September 8, 2015
Dear :

REGISTRATION IS OPEN for the 2015 AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention set for October 11-13 in Columbus, Ohio! 

HOTEL ROOM DEADLINE THIS WEEK - Reserve your room by Thursday, September 10 to get our AIA room rate.  Click here for info.

Here's a quick snapshot of the exciting speakers and activities that await you:
  • Keynote Design Lectures by: 
    Marshall Brown, a licensed architect and urban designer in Chicago, IL (Sunday);
    Monica Ponce de Leon, AIA, a National Design Award winner, who is widely recognized as a pioneer in the application of robotic technology to building fabrication (Monday); and
    Brian MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC, Hon. FAIA from MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects in Nova Scotia, Canada (Tuesday).
  • Earn up to 18.25 AIA/CES learning units at your choice of over 30 break-out educational sessions or tours spread across three days
  • Exhibit Hall & Reception with new and interesting vendors
  • Presentations of Design Awards and Special Awards of Recognition

All that, AND for all you baby boomers out there, Paul McCartney is performing live at Nationwide Arena on Oct. 13!  Tickets on your own, of course!  


Plan to join in the learning, fun and fellowship at the AIA OVR Convention


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





Allied Membership is now recognized by all three local chapters in 2015, with a portion of dues supporting local programs. Learn more.

AIA Benefit of the Month
New, Free Salary Calculator
Available to Members
As part of the 2015 Compensation Report, AIA is pleased to launch a free salary calculator for members. The calculator allows members to see the mean and median salary for 17 architectural staff positions, cut by nine regions of the country or five firm size categories.

AIA released the new 2015 Compensation Report on August 7. This report is available for purchase through the AIA Store.

AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention
Oct. 11-13, 2015
Columbus, OH
Quick Links
New A.R.E. Exam Prep Program Enrolls 20+ ARE Candidates 
AIA Kentucky's new 10-month ARE study program titled 'Sights on Success' utilizing ARE Prep, Powered by Black Spectacles, has enrolled 20 ARE candidates and is off and running!  Our thanks go out to firm principals who have offered to support to their future architects' engagement in this program.

We are still able to accommodate a few more participants, and we also need licensed professionals willing to lead Q&A sessions on the various exam sessions.  For additional information about this exciting program, click here, or contact Member Outreach Coordinator Kelly Ives, AIA.
Strong Towns Conference 

This September 24-25, Preservation Kentucky, in partnership with the Kentucky Heritage Council, Kentucky Main Street Program and Preservation Louisville, will host a Strong Towns Conference for Main Street managers, downtown planners, developers, contractors, elected officials, community leaders, historic property owners, realtors, preservationists, public transit supports, bicycle enthusiasts and anyone interested in community sustainability.


The purpose of the conference is to: 1) explore strategies for community growth and development based on 21st century challenges; 2) develop ways to improve Kentucky's cities, towns and neighborhoods through citizen participation and community collaborations; 3) focus on sustainable, incremental changes that build long-term prosperity; and, 4) position Kentucky's Main Street Program as the cornerstone for communities seeking a low-risk, high-reward strategy to long-term financial solvency.


For more information regarding conference content and locations, click here.


CEFPI KY Conference - Nov. 5  
The Tenth Annual CEFPI Kentucky Conference on Thursday, November 5, 2015. An exciting day is planned with thought-provoking and interactive presentations on topics relevant to those who plan, design, manage and benefit from today and tomorrow's 21st century learning spaces, a showcase of state-of-the-art tools to move learning forward and numerous opportunities for networking with your colleagues. More Info. 

Member News
We learned last week of the passing of William L. "Larry" Dunavant, AIA on August 23 at the age of 76.  A member of the Northern Kentucky Chapter, Larry devoted his life to his family and to architecture.  Our condolences are extended to his family, friends and colleagues. View Obituary.

Tom Hailey of our allied member Gate Precast Co. invites AIA members to participate in the PCI Foundation National BBQ Competition on September 18 at their plant in Winchester.  Read more.  Architects are invited to:
  • Put together a BBQ Competition team and stir up your best BBQ
  • Have lunch and attend the contest judging and awards ceremony.
  • Be a Sponsor and be recognized on signage and during the awards ceremony.
  • Participate in a one-hour educational plant tour. Architects will earn 1.0 AIA/CES Learning Units.
Learn how the Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Foundation enhances the education of architectural students.

Welcome New Members:(since August 1, 2015)
  • Mrs. Kelly Fichtner-Muehler, Assoc. AIA, REB Architects, PLLC, Lexington
  • Lauren Early Gilliland, Assoc. AIA, Johnson Early Architects,
  • Aerotek Recruiting and Staffing (Sarah Watson) - Allied Member 
Update Your AIA Profile! 
The 2016 membership renewal season will begin soon!  Update your contact information at www.aia.org/myprofile.
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:  
Get Your Tickets NOW for:

AIA SDAT focuses on West of Ninth Area
An AIA-led team of professionals visited Louisville in late August, as part of the 'West of Ninth Sustainable Design Assessment Project', a major urban planning even designed to promote improved economic conditions in west Louisville. Representing the Central Kentucky Chapter at a charette to engage a broad representation of local and state community development stakeholders was local member Mitchell Kersting, AIA.  For questions or comments about the SDAT and its findings, please contact Mitchell, or by
phone at 502-751-2366.  View the West of Ninth SDAT study.
For information on AIA Central Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow us on Facebook or Twitter
Volunteers are in place for the chapter's annual Habitat for Humanity Build Day on September 25. Watch for photos of architects at work on Facebook and in next month's e-news!

For information on AIA East Kentucky Chapter events and other regional architecture-related activities, Follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
AIA KY Discount for Kaplan ARE Materials
Kaplan Architecture Education is a leading resource for young architects and engineers who are seeking to earn a designation.  Because they remain committed to helping young professionals prepare for their next steps, Kaplan is offering their study materials to members of AIA Kentucky at a discount of 20%. Click here for more information on this promotional offer.

AIA National News
Want to Serve on a National AIA Committee?
AIA is seeking nominations for members to serve on AIA national committees! This year, the process has been moved online.

Click this link, and log in to the members' side of AIA.org.  You'll see a screen listing all of the AIA national committees with openings in 2016. A click on the committee name will lead to a description of the committee's charge.

Members will be required to submit a resume and a letter of interest for each committee application. The nomination process closes at 5:00 PM EST on Thursday, October 15.  Appointments will be made by the end of 2015. Please note that applicants must be Architect or Associate members; the link will not work otherwise.

Click here to begin the process. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to call or email Pam Day, Hon. AIA (202-626-7305. List of committees:
  • Academy of Architecture for Health Advisory Group
  • Academy of Architecture for Justice Leadership Group
  • Codes & Standards Committee
  • Committee on Architecture for Education Leadership Group
  • Committee on Design Advisory Group
  • Committee on the Environment Advisory Group
  • Construction Contract Administration Leadership Group
  • Continuing Education Committee
  • Corporate Architects and Facility Management Advisory Group
  • Custom Residential Architects Network Advisory Group
  • Disaster Assistance Committee
  • Diversity Council
  • Documents Committee
  • Federal Architecture Task Group
  • Historic Resources Committee Advisory Group
  • Housing Knowledge Community Advisory Group
  • Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art & Architecture Leadership Group
  • Interior Architecture Knowledge Community Leadership Group
  • International Practice Committee Advisory Group
  • National Ethics Council
  • Practice Management Knowledge Community Leadership Group
  • Project Delivery Knowledge Community Leadership Group
  • Public Architects Committee Advisory Group
  • Regional and Urban Design Committee Leadership Group
  • Retail and Entertainment Knowledge Community Leadership Group
  • Small Project Practitioners Advisory Group
  • Technical Design for Building Performance Advisory Group
  • Technology in Architectural Practice Leadership Group
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:  
  • Register for the AIA Womens Leadership Summit (September 17-19 in Seattle) by July 15, and save $50. Strengthen your brand and your network. Elevate your exposure and your reach. And grow your legacy beyond your practice. Register
  • Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN) 2015 Symposium in Minneapolis, September 19-23. Learn more.
  • Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) Fall Conference in conjunction with EDspaces in New Orleans, October 28-30. Early registration ends September 11
  • Historic Resources Committee (HRC) Taliesin Colloquium October 9-10. If you would like to be notified when registration opens, please complete this form.
  • Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture (IFRAA) partners with the Worship Facilities Expo in Nashville, November 18-19. Register
A full list of Knowledge Community events is always available at network.aia.org/RoundUp
The Last Word
I am sorry to have to miss the DESIGN BUILD BOURBON BLAST again this year, due to a family wedding that week. I hope YOU will attend and support this great event on September 18 in Louisville, co-hosted by AIA Central Kentucky Chapter and four other construction industry associations. Enjoy an evening of bourbon tasting, dinner, silent auction, raffles, games and live music. Your support will help rebuild Louisville's Urban Tree Canopy (proceeds go to Louisville Grows to plant and provide two years of care for 150 trees in the Russell neighborhood), while helping make a stronger design and construction community in Kentucky. Y'all have a bourbon for me!  Learn more and buy tickets.

Janet D. Pike, Hon. AIA
Executive Vice President