August 2, 2018

August 2018  

Wow... somehow August is here and, in just a couple of weeks, students across Kentucky will be returning to school! The summer break seems to have disappeared in the blink of an eye while we have been busily preparing for the important events coming up this fall - new officer nominations/elections, the KY/IN conference and an exciting day to celebrate our 2018 award recipients. 

Because of our partnership with the 2018 National Symposium, the conference will be unlike any other. Be sure to check out the article below and visit our website for more info on all four days of conversations, tours and events. 

In addition, our October 18 awards celebration at Limestone Hall in Lexington is shaping up to be quite a day, with presentation of our Honor Awards and Special Awards, the Annual Meeting & Election of 2019 Officers, Continuing Ed presentations, and a happy hour reception to honor and network with this year's recipients. We hope you will save the date and join us for this unique opportunity! Watch for details.
In This Issue
Upcoming Fall Conferences

The countdown is on for the  AIA KY/IN Convention, taking place September 26-29 in conjunction with the National Symposium, Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation. Visit a regional "mecca" of mid-century modern architecture and earn your CE for the entire year in 4 amazing days full of exciting local tours and engaging conversations in iconic buildings!

Symposium Programs & Learning Units
Educational facilities planners may also want to save the date for the Kentucky A4LE Conference, taking place October 25, 2018 at Louisville's Speed Art Museum, where they may earn up to 6 AIA LU | HSW. Save the date and watch for additional details to come!

KY Board of Architects Appointments

A reminder that two existing Board Member terms will expire in September 2018. Registered Architects interested in serving on the Kentucky Board of Architects should complete an online application and submit it to the director of Boards and Commissions in the Governor's office ASAP. 

Click here for the online application, which will include the requirement to upload a current resume. We would appreciate you letting Janet Pike know of your interest as well.

New Bill to Recognize Architecture as STEM

In a big win for architects, the US House of Representatives has passed the Senate version of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, which allows states to use federal money to modernize CTE curricula, including architecture. 

Competitions and Grants

(F.I.E.R.O.) annual Fire Station Design Awards
Submission Deadline: August 29, 2018

The Fire Industry Education Resource Organization (F.I.E.R.O.) annual Fire Station Design Awards Program recognizes excellence in fire station design and construction or related fire facilities design and construction. The awards program is open to design firms and fire departments that have brought a fire facility on-line during the last five (5) years or have a project "on-the-boards" that has not yet been approved for construction by the funding agency. Awards will also be given for outstanding examples of fire station additions and/or renovations as well as for deactivated fire stations adapted for reuse. More Info

Residential Architect Design Awards
Submission Deadline: August 31, 2018

The Residential Architect Design Awards (RADA) recognize outstanding work in advancing residential design. Projects may be submitted in one of 10 standard categories, plus an additional 3 special categories, and judging will take place in October 2018. Winning entries will be published in the December 2018 issue of ARCHITECT. More Info

Visit the AIA Kentucky Business Center for additional competitions, grants and scholarship opportunities!
The 2018 Membership Directory & Firm Profile was delivered in July. Check it out!
Member News

Member Benefit Spotlight
AIA KY's 2018 Member Directory & Firm Profile was delivered in July to all active members, as well as dozens of state/local owner agencies. We work hard on each issue of this annual publication to ensure that our members are connected and can be found by entities who may require architectural services. 

Employment & Achievements
We are pleased to congratulate the following members, who recently completed the ARE and received their license in the state of Kentucky:
  • Nathan Speck, AIA, RossTarrant Architects, Lexington
Firm News
JRA Architects is proud to announce the addition of three principals in the company: Les Olson, AIA, LEED AP of the Lexington office, and Michael Nett, AIA, and Colin Drake, AIA, LEED AP of the Louisville office. In addition to these three new principals, David Russell of the Lexington office was also promoted to Senior Associate of the firm.

Wow! Louisville-based firm, De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop (DPAW) has had a great month with three different projects garnering national attention:
  • Two projects - the Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center and Mason Lane Farm - were selected by ArchDaily for the list of '100 Best Wood Architecture Projects in the US'.
  • The Mason Lane Farm project will also be featured in an upcoming exhibit & publication on 'urban farming' at the Pavillon de l'Arsenal in Paris, which will open in September.
  • DPAW's Owsley Brown II History Center at the Filson Historical Society was selected as the Jury Winner in the Higher Education & Research Facilities category for the 2018 Architizer A+ Awards! This project was also nominated for the bi-annual Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize earlier this year.
Congrats to DPAW on the recognition of their talent and hard work!

Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since July 1, 2018)
  • Frederick P. Rawlings IV, AIA , Kentucky Heritage Council, Lexington
  • James C. Rawlings, AIA , Manna Inc., Louisville
  • Tisdel Distributing, Mason, OH, New Allied Sponsor

Bookmark AIA KY's web calendar to stay up to date on state/local events
Calendar of Events

AIA Kentucky and local chapter events are consolidated on a single calendar accessible via the  AIA Kentucky website. We'll post information about conferences, chapter events and other "happenings" of interest to the architectural community. A sampling of upcoming items to check out on the calendar:
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA Central KY Chapter's  E-News  for information about the following:
  • 2018 CKC Homes Tour
  • CE Opportunities
  • Upcoming Programs & Events
For additional information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on  Facebook or   Twitter.

EKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter's  
E-News  for more information about the following:
  • Design Slam 2018
  • CANstruction 2018
  • Upcoming CE Opportunities
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  FacebookTwitter and Instagram

CoD News

The College of Design is pleased to welcome Angus Eade as a new assistant professor in the School of Architecture. Eade, who will start with the college this month, was most recently an adjunct professor at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He earned his Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design, and his bachelor's from UC Berkeley.
Studio Kremer Architects hosted the 7/21 ARE 5.0 workshop on C&E

Sights on Success ARE Prep
Session 2 of our Sights on Success program got off to a great start with the Construction & Evaluation workshop on July 21. Thank you to Scott Kremer, AIA, Steven Ward, AIA and Matthew Harris from Studio Kremer Architects for leading this productive discussion and to Builders Exchange of Kentucky for sponsoring our food and beverage!

Currently preparing for the ARE? You can join us for additional workshops coming up on September 8 (Project Management) and October 20 (Practice Management). Learn More

Evolution of the ARE
Now that ARE 4.0 has retired, there are a few upcoming changes to ARE 5.0 that you should be aware of as you continue testing. Beginning October 1:
  • The cost per division will increase from $210 to $235. Seat credits may be purchased in advance of the increase if you plan to test within the next 12 months.
  • ARE 5.0 will reference the 2015 version of the International Building Codes.
  • ARE 5.0 will reference the 2017 family of AIA Contract Documents. The ARE will continue to address the standard agreements previously identified and candidates should expect to see additional questions related to the following contracts;
    • A133-2009, Owner-Construction Manager as Constructor Agreement
    • A195-2008, Owner-Contractor Agreement for Integrated Project Delivery
    • A295-2008, General Conditions of the Contract for Integrated Project Delivery
    • B195-2008; Owner-Architect Agreement for Integrated Project Delivery
Call for Entries: 2018 Emerging Professionals Exhibit
Submissions for the 2018 Emerging Professionals Exhibit are now being accepted, now until August 6. This is open to any architecture student, recent graduation, or architect licensed fewer than 10 years. Access Application

NCARB Makes Commitment  to Equity & Diversity
At an annual meeting in early July, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) approved an updated version of their "Model Rules of Conduct," proposing new ethical standards for the practice and teaching of architecture. Read More

NCARB also  released a statement to endorse a sustained commitment to improving diversity within its organization among NCARB staff, volunteer committees, and the 54 licensing boards in the U.S.  The statement outlines how architects are appointed to their licensing boards by governors (or a similar authority), which eventually leads them to NCARB's Board of Directors. It's pertinent for architects, and the profession at-large, to elevate diverse candidates for appointment.
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AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index
Update Your Profile
The Institute has already begun the early stages of renewal invoicing for 2019. Please visit 
aia.org/my-account a nd update your member profile ASAP to help them ensure timely and correct invoicing for Kentucky's members!

SFx Business Models Survey
The Small Firm Exchange (SFx) is conducting the 2018 Small Firms Business Models Survey to identify and measure the variety and commonalities in small firm business models with the goal of providing meaningful insight and analysis. The survey is intended for sole practitioners and for firms with a maximum of 10 total staff members.  Learn More

National Products & Resources
  • AIAU - 300+ instructors bring the industry's best learning to you.
  • The AIA Trust - Countless risk management resources for your practice.
  • Knowledge Communities - CE opportunities, discussion forums and research libraries on specific areas of practice that interest you. See all KC events.
The Last Word

NOW IS THE TIME to make your plans to attend the National Symposium in Columbus, Indiana, which also serves as the AIA IN/KY Convention this year.  An excellent group of highly engaging conversation sessions and interesting tours, as well as the AIA Trade Show, are on tap for the 3.5 day conference that begins in Indianapolis on Wednesday afternoon and continues Thursday through Saturday in Columbus.  Single, 2-day, 3-day and full conference registration options are available.   See the links provided in the "Fall Conferences" article above for details, HSW info on sessions, AIA hotel options and more.  Discounted early registration is now available, through August 17th, and many of the tours have limited availability, so we encourage you to REGISTER NOW to get the tours you want and the lowest Member prices.  This is a unique opportunity to experience expanded programming in collaboration with regional and national groups.  Expand your horizons and get inspired by all that Columbus and the Symposium have to offer.  Hope to see you there!

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President

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