November 2, 2017 - AIA Indiana/AIA Indianapolis E-Newsletter

November AIA Indianapolis Program - "The Reality of Reality"    

5 p.m. - 7 p.m., Thursday, November 9, 2017
Athenaeum Ball Room, 407 E Michigan 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 Reality of Reality" by Dawn Zuber, AIA - Earn 1 AIA/CES LU
People are hooked on reality TV, which has helped fuel the popularity of so many shows, especially on HGTV, where viewers get to see total transformation of houses. Dawn Zuber, AIA, was selected to design one of those transformations. She designed a complete remodel of an Ann Arbor, Mich. bungalow for HGTV's Urban Oasis in 2016. In Dawn's presentation she will be talking about her design and giving us a behind-the-scenes look at how houses are transformed so quickly. 
CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.
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Let AIA Indiana Make Your Life Easier

Are you looking for a health insurance program that offers stability and multiple plan designs all through a single point of contact? Then take a moment to view the newly formed AIA Indiana Group Association Employee Health Insurance Benefit Plan.
Firms will have the opportunity to apply for coverage with a December 1, 2017 effective date.  We are excited about this offering across Indiana. It will provide a stable insurance program with multiple plan designs, a technology platform and compliance support to any firm with at least 2 full-time employees (an owner counts as an employee).
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Federal Tax Reform Framework Released - Help Save the Historic Tax Credit! 

The federal historic tax credit was not included in the Republican leadership's outline for tax reform. The framework released by White House and Congressional leaders is intended to guide House and Senate tax writing committees, who will now begin to draft tax reform legislation.

AIA Indiana members meeting with Senator Todd Young's office regarding the federal historic tax credit. (L-R) Ron Fisher, AIA, Jonathan Young, AIA, Jay Kenworthy, Senator Todd Young's Indiana Communications Director, 2017 AIA Indianapolis President Dan Overbey, AIA, and Joe Yount, AIA.
Let's make sure the historic tax credit is included in the legislation currently under development. Act now to show Washington that historic preservation advocates are steadfast in our support of the historic tax credit's track record for creating jobs, revitalizing historic communities, and preserving our history. CLICK HERE to learn more.

ABA Forum on Construction Law presents "Construction Insurance"   

The ABA Forum on Construction Law is presenting a one-day program "Construction Insurance" in Indianapolis on November 3 at Barnes & Thornburg. The program will cover topics including: commercial general liability insurance; builders risk insurance; professional liability insurance; OCIPs and CCIPs; additional insureds; indemnity clauses; performance and payment bonds; subcontractor default insurance; and other related topics. CLICK HERE to learn more.

YAF Indy - Potential ARE Study Group 

The Young Architects Forum (YAF) Indy is considering creating a study group to help Indianapolis area emerging professionals prepare for the ARE. Please take a minute, CLICK HERE to complete a short survey to help them determine the best format to pursue.

32nd Annual Civil Engineering Professional Development Seminar 

The 32nd Annual Civil Engineering Professional Development Seminar is scheduled for November 16 at Purdue University. There will be six concurrent sessions including one on Organizational Leadership presented by the Signore Group. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

Meet the AIA Strategic Council

As part of the AIA's leadership structure, the AIA Strategic Council is charged with surveying the evolving climate of the profession, engaging in strategic planning that informs the overall goals of the Institute, and informing the Board of Directors and other Institute bodies about important professional issues and opportunities. Although it's not a governing body of AIA, the Council's work is vital to AIA's ability to serve the profession.
Because the Council is dedicated to connecting with and informing the membership at large, they have created the Strategic Council Handbook as a resource for the relationships that advance the work of the Council and the framework establishing its actions. For a more specific overview of the Council's endeavors throughout this year, members are also invited to review the 2017 Strategic Council Yearbook. CLICK HERE to learn more and to view the handbook and yearbook.


Study Architecture is a one-stop resource for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in the Architecture profession. Sponsored by the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, Study Architecture brings together colleges and universities, students and working architecture professionals to create a forum for sharing information and ideas. Together, we help students make an impact. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Fire Stopping, Professional Insurance, Practice Law and Ethics, Notre Dame Stadium Tour

AIA Northern Indiana and ASHRAE Northern Indiana are hosting a half-day CEU event and Stadium Tour at Notre Dame University. This program, which is scheduled for Thursday, November 16, is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to earn 4 AIA/HSW LU's and tour the recently completed Campus Crossroads/Notre Dame Stadium. The event also includes three speakers covering the following topics: Fire Stopping; Professional Insurance; and Practice Law and Ethics. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

2017 AIA Leadership Institute 

Join AIA on November 16 for a powerful, one-day leadership training event for architects. Earn up to 6.25 AIA/HSW LU's by participating at one of five Regional Venue locations (Bentonville, Arkansas; Detroit, Michigan; New Orleans, Louisiana; Pasadena, California; and Washington, DC) and learn essential leadership skills to take on a larger role in your firm and community. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Real Estate Trends 2018: Get Ready for What's Next 

ULI Indiana invites you to get ready for what's next by attending, "Real Estate Trends 2018" Tuesday, November 14, at Indy's historic Union Station. ULI Indiana's signature annual event kicks off with panels of industry leaders discussing trends in a variety of timely topics: "Housing Choices in a Changing World," "Tech and the Office Environment," and "Ecommerce and Industrial/Big Box Retail."
Keynote speaker Andrew Warren, director, real estate research at PwC, will provide an outlook on real estate and highlights from the publication, "Emerging Trends in Real Estate 2018," which will be followed by a response panel. In addition, ULI Indiana will celebrate its 10-year anniversary with some special announcements and conclude the day with a networking reception.
Real Estate Trends 2018 will be submitted for AIA, AICP, CPSM and PE continuing education units/professional development hours and may be eligible for LACES credits.
CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

RFQ for Western Michigan University's Student Center & Dining Facility Project 

Founded in 1903, Western Michigan University is a student-centered research university located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with an enrollment of approximately 23,000.  WMU is Michigan's sixth largest public university, attracting a diverse and culturally rich student body from across the United States and almost 100 other countries.
The University is seeking information and qualifications from Architectural/Engineering firms in the United States. WMU plans to pre-qualify interested firms for an upcoming project for a new Student Center & Dining facility on the WMU Main Campus. As a minimum, proposed design teams should have experience with 1) Student Center design and 2) Higher Education Dining facilities.
 The Qualifications questionnaire and instructions for submission may be obtained from Wendy Vander Meulen, Director of Logistical Services, at:  Questionnaires must be received no later than November 21, 2017 to be considered.  Phone contact: (269) 387-8800.

USGBC Indiana 

CLICK HERE to learn more about upcoming USGBC Indiana events and programs.
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AIA National News

Generative Design for Healthcare Planning Webinar
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST, Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Generative design, a method of design investigation utilizing algorithmic or rule-based systems to generate automated digital outputs, is gaining importance within schools of architecture and the design software development community. Often paired with parametric modeling tools, generative design techniques allow rapid production, analysis, and visualization of design options based on varied data inputs.  This session will present the concept of generative design using healthcare projects as case studies. Attendees will learn how the forefront of digital technology can shape the way programmers, planners, and designers approach healthcare design through cutting-edge research undertaken by Autodesk, Georgia Institute of Technology, and Perkins+Will. Earn 1 AIA/HSW LU. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

AIA Housing Awards - Call for Submissions
It's a life necessity, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and many people's first and most personal encounter with architecture: the house. By recognizing the best in home design, AIA Housing Awards show the world how beauty, safety, sustainability, and comfort can come together. CLICK HERE to learn more.
AIA/HUD Secretary's Awards - Call for Submissions
Affordable, accessible, and well-designed housing sets important benchmarks in the industry and proves that good design is not exclusive. The Office of the Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development is teaming with AIA's Housing Knowledge Community to celebrate projects that demonstrate these traits. CLICK HERE to learn more.

AIA Small Project Awards - Call for Submissions
These awards highlight the value of every contribution to a project and showcase standard-setting small projects, regardless of size and budget. Small Project Awards have a yearly theme and are given in three categories, offering opportunities for recognition to a wide range of project sizes and budgets. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Permit Streamlining: Architects as Change Agents Webinar
2 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST, Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Architects are natural leaders in helping communities move toward more effective and efficient permit processing. As the economy continues to improve, design professionals and code officials must find ways to perform quality service with less time and money. By working together, a win-win-win scenario emerges: code compliant buildings that can be permitted in less time, while meeting today's design, energy and sustainability performance standards.This program provides an overview of the core concepts behind high performance permit processing, case studies from across the country, and a road map for engagement of architects as leaders in shaping more effective and efficient permit processing. Earn 1 AIA/HSW LU. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

AIA Knowledge Community Events 
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