May 24, 2017 - AIA Indiana E-Newsletter

AIA Indiana Breakfast with 2017 AIA National President Thomas Vonier, FAIA 

All AIA Indiana members and sponsors are invited to attend a breakfast with 2017 AIA National President Thomas Vonier, FAIA. Come and discuss the issues of the day and enjoy a wholesome breakfast. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, May 30, 8 a.m. - 9 a.m., at Axis Architecture & Interiors, 618 East Market St., Indianapolis, IN 46202. CLICK HERE to register.
Integrity One Technologies - special offer

If you haven't yet used Integrity One Technologies' Reprographics & Digital Imaging Center, you are missing out!  Any and all AIA members that have not yet worked with Integrity One will receive 40% off their first image, print, or plan room project in 2017.  Simply reference " 2017 AIA promo" in your project upload (for prints or plan room projects) or at time of pick up (for scans or other services).  To upload files to Integrity One follow this link and mention the promo in the comments box.

Preferred rates also available for Xerox multi-function and KIP wide format devices!!!  If you have any questions or project consultation needs, please contact the customer service team at 317-631-1000 or Brandon Daugherty at 317-532-4953.

Lisa Gomperts, FAIA, Elevated to the Prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows

Indianapolis architect Lisa Gomperts, FAIA, has been elevated to the prestigious American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows, an honor awarded to architects who have made significant contributions to the profession.   
Gomperts, a principal at Schmidt Associates, is the only Indiana architect to be named to the Fellows program this year. Fewer than 3 percent of the approximately 90,000 AIA members are distinguished with the honor.
Gomperts is a lead project manager and has successfully led and facilitated the completion of more than 50 projects throughout the state, including the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Services at Marian College, which houses the first Catholic College of Osteopathic Medicine in the country. Her vision helped transform a former historic courthouse into an engaging, modern-day business school for Indiana State University. She also was the lead architect for the design of the Indiana University Regenstrief Institute, a global leader in biomedical informatics.
Gomperts is vice president of AIA Indiana and a past president of AIA Indianapolis. She formerly served as chair of the national AIA education committee. 

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!

Godfather of Historic Preservation in Indiana Passes Away 

H. Roll McLaughlin, FAIA, an early and ardent advocate of preserving historic buildings in Indianapolis and throughout Indiana, died April 20 at 94. McLaughlin was president of James Associates Inc. in Indianapolis and played a key role in the founding of Historic Landmarks Foundation, which is now known as Indiana Landmarks. H. Roll McLaughlin was involved with the reconstruction and/or restoration of many historic buildings throughout Indiana, including Angel Mounds Historic Site, Morris Butler House Museum, Beck Chapel at Indiana University, DePauw University East College, City Market, New Harmony Opera House and many others.
In honor of H. Roll McLaughlin, FAIA, the AIA Indiana Design Awards' 25-YEAR AWARD has been renamed the H. ROLL MCLAUGHLIN 25-YEAR AWARD.
CLICK HERE to learn more about H. Roll McLaughlin, FAIA.

AIA Central Kentucky Procrastinator's Weekend in Historic Madison, IN 

AIA Indiana members have been invited to attend the AIA Central Kentucky Procrastinators Weekend event, which is being held in historic downtown Madison, IN, June 2 and 3. Attendees can earn up to 6.5 AIA LUs, 4 of which are HSW. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

Indiana Health Care Facilities Task Force - AIA Indiana Representative Opportunity 

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.
An AIA Indiana member will be on this task force. If you would like to be considered for this position, please send a letter of interest to AIA Indiana Executive Director Jason Shelley,, no later than May 31. The AIA Indiana Executive Committee will then select our representative.
Also, please email if you are interested in serving on the recently created AIA Indiana Health Care Facility Design Committee. This committee will receive reports and provide input to the Indiana Health Care Facilities Task Force AIA Indiana representative, among other things.
Do not hesitate to contact AIA Indiana Executive Director Jason Shelley,, 317-634-6993, if you have any questions.

Shape the Future of Building Codes

AIA architects are needed to help shape the direction of our nation's model construction codes. The International Code Council (ICC) is accepting applications to sit on its 2018/2019 Code Committees during the next code cycle to develop the 2021 editions of the ICC International Codes. These committees will have a significant influence on the content of these codes.
There are currently 17 Code Committees responsible for the review and evaluation of code change proposals submitted to the 2018 ICC International Codes (which will be published in fall 2017). The codes will be grouped into two cycles: 1. 2018 Group A Code Committees considering code change proposals (submitted before January 2018) at the 2018 Committee Action Hearing during the period of April 15 - 25, 2018 in Columbus, OH; 2. 2019 Group B Code Committees considering code change proposals (submitted before January 2019) at the 2019 Committee Action Hearing during the period of April 28 - May 8, 2019 in Albuquerque, NM.
CLICK HERE to access an application, which are due June 1, 2017. Those selected are authorized to travel at ICC's expense when participating at the Committee Action Hearings in April 2018 and/or April 2019. Also, if you do decide to apply for one or more ICC code committee, please send a note and a copy of your application to
Questions - please email or call Paul Karrer (Manager, AIA Building Codes Policy) at (202) 626-2562. 

The 2017 Exhibition Preview

Please join Exhibit Columbus as they reveal the 18 innovative installations in the 2017 exhibition, which opens to the public on August 26. After a fast-paced presentation, the Curatorial Team will be available to answer questions and discuss the exhibition. The preview will take place on June 5 in the Upland Pump House Banquet Hall, and is free and open to all ages. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

AIA Public Awareness Campaign 2017: Blueprint for Better

This year's campaign shines a light on the powerful social impact of architects and their work. In
partnership with their clients and communities, architects plant the seeds that blossom into stronger  neighborhoods, towns and cities. CLICK HERE to learn more about how AIA is getting the word out and  how you can become involved.

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.

Media Opportunity - Casting Director Searching for an Architecture Firm Owner 

A casting producer with ITV Creative, a New York and LA based production company, who has produced shows such as American Grit, Alone, Forged in Fire and Tackle My Ride, is working on a new series that will feature an architecture firm looking to hire new employees within the next few months. In this observational series, they would like to get behind the scenes of a job interview. There is no fee for firms to participate. The show will be connecting the selected firm with a reputable recruitment firm to help find the best candidates to interview your open position. CLICK HERE to view the promo of the UK version of the show. CLICK HERE to learn more

Duncan G. Stroik, AIA is 2017 Clem Labine Award Laureate

AIA Indiana member Duncan G. Stroik, AIA, has been named winner of the 2017 Clem Labine Award. Stroik is an author, editor, educator and classical architect, and heads up the firm of Duncan G. Stroik Architect, LLC, in South Bend, IN. He was also one of the first professors in the Classical Architecture Program at the University of Notre Dame, working with Thomas Gordon Smith, founder of that program. This annual award is given for exceptional work that promotes beauty and humane values in the built environment, with primary emphasis on unpaid, pro bono service. The award will be presented on July 18, during the Traditional Building Conference, in Salem, MA. CLICK HERE to learn more. Congratulation Duncan Stroik, AIA!

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! 

AIA National News

Understand the 2017 AIA Owner/Architect Agreements 
This free webinar will provide insight into the newly revised 2017 Owner-Architect agreements. Presenters will also discuss the new Sustainable Projects Exhibit and explore how it can provide a positive impact on the health and safety of building occupants. The webinar is scheduled for June 1, 2-3 p.m., and attendees can earn 1.5 LU HSW. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register

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.

2017 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship
Applications are being accepted for the AIA & Architects Foundation ARE Scholarship. Eligible applicants are Associate AIA members who are eligible to take the ARE. Recipients will receive study materials and funding to cover the cost of the ARE. CLICK HERE to learn more. 

2017 COTE Top Ten Recipients
Now in their 21st year, the COTE Top Ten Awards highlight projects that exemplify the integration of great design and great performance. Submissions are required to demonstrate how the project aligns with COTE's rigorous criteria for social, economic, and ecological value. CLICK HERE to view the 2017 recipients.

Academy of Architecture for Health
Webinar Case Study: A Beacon of Hope-The Kaiser Kraemer Radiation Oncology Center
CLICK HERE to register for the webinar, which is scheduled for June 13, 2017 at 2 p.m.-3 p.m. Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW. 

Academy of Architecture for Health Case Study Library
The Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) has announced its first case study library for healthcare architects, designers and planners, along with their clients, to use as a benchmarking tool. It utilizes six of the seven 2016 AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Award recipients with the goal of "bridging the gap" between research and practice. CLICK HERE to learn more.
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