November 7, 2018

November 2018  

Welcome to November - the elections ads are finally over and the holiday ads begin! With only two weeks until the madness that is Black Friday, many are enjoying the calm before the storm of the holiday season. In our case however, we are taking a moment to breathe in the calm after the storm of two wild months!

Right on the heels of our annual conference in Columbus, IN, we gathered for a very special Fall Celebration in Lexington. With formal ceremonies honoring both our design and service award winners, and recognition of Kentucky's newly-licensed professionals, it was a memorable occasion for all. 

You can read more about this year's winners below, and also see info on the upcoming holiday parties for your state and local chapters. We hope you will join us at each of these events to celebrate the end of another great year for AIA Kentucky, and read on for what's still to come in 2018!
In This Issue
Click to view a congratulatory video by event sponsor, Lynn Imaging
AIA KY 2018 Design & Service Awards

AIA Kentucky was honored to recognize the year's best in Design and Service at our 2018 Fall Celebration on October 18. We'd like to thank the wonderful Sponsors ( CMTA Consulting Engineers, KNBA Associates Architects and Lynn Imaging) who were instrumental in making the Celebration possible, as well as our volunteer photographers Lesley Thomas ( EOP Architects) and Mark Manczyk, AIA ( Omni Architects) for capturing some beautiful shots of the day's events.
For those who were not able to attend, we would like to highlight the recipients who were honored during the awards ceremonies that day. 

2018 Design Award Winners ( See website for Photos and Additional Details)

Honor Awards
  • Louisville South Central Regional Library - JRA Architects
  • Historic Fayette County Courthouse, Lexington - K. Norman Berry Associates Architects and Deborah Berke Partners
  • The Mary F. Rounsavall Pavilion at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, Crestwood - de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
Merit Awards
  • The Living Arts & Science Center Renovation & Expansion, Lexington - de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
  • Old Forester Distillery, Louisville - Bravura
  • Second Chances Wildlife Education Center (Phase 1), Mt. Washington - Studio MAYO Architects
  • Omni Hotel & Residences, Louisville - HKS Design
  • Eminence EdHub, Eminence - Studio Kremer Architects
  • Elsco, St. Matthew's - Architectural Artisans
  • Lexington Convention Center/Rupp Arena, Lexington - NBBJ and EOP Architects
2018 Special Award Winners  ( See website for Photos and Additional Details)
  • Oberwarth Gold Medal - Elizabeth May Atinay, AIA (Posthumous)
  • Oberwarth Gold Medal - T. Rexford Cecil, AIA
  • Distinguished Service Award - Jeffrey C. Stivers, AIA
  • Emerging Professional Award - Craig Chamberlain, AIA
  • Honorary Membership - Sheldon Shafer
  • Public Advocate Award - Senator Julie Raque Adams
  • Allied Professional Award - Emily Ahouse
AIA KY's Annual Meeting was held at Limestone Hall on 10/18
2019 Officers Elected at Annual Meeting

The 2018 AIA Kentucky Annual Meeting was also held during our Celebration on October 18. President John Robertson, AIA delivered a "State of the Chapter" address and President-Elect,  W. Mark Powell, AIA provided an overview of his vision related to our key initiatives for 2019. Membership and financial reports were reviewed, and the members attending also ratified the results of the election for 2019 Officers. Your 2019 Executive Committee members are:
  • President - W. Mark Powell, AIA, CH2M
  • President-Elect - Ed Krebs, AIA, K. Norman Berry Associates Architects
  • Treasurer - Daniel O. Ware, AIA, EOP Architects
  • Secretary - Rob Deal, AIA, JRA Architects
  • Immediate Past President - John C. Robertson, AIA, Arrasmith Judd Rapp Chovan, Inc.
Please offer all these leaders your support as they work on your behalf in the coming year.  

Appointments to Boards & Commissions

Gov. Matt Bevin has reappointed  Mark W. Ryles, Joseph B. Parker, and David C. Banks as members of the Finance and Administration Cabinet's Architectural Services Selection Committee.
  • Mark W. Ryles, AIA, of Lexington, is an architect. He will serve for a term expiring March 5, 2019.
  • Joseph B. (Terry) Parker, AIA of Frankfort, is a retired project manager for Facilities and Financial Services. He will serve for a term expiring March 5, 2019.
  • David C. Banks, AIA, of Frankfort, is an architect. He will serve for a term expiring March 5, 2019.
'Tis the Season
Save the Dates!
The holiday season is an extremely busy time of year, so be sure to save the date for Tuesday, December 11 and plan to join us for the AIA Kentucky Holiday Party at the Holly Hill Inn, in Midway. Register Here

All three of our local components will also be hosting holiday gatherings that we hope you can attend so please add these to your calendar as follows:
  • November 29 - EKC Holiday Party at Hopcat, Lexington
  • December 14 - NKY Holiday Party at Hofbrauhaus, Newport
  • December 19 - CKC / CSI Holiday Party, Louisville

Year End CE Reminder

Don't forget to complete your Continuing Education requirements as an AIA member (18 LU | 12 HSW) and for the state of Kentucky by December 31

Kentucky licensed architects must now satisfy their annual requirements (12 CEH HSW) during the period beginning January 1 and ending December 31 of the previous calendar year ( 201 KAR 19:087). You are encouraged to keep attendance certificates as proof of your participation whenever possible, as these are a valuable supplement to your AIA transcript. 
FL Licensed Architects in KY
Florida licensed architects must also obtain their required continuing education credits by December 31, 2018 to renew their Florida license. This includes the two-hour Advanced Florida Building Code credit. To help reach these requirements, AIA Florida has updated their online course library, making it convenient for Florida architects around the country to obtain this Florida-specific credit. Click here to learn more about the course offerings .
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Hurricane Michael Relief

Speaking of Florida... many residents in the Gulf coast states are still dealing with the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Michael, and you can help! AIA Florida is mounting an effort to collect and distribute supplies to communities in need and asks for our support.

Visit AIA's Disaster Assistance Center to support relief efforts sponsored by AIA and to find updates regarding the Institute's activities in disaster areas - including member efforts, recovery resources and volunteer opportunities.

SxSW Place by Design Entry Deadline November 8, 2018
Visit aia.org/kentucky

A reminder that the AIA Kentucky website is a valuable member resource for a wide variety of professional opportunities. Be sure to regularly check out our Business Center for RFP's and Grant/Competition opportunities such as the:
  • SxSW Place By Design Competition
  • Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence
  • Sub-Zero + Wolf Kitchen Design Contest

Congrats to alt32 and Cox Architecture on their new firm partnership!
Member News  

Renew for 2019!
2019 membership renewal invoices were distributed in late October and are due by January 15, 2019. Renew before December 31 and you could win an iPhone 8 Plus Special Edition, 12.9-inch iPad Pro, or a $200 Amazon gift certificate. Prizes are available for new member referrals as well. Learn More

Member Benefit Spotlight
The Small Firm Exchange quarterly newsletter is live! Find out what's happening around the Small Firm Exchange and how your small firm can benefit. Join the SFx member group to read the October newsletter and never miss an issue.  Opt-in to the Small Firm Exchange Newsletter

Employment & Achievements
AIA Kentucky staff member, Kelly Ives, AIA has been appointed to serve a two-year term as the CACE liaison to the National Associates Committee, which is dedicated to representing and advocating for AIA's associate members in AIA's national, regional, state and local chapters. Kelly joins EKC member, Craig Chamberlain, AIA, on the NAC's Advisory Committee. Both traveled to Santa Fe, New Mexico November 1-3 for the group's annual transition meeting.

We are pleased to congratulate the following member, who recently completed the ARE and received his license in the state of Kentucky:
  • John Gilbert, AIA, G. Scott & Associates, Architects PLC, Frankfort
Firm News
  • alt32 Architecture and Cox Architecture recently joined to form alt32 + Cox, solidifying a partnership that combines decades of portfolio and intellectual resources. Mike Sparkman, AIA and Alvin Cox, AIA will lead the firm with continued emphasis on client-centered service, design and research.
  • The Institute now has a Firm Directory available on AIA.org. Be sure to review your company's listing and update any contact info as required. Find Your Firm
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since October 1, 2018)
  • Joseph L. Northcutt, AIA, GBBN Architects, Inc., Fort Thomas
  • Miranda Construction, Louisville, New Allied Friend

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:

Nov. 12 - AIA EKC CANstruction Build Day at the Lexington Center
Nov. 16 - AKA KY Fall Planning Meeting
Nov. 29 - AIA EKC Holiday Party & Annual Meeting, SAVE THE DATE

Dec. 1 - AIA CKC Fall Planning Meeting, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Luckett & Farley
Dec. 8 - AIA EKC Habitat for Humanity Build Day
Dec. 11 - AIA Kentucky Holiday Party at the Holly Hill Inn in Midway

Dec. 19 - AIA CKC/CSI Louisville Holiday Party - SAVE THE DATE

Members of AIA CKC Exhibited at the Junior Achievement 'Inspire' event October 23-25
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA CKC  E-News  for more information about the following:
  • 2018 Fall Planning Meeting
  • 2019 Associate Grant Applications
  • 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 from AIA EKC toured the new Bluegrass Stockyards on Oct. 12
EKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter's  
E-News  for more information about the following:
  • Call for 2019 Officers and Directors
  • Annual Meeting & Holiday Party
  • Upcoming CE Programs & Tours
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

NKY News

The 2018 AIA Northern Kentucky Holiday Party, sponsored by R.I.W. Ornamental Metal, Inc., will be held at the Hofbräuhaus in Newport on Friday, December 14. Stay tuned for an invite with RSVP info!

Final SoS workshop at Omni Architects

Young Architects
The AIA Young Architect's Forum released the latest issue of their quarterly architecture and design journal, CONNECTION. This issue, titled "Habitat", focuses on how emerging professionals are tackling the New Urban Agenda.

NCARB's Centennial Celebration
In celebration of their centennial in 2019, NCARB is sharing monthly glimpses into the organization's history.  This month, we learn about the development of the Architect Registration Examination® and review a variety of exams that were administered on the national level prior to the ARE as we now know it. Read More

AIA Kentucky ARE Prep
The Sights on Success program held its final workshop of the year at  Omni Architects  on Saturday, October 20. A huge thanks to discussion leader, Eric Zabilka, AIA and to our Allied Sponsor, Thermal Equipment Sales, for providing sustenance! 

Sights on Success will take a hiatus in early 2019, as AIA Kentucky's leadership evaluates the most impactful ways that we can support our emerging professionals in their pursuit of licensure and career development. Please email us with your thoughts and suggestions!
EH-DE-YU: ADU Design Competition
CoD News

ADU Design Competition
Submission Deadline: December 2, 2018

Like many cities in the United States faced with suburban sprawl and accessibility issues, Lexington is considering amending its zoning to allow for accessory dwelling units, or ADUs. Commonly known as "granny flats," ADUs offer improved accessibility for people with disabilities while adding vibrancy and diversity to the existing urban fabric.

To explore this issue, UK College of Design is holding a design competition in collaboration with LFUCG's Aging and Disability Services. The competition includes both student and professional categories, and winning entries will be published in a text amendment proposal that the city is considering.  Visit the program site to learn how you can take part in shaping the vision for ADUs in Lexington!

Lecture Series
Stay tuned to the CoD Website for all Lectures and Events, such as:
  • 11/9 - WORKac gets serious | A Talk by Dan Wood
  • 11/12 - What If | with Elena Manferdini
Follow the CoD and  UK AIAS on Facebook for other news and announcements.

AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index: September 2018

Declaring Candidacy 
On behalf of 2017-18 Secretary Bruce Sekanick, FAIA, and 2019-20 Secretary-elect Jason Winters, AIA, please see the October 25 memorandum regarding declaring candidacy for election of national officers at the A'19 Conference on Architecture.

Webinars This Week
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The Last Word

I want to take this opportunity to let you know that I will be stepping down as your Executive Vice President at the end of this year.  I came to work for AIA Kentucky, then the Kentucky Society of Architects, in October 1988.  I think we had roughly 275 members at that time, a near-empty bank account and zero dollars in reserves.  What was I thinking?  Well, I was thinking this was a great opportunity to take the helm of an organization that needed attention and care. Am I ever glad I said YES when AIA called!
The truth is, this has been more than a "job" to me.  Serving AIA members and representing the profession of architecture both in Kentucky and nationally has been my privilege for the past 30 years.  I am so grateful that AIA Kentucky's leaders have continued to place their trust in me as we've worked together to build a financially healthy organization offering programs, services and support to nearly 700 architect, associate, emeritus and allied members.  It's all of you, the Members, who have inspired me to advocate on your behalf while providing you and your firms with knowledge and resources that support your success. I am so proud of who you are and the amazing work that you do.
I will forever appreciate the support - and friendship - of a tremendous group of AIA Kentucky leaders who have allowed me to have a career more rewarding and fulfilling than I could have ever imagined.  I am truly blessed.
For the past nearly four years, I've been fortunate to have Kelly Ives, AIA working with me as Member Outreach Coordinator for AIA Kentucky.  She has taken on increasing responsibilities in many areas, as I have been preparing for this transition.  The AIA Kentucky Board of Directors has supported these efforts, and I am happy to say that Kelly is well-prepared to step into the role of Executive Director in 2019.  I'm excited for her and for you as this new chapter begins.  I trust that each of you will welcome Kelly and offer her the same support you've given to me.
I hope to see many of you in the coming weeks as my departure approaches. I will continue to wish ALL of you good health, happiness and success.

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President

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