March 6, 2020

March 2020  

The luck of the Irish? Just before St. Patty's Day, and in the midst of Women's History Month, Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara (Grafton Architects) were announced as the 2020 Pritzker Prize Laureates - known internationally as architecture's highest honor!

Many prized traditions, like daylight savings time and NCAA Madness, come along with the month of March. Meanwhile, AIA Kentucky is in the midst of our own madness - with preparations for upcoming seminars, our member directory, annual awards programs and a fantastic fall convention!

See the articles below for details on all of these 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
2020 AIA KY/IN Convention

The race is on as we look ahead to an exciting 2020 convention for AIA Kentucky and AIA Indiana in Louisville this fall! We are now accepting proposals for educational sessions, as well as exhibitor* and sponsor commitments to support the convention. Click below to learn more and secure your spot to participate today!

*Early bird pricing is available to exhibitors who register prior to July 1.

Focus on QBS

On Tuesday of this week, AIA Kentucky was proud to support and attend SMPS Kentucky's program on Model Procurement and Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) in Kentucky's A/E/C Industry. 

Eric Zabilka, AIA participated in a panel discussion along with members from the Kentucky Engineering Center, the Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Association of Counties and, together, the group presented some compelling evidence about the merits of QBS for professional services. It was a very successful program and a fantastic way to gain momentum around this important conversation in our industry!

Interested? Contact Kelly Ives, AIA for more information on Kentucky's QBS Coalition.

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!!

KCIT: Healthiest You

We are happy to share the opportunity for an exciting prize giveaway for members of firms whose health insurance is provided through the Kentucky Construction Industry Trust (KCIT).

The KCIT Wellness Committee developed a promotional giveaway to help drive utilization of Anthem's HealthiestYou telemedicine app. With the app, you can connect to a doctor, get treatment, and get prescriptions, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week over the phone or via the mobile app. HY helps you avoid time in waiting rooms and save tons of money, and anyone who downloads and registers on the app between now and April 1 will be entered to win a prize from this amazing package.

The prizes will be randomly drawn, and each participating association will have one winner. Somebody's gotta win... might as well be YOU!
A Plea for Whitelisting

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Refer to this article for a list of IP addresses and domains that should be approved. Thanks in advance for your help!
Member News  

Member Benefit Spotlight 
You are familiar with aia.org, but did you know that AIA also has a public-facing website called Topic A? Individuals can visit topic A to learn about the power of design and find resources on hiring and working with an Architect. A fantastic outreach effort to support our industry!

Firm News
Tate Hill Jacobs Architects recently announced Katrina Littrell, AIA as a new firm principal. Congrats, Katrina!

Employment and Achievements
Congratulations to Sarah Barker, AIA, who was promoted to Partner at Stengel Hill Architecture (SHA).

Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since February  1, 2020)
  • Dale A. Adams, AIA, Mason and Hanger, Lexington
  • Caoimhin Conway, Assoc. AIA, Miranda Construction, Louisville
  • Elizabeth A. Eby, AIA, Herman & Kittle Properties, Lexington
  • Wesley W. Perkins, AIA, Gray Architects & Engineers, Lexington
  • Juan C. Ricardes, Intl. Assoc. AIA, Luckett & Farley, 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 on the calendar:

Sept. 17-19 - 2020 AIA KY/IN Convention, Louisville - SAVE THE DATE
Dec. 10 - AIA KY Holiday Party (Tentative)

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 March 10)
  • 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
  • Storm Drain Design Contest
  • 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

David Yocum and Brian Bell of BLDGS will be giving a lecture on Tuesday, March 10 at 2 p.m. in Pence 209. Yocum and Bell will discuss recent projects of their architectural practice BLDGS, in which the premise, function, and image of the work are complicated in parallel by the underlying interests of the work. The event is co-sponsored by the UK Art Museum.

For more upcoming lectures, check out the calendar on the CoD website.


Is getting licensed on your list of goals for 2020? Check out NCARB's recent webinar on Licensure 101.
Then take a deep dive into ARE 5.0 item types (plus tips) in this recent article from the NCARB blog series.

AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index: January 2020

AIA's Architecture Billings Index is a recognized leading indicator for nonresidential construction and the Institute needs firm leaders to join the survey panel and help them better track the industry. Through the ABI you can use data to track business conditions and predict the market. Join Today!

A'20 Conference on Architecture
May 14-16, 2020 in Los Angeles
  • Register Today!
  • AIA members interested in standing for election to national office must be certified by 5pm on Friday, March 13. Learn More
  • Resolutions for consideration by the delegates at the annual meeting of the Institute at the AIA Convention/Conference on Architecture in Los Angeles are now being accepted, through 5pm on Friday, March 6. Learn More
Step Into the Spotlight
The AIA Architecture Awards program celebrates the best contemporary architecture regardless of budget, size, style, or type. This coveted award honors some of the most exciting architecture of the year, and showcases the many ways buildings and spaces improve our lives.   Submissions will be evaluated against the AIA Framework for Design Excellence, among other criteria and t he deadline to enter is June 23, 2020

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The Last Word

It was such a pleasure to see so many of you at our storm shelter workshop In Louisville last week - and what a great presentation that was! We were fortunate to host such an expert on the subject matter and are thrilled to offer another extremely high-caliber program next month.

If your goal is to improve your capability and effectiveness as a project manager, I hope you'll consider attending our 2-day PSMJ Project Management Bootcamp on April 30 and May 1 in Lexington. This is a high-level instructional program designed specifically for project managers in architecture/engineer/construction. Yes, it's priced higher than our regular CE programming, but trust that the program's proven value will be a worthy investment. The opportunity to attend, at a discounted rate, right here in Kentucky is a rare opportunity. So check it out at aiaky.org/PSMJ2020 and get an early bird discount if you register before March 16. Can't wait to see you there!


Kelly E. Ives, AIA, LEED AP 
Executive Director

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