April 1, 2020

April 2020  

Our new normal, for the time being... In this time of social distancing and significant upheaval to our typical ways of life and business, AIA Kentucky is working hard to provide you with opportunities for both connection and some consistency.
In this issue, you'll see we're maintaining some of our reliable annual programs... but we're also excited to launch a BRAND-NEW RESOURCE  to help you lean on one another in these difficult times. Check out the article below to join in our new Mighty Networks Discussion Board , where you can converse with other members about strategies and best practices for surviving and thriving amidst the challenges that you are currently facing. 

We will get through this... #wewillgetthroughthistogether .

In This Issue
A Message From Your President

Dear Fellow AIA Kentucky members,
My thoughts are with you and your families as we face together the unprecedented public health crisis of the Coronavirus / Covid-19 pandemic.
Many of our members' offices around the state have temporarily closed with staff now working remotely. Construction projects continue with AIA Kentucky members providing Construction Administration services while practicing proper social distancing to support our clients as well as possible...  Read More

Join the AIA KY Community Forum!

Recent discussions by the AIA Kentucky board revealed that a platform for communication and collaboration with other members across the state would be a very valuable resource in these turbulent times. As we are all scrambling to adapt, many are also feeling isolated and confused, but you don't have to figure it all out on your own!
Join our AIA KY Community on Mighty Networks* to share your struggles and your strategies with a membership that is ready to support one another in every way we can. Sort by topics of interest, share attachments and even converse directly with fellow members. We might be doing it from 6 feet apart, but we are still in this together! 

*Engage via web browser, or download the FREE mobile app for both iOS and Android.
Please also visit our website for the following items that we are updating regularly:
Speak at the 2020 AIA KY/IN Convention!

The AIA KY/IN Convention committee had no idea just how timely the topic of resilience  would turn out to be when we selected the theme for this year's convention. Now, as our profession is forced to quickly adapt in difficult circumstances, we look forward to coming together in celebration of recovery on the other side.

Based on the timing and location, we are poised to have our best convention ever and we need YOU to share your stories! The deadline for submissions has been extended to Wednesday, April 15th and we are accepting presentations that pertain to a broad range of topics in the thematic tracks of Environmental Resilience, Professional Resilience and Social Resilience. Download our Call for Presentations and submit your program today!

A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp
April 29 - May 1, Via GoTo Meeting

If working remotely has resulted in some additional downtime for you or your staff, consider taking advantage of the opportunity to sharpen your skills through a proven resource for professional development. Our PSMJ A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp is now virtual and 25% off!

Participants will attend 2-hour sessions in the morning and afternoon over a three-day period (4/29 - 5/1). The result is bite-sized lessons that you can better absorb (and implement) while you continue to tend to the demands of your clients and projects. 

Now this is truly a one-time opportunity that you won't want to miss. Visit our event page to learn more and sign up today!
St. Mathew's Eline Library was a 2019 AIA Kentucky Honor Award recipient
2020 AIA Kentucky Design Awards
Call for Submissions

Thank goodness for something you can count on! AIA Kentucky's 2020 Honor Awards for Excellence in Architectural Design are officially open for submissions, now until Friday, June 5.

Your firm has work that is worthy of recognition, and now is your chance. Projects completed in the last 10 years are eligible and may be submitted in several categories, including Unbuilt Work. Visit aiaky.org/honorawards2020 to learn more and get started today!
2020 Member & Firm Directory 

Each April is the time we update your contact info for AIA Kentucky's annual membership directory. Be on the lookout for an email next week that will prompt you to complete these updates through our member info survey. 

We ask that you take five minutes to complete the four questions in our survey by Monday, April 20 so that your info will be listed correctly in this year's publication. Thanks in advance!

Toot Your Horn... send us your good news so we can share it!
Member News  

Member Benefit of The Month
Our valued partners at The Underwriters Group 
have put together this useful guide on addressing professional liabilities that may arise from the COVID-19 pandemic. Check it out!

Firm News
It was announced in early March that Louisville-based architecture firms, Joseph & Joseph and Bravura, are merging under the Joseph & Joseph brand and will now offer a broader range of services than either had offered previously. Read More

Employment and Achievements
Architecture Investments (AI) is pleased to announce Joe Dye, AIA as a new partner to their growing practice. Joe brings 25 years of experience on a variety of projects to AI and we wish him the best!

Newly Licensed
We are pleased to congratulate the following member, who recently completed the ARE and received their license in the state of Kentucky: 
  • Chris Crovo, AIA, Gray Architects and Engineers, Lexington
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since March  1, 2020)
  • Armstrong Flooring, New Allied Friend
  • Tiffany D. Broyles, AIA, GBBN Architects, Inc., Louisville
  • Christopher J. Crovo, AIA, Gray Construction, Lexington
  • Jeffery Durham, AIA, Luckett & Farley, Louisville
  • Jessica R. Hosfield, AIA, Lexington
  • Linden Meuser, Assoc. AIA, Lexington
  • Jackson T. Rickman, Assoc. AIA, Louisville
  • Nathan Thomas, Assoc. AIA, Louisville
  • Emily A. Wolfe, Assoc. AIA, Georgetown
  • Dana M. Zausch, AIA, Luckett & Farley, Prospect
CKC News

Look for the latest edition of the AIA CKC E-news later today  for more information about the following:
  • Online Learning Opportunities
  • April Board Meeting via Zoom
  • CKC Annual Retreat
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:
  • 2020 KET Telefund Recap
  • Online Learning Opportunities
  • COVID-19 Resources
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
NKY News

Another reason to look forward to a return to some normally... AIA Northern Kentucky is planning to offer a tour of the New Riff distillery as soon as soon as quarantine and social distancing guidelines are lifted.  Please feel free to contact Northern Kentucky Section Director, Ben. D. Barlage, AIA with any additional questions or concerns.


NCARB Updates
NCARB has temporarily updated their policies related to candidates taking the ARE. Prometric has temporarily closed test centers in the United States and Canada to protect the health of candidates and, in turn, NCARB is offering free rescheduling and 90-day rolling clock extensions to all candidates. Read More

AIA YAF Connection
The AIA Young Architects Forum invites you to view the Q1 issue of their YAF Connection publication.

They also invite you to submit content for the Q2 issue, which will highlight emerging professionals as "citizen architects,"- focusing on community-based architecture, civic architecture, and architects in policy/community leadership roles. 

To contribute a profile of a project, program, or leader in an article or interview format, please contact the editor-in-chief, John Clark. Draft deadline is 5/4/2020.

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 on the calendar:

Varies - Free courses provided by the  Kentucky Concrete Association
Varies - Free courses by Armstrong Flooring, notify Jen McCoy ifyou plan to attend
April 7 - AIA EKC Board Meeting (Via Teleconference)
May 19 - AIA CKC Client Panel Discussion, Details TBA
May 21 - AIA EKC Monthly CE Program, Details TBA
June 5-6 - AIA CKC Annual Retreat in Owensboro, SAVE THE DATE
Sept. 17-19 - 2020 AIA KY/IN Convention, Louisville - SAVE THE DATE
Dec. 10 - AIA KY Holiday Party (Tentative)

Special Economic Report: March 2020
AIA National News

A message from Jane Frederick, FAIA
Now more than ever, the world needs the unique skills of architects, not just to meet this current crisis, but to meet the many challenges society will face in the years ahead. I am proud of how the AIA community has come together... Read More

AIA Launches Task Force on COVID-19 Response
The task force is charged with developing a COVID-19 Rapid Response Safety Space Assessment. Learn More

Special Economic Report
AIA conducted a special survey to assess the short-term impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on architecture firms. Get the details

Architectural Billings Index: February 2020

More AIA Products & Resources:
The Last Word

Most of us have never lived through a time like this... a time when we are being pushed to our limits both personally and professionally and nearly every aspect of our society is being put to the test. It's difficult and it's scary but I hope that each of you are finding light, both in and at the end of the tunnel.
I can tell you personally, I feel more blessed to be a Kentuckian than ever before. Even amid extreme sacrifices, I have seen positivity and community spirit showing up all over the state and I am seeing our people developing strength and compassion that will carry on long after we have passed this test.
Your AIA leadership and staff are also working hard every day - making every effort to understand your needs and to be there to meet them. We hope you will use our website, speak up on our new community discussion board and, of course, contact us directly if there is anything that we can do for you. Likewise, we will stay in frequent communication to keep you informed as new information and resources become available.
Some things are in the process of transformation - such as the A'20 conference on architecture and our A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp. Some, like our annual summer code workshops, are under investigation; but others - like our directory publication, our annual design awards and our 2020 AIA Kentucky/Indiana Convention are proceeding full steam ahead.
We hope you'll embrace both the old and the new and reach out to our staff or our leadership with any questions or concerns. We look forward to a time when we can all come back together and, in the meantime, we pray for you all to stay safe and well.


Kelly E. Ives, AIA, LEED AP 
Executive Director

AIA Kentucky Allied Benefactors


Allied Sponsors


Allied Membership is recognized by all three local components, with a portion of dues supporting local programs. Learn More