February 28, 2018
What's Happening: East Kentucky and Beyond
KET Annual Telefund: 
Each year AIA EKC participates in the KET Telefund by providing volunteers to answer the phones during the annual pledge drive at their studios off Cooper Drive here in Lexington. We have agreed to do this once again on Saturday, March 17th from 5:00 - 11:00pm. The evening includes a catered dinner and a chance to meet your fellow AIA members during an event that is fast-paced and fun.

AIA EKC needs YOU to be part of this wonderful event as we seek to have at least 20 volunteers for the evening to support our chapter and local community. Please register via the separate email that was sent on 2/21/18 or by clicking here - AIA EKC Annual Telefund 

UK College of Design - Job Fair: 
Kentucky firm leaders looking to recruit for open positions in their companies are cordially invited to participate in the UK College of Design's Job Fair at UK - Pence Hall on Wednesday, April 4th from 11 - 3:00pm. Desk Critiques and Mixer will be from 3 - 5:00pm. This event will include an opportunity to display your firm info, participate in desk crits and mingle with CoD students and faculty. Plus you can reserve space to conduct interviews on site.

Space is limited and spots will go fast. Download the Employer Information Form to reserve your spot today and contact Charlotte Leedy at the CoD with any questions.

UK College of Design - Lectures Series & Events: 
Below is a compiled list of events for February, March, April & May of this semester. Please watch the COD website ( for official announcements, which may include updates regarding time, location, etc.

2/28 - Jeanne Gang Lecture - (5:00pm Louisville Central Community Center) 
3/5  - Open Design Symposium - (4:00pm 21c Hotel Downtown Lexington)
3/9  - Interior's Sharing Session - (9:00 - 10:00am UK Funkhouser Peace Gallery Rm #103)
3/15 - Pope Villa Seminar: Darwin Stapleton - (5:30pm Thomas Hunt Morgan House)
3/26 - Patrick Hobgood Lecture: Hobgood Architects - (5:00pm in UK Pence Hall Rm #209)
3/30 - Alan Ricks Lecture: MASS Design Group - (4:00pm UK Memorial Hall)
4/9  - Diana Agrest Film Showing & Panel Discussion - (5:00pm UK Woodward Hall)
4/11 - Interior's Sharing Session - (9:00 - 10:00am UK Funkhouser Peace Gallery Rm #103)
4/25 - Interior's Grad Studio Reviews - (1:00 - 4:00pm Williamsburg, KY - UK Extension Office)
4/30 - Studio Louisville End of Year Show - (Time TBD - EOP Louisville)
5/2  - Studio Louisville End of Year Show - (Time TBD - EOP Louisville)
5/4  - College of Design End of Year Show  
AIA KY - Committee Openings: The AIA Kentucky Board of Directors has authorized the formation of several new committees and is seeking individuals who are interested in contributing to these groups. If you have an interest or expertise in one or more of the following categories, please contact Janet Pike, Hon. AIA for additional information:
  • Building Codes Committee (standing)
  • Health Care Codes Committee (ad hoc)
  • Women In Architecture (standing)
  • Disaster Assistance Committee (under discussion)
  • 2018 AIA KY/IN Convention Committee (ad hoc)
Lexington Emerging Professionals Network

The Lexington Emerging Professionals Network (LEPN) was started in October of 2016, to provide architectural emerging professionals in the Lexington area an opportunity to network and participate in fellowship with their peers. The LEPN will hold monthly meet-ups at local restaurants, where all area emerging professionals will be welcomed regardless of AIA membership. The goal of the LEPN is to engage all emerging professionals in the larger Lexington architectural community. If you are an emerging professional in the Lexington area, please follow them on Facebook and stay up-to-date on future events.

Learning Opportunities
East Kentucky's "Third" Thursday Lunches 
Free Lunch and Drinks Provided to AIA/NCARB Members
Topic:         'Sustainable Forestry Initiative' 
Presenter:   Sierra Pacific Windows - David Morris   
Sign Up:     Contact Jody Boelhauf, AIA
When:        March 15, 2018 ~ 11:50am - 1:00 pm: (1 AIA LU/HSW)
Where:       Lexington Public Library - Tates Creek Branch 
                 3628 Walden Drive - Lexington, KY 40517 

EKC Upcoming CEU's & Building Tours: if you have suggestions for CEU topics or opportunities for local building tours, please contact: Jody Boelhauf, AIA 
Good News!

AIA EKC would like to extend a warm welcome to its newest members:   
  • Barry Richardson, Assoc. AIA ~ Bristol Group, Lexington

  • CMTA Engineers ~ Allied Sponsor
If you have other news to share with the members of EKC, please let us know

Upcoming Events
2/28/18 - Jeanne Gang Lecture - Louisville Community Center - 5:30 - 7:00pm
3/6/18  -  AIA CKC/CSI Louisville Trade Fair - Faulkner Gallery - Louisville, KY - 12 - 6:00pm
3/6/18   - EKC March Executive Board Meeting - SCB Architects - Lexington, KY - 12 - 1:00pm
3/12/18 - Grassroots Convention - San Diego, CA
3/15/18 - EKC Third Thursday CEU Seminar - LPL Tates Creek Branch - 11:50 - 1:00pm
3/28/18 - A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp - Builders Exchange Office - Louisville, KY 
6/21/18 - AIA National Convention - New York City, NY 
EKC S ays "Thank You!" to the Allied Benefactors & Sponsors of AIA Kentucky

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