August 5, 2019

August 2019  

The break may be coming to an end for students around the state, but the dog days of summer don't appear to be going anywhere, anytime soon. These extreme temperatures can be hard on our bodies, our moods and, of course, our electric bills so we hope that you are finding plenty of ways to beat the heat.

AIA Kentucky certainly has a couple of cool opportunities (sorry, couldn't resist) coming up in the next several weeks, so we hope you'll kick back with our August e-news to read about what's in store!
In This Issue
Hard Hats with Heart

The entire design and construction community is coming together for a cause that impacts the industry and their employees. Because obesity, lack of physical activity, smoking and stress are risk factors for heart disease, individuals in our industry are at a higher risk for cardiovascular disease - Kentucky's #1 killer.

AIA KY is working with the American Heart Association (AHA) and other partners to change these trends by providing resources that will help individuals in the design and construction industry improve and extend their lives. You can be a part of - and benefit from - these efforts by supporting and attending " Hard Hats with Heart", which will be held at Kroger Field in Lexington on August 22. Contact Kelly Ives for ticket details.

2019 OVR Convention in Cincinnati, OH
September 19 - 21, 2019

Registration is OPEN for the 2019 AIA OVR Convention, which will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio next month. There, we will explore the ways in which principals of healthy, sustainable and resilient design impact the quality of life for real people in the places where we live and work. Come for just one day or attend the full conference an earn an entire year's worth of CE in three, eventful days! Learn More

Exhibits and Sponsorships
The convention is shaping up to be a fantastic regional event that will bring together more than 300 architects and allied professionals from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.   To make this an outstanding convention for all participants, we have revamped our sponsor and exhibitor program to create packages with great value for all. Spots are limited so visit our convention website for event information and sign up today!
Practice Innovation Lab

Held in conjunction with our fall convention, the OVR Practice Innovation Lab (PIL) is a multi-day event where teams comprised of students, associates, architects, Fellows, and other seasoned professionals will come together to envision the future of architectural practice models . Presentations will be made  during a moderated discussion, where convention attendees will vote for the People's Choice Award. (Travel stipends have been budgeted.)

Note: You do not have to register as a team. If you would like to participate, simply sign up and you will be placed in a group with other participants.

For more information,  visit the 2019 OVR PIL Registration Site
Questions? Contact Matt Toddy, AIA.
An informational meeting on guiding your career toward AIA Fellowship was held in Louisville on July 18
Member News  

Member Benefit Spotlight: Local
AIA Kentucky's website contains many resources to enhance your career, such as our Job Board and our curated collection of RFP's, Competitions & Grants. Find more at aia.org/kentucky.

Member Benefit Spotlight: National
AIA members can take advantage of two upcoming, FREE webinars, offered by Victor O. Schinnerer & Co, Inc. to help you better manage your risks. Learn more.

Firm News
TEG Architects announced a new management structure last month. While the firm will continue operating under its established brand, Thresa Estopinal, Kevin Russell Assoc. AIA, Ernie Dreher AIA, John Sprouls AIA, and Jared Burt, AIA will now serve as managing partners. Read More

After being in business for 67 years, Lexington-based Staggs & Fisher Consulting Engineers, Inc. is please to announce it has opened its second location in Louisville, Kentucky. The new office is located at 4965 U.S. Highway 42, Ste. 1000. Their doors are now open, and they are excited to welcome you along on this new journey!

Donhoff Kargl Nall Architects (DKN) announces the promotion of Raven Parmer, a 6-year associate of the firm, to Director of Design. Raven has a Master's degree is in Integrated Design and Construction from Auburn University. She will oversee the firm's design direction in conjunction with Rob Donhoff, AIA.

Employment and Achievements
We are excited to announce that Randall Vaughn, AIA, has been elected to serve as an at-large director on AIA's Strategic Council for 2020-21! To better understand the structure and purpose of the Council, read this memo prepared by regional rep Terry Welker, FAIA.

Congratulations to  Chris Manzo, AIA,  who was selected to participate in the 41st class of Leadership Louisville. This talented group  includes 60 area leaders from various industries including legal services, health care, media and education. Read more .

We are pleased to congratulate the following members, who recently completed the ARE and received their license in the state of Kentucky:
  • Chris Gipson, AIA, RossTarrant Architects, Lexington
  • Vince Thompson, AIA, Baron Gibson Designs LLC, Lexington
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since July  1, 2019)
  • Allison A. Cope, Assoc. AIA, Kovert Hawkins, Louisville
  • Cheryl A. Nachbauer, Assoc. AIA, Colibri Design Collective, Covington

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:

CKC members toured the Filson Center archives on July 16
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA CKC  E-News  for more information about the following:
  • Women's Leadership Grants 
  • CKC Member Publication
  • Upcoming Programs & 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:
  • UK CoD News
  • OVR Practice Innovation Lab 
  • Upcoming CE Programs & Events
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

AIA has joined the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing
AIA National News

Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing
As lawmakers across the country continue to debate the extent of licensing needed for many jobs, the health, safety, and welfare of the public must be considered. Highly complex and technical professions rightly require rigorous and ongoing education, examination, and experience for a reason. Therefore, the AIA is please to announce it is one of the founding members of the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL) - a coalition of national associations that represents highly complex, technical professions and their national licensing boards.

ARPL's overarching goal is to educate policy makers and the public on the importance of - and the need to maintain - clear, responsible licensing standards within our professions. Specifically, ARPL will drive a coordinated, national communications and engagement strategy to:
  • Inject our perspective into media coverage concerning the issue
  • Ensure the advanced professions are at the table in forums where the issue is being discussed
  • Provide messages, tools, and materials to assist individual state organizations in their own activities on the issue.
For more information, visit the new ARPL website at ResponsibleLicensing.org.

AIA Leadership Academy
Achieve your potential with AIA's new flagship leadership development program. This three-year program will prepare you for the highest levels of leadership in your firm, industry, and community, and position you for long-term career success. Learn more.

National Ethics Council
AIA's National Ethics Council (NEC) is seeking members who have an interest in serving a 3-year term on the council, beginning in January 2020. Service will include meeting 3-4 times per year at AIA headquarters, and occasional conference calls on a wide range of the Institute's ethical concerns. For additional details on the position, please contact Eric O. Pempus, FAIA

Volunteer at WLS
Limited spots remain for the 2019 AIA Women's Leadership Summit. Sign up to volunteer for 6 hours and receive 30 percent off the AIA member rate! If you are interested, please email womeninarch@aia.org for more information and signup link.

AIA Film Challenge
Enter the fifth annual #AIAFilmChallenge and share how you've improved a community, from rebuilding a coastal city to creating cost-effective housing and designing secure schools. Y ou could win up to $10,000 and a screening at Chicago Ideas. Each finalist will receive $500. Learn more .

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The Last Word

Each August, I look forward to attending the annual meeting for the Council of Architectural Component Executives (CACE). I love that I can count on this time every year to network with my peers across the Institute and learn about new ways to tackle our common challenges. I always return feeling refreshed and retooled to serve our membership here in Kentucky, so I am very excited to see what awaits in Columbus this week.

I hope that as many of you as possible will take advantage of the same opportunity to be educated and inspired at the Ohio Valley Region Convention next month. We have been working with volunteers and staff from Ohio and Indiana to make this an incredibly high-caliber conference and I'd love to see both new and familiar faces there!


Kelly E. Ives, AIA, LEED AP 
Executive Director

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