October 4, 2019

October 2019  


Welcome to the season of costumes, tricks and treats and spooky scares.

If you love a good fright, then you probably know that unexpected surprises are a critical component to the
'darkitecture'  of a haunted house. But at AIA Kentucky, we WANT you to know what's ahead. Read on to find out... if you dare! <Insert evil laugh here.>
In This Issue

New Arrival

Your AIA Kentucky family is growing! This week, on October 1st, we welcomed Casey Satterly, AIA to the staff as our new Outreach Coordinator. Casey is a registered architect who lives in Russell Springs with her husband and three beautiful daughters, and we are beyond excited to have her join the team.

Her presence will allow AIA Kentucky to identify new industry partners and enhance the quality of your membership support services, so please reach out with a brief note to say hello and welcome her aboard!
Click to view the 2019 Awards Programs Publication
2019 AIA KY Design and Service Awards

AIA Kentucky was honored to recognize the year's best in Design and Service at our 2019 AIA OVR Convention last month in Cincinnati. For those who were not able to attend, we would like to highlight the recipients who were honored during the region's awards ceremonies. You may also view our 2019 awards announcement, published in Louisville Business First, for more information on:

2019 Design Award Winners
  • Honor Award - St. Matthews Eline Library, Studio Kremer Architects
  • Merit Award - Kentucky International Convention Center, EOP Architects
  • Merit Award - Rogers Historical Museum: The Hailey Building, de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop
  • Citation - The Rabbit Hole Distillery, pod architecture + design PLLC
  • Citation - Frederick Douglass High School, Tate Hill Jacobs Architects
2019 Special Award Winners
  • Oberwarth Gold Medal - Michael W. Jacobs, FAIA
  • Distinguished Firm Award - JRA Architects
  • Distinguished Service Award - Ben D. Barlage, AIA
  • Distinguished Service Award - Charles C. Cash, AIA
  • Emerging Professional Award - Bradley A. Beatty, Assoc. AIA
  • Citizens Laureate Award - Matthew Frazure
  • Public Advocate Award - Senator Max Wise
  • Allied Professional Award - Warren E. Denny, AIA
2020 AIA Kentucky Officers Elected

The 2019 AIA Kentucky Annual Meeting was held last month during the Ohio Valley Region Convention in Cincinnati. President W. Mark Powell, AIA delivered a "State of the Chapter" address and President-Elect, Ed Krebs, AIA provided an overview of his vision related to our key initiatives for 2020. Membership and financial reports were reviewed, and the members attending also ratified the results of the election for 2020 Officers. Your 2020 Executive Committee members are:
  • President - Ed Krebs, AIA, K. Norman Berry Associates Architects
  • President-Elect - Daniel O. Ware, AIA, EOP Architects
  • Treasurer - Rob Deal, AIA, JRA Architects
  • Secretary - Mark Trier, AIA, JRA Architects
  • Immediate Past President - W. Mark Powell, AIA, Jacobs
Please offer all these leaders your support as they work on your behalf in the coming year!
Bluegrass Architecture Festival

In conjunction with the celebration of the bicentennial for Centre College, the Norton Center will host the Bluegrass Architecture Festival (BAF) in Danville on Saturday, October 26.

The festival, which recognizes the unique architecture and history of the Norton Center, welcomes architects earn up to 6 AIA LUs through in-depth discussions about Taliesin Associated Architects, Frank Lloyd Wright and William Wesley Peters, as wells as a behind-the-scenes look at the facility's unique design and an examination of what it takes to care for legacy architecture.

The BAF offers an extremely unique experience for continuing education while observing the influence of world-famous architects here in Kentucky. We hope to see you there!

Member News  

Member Benefit Spotlight: 
Navigate current business conditions, make smarter decisions, and prep for the future of your practice with AIA's Business Intelligence. Here, you will find reports such as: the AIA Compensation Report, Firm Survey Report, and the Architecture Billings Index. Learn More

Firm News
A one-on-one interview with Luckett & Farley President and CEO, Aric M. Andrew, AIA was featured in the September 5 issue of The Lane Report.

Sherman Carter Barnhart Architects announced this week that architect Donna Farmer, AIA has moved to their Louisville office to help lead their continued growth in the Louisville area. Best wishes to SCB and to Donna as they begin this new chapter!

Employment and Achievements
East Kentucky member, John C. Gilbert, AIA recently joined KDE's Division of District Support as a  Capital Construction Project Manager. Congratulations, John!

Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since September  1, 2019)
  • Warren T. Grove, AIA, Louisville
  • David Vickers, Assoc. AIA, Nicholasville
  • Kenneth E. Riggs, Assoc. AIA, Lexington
  • Door Store & Windows, 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. 18-Dec. 9 - AIA ECK CANstruction - Info TBA
Nov. 22 - AIA Kentucky Fall Planning Meeting, Louisville

Dec. 12 - AIA KY Holiday Party @ The Foundry, Frankfort
Sept. 17-19 - 2020 AIA KY/IN Convention, Louisville
CKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA CKC  E-News  for more information about the following:
  • Steven Holl Lecture at Louisville Speed Museum
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Upcoming Programs & Events
For additional information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow CKC on  Facebook or   Twitter.

EKC members toured Lexington's new Fire Station #24 on September 13
EKC News

View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter's  
E-News  for more information about the following:
  • CoD News
  • 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 News

Project Tour
The Northern Kentucky Section will be conducting a construction-based tour of the New St. Elizabeth Hospital Cancer center in Edgewood, KY. The tour is tentatively scheduled for Monday October 14th at 3:30PM. Stay tuned for a confirming invite to follow.

AIA Cincinnati VISION
Application deadline: October 23, 2019

Members of AIA Northern Kentucky are invited to apply for the upcoming class of AIA Cincinnati VISION - a program designed for emerging professional architects who want to gain the skills necessary to advance to higher levels within the profession. The VISION Forum supports participants with programming that addresses professional advancement, firm development, and community outreach - helping them to become future leaders.

CoD News

The University of Kentucky's homecoming will be Saturday, October 12, when the Wildcats take on the Arkansas Razorbacks. The festivities will begin a day early at the College of Design, with a design alumni gathering in the Pence Hall CafĂ©. 

Join CoD staff and fellow alum from 5:30-8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 11 for light refreshments and fellowship. RSVP to Paige Sherman at paige.sherman@uky.edu or at (859) 257-7609.

YAF Connection
View the Q3 issue of the Young Architects Forum (YAF) quarterly e-magazine, Connection, which features the accomplishments, programs and musings of Emerging Professionals from across the country. Read More

NCARB Updates
AIA announces Big Move Toward Environmental Stewardship
AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index: August 2019

Submit to the AIA Small Project Awards
Deadline: November 12
A small project can make a big impact, and a single design element can set the tone for large projects. These awards highlight that projects modest in budget and size bring to communities and individuals and showcase exemplary small projects. Learn More

Landmark Initiative to Drive Climate Action
In September, the AIA Board of Directors approved Resolution 19-11, which was passed by the membership at the A'19 Conference on Architecture. The resolution defines immediate and long-term efforts to engage the architectural profession in the fight against climate change, through both mitigating and adapting the built environment. Learn More

AIA also issued a statement, Where We Stand: Climate Action, detailing its initial path forward to support architects in making progress towards achieving net-zero emissions in the built environment by 2050; and on September 20th, (AIA) 2018 President Carl Elefante, FAIA, testified at the U.S. House Energy & Commerce's Subcommittee on Energy hearing, " Building a 100 Percent Clean Economy: Solutions for the U.S. Building Sector ."

Elefante testified on behalf of AIA based on his significant background and expertise in sustainable and resilient design strategies and strong understanding of needed improvements to U.S. building codes to achieve climate goals in the built environment.To learn more, visit the U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce's website.

Advocacy for School Safety
The national advocacy team has made terrific progress in the realm of school safety. A bill has been introduced in the Senate (as a follow up to the House bill) to support the formation of a clearinghouse of information. The resource will be aimed at local leaders to help them understand processes and best practices associated with design to improve safety. We hope that each of you can reach out to your representative to show support for bill S. 2530!

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The Last Word

We had such a great time at the AIA OVR Convention in "Zinzinnati" last month! The inspiring content of our sessions was greatly enhanced by the lively energy of Oktoberfest taking place throughout the city and it was great to connect with AIA Kentucky members, both old and new. Coming back from that event has me excited to begin planning for next year's event so mark your calendar for the next KY/IN Convention in Louisville September 17-19, 2020 and stay tuned for details!

I am also thrilled to be heading into 2020 with our new Outreach Coordinator on board. To have another architect on staff, who knows and is poised to respond to the specific needs of our profession is a great advantage for the members of AIA Kentucky and I can't wait to see where the future takes us. I hope you will share my enthusiasm in welcoming Casey Satterly, AIA to the staff with a quick note and, until next month, Cheers!

Kelly E. Ives, AIA, LEED AP 
Executive Director

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