October 5, 2017

October 2017  

We sent September out in style with the AIA Ohio Valley Regional Convention last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and, now that we've caught our breath, we are looking forward to the other events ahead this fall! Our Committee on Architecture for Education will reconvene this month, and we are also finalizing plans for our annual planning meeting. YOU are invited to attend and participate in discussion with your 2017/2018 AIA Kentucky leaders, so watch for an announcement with additional details coming soon.
In the meantime, let's get those imaginative juices flowing and have a little fun... we challenge you to get creative with architecture-inspired costumes, pumpkin carvings and more as you celebrate the month of Archtober. Send us pictures and videos to share via social media and let's see just how spook-tacular our design community can be! 
In This Issue
2017 design award winners Michael Jacobs, AIA of Omni and Roberto de Leon, AIA and Ross Primmer, AIA celebrate along with keynote speaker Peter Bohlin, FAIA (far left), Charles Cash, AIA (center) and President Randall Vaughn, AIA (back right).
OVR Convention Recap

We had a fantastic turnout for the 2017 AIA OVR Convention in Indianapolis last week with excellent feedback on our programming and networking opportunities! We especially want to thank the wonderful Sponsors  who were instrumental in making the conference possible, and we would like to recognize the following Design and Service Award Recipients who were honored at their respective receptions during the Convention:

2017 Design Award Winners (See website for Photos and Additional Details)

Honor Awards
  • The Owsley Brown II History Center at The Filson Historical Society Campus, Louisville - de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
  • Paris-Bourbon County Public Library, Paris - EOP Architects
Merit Awards
  • University of Pikeville Health Professions Education Building, Pikeville - Trivers Associates / Ayers Saint Gross
  • LuigART Makers Spaces, Lexington - NOMI Design, NoLi CDC, Emerge Contracting / ReContained, Prajna Design
  • Bourbon Cellar, Loretto - Hubbuch & Co.
  • Germantown Mill Lofts, Louisville - Pimsler Hoss Architects
  • KMAC Museum, Louisville - Christof:Finio Architecture / K Norman Berry Associates Architects 
Special Award for Community Engagement
  • Shelby Park/Sobro Bus Stops, Louisville - Luckett and Farley / Haptic Design Lab, LLC 

2017 Special Award Winners  (See website for Photos and Additional Details)

Distinguished Firm Award - Potter & Associates Architects PLLC


Distinguished Service Award - Joseph T. Schwab, AIA EM., Retired, Edgewood


John Russell Groves Citizens Laureate - Branden Klayko, Broken Sidewalk, Louisville



Honorary Membership - Greg Buccola, KPFF Consulting Engineers, Louisville


Allied Professional Award - Chris Tyler, Thermal Equipment Sales, Lexington


Members ratified this year's election results during the annual meeting
2018 Officers Elected at Annual Meeting    

The 2017 AIA Kentucky Annual Meeting was held last week during the Ohio Valley Region Convention in Indianapolis.  President Randall Vaughn, AIA delivered a "State of the Chapter" address and President-Elect John Robertson, AIA provided an overview of his vision related to our key initiatives for 2018.  Membership and financial reports were reviewed, and the members attending also ratified the results of the election for 2018 Officers.  Your 2018 Executive Committee members are:
President - John C. Robertson, AIA, Arrasmith Judd Rapp Chovan, Inc.
President-Elect - W. Mark Powell, AIA, CH2M
Treasurer - Ed Krebs, AIA, K. Norman Berry Associates Architects
Secretary - Daniel O. Ware, AIA, EOP Architects
Immediate Past President - Randall C. Vaughn, AIA, Gray Architects & Engineers
Please offer all of these leaders your support as they work on your behalf in the coming year.   

Kevin Locke, AIA was appointed as the new Chair for AIA KY's CAE
Committee on Architecture for Education to Reconvene in October 

After many great years of leadership of AIA KY's Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE), our two founding co-chairs, Martha Tarrant, AIA and Mike Smith, AIA have stepped down and President Randall Vaughn, AIA has appointed Kevin Locke, AIA, of Ross Tarrant Architects, as the Committee's new Chairman. We thank Martha and Mike for their service and welcome Kevin in this new leadership role!

The Committee will reconvene later this month for discussion on ways that its members can engage in discussion with KDE on the implementation of their statewide facilities audit and other topics affecting the design and construction of educational facilities in Kentucky. Members who would like to take part in this discussion are invited to join us at the Kentucky Engineering Center in Frankfort on Thursday, October 19 at 2:30 p.m.  

AIA NY Travel Grant

Center for Architecture and AIA New York are currently accepting applications for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. This grant is designed for early to mid-level architects to further their personal and professional development through travel. The grant was originally based on the idea of the Grand Tour, in which recent architectural graduates would travel through Europe experiencing art, architecture and culture first-hand. It focuses less on academic projects and more on self-directed education and self-fulfillment. Applications are due November 1st and a sole recipient will be awarded $15,000.

Visit GBBN's Pre Fab Lab at the Louisville Maker Faire on Oct. 21 & 22
Member News

Member Benefit Spotlight
This letter from 2017 AIA Kentucky President, Randall Vaughn, AIA highlights some of the major accomplishments and services being provided by your state chapter. Be on the lookout for an abbreviated version to arrive soon with your 2018 membership renewal forms!

Firm News
GBBN has seen the future and it is fab. Prefab. Technological advances in prefab ricated construction are revolutionizing city landscapes and could herald the future for affordable, urban living in Louisville. Over the past year, GBBN has studied the effects of modular construction and prefabrication methods on the architectural landscape. They will share their findings at the Louisville Mini Maker Faire on October 21st and 22nd, so stop by and see them there!  Full Press Release

Congratulations to Rachel D. Worley, AIA (Three Dot Design, LLC) on the recent feature of her new headquarters for WageWorks, Inc in Louisville's Business First Newspaper. 

Employment and Achievements
We are pleased to congratulate the following members, who recently completed the ARE and received their license in the state of Kentucky:
  • Matthew W. DeLuca, AIA, JRA Architects, Lexington
  • Joseph H. Rasnick, AIA, integrity / Architecture, PLLC, Lexington
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since September 1, 2017)
  • 84 Lumber Company, Inc., New Allied Sponsor
  • Carlisle SynTec Systems, New Allied Friend 
  • Jared Altobello, Assoc. AIA, CGL Ricci Greene, Nicholasville
  • Thomas Baron Gibson, Assoc. AIA, Baron Gibson Designs LLC, Lexington
  • Craig M. Jacobs, AIA, FRCH Design Worldwide, Fort Thomas
  • Mark N. Manczyk, AIA, Omni Architects, Lexington
  • Douglas V. Masters, Assoc. AIA, CMW Architects, Lexington
  • Ryan S.H. Meador, Assoc. AIA, CGL Ricci Greene, Nicholasville
  • Marc Padros, Intl. Assoc. AIA, Cold Spring
  • Taylor Steele, Assoc. AIA, CGL Ricci Greene, Lexington
  • Ryun Warren, Assoc. AIA, Deco Architects, Somerset

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:
  • Louisville Sustainability Summit
  • Leadership and Volunteer Opportunities
  • Upcoming Programs and Events
For information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on  Facebook or   Twitter.

UK CoD's AIAS Team won the Golden T-square at Design Slam 2017 on Saturday, September 9
EKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter's    E-News  for information about the following:
  • CoD News
  • Lexington Emerging Professionals Network
  • Upcoming Programs and Events
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  Facebook or  Twitter.

The College of Design hosted an Alumni Reception at the office of OMS during last week's OVR Convention
CoD News

The UK CoD School of Architecture invites alumni to the CoD for a Homecoming Weekend Open House from Noon - 6pm on Friday, October 6. The schedule of events is listed below and any who are interested in serving on an architecture review may email sabrina.brewer@uky.edu.
  • Conversations with Regional Programs from Noon - 1pm in Peace Gallery, Funkhouser
  • Studio Tours by HPGO and UK Ambassadors - 2-4pm
  • Design Chat with Edson Cabalfin - 2:30-3:30pm in Room 209, Pence Hall
  • Review Student Work
  • Light Appetizers throughout the day
  • Evening Gathering at Parlay Social - 6:30pm 
The College is also seeking design professionals from all aspects of the profession to participate in the Mentorship by Design program. The time commitment is minimal, requiring less than two hours per month, and can be completed during planned monthly networking events. To learn more and/or sign up to participate, visit www.mentorship.design/ .

CoD Opens New Satellite Studio
In partnership with Louisville Metro Government and Gill Holland's Portland Investment Initiative, the College of Design recently launched a satellite studio in West Louisville where students will work with residents, community organizations and other key groups to address architectural and design needs for the Portland neighborhood. Studio Louisville will be led by UK associate professor David Biagi, and will also have a keynote chair sponsored by the Brown-Forman Visiting Chair Endowment, which was specifically created for UK operations in Louisville. This year's endowed chair will be architect Jeanne Gang, FAIA

Faculty News
The Airport Authority board in Louisville recently approved the installation of an art piece created by CoD professors Mike McKay and Liz Swanson. Their 5-ton piece, titled The Intertwining, was selected from a pool that included 16 other creations. It will hang from steel beams in the ceiling of the airport's rotunda beneath a large skylight and will seem to change depending on what side it's viewed from. See full article.

Upcoming Lectures
Members of AIA Kentucky are welcome to attend the following presentations, which are part of the 2017-18 CoD Lecture Series:
We would like to thank the College of Design for hosting a fantastic Alumni Reception on the rooftop garden at Odle McGuire Shook (OMS) during last week's AIA OVR Convention in Indianapolis. It was a beautiful venue and a great time was had by all!
We would also like to congratulate the CoD's student team on their excellent work at the 2017 AIA OVR Adaptive Reuse University Student Competition. The panel was very impressed with the team's unique vision for the Union Station site and recognized them with a Merit Award for their design solution!

"Sights On Success" is a two-time recipient of the AIA COF's Emerging Professionals Grant!

AIA Kentucky was recently awarded an Emerging Professionals Grant by the AIA College of Fellows for the continued development of our "Sights on Success 2.0" ARE Prep Program, Powered by Black Spectacles! Other award recipients in this annual program include:
  • AIA Austin for "Leadership Development"
  • AIA Central Valley for "Lead for Licensing"
  • AIA Charlotte for "AIA Charlotte's Young Architect Forum Leadership"
  • AIA Cleveland for "Speakers on the Square"
  • AIA Houston for "Best Laid Plans: Business Planning for Small Firms"
  • AIA Houston for "WiA Houston Annual Equality Series: Exploring the Role of Unconscious Bias in Professional Advancement"
  • AIA Miami for "AIA Miami Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program"
  • AIA Nebraska for "Decoding Building Codes for Emerging Professionals"
  • AIA New Mexico for "To Licensure and Beyond: A Two Part Series"
  • AIA Texas Society of Architects for "Emerging Leaders Grassroots at the Texas Society of Architects
  • AIA Westchester Hudson Valley for "Invest in Yourself: Business Strategies for the Newly - Licensed Architect"
  • AIA Westchester Hudson Valley for "Jump-Start the ARE: Year 2"
  • AIA Wichita Falls Emerging Professionals for "Creating Waves: Emerging in a Small Chapter"
AIA National News

Architecture billings continue to climb in the  August Billings Index!

The Institute is seeking nominations for AIA national committees. To view openings in 2018, visit our nomination homepage. The deadline for submissions is 5pm ET on October 9. Members must submit a resume and a letter of interest with their application. Applicants must be Architect or Associate members in good standing.

Join AIA on November 16 for a powerful, one-day leadership training event for architects. Earn up to 6.25 LU|HSW by participating at one of five Regional Venue locations and learn essential leadership skills to take on a larger role in your firm and community. Register/Learn More

The AIA invites the public to cast their vote to choose the winner of the 2017 People's Choice Award for the third annual I Look Up Film Challenge. Visit ilookup.org to watch compelling films that shine a light on the powerful social impact of architects and their work, and cast your vote by October 6.  

Showcase your program during the Grassroots 2018 meeting by presenting during one of the breakout workshops. The workshops are an integral part of Grassroots and will focus on the seven Core Member Services and other programs that relate to the theme. Proposals are due by October 20.

Knowledge Community Opportunities:
A full list of Knowledge Community events is always available at network.aia.org/RoundUp

The Last Word

Last week at the regional convention it was great to catch up with long-time members and also meet some of our new members for the first time.  One thing never changes:  the passion that you all have for what you do and your desire to enhance the world around you.  As I celebrate a BIG birthday this week (I'm not sayin' which one), it has suddenly dawned on me that I've spent literally half my life with AIA Kentucky.  Half my life!  Lots of great memories, many challenges, mostly highs, some lows - all add up to a rich and varied experience that I wouldn't trade for anything.  Thanks for the opportunity to be part of your world!
Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President

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