February 7, 2019

February 2019  

In February, we celebrate National Heart Month - not because of Valentine's Day, but in awareness of heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for men and women. During this month, people are encouraged to make healthy lifestyle choices- such as keeping fit, managing their diet and monitoring their blood pressure- to reduce their risk of heart disease.
As we all know, the built environment is also a contributing factor when it comes to your health. This concept of Building Wellness will be the central theme for our 2019 Ohio Valley Regional Convention. Still several months away, it is already shaping up to be an extraordinary conference so mark your calendar now to join us September 19-21 in Cincinnati.
We will have intriguing breakout sessions, regional design and service awards, a large industry trade show and tours around the city. Plus, we will be incorporating a regional version of AIA's Practice Innovation Lab - a competition in which teams of architecture students and emerging professionals will develop and present innovative practice models for the future of the profession.
These are three days that you won't want to miss, but there is plenty occurring between now and then as well. Read on to see what is happening with AIA Kentucky in the weeks and months ahead!
In This Issue
A/E/C Leadership Bootcamp

Discounted Registration Ends March 4!
Because of the overwhelmingly positive feedback we received from last year's Project Management Bootcamp, we are excited to bring PSMJ instructor, William Hinsley, back again on April 18-19 for a two-day A/E/C Leadership Bootcamp

This intensive two-day Bootcamp takes a deep dive into the difference between being a great project manager and being a great leader and gives you industry-specific, high-impact strategies based on decades of analyzing what the best A/E/C leaders have in common. 

Registration includes a first-hand look at proprietary and powerful industry-specific leadership tools and access to a library of templates and resources to help you implement what you've learned immediately.

Don't miss out on this rare opportunity for world-class training right here in Kentucky. Visit our event site at aiaky.org/PSMJ2019 to learn more and register before March 4 to take advantage of discounted rates!

Legislative Shadow Day

Your Chance to See Behind the Curtain!
Have you ever wished you had a better understanding of the legislative process, or wondered what it looks like up close? You are not alone and AIA Kentucky's Government Affairs team wants to help!

We invite you to our Legislative Shadow Day on Wednesday, February 20 to learn more about what is happening in Frankfort and get a behind the scenes look at how we are working to serve our members and our profession.

We hope you will take advantage of this valuable opportunity for personal and professional growth.  Click here to learn more and register by Friday, February 8 .

2019 UK CoD Design Career Fair

Friday, March 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
You are invited to participate in the 2019 Design Career Fair, presented by the College of Design at the University of Kentucky. This year's event will be held in the new Gatton Student Center on UK's campus.
To register your organization and reserve your booth, contact Paige Sherman at 859-257-7609 or psh252@uky.edu. The registration fee is $300, payable by credit card or check, and includes one six-foot table and two chairs. Event details, including parking and load-in information, will be provided once registration is complete.

AIA Membership Hits Historical High

Let's Keep It Up!
AIA's Managing Director of Membership Strategy & Services, Cedric Rush, announced this month that AIA has reached a new historical membership high as of December 31, 2018. After closing 2018 year-end reports, 94,000 members were counted, which represents a 3.21% increase from the 2017 year-end total of over 91,000 members.

Let's maintain this momentum! You still have time to renew for 2019, so be sure to do so ASAP to avoid a lapse in your membership benefits. Contact Kelly Ives, AIA if you need an additional copy of your renewal invoice and ask about a Dues Installment Plan if you are not currently able to make your payment in full.
Note to Firm Principals: Please be sure to complete the supplemental dues section of the invoice (either on paper or online) and add the correct amount to your individual dues. AIA Kentucky bylaws require this payment from one architect principal per firm (including sole practitioners) in order to support our advocacy efforts on behalf of the profession and this payment also ensures your Firm Profile listing in our annual directory publication. Questions? Contact Kelly Ives, AIA.

Member News  

Member Benefit Spotlight
Just released: Read the 2018 AIA Trust Annual Report to discover the growing number of risk management benefits and resources provided by the AIA Trust and designed to enhance AIA Member value. Plus, read about our plans to make 2019 the best ever for AIA members & components! Read More

Employment & Achievements
(Joined or Reinstated since January  1, 2019)
  • Dennis L. Arthur, AIA, Louisville Metro Government - Facilities Management
  • Trey M. Coleman, Assoc. AIA, REB Architects, Louisville
  • Michael S. Etapa, Assoc. AIA, Clotfelter Samokar PSC, Lexington
  • Zachary B. Isaacs, Assoc. AIA, Studio A Architecture, Louisville
  • Brian P. Medley, AIA, Medley Architecture, Louisville
  • Jeremy S. Segur, Assoc. AIA, City of Bowling Green Public Works, Smiths Grove
  • Catherine M. Yeiser, Assoc. AIA, Caneyville

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:


Mar. 1 - UK CoD Design Career Fair
Mar. 9 - NKY Restoration Weekend, SAVE THE DATE


Sept. 19-21 - AIA Ohio Valley Regional Convention, Cincinnati - SAVE THE DATE

CKC Members Toured FirstBuild in Louisville on January 15
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA CKC  E-News  for more information about the following:
  • ReVITALize 2.0
  • 2019 Associate Membership Grants
  • 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.

Join EKC at the 2019 KET Telefund on Saturday, March 16
EKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter's  
E-News  for more information about the following:
  • EKC at the 2019 KET Telefund
  • CoD News
  • Upcoming Programs and Events
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

NKY members took a construction tour of Kenton County's new Administration services Building on February 5
NKY News

Lots is happening in Northern Kentucky! In addition to this week's construction tour of Kenton County's new Administration Building, the Section has plans to lead a charrette for a community park shelter in the city of Edgewood this spring. Then, in the summer, they will host a Q&A with Joesph T. Schwab, AIA about his experiences on the Covington Urban Design Review Board and host a tour of Covington's new Housing Development. Stay tuned for more details to follow!


Countdown to NCARB's 100th Anniversary!
As NCARB prepares to celebrate their 100th anniversary on May 2, 2019, they are spending 100 days sharing highlights from the organization's history.

To kick this off, they have launched a Centennial website. There, you can learn more about where NCARB's been, where they are now, and where they hope to go in the future. Check it out!

CoD News

The UK College of Design welcomes Jeff Fugate as the acting Associate Dean for Administration. Fugate is a seasoned city planner, with experience in both rural and urban communities. Upon returning to Kentucky in the autumn of 2010, Fugate ran a $2M energy efficiency fund for MACED in Berea. 

Fugate lead the Lexington Downtown Development Authority between 2012 and 2017, where he initiated key economic development projects including the Old Fayette Courthouse renovation, 21c Museum Hotel, and the Town Branch Commons park system. He will be a key player in moving the Reynolds Building project forward.

AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index: December 2018

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The Last Word

Boy does it feel great to have made it to February. The first six weeks of this year have been a whirlwind for AIA Kentucky and, in turn, for me! In that short time, we hosted an incredible retirement celebration for our long-time EVP, Janet Pike; we executed our first, day-long CE workshop of the year; we held a successful meeting with our 2019 Board of Directors; and we gathered at the Kentucky State Capitol for a lively Legislative Breakfast. We plan to continue this momentum with a variety of events on the horizon that should offer a little something for everyone.

If you've ever wanted to learn more about the legislative process, or better understand the work that AIA Kentucky is doing to protect your profession, we hope you will join us for our first Legislative Shadow Day on February 20. This is a great opportunity to gain a better understanding of the issues impacting your practice and it is worth taking advantage of.

We also look forward to engaging with the UK College of Design through their upcoming Design Career Fair on March 1 and the AIAS Midwest Quad Conference in April and we hope to see many of our members participating in both events.

Then we hope to meet some of AIA Kentucky's future influencers at our A/E/C Leadership Bootcamp in Louisville on April 18 and 19. Attendees of last year's Project Management Bootcamp raved about the course and this instructor, so we can't wait to have him back for another powerful training experience that you can rarely get this close to home.

When you get involved, it both enhances your career and strengthens our association, so p lease pick something that speaks to your interests and choose to participate. I f you are not finding what you are looking for, let us know It's our mission to support our members and the best way for us to do that is by hearing from you.

I wish you all a very happy Heart Month and hope to see you soon!

Kelly E. Ives, AIA, LEED AP 
Executive Director

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