March 7, 2019

March 2019  

As the saying goes, March definitely came in like a lion this year! With these frigid temperatures, I'm sure the majority of us are ready and hopeful for it to go out like a lamb. But don't get too far ahead of yourselves - we have several things that we hope you'll turn your attention to and take advantage of before the month is over!

In addition to your local chapter programs, AIA Kentucky is offering a FREE webinar on video solutions for your practice.
We are also accepting registrants for a high-caliber Leadership Bootcamp and seeking presentations for our 2019 Ohio Valley Regional Convention on Building Wellness.

Check out the articles below for details on all of these exciting opportunities and, of course, don't forget to renew your AIA membership by March 31 so you won't miss out on any of them!

In This Issue
A/E/C Leadership Bootcamp

It's not just for Architects!
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 today!

Video Solutions for Architects

Take advantage of our FREE webinar on Video Solutions for Architectural Professionals at 2:00 PM on Thursday, March 14. Learn how video can enhance both your marketing efforts and inspections in construction administration as we review:
  • Trends and stats on the power of video
  • Practical video applications for your practice
  • Viable production strategies
Then stay tuned for information on discounts available through AIA Kentucky's affinity program with Virtuous Circle Media

  Click here to register today!            

2019 Ohio Valley Regional Convention

The 2019 OVR Convention is shaping up to be a fantastic regional event so mark your calendars now to be in Cincinnati, September 19-21

This event will bring together more than 300 architects and allied professionals from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio and now is your chance to share your expertise with this crowd. We are currently accepting presentations, exhibitors and sponsorships, so spread the word and click below to get involved today!

Biodiversity Conservation RFP

The World Heritage Animal Genomic Repository & Veterinary Institute Global Biodiversity Conservation Initiative is seeking initially a volunteer commission from the Architectural Community to assist in developing an RFP for circulation in a call to Architects who would like to submit designs for consideration in the development of the WHAGR & VI Legacy Center in KY. This world class biodiversity conservation center, to be built in Mt. Sterling, KY, will be built to showcase green and sustainable products and technology and serve as a Genomic and Veterinary teaching institute. Learn More

Final Renewal Reminder

Don't let this newsletter be your last!   March 31, 2019 is the final renewal deadline, to avoid any lapse in your AIA membership benefits. We want to continue serving you, so please contact Kelly Ives, AIA if you need an additional copy of your renewal invoice or request a Dues Installment Plan if you are not currently able to make your payment in full.
Firm Leaders:
A reminder to have one principal from your company complete the supplemental dues section of the invoice. This additional dues payment is required by AIA Kentucky bylaws, 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
Three new chapters have been added to the AIA Global Practice Primer, covering human resources, technology in practice, and sustainability. The Global Practice Primer is designed for architects who are either considering the pursuit of projects abroad or are already engaged in international work.

Firm News
In February, EOP Architects announced the promotion of Ben Simmons, AIA (Louisville office), Daniel Ware, AIA (Lexington) and Kevin Gough, AIA (Lexington) to principal. The firm also promoted Matthew Schultz, AIA (Louisville) to associate. We congratulate each of them on this significant achievement!

We also congratulate Allied Sponsor, CMTA Inc. who is expanding their operations with a new office in Boston, Massachusetts!

Employment & Achievements
Congratulations to AIA Indiana/Indianapolis Executive Director, Jason Shelley, Hon. AIA who was welcomed in February as an Honorary Member of the AIA!

(Joined or Reinstated since February  1, 2019)
  • Jeffery D. Pickett, AIA, PPA Architecture, Louisville
  • Emily E. Taylor, Assoc. AIA, Urban 1, LLC, Louisville

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. 9 - NKY Restoration Weekend, SAVE THE DATE

Mar. 14 - AIA KY Webinar, Video Solutions for Architects

Mar. 20 - AIA CKC/ASHRAE March CE Program

Mar. 21 - AIA EKC CE Lunch

Mar. 16 - AIA EKC at the 2019 KET Telefund

Mar. 29 - AIA EKC Project Tour, Historic Fayette County Courthouse



Apr. 12 - Builders Exchange Day at the Races

Aprl. 16 - AIA CKC April CE Program, Pella Windows

Apr. 18-19 - A/E/C Leadership Bootcamp for A/E/C Professionals



Jun. 1 - AIA CKC Annual Retreat in French Lick, SAVE THE DATE

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

CKC members participated in a marker dedication for Samuel Plato in downtown Louisville on February 17

CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA CKC  E-News  for more information about the following:
  • UK CoD/CKC Joint Lecture Seriers
  • ReVITALize 2.0 Trade Fair
  • 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.

Members of AIA EKC toured the new Lexington City Center on February 16
EKC News

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


NCARB has issued sanctions for eight candidates who violated the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) Candidate Agreement. As a reminder, all exam candidates must follow the ARE Candidate Agreement, which outlines the policies around ARE confidentiality. Candidates who violate the agreement are subject to serious repercussions.

More information about the disciplinary actions taken by the NCARB Board of Directors can be found on the NCARB website.

AIA Partners with BenchPrep to Create New ArchiPrep Program
The American Institute of Architects is partnering with BenchPrep to revamp its Architect Registration Exam (ARE) prep courses and help accelerate the process for architecture graduates to qualify for licenses. Read More 

CoD News

On Friday, March 29, the Department of Historic Preservation will hold its annual symposium, titled "Historic Preservation and Sustainability: Beyond the Greenest Building." The event will be held in the UK Athletics Auditorium in the William T. Young Library. More Info

AIA Kentucky is a proud sponsor of the 2019 AIAS Midwest Quad Conference, hosted by the UK CoD AIAS, on April 11-14. We are excited to engage with students and future members as representatives of our Government Affairs team will present a panel on Architecture and the Government on Friday, April 12th.   AIA Kentucky volunteers will also facilitate  a round table  discussion on career development on Saturday, April 13th. Please contact Kelly Ives if you are interested in participating .
AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index: January 2019

Women's Leadership Summit - Firm Luminary Program
The AIA Women's Leadership Summit is offering a unique opportunity to firms to illuminate equity in their workplace by sponsoring employees to attend the WLS through their new, Firm Luminary Program. The Summit has sold out every year since its inception, and Luminary attendees will have first access to registration. View Details

Volunteer at A'19
Serve for a minimum of 8 hours to receive a complimentary non-transferrable 3-day conference registration with access to the Architecture Expo, Keynotes, and Education Sessions. 

Simply  submit your contact information and agree to the waiver via this link. After submitting the waiver, you will receive an email directing you to set up a volunteer account.S pecial registration links will be sent out on a weekly basis to those who have signed a waiver and signed up for the minimum 8 hour requirement.

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The Last Word

I am very excited to be in Washington, D.C. today with representatives from all three of Kentucky's local components!  We are attending AIA's annual Grassroots Conference, where chapter leaders from all over the U.S. gather for extremely valuable training and conversations about what is happening in our profession across the Institute. In addition, we had the opportunity to spend a day on Capitol Hill advocating for issues like Energy Efficiency and School Safety.

Government affairs- at the state, local and federal level- is an extremely valuable member benefit and being able to speak with policy makers on behalf of our profession has been a thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding experience.  We hope that you will follow along on social media for additional updates on what's happening at the conference this week and consider getting involved with some of the other issues that we are working on closer to home.   Architects are problem solvers and your voice is an extremely valuable asset!

In the meantime, we thank you for being a part of AIA Kentucky and appreciate the opportunity to advocate on your behalf.


Kelly E. Ives, AIA, LEED AP 
Executive Director

AIA Kentucky Allied Benefactors


AIA Kentucky Allied Sponsors


Allied Membership is recognized by all three local components, with a portion of dues supporting local programs. Learn More