June 4, 2015

Notice anything different about this e-news?  Take a look at the NEW AIA Kentucky logo above.  AIA has issued updated Brand Guidelines to be adopted by all state and local chapters.  That means an updated logo for all chapters AND a new typeface called Architype that is for AIA use exclusively.  We'll be transitioning our print and electronic graphics to the new format over the next several months.  We hope you'll agree this long-needed update of the "AIA Brand" expresses the essence of a modern, inclusive and streamlined AIA.
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


Views from Atlanta
AIA National Convention
May 2015

Sydney Goetz AIA, Michael Jacobs AIA, David Proffitt AIA and Sam Halley FAIA visit during AIA KY Happy Hour.

Across the table, Joe Jones AIA talks with Craig Chamberlain Assoc. AIA and Jeff Stivers AIA.

AIA Kentucky President Charles Cash AIA congratulates new AIA Fellow April Pottorff FAIA as her husband Greg Luhan AIA looks on.

EVP Janet Pike, Hon. AIA toasts the team from De Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop, shortly after they accepted the AIA National Honor Award for Wild Turkey Bourbon Visitors Center during ceremonies at the convention.

Eric Zabilka AIA and Sydney Goetz AIA catch up at the AIA OVR Reception.

#ilookup at The Hyatt Regency Atlanta lobby (photo by Kelly Ives AIA)

AIA Benefit of the Month
 2030 Design Data Exchange

The AIA has partnered with the U.S. Department of Energy to create the 2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx), an online monitoring, reporting and research tool for architecture firms participating in the AIA 2030 Commitment program.

This online portal can be accessed here and will provide committed firms with access to their own unique database where they can submit yearly project data, compare projects with similar submissions from other committed firms, and track energy performance across their organization with ease.

The DDx comes with numerous functionality enhancements to the previous reporting method, such as continuity in tracking projects across multiple years and improvements in firm portfolio analysis. An improved user interface will make it easier to enter data and navigate through the tool, and previously reported data on projects submitted in 2013 and 2014 will carry over to the new database. The interface now allows firms to anonymously research how their projects are predicted to perform compared to similar projects across the AIA 2030 Portfolio.

The AIA 2030 DDx will eliminate that need for local spreadsheet files by providing a centralized hosted location for data entry and portfolio analysis. The new, online reporting platform is designed to interface with the Department of Energy's Standard Energy Efficiency Data database.

DDx Frequently Asked Questions


AIA Ohio Valley Region
Oct. 11-13, 2015
Columbus, OH
Year of the Advocate

What does it mean to be an advocate? The AIA has declared 2015 to be the Year of the Advocate, which means the Institute will be focusing its efforts on what advocacy means to AIA Members and how to make an impact in your state and community. Embrace the Year of the Advocate & get the tools you need to make a difference: contact your legislator, donate to ArchiPAC, and access best practices & toolkits at Advocacy365.
Quick Links
Energy Code Workshops - Four Locations 

AIA Kentucky has once again teamed with the Code Administrators Association of Kentucky and the Kentucky Department of Housing, Buildings and Construction to host our annual Code Workshop series in June. Understanding and Applying the Kentucky Energy Codes" covers the 2012 International Energy Code, which Kentucky adopted effective last October with Kentucky amendments, with additional attention to the Kentucky residential code as well. Click here for online registration. The dates and locations are:

  • Monday, June 15 - Northern Kentucky
  • Tuesday, June 16 - Versailles - SOLD OUT
  • Wednesday, June 17 - Owensboro
  • Thursday, June 18 - Louisville - SOLD OUT

Seating is limited at all locations, and two locations are SOLD OUT. Seats remain available in Owensboro and Northern Kentucky. If you wish to attend one of these sessions, please register without delay. 

Call for Entries: 2015 Honor Awards  

Entries are now being accepted for the 2015 AIA Kentucky Honor Awards Program recognizing excellence in architectural design.  We encourage all Kentucky firms to submit your BEST projects: large, small and everywhere in-between; new construction or extended use. Serving as 2015 Honor Awards Program Chairman will be Michael Koch, AIA of Michael Koch and Associates Architects in Louisville, who will identify a Jury Chairman from outside Kentucky and assist with organizing the jury process.

The awards will be presented in October at the 2015 AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention in Columbus, Ohio. Winning projects and architects will also be recognized in statewide media, on our web page and in social media.


Significant program changes have been implemented this year:

- New Project Categories

We've revised our project categories to better showcase for the Jury the diversity in project type and size of the entries. The Jury will be encouraged to recognize Honor, Merit and/or Citation Award status in any or all of these categories.


- New Online Entry/Submission Process

We are also excited to introduce a revised submission process this year that incorporates a web-based single-stage entry/submission process that eliminates all print materials and mailing/delivery of files on CD. The entry fee ($150 per project) and ALL descriptive information, digital photos and drawings will be submitted using the online system, which incorporates the PowerPoint template used in prior years, with only a few very minor changes. The requirements for quantity and format of photos and drawings remain the same. Entrants may begin a project submission, save work-in-progress, and return to complete the submission as time allows. It's straightforward, convenient, and can be accessed from anywhere.   

View program details and register here.

Call for Nominations: Special Awards for Service to the Profession 
AIA Kentucky is soliciting nominations  for the 2015 AIA Kentucky Special Awards Program recognizing service by both AIA Members and those outside the profession whose actions have furthered the goals of AIA Kentucky. View awards and past winners.

Who's advocating quality design and making a difference in YOUR community?  Who's engaged in activities that make the profession stronger and shine a positive light on architects and architecture?

Nominations must be made by July 1, 2015 and submitted to a local chapter President for consideration.  Each local chapter will then submit candidates to the 2015 AIA Kentucky Special Awards Committee chaired by Duane K. Culp, AIA, which will make final selections for the awards. 

View Special Awards Info and Nomination Form 
Member News

Congratulations to Tom Fielder, AIA of Lexington, who received the Fuller Award in the AIA National Photo Competition, which was featured in an exhibition at the 2015 AIA National Convention in Atlanta last month. Tom has donated the $200 prize to the UK College of Design. The winning image, of the Nashville skyline, appears below.


Todd Ernst, AIA is now an Associate at CMW, Inc. in Lexington.


David Humlong, AIA, LEED AP, has joined the architectural design team at GRW in Lexington, KY. David has more than 29 years of experience in all phases of design and construction administration in roles as project architect, project manager, and client manager.


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 to check out on the calendar:

View the latest edition of the AIA Central KY Chapter E-News with information about the following programs and events:
  • AIA/CKC 4th Annual Procrastinators Weekend
  • July Program: 'Their Final Place'
  • Public Art lecture by John Hatfield at KMAC
  • "Historic Houses of Louisville" Series Continues
  • Kentucky Green Roof & Wall Symposium
  • Upcoming Events
For information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow us on Facebook or Twitter
View the latest edition of the AIA East KY Chapter E-News with information about the following:
  • What's Happening
  • Learning Opportunities
  • Good News
  • Upcoming Events

AIA East Kentucky/Fayette Alliance
3rd Annual Design Slam

The Design Slam will be held at West 6th Brewing on Saturday, June 13. Come cheer on and vote for teams from local architecture firms as they race to complete compelling designs for a space in downtown Lexington. All proceeds of this event will go to benefit Lexington's Habitat for Humanity. Tickets/Donations  


For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
IDP News
In an effort to support recent architecture graduates preparing for the Architect Registration Exam® (ARE®), the AIA has partnered with online architectural learning company Black Spectacles to launch to AIA ARE Prep: Powered by Black Spectacles, a comprehensive library of over 40 hours of high-quality online video tutorials that prepare licensure candidates for all seven divisions of the ARE. AIA Associate members receive a 15% member discount* on monthly and annual subscriptions. These online programs are available anytime, on any device. This is a great opportunity for associates to advance their professional development and for design firms to help educate and prepare their employees for the licensure process.
AIA National News

Four New AIA Contract Docs Available 

After soliciting industry feedback and identifying growing contract needs, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has developed four new contract documents to the industry standard, AIA Contract Documents portfolio. The release of these new documents coincides with the AIA's National Convention in Atlanta and includes the following new documents:

  • AIA Document A145™-2015, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Design-Builder for a One or Two Family Residential Project
  • AIA Document C102™-2015, Standard Form of Teaming Agreement between Team Manager and Team Member for the Purpose of Responding to a Solicitation and Pursuing a Project
  • AIA Document G742™-2015, Application and Certificate for Payment for a Design-Build Project
  • AIA Document G743™-2015, Continuation Sheet for a Design-Build Project

Click here to learn more about these new documents.

Emerging Professionals Share What Matters to Them

The results of a biennial survey of thousands of interns, recent architecture school graduates, and recently licensed architects shines a light on what emerging professionals value the most. Read more


AIA Business Meeting Actions
At the AIA Annual Business Meeting in Atlanta last month, delegates debated several resolutions that paint a picture of a profession shifting towards increased access for underrepresented groups Read More.

AIA Knowledge Communities - Your Resource! 

AIA Knowledge Communities are a great way for members to access their peers and AIA learning opportunities. Here's a sampling of what's coming up: 

  • Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) 2015 AIA Arthur N. Tuttle Jr. Graduate Fellowship: Health Facility Planning and Design. Apply by June 5 
  • Construction Contract Administration (CCA) Webinar (Earn 1.0 AIA HSW LUs): Achieving Collaborative IPD-ish Delivery with Basic D-B, P3 or CM Contracts: Yes, There Is a Way, June 10
  • Regional and Urban Design Committee Webinar, The Architect's Role in Mitigating Climate Change, June 17
  • Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) Webinar: Medical Equipment 101: A Primer, June 23
  • Project Management Webinar: LEAN Applications in Healthcare Design and Construction, June 24
  • Housing Knowledge Community (HKC) Webinar: Within Formal Cities: Learning from Informal Communities in South America, June 29
  • Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) Webinar: FGI Primer/Healthcare 101, July 29 
  • Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) 2015 Herman Miller Healthcare Intern Architect Scholarship. Apply by August 14
A full list of Knowledge Community events is always available at network.aia.org/RoundUp


The Last Word

THANK YOU to the 11 Louisville area firms who support a special advertising page that appears multiple times per year in Business First of Louisville weekly newspaper. We've redesigned the page to showcase the AIA's expanding #ilookup public awareness campaign.

Finally, if you haven't seen it yet, take a few minutes to explore the latest ilookup article and video about visually impaired architect Chris Downey AIA and his focus on architecture for the blind, who says, "... I am an architect without sight, not without vision. My idea of vision is to see with more than just your eyes."
Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President