E-NEWS
September 1, 2017
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September 2017  

September is here and we can hardly contain our excitement for all the wonderful things of Autumn that are right around the corner... colorful leaves, pumpkin spice and, of course, the Ohio Valley Region Convention!

Advanced registration will be open until Wednesday, September 20, so it's STILL NOT TOO LATE to join us in Indianapolis, September 27-29. Sign up for one, two, or three-day registration, and earn up to 16.5 learning units provided by a wonderfully diverse group of presenters from both our region and beyond.

In addition to educational programming and tours, regional awards and exhibits, we will have plenty of social time for networking and fellowship. Kentucky alum will especially want to take advantage of complimentary Kentucky bourbon at the alumni reception hosted by the UK CoD on the rooftop patio of Odle McGuire Shook!

It's going to be an exciting opportunity to learn more about the New Urban Agenda and we have registration options to suit everyone's budget and schedule. So don't miss this national-caliber event in the Amateur Sports Capital of the World - sign up today!

In This Issue

Ballot for AIA KY 2018 Officers  

The ballot containing AIA Kentucky's slate of officers for 2018 was distributed via email to all current members on August 28. Responses must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, so be sure to cast your vote ASAP.

AIA Kentucky members will ratify the election results at the 2017 AIA Kentucky Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for Friday, September 29, 2017 from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Union Station in Indianapolis, during the AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention. We hope to see you there!

National snapshot of current commercial energy code adoption 
Energy Code Repeals

In early August, AIA Kentucky learned of a proposal made to Kentucky's HBC Code Advisory Committee to roll our state's commercial energy code back to the previous version of the IECC. As professionals who are committed to minimizing building energy consumption, we are opposed to this recommendation and we notified HBC Commissioner, Steve A. Milby of our position in our August 28 letter to his office.

Similar challenges are occurring at the Federal level. On August 8, 2017 AIA CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA sent a letter to the Senate's Committee on Energy and Natural Resources outlining concerns the AIA has with language in S. 1460. The recently introduced Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017 aims to repeal targets for the reduction of emissions from federal buildings and contains language that could negatively impact the codes development process. Read the Letter

Don't Follow the Leader - Be One! 

Leadership Institute 2017
The Leadership Institute is a national leadership development program of the American Institute of Architects. Using a digital conferencing model, the program connects multiple locations for an interactive, one-day learning experience. Over 600 architects and emerging professionals have participated since 2015.

Register yourself and your team today for the November 16, 2017 program, and earn up to 6.25 LU|HSW. Locations include one of our five Regional Venues, or 3.75 LU|HSW as a Virtual Attendee! More Info

Leadership Kentucky
The Leadership Kentucky program, and its counterparts in Leadership Louisville and Leadership Lexington are also wonderful opportunities forge new relationships and gain insights into complex issues facing our state. We strongly encourage our members to apply for the adventure that this program offers. Deadlines for the 2018 classes are as follows:
 
Leadership Kentucky - nomination form available October 2017
Elevate Kentucky - nominations open now until November 30, 2017

Your Time to Shine! 

Architectural Artists Directory
The Kentucky Arts Council is accepting applications for the Architectural Artists Directory through Sept. 15. Participation in the directory is intended for artists whose work is constructed as an integral part of a room, building, outdoor space or other structure. Artists in the directory are frequently sought by architects or people who are building homes or business owners who want to add creative elements to the overall design of their spaces.

For more information on the program guidelines or to apply, visit the Architectural Artists Directory  page on the arts council's website or contact Chris Cathers, arts council program branch manager, at christopher.cathers@ky.gov or 502-892-3126.

Beautify the Bluegrass
Gov. Matt Bevin launched his new "Beautify the Bluegrass" initiative on August 25, calling on Kentuckians to come together to make their hometowns shine. "I want to encourage people in every Kentucky community to figure how out they can become the most beautiful community in the Commonwealth," said Gov. Bevin. "The concept is simple: Identify a problem that needs attention, and then find a way to get involved in repairing, enhancing or beautifying it."

Gov. Bevin invites citizens to form volunteer teams and set to work improving the aesthetics of a neglected area of their town. Projects can include removing litter, mowing, landscaping or other visual improvements. The winning team will be notified in October, and Gov. Bevin and Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton will host a catered barbecue for up to 200 team members in that community.


Continuing Education

AIA Long Beach/South Bay is offering a 5-hour accessibility seminar via LIVE WEBINAR so that members and non-members across the country can attend. The seminar, titled "Stepping Thru Accessible Public Multi-Family Residential Facilities", will be presented by Janis Kent, FAIA, of CASp. It will be Friday, September 15, from 10 am - 3:30 pm Pacific Standard Time, with a 30-minute break for lunch or dinner.  The webinar will be an interactive experience where attendees may ask questions to the speaker and there is no quiz at the end. 


Omni Architects accepted the Small Business of the Year and the Legacy Award from Commerce Lexington
Member News

Member Benefit Spotlight
Uncertain about the future? Looking for the next big thing that will transform the design and construction industry? The 2017 AIA Foresight Report provides you with intelligence that can help you evaluate trends, prepare for potential changes, and learn from experts. Members can download the report for free. 

Firm News
Congratulations to Omni Architects, who were recently awarded the Legacy Award as well as the Overall Small Business of the Year award at Commerce Lexington's Small Business Awards Luncheon. Read More

Many Kentucky firms are busy and in need of help to keep up with the current work load. If you are looking for a new hire, send us your posting to share on AIA KY's job board!

Employment and Achievements
Congratulations to Anna J. Lask, Assoc. AIA on her new employment with Reese Design Collaborative.

We are pleased to congratulate the following members, who recently completed the ARE and received their license in the state of Kentucky:
  • Ryan M. Clark, Assoc. AIA, RossTarrant Architects, Lexington
  • Lisa A. Grober, AIA, Tate Hill Jacobs Architects, Lexington
  • Beth E. Hunter-Bauer, AIA, RossTarrant Architects, Lexington
  • Meredith Peck-Guy, Assoc. AIA, MPG Architects, Lexington 
  • Sean D. Selfe, AIA, Edgewood
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(since August 1, 2017)
  • Brian Lindroth, AIA, TEG Architects LLC, Jeffersonville  
  • Seth Twardy, AIA, CMW, Inc., Lexington
Directory Correction
Due to a production error,  Sam Halley, FAIA was shown with the AIA designation instead of FAIA in the latest AIA Kentucky Membership Directory. We regret this oversight.

NOTE:  If you've moved or changed jobs recently, or if your information in the directory is not reflected correctly, please let us know so we can correct your records both here AIA Kentucky and with AIA at the national office. Thanks!

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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:
Colin Drake, AIA of JRA Architects, spoke at the Aug 15 tour of Louisville's South Central Regional Library
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA Central KY Chapter's  E-News  for information about the following:
  • Design Assistance Opportunities
  • CE Programs
  • Upcoming Tours and Events
For information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on  Facebook or   Twitter.

Design Slam 2017 will be held at West Sixth Brewing from 5:30-7:30 PM on Saturday, September 9
EKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter's    E-News  for 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

AIA Kentucky welcomes Ben Barlage, AIA who was appointed to take the place of Raymond Mack, AIA on the AIA KY Board of Directors. Thank you, Ben for stepping up to serve your local component and your fellow architects across Kentucky!
 
The next meeting of the Northern Kentucky Section will be held at 5:30 p.m. on October 19, at the Hofbrauhaus in Newport, KY. All local members are welcome to attend!

Visiting professor, Jose Oubrerie's 'Chapel of the Mosquitos' exhibition opened at 21c in Lexington on Aug 28
CoD News

Faculty News
After departing the UK College of Design in 1996, José R. Oubrerie returns this fall to serve as a visiting professor in the School of Architecture to teach fourth-year studio. From 1989-1991, Oubrerie served as the dean of the College of Design as well as a professor of architecture from 1984-86. Oubrerie is the last living protégé of Le Corbusier, one of the pioneers of modern architecture. 

In honor of his decades-long involvement in educating others in the discipline of lighting design, University of Kentucky Associate Professor of Interiors Joseph Rey-Barreau, AIA, IES, will be inducted into the American Lighting Association's Hall of Fame at their annual conference in September. The ALA is the trade association representing the residential lighting industry in North America. Read More

Upcoming Lectures
Members of AIA Kentucky are welcome to attend the following presentations, which are part of the 2017-18 CoD Lecture Series:
Sights on Success participants met at integrity / Architecture on Aug 26 to discuss the Project Management Exam
EP/NCARB News

The next meet-up for the Lexington Emerging Professionals Network (LEPN) will be September 12th at Collins - Southland Bowling Center at 6:60pm. Sign up here by September 8th so that lanes may be reserved in advance. Bowling and shoe rental, food, and drinks are on your own, but the fun and fellowship are free!

AXP and ARE News
2017 Licensure Data: Visit NCARB's 2017 Data Center for interactive charts about the path to licensure, diversity in the profession, and architectural education.

Additional info has also been released on the new ARE 5.0 Pass Rates. Take a look at how other candidates performed on each ARE 5.0 division, or browse by architecture school.

Finally, check out the 13 best Podcasts for licensure candidates and design buffs-guaranteed to leave you feeling inspired.

Sights on Success
Another great workshop for our Sights on Success, ARE Prep program was held at integrity / Architecture PLLC on Saturday, August 26. Joey Nolasco, AIA had prepared some extremely helpful resources on Project Management and we cannot thank him enough for volunteering his time to help our emerging professionals. The group also performed user testing and a feedback survey on the development of some new test prep tools. Stay tuned for future info on how these can benefit our ARE candidates!

AIA National News

Hurricane Harvey Relief
Many of you have asked how you can help the people affected by Hurricane Harvey. AIA is coordinating with local components, agencies and other building industry organizations on response efforts.
 
One of the best ways to support those affected by Harvey is to donate to a trusted organization who can deliver resources to the region. Click here for more info on how you can help. 

Practice
Architecture billings climb for the sixth-straight month in the July Billings Index.

The midyear update to the AIA's State Economic Profiles has also been released. The profiles provide a collection of economic indicators that can be used to make better business decisions. There is one for each state to better inform your understanding of policies affecting the industry.

The data demonstrates the importance of architects and the industry to society. Each profile contains national, regional, and state indicators such as employment and gross domestic product. The profiles are updated each January and July. Find your state and see how it compares with the rest of the nation

Events & Opportunities:
AIA is seeking nominations for AIA national committees. To view openings in 2018, visit the  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.
A full list of Knowledge Community events is always available at network.aia.org/RoundUp

The Last Word

Where Do You Stand on CE for 2017?
 
Still considering attending the OVR Convention in Indianapolis?  Don't forget, the reporting period for your Kentucky registration renewal is now January 1 to December 31 each year.  So next June, you'll need have earned 12 hours HSW during calendar year 2017.   And you need to earn 18 learning units (12 of which are HSW) to meet your AIA membership requirement for 2017.  Click here to review your AIA/CES transcript, enter January 1, 2017 to today's date in the search criteria, and see where you stand!  (If you need help logging in, let us know.)
 
The Convention is a great place to earn all the credits you need ... up to 16.5 learning units/hours are available.  We have four thought-provoking keynote presentations as well as a wonderfully diverse array of breakout sessions and two interesting tours.  Indianapolis is a lively and vibrant city that provides the perfect backdrop for our focus on the New Urban Agenda and how architects can lead the way.  
 
An added bonus:   UK College of Design is hosting an alumni reception on Thursday, Sept. 28 during the convention, with Director of Architecture Jeffrey Johnson, AIA and Clyde R. Carpenter, FAIA on hand to welcome you to the rooftop patio at the offices of Odle McGuire Shook (OMS).
 
And yet another:   A really fun AfterParty is shaping up for late-night Thursday on the Georgia Street Boardwalk in downtown Indy, hosted by the Ohio Valley Emerging Professionals and Fellows and open to all convention attendees.  All convention attendees are invited to this event sponsored by Acuity Brands Lighting and LIGHTsource.
 
I know so many of you are very busy in your offices (which is GREAT!), but I hope you'll consider taking one, two or even three days for personal and professional enrichment (and some networking and fun!) with your fellow architects.  We're hard at work making sure this will be a first-rate experience for all of you!  Check it out at www.aiaky.org/ovr2017.
 
Late Breaking Good News ...
 
The AIA College of Fellows has selected our Sights on Success A.R.E. prep program to receive a $2,250 grant to help us continue to grow and improve this important program for our Emerging Professionals on the path to licensure.  We appreciate the vote of confidence and the financial support!
 
See you in Indy!

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President
859.223.8201


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