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2012 AIA AR State Convention
Repositioning the AIA
Congratulations Newly Licensed Architects
Firm News
Call for Nominations
Destination Downtown Conference
AIA Gulf States Workshop Invitation
Legal Workshop on Floodplain Issues
Calendar of Events
Gold Ribbon Sponsors
Silver Ribbon Co-Sponsors
Blue Ribbon Partners

Gold Ribbon Sponsors

Acme Brick Company


BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc.


DES, Inc.


Innerplan Office Interiors


Jay S. Stanley & Associates


Nabholz Construction Corporation


Sourthern Reprographics, Inc.


Today's Office Inc.

Silver Ribbon



ABC Block Brick & Equipment


Curtis H. Stout, Inc.


Dupont TyvekŪ


Glen Jones & Associates


Kinco Constructors, LLC


Long Sales Agency


Workplace Resource

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Knock knock. Who's there? The 2012 AIA Arkansas State Convention!   


Welcome to a special convention edition of "Columns," which includes a few sneak peeks inside this year's convention. We've been busy planning and we sure hope to see YOU in Hot Springs! 


As always, use the links on the left or simply scroll down the page to see what has been and what will be going on with AIA Arkansas. If you have news you would like to share that meets the submission guidelines, please submit it to Joie Ketcham.  The next deadline is October 15th. ENJOY!


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2012 AIA Arkansas State Convention


The convention festivities begin today at the Hot Springs Country Club with the Golf Tournament and Bikitecture Tour.  We will begin by having lunch together with cyclists, golfers and sponsors. After lunch, the cyclists will 

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begin their tour of Hot Springs while the golfers and tournament sponsors enjoy a round of golf.  


Continuing education will kick off Thursday morning at 9:00am. We have another great lineup of breakout sessions and featured speakers and look forward to having you as our guest in Hot Springs!


Food and drinks will be provided during breaks. All breaks, as well as Friday's lunch, will be held in the Expo Hall.  


NOTE: Please remember to wear your name badge at all times during the convention.  This will allow you to attend any of the continuing education sessions or convention social events. 


This convention would not be possible without the financial support of our ALLIED MEMBERS.  You will notice in your program, as well as on signs as you enter the event, that most of the events have Gold Sponsors or Silver Co-Sponsors.  We would like to say a very special "thank you" to them and all of our Allied Members for their continued support. 


Recording Attendance:

We are pleased to announce that you will now have the capability of scanning into each session that you attend.  You will still have a continuing education tracking sheet in your packet.  Each class that you scan into should be recorded on this paper and turned in prior to leaving the convention.  Your member number will be on your badge for convenience in filling out this form.


Walking Tour (Garvan Woodland Gardens):

The walking tour is open to all convention registrants.  You will need to be sure to sign in at the admissions desk to receive credit for the tour. Bring your convention badge and receive half off admission.  Be sure to sign in by Saturday at noon to receive credit.


After Party Friday Night:

We will have Best Little Rock DJ back with us this year so bring your dancing shoes.  The bar will be sponsored in part by Kinco Constructors.  After their sponsored dollar amount is reached the bar will become a cash bar, so be sure to bring some cash with you to the banquet.


Win A Ben!

Last year we implemented the "Win a Ben" ($100) drawing.  It's simple; all you have to do is vote for your choice on the Members' Choice Design Award.  When you turn in your vote, you will receive a door prize ticket.  If your ticket is drawn, you win $100.  It's just that easy, so don't forget to vote!


Silent Auction: 

We will continue with the popular Silent Auction again this year.  Remember to visit each Allied Member about their products and collect your Barksdale Bucks.  You may begin collecting money at the Welcome Reception Thursday evening, continuing through Friday at 2:00pm (the actual bidding occurs between 1:00pm and 2:00pm). 

  • An envelope has been placed in your registration packet to house the money that you collect.  The maximum amount of money you can collect is $83.  Please turn in all that you have collected at the close of lunch on Friday.  The money will be counted for accuracy (no duplicates) and winners will be announced at the 3:00pm break on Friday in the Expo Hall.  You must be present to win.

Please have fun with the silent auction program, it is intended to get you to interact and have fun with our Allied Members whose support is vital to the health of our organization.


Door Prizes:

AIA Arkansas will continue with the bingo card for a chance to win the AIA Arkansas door prize.  Those participants who collect the initials of every Allied Member on their card will be eligible to enter the drawing.


Art Contest:

We're excited to continue the Architect as Artist competition this year.  Judging will take place Friday afternoon and your work MUST be picked up by 6:00pm Friday evening.  Awards will be presented at the Design Awards Banquet Friday night.  




In addition to our usual convention offerings, we wanted to let you know that AIA national is sending Jane Kolleeny, AIA's repositioning consultant to our annual convention to interview you on behalf of the repositioning project (  Among the most important initiatives AIA has undertaken in its history, this year-long process will explore the perceptions, beliefs, attitudes, needs, and value of architects to facilitate a comprehensive plan geared towards advancing the position of architects and bolstering the national dialogue about their role in society.


Begun in March 2012, the design and marketing firm Pentagram and the cultural institution and association consultant LaPlaca Cohen have been hired to help with the effort. Their findings will offer a new way to communicate about architecture and the AIA's role within the profession. Once this message is synthesized, the two firms will investigate what communications channels would best serve to disseminate these messages to target audiences. Their findings will be announced at the 2013 AIA Grassroots conference.


Stay alert to announcements about connecting with Jane, who is eager to speak to you and get your thoughts on how AIA can move successfully into the future. Check out the landing page on the repositioning at                  



Newly Licensed Architects 

  • 8/26/12 - Jason Adams, AIA, SGA Design Group

Scott&Goble Architects is now SGA Design Group

SGA Design Group remains a privately owned architecture and conceptual design firm operating nationally with offices in Bentonville, AR; Berkeley, CA; Los Angeles, CA; and headquarters in Tulsa, OK. We have built our strong reputation on our ability to understand and bring to life our clients' unique brand attributes and character through physical environments.


We have nurtured long-lasting relationships with clients such as Walmart, Kohl's, Lowe's, Sports Authority and Hobby Lobby by delivering on the promise of a job done right. Our new name is intended to carry our legacy of technical expertise, integrity and problem-solving skills into the future, while calling attention to our passion for designing architectural solutions that "wow" our clients' customers and inspire brand loyalty. We are proud of the value we have provided to our clients through listening, proactively anticipating needs and bringing their brand vision into being.


At SGA Design Group we leverage our comprehensive expertise and ability to approach brand building from initial design and ideation through to construction and on-time delivery, always exceeding expectations. We are passionate about making a positive difference.


Our Corporate Ownership and Structure remains the same. Same values; same ownership; new name.



2013 AIA Collaborative and Professional Achievement Awards 2013 Honorary Membership

The American Institute of Architects is currently accepting nominations for the 2013 Institute Honors for Collaborative and Professional Achievement, as well as for Honorary AIA Membership. We truly value your input and encourage your participation. It is through the recognition of excellence and distinguished service that we promote the value of the profession as a whole. Please review the list of honors and consider nominating those peers and colleagues you feel worthy of recognition.

Nominations are due by October 5th. Click here for additional information.


2012 Arkansas Preservation Awards

Each year the Historic Preservation Alliance of Arkansas recognizes and honors individuals and organizations for outstanding achievement in historic preservation in Arkansas with the Arkansas Preservation Awards.

The Alliance invites you to participate by nominating an individual, organization or project. Submit your nomination online at or download a printable Nomination Form here.


For more information or to request a nomination form, call (501)372-4757 or email

Nominations must be received by Friday, September 21, 2012.

To honor award recipients, there will be a dinner and program in January 2013.

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Main Street Arkansas has been approved for AIA credits for their upcoming Destination Downtown conference September 17-19 in Rogers.  Schedule & registration information can be found at

To view
the list of credits offered, click here.


The AIA Gulf States Region has extended an invitation to their "Road to Fellowship" Workshop that will take place on Monday, November 12th at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson, MS. The workshop is FREE.

"Perhaps you're ready to go for Fellowship in the American Institute of Architects; Or perhaps you're not ready now, but want the tools to understand what the Fellows Jury requires; Or perhaps you just want to understand the process and the tools that convey your message."

AIA Gulf States is fortunate to have LEE ASKEW, FAIA (Memphis) and
ALLEN ESKEW, FAIA (New Orleans) as presenters/mentors.  Mr. Askew
has recently been a member of the Fellows Jury, and Mr. Eskew
was instrumental in developing the Fellows Workshops.
The Askew/Eskew team stands ready to answer your questions
and help guide you.

Registration forms will be sent upon request by emailing  Call Sheila Leggett at 615-254-1233 for more information. 


The Arkansas Floodplain Management Association (AFMA) is conducting its Annual Fall Conference in Hot Springs on September 23-26, 2012.   


There will be a workshop by nationally respected attorney Ed Thomas, who specializes in legal aspects of floodplain and natural hazards issues.  Click here for a copy of the conference agenda.  For conference registration, go to:






12 - Bikitecture Tour, Hot Springs
12 - AIA State Convention Golf Tournament, Hot Springs Country Club
13 - AIA Arkansas Board Meeting

13-15 - 2012 AIA Arkansas State Convention, Hot Springs Convention Center   


11 - Northwest Section Lunch Program presented by Acme Brick Company
16 - Fort Smith Section Meeting & Program presented by  Sherwin Williams


National Conference Oct 4-5, 2012: 

"The Restoration of our Rivers"

Held at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas

There will be a National Conference on the "Restoration of Our Rivers" on October 4 and 5, 2012, at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. On behalf of our national and statewide sponsors for this important conference, I am especially pleased to encourage the members of the Arkansas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects to attend this timely and relevant conference on urban stormwater and the restoration of our rivers. As you know, Moshe Safdie collaborated with Alice Walton on the Crystal Bridges Museum; a magical and innovative wonder of architecture that I am certain many of your AIA members would enjoy visiting in addition to attending the technical program.


Attached is a brochure that fully describes the details of the conference. At your earliest convenience, please notify the members of the Arkansas Chapter of AIA regarding the registration and conference program.






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



2349 W. Hudson Rd, Rogers. AR 72756

(479) 621-8889

Shaun Carver, Josh Rothman, Courtney Knieff


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





ABC Block Brick & Equipment

9712 Mann Rd., Mabelvale, AR 72103

(501) 804-2957

John Cook


CR Crawford Construction

5274 N Crossover Rd.

(479) 251-1161

Richard Johnson, Scott Stokenburry


Glen Jones & Associates

107 Cherrybark Lane, Vicksburg, MS 39180

(601) 634-0877

Glen Jones, Lou Skeen 


Kinco Constructors

12600 Lawson Road, Little Rock, AR 72210

(501) 225-7606

William Fletcher, Andrew Mincks


Curtis H. Stout, Inc.

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

(501) 374-6694

Andy McMahan, Melissa Stickford


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




Alessi-Keyes 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 Concepts

6009 Dalton Farmer Drive

Jonesboro, AR 72404

(870) 972-8668

    RJ Kibler

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

Arkansas Business

Publishing Group

122 East Second

Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 372-1443

Rachel Bradberry

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

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

John Johnson

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

(847) 816-1060

Yossi Vinograd


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

Duro-Last Roofing, Inc

2800 Willow Springs Road

Little Rock, AR 72206

(618) 407-7330

    Darrin Boatman

Enloe Enterprise LLC

4928 Holly Street

Kansas City, MO 64112

(816) 561-9229

Vickie Enloe

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

Ron Blanchard

H.E. Williams, Inc.

831 West Fairview Avenue

Carthage, MO 64836

(417) 358-4065

Kelly Hartly

Harrison Energy Partners

1501 Westpark Drive, Ste 9

Little Rock, AR 72204

(501) 661-0621

Cortney Herbst


Architectural Products

3411 Summer Ave

Memphis, TN 38122

(901) 452-8462

Bruce Hillyer

HP Engineering

1800 South 52nd Street, Suite 400

Rogers, AR 72758

(479) 899-6370

Bill Hodge


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

J+J / Invision

2924 West Ika Lane

Fayetteville, AR 72704

(479) 305-4004

Brad Bunch

Johnson Equipment

4674 Olin Road

Dallas, TX 75244

(972) 661-9822

Mike Guernica

Kalwall - Glass Erectors

PO Box 30005

Little Rock, AR 72260

(501) 455-1324

Gary Smith

Lighting & Power

Solutions, Inc.

217 N. Chester

Little Rock, AR 72201

(501) 374-2155

Brian Self

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


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 Stelloh

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

PO Box 321400

Florwood, MS 39232

(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

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

Porter Lighting & Controls

6001 Murray Street

Little Rock, AR 72209

(501) 570-8170

Megan Gardisser

Resource Interiors

31 Kingspark Road

Little Rock, AR 72227

(501) 960-7994

Tom Johnston

Reynolds Construction

Company, Inc.

104 Timber Lane

Pine Bluff, AR 71602

(870) 247-5753

Rick Cooper

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 72221-6015

(501) 521-4424

Terry Greene

Sherwin-Williams Company

15484 College Blvd.

Lenexa, KS 66219

(913) 381-8633

Brook Nienstedt


1000 E. Rochelle Blvd

Irving, TX 75062

(469) 995-2200

David Bell

Southwest Solutions Group

17200 Chenal Parkway, # 300

Little Rock, AR 72223

(501) 859-0675

    Justin Story

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

Tandus Flooring

5906 Wall Street

Benton, AR 72019

(501) 607-2044

Christie Hood

Terracon Consultants

25809 I-30

Bryant, AR 72022

(501) 847-9292

Shaun Baker

U.S. Stone Industries

3515 West 75th Street

Prairie Village, KS 66208

(913) 529-4154

Bob Rauscher


P.O. Box 555

Little Rock, AR 72203

(501) 376-0017

Essa Alley

Wausau Windows & Wall Systems/Tubelite

19926 West 99th Street

Lenexa, KS 66220

(715) 846-3266

Steve Seeling

Wilsonart International

8120 Scott Hamilton, Ste. A

Little Rock, AR 72209

(501) 256-9022

Amber Burley








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