July 3, 2019

June 2019  

Tomorrow the skies will light up in honor of Independence Day and, like the fireworks that we love, AIA Kentucky is bursting with activity and good news!

Time is running out to submit nominations for our 2019 Service Awards and 2020 officers and directors. We are also offering two unique programs during the month of July and, in our Member News article, you will see that our members have a LOT to be proud of lately!

Not to mention, we are preparing to open registration for our 2019 OVR Convention later this month. Continue reading below for info on all that is happening!
In This Issue
AIA KY Service Awards

One more week! Local  chapter leaders are accepting nominations for the 2019 Service Awards until Friday, July 12 .

2020 AIA KY Nominating Committee

AIA Kentucky is seeking expressions of interest from members interested in a leadership position on the AIA Kentucky Board of Directors. 

The position of Secretary for 2019 will be open, with preference given to a Central Kentucky Chapter member to maintain geographic balance on the Executive Committee.  This is a one-year term that traditionally leads to ongoing service in subsequent years as Treasurer, President-Elect and then President of AIA Kentucky. 

The Associate Director, to be filled by an AIA Associate Member, serves a one-year term on the AIA Kentucky Board, for the 2020 calendar year. 

Architect Members interested in the Secretary position and Associate Members interested in the Director position should submit a letter of interest  to Nominating Committee Chairman (and Past President) John Robertson, AIA no later than Friday, July 19, 2019.
Join us on 7/18 and learn how to guide your career toward a fellowship track
FAIADemystifying AIA Fellowship

Kentucky members who are interested in becoming a Fellow, whether in the near or distant future, are invited to join us on Thursday, July 18 to learn more about this important and distinctive career designation. OVR Regional representative to the College of Fellows, Dean Illingworth, FAIA, will provide a presentation on the process to become an AIA Fellow at 5:30 PM at the Bristol Bar & Grill, 1321 Bardstown Road (Louisville) where drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be available.
RSVP to Kelly Ives, AIA is required in order to plan for seating and refreshments. Contact Steve Wiser, FAIA with any questions. We hope to see you there!

KY State Capitol Tour & Presentation

AIA Kentucky invites you to enjoy an afternoon visit to Kentucky's acclaimed State Capitol in Frankfort on Thursday, July 25th from 2 to 5 p.m. You'll explore the architecture of the Capitol building (past and present), learn what happens there that impacts architects, and take a guided tour of the building.
This is a FREE program for AIA Kentucky Members, $40 for non-members. Advance registration is required. Learn More

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

Mark your calendar to join us September 19-21 in Cincinnati for many great programs and events focused on the architect's role in Building Wellness. We plan to open registration for the 2019 OVR convention on July 15, so be on the lookout for an announcement in the next couple of weeks!

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!
AIA OVR 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.
Now Hiring

The AIA Kentucky Job Board is a forum offered to help member firms meet their staffing needs. Employers are invited to submit job announcements at no charge and submissions are posted as received. 

Email your listing to Kelly Ives .

Ball State announced in June that their CAP has been renamed in honor or R. Wayne Estopinal, AIA
Member News  

Member Benefit Spotlight
Watch for the 2019 edition of the AIA Kentucky Membership Directory and Firm Profile to land in your mailbox any day now. An online flip book will be available on our website shortly thereafter.

Firm News
Last month, TEG Architects celebrated the firm's 30th anniversary and was named 41st largest healthcare firm in the U.S. by Modern Healthcare magazine.

Congratulations to K. Norman Berry Associates, whose renovation of Lexington's Historic Courthouse Square (winner of a 2018 AIA KY Honor Award) was recently recognized with a design award at the 56th International Making Cities Livable Conference.

We also congratulate Allied Sponsor, CMTA, Inc., who recently made the prestigious Zweig Group's Hot Firms list as an AEC industry leader for the fourth year in a row!

Employment and Achievements
Ball State University announced on June 12 that their School of Architecture will be renamed as the R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning (CAP), to honor the late R. Wayne Estopinal, AIA.

Jimmy Piper, AIA has been named a vice president of GRW , a multidisciplinary design firm based in Lexington. Piper currently serves on Kentucky's Housing, Buildings and Construction Advisory Committee and is the chair of AIA KY's Building Codes Committee. 

Congratulations to Rachel Worley, AIA , founder and president of Three Dot Design, who was recently included in Business First's " 40 Under Forty " list for 2019!

Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since June  1, 2019)
  • Lauren M. Delventhal, Assoc. AIA, RossTarrant Architects, Lexington
  • Abigail W. Evans, Assoc. AIA, University of Kentucky, Simpsonville
  • John W. Mason III, Assoc. AIA, Lexington
  • Abigail R. Winfield, Assoc. AIA, Lexington
  • McGriff Insurance Services, New Allied Sponsor

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:

The 2019 CKC Homes Tour will be Saturday, August 24 
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA CKC  E-News  for more information about the following:
  • Demystifying AIA Fellowship Presentation 
  • 2019 CKC Homes Tour
  • CE Programs & Events
For additional information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on  Facebook or   Twitter.

EKC held a social gathering and beautification fundraiser at Bourbon on Rye on Friday, June 28
EKC News

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


Destination Architect
NCARB recently published this article with their top 10 resources, tools and tips to help you become an architect.

Already completed the ARE? You may also find this information helpful in navigating the transmittal of your NCARB record for initial or reciprocal licensure. 

The second quarter issue of the Young Architects' Forum (YAF) Connection has been published, featuring the accomplishments, programs and musings of Emerging Professionals from across the country:

AIA Women's Leadership Summit, September 12-14, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota
AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index:

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The Last Word

The A'19 Conference on Architecture, held last month in Las Vegas, was another fantastic event where AIA Kentucky was well-represented by our board of directors, as well as local chapter officers and members. We attended excellent programs and tours and enjoyed opportunities for fellowship during receptions hosted by the OVR and the UK College of Design. In addition, delegates at the conference elected Peter Exley, FAIA, of Chicago as the 2020 President-Elect/2021 President of AIA. We look forward to seeing what directions Peter will guide the Institute toward as he steps into leadership these next couple of years.

Speaking of conferences, be sure to block off your calendar so you can attend the AIA OVR Convention in Cincinnati on September 19-21. A wide array of dynamic programs has been compiled, not to mention awards presentations, a great trade show and valuable networking opportunities - all during the fun of the city's Oktoberfest!

Please save that date and, for now, I wish all of you a very Happy 4th of July. Be safe and stay cool!


Kelly E. Ives, AIA, LEED AP 
Executive Director

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