AIA Kentucky
February 6, 2015

Great News!  AIA National TV Spots To Air Starting This Weekend!  
A 30-second "Look Up" ad spot excerpted from the longer video will be carried on CBS's Face the Nation, the CBS News Sunday Morning program, and NBC's Meet the Press on Feb. 9, Feb. 15 and Feb. 22.

Beginning Monday, February 9 and continuing through April 20, the ad will be broadcast on the cable news networks CNN, CNBC, and Fox News.

Starting February 8, the spot will also run during PGA Golf on CBS, followed by the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am on February 15, airtimes 5-6:30 p.m. EST.

The American Institute of Architects is asking people to Look Up and view the world through the eyes of an architect. Post YOUR photos on Twitter of #architecture using #ilookup and be featured on 
In This Issue
2015 AIA KY Officers
Charles C. Cash, AIA
Jeffrey C. Stivers, AIA
Randall C. Vaughn, AIA
John C. Robertson, AIA
Joseph T. Schwab, AIA
Past President

AIA Benefit of the Month: Employee Health Insurance at Competitive Rates!
AIA Kentucky's Association Health Plan, offered via the Kentucky Construction Industry Trust, provides AIA firms very competitive health care plan options. Before you renew your current program, we hope you'll take the time to compare what's available through AIA Kentucky's program. Contact our plan's sales agent Jim Dingus at BBT Insurance Services, 859.224.8899.

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Oct. 11-13, 2015
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Quick Links
2015 Legislative Session Underway Again; Breakfast with Legislators March 4

The 2015 Regular Session of the Kentucky General Assembly reconvened this week and will adjourn March 24.  Among the legislation AIA Kentucky is following closely is a Public Private Partnerships (P3) bill similar to the one passed last year but vetoed by the Governor.  AIA Kentucky is suggesting amendments to the bill (not yet introduced).  


AIA Kentucky is supporting the following legislation:

  • HB 100 - allows local governments to establish energy project assessment district (EPAD) programs in order to advance the efficient use of energy and water resources
  • HB 118 - alters the application and approval process for the historic preservation income tax credit for qualified rehabilitation expenses, to make the credit fully refundable, and to remove the cap on annual credit amount
Watch for weekly email reports from AIA Kentucky lobbyist Greg Brotzge on Mondays throughout the session, as well as action alerts when developments in Frankfort need your attention.

AIA KY Legislative Breakfast - Wed. March 4
Join us for AIA Kentucky's annual Breakfast with Legislators in the Capitol Annex cafeteria from 8 to 10 a.m., followed by appointments in legislative office for those who desire to stay a bit longer.  Meet your legislator and discuss pending bills!  Register today.
Sustainable Schools Workshop March 10-11 

AIA Kentucky is once again joining forces with the KY Department of Energy Development and Independence and the KY NEED program to present the annual High Performance Sustainable Schools Workshop. This year's 2-day event will be held March 10-11 in Versailles and will include workshop sessions as well as on-site learning at two schools. The program has been submitted for AIA/CE approval for 6.5 LU HSW the first day and 5 LU HSW on the second day.  View program details and register here. 

Call for Candidates: AIA Regional Associate Director  
The AIA Ohio Valley Regional Council is seeking AIA Associate Members interested in the position of Regional Associate Director (RAD). Any component from the AIA Ohio Valley Region may nominate a candidate. Individual declarations of candidacy may be made as well. The individual elected will begin a two-year term on Jan. 1, 2016, and serve through Dec. 31, 2017. Nominations and declarations of candidacy should be made by sending a letter of intent from the candidate, supporting letters (not more than three) and a bio/list of qualifications to Kate Brunswick at the AIA Ohio Valley Region, by February 27, 2015. Nominations or declarations will be forwarded to AIA Ohio Valley Region Council for an election scheduled for April 24, 2015.  


UK Historic Preservation Symposium Mar. 6

The University of Kentucky Historic Preservation Graduate Organization (HPGO) will hold its eighth annual Preservation Symposium on Friday, March 6, at the Black Box Theater in the Downtown Arts Center, 141 E. Main St, Lexington.  The doors will open at 9:00 am. More info.  


Member News

Kudos and congratulations to April Pottorff, FAIA of CGL RicciGreene in Lexington, who will be elevated to the AIA College of Fellows during ceremonies at the AIA National Convention in Atlanta in May. She is the first woman from Kentucky to join the College of Fellows. April was recognized in Fellowship Category Two: "To advance the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice" specifically in regard to her contributions to justice facility design.   


Congratulations to De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, whose Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitor Center in Lawrenceburg has received a 2015 AIA Institute Honor Award for Architecture, one of only 11 projects from around the world recognized in the Architecture category. The award will be presented at the AIA National Convention in May.


Luckett & Farley Architects, Engineers and Interior Designers and Godsey Associates Architects have announced they have formed a permanent strategic alliance. Godsey Associates has relocated its operations to Luckett & Farley's Third Street office, and Luckett & Farley has brought some of Godsey Associates' employees directly onto its staff, including Rick Godsey, Associate AIA.


Welcome New Members: (since January 1, 2015) 

  • Bertram C. Alexander, AIA, First World Architects Studio, Covington
  • Abbie A. Grove, Assoc. AIA, Skinner Design Associates, Henderson (transfer from IN)
  • Kelli Hawkins, Assoc. AIA, CGL RicciGreene, Lexington
  • Scott A. Hines, AIA, TEG Architects, Jeffersonville (transfer from NY)
  • Mark D. Renz, AIA, Renz Architecture PLLC, Prospect (transfer from TX)


 Send your news for inclusion in the next e-newsletter!

Calendar of Events
AIA Kentucky and the local AIA chapters are now utilizing a shared online design calendar called Design Ffunnel, which is also available for use by other design organizations in Kentucky. 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:

The AIA CSI Trade Fair, sponsored by AIA Central Kentucky and Louisville CSI, will be held Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at the Louisville International Convention Center.  Learn more.

View the latest edition of the AIA Central KY Chapter E-News
with information about the following programs and events:
  • February Program: Specifying: Tricks of the Trade
  • Design Build Bourbon Blast 2015
  • AIA/CSI Trade Fair: Attendee Registration is Now Open!
  • Ignite Louisville Applications Available
  • Gauging Interest for Creating ARE Study Groups
  • Upcoming Events

NOTE:  AIA/CKC has a NEW mailing address:

PO Box 701092

Louisville, KY 40270-1092


View the latest edition of the AIA East Kentucky E-News with information about the following:
  • Get Involved
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Good News
  • Upcoming Events
Feb. 19 - Thursday CE Program: "Advancing the Design of the Rain Screen Wall" presented by Seward Sales/Knight Wall Systems. Noon to 1 p.m. at Commerce Lexington, 330 E. Main St., Lexington.  1 AIA LU HSW.  Info/Register here.

Feb. 20 - Project Tour: UK Commonwealth Stadium, 3 to 4:30 p.m.  Info/Register here.

Mar. 10 - KET Telefund: 5 to 11 p.m.  Volunteers need to man the phones as AIA EKC supports the KET Telefund! Info/Register here.


For information on AIA/EKC events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow us on Facebook.  

Mar. 20-21 - Northern Kentucky Restoration Weekend, Covington. The program will include a Chapter 34 code seminar presented by Wayne Meyer, AIA. The other pending courses are:  

  • Controlling and Accommodating Change in Your Community Through Section 106
  • Brownfields Basics
  • Historic Building Assessments

View More details.


AIA National News
Participate in the 2015 AIA Compensation Survey
Need up-to-date salary information? Participate in the 2015 AIA Compensation Survey! It has been almost two years since the AIA published the 2013 AIA Compensation Survey Report - an industry standard, and the most comprehensive national survey on architect compensation. The new 2015 survey will provide compensation data for 40 positions at architecture firms, all nine regions of the country, plus many states and metro areas. To thank you for your participation, you will receive a complimentary PDF copy of the complete survey report when it is released. If you received an invitation to participate, we ask that you respond as your reply is vital for the success of this study. If you are a firm leader who has not received an invitation and would like to participate, please send an email to Jennifer Riskus.

Want to Serve on a NAAB Accreditation Team? 
Each year, AIA is invited to nominate practitioners from diverse education, practice, and geographic backgrounds to serve as AIA representatives on the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Visiting Teams Roster. Interested members are encouraged to submit a complete nomination packet. 
  • Deadline: February 25, 2015, 11:59 PM PST
  • Details

AIA Knowledge Communities - Your Resource! 

AIA Knowledge Communities are a great way to give your geographically remote members access to their peers and AIA learning opportunities. Keep your members informed of all of these events going on in the Knowledge Communities.

A full list of KC events is always available at


AIA Convention 2015 - Registration Is Open!

Registration is now open for AIA Convention 2015, one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S.  This year's schedule is incredible: President Bill Clinton's day one keynote address. 300+ career-changing workshops, seminars, tours, and events led by visionaries, grassroots champions, change agents, and rising stars. A dynamic expo floor turned into a temporary built environment with hundreds of exhibitors, first looks, and surprises. See what AIA Convention 2015 is all about.  


Volunteer & Earn Free Registration!

Interested AIA members are encouraged to sign up for volunteer opportunities at the AIA Convention 2015 in Atlanta, May 14-16. Members who commit to at least four (4) time slots will receive full complimentary registration to the Convention. Sign up here.  
Competitions, Grants, Etc.
ASLA Awards 2015 Call for Entries
Professional Awards Deadline: March 27, 2014
Student Awards Deadline: May 22, 2014
The American Society of Landscape Architects is excited to announce the 2015 Call for Entries is officially open for the professional and student awards, the premier awards program for the profession. Award recipients will receive featured coverage in the October issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine and in many other design and construction industry and general-interest media.
All entries must be submitted online.

AIA National Photography Competition
Deadline: April 1, 2015
AIA St. Louis announces the opening of the 2015 AIA National Photography Competition, with deadline of April 1, 2015.
The rules/regulations and entry form for this juried competition can be found hereThe winning images will be exhibited at the AIA National convention in Atlanta in May 2015.


See more competition opportunities here, including:

  • SESAH Best of the South Awards - due July 1
  • Frank Lloyd Wright Conservancy Conference - presentation proposals due March 1 


The Last Word
This week AIA Kentucky hit a membership high of 595 Architect, Associate and Emeritus members!  One of our goals for 2015 is to exceed - and maintain - the 600 member mark. Here's how you can help:
  • Renew your membership (if you haven't already done so).  Renew online or contact Janet Pike if you need another copy of your renewal invoice.
  • Are there architects or architectural graduates in your office who are not yet AIA members?  Will your firm support their engagement in your professional organization?
  • Some firms do not have any architects participating in the AIA, yet they benefit from our work in the areas of government advocacy, public outreach, continuing education and more.  Will you invite them to support their profession and join AIA?

New and reinstating members can join online or click here to download membership applications.


Thank you for helping keep AIA Kentucky a strong, growing and effective organization.

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President