May 8, 2020

May 2020  

Monday marks a milestone  that many of us have been waiting for - when firms who meet the minimum phase 1 requirements may begin to return to their place of business.   As we strike a balance between Healthy  at Home and Healthy at Work, we are cautiously optimistic  to be headed in a direction where we can again be more together than apart. 

On one cautious hand, we have decided to host our summer code workshops via webinar next month; and on the optimistic other hand, we are anxious to gather in Louisville for a fantastic annual convention in September! Details on all this and more are included below, so please take a few minutes to read about all that is happening this month!
In This Issue
Annual Summer Code Series - Three Online Sessions!

AIA Kentucky, the Code Administrators Association of Kentucky and the Kentucky Office of Housing Buildings and Construction once again join forces to present our annual Code Workshop series for architects, code officials, related design professionals and others seeking understanding of the Kentucky Building Code.

This year's series will consist of three online courses, worth up to 8 AIA LU | HSW, delivered on consecutive Tuesdays during the month of June. Participants may register for either a single session or the entire series:
  • June 9 - Electronic Plan Review & Virtual Inspection in the Age of COVID-19
  • June 16 - IBC Chapter 7 - Fire and Smoke Protection
  • June 23 - IBC Chapter 10 - Means of Egress

liensArchitects' Lien Rights

Many firms have experienced recent difficulties in receiving payment but, unfortunately, most architects do not fully understand their lien rights.  AIA Kentucky has been approached by the Small Firm Exchange (SFx) with an opportunity to create a presentation for our members on this topic. Is this something that would interest you? Reply to Poll
2020 AIA Kentucky Service Awards
Now Accepting Nominations!

Local chapter presidents are accepting nominations for the 2020 AIA Kentucky Special Awards for Outstanding Service to the Profession, now through Friday, July 10.
Awards may be given in eight (8) categories. View the program information and nomination form here.
Frederick Douglas High School was the recipient of a  2019 Citation
2020 AIA Kentucky Design Awards
Call for Submissions

AIA Kentucky's 2020 Honor Awards for Excellence in Architectural Design are also open for submissions, now until Friday, June 5.

Your firm has work that is worthy of recognition, and now is your chance. Projects completed in the last 10 years are eligible and may be submitted in several categories, including Unbuilt Work. Visit aiaky.org/honorawards2020 to learn more and get started today!

2020 AIA KY/IN Convention
conventionA Perfect Time to Talk About Resilience! 

AIA Kentucky and AIA Indiana are poised to have our best convention ever, when we gather in Louisville this September. We are now accepting commitments from EXHIBITORS and SPONSORS to engage with Kentucky and Indiana architects during our opening night Icebreaker Reception, as well as our TRADE SHOW and Exhibit Hall Happy Hour. 

Early-bird discounts are available until  July 1 , so CLICK HERE to secure your spot today!
GBBN making 3D printed face shields
Member News  

Firm News

RossTarrant Architects is excited to announce the well-deserved promotion of four firm leaders, who were recently named Associates. Congratulations to:
  • Brian Buckner, AIA
  • Chris Gipson, AIA
  • Greg Hosfield, AIA
  • Michael Neureither, AIA
Employment and Achievements
We are pleased to congratulate the following members, who recently completed the ARE and received their license in the state of Kentucky: 
  • Emma Gill, AIA, RossTarrant Architects, Lexington
  • Teddi Hibberd, AIA, Omni Architects, Lexington
  • Erin Ruhl, AIA, Omni Architects, Lexington
  • Erin Stoffer, AIA, integrity / Architecture, Lexington
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since April  1, 2020)
  • Nasim Amiri, Assoc. AIA, Louisville
  • Barry S. Keadle, AIA, DTZ Americas, Prospect
  • Denis G. Littrell Jr., Assoc. AIA, Denis Littrell & Associates, Inc., Glenview
  • William L. Maffett, AIA, Luckett & Farley, Louisville
  • Ketchum and Walton Co., New Allied Friend

Send your news for inclusion in the next e-newsletter!

CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA CKC E-news
for more information about the following:
  • New Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Upcoming Webinars
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:
  • Leadership Lexington
  • Fayette Citizens Planning Academy
  • 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

Studio 38°84 | Virtual Design Summer Camp
June 14-23 | July 12-21

Rising high school juniors, seniors and recent graduates are invited to attend the UK College of Design's Studio 38°84 - a virtual 10-day camp spent exploring the many opportunities for a career in design. Modeled after the College of Design's undergraduate curriculum, this online camp will allow students to virtually explore the fabrication lab, learn analog and digital techniques, and end the workshop with a completed portfolio project. 

Take the NAC Mentorship Survey!

AIA's National Associates Committee (NAC) believes that mentorship is key to successfully bridging generational and cultural barriers within the profession. They have developed this Mentorship Survey which seeks to gather data and build research on the environment of mentorship within our profession.

Please take 10 minutes to share your insight, which can contribute to the development of mentorship resources for the AIA! Responses are due May 31.

OVR EP Virtual Happy Hour
Tuesday, June 2 from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Join emerging professionals from across Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky over a drink to connect and discuss current trends in design, workplace culture, and back-to-work initiatives! 

Meeting ID: 878 6269 5138

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:

AIA National News

AIA Town Hall
Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EDT

American Institute of Architects EVP/CEO Robert Ivy, FAIA and 2020 President Jane Frederick, FAIA want to hear from you! Join your colleagues from around the country for AIA's first member-wide, Virtual Town Hall.

The moderated discussion will provide an opportunity to hear firsthand about AIA initiatives and resources that ensure architects are central to society's efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and to create a healthier, safer, more equitable, and sustainable post crisis world. Space is limited, so register today!

Architectural Billings Index: March 2020
Small Firm Exchange (SFx) Q1 Report
The AIA Small Firm Exchange is a valuable resource for small firms - especially during these unusual times! Check our their 2020-Q1 Report for an update on various resources and recent activities.

More AIA Products & Resources:
The Last Word

What a couple of months we have had! The days are long but, somehow the weeks are short, and it is hard to believe how much has happened and how far we have come. Your AIA Kentucky leaders and our staff have been working tirelessly to serve you in as many ways as possible - providing constant communications, reliable resources and assertive advocacy for the profession.

We hope these efforts have been paying off in the form of value to you and your firms, but we recognize that we are not out of the woods just yet. We will continue making adjustments to meet your needs in new ways- such as a presentation on architects' lien rights and our online code series next month- and listening to the tough challenges that you're facing. Please tell us what's on your mind! Engage with colleagues on our community discussion board or email the staff directly. We WANT to hear from you and we want to help you survive and thrive.

Stay safe and well!

Kelly E. Ives, AIA, LEED AP 
Executive Director

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