP (Small Project Practitioners). This survey is for AIA members who are (i) sole practitioners and (ii) architects in firms engaged in whole or in part in the practice of architecture, with a maximum of 10 total staff members. The survey contains five parts and is to be completed by one representative of each Small Firm. CLICK HERE to learn more.

AIA Knowledge Community Events 
CLICK HERE to access a full list of AIA Knowledge Community events.
AIA Indiana Breakfast with 2017 AIA National President Thomas Vonier, FAIA
Thank you to 2017 AIA National President Thomas Vonier, FAIA for meeting with AIA Indiana members in Indianapolis on May 30, 2017! CLICK HERE to view photos from the event.
Platinum Level Sponsor
Click here to visit the Repro Graphix, Inc. website.

Platinum Level Sponsor
Click here to visit the LP Building Products website.

Thank you to all our sponsors!

Gold Level 
Click here  to visit the Integrity One Technologies, Inc.  website.

Silver Level 
Bronze Level
Allied Level
AIA Indiana & AIA Indianapolis Government Relations Support Sponsor
AIA Indiana Technology Symposium Partner
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