September 20, 2016 - AIA Indiana E-Newsletter

2016 AIA Indiana Design Award Winners

The 2016 AIA Indiana Design Awards were presented this past Thursday during the AIA Kentucky/ AIA Indiana Convention in downtown Lexington, KY. This year's jury chair was Paul Mankins, FAIA - substance architecture, Des Moines, IA. He was joined by David Riz, FAIA - Kieran Timberlake, Philadelphia, PA, and Marlon Blackwell, FAIA - Marlon Blackwell Architects, Fayetteville, AR.
The jury examined 66 design awards submissions and chose to recognize one with an honor award, three with merit awards, two with citation awards, and one 25-year award. CLICK HERE to view the award winners and their submissions.
2016 AIA Indiana Service Award Winners

AIA Indiana recognized influential designers and community leaders for advocating for great design and advancing the architecture profession this past Friday during the AIA Kentucky/AIA Indiana Convention in downtown Lexington, KY. CLICK HERE to view the 2016 AIA Indiana Service Award winners.
AIA Leadership Institute 

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FEMA P-154, Rapid Visual Screening of Buildings for Potential Seismic Hazards (pre-disaster) Training

The target audience for this training includes building officials, engineers, architects, building owners, emergency managers, risk analysts, and other interested citizens and volunteers. The training is scheduled for October 26 and 27, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., at The Grand Hall at Westlake Gardens, 400 N High School Rd, Indianapolis, IN, 46214. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register.

Beth Wood, AIA Named AIA Indiana Membership Development Director

Beth Wood, AIA, has joined the AIA Indiana staff as membership development director. In this new position for AIA Indiana, Wood will work with the more than 700 members of the statewide architecture trade organization.
Wood, of Noblesville, is a registered architect, who has experience at two of Indianapolis' largest architecture firms - Schmidt Associates and BSA LifeStructures. At Schmidt, Wood was most recently business development director for the higher education market. She started working at BSA LifeStructures as a project architect and then became the director of talent management and later director of corporate communications.
Wood is also a former adjunct professor at Ball State University College of Architecture and Planning, where she received her bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture.
"As AIA Indiana continues to grow and evolve, it was important we bring someone on board who understands the industry and can work directly with our members to make sure we're providing valuable and relevant programs and services," said Jason Shelley, executive director of AIA Indiana. "Beth will be a great asset in helping us do just that."
AIA Indiana offers a variety of programs and continuing education seminars and lectures for its members and the general public across the state.

Indianapolis Chapter CSI Trade Show

On September 28, 2016, the Indianapolis Chapter of CSI will present its 42nd Annual Design Indy Tradeshow. It will be held at the JW Marriott in Griffin Hall on the 2nd Floor. There will be three free AIA seminars available for attendees. CLICK HERE to learn more and register.

The Art of Architecture: Hand Drawing and Design

A conference exploring the role of hand drawing in architectural history, education, and practice is scheduled for September 29 - October 1, 2016. It is sponsored by the University of Notre Dame School of Architecture. Keynote speakers include Graham Wyatt of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, and Joseph Connors of the Harvard University Dept. of History of Art and Architecture, author of Borromini and the Roman Oratory. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Exhibit 2016 Symposium - Foundations and Futures

"Foundations and Futures," the 2016 inaugural symposium for Exhibit Columbus, will be held September 29 to October 1. In addition to a keynote session featuring the return of Columbus legends Deborah Berke, Will Miller, Robert A. M. Stern, and Michael Van Valkenburgh, you will hear from experts in architectural history, community members who built and maintain many city landmarks, leaders in manufacturing and fabrication, and all ten of the finalists in the J. Irwin and Xenia S. Miller Prize Competition. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Architects' Home Tour

The 2016 AIA Indianapolis Architects' Home Tour gives visitors a chance to tour private homes all designed by licensed, AIA architects. It has become one of the most popular and well-respected home tours in Indianapolis. The eight homes on the 2016 Architects' Home Tour, which takes place October 15 and 16, represent a variety of architectural styles and neighborhoods. CLICK HERE to learn more and to buy your discounted tickets!

Indiana Construction Roundtable (ICR) Annual Conference - Culture of Success! 

The 2016 ICR Annual Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, October 5, at the Ivy Tech Culinary Center, 2820 North Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN. The keynote speaker for this year's event is Kevin Sheridan, bestselling author of "Building a Magnetic Culture." Kevin is an Internationally-recognized Key-Note Speaker, a New York Times Best Selling Author, and one of the most sought-after voices in the world on the topic of Employee Engagement. AIA Indiana is an Association Sponsor of this event and AIA Learning Units will be available. CLICK HERE to learn more and to register. 

AIA National News

Vote for Your Favorite I Look Up Film  - This year's I Look Up Film Challenge generated 47 entries. Cast your vote by October 3 for the People's Choice Award.  Watch the films, vote for your favorite, and share it with friends and family on social media. CLICK HERE to learn more.
Call for Nominations: 2017 Committees Open AIA is seeking nominations from members interested in serving on AIA national committees. To nominate a member or to view all AIA national committees with openings in 2017. CLICK HERE to visit the nomination homepage (member login required).
AIA Members to be Featured on Instagram AIA plans to feature projects from AIA members on the Institute's Instagram account during the month of October.  If you are interested, email and ask for details. CLICK HERE to visit examples of previously featured members.   
AIA Knowledge Community Opportunities
*Register for the Committee on Design's fall conference in Portland, Oregon, October 6-9.  Registration ends September 23. CLICK HERE to learn more.

*Tackle the tough issues that mid-career architects face at the MiniMBA Symposium on September 29, held during the AIA South Atlantic Region 2016 Conference in Savannah. CLICK HERE to learn more.

* Register to attend the AAH webinar Research to Practice: Lighting for Improved Environment of Care on October 11, 2:00-3:00 PM, EDT. Earn 1.0 AIA LU/HSW. CLICK HERE to learn more.

Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant

The Center for Architecture and AIA NY are currently accepting applications for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. This grant is designed for early to mid-level architects to further their personal and professional development through travel. The grant is originally based on the idea of the Grand Tour, in which recent architectural graduates would travel through Europe experiencing art, architecture and culture first-hand. It focuses less on academic projects and more on self-directed education and self-fulfillment. Applications are due November 1st and the sole recipient will be awarded $15,000. CLICK HERE to learn more.
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Gold Level 
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