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AIA Arkansas Newsletter                     TOPNovember 2011
In This Issue
Membership Renewal
Allied Membership Renewals
Contract Documents
NWA 40 under 40
Employement Opportunities
Section Events
AIA National News
Opportunity Knocks
Gold Ribbon Sponsors
Silver Ribbon Co-Sponsors
Blue Ribbon Partners

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Gold Ribbon Sponsors

Acme Brick Company


BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc.


Digital Entertainment Systems


Innerplan Office Interiors


Jay S. Stanley & Associates


Nabholz Construction Corporation


Sourthern Reprographics, Inc.


Today's Office Inc.

Silver Ribbon



Arkansas Granite & More


Block USA


Curtis H. Stout, Inc.


Dupont Tyvek®


Glen Jones & Associates


Kinco Constructors, LLC


Long Sales Agency


Workplace Resource

of Little Rock

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IN REVIEWFrank Barksdale

A message form the president


Just yesterday, so it seems, we came up with this crazy fun idea to give out fake money, have an auction for prizes and replace the much hated "dot" system at our state convention. That "yesterday" was four years ago! I cannot explain the phenomenon of how time seemingly accelerates at the square of the speed of gravity once you pass some point in your life around the late 20's early 30's. As I write this Christmas is just a few days away again. It has truly been a pleasure to serve such a great organization as AIA Arkansas. Thank you for allowing me that privilege.


It was an exciting year for AIA Arkansas. We began with a great Board retreat at Big Cedar where preparations were made for the entire year. Grassroots in Washington DC once again provided our Board members and leaders valuable training and also the opportunity to express our concerns about the economy to our Representatives and Senators. The AIA National Convention in New Orleans was very informative and many of you attended. This was our first year to have two major conferences as we added the REALgreen sustainable conference in May. Partnering with USGBC; and the Bentonville Bella Vista Chamber of Commerce added a much welcomed diversity to that program. Once again a huge thank you to those who helped make it a success, Chris East, David Perry, Wallie Sprick, Dan Fowler chaired our major committees and many others put in a lot of time and effort as well. As we await the first publication of the International Green Building Code our profession seems to be on the threshold of another major shift. I believe that conferences like REALgreen will help our profession be ready for that future and I hope that you will plan to attend the next REALgreen conference.


The summer brought many golf tournaments raising money for good causes. Our section chairs did a great job this year of offering a variety of programs for members around the state and some of you even tailgated at the Razorback games. Arkansas also has the privilege of sending one of our members to be the upcoming Gulf States Director, and as you know you have elected Thad Kelly to enthusiastically fulfill that role. Finally the convention committee led by Wesley Walls brought us another great convention and wonderful lineup of speakers and a fully sold out exhibit hall. As next year approaches the organization is financially sound and in great hands as Michael LeJong takes the gavel! Michael will have many great ideas and I know you will support him and I thank all of you for your support this past year.



Frank Barksdale, AIA

2011 President

AIA Arkansas





If you have already remitted your payment, we thank you for renewing your membership.  Please allow two to three business days for payment to post to your account.  Please use one of the following options to renew your AIA membership by January 15, 2012.



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Renew your AIA membership by December 31, and you will receive one free continuing education course from AIA Virtual Convention, which offers online education anytime, anywhere. Take a course before January 31, 2012, and you will be entered in a drawing to win one of five free iPad2s. More


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Dues Installment Program
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It's that time of year again. Time to renew your 2012 membership in the AIA Arkansas Allied Program and get ready for the AIA Annual Convention, which will be held, at the Hot Springs Convention Center in Hot Springs, AR, September 13-15, 2012.  Renewal letters, forms and invoices are have been mailed to you this week.


We would like to thanks each of you for your continued support of AIA Arkansas through Allied Program. Your commitment and personal involvement in the association has contributed to our success. We are looking forward to working with you again in the coming year.


We have worked very hard to give you the greatest value for your dollar. We will continue that effort. We certainly hope to see you maintain your membership. Dues should be received by the AIA Arkansas office by February 28, 2012 in order for you to be listed in the membership directory.


Upon renewal, the Blue, Silver and Gold members should prepare an ad in the membership directory, due by Feb. 28, 2012. The convention program ad will be due by the end of July.


If you have any questions, please feel free to call our office and speak to Joie Ketcham, Member Services Director.  You can reach AIA Arkansas at (501) 661-1111.


We look forward to having you again as an Allied member. 





Looking for paper documents to purchase locally? 

Well look no futher.  Earlier this year, the AIA Arkansas office became a full service provider of contract documents.   


We have recently restocked the most commonly purchased documents.  If we don't have what you need in stock, we can point you in the right direction and order them for the next time you need them.


Give us a call for your next order.  501-661-1111.


ABC Member Discounts 

AIA recently announced a partnership with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) to offer a 10% discount to ABC members on AIA Contract Documents software licenses. Encourage your contractor friends to use AIA Contract Documents - revenue supports your state and local chapters!

7 New Documents

On November 15th, seven new documents were added on AIA Documents-on-Demand totaling 79 documents on this very popular service. Learn more.




NWA 40 Under 40

Two of AIA Arkansas members are named in the NWA 40 Under 40.


Each year, Northwest Arkansas Business Journal presents its 40 Under 40 list to recognize intriguing business and political leaders under 40 years old who bear watching.


Tim Maddox, AIA

Mark Cloud


For the full article and a list of all that were chosen clich here




Autodesk AEC Applications Engineer

ATG USA (Applied Technology Group), an Autodesk Gold Partner and Platinum Club award winner in 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008, has an opening in Little Rock, AR, for an Autodesk Application Engineer.

As an Application Engineer to the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industries, you'll understand and demonstrate our business philosophy: deliver the best products and professional services available while always maintaining excellence in customer service. 

Our Application Engineers understand the needs of our customers who specialize in the AEC industry. ATG provides Autodesk solutions that significantly increase productivity and profitability giving our customers a competitive edge over the competition.

If you enjoy:
* Solving problems and providing technical support.
* Talking with customers and making software recommendations.
* Providing product demonstrations.
* Presenting at professional organizations and networking with industry experts.
* Providing product training at customer sites.
And if you have:
* B.S. degree in related field or three or more years experience in the
AEC industry using Autodesk products.
* Proficient use of Autodesk Revit Products.
* The ability to effectively communicate proposed solutions to clients.
* Experience designing and implementing new software solutions.
* The ability to speak in front of groups.
* The ability to effectively demonstrate Autodesk solutions to customers.

... then ATG would like to talk to you!

We offer a competitive base salary plus commission, a comprehensive benefits package, including health/dental/vision, short and long term disability options, and a 401K plan.






Art of Architecture Lecture Series
January 17th at the Arkansas Art Center

5:30pm Reception with a 6:00pm Lecture

Santiago R. Pérez


Design + Craft can be seen as two intertwined aspects of creative activity, underlying much of today's architectural production. While the traditional view of the craftsman or Maker is usually associated with hand-made objects and materials, or the assembly line repetition of commercial production, a new hybrid form of Craft is emerging, aided by a confluence of Digital Software and Robotic Machining or "Rapid-Prototyping." This new way of making is generally described as "Digital Fabrication."


This lecture will introduce recent work emerging from the new Advanced Fabrication or FABLAB facility at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture. The FABLAB, directed by professor Pérez is currently under development in conjunction with the acquisition of new computer-controlled equipment, including a 5-Axis CNC Mill and Steel Plasma Cutter, and the anticipated arrival of a fully articulated Robot for teaching and research. These new initiatives are part of the ongoing research and teaching focus of professor Santiago R. Perez, who joined the faculty as the 21st Century Chair in Integrated Practice in the fall of 2010. The lecture will introduce the public to emerging digital fabrication projects, methods and tools, highlighting both current projects and recently exhibited or published work. The presentation will focus on innovation utilizing Digital Fabrication, CNC Tools and Rapid Prototyping.  In particular, Pérez will discuss the relation between Traditional Craft Culture and Making, and Advanced, Computationally Assisted fabrication, towards a new confluence that he has termed FABCRAFT.


The term "FABCRAFT" can be understood as a new merger of CRAFT + FAB that combines the best of both worlds- the insights gained from knowledge of traditional craft processes, with computational design and digital fabrication. The emergence of these new robotic and computationally assisted tools in architecture is revolutionizing both the teaching and practice of architecture, and the increasing academic focus on Making as an integral part of the Design Process.



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3% Withholding Tax Mandate Repealed!

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the final version of H.R. 674, to repeal the three percent withholding tax mandate, by a vote of 422 to 0. The AIA applauds the leadership of Congressmen Wally Herger (R-CA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) who tirelessly championed the legislation in the House. This means Congress has approved a measure to repeal the three percent withholding tax mandate with an offset that enjoys bipartisan support and the Administration's support, as well. The bill repealing the three percent withholding provision now goes to the White House for the President's signature! 
Since 2007, close to 6,000 AIA members have sent nearly 20,000 messages to Capitol Hill in support of repealing the three percent withholding law. The repeal is a testament to the power of our collective voice. Thanks to all architect who have been part of this success!
Stalled Project Database
The AIA is compiling a list of stalled projects nationwide that "make sense" to move forward but lack financing and a list of the types of projects that financial entities specialize in. The website will allow investors to search for these projects in a format. AIA President Clark Manus, FAIA believes the initiative will help shed light on the credit-worthiness of restarting some of the projects that investors have overlooked.  He stated, "There are pockets of [investors] out there that are specifically looking for projects," and the database will make it easier for them to find what they are looking for. Any industry professional is welcome to add a project to the list. If you have a project to submit, send an email to





A production company is working on the pilot episode of the Weather Channel docu-series "Built to Last."  Each program will showcase several residential homes that are built to withstand the forces of nature, whether it's a tornado proof home in the plains of Kansas or a fireproof home in the hills of Santa Barbara. 
The shoots themselves would last about a day, or a day and a half during which a small film crew would film all aspects of the home, as well as speaking with the homeowners and/or architects, contractors, engineers and anyone else involved in the project.  This series will showcase the ingenuity and importance of protecting one's home from natural disasters, and the crucial role of the architect in that pursuit.
If you have completed examples, please send a brief description to Scott Frank in AIA Media Relations.







Arkansas Chapter, Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. invites you to particpate in the Arkansas Construction Hall of Fame; established
to honor and recognize outstanding individuals in the construction industry. Theses individuals are held in esteem by their peers and have demonstrated their professionalism through active support of the industry and through their civic and community involvement.





Acme Brick Companyacme

10921 Maumelle Blvd., North Little Rock. AR 72113

(501) 812-5574

Mike Anderson, Bryce Switzer, Paul Fleming


BancorpSouth Insurance ServicesBancorpSouth

P.O. Box 251510, Little Rock. AR 72225

(501) 664-7705

Ken Estes, Alfred Williams, Trey Scallion


Digital Entertainment SystemsDES

2349 W. Hudson Rd, Rogers. AR 72756

(479) 621-8889

Shaun Carver, Suzette Davis, Josh Rothman


Innerplan Office InteriorsInnerplan

7001 Innerplan Drive, North Little Rock, AR 72113

(501) 371-0300

Chris Cerrato, Roger McMennamy


Jay S Stanley & AssociatesJayStanley

5313 McClanahan Dr., Ste G5, North Little Rock, AR 72116

(501) 758-8029

Jay Stanley, Scott Stanley, Logan Campbell


Nabholz Construction CorporationNabholz

612 Garland St., Conway, AR 72032

(501) 505-5800

Jake Nabholz, Clay Gordon, Brad Hegeman


Southern Reprographics Inc.SRi

P.O. Box 1878, Little Rock, AR 72203

(501) 372-4011

Phillip McColey, Pam Brawley, Farris Lance


Today's Office Inc.TodaysOffice

717 West 7th Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 375-5050

Rhonda Bradley, Keeley Claude, Missy Holley





Arkansas Granite & More

18525 Interstate 30, Benton, AR 72015

(501) 315-4500

Scott McElroy, Glen McElroy


Block USA

9712 Mann Rd., Mabelvale, AR 72103

(501) 804-2957

John Cook


 Glen Jones & Associates

107 Cherrybark Lane, Vicksburg, MS 39180

(601) 634-0877

Glen Jones, Alex Prince


 Kinco Constructors

12600 Lawson Road, Little Rock, AR 72210

(501) 225-7606

Art Kinnaman, Andrew Mincks


Curtis H. Stout, Inc.

2400 N. Cantrell Road #100, Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 374-6694

Megan Gardisser, Becky Major


DuPont Tyvek

171 Mountain Valley Dr., Maumelle, AR 72113

(501) 804-7889

Mark Edds


Long Sales Agency

914 Barber, Little Rock, AR 72202

(501) 374-3088

Randall Long, James Long


Workplace Resource of Little Rock

409 East 3rd Street, Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 244-9696

Randy King, Jenny Harper



Construction Co.

P.O. Box 25414

Little Rock, AR   72221

(501) 225-6699

Bob Butler





PO Box 22266

Little Rock, AR   72221

(501) 666-8600

Tom Garner


Antique Brick & Block

1609 E. 9th Street

Little Rock, AR   72202

(501) 375-0060

Jason Garner



Architectural Solutions

2341 East 8th Street

North Little Rock, AR   72114

(501) 945-5522

Scott Cooper


Archway Graphic Designs

1202 Business Park Dr.

Little Rock, AR   72204

(501) 224-0227

Teresa A. Baker



Ash Grove Packaging

10816 Executive Center Drive

Little Rock, AR   72211

(501) 224-3372

David May



PO Box 16235

Little Rock, AR   72231

(501) 372-2373

Jeff Jenkins



Baldwin & Shell Construction Company

PO Box 1750

Little Rock, AR   72203

(501) 374-8677

Douglas Henson


Beshears Construction

PO Box 6299

Fort Smith, AR   72906

(479) 646-0846

Kelly Same



Caubble Stone & Brick LLC

3215 Shelby Dr.

Jonesboro, AR   72404

(870) 934-0400

Buddy Caubble


CDI Contractors

3000 Cantrell Road

Little Rock, AR   72202

(501) 666-4300

Lacey Hines



CertainTeed Corporation

105 B Dodson Terrace

Hot Springs, AR   71913

(501) 276-3509

Frances Sublette


Coreslab Structures

(ARK) Inc.

1370 Sturgis Road

Conway, AR   72034

(501) 329-3763

Greg Poirier



CPI Daylighting Inc.

28662 North Ballard Drive

Lake Forest, IL   60045

(404) 668-6869

Bobby Addison


CR Crawford Construction

5274 N Crossover Rd.

Springdale, AR   72764

(479) 251-1161

Richard Johnson



Curtis Stout A/V

2400 Cantrell Rd.

Little Rock, AR   72202

(501) 255-1149

David Crook


DFI Architectural Signs Inc.

219 West 7th

North Little Rock, AR   72114

(501) 372-8881

Jane Johnson



Dow Chemical Company

116 Joneal Road

Royal, AR   71968

(501) 760-7805

Steve Libby


Duro-Last Roofing, Inc

2800 Willow Springs Road

Little Rock, AR   72206

(618) 407-7330

Darrin Boatman



Featured Systems

5 Clare Circle

Bella Vista, AR   72714

(479) 855-6422

Ed Chitty



184 East Fantinel Blvd.

Springdale, AR   72762

(479) 750-4565

Brent Farmer



Georgia-Pacific Gypsum

PO Box 105605

Atlanta, GA   30348

(800) 225-6119

Todd Hartman


Gerdau Ameristeel

P.O. Box 9330

North Little Rock, AR   72119

(501) 372-3100

Scott Weidl



HP Engineering

4476 Waterside Ct. Ste 207

Fayetteville, AR   72703

(479) 925-0507

Mark Cloud


HSA Engineering

Consulting Services

5701 Euper Lane, Suite A

Fort Smith, AR   72903

(479) 452-8922

Trey White




Interiors, Inc.

1023 West 3rd Street

Little Rock, AR   72201

(501) 312-2700

Chris Hubble


Inside Effects LLC

PO Box 31179

Little Rock, AR   72260

(501) 954-8866

Deb Sefcik



J.D. Day & Company

6701 W 64th, Suite 221

Overland Park, KS   66202

(913) 722-3213

Jim Day


Kalwall - Glass Erectors

PO Box 30005

Little Rock, AR   72260

(501) 455-1324

Gary Smith



Kwal/Comex Paint

2917 Denise Drive

Benton, AR   72015

(501) 551-2775

Terry Turner


Kyle Recreation

6834 Cantrell Road, Suite 404

Little Rock, AR   72207

(501) 227-6125

Kim Kyle



Lighting & Power

Solutions, Inc.

217 N. Chester

Little Rock, AR   72201

(501) 374-2155

Melissa Stickford


Lunday & Associates

717 E Center Street

Sheridan, AR   72150

(870) 942-1463

Wade Lunday



Marvin Windows

and Doors

P O Box 100

Warroud, MN   56763

(218) 386-1430

J.E. VanNatta


McClelland Consulting Engineers, Inc.

PO Box 34087 / 900 West Markham

Little Rock, AR   72203

(501) 371-0272

Dan Beranek



McGraw-Hill Construction-Dodge Division

5107 Kaplon Road

North Little Rock, AR   72118

(501) 851-1438

Connie Schroepfer


MDC Wallcoverings

1200 Arthur Avenue

Elk Grove Village, IL   60610

(847) 437-4000

Nikki Salamone



Meeks Lumber &

Design Center

PO Box 6160

Springdale, AR   72766

(479) 751-0585

Dana Wikholm


Milestone Construction Company

2002 South 48th Street

Springdale, AR   72762

(479) 751-3560

Kelli Gemmell



Minick Materials

326 N Council

Oklahoma City, OK   73127

(405) 343-7879

Mike Mayzak


Missco Contract Sales

2510 Lakeland Terrace, Ste 100

Jackson, MS   39216

(601) 987-8600

Mack Skeen



Musco Sports Lighting

100 1st Avenue W

Oskaloosa, IA   52577

(641) 673-0411

Jeremy Lemons


Natural Building

Solutions, Inc.

3244 N. College Avenue

Fayetteville, AR   72703

(479) 527-0500

Samuel Muffoletto



Nettleton Concrete, Inc.

PO Box 2157

Jonesboro, AR   72402

(870) 932-4400

Brian Woods


Online Technologies, Inc.

10307 Maumelle Blvd.

North Little Rock, AR   72113

(501) 224-3906

Phil Dively



Otis Elevator Company

1527 Bowman Rd., Ste. A

Little Rock, AR   72211

(501) 312-7600

Richard Carlton


Performance Surfaces

200 Richwoods Drive

Bryant, AR   72022

(501) 681-9438

Bryan Sanders



Pittsburgh Paints

1074 W Markham

Conway, AR   72032

(501) 327-7955

Brent Ernst


Prestressed Casting Co, Inc.

PO Box 3499 GS

Springfield, MO   65808

(417) 869-7350

Buck Van Hooser



Reynolds Construction Company, Inc.

104 Timber Lane

Pine Bluff, AR   71602

(870) 247-5753

Rick Cooper


Royal Overhead Door, Inc.

PO Box 386

Mabelvale, AR   72103

(501) 455-3667

Bob Copeland



SBI Metal Buildings

114 Trooper Drive

Hot Springs, AR   71913

(501) 262-0600

David Bunn


Schindler Elevator Corporation

400 Hardin Drive, Ste 170

Little Rock, AR   72211

(501) 375-0930

Steve Vance



School & Office

Products of Arkansas

P.O. Box 26015

Little Rock, AR   0

(501) 663-5500

Terry Greene


Sherwin-Williams Company

15484 College Blvd.

Lenexa, KS   66219

(913) 381-8633

Brook Nienstedt



Sika Sarnafil

1213 West Loop North, Ste 130

Houston, TX   77055

(713) 812-0102

Mark Stoll



1000 E. Rochelle Blvd

Irving, TX   75062

(469) 995-2200

David Bell



Sport Court

700 Minton Road

Benton, AR   72019

(501) 316-2255

Patti LaFleur


Sports Floors Incorporated

6651 Reese Rd

Memphis, TN   38133

(901) 359-2000

Bruce Gleneck




5906 Wall Street

Benton, AR   72019

(501) 607-2044

Christie Hood


Terracon Consultants

25809 I-30

Bryant, AR   72022

(501) 847-9292

Shaun Baker



The Mohawk Group

14 Crestview Ct.

Maumelle, AR   72113

(501) 517-3230

Andy McMahan


Trane Arkansas

1501 Westpark Drive, Ste 9

Little Rock, AR   72204

(501) 661-0621

Cortney Herbst



U.S. Stone Industries

3515 West 75th Street

Prairie Village, KS   66208

(913) 529-4154

Bob Rauscher


WG Yates & Sons Construction Co.

5050 Popolar Avenue, Suite 634

Memphis, TN   38157

(901) 761-0010

Scott Van Der Jagt



Wilsonart International

8120 Scott Hamilton, Ste. A

Little Rock, AR   72209

(501) 256-9022

Amber Burley


AIAAR Red Grey

1020 W 4th Street, Suite 400

Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 661-1111 Phone

(501) 372-4505 Fax