December 4, 2018

December 2018  

This holiday season we are in the final weeks of our executive transition and, as your incoming Director, I am fully aware that I have some enormous shoes to fill! I am honored to be given that opportunity and look forward to embarking on this adventure in the new year. What an exciting time for us all as we gather together to celebrate the holidays, reflect on another successful year and look forward to what lies ahead!
We hope that you will join us for the fellowship and festivities at our holiday party in Midway next Tuesday (register by this Friday) and please also save the date for a retirement celebration honoring Janet Pike, Hon. AIA in early January.  

Find more details on this celebration, and many other professional opportunities, below. We hope to see you very soon!
In This Issue
A Message From Your President

Dear AIA Kentucky Members:
I wish to express heartfelt thanks to all the membership for your support during 2018. As we close the year, we are pleased to report 645 active members representing an all time high. We welcome our new members with special recognition to those that achieved licensure during the year. I'm pleased to report that the adopted Strategic Plan continues to advance our shared initiatives and that our financials continue to be strong...  read full letter
'Tis the Season
It's not too late to join us for AIA Kentucky's Holiday Party next Tuesday, December 11 at the Holly Hill Inn, in Midway. Register Here by this Friday, December 7.

We hope you can attend the gathering for your local components as well. Dates for those will be:
Join us in Fasig-Tipton's Kentucky Room for a very special sendoff!
Janet's Sendoff Celebration

AIA Kentucky will host a reception from 5-8pm on Thursday, January 10 to honor 30 years of unparalleled service by the best chapter executive in the country. We will gather in the Kentucky Room on the beautiful campus of Fasig-Tipton where we will enjoy cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres, music and memories.

Janet has been a tireless representative of the profession and has been personally supportive of all our members throughout her entire career. We owe her our deepest gratitude and we'd like to make this a very special evening to recognize and celebrate her dedication. We hope that every member will register here today, and we look forward to seeing you there!

AIA's Disaster Assistance Program is a nationwide network to help communities before  after a disaster
2019 Continuing Ed Opportunities

Don't forget to complete your Continuing Education requirements as an AIA member (18 LU | 12 HSW) and for the state of Kentucky by December 31, 2018. 

You can also fulfill a significant portion of next year's hours within the first month! On  January 31, we will offer a unique opportunity to learn how you can step up and help your local communities (and earn  6.5 LU | HSW) as the Institute brings its Disaster Assistance Volunteer Training to Central Kentucky. Please save the date and watch for additional info to follow soon!  
Help Us Help You
Due to the success of the A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp in 2018, we plan to bring PSMJ back for another powerful program this spring. We would love YOUR input on whether to offer a second round of the Project Management course, or the more broadly-focused A/E/C Leadership Bootcamp. Check our the course descriptions here and take our Facebook poll
Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
2019 OVR Convention Committee

Your 2019 Ohio Valley Regional Convention will be held September 19-21 at the Cincinnati Netherland Plaza Hotel. The planning committee will begin holding regular conference calls next month, and Kentucky co-chairs  Kim Patton, AIA and Craig Chamberlain, AIA would love for more AIA KY members to join in the conversation. Whether your primary interest is in programming, tours, or exhibits and sponsorship, there is a place for you to get involved and contribute. 
Email Kelly Ives, AIA for additional information.

Additional Opportunities  
Did you know that AIA Kentucky has several other committees that you can engage with? Some have been established for several years and others are just getting off the ground. In either circumstance, your voice would be welcome, so email us  today to get connected.
  • Building Codes Committee - co-chairs Jimmy Piper, AIA and Eric Zabilka, AIA
  • Committee for Architecture on Education (CAE) - Chaired by Kevin Locke, AIA
  • Disaster Assistance Committee - Chaired by Craig Chamberlain, AIA
  • Government Affairs Committee - Chaired by Eric Steva, AIA
  • Healthcare Codes Committee - Chaired by Skip Alexander, AIA
  • Political Action Committee - Chaired by Tony Kleyer, AIA
  • QBS Committee - Richard Polk, AIA, Joe Jones, AIA and Eric Zabilka, AIA
  • Focus Groups on: Member Value, Career Development, Community Engagement and Public/Media Relations
Competitions, Scholarships & Grants

Are you a leader of a small architecture firm with an innovative plan for growth? Do you know someone who is? Registration is OPEN for Charrette Venture Group's Architecture Business Plan Competition, which recognizes small architecture firms that have invested time and resources in effective planning for their business. Over $5,000 in cash and prizes are awarded to the winner, including travel to the 2019 AIA Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas! More Info

The 2019 Commercial Real Estate Champions program, recognizing projects and real estate lease transactions that illustrate best practices in building and development, is also open for nominations now until January 14, 2019. Both new buildings and renovation projects that have been completed from Jan. 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2018, are eligible, as well as property sales and lease deals completed in the same time frame. More Info

The AIA Kentucky website is a valuable member resource for an up to date list of additional opportunities for both students and professionals. Visit our Business Center today to check out some of our most recent additions, such as the:
  • Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship,
  • Yann Weymouth Graduate Scholarship, and the
  • Diversity Advancement Scholarship
AIA has released the first three chapters of their Guides for Equitable Practice to members only
Member News  

Renew for 2019!
2019 Membership renewals are due by January 15.
Renew before December 31 and you could win an iPhone 8 Plus Special Edition, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or a $200 Amazon gift certificate. Prizes are available for new member referrals as well. Learn More

Member Benefit Spotlight
AIA is pleased to introduce the Guides for Equitable Practice, a resource that will help ensure your organization meets both the professional and cultural awareness expectations of your employees and clients. The first three chapters of the guides have been released for AIA members only and will be available to the public early next year. Access here.

Anderson Windows invites you to join them at the  2019 NAHB International Builders' Show® (IBS), February 19-21 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Click Here for your free Expo pass!

November Correction
Our November newsletter included a broken link to the congratulatory video created by  Lynn Imaging Monster Color for our 2018 Honor Award winners. We'd like to apologize for the error and invite you to view the video here.

Employment & Achievements
JRA Architects is proud to announce that Eric Steva, AIA has joined their firm.  With over twenty years of experience Eric brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm and will be a valuable asset as JRA's newest Project Manager.

We also congratulate  Melinda Joseph-Dezarn, AIA on her new position as the Director of Facility Design and Construction for Fayette County Public Schools!

We are pleased to congratulate the following members, who recently completed the ARE and received their license in the state of Kentucky:
  • James S. MacMillan, AIA, TEG Architects, Jeffersonville
  • Kelli Williams, AIA, Gray Construction, Lexington
  • Carrie Wahl, AIA, Potter & Associates Architects, Louisville
Firm News
Check out the recent news coverage of North Limestone Community Development Corporation (NoLi CDC) and their involvement in developing and constructing the first building in Kentucky to be insulated with hemp. The hemp also happens to be Kentucky-grown and processed! 

Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since November 1, 2018)
  • Jeremiah Hawkins, Assoc. AIA, RBS Design Group, PSC, Owensboro 

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 to check out on the calendar:

Dec. 8 - AIA EKC Habitat for Humanity Build Day
Dec. 11 - AIA Kentucky Holiday Party at the Holly Hill Inn in Midway

Mar. 1 - UK CoD Design Career Fair - SAVE THE DATE
Mar. 5 - AIA CKC/CSI Trade Fair - SAVE THE DATE
Apr. 11-14 - AIAS Midwest Quad Conference - SAVE THE DATE

CKC's November 13 CE program included a tribute to architect
K. Norman Berry, FAIA (EM)
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA CKC  E-News  for more information about the following:
  • 2019 Associate Grant Applications
  • CKC/CSI Holiday Party
  • Upcoming Programs and Events
For additional information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on  Facebook or   Twitter.

UK Coach John Calipari posed in front of the 2019 CANstruction entry built by
Gray Construction
EKC News

AIA East Kentucky raised public awareness of both architecture and those in need with entries for their second annual CANstruction competition on display in the Lexington Center last month. The event received local news coverage and even drew the attention of Kentucky basketball coach John Calipari!

View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter's  
E-News  for more information about the following:
  • 2019 Officers & Directors
  • 2018 Year in Review
  • Upcoming CE Programs & Tours
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

NCARB takes a look at the ARE's evolution from paper-and-pencil to computer-based testing

Centennial Celebration
NCARB is celebrating its centennial in 2019! As a part of the celebration, they will be posting articles from their archives to remember the history and evolution of the organization, and the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®). Click here to read more about the development of the ARE as well as some of the major personalities behind the exam and related Council initiatives.
The 2019 Midwest Quad Conference theme will be "Our Carbon Footprint"
CoD News

The AIAS chapter at UK's CoD has been selected to host the 2019 AIAS Midwest Quad Conference in Lexington, KY! Scheduled for April 11-14, 2019, the conference theme is 'Our Carbon Footprint'. It will focus on how architects can create a sustainable future through interdisciplinary networking and will be hosted in collaboration with departments of multiple disciplines across the University of Kentucky. 

The AIAS will be seeking engagement from AIA Kentucky members in a variety of sessions and events, so we hope you will mark your calendars now and plan to participate!

AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index: October 2018

Better Buildings with 2030
The 2030 Commitment is demonstrating how firms can meet the challenges of designing for a carbon-neutral future. The 2030 By the Numbers report reveals firms reported energy savings equivalent to the carbon that would be sequestered by 21 million acres of forest in a year! Learn More

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The Last, Last Word

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, goodbye,
I leave and heave a sigh and say goodbye,


--- So Long, Farewell lyrics © Imagem U.S. LLC - by Rogers & Hammerstein
My very best wishes to all of you for great fortune, good health and happiness in the New Year and beyond!

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President

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