May 3, 2019

May 2019  

Tomorrow, eyes across the nation will be fixed on the iconic twin spires of Churchill Downs, as we celebrate the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby. Built in 1895, the Spires are part of a National Historic Landmark and remain the racetrack's most recognizable architectural feature. They have been preserved through several massive renovation projects and, just as they continue to stand the test of time, we are excited for the return of some favorite AIA Kentucky traditions this spring!
Our summer code seminars are back again, and registration information is included below. PLUS, we are accepting submissions for both our annual design and service awards programs. These programs, plus the A'19 Conference in Las Vegas, will keep us busy throughout the summer and before you know it we'll be gathering in Cincinnati for the Ohio Valley Regional Convention.

Much has been happening and MUCH lies ahead, so we hope you will read on for additional details and announcements. We look forward to seeing each of you in the months ahead and, in the meantime, we wish you a wonderful Derby weekend!
In This Issue
Annual Code Workshops - Three Dates, Three Cities!

AIA Kentucky has once again teamed with the Code Administrators Association of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction to host our annual Code Workshop series in June. This year's course will focus on the recent replacement of Chapter 34 of the Kentucky Building Code (KBC) with the International Existing Building Code (IEBC) for existing buildings in Kentucky and will offer 6 AIA LU | HSW.

Register at aiaky.org/code19. The dates and locations are:

  • Tuesday, June 20 - Louisville
  • Thursday, June 22 - Erlanger
  • Thursday, June 27 - Versailles

Seating is limited at all locations, and these workshops typically sell out early. If you wish to attend one of the sessions, please register without delay!

The Louisville Free Public Library South Central Regional Branch was a 2018 AIA KY Honor Award recipient.
2019 AIA Kentucky Design Awards: 
Call for Submissions

Excellence in Architectural Design  
Your firm has work that is worthy of recognition and now is your chance! AIA Kentucky is accepting submissions for the 2019 Honor Awards for Excellence in Architectural Design, now until June 7

Projects completed in the last 10 years are eligible and may be submitted in several categories, including Unbuilt Work. Visit www.aiaky.org/honorawards2019 to learn more and get started today!

AIA KY Service Awards:  Call for Nominations!

Local chapter leaders are accepting nominations for the 2019 AIA Kentucky Special Awards for Outstanding Service to the Profession, now through Friday, July 12.

KY Events at A'19
What Happens In Vegas...

Heading to Sin City for the A'19 Conference on Architecture? Please join us on Thursday, June 6 for a reception hosted jointly by AIA Kentucky and the UK College of Design! The gathering will take place at Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc. (3770 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 100), from 6:30-8:30 p.m., so stop in for a drink and a bite with Kentucky friends and alumni before you head off to your evening plans in the city! Watch for an email invitation to register, coming soon from the College of Design.

Details are also in the works for a hotel happy hour with our friends and colleagues from throughout the Ohio Valley Region. Please stay tuned for a separate invitation to follow, and we will look forward to seeing you there!

AIA OVR Call for Nominations:
Young Architects Regional Director

The AIA Ohio Valley Regional Assembly is soliciting nominations for a Young Architects Regional Director (YARD), to replace Matt Toddy, AIA. The individual elected will begin a two-year term on Jan. 1, 2020 and will serve through Dec. 31, 2021. Nominations and declarations of candidacy are due by June 14, 2019 .
Bauhaus Centenary Germany Tour

This year, Germany is marking the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus movement with a country-wide centenary celebration that promises to be in true Bauhaus style- experimental, diverse, transnational, and radically modern!
You are invited to travel with the Indianapolis section of the American Institute of Architects on an educational and enlightening tour to the origins of this era-defining movement. October 26 - November 2, 2019. Click here to learn more and to register.
Appointments to the KY Board of Architects

Two architects were recently appointed by Governor Matt Bevin as members of the Kentucky Board of Architects:
  • Lawrence W. Brandstetter, AIA (EM) of Lexington, is an architect and businessman. He replaces John "Herb" Schulhafer, AIA and will serve for a term expiring Sept. 19, 2022.
  • Anne St. Aignan Muller, of Louisville, is an architect. She replaces Tim Murphy, AIA and will serve for a term expiring Sept. 19, 2022.
The Kentucky Board of Architects serves to promote and protect the public's health, safety and welfare and the built environment for human habitation through the regulation, examination and licensing of architects and certification of interior designers. Learn More

Now Hiring

Talent is in significant demand and many Kentucky firms are seeking new additions to their teams. Visit the AIA Kentucky Job Board to check out the latest postings!

Member firms may also post job openings on this page at no charge.  Email your listing to Kelly Ives.

A Legal Information Service for Members & Firms
Member News  

Member Benefit Spotlight - National: 
Legal Information Service for Members & Firms 
LegaLine is offering a special introductory price for existing AIA members and a free, six-month subscription to new members.
LegaLine provides guidance on contract negotiation, dispute mitigation, structuring joint ventures, incorporating your practice, and more.  View your member offer here.

Member Benefit Spotlight - Local:
Virtuous Circle Media is offering all AIA Kentucky members 25% off of video production services! With this deal that you receive:
  • Full formatting, scripting and storyboarding
  • Dedicated video producer
  • Full one day, on-location video shoot
  • Editing, music, graphics, animations
  • Delivery of 2-3 minute video and all of the video assets and
  • Optional html landing page to include in your website
Visit our promotional landing page to learn more about this great opportunity!

Firm News
Celia Moore, AIA, LEED AP - a 14-year veteran of the architectural profession and central Kentucky native - recently joined the team at integrity/Architecture. As a University of Kentucky grad, architectural project manager, and LEED Accredited Professional, Celia brings a tremendous amount of technical and creative skill to the i/A team. Celia is the 12th member of their staff and the fourth to join the team in just two years. Full Bio

Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since April  1, 2019)
  • David Burwinkel, AIA, GBBN Architects Inc., Cincinnati
  • Jessica T. Gilbert, AIA, Luckett & Farley Architects, Sellersburg
  • Sam L. Montgomery Jr. AIA, integrity/Architecture, PLLC, Lexington
  • Jay L. Studer, Assoc. AIA, GBBN Architects Inc., Bellevue
  • David R. Vaught, Assoc. AIA, GRW, Lexington

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:

Aug. 22 - Hard Hats with Heart, Lexington - SAVE THE DATE
Aug 25. - AIA CKC Homes Tour - SAVE THE DATE
Sept. 19-21 - AIA Ohio Valley Regional Convention, Cincinnati - SAVE THE DATE
Oct. 26-27 - Bluegrass Taliesin Festival at Norton Center for the Arts, Danville

CKC's Annual Retreat is June 1 at the French Lick Resort 
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA CKC  E-News  for more information about the following:
  • CKC Survey of Emerging Professionals
  • New CKC Director
  • Upcoming Programs & Events
For additional information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on  Facebook or   Twitter.

Young Architect founder, Michael Riscica, AIA spoke to EKC members about entrepreneurship on April 12
EKC News

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


Mentorship by Design
It's hard to believe it's already May, and a new generation of future architects will enter our profession and do great things. The Mentorship by Design (MbD) program wants to take a moment to thank those professionals and the firms that support their willingness to volunteer to serve as mentors to students throughout the year.

MbD matched 26 professionals with an equal number of students across Architecture, Interiors, Preservation and Graphic Design this year and next year we hope to do even more. The program is always evolving and changing to meet the needs of our students and the professionals who give their time. We seek your input on how to make things better and encourage you to continue to volunteer or consider volunteering for the first time. For more information, please contact Bradley A. Beatty, Assoc. AIA.

Expectations for AXP Candidates and Supervisors
If you are currently navigating the AXP, or serving as a supervisor for someone who is, check out this recent NCARB blog post for a helpful, one page guide that is designed to set both candidates and supervisors up for success. View Post

AIA KY members at staff enjoyed participating in the AIAS Midwest Quad Conference at UK on April 12-13
CoD News

National Architect Selected for Reynolds Project
After reviewing 29 applicants and narrowing the field to six finalists, the UK College of Design is honored to announce that Studio Gang has been selected as the National Architect for the Reynolds Building project. Along with the College, Studio Gang will be working with K. Norman Berry Associates (KNBA), who was selected as the architect of record. 

Research Professorship
This week, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees approved 16 University Research Professorships for the 2019-20 academic year. The CoD is proud to announce that Anne Filson, a professor in the School of Architecture, was one of the chosen faculty.
AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index:

Small Firm Guide to A'19
Heading to the conference in Las Vegas next month? The AIA Small Firm Exchange has curated a lineup of workshops, seminars, and events most relevant to small firm leaders at this year's AIA Conference on Architecture. Learn More

More AIA Products & Resources:
The Last Word

The next couple of months - summer and early fall - tend to be my favorite time of the year when it comes to AIA Kentucky. I love the chance to see so many of our members and colleagues in the industry when we take our code seminars on the road and gather for our annual conventions. I also love to be reminded of our members' many accomplishments as the submissions roll in for our design and service awards. Information on all of these is included above.
I hope you will consider participating in at least one of these fantastic offerings, and please continue to watch for more information about registration for our regional conference this fall. We hope to have the registration site open by the end of next month. Please save the date and stay tuned!

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