October 5, 2016

It's Fall, Y'all! The 2016 KY/IN Convention is in the rearview mirror, but we are looking ahead to many exciting events still to come this year. The AIA KY Board of Directors and component staff will hold our annual planning retreat in early November, and December will bring holiday parties for AIA Kentucky and our two local chapters. PLUS each of our chapters will continue to bring you plenty of interesting programs and tours. So read ahead for information about all this and more, and be sure to mark your calendars!
In This Issue
2016 AIA KY Officers
Jeffrey C. Stivers, AIA
Randall C. Vaughn, AIA
John C. Robertson, AIA
W. Mark Powell, AIA
Charles C. Cash, AIA
Past President



Allied Membership is now recognized by all three local chapters, with a portion of dues supporting local programs. Learn More

September Convention Highlights
Nathaniel Hocker, Assoc. AIA, accepted AIA Kentucky's 2016 Emerging Professional Award during our Honor Awards Ceremony on September 16. 
KSA PAC Treasurer, Daniel Ware, AIA was on site during our Exhibit Hall Reception to encourage support for the PAC.
Jimmy Piper, AIA and Matt Anderson enjoyed the view from the Woodford Reserve Club during the Big Ass Design Build Bourbon Blast.
Martha Tarrant, AIA became the first female recipient of Kentucky's Oberwarth award, our highest individual honor. Martha and prior recipients in attendance were honored with the newly-designed Oberwarth Gold Medal.
The K. Norman Berry Associates team accepted the 2016
Distinguished Firm Award.

Attendees enjoyed a beautiful garden party and happy hour at the historic Botherum home of Jon Carloftis.
AIA Benefit of the Month
Architectural Adventures, a new travel program from The American Institute of Architects, is the premier travel provider for architectural enthusiasts and intellectually curious travelers alike. These small group trips offer expert-led tours and CE credit, all while enjoying your destination's culture, food
and traditions.
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AIA OVR Convention
Sep t. 27-29, 2017
Indianapolis, IN
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KY/IN Convention Recap 
What a fantastic weekend the 2016 KY/IN Convention turned out to be - great educational programs and tours, exciting social events and catching up with lots of familiar faces! We especially want to thank the wonderful Exhibitors and Sponsors who were instrumental in making this year's event possible, and we would like to recognize the following Design and Service Award Recipients who were honored at their respective receptions during the Convention:

2016 Honor Award Winners

Speed Art Museum Expansion
, Louisville
K. Norman Berry Associates/wHY Architecture

Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum Visitor Pavilion
, Knoxville, TN 
de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
Calospa, Lexington
NOMI Architecture. Design. Fabrication.
Gilbert Residence, Louisville
Architectural Artisans
2016 Special Award Winners
Martha R. Tarrant, AIA - Oberwarth Gold Medal

K. Norman Berry Associates Architects - Distinguished Firm Award

Harold T. Snider, AIA - Distinguished Service Award

Nathaniel E. Hocker, Assoc. AIA - Emerging Professional Award

Public Advocate Award - State Rep. Rick Rand, Kentucky General Assembly, Bedford

Allied Professional Award - Scot Walters, Retired, Kentucky Heritage Council, Frankfort 
Join/Renew for 2017    
Every October, AIA offers early opportunities to Join or Renew your membership for the upcoming year, as well as valuable incentives to do so, so keep a lookout for your 2017 Invoice to arrive in the very near future! Early Renewal for 2017 will place you in a drawing for one of four (4) Grand Prizes, which consist of payment of the winners' 2018 Annual national, state, and local Membership Dues. Four (4) Second Prizes will also be awarded, consisting of one free annual subscription to the Black Spectacles software tutorials or to AIA ARE® Prep: powered by Black Spectacles. See Contest Rules & Information.

AIA also offers incentives for new member referrals, and new members joining early for 2017 are eligible for up to 15 months for the price of 12. PLUS they will be entered into a drawing for FREE 2017 Convention Registration. Tell a friend today!
Kentucky P3: Public-Private Partnerships Conference
October 27-28, 2016, Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, Lexington, KY

The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP), bring you The Kentucky P3: Public-Private Partnerships Conference which will address the opportunities and obstacles facing the Commonwealth. You'll get an in-depth look at Kentucky's new P3 legislation and what it means for businesses and government entities across the state. Learn More 

Travel Grant
Center for Architecture and AIANY are currently accepting applications for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. This grant is designed for early to mid-level architects to further their personal and professional development through travel. The grant is originally based on the idea of the Grand Tour, in which recent architectural graduates would travel through Europe experiencing art, architecture and culture first-hand. It focuses less on academic projects and more on self-directed education and self-fulfillment. Applications are due November 1st and the sole recipient will be awarded $15,000! Learn More 

Member News
TEG Expands Architectural Staff
TEG Architects, an architectural, planning and interior design firm, is pleased to welcome the following architectural staff to the team as the firm continues to grow and expand its work. Eric Hansen, AIA joined as a registered architect; Yang Chai, Assoc. AIA is a graduate designer; Daniel Biller, Miles Travis and Autumn Patrick were brought on to provide CAD support and Nicole L. Schendl joined the firm as an Architectural Intern.
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(since September 1, 2016) 
  • Bradley A. Beatty, Assoc. AIA, The Bristol Group, Lexington
  • Fatemeh Orooji, Assoc. AIA, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green
  • Carolina G. Soto, Intl. Assoc. AIA, Planning & Construction Associates, Louisville
  • Christopher C. Wilson, Assoc. AIA, Alt32 Architecture | Design, Lexington
Correction: New member,  Senait M. Kassa, AIA, was mistakenly listed in our last issue as being employed with Biles Partners LLC. Senait is actually employed at Luckett & Farley. Our apologies! 

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:
View the latest edition of the AIA Central KY Chapter E-News for information about the following:
  • CE Opportunities
  • Leadership Training
  • Positions Available
For information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on Facebook or Twitter.

View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter E-News  for information about the following:
  • 2017 Board Elections
  • CE Programs
  • Leadership Opportunities
For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow EKC on Facebook or Twitter.

The transition of AIA Northern Kentucky from an AIA chapter to an AIA section of AIA Kentucky has been approved by the Institute Secretary, and the AIA Kentucky bylaws were amended by approval of AIA Kentucky members at the Annual Meeting on September 16 during the AIA Kentucky/Indiana Convention. We look forward to the continued participation of AIA Northern Kentucky members in local and state initiatives, which will be further strengthened as AIA Kentucky staff begin to offer this local component additional support in 2017!

Members are invited to attend an NKY Section meeting at The Hobrauhaus in Newport at 5:30 pm on Thursday, October 13. See the web calendar for additional details. 
CoD News
Upcoming Events
In honor of Homecoming Week, the College of Design will be having a reception for alumni, friends and parents Friday, Oct. 7 in Pence Hall from 5 -7 p.m.
"LED's - A new generation of lighting design"- 5 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, Pence Hall 
Lecture by Lauren MacLeod, Senior Associate, Lighting Design at Stantec

Solid State Lighting commonly known as LED's (light emitting diodes) are taking us in directions we've never before explored. Traditional lighting shapes and materials are being reimagined and reinvented in entirely new form factors. Digitized lighting (and lighting parts) allow for new directions in controlling and communicating through light. Scientists have a renewed and keen interest in how electric light affects our health and well-being. Lighting Design still studies properties of light relative to space in terms of color, intensity and direction and now the view is much broader.
Ready to start preparing for the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) 5.0? You're not alone! NCARB recently announced their new ARE 5.0 Community*, where you can learn more about the exam, find helpful resources, and engage in discussions with NCARB experts and fellow candidates. You can even share test prep tips and form study groups-online or face-to-face. Now is the perfect time to start preparing to be an early tester! Explore the Community
*NCARB will continue to support the ARE 4.0 Community, which has more than 7,000 members, throughout the delivery of ARE 4.0. As the exam format and items being used on each version of the exam differ slightly, NCARB believes candidates will be best served by using the online community developed specifically for the version of the exam they are preparing to take.
AIA National News
New 2016 Firm Survey Report 
Has firm revenue recovered from the recession? What is the outlook for energy modeling, resilient design, and international work? The new Firm Survey Report provides metrics and insights on business practices, firm performance, and trends. Get more information or a copy here.

AIA Honors 
Nominations are now being accepted for this year's AIA Honors - a special group of 10 awards that recognize leaders, creative thinkers, educators, young architects, and career innovators for their exceptional work and contributions. Some categories will close this week, and others will remain open until mid-October/November. Learn More 

2017 Committees: Call for Nominations 
Deadline: October 14, 5:00 PM, EDT
AIA is seeking nominations from members interested in serving on AIA national committees. To nominate a member or to view all AIA national committees with openings in 2017, visit the nomination homepage (member login required).

I Look Up Film Challenge Winners Announced 
With only one month to find stories, build a team, and execute, 47 teams completed beautiful and compelling short films about architecture for the 2nd annual I Look Up Film Challenge. They have all inspired us with what can happen when two storytellers - architects and filmmakers - come together to tell stories of solutions, and AIA is very proud to announce the 2016 winners! View the winners here and learn more about the winning films and their producers in the I Look Up Film Challenge Winners blog series.

Share Your Work! 
AIA plans to feature member projects on the Institute's Instagram account during the month of October. If you are interested, email Social Media Manager and ask for details. Visit examples of previously featured members.  

AIA Knowledge Communities - Your Resource!
AIA Knowledge Communities are a great way for members to access their peers and AIA learning opportunities. Here's a sampling of what's coming up:
A full list of Knowledge Community events is always available at network.aia.org/RoundUp 
The Last Word
Another great convention is now history, and it was one to be remembered. I want to thank everyone who took time away from busy offices and demanding projects to attend the convention. It was great to see you!   Evaluations received to date show that 95.45% of respondents rated the "overall value" of the convention either 4 (50%) or 5 (45.45%) on a scale of 1 to 5. The remaining 4.55 % gave us a 3. Lexington proved to be a wonderful host city for our out of town visitors and most have indicated they'd like to come back soon.
None of this positive response would be possible without support from the Exhibitors and Sponsors who support and participate in the convention. I want to especially thank Big Ass Solutions for their generous Platinum sponsorship that enabled us to host the Design Build Bourbon Blast at the beautiful Woodford Reserve Club at UK Commonwealth Stadium. What a treat it was to be in that wonderful space for this exciting event!
I also want to give a shout-out to our three Silver Keynote Design Speaker sponsors: Builders Exchange of Kentucky, Lynn Imaging, and Pella Windows & Doors. Their significant commitment was crucial to the convention's success. There's a long list of additional sponsors who helped underwrite various aspects of the convention, helping us deliver to our Members a strong educational experience and a good time with fellow architects and industry friends. Please take a moment to see who these companies are and say "thank you" the next time you connect with them.
What's next? We're already planning the 2017 AIA Ohio Valley Region convention set for September 27-29 in Indianapolis. Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio will join together for this event, and each state will designate a co-chair to lead the organizing efforts. If you've participated on a KY/IN or OVR convention committee in the past, or if you regularly attend our conventions, please consider volunteering to serve on the 2017 committee. You'll help us select a theme, identify keynote speakers, choose breakout sessions and presenters, put on fun parties, and improve our exhibit hall experience. If you'd like to be involved (or better yet, serve as KY co-chair), drop me a line ASAP. Remember, this is YOUR convention...help us make Convention 2017 an event no one will want to miss!

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President