July 3, 2018

July 2018  

A Happy Fourth of July from AIA Kentucky! We hope your Independence Day will be a celebration full of fireworks, apple pie and all things American. We also hope you will take a moment to review some of the fantastic activities that are in full swing at AIA Kentucky this summer. For starters, there are only 10 days remaining to submit projects and nominations for our annual Design and Service Awards, so be sure to get in on the action before it's too late!

We have also opened registration for the 2018 AIA KY/IN Conference, kicked off another session of ARE prep, and we are looking forward to AIA Kentucky-sponsored programming on KET this month. Details on all of this and more, below!
In This Issue
AIA KY Design & Service Awards - Submissions & Nominations Due July 13

AIA Kentucky would like to encourage your participation in our annual awards programs, which seek to honor and bring to public attention the impact of architects and the value of design. Nominations and submissions are due by Friday, July 13, 2018 for the following:

This year's Special Awards will be chaired by Joe Schwab, AIA and our Honor Awards Chair, April Pottorff, FAIA has put together a fantastic jury out of Portland, Oregon! It's going to be an exciting year for the advancement of these esteemed programs, so don't miss your chance to be a part of the action. Click the links above to view our program guidelines and get involved today!

2019 AIA KY Nominating Committee

AIA Kentucky is seeking expressions of interest from members interested in a leadership position on the AIA Kentucky Board of Directors. The position of Secretary for 2018 will be open, with preference given to an East Kentucky Chapter member to maintain geographic balance on the Executive Committee. This is a one-year term that traditionally leads to ongoing service in subsequent years as Treasurer, President-Elect and then President of AIA Kentucky. A letter of interest should be emailed to Nominating Committee Chairman Randall Vaughn, AIA no later than Friday, July 20, 2018.

AIA KY / IN Conference at the 2018
National Symposium in Columbus, IN
Registration is Open!

AIA Kentucky and AIA Indiana are excited to offer a new take on our annual conference this year by teaming with the 2018 National Symposium, Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation. T aking place September 26-29 in Columbus, Indiana, this event will feature four days of engaging programming, exclusive tours, conversations with visionary leaders, and the AIA KY / IN Trade Show showcasing an array of new and innovative building products and services.

Advanced registration with the early-bird discount ends Friday, August 17. Limited seats are available for local tours and you don't want to miss this exciting opportunity. Click below to learn more and sign up today!

Please note:  We are in the process of finalizing learning objectives for the Symposium conversation sessions and tours, to submit for AIA credit approval.  We will be posting learning objectives and credit status on the registration site as soon as we can.

Board of Architects Appointments

AIA Kentucky welcomes Cordelia "Dee Dee" Harbut, who has been named the new Executive Director of the Kentucky Board of Architects. Harbut replaces T. Rexford Cecil, AIA, who retired in late June.

Ms. Harbut is a graduate of Eastern Kentucky University, with a masters in business administration. She began her career as director for the Lexington Area Small Business Development Center in 2001, where she worked until becoming the state director of special programs for the Kentucky Small Business Development Center in 2005. She then become the statewide director for the Kentucky Procurement Technical Assistance Center in 2014, until her appointment in 2016 by Governor Matt Bevin as Executive Director of the Kentucky Commission on Women.
Joseph A. Hayes, AIA, principal at Robert E. Hayes & Associates in Ft. Mitchell, has been appointed to the Kentucky Board of Architects for a 4-year term. He replaces Michael L. Ranney, AIA of RBS Design Group in Owensboro, whose term expired July 1, 2018.
Two additional Board Member terms 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. You will also need to upload a current resume to the site. Click here for the online application. We would appreciate you letting Janet Pike know of your interest as well.

Former Lexington councilman named next director of PACE financing for Energize KY

Former Lexington councilman George Myers has been tapped to serve as director of PACE financing for Energize Kentucky, the non-profit organization that helps commercial, office, industrial, agricultural, and multi-family building owners and developers secure financing to make energy-efficiency improvements to their buildings and projects. Myers' role with Energize Kentucky is to assist commercial property owners in the Lexington area to take advantage of this financial tool, which covers 100 percent of all hard and soft costs associated with energy upgrades. 

Myers also will work with other municipal governments in Central Kentucky to establish EPADs in those jurisdictions for PACE financing. To contact him at Energize Kentucky, call (859) 746-5310.

KET Programming Partnership

AIA Kentucky is excited to announce that we are once again sponsoring the broadcast of a new season of "10 That Change America."  Crisscross the country in four weeks this month, counting down Top 10 components of the country's built environment that have had an impact on U.S. Culture. Host Geoffrey Baer takes viewers across the country to the legendary streets, monuments, homes and man-made marvels that changed America, including Cincinnati's Roebling Bridge! 

The July broadcast dates for 4 episodes (Streets, Monuments, Modern Marvels, Homes) are below, with an additional 2 episodes (Towns, Parks) expected to air in August.  Click here  to view our sponsorship spot,  promoting AIA's Blueprint for Better initiative, and c heck your local KET stations for additional airtimes.
10 Streets that Changed America
KET1: Tuesday July 10, 8pm
10 Monuments that Changed America
KET1: Tuesday July 17, 8pm
10 Modern Marvels that Changed America
KET1: Tuesday July 24, 8pm
10 Homes that Changed America
KET1: Tuesday July 31, 8pm
10 Towns that Changed America / 10 Parks that Changed America
TBA - August

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Member News

Employment & Achievements
Congratulations to Martin Ginocchio, AIA (EM), recipient of the Blue Grass Trust for Historic Preservation's John Wesley Hunt Award! The award is given to an individual for lifetime service to the preservation movement in Central Kentucky.

We are pleased to congratulate the following members, who recently completed the ARE and received their license in the state of Kentucky:
  • DeAnna M. LaPlaca, AIA, Paradigm Engineers and Constructors, Louisville
  • Aaron M. Smith, AIA, Kersey and Kersey Architects, Louisville
Firm News
Congrats to Vadim Kaplan, AIA on the very interesting profile of his personal background and his firm, Studio A Architects, which was featured in the June 13 issue of Louisville's Business First.

National seafood chain Long John Silver's named Donhoff Kargl Nall Architects (DKN) as the project architects for their flagship store in Louisville. To see the article featured in Louisville Business First, click here.

Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since June 1, 2018)
  • Lutricia B. Crowder, Assoc. AIA, Lexington
  • Andrew Fraser, Assoc. AIA, Goshen
  • Emily K. Greer, Assoc. AIA, Tate Hill Jacobs Architects, Lexington
  • James Guthrie, AIA, Hub + Weber Architects, Covington
  • Emily Hamilton, Assoc. AIA, Bowling Green
  • Zhulin He, Assoc. AIA, Baron Gibson Designs LLC, Lexington
  • Hugh D. Johnson Jr., Assoc. AIA, Jacob's Ladder Inc., Lancaster
  • Andrew W. Meyer, Assoc. AIA, Studio A Architects, Louisville
  • Chris D. Miske, Assoc. AIA, Manna Inc, Louisville
  • Jeffrey W. Treitz, Assoc. AIA, Louisville
  • Michael S. Wireman, Assoc. AIA, Lexington
  • Sierra Pacific Windows, 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:
Larry Leis, FAIA was recognized at CKC's June 14 program at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church 
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.

AIA East Kentucky members took a guided tour of UK's new baseball stadium on June 8
EKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter's  
E-News  for more information about the following:
  • 2018 AIA KY Design & Service Awards
  • CoD News
  • Upcoming CE Opportunities
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  Facebook or  Twitter.

NCARB retired the previous ARE format on June 30- moving completely to ARE 5.0

Bye, Bye Baby...
A reminder that June 30 was the last day that individuals were eligible to test in ARE 4.0. The new exam format, ARE® 5.0, features six divisions organized around the progression of a typical architecture project and says "bye bye" to the headache-inducing graphic vignettes of the previous version. Click here to learn more about the new exam content and format.

Sights on Success - Session 2
Speaking of ARE prep... we are excited to officially kickoff the second session of our ARE 5.0 study program with a workshop on Construction & Evaluation at Studio Kremer Architects on July 21!  These workshops are available for À la carte  registration to individuals not enrolled in the full, 5-month program. Click here for additional information and registration.   

Black Spectacles / AIA End Partnership Agreement
June 30 marked the end of a three-year partnership agreement between the AIA and Black Spectacles, which had offered member and component discounts for subscriptions to their online library of video tutorials, practice exams and flash cards. You will not be left to fend for yourself, however... stay tuned for the newly-developed study resources currently under development by AIA, which the Institute expects to release later this fall!
Click to view the seed film for the 2018 AIA Film Challenge
AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index
Firm billings continue to grow in the May 2018 ABI
Member Benefit Spotlight
Communities by Design (CxD)  programs have raised the public profile of architects and catalyzed billions of dollars in new investment for host communities, bringing new project work to member firms. Members who participate in design assistance programs earn continuing education hours as well.  Learn More

Get Involved:
  • 2018 AIA Film Challenge - Now open for entries! Check out the seed film for this year's competition and learn more about how to participate here.
  • The 2018 AIA Honors & Awards are currently open for submissions!  Each year, AIA celebrates the best buildings and spaces-and the people behind them-with some of the most prestigious awards in the industry. Learn More  
  • Speak at A'19 in Las Vegas - The Call for Proposals is Open! Share your passion and expertise with A'19 attendees in Las Vegas. If you're a subject matter expert with a great concept for an education session, you're invited to submit your proposal by August 1, 2018. Learn More
Knowledge Community Opportunities:
  • Free HSW! Resilient Equity Hubs: Policy, Finance and Design in the Face of Sea Level Rise. Join this webinar (July 9, 12-1 pm ET) as members of the All Bay Collective, an interdisciplinary design team that competed in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge, will share their experiences aligning policy, finance and design to support equity as the foundation of climate resilience. Register
  • AAH webinar "The 2018 Guidelines: How to Use and Major Updates" on July 10 at 2-3pm ET. Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW. 
  • Submit to the 2018 AIA Innovation Awards by 5pm ET on July 20: Is your work on the leading edge of architecture and technology? The Award recognizes the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among architects and designers, their collaborators, and their clients.
  • AAH "Herman Miller Healthcare Scholarship" will sponsor up to eight emerging professionals seeking licensure to attend the 2018 Healthcare Design Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, November 10-13. Application deadline  August 1 .
Visit aia.org for more information on joining one of AIA's  Knowledge Communities

Daniel Ware, AIA, Jeff Stivers, AIA with wife, Melanie and John Robertson, AIA enjoyed the AIA KY/UK CoD Reception at A'18 in NYC
The Last Word

By all accounts, the A'18 Conference in New York last month was fantastic!  While I was unable to attend, AIA Kentucky was well-represented by Executive Committee members John Robertson AIA, Ed Krebs AIA, Daniel Ware AIA and Randall Vaughn AIA, as well as local chapter officers and a host of chapter members from across the state.  AIA Members elected Jane Frederick, FAIA of Beaufort, South Carolina as the 2019 President-Elect/2020 President of AIA.
Speaking of conferences, be sure to take a look at what's in store at the upcoming National Symposium in Columbus, Indiana, which will also serve as the AIA KY/IN Convention experience this fall. A wide array of dynamic speakers will be on hand for a series of conversations, and several Columbus-area tours will be offered each afternoon.  There's even an opening event on Wednesday evening at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields.  We hope you'll spend a few minutes studying the schedule and register ASAP so you don't miss out on limited tour spots.  Watch for details on CE status of the programs and tours, which we'll post when finalized.
A special thanks goes out to Steve Wiser, AIA, who has agreed to serve as Jury Chairman for the AIA Eastern Oklahoma Design Awards.  Steve is putting together a jury for deliberations this fall in Louisville.  We periodically receive requests like this from AIA Chapters from around the country. (Most recently, Richard Polk, AIA, April Pottorff, FAIA and Scott Kremer, AIA have chaired chapter awards juries.)  Anyone interested in participating on or chairing one of these juries, please let me know for future reference.
I wish all of you a very Happy 4th of July!  Be safe and stay cool.

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President

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