November 4, 2019

November 2019  

The polls will open early tomorrow and regardless of whether you're red, blue or purple, we hope that you'll show up and let your voice be heard. Yes, your vote counts - in both the political arena and when it comes to your AIA. So we also hope that you will get in touch with us and tell us what matters to you when it comes to your membership.

What are we doing that is working for you? What else do you need, and what would you like to see in the year ahead? Our 2020 officers and directors will meet for their annual planning meeting on Friday, November 22 and, with your input, we can make it a productive day that is focused on positive change.

Reach out today and tell us what you think!
In This Issue
2020 Membership - Renew and Refer!

2020 will be another important year for the architectural profession, in Kentucky and beyond, and it is as important now as ever to renew your membership and to encourage others to join as well. (Refer a colleague here.)

Keep an eye out for your renewal invoice to arrive by mail this week and renew by December 31 for a chance to win an iPad Air or a $200 Visa Card!

Holiday season have you on a tight budget? Enroll in AIA's dues installment program to make monthly payments between now and April 2020.

As an AIA member, you're an important part of the largest professional network of architects and design professionals in the US. Stay connected to this community and renew your membership for 2020 today!
Learn from Your Fellow Members

Kentucky members who are interested in becoming an AIA Fellow, whether in the near or distant future, are invited to join us next Monday, November 11 to learn more about this important and distinctive career designation with a presentation and conversation guided by April Pottorff, FAIA.

Hear firsthand tips from those who have been through the application process and begin to develop a long-range strategy for guiding your career in the direction that you desire.

RSVP here by this Thursday, November 7 and contact Kelly Ives, AIA with any questions. We hope to see you there!
'Tis the Season
Save the Dates!
The holiday season is an extremely busy time of year, so mark your calendar for Thursday, December 12 and plan to join us for the AIA Kentucky Holiday Party at The Foundry on Broadway, in Frankfort. Register at www.aiaky.org/holiday19

Your local components will also be hosting holiday gatherings that we hope you can attend so please add these to your calendar as follows:


December 4 - EKC Holiday Party at the Lexington Downtown Arts Center

December 17 - CKC Holiday Party, Details TBA

Opportunities to Lead and Serve 
Volunteering your time is an excellent way to develop leadership skills and grow - both personally and professionally. Check out the following opportunities:
  • The Leadership Kentucky application window is open until March 2020. Learn More
  • AIA Kentucky will be asked to submit a list of members who are interested in serving on the Kentucky Board of Architects in order to fill upcoming vacancies in February 2020. If you are interested in being considered for an appointment, please email Kelly Ives
  • We are seeking subcommittee members for the 2020 AIA KY/IN Convention planning team. Individuals with an interest in educational programming, exhibits and sponsorship or tours and events should email Kelly Ives to express their interest.
Member News  

Member Benefit Spotlight: 
Join one of AIA's 21 Knowledge Communities to connect with and learn from others who share your passions and commitment. Sustainability, emerging technologies, small business, starting or managing a firm-no matter your interest, there is an AIA Knowledge Community for you. Get involved today!

Firm News
EOP Architects was featured in an October 10 article in The Lane Report for their successful transformation of the Kentucky International Convention Center.

John Whitney, AIA joined the team at Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects (SCBA) in mid-October.

After years as a co-partner in the Lexington-based engineering firm, BFMJ, Ethan Buell joins the team at Luckett & Farley as a senior structural engineer. Read More

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:
  • Jared S. Burt, AIA, TEG Architects, Louisville
  • Inga M. Hardman, AIA, JRA Architects, Lexington
  • Rochelle J. Heis, AIA, JRA Architects, Louisville
  • Kell D. Pollard, AIA, White Pollard Architects, Lexington
  • Terry M. Zink, AIA, PPA Architecture, Louisville
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since October  1, 2019)
  • Jeremiah Brightup, Assoc. AIA, Studio A Architecture, Louisville
  • Lauren Graziano, Assoc. AIA, REB Architects, Nicholasville
  • Nathanial Hammitt, AIA, 21c Museum hotel, Floyds Knobs
  • Sarah Kays, Assoc. AIA, Luckett & Farley, Louisville
  • Joshua W. Schultz, Assoc. AIA, JRA Architects, Louisville
  • Jere A. Sullivan, AIA, Lexington
  • LeighAnn VanDam, Assoc. AIA, Kitchen United, Anchorage
  • Terry M. Zink, AIA, PPA Architecture, Louisville
  • L. Thorn Company, New Allied Sponsor

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:

Nov. 16 - AIA CKC Fall Planning Meeting
Nov. 18-Dec. 9 - AIA ECK CANstruction Exhibit at the Lexington Center
Nov. 22 - AIA Kentucky Fall Planning Meeting, Louisville

Dec. 17 - AIA CKC Holiday Party, SAVE THE DATE
AIA CKC and the UK CoD co-hosted a lecture by Steven Holl on October 8
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA CKC  E-News  for more information about the following:
  • Election of 2020 Officers & Directors
  • 2019 Annual Meeting
  • Upcoming Programs & Events
For additional information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on  Facebook or   Twitter.

Design Slam 2019 was held at Rock house brewing on October 4
EKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter's  
E-News  for more information about the following:
  • 2019 Design Slam Recap
  • CE Opportunities
  • Upcoming Programs & Events
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on  FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

NKY Members toured the new St. Elizabeth cancer center on Oct. 14
NKY News

October Project Tour
The Northern Kentucky Section held a fantastic tour tour of the New on Monday October 14th. thanks to all who came out!

2019 Holiday Party
Stay tuned for an upcoming announcement with details for the annual NKY holiday party! 
CoD News

Professor David Biagi (1959-2019)

AIA Kentucky extends our sincere condolences to the many family, friends and colleagues  who were saddened by the recent loss of David Biagi, an internationally recognized architect and full professor at the University of Kentucky.  Biagi passed away on October 20 - just days after a collection of his works from graduate school were acquired by the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. 

KY/OH Strategic Council reps hosted an October workshop on Transforming Architectural Education

EP Friendly Cities 
A new survey by GOBankingRates has ranked Lexington no. 15 in the 30 Best Cities for Young Professionals. Read More

Design portfolios employers will love
What's the biggest mistake applicants make when creating a design portfolio? It doesn't tell their story. Check out tips and strategies for design portfolios from a career specialist at Rice University School of Architecture and a managing partner at the award-winning firm FXCollaborative.

Preventing staff turnover comes down to these three things

AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index: September 2019

Three Steps to Preventing Staff Turnover
As an AIA Strategic Council representative for the Ohio Valley Region, Kentucky member, Jeff Stivers, AIA was able to contribute to a national dialogue on talent retention for architectural firms. Read More

AIA KY at National Disaster Assistance Bootcamp
Last month, AIA held its first-ever Disaster Assistance Bootcamp in Washington, DC, where AIA Kentucky's State Disaster Coordinator, Craig Chamberlain, AIA was in attendance. The Bootcamp included case studies of response efforts, strategies for mitigation, preparation, response and recovery from disasters. The meeting represented 45 state components as well as stories of recovery and resilience from Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands and the Bahamas. For more information on the AIA Kentucky disaster assistance team, contact Kelly Ives.

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The Last Word

The countdown is on! Only two months left in 2019, but things haven't slowed down just yet:
  • Next Monday, we will hold a workshop to help KY members develop a plan for pursuing AIA Fellowship.
  • A committee on Qualifications Based Selection will meet on 11/20 to discuss current practices and opportunities to educate owner agencies in the state of Kentucky.
  • Our officers will meet with CoD leaders this month to discuss continue opportunities for collaboration and partnership.
  • The AIA KY/IN planning committee will hold a kickoff call to begin discussions for the 2020 Convention in Louisville.
  • AND we are putting together the final details for a fabulous holiday party at The Foundry in Frankfort!
We're already looking towards 2020 as well. On November 22, we're bringing together state and local AIA leaders for the annual Fall Planning Meeting. In addition to some basic board orientation and training to better prepare us all to lead and manage our chapters, we'll be discussing next year's CE programming, focusing our legislative and regulatory efforts, and responding more directly to the needs of our members and their firms. Your ideas and insight on how we can increase our value to you is welcome, so please email me with any comments or suggestions.

Wishing each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Kelly E. Ives, AIA, LEED AP 
Executive Director

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