September 5, 2019

September 2019  

Wow, September is somehow here and the countdown is on! There are less than two weeks until we kick off a high-caliber, regional convention in The Queen City. These three days will be packed with interesting workshops, exclusive tours and networking in beautiful venues, but advanced registration for this opportunity ends on Wednesday, September 11.
If you're already registered, the OVR thanks you and, if you're not, what are you waiting for?! You can earn your CE for the entire year while hearing interesting presentations and observing beautiful architecture. Check out more details below and plan your trip today!

In This Issue
Ballot for AIA KY 2020 Officers

The ballot containing AIA Kentucky's slate of officers for 2020 was distributed via email to all current members on August 21. Responses must be submitted no later than 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 19, so be sure to cast your vote ASAP.

AIA Kentucky members will ratify the election results at the 2019 AIA Kentucky Annual Meeting, which is scheduled for Saturday, September 21 from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the Hilton Netherland Plaza in Cincinnati, during the AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention. We hope to see you there!
AIA Kentucky QBS Committee

AIA Kentucky is currently working with representatives from KSPE and ACEC to reactive the Kentucky QBS Coalition and to educate agencies around the state about the value of Qualifications-Based Selection for professional services. 

In conjunction with this effort, AIA Kentucky is seeking members for a QBS Committee who can help to create and distribute informative resources on this topic. Please email Kelly Ives, AIA if you are interested in assisting with this initiative. 
Regional Associate Director

The AIA Ohio Valley Regional Assembly is soliciting nominations for a candidate to fill a one-year term for the Regional Associate Director (RAD).  See the attached notice for info regarding this special election and submit any declarations of candidacy to Kate Brunswick by September 30, 2019.
Koetter Woodworking Plant Tour

AIA Kentucky Allied Sponsor, Congleton Lumber & Design Center is offering KY members a FREE excursion to tour the Koetter Woodworking Plant in Borden, Indiana. Transportation and lunch will be provided as you observe cutting-edge technology in action and earn 5 AIA LU|HSW! Learn More

Congrats to DPAW on their 4th American Architecture Award, given for the Mary F. Rounsavall Pavillion
Member News  

Member Benefit Spotlight: 
Defining the Architect's Basic Services
A client's unfamiliarity with the process of architectural design should not hinder that client's comprehension of the phases of design services. This Best Practice resource for AIA Members will help introduce first-time clients to the common services of architectural design and the process of design-bid-build. Access Here

Firm News
De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop's Mary F. Rounsavall Pavilion at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens, which was recognized with a 2018 AIA KY Honor Award, was recently selected for the 2019 American Architecture Awards! This is the firm's fourth AA Award. The previous projects to be recognized were:
  • 2016 (Knoxville Botanical Garden & Arboretum Visitor Pavilion)
  • 2014 (Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center)
  • 2012 (Mason Lane Farm Operations Facility)
Employment and Achievements
  • JRA Architects welcomes the addition of Mike Webster, AIA to their Lexington office.
  • We also congratulate JRA employee, Les Olson, AIA, who was selected to participate in the 2019-20 class for Leadership Lexington.
  • Congratulations to Brian Buckner, AIA (RossTarrant Architects) on becoming the only Accredited Learning Environment Planner in Kentucky, through the A4LE!
  • Good luck to Harding Dowell, AIA as he makes a move to Group 4 Architecture, Research + Planning, Inc.
  • CMTA, Inc. recently welcomed new Marketing Director, Jennifer Tamburino. Jennifer will be responsible for the marketing of CMTA's offices in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, Maryland, Massachusetts, Virginia, DC and West Virginia.
We are pleased to congratulate the following members, who recently completed the ARE and received their license in the state of Kentucky:
  • Jessica T. Gilbert, AIA, Luckett & Farley Architects, Louisville
  • John T. Kraft, AIA, EOP Architects, Louisville
Welcome New and Returning Members:
(Joined or Reinstated since August  1, 2019)
  • Dominic M. Elpers, Assoc. AIA, KNBA, Louisville
  • John T. Kraft, AIA, EOP Architects, New Albany
  • Kathryn R. Sanders, Assoc. AIA, KNBA, Shelbyville
  • Michael F. Sundrup, AIA, Louisville
  • Caroline B. Watts, Assoc. AIA, dPAW, Shelbyville

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:
Oct. 4 - AIA EKC Design Slam at RockHouse Brewing - SAVE THE DATE
Oct. 8 - Steven Holl Lecture @ The Speed Museum Grand Hall - SAVE THE DATE
Oct. 26-27 - Bluegrass Architecture Festival at Norton Center for the Arts, Danville
Nov. 18-Dec. 9 - AIA ECK CANstruction - Info TBA
AIA CKC and the UK CoD will present 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:
  • CE Opportunities 
  • JA Inspire
  • 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 the UK College of Law on August 10
EKC News

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

MbD - Mentors Needed ASAP!
The CoD is seeking mentors to support the 2019-20 Mentorship by Design (MbD) program- a volunteer-based initiative that pairs individuals working in the profession with students preparing to transition from the classroom to the workplace.

The program is seeking individuals in the fields of Architecture, Interiors, Preservation, Graphic Design and Visual Art - in both Louisville and Lexington - who will spend 1-2 hours a month helping students become young professionals. Monthly meetings will include a program and social hour and additional meetings with your mentee may be scheduled at your discretion.

The first meeting will be next Wednesday, September 11th, featuring a presentation by professor David Biagi at the Kentucky Native Café and professionals are welcome even if they have not yet been paired with a student. More information on this gathering is available here and interested mentors are encouraged to contact Bruce Swetnam ASAP.

New Masters Program
The CoD's new Master of Science in Urban & Environmental Design (MUED) has launched this fall with its first cohort of students. This one-year program introduces students to the complexity of urban and rural environments and promotes an interdisciplinary approach to designing sustainable communities. Learn More

Faculty News
Cod Professor, Dr. Gregory Luhan, AIA was recently appointed to serve a three-year term on the editorial board of The Technology | Architecture + Design Executive Board. 

NCARB data reveals that the number of US architects is increasing

On August 1, AIA launched ArchiPrep - their premier ARE prep resource designed to help emerging professionals get licensed faster. ArchiPrep helps relieve the stress of studying for the ARE by offering testing candidates a road map to success that you can take wherever you go. Learn More

NCARB Updates:

AIA National News

Architectural Billings Index: July 2019

VOTE in the AIA Film Challenge!
103 films were submitted this year for the AIA Film Challenge and 68 of those films qualified for public voting in the People's Choice Award. Vote here for your favorite until September 27.

2030 By the Numbers
In 2018, 252 firms-from sole practitioners to multinational companies-submitted all their project data in the Design Data Exchange. Last year alone, these firms designed buildings that avoided an estimated 17.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions!  Read more about how 2030 Commitment firms are transforming architectural practice-and how your firm can contribute-in this year's 2030 By the Numbers report .

Renewing Just Got Greener!
AIA is making efforts to reduce its impact on the environment through simple, online renewal. In a couple of weeks, you will receive a digital invoice with instructions for renewing your 2020 membership online. Paying this invoice saves resources and means you won't receive a paper invoice in the mail as you have in the past. (A PDF copy will still be available to download for your employer.) We hope you will renew online and support this initiative!

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The Last Word

Still considering attending the OVR Convention in Cincinnati? The conference is a great place to earn all the credits that you need for both your Kentucky registration (12 LU HSW) and your AIA membership (18 LU/12 HSW) before the end of the calendar year. Click here and login to review your CES transcript and see where you currently stand. 
I know many of you are very busy in your offices (which is GREAT!), but I hope you'll consider taking one or two days for personal and professional enrichment with your fellow architects. Cincinnati is a lively and vibrant city that will provide a perfect backdrop for our focus on how architects can lead the way in Building Wellness.  
We're hard at work making sure this will be a first-rate experience for all of you, so check it out at www.aiaky.org/OVR2019 and I will see you in Cincy!

Kelly E. Ives, AIA, LEED AP 
Executive Director

AIA Kentucky Allied Benefactors


AIA Kentucky Allied Sponsors


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