March 2, 2018

March 2018  

It's basketball time in the Bluegrass! With March Madness right around the corner and weeks of rain (hopefully) behind us, we are optimistically looking forward to the sunshine and activities in store for us this spring. 

After meeting with members of Kentucky's General Assembly at last month's Legislative Breakfast, AIA Kentucky leaders are now ready to take advocacy to the next level. Several state and local chapter leaders will head to San Diego next week for AIA's annual Grassroots Leadership Conference, where they will learn skills for representing Kentucky's architects both in their chapters and in their communities. 

While that is taking place, there is plenty for you to jump into right here at home. Read on for more information about our upcoming programs and volunteer opportunities, as well as upcoming competitions, scholarships and grants - so much to take advantage of!

In This Issue
A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp
Registration Deadline: March 14, 2018

March 28-29 at Builders Exchange of KY, Louisville
LAST CALL for national-caliber training, right here in Kentucky! AIA KY has partnered with PSMJ Resources to bring their renowned program to Kentucky for the first time so that you can benefit from this intensive, two-day Boot Camp without the costly travel expenses. 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!! 

2018 AIA KY/IN Convention in Collaboration with Exhibit Columbus - SAVE THE DATE!

AIA Kentucky and AIA Indiana are excited to bring our 2018 conference and trade show to a new environment in an exciting location, in partnership with the Exhibit Columbus Symposium in Columbus, Indiana this September 26-29. The Symposium will focus on Design, Community, and Progressive Preservation, and will feature four days of engaging programming, exclusive tours, and keynote conversations with visionary leaders. 

Mark your calendars to be a part of this innovative approach to your annual convention and stay tuned for event and registration details later this spring!

2018 CVG Business Plan Competition

This unique contest recognizes small architecture firms that have invested time and resources in effective planning for their business. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes are awarded to the winner. Registration is FREE and all submissions are confidential. More Info 

Interested in more opportunities like this? Check out the AIA KY Business Center for additional competitions, scholarships and grants!

Legislative Action Updates

The American Institute of Architects and AIA Kentucky have been working tirelessly, at both the State and Federal level, to protect the practice of architecture and promote the interests of the profession. In early February, AIA Kentucky signed onto a letter of support for extending the 179-D tax credit. The letter was sent to Sen. Mitch McConnell in the final hours before passage of the budget bill and we were thrilled to find that the credit was indeed extended for another year!

Closer to home, we have been monitoring legislation that pertains to the oversight of state boards and commissions by the Public Protection Cabinet and efforts to allow the General Assembly to set limits on liability. In addition, we have been actively working to oppose HB227, which would negatively impact incentives for solar power in our state. For more information on our chapter's efforts to advocate for your profession, check out our Legislative Updates archive.

Final Renewal Reminder

Don't let this newsletter be your last!   March 31, 2018 is the final renewal deadline, to avoid any lapse in your AIA membership benefits. We want to continue serving you, so please contact Kelly Ives, AIA if you need an additional copy of your renewal invoice or request a Dues Installment Plan if you are not currently able to make your payment in full.

Firm Leaders:
A reminder to have one principal from your company complete the supplemental dues section of the invoice. This additional dues payment is required by AIA Kentucky bylaws, 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

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.  Several members are already on board to join some of these committees, but we need more!  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)
Jody Boelhauf, AIA and Chad Gallas, AIA, shareholders at Omni Architects
Member News

Member Benefit Spotlight
Put the AIA Career Center to work for you by connecting with over 30,000 highly qualified architecture and design professionals. Top candidates are actively looking for their next opportunity, posting resumes, and waiting for you to discover them. Visit the Career Center to post an open position and search the resume database.

Please also send your openings to Kelly Ives, AIA and we will post them on the AIA Kentucky Job Board.

Firm News
Effective January 1, 2018, D. Robert Deal, AIA was named President of JRA Architects. Congratulations, Rob!

Omni Architects
is pleased to announce that Jody Boelhauf, AIA, and Chad Gallas, AIA have become company shareholders. Both are recognized for their contributions within the firm, and their disciplined service to their clients and colleagues. Congratulations, Jody and Chad!  

Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since February 1, 2018)
  • Andrew C. Calbert, Assoc. AIA, JRA Architects, New Albany
  • Harold W. Cox, Jr., AIA, Luckett & Farley Architects, Louisville
  • Iten I. Khalil, Assoc. AIA, H&H Design-Build, Louisville
  • Louis Seidel, Assoc. AIA, TEG Architects LLC, Jeffersonville
  • Sara Woods, AIA, K. Noman Berry Associates Architects, Louisville

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:
Nearly 200 turned out to see the 2/28 Jeanne Gang lecture, sponsored by CKC and the UK CoD
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA Central KY Chapter's  E-News  for information about the following:
  • AIA CKC/CSI Trade Fair
  • HOPEBOX Community Charrette 
  • 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:
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  Facebook or  Twitter.

NKY News

The annual  NKY Restoration Weekend will be held next Saturday, March 10, at Newport Intermediate School. All AIA KY members are welcome to attend!

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

February 17 SOS Workshop on Programming & Analysis at Gray

NEW to Sights on Success - a la carte workshop registration!
For the first time, we are opening our S.O.S. workshops up for "à la carte" registration to all ARE candidates in Kentucky. These group study sessions include opportunities for Q&A with recent licensees and material presented by subject-matter experts on topics such as Structural Systems and M/P/E.

Three workshops will be offered in March, April and May, in preparation for the Project Planning & Design and Project Design & Development exams. Individuals may sign up for one, two, or all three of these sessions. We hope you will join us in taking your next steps toward licensure!  Info & Registration

A huge THANK YOU to Randall Vaughn, AIA, Terry Hainley, AIA, Becca Hughes, AIA and George Donkor, Assoc. AIA at Gray Architects & Engineers for hosting our kickoff workshop on Programming & Analysis in February. Additional thanks to Aerotek Recruiting & Staffing for feeding our crew!

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

YAF Connection
The Young Architect's Forum recently published the latest issue of their quarterly architecture and design journal CONNECTION. This issue, titled "Soup to Nuts", focuses on the various aspects of architectural education. Check it out!

CoD News

Find Your Next Hire at the UK CoD Job Fair!
Kentucky firm leaders looking to recruit for open positions in their companies are cordially invited to participate in the UK College of Design's Job Fair at Pence Hall on Wednesday, April 4. This event will include an opportunity to display your firm info, participate in desk crits and mingle with CoD students and faculty. PLUS you can reserve space to conduct interviews on site!

Space is limited, and spots will go fast so don't miss your opportunity to participate in this exciting new event. Download the Employer Information Form to reserve your spot today and contact Charlotte Leedy with questions.

Spring Lecture Series
UK College of Design's StudioLouisville will host the 2018 HP Spring Lecture Series at the Louisville Free Public Library in March and April. See dates and topics.

AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index
ABI January 2018: Firms start year with strong billings

A'18 Conference on Architecture
The AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 is happening June 21-23, in New York City!  Event Info >
  • Six members have declared their intent to pursue the offices of 2019 Secretary/2019-2021 At-large Director and 2019 First Vice President/2020 President-elect. View Candidates >
  • 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 direct questions to Pam Day, Hon. AIA.

AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards

Only a couple weeks left to submit your work for the AIA/AAH Healthcare Design Awards, which showcase the best of healthcare building design, healthcare planning and healthcare design-oriented research. Award winners are announced and presented at the AIA AAH/ACHA Summer Leadership Summit held in Chicago each July. They will also be published on the AIA website and in the AIA Supplement in November. Learn More

Knowledge Community Opportunities:
  • 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.
  • March 14 - Denver, CO. Avenues of Exchange: Building Equitable, Healthy, and Resilient Cities. This ACSA Annual Meeting pre-conference workshop will explore rising challenges cities face with ensuring equitable growth and ecological health in the face of redevelopment. Learn more about housing and community development projects and practices that promote equity and ecology in the built environment.
  • March 16 - Deadline to nominate an architect member of the AIA who demonstrates a passion for quality worship and sacred spaces for the Edward S. Frey Award.
  • March 19 - Submissions due for the 2018 Justice Facilities Review. Share your built or unbuilt project as an example of today's exceptional justice architecture.
  • April 2 - Deadline to nominate an individual for the AIA/AAH List of Healthcare Design's Best Under 40.
Visit aia.org for more information on joining one of AIA's  Knowledge Communities

The Last Word

I'm still coming down off my Olympics high after watching all those fantastic athletes compete in South Korea.  Whether spinning upside down in the air and landing on a snowy slope, or careening down a tube of ice head first, it takes enormous concentration and fearlessness.  Even the curling takes precision and focus!  What an inspiring couple of weeks showcasing the pursuit of excellence.
Do you have the concentration, fearlessness, precision and focus to take YOUR game to the next level?  Our goal this year is to provide you with resources and training that help you advance your professional expertise.  If your goal is to improve your capability and effectiveness as a project manager, I hope you'll consider attending our 2-day PSMJ Project Management Bootcamp  coming up March 28-29 in Louisville.  We have a few remaining seats available for this high-level instructional program designed specifically for architecture/engineer/construction project managers.  Yes, it's priced higher than our regular CE programming, but we think this program's proven value will be a worthy investment.  We are happy to have the opportunity to bring this course to Kentucky (for the first time ever!) and offer it to you at a discounted rate.  Check it out at www.aiaky.org/pmbootcamp and register by March 14th.
Wishing you many more days of sunshine,

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President

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