June 4, 2018

June 2018  

Trying to keep it cool as things begin to heat up this summer? Us too!

The season brings so many exciting activities for AIA Kentucky. We are accepting nominations for both our design and service awards. We are enrolling participants for summer code workshops, our fall trade fair and another round of ARE Prep. Plus we are preparing to attend upcoming professional conferences in New York and Chicago.

All of this and much, much more is included in this June newsletter that is choc full of information and opportunities. Read on to learn more about what is in store!
In This Issue
AIA KY Service Awards - Call for Nominations!

Local chapter presidents are accepting nominations for the 2018 AIA Kentucky Special Awards for Outstanding Service to the Profession, now through Friday, July 13

Awards may be given in eight (8) categories. View the program information and nomination form here.

The Owsley Brown II History Center at The Filson Historical Society Campus
was a 2017 AIA Kentucky Honor Award recipient.
AIA KY Design Awards -  Call for Submissions!

A reminder that now is the time to submit your design work for the recognition that it deserves! 

AIA Kentucky is accepting submissions for the 2018 Honor Awards for Excellence in Architectural Design, now until July 12th, 2018. Projects completed in the last 10 years are eligible and may be submitted in several categories, including the recent addition of Unbuilt Work. 

Learn More and register today at www.aiaky.org/honorawards2018.

Annual Code Workshops - New Date!

Our summer code workshops on the 2018 KBC have been in high demand, with 2 locations already sold out. Our presenter has agreed to offer a fifth session, but seats for all remaining dates are filling up fast.  Register here without delay to grab a spot before registration closes! Available dates and locations are as follows:
  • Thursday, June 14 - Owensboro: Home Builders Association of Owensboro
  • Monday, June 18 - Erlanger: Receptions Conference Center
  • NEW SESSION - Tuesday, June 26 - Louisville: Builders Exchange of Kentucky
Call for Exhibitors and Sponsors - 
National Symposium in Columbus, IN
September 27 - 29, 2018

In just a few short months, members of the design community from all over the region will be gathering for a new take on our annual conference at the National Symposium in Columbus, Indiana, presented by Exhibit Columbus and DOCOMOMO-US in collaboration with AIA Indiana and AIA Kentucky, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields (Design & Decorative Arts Department). As we prepare for the attendee registration site to open later this month, we are now accepting exhibitors and sponsors for an exciting industry trade fair.

Our packages offer a variety of options for tabletop exhibits, mini CE sessions and a happy hour reception, as well as our opening night party. Spots will be limited so visit   www.aiaky.org/18tradeshow for event information and sign up today!

Sights on Success - Session 2 Registration Open!

AIA Kentucky's Sights on Success program can help you, or your associates, complete the ARE in 2018! Registration for SESSION 2 is now open, focusing on:
  • Construction & Evaluation
  • Project Management
  • Practice Management
Participants will receive a subscription for AIA ARE Prep, powered by Black Spectacles for the duration of their enrollment in the program and, to supplement their independent review of these tutorials, AIA Kentucky will facilitate multiple workshops for group study- complete with opportunities for Q&A with recent licensees and subject-matter experts. Don't wait another day to begin advancing your career - click here to learn more and enroll today!

CEH Requirements for KY Licensees 

For those who are renewing their KY registration this month, a reminder that your annual continuing education requirements were revised early last year.

In an effort to streamline the process of tracking continuing education for both professional registration and membership, the KY Board of Architects now requires that your 12 twelve continuing education hours ( all HSW) be acquired during the period beginning January 1 and ending December 31 of the previous calendar year.

Visit the BOA website for additional information on these requirements and contact Deborah Tune with any questions.

Business Center
See our website for additional info & opportunities

2018 Best of the South Award
The Southeast Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians is now accepting nominations for the 2018 Best of the South: Preserving Southern Architecture Award. Projects completed in 2016 or 2017 are eligible. Nominations are due July 1, 2018 and require only a short cover letter, 2 pages of description, and photographs.

Affirmative Action
In recent months, many AIA chapters have  continued advocating for and winning major legislative victories at the state level - including Kentucky! From ensuring school safety to protecting professional licensure to preserving state historic tax credits, architects across the Institute are a force to be reckoned with in state capitals. Read More

Better PR for Your Projects - Part 2
Securing basic credit and even modest visibility for design projects is a frequent frustration for architects. If your firm does not have the resources for a high-impact publicity campaign, a few simple steps can still help you receive appropriate credit. The process does not have to be time-consuming or expensive, but it does require a little creativity and follow-through. More Info

A'18 - Kentucky / OVR Events in NYC

Heading to the Big Apple for the A'18 Conference on Architecture? Join your colleagues from Kentucky and the Ohio Valley Region for our state/regional gatherings while you're in town!

The AIA Ohio Valley Region
First, come and hear updates on activity in the region during an OVR luncheon at noon on Wednesday, June 20, in the Murray East Room at the NY Hilton Midtown.
Then attend an OVR Reception for AIA for Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio members, at which we'll recognize our region's new Fellows. This will take place on Friday, June 22, from 7:30-8:30 p.m. at the NY Hilton Midtown.
There is no charge for either event - but we need to know if you will attend so we can plan appropriately. To register, complete this form by June 8. We look forward to seeing you there!

AIA Kentucky / UK CoD
AIA Kentucky and the UK College of Design also invite you to join us for a Happy Hour at FXCollaborative (22 West 19th Street, New York, NY 10011), from 6:30-8:00 p.m., on Thursday, June 21. Just RSVP here, then stop in for a drink and a bite with Kentucky friends and alumni before you head off to your evening plans in the city.
Looking forward to seeing you all at the Conference!

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Member News

Member Benefit Spotlight
AIA Kentucky's Facebook & Twitter pages are active feeds filled with profession-related news, event photos, and chapter updates. Follow us to see AIA members featured in the media, award-winning projects, scholarships, competitions and more!

Employment & Achievements
We are pleased to congratulate the following members, who recently completed the ARE and received their license in the state of Kentucky:
  • Emily Byrge, AIA
  • Nicole Gehlhausen, AIA
  • Jordan Goff, AIA
Central Kentucky Member and architectural historian, Steve Wiser, FAIA, garnered attention for the growing interest in modern design with his recent feature in Louisville's Business First magazine.  Read More

Firm News
Louisville-based architectural firm Studio Kremer Architects, Inc. (SKA) is pleased to announce the addition of two new partners and one new staff member. Jeremy Adams, AIA, LEED AP and Matthew Harris, LEED Green Associate, have been promoted from Associates to Partners. In addition, Sarah Dalga AIA, LEED AP, has joined SKA as a member of the team. These appointments bring the total number of Partners to five and the total number of staff members to fourteen. This is the firm's first appointment of new Partners since 2010.

Additionally, the Louisville-based firm, formerly known as Cox Allen & Associates, has welcomed Carole Yocum, AIA as partner and the company has changed its name to Cox & Yocum Architects, Inc. Congratulations, Carole!

Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since May 1, 2018)
  • Shelby E. Carpenter, Assoc. AIA, JRA Architects, Lexington
  • Ben C. Gallagher, AIA, Gallagher Office of Architecture LLC, Lexington
  • Cameron O. Ginter, Assoc. AIA, Winchester
  • Jason A. Hartz, AIALaughlin Millea Hillman Architecture, Louisville
  • Theodora (Teddi) Hibbard, Assoc. AIA, Omni Architects, Lexington 
  • Oliver Hidalgo, Assoc. AIA , Lexington
  • Shelby Hilliard, Assoc. AIA, Omni Architects, Lexington
  • Elizabeth (Libby) T. Lamb Assoc. AIA, Omni Architects, Lexington 
  • Christopher P. Mancuso Assoc. AIA , Lexington
  • Christa A. Mueller, Assoc. AIA, Omni Architects, Lexington 
  • Matthew A. Pendrick, Assoc. AIA, Lexington
  • Erin E. Ruhl, Assoc. AIA, Omni Architects, Lexington
  • Jacqueline Sanchez, Assoc. AIA , Lexington
  • David R. Stout, Assoc. AIA, Omni Architects, Lexington
  • Nathan Tanner, Assoc. AIA, Omni Architects, Lexington 
  • Norma A. Ward Intl. Assoc. AIA, Louisville Metro Housing Authority, Louisville
  • Benjamin Whitmer, Assoc. AIA, Ayoroa Simmons, Lexington
  • Adam Wingfeld, Assoc. AIA , REB Architects, Louisville
  • Nathanael J. Zellers, Assoc. AIA, Stengel Hill Architecture, Lexington

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's May CE Program Included a presentation by Allegion and a Tour of Louisville's Evan Williams Distillery
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA Central KY Chapter's  E-News  for information about the following:
  • AIA CKC Annual Retreat
  • Community Engagement Opportunities
  • 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.

AIA East Kentucky members took a guided tour of the Red Mile on May 25
EKC News

AIA EKC will host their second annual CANstruction Lexington event this year to benefit God's Pantry Food Bank. Space is limited to the first 8 teams who register. Check out the entry form for more info and join EKC for a kickoff meeting at God's Pantry (1685 Jaggie Fox Way) at 5:30 p.m. on June 5, 2018.

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

New Headquarters at 555 Carr Street
NKY News

Kim Patton, AIA and the staff of Elevar Design Group invite members of AIA NKY to cap off your week with a tour of their newly renovated headquarters next Friday, June 15.  More Info / RSVP

A few additional notes:
  • Two years ago, NKY hosted a design charrette in Edgewood, KY to masterplan 6 additional acres at "President's Park". The additional six acres, including an event center, opened this spring!
  • Former president, Joseph T. Schwab, AIA has been busily working on the Covington Urban Design Review Board. AIA NKY is planning a meeting for later this summer to focus on his experiences there.
  • Later this summer, AIA NKY also plans to host another section tour of a new Housing development in Covington.
  • Section Director, Ben Barlage, AIA has been working with students at "Woodward Career Technical High School" on their upcoming summer build-out of a modest dwelling in Bond Hill (a neighborhood of Cincinnati). Members who would like to participate should feel free to contact Ben.
Thank you to Carter Scott and Sara Woods, AIA at  KNBA Architects for hosting our May workshop!

Join our ARE Group!
Session 2 of our Sights on Success ARE Prep program is open for registration - offering flexible options for the full program & subscription, or individual workshops only. Check out our program site for more info on the following opportunities:

July 21 - Construction & Evaluation at Studio Kremer
Sept. 8 - Project Management at integrity/Architecture
Oct. 20 - Practice Management at Omni Architects

Apply for the ARE Scholarship
The Architects Foundation is accepting applications for the 2018 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship, now through July 11. Recipients will receive funds to cover the cost of the ARE exams, as well as study materials. Learn More and Apply

IPAL Programs Increase in Numbers
About 400 students at NAAB-accredited programs are currently enrolled in an Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) option, with over 60 testing while pursuing their degree and completing the AXP. Plus, the first group of IPAL graduates just received their diplomas in Florida and South Carolina! Learn More About IPAL
Share how the CoD Measures Up with the Survey Links Below
CoD News

DesignIntelligence is asking for your input as they generate their annual School Rankings. If you are responsible for hiring or supervising other designers, you are a qualified respondent for their survey for professionals. If you are not responsible for hiring or supervising other designers, please feel free to forward this email to others in your firm who are qualified to participate.

The results will be published to a new website as the 2018 America's Top Ranked Architecture & Design Schools where three sets of rankings will be reported:
  • Most admired programs
  • Schools from which the greatest number of graduates are hired
  • Schools chosen as the strongest in each of twelve specialty focus areas
Click the applicable link below to participate. Responses are due by Friday, June 8.

See You Soon at A'18!
AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index
Billings increase for the seventh consecutive month.
AIA Digital Development
AIA is developing digital experiences that are centered around you the member. Your feedback informs our work so that we know we are creating something that is of value to you. If you are interested in participating in online or in-person focus groups, please share your contact info with us.

Knowledge Community Opportunities:
Visit aia.org for more information on joining one of AIA's  Knowledge Communities

The Last Word

I want to be a part of it, New York, New York! Don't you? I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at the AIA'18 Conference in New York in a couple of weeks. Check out the article above with information about the joint AIA Kentucky/UKCoD reception at FX Collective as well as regional gatherings.
Kelly will be seeing many of you at the upcoming Code Workshops happening in multiple locations starting next week. She'll be on site at 4 of the 5 sessions (the exception being Owensboro), so be sure to say hello and introduce yourself to Kelly if you haven't met her already. We are approaching enrollment of 300 architects and code officials in these programs about the new Kentucky Building Code. If you're not signed up yet, do so at www.aiaky.org/code18.
Don't forget to think about nominating deserving individuals for our 2018 AIA Kentucky Special Awards. Categories recognize Member accomplishments as well as those of persons in the community whose work supports quality architecture, good design and building better communities. Learn more here.
Watch for an email soon about registration for the 2018 National Symposium in Columbus, Indiana (which also serves as AIA Kentucky/AIA Indiana fall conference). We hope to have the registration site open by mid-June. If you want to snag some of the tours of Columbus architecture that will be offered, I encourage you to register early, as availability will be limited. Stay tuned!!

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President

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