February 4, 2020

February 2020  

In the month of February, we recognize and celebrate many things - National Heart Month, Black History Month, the Superbowl, Groundhog Day and more. While we celebrate the prediction of an early spring (which may have already arrived), we also recognize our own wide variety of activity!
On Thursday, we will gather for our Annual Legislative Breakfast & Shadow Day. Then later this month we'll hold our first CE workshop of the year. We're preparing to offer another Project Management Bootcamp in April and, of course, the planning continues for an exciting fall convention right here in Kentucky!
Fellows are coordinating to support more applicants from our state and members are making plans to regain momentum with the disaster assistance committee that began last year. We're working hard to offer something for everyone, so c heck out more of what is happening below and feel free to contact us any time!
In This Issue
Storm Shelter Design Considerations & Solutions
February 27, 2020 in Louisville

AIA KY and Jefferson County Public Schools are partnering to bring you a presentation by Corey Schultz, AIA, from Schultz2 in Wichita, Kansas. Schultz, who helped to author the ICC 500 and is helping to write the 2020 updates, will present on the building code requirements for the design and peer review of storm shelters in the state of Kentucky.

This is a unique opportunity to learn firsthand from an expert on this topic and only four (4) seats remain. Visit our event site for additional details and reserve your spot today!
A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp
April 30 - May 1, Lexington

Register by Mar. 16 and Save $100!

AIA Kentucky has partnered with PSMJ Resources, Inc. to bring their renowned A/E/C Project Management Bootcamp back to Kentucky! This intensive two-day Bootcamp helps Project Managers at any stage in their career to improve project delivery, financial performance, and client satisfaction.

We received excellent feedback on both the content and the presenter from those who took advantage of this unique opportunity in 2018. So we are excited to offer the convenience of this fantastic instructor right here in Kentucky once again.

AIA members receive $200 off the standard PSMJ fee, an additional $100 off for early registration, and 25% off for the 3rd and all subsequent registrants from a firm. You won't find a better opportunity - at a lower price - for Project Management training of this caliber, so sign yourself and/or your associates up today!!

OVR Regional Associate Director (RAD)

The AIA Ohio Valley Regional Assembly is soliciting nominations for a candidate for the Regional Associate Director (RAD) to represent the AIA Ohio Valley Region on the National Associates Committee for a two-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2021 through Dec. 31, 2022.

Nominations must be submitted by March 6, 2020 and will be forwarded to the AIA Ohio Valley Region Assembly for an election scheduled to take place on Tuesday, April 28, at 10 a.m., in Lexington, KY.

2020 Fellowship Applicants

In 2019, AIA Kentucky convened a team of volunteers who are willing to help advise others in the state as they develop a plan to apply for AIA Fellowship. Now those volunteers stand ready to answer your questions in 2020.

Any members who plan to apply in 2020 (applications due in October) are encouraged to contact Kelly Ives to be connected with one of our mentors in Louisville or Lexington. We look forward to seeing more of our state's qualified professionals achieve this designation!
Paul R. Williams, FAIA on KET

African American architect, Paul R. Williams, FAIA-nicknamed "Architect to the Stars" -  used talent and determination to defy the odds and create a body of work found from coast to coast. His story will be featured on KET next month in the feature program, "Hollywood's Architect: The Paul R. Williams Story".

Catch it on KET 2 on March 16th at 9 p.m. and on KET on March 23rd at 5 a.m. Actor Courtney B. Vance narrates.
Member News  

Member Benefit Spotlight 
The AIA Brand Shop now has construction site signs available for purchase. Members may create a Brand Shop account and design a customized sign by uploading their project image, contact information, logo, and headline. These mesh banners are durable and come with zip ties for easy fastening to a fence. Check them out!

Committees and Appointments
Governor Beshear has appointed Franklin Gray, AIA as a member of the Kentucky Board of Architects, to serve a term expiring Feb. 9, 2024. Mr. Gray shall replace Bradford Stengel, AIA whose term expired this month.

Firm News
In late January, Louisville-based Arrasmith, Judd, Rapp, Chovan, Inc. announced its merger with Indianapolis firm, Schmidt Associates. Read More

Another Louisville firm, Luckett & Farley announced the addition of a senior designer in its distilled spirits studio and, in its higher education design studio, L&F added an electrical engineer.

In January, TEG Architects announced the addition of Dwayne Wilson, who will serve as the Vice President of Business Development.

Employment and Achievements
Congratulations to the following members who were recently promoted to Associate Principal at Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects: (Read More)
  • Jennifer Cash, AIA
  • Allison Commings, AIA
  • Ian McHone, AIA
  • Andrew Owens, AIA
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since January  1, 2020)
  • Tyler E. Bryan, Assoc. AIA, Lexington
  • Jeffrey R. Johnson, AIA, University of Kentucky College of Design, Lexington
  • Brittany Leneave, Assoc. AIA, Lexington
  • Curtis R. Thrush, AIA, K. Norman Berry Associates, Louisville
  • Patriot Engineering & Environmental, Inc., New Allied Friend
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:

Mar. 8 - AIA EKC at the KET Telefund
Mar. 17 - AIA CKC March CE Program, Tour of New Louisville City Soccer Stadium


CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA CKC  E-News  for more information about the following:
  • 2020 CKC / CSI Trade Fair
  • 2020 EP/Associate Membership Grants (due Tuesday, 2/11)
  • 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:
  • 2020 KET Telefund
  • A'20 Conference on Architecture
  • Upcoming Programs & Events
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  FacebookTwitter and Instagram.
CoD News

The College of Design is excited to host its third annual career fair on Friday, March 6, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the UK Gatton Student Center. 

There are a limited number of spaces available, so firms interested in participating should contact Paige Sherman to request additional details and reserve a spot ASAP!

You've got big plans for your future. A scholarship from the Architects Foundation can help you reach them. Every year, the Foundation awards thousands of dollars in architecture scholarships to high school students; to architecture students in NAAB-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs; to Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates who are working toward becoming licensed architects; and to licensed architects pursuing educational enrichment opportunities. Visit the Architects Foundation website to learn more about spring application deadlines.

AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index: December 2019

2020 AIA National Photography Competition
Deadline, April 15, 2020

The competition is open to any and all architects actively registered in the United States. The contest is also open to Associate members of the AIA, and student members of AIAS in good standing. Professional Affiliate or Allied members are not eligible.
To enter and/or learn more, visit www.aia-stlouis.org/page/PhotoContest

More AIA Products & Resources:
The Last Word

With January behind us, the year is officially off to a great start! More than 30 members gathered for our Networking Happy Hour with the AIA Kentucky Board last month and we can't wait to host another in Lexington in March.

We've also seen an encouraging response to our legislative activities, with 30 people signed up to participate in our Legislative Breakfast & Shadow Day later this week. Soon after that, leaders from all four components will be off to learn more about advocacy and leadership at the Grassroots conference in New Orleans.

Speaking of conferences, the committee for our 2020 KY/IN Convention is hard at work preparing an amazing event for this fall. The two-state convention will take place in Louisville September 17-19 and the theme will be "Race for Resilience". We will recognize the call to climate action and celebrate the racing industries in Kentucky and Indiana in many interesting ways, so stay tuned for more details to come!

While I have the pleasure of reporting all of this activity, it would not be possible without our members and - especially - our volunteer leaders. You all are the  heart  of this organization and I am so thankful to work with each of you.


Kelly E. Ives, AIA, LEED AP 
Executive Director

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