February 2, 2018

February 2018  

It's game time! February has arrived, and millions of Americans are eagerly awaiting the spectacle of Super Sunday. Whether it's the competition, the commercials, or the concert, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Similarly, AIA KY is enthusiastic about the variety of opportunities that we are offering now and in the months ahead. Whether you are a recent graduate, an ARE candidate, a project manager, or a firm leader, we have something for you to dive into!

Next week is our annual Legislative Breakfast for those who are interested in advocating for the practice of Architecture and, later this month, our Sights on Success participants will embark on their journey toward licensure. In March, we will host a nationally acclaimed Project Management Bootcamp right here in Kentucky and, later this year, we plan to offer AXP training for both licensure candidates and supervisors.

In addition to all of this, we are seeking individuals who would like to get engaged in several newly-formed committees. (See below for details.) So whatever your interests, and regardless of the stage in your career, AIA Kentucky has something for you. Check out more of what is happening below and feel free to contact us at any time with questions about getting plugged in. We are always happy to hear from you!
In This Issue
AIA KY Day at the Capitol

AIA Kentucky's annual Legislative Breakfast is next week, on Thursday, February 8. This event is an excellent opportunity to meet your elected representatives to introduce yourself, talk about what you do, and discuss pending bills that could affect architects in Kentucky. Please help us represent our profession in Frankfort -  Sign up Today !
PSMJ Project Management Bootcamp
Register by Feb. 16 and Save $100!

March 28-29 at Builders Exchange of KY, Louisville
AIA Kentucky has partnered with PSMJ Resources, Inc. to bring their renowned A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp to Kentucky!  PSMJ offers their training programs throughout the country, but never in Kentucky and rarely close enough to avoid costly travel/overnight expenses.  We're changing that in 2018!

This intensive two-day Bootcamp helps Project Managers to improve project delivery, financial performance, and client satisfaction. Designed for Project Managers at any stage in their career, PSMJ's A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp compresses a wealth of knowledge and insight built from decades of real-world PM experience into two engaging days.  These are must-know strategies and must-have techniques of today's most successful project managers!

AIA members receive $200 off the standard PSMJ fee, an additional $100 off for early registration, and 25% off for the 3rd and all subsequent registrants from a firm.  You won't find a better opportunity - at a lower price - for Project Management training of this caliber, so sign yourself and/or your associates up today!! 

Committee Openings - We Need You!

The AIA Kentucky Board of Directors has authorized the formation of several new committees and is seeking individuals who are interested in contributing to the work of 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)
Renewal Reminder

We began the year at a record membership high and we want to continue this upward trend! You still have time to renew for 2018, so be sure to do so ASAP to avoid a lapse in your membership benefits. Contact Kelly Ives, AIA if you need an additional copy of your renewal invoice and request a  Dues Installment Plan if you are not currently able to make your payment in full.

Note to Firm Principals: Please be sure to complete the supplemental dues section of the invoice (either on paper or online) and add the correct amount to your individual dues. AIA Kentucky bylaws require this additional dues payment from one architect principal per firm (including sole practitioners) in order to support our advocacy efforts on behalf of the profession and this payment also ensures your Firm Profile listing in our annual directory publication. Questions? Contact Kelly Ives, AIA

Save A Sample!

Did you know that you can donate your unneeded samples to local design schools? Check out ' Save A Sample' - a non-profit, nationwide recycling drive that makes it easy (and fun!) for designers to donate materials and samples to local design students preventing "tons" of materials from going to landfill. Learn More

Michell Allen Ritz CEO, Chester Michell (at left) and new president David Allen, AIA
Member News

Member Benefit Spotlight
Did you know that AIA has a public-facing website, dedicated to educating people about the value of design and the benefits of working with an architect? Check out the resources available at Topic A!

Firm News
MTR Architects, in downtown New Albany, recently changed its name to Michell Allen Ritz Architects LLC to reflect the addition of architect David Allen, AIA as the company's new president. Previously, Allen was part of the leadership team at Cox, Allen & Associates Architects Inc. in Louisville.

The name change also reflects the departure of Lawrence Timperman, AIA who left to join Kovert Hawkins Architects Inc., which has offices in Jeffersonville and Louisville. 

Employment and Achievements
Ted Van Zee has joined the team at  integrity/Architecture. Ted was hired as an Architectural Designer, and comes to i/A by way of Western Kentucky University and Southern Illinois University. Welcome, Ted!

Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since January 1, 2018)
  • George W. Abert, AIA, Gulf Coast State College, Paducah
  • Joseph Bischoff, AIA, Stengel Hill, Louisville
  • Barry Richardson, Assoc. AIA, Bristol Group, Lexington
  • Sara Woods, AIA, K. Norman Berry Associates Architects, Louisville
  • CMTA Consulting Engineers, 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

Registration Open for CKC/CSI Trade Fair
Architects, Engineers, Interior Designers and Facility Managers do not want to miss this in Louisville at the Faulkner Gallery on March 6th, Noon-6PM! 
Hosted by AIA Central Kentucky and CSI Louisville, this one-day event features speakers Bill Weyland, David Tomes, Gill Holland and Jeff O'Brien!  Find out who they are and why this is such a great event!  

CKC Assists in Successful SDAT Grant Application
AIA Kentucky and AIA Central Kentucky recently assisted the city of Jeffersonville, in their successful  application for an AIA-SDAT grant. The city was selected for the community assistance team program, and will be engaging AIA members from both KY and IN in the planning process throughout this year. Congratulations to the City of Jeffersonville on this exciting opportunity, which is likely to benefit local communities on both sides of the Ohio!

View the latest edition of the AIA Central KY Chapter's 
E-News  for information about the following:
  • 2018 Membership Grants
  • AIA CKC/CSI Trade Fair
  • Upcoming Programs and 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:
  • 2018 Officers and Directors
  • UK CoD News
  • Upcoming Programs & Events
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  Facebook or  Twitter.

NKY News

Save the Date for NKY Restoration Weekend on March 10, 2018!

Periodic updates on NKY news, events and activities can also be found on the AIA Northern Kentucky website.

CoD News

Jeanne Gang Lecture 2/28
The College of Design will host a lecture by Jeanne Gang, FAIA, the recipient of this year's College of Design Brown Forman Visiting Chair Endowment, Wednesday, Feb. 28 from 5:30-7 p.m. at the Louisville Community Center. Mayor Greg Fischer will give the opening remarks for this presentation, which is free and open to the public.
Dr. Gregory Marinic Published in "The African Metropolis"
Dr. Gregory Marinic, Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Interiors and Associate Professor in the College of Design, was recently featured in "The African Metropolis: Struggles over Urban Space, Citizenship, and Rights to the City." His chapter - The Rise, Fall, and Reemergence of Ponte City -examines the architectural, political, and demographic history of Ponte City, an apartheid-era Brutalist residential tower in Johannesburg that incrementally transformed into a multicultural and socio-economically diverse community. 

Click to follow the Lexington Emerging Professionals Network and stay tuned for the next EP Meet-up

Mentorship by Design
The MbD program will hold their February mixer at the new UK Jacobs Science Building and will include a tour by Rob Deal, AIA of JRA Architects. Contact Bradley Beatty, Assoc. AIA with questions about this program and other upcoming events.

ARE News: Reasons to Finish in 2018
  • ARE 4.0 retires in less than six months! Candidates with 4.0 eligibilities have just under six months left to test strategically by taking specific 4.0 divisions, transitioning to 5.0, and finishing the exam. Candidates who haven't completed the exam on June 30 will have to take the equivalent of any remaining divisions in 5.0.
  • ARE fees are going up in October 2018. Later this year, the cost per division will increase from $210 to $235. The total cost of all six ARE 5.0 divisions after the increase will be $1,410-still $60 cheaper than the total cost of ARE 4.0!
NCARB By the Numbers - Positive Progress
According to the 2017 ' NCARB by the Numbers' report, the architectural profession continues to make slow, but steady, progress when it comes to diversity and gender equity.

AIA National News

ABI and Consensus Construction Forecast
2017 ended on a strong note for the Architectural Billings Index and, according to  AIA's semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecastindustry growth is projected to accelerate well into 2019! Read More

A'18 Conference on Architecture
Registration is Open! Event Info >

The deadline for submitting resolutions for consideration at the 2018 convention annual meeting at A'18, is Friday, March 9. Download the 2018 Resolutions Schedule and Procedures packet and contact Pam Day, Hon. AIA with any questions.

National Photo Contest
The 2018 AIA National Photography Competition is open for entries until April 1.  This program is open to all AIAS, Associate AIA and AIA members, as well as architects actively registered in the United States. Learn More

2017 AIA Trust Annual Report
Read the 2017 AIA Trust Annual Report to discover the new risk management benefits and resources from the AIA Trust-designed to enhance AIA Member value-and our plans for 2018 to make this new year the best ever for AIA Members & Components.

Find out more about the AIA Trust programs and practice resources at TheAIATrust.com or call (202) 626 7376.

Knowledge Community Opportunities:
  • February 5: Showcase your firm in The SPP Review 2017! Submit noteworthy, professional accomplishments and firm news relating to the theme Renewal to share with your 9,500+ SPP national peers, friends, and clients. Submit your Project
  • February 12, 12-1pm ET: Earn 1 HSW free: Investing in Urban Infrastructure webinar. Learn how strategic public investment in innovative urban infrastructure is tackling big urban issues and strengthening communities in Bethlehem, Boston, and New Orleans. Register
  • February 13 at 2-3pm EST: AAH webinar Trends in Medical Planning Part 1: Following the Threads. Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW.
  • February 27 at 1pm EST: Assess your expectations for retirement and what you can do to achieve your retirement goals and earn 1 AIA LU with the free one-hour webinar, Retirement for Architects: Expectations vs. Reality
  • March 5, 12-1pm ET: Earn 1 HSW free. Designing Net Zero Energy Buildings: Obstacles and Lessons Learned. This webinar will flatten the learning curve for designers undertaking-or hoping to undertake-a net zero energy project. Register
  • March 6, attend the 2018 Project Delivery Symposium: Delivering the Future to broaden the conversation around project delivery strategies and their critical place at the nexus of transformational forces.
Visit aia.org for more information on joining one of AIA's 21 Knowledge Communities

The Last Word

Are you ready for some football?  To all you Eagle and Patriot fans out there, good luck.  With my team out of the big game, all I can say is, "May the best team win."
Just like keeping your eye on the ball and knowing when to run, pass or punt are keys to success in football, the AIA Kentucky team will continue to be your eyes, ears and voice in the halls of Frankfort in the coming weeks.  Our Legislative Committee chaired by Eric Steva, AIA, our lobbyists Greg and Andrew Brotzge, and your staff Kelly Ives, AIA and I are carefully following legislation on issues that could impact you, your business, and the communities you serve.  We'll all be in Frankfort next Thursday for our Legislative Breakfast to meet and talk with legislators, and we welcome you to join us from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. in the rear meeting room of the Capitol Annex Cafeteria.  Come share your stories about exciting projects you're doing across the Commonwealth with decision-makers in Frankfort and help us showcase the contributions you're making to improve communities of every size and in every corner of the state.  Hope to see you there!


Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President

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