March 6, 2017 - AIA Indianapolis E-Newsletter

March AIA Indianapolis Program - "The Past is the Present in Columbus" 

5 p.m. -7 p.m., Thursday, March 9, 2017
Hosted by Ball State University's College of Architecture and Planning at The Platform @ City Market, 202 E. Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

*5 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Networking, Hors D'oeuvres, Beer, Wine, Soft Drinks
*6 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Presentation - "The Past is Present in Columbus" - presented by Richard McCoy, Director, Landmark Columbus - Earn 1 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!

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2017 AIA Indianapolis Architects' Home Tour - Call for Entries

The AIA of Indianapolis Architects' Home Tour Committee needs your help in identifying homes for the upcoming 2017 Architects' Home Tour. The tour will take place September 16 & 17, 2017.
As always, we're looking for uniquely designed new and renovated homes in Indianapolis or in a nearby community. Please email Ashley Thornberry, Assoc. AIA,, 2017 AIA Indianapolis Home Tour Chair, by Tuesday, March 14, 2017, if you would like to submit a home that's completed or will be completed no later than June 1.
The mission of The 2017 Architects' Home Tour is to demonstrate the value of architects and thoughtful design for residential construction to the general public.  The main goal of the tour is to increase the use of architects in residential construction by showcasing those on the tour, as well as to raise funds for the Indianapolis AIA chapter.
Results of the 2016 Architects' Home Tour
*Nearly 800 people attended the tour (despite a day of rain).
*Homes were featured in multiple media outlets, including The Indianapolis Star, Fox59, Indy Channel, and WFYI.
*More than 10,000 people viewed the Home Tour video, and we connected with thousands more through paid online advertising and social media marketing. CLICK HERE to view the video.

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 . 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.

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.

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.            
The renovation of the Coalition's Center for Women and Families offers a chance to bring positive changes to the homeless community in Orlando. Since 1987, the Coalition has provided temporary residence and comprehensive services to help its clients' economic and housing stability. The Coalition, one of the few emergency shelters in the area that accepts intact families, provides shelter, nutritious meals, and helps their clients develop a plan for self-sufficiency.
No other project in the industry brings together such a large group of architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, and other volunteers to do such an ambitious project in an underserved community. Help AEC Cares improve the lives of those who need it most.

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.

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.

AIA National Photography Competition Deadline:  March 15, 2017

Competition is open to all AIA members, including AIAS members and architects currently registered in the United States. The competition was founded to capture and showcase the talent of the architects and design professionals through their photographs. Top four prizes are cash awards; $500 - $200 and top fourteen photographs will be exhibited at the AIA Convention in Orlando, Florida. In addition, the top fourteen images will be made into note cards, with each winner provided a complimentary set. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Artist & Public Life Residency 

Located in the Garfield Park neighborhood of Indianapolis, Indiana, this long-term ownership residency program is an innovative approach to supporting artists and designers who use their talents and skills to help drive positive change in the community. Our goal is to allow artists and designers enjoyable and equitable home ownership while they work, in part, to collaborate with other neighbors and boost the culture, creativity, diversity, livability, safety, health, and economy of the local and greater community. CLICK HERE to learn more.
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Gold Level 
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