MAY 22, 2020

With more than a week of Phase 1 reopening under our belts and Phase 2 just beginning, many are looking to the silver lining of recent events.  While each day continues to bring hurdles, be reminded that there-in lies opportunity.  As we begin to settle back in, continue to adapt, press onward; let us look for the bright spots that will make this chapter of our lives valuable.  This week you will find a host of tools geared toward looking forward, reinventing, improvement and perserverence.


**AIA KY members are continuing to share and learn on our new community discussion board -  Join Here!

Check our  COVID-19 Resource Page  often for new info such as
And check our web calendar and AIAU  for educational opportunities, such as:
*PSMJ Resources is also offering a special discount for members of AIA Kentucky. Enter promo code AIAKY to receive $ 100 off any of their online Masterclasses

US Department of State Distributes AIA Alternative Care Sites

AIA National's COVID-19 Alternative Care Sites Assessment Tool is now being distributed around the world. Having been further refined by the CDC and the United States Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Department of State is now translating and distributing the tool internationally. Read more .

Business Planning Resources

Preparing for the Architect Registration Exam? AIA is offering free access to ArchiPrep® for Associate AIA members through August. If you need experience hours, AIAU's Emerge series is also free for Associate AIA members.

Applications are open now through August 14 for the 2020 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship. Apply today for this grant covering the full costs of the Architect Registration Examination, as well as study materials and access to ArchiPrep┬«.  Apply Here

Autocase is offering free access to their cloud-based software for the month of June, along with two free webinars on business case development and new product features. 


Economic Relief
AIA is working to ensure your priorities are included in the next federal COVID-19 response legislation, including making 501(c)(6) entities eligible for the Paycheck Protection Program. More information here.

Safe Recovery
Hear from AIA leaders who will provide an overview of state-level plans for reopening, resources and recommendations for members who are considering reopening their offices, and case studies from AIA state components who are shaping recovery plans.  Webinar here.


With things looking up, we are seeing a decreased demand for the curated content in these updates. Therefore, we will be resuming the regular editorial schedule for our monthly newsletters and this will be the last weekly blast for the foreseeable future. 

We hope that the resources in these communications have been useful to you and your colleagues and we are still here to support you!  You are welcome to contact our staff at and time to share your needs and concerns. We will  look forward to hearing from you and we hope that each of you continues to stay well!

Kelly E. Ives, AIA
AIA Kentucky Executive Director