E-NEWS
April 5, 2017
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April 2017  

March was full of activity throughout AIA Kentucky and, as we move into a new season, there is no sign of slowing down! In the month ahead, we look forward to the A'17 Conference on Architecture in Orlando, upcoming educational workshops, and continued planning for our regional conference this fall. We are also preparing to open our annual design and service awards programs later this spring, so be sure to stay connected and watch for more information on all these exciting opportunities.

Read on to see more about what's been happening and what lies ahead! 
In This Issue
Help AIA Help You

Need up-to-date salary information? Participate in the 2017 AIA Compensation Survey! It has been almost two years since the AIA published the 2015 AIA Compensation Survey Report - an industry standard, and the most comprehensive national survey on architect compensation. The new 2017 survey will provide compensation data for 39 positions at architecture firms, all nine regions of the country, plus many states and metro areas. To thank you for your participation, you will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the complete survey report when it is released. If you received an invitation to participate, we ask that you respond as your reply is vital for the success of this study. If you are a firm leader who has not received an invitation and would like to participate, please send an email to the AIA Economics & Market Research team at compensationsurvey@aia.org. AIA Kentucky and the Institute thank you in advance for your participation!  

AIA KY Leaders in Washington DC for Grassroots 2017
AIA Kentucky - On Your Radar

A'17 Conference on Architecture - State/Regional Events
AIA Kentucky Members attending the AIA 2017 Conference on Architecture are welcome to join us for a joint Happy Hour with the UK College of Design! The gathering will take place on the patio at The Pub Pointe Orlando, from 5-6:30 p.m. on April 27.  Stop in for a drink and a bite with Kentucky friends and alumni before you head off to your evening plans in Orlando!  RSVP to Lori Matthews at the College of Design if you plan to attend.  

The AIA Ohio Valley Region will host a lunch for ALL members of the OVR (KY, IN, OH) at the National Convention in Orlando, and we hope you'll join us!  The lunch will be held Wednesday, April 26, from Noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Orlando, Plaza International Ballroom F.  Attend this complimentary lunch to hear updates on the Region, discuss the issues being heard at the Annual Business Meeting and learn about events taking place during the convention. We will also recognize the ELEVEN new Fellows from the Region!  There is no charge for this event - but please register by April 21 so we can plan appropriately.

Kentucky Buildings Receive National Press
An article on 25 Must-See Kentucky Buildings was published in USA Today Travel online on March 28. Check out the list here to see how many you have been to, and how many you still need to visit. (Click Fullscreen mode for best viewing.)

Kentucky Member Surveys Coming Soon
The AIA Kentucky staff is at work once again on our annual member directory and we appreciate your help in making sure that information published is both current and correct. Keep an eye out in the next week or so for requests to verify individual contact info and firm descriptions and be sure to reply in a timely manner. Thanks in advance for your help with this! 
2017 Ohio Valley Regional Convention
The 2017 OVR Convention is shaping up to be a fantastic regional event so mark your calendars now to be in Indianapolis September 27-29! This event will bring together more than 350 architects and allied professionals from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio and now is your chance to share your expertise with this crowd. We are currently accepting presentations, exhibitors and sponsorships so spread the word and click the links below to get involved today! 
Work by KY Member, Kris Nonn, Assoc. AIA on display at AIA Headquarters in Washington, D.C.
Member News

Employment and Achievements
Elisabeth Hunt, AIA has joined the Lexington regional office of Lord Aeck Sargent as project architect. A registered architect with 13 years of experience, Hunt specializes in interior design, architecture and project management.
 
A Lexington housing project by the NoLi (North Limestone) CDC was displayed at the AIA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. during their annual Grassroots Conference last month.  Kris Nonn, Assoc. AIA is the staff design professional at NoLi.  
   
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(since March 1, 2017)
  • Morgan T. Armistead, Assoc. AIA, Russellville
  • Huber Engineered Woods, New Allied Sponsor
  • Scott Huff, Assoc. AIA, Kovert Hawkins Architects, Louisville
  • Leland A. Jones, Assoc. AIA, Design Plus, Inc., Louisville
  • Pella Windows & Doors, New Allied Sponsor
  • Michael D. Prindle, AIA, Luckett & Farley AEI, Louisville
New AIA members attending the A'17 Conference on Architecture can register to attend the New Members Reception scheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2-4pm, ET, in the AIA Town Hall. This event aims to introduce new members to AIA resources.
 
 
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:
Hillside Inn, Madison, IN is the site of Procrastinator's Weekend 2017
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA Central KY Chapter E-News for information about the following:
  • Upcoming Programs and Events
  • IDP/AXP Site Visits
  • Procrastinator's Weekend 2017
For information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on Facebook or   Twitter.

EKC Members Collected Pledges at the KET Telefund on March 18
EKC News

Volunteers from AIA East Kentucky answered phones and collected pledges at KET's annual Telefund on Saturday, March 18. Click to view the on-air interview with EKC President, Melinda Joseph-Dezarn, AIA.

AIA East Kentucky is seeking 6-8 volunteers for a build day with Habitat for Humanity on April 22, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Email Jordan Nalley, Assoc. AIA by this Wednesday, April 5 th if you are interested in participating.

For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on Facebook or Twitter.

CoD News

The College of Design held their annual HP Symposium on Friday, March 31 with an incredible turnout! You are also invited to their End-of-the-Year Show on Friday, May 5 at Pence Hall. The event is free and open to the public, giving everyone a chance to view students' work from the past year. Come and mingle while you enjoy music and refreshments! 
    
3/18 ARE Workshop Hosted by JRA
AXP/NCARB News

Intern No More
A new position statement from AIA seeks to move beyond the outdated use of "intern" and add the Institute's voice to an ongoing conversation that impacts all future architects. Read More

ARE Prep

The participants in Sights on Success 2.0 met for the third time at our workshop in Lexington on March 18. This workshop was hosted by Rob Deal, AIA of JRA Architects. We were also lucky to be joined by Jenny Leitch, of Staggs & Fisher. Jenny spoke at length about electrical systems and provided lunch for the entire crew! We are so thankful for the support of these valued allied members who have given their personal time to help our EP's prepare for licensure!

Speaking of support for ARE candidates - in a recent survey conducted by the AIA and NCARB, young professionals and their supervisors expressed very different perceptions of the supervisors' role in helping their employees to prepare for licensure. Essentially, supervisors view themselves as having significantly more responsibility to assist in this process than was expected by the emerging professionals surveyed. To read more about this interesting disparity, click here.

Financial Assistance
AAH fellowships and scholarships available for emerging professionals seeking licensure:
AIA National News

Economics
The second month of 2017 saw an increase in firm billings, as inquiries into new projects remained strong and the largest share of firms in more than two years reported an uptick in the value of new design contracts. Read More  

Education
In partnership with AIA and ASHRAE, the non-profit organization, Building Codes Assistance Project (BCAP), is conducting a brief national market evaluation to better inform their efforts to develop solar energy training for design professionals. This survey has been developed as part of a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative and insights from architects and engineers across the country and would greatly appreciate your help! Complete the Survey

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

The Last Word

First the bad news:   As you may have read in Lobbyist Greg Brotzge's final 2017 Legislative Update on Monday, we were unsuccessful in our efforts to stop House Bill 360 from becoming law.  My thanks to everyone who called or emailed Legislators to share the concerns of the profession.  While the elimination of distillery, winery and brewery operations from the definition of agritourism activities in the bill will certainly help diminish the number of existing buildings that can now be modified for assembly use without an architect, it remains troubling that the Legislature would support lowering standards that impact public safety.  We will be following the adoption of administrative regulations regarding this change and watching for any future efforts to amend the building code or existing statutes.

And now for some good news:   AIA Kentucky was proud to submit our list of "25 Must-See Buildings in Kentucky" to USA Today's travel section for their ongoing focus on architecture in the 50 states.  Kelly and I appreciate the submissions we received online from those of you who took the time to respond.  We also thank our ad-hoc advisory committee who helped us whittle the list down to a final 25:  our two new AIA Fellows Michael Jacobs FAIA and Steve Wiser FAIA, joined by executive officers Randall Vaughn AIA and Ed Krebs AIA.  This was a nice opportunity to showcase Kentucky, notably those sites that will attract visitors to Kentucky and expand appreciation of our architectural and cultural history.  This is by far our most popular post ever on Facebook (@AIAKentucky) - we hope you'll "like" and share with your FB friends as well and extend our reach!

And finally:   THANK YOU to all our AIA Kentucky members who have renewed membership or joined the AIA in 2017.  We appreciate your involvement and support that allows us to bring value to you, your practice and your profession through the AIA.  If you haven't yet renewed...we hate to see you go and hope you will reconsider!  While your membership will lapse within the next few days, all it takes to reactivate is to complete the renewal process. There's no penalty or reactivation fee.... just pay your annual dues.  If you need another copy of your renewal invoice please send a quick note to Kelly Ives .  If there are financial or health circumstances that are impeding your ability to renew, I hope you'll contact me at jpike@aiaky.org or 859-223-8201 so we can explore options that may be available to you.
Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President
859.223.8201


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