american institute of architects - central kentucky chapter
ACE Mentor Scholarship Program
(Architecture Construction Engineering)
Lou., Lex. & Ind. Affiliates
Date & Location
September 15th, 2016
Woodford Reserve Club
@ Commonwealth Stadium
1540 University Dr
Lexington, KY 40502
AIA-CSI 2016 Trade Fair
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Kentucky Int'l Convention Center
Take the Trade Show virtual tour!
Click here for more information
HOT OFf THE PRESS!!
July Program - Tour of New Filson Historical Society Building
Location: 1310 S. Third Street (new building on 4th & Ormsby), Louisville, KY
Date/Time: Thursday, July 19, 2016 at 5:30pm.
The project is the first expansion for the Filson Historical Society on its current site located within 'Old Louisville', the historic neighborhood first developed during the late 1800's after the Southern Exposition. The project includes multiple components: a new 20,000 s.f. building addition, renovation of the existing Ferguson Mansion and its adjacent carriage house, and a new outdoor quad that is accessible for the entire community. Programmatically, the new building will double the Filson's archival storage capacity and provide a new oration-quality lecture hall, as well as providing flexible-use event spaces that will incorporate changing exhibits.
For more information about the project, Click Here to visit the de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop website.
Attendees will convene at the lobby of the New Addition located on the Filson Historical Society campus at 1310 South Third Street. Refreshments will be served in the lecture hall off of the lobby before the building tour begins at (time). Attendees will tour the renovated Mansion, Carriage House and New Addition with the Architects from de Leon & Primmer Architecture Workshop. Following the tour and a short Q&A, a special reception will be held to acknowledge Roberto de Leon's acceptance into the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows.
Registration: To be set up.
Free for AIA members, $20 for non-members.
August Program - The American Institute of Architects National leader discussion: How We Craft the Future of Architecture
August 9, 2016, 5:30 pm.
Schedule & more details to follow
AIA/CKC is honored to host AIA National's Chief Executive Officer and President for a presentation of the AIA's role in shaping a vibrant future for architects.
The program will begin at the Historic Henry Clay with presentations by our esteemed guests:
Robert Ivy, FAIA- AIA Chief Executive Officer
Russell A. Davidson, FAIA - AIA President
The presentation will be followed by an interactive panel discussion with Robert, Russell, and representatives from AIA Kentucky, AIA Central Kentucky, AIA Eastern Kentucky, and AIA Northern Kentucky.
The health of our industry is contingent upon a complex range of factors, from economics to education. Architects shape the trajectory of our industry with each client and community served. Together with the AIA, we can build a brighter future as we strive to enrich the lives of those we serve through the practice of architecture.
Let's show AIA National our southern hospitality! Join us after the panel discussion at 8UP for a cocktail reception with our guests. Members are welcome to enjoy appetizers.
Drink tickets will be provided followed by a cash bar.
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to converse with AIA National's leaders in a chic, architectural setting.
We hope to see you there!
We are interested in member input about the AIA's role in shaping the course of the Industry. Please send questions, insights, and observations on this topic to:
Casey Kuffner: email@example.com
More information will be posted as the programs are developed and confirmed.
July 19, 2016
July Program: Tour of Filson Historical Society New Building
July 20, 2016
July CE Lunch in Western Kentucky
August 9, 2016
August Program: AIA CEO Robert Ivy and AIA national President Russ Davidson
September 27, 2016
September Program: Tour of Quarry, Plant & Lab
October 19, 2016
October Program presented by Margie Loeser. Topic TBA.
2016 AIA Associate Grant Applications - Five Spots Available!
The AIA Central Kentucky Chapter is taking applications for AIA Associate Grants for the year 2016. The Board will also accept applications the Emerging Professionals Grants. This is a continuation of a successful program that gets Architectural Interns and Emerging Professionals active in the Central Kentucky Chapter. For those not familiar with the program, the AIA/CKC pays the costs for up to eight people to become Associate AIA members (three spots are taken). Continuing the invitation from last year, we will consider membership for one licensed architect who has been licensed under 5 years and has never been an AIA member. Grant recipients are expected to be active in the chapter for the year the chapter pays for their membership, and are invited to continue their service in future years becoming the next generation of chapter leaders.
AIA Associate grant recipients are asked to serve on one or more of the following committees: Bourbon Blast, Trade Fair, Programs, IDP, Website, Home Tour, Continuing Education, and Membership (Social).
ALL grant recipients will be expected to help on the day of the Trade Fair on March 1, 2016 and the day of the Home Tour in May.
* Please note that as of 2016, a stipend for travel and lodging for attendance an AIA National Conference later this year is now available through to membership grant program. The board will select one membership grant recipient to receive the stipend. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to gain leadership training and learn more about how the AIA works for architects!*
Current or prospective AIA Associate members are eligible. Applications should be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Up to eight AIA Associate Grants and One Emerging Professional Grant will be awarded. Questions may be directed to Portia at (502) 585-4181. The applications will be voted by the AIA/CKC board.
Please note applicants who are not already members must fill out the AIA Associate or Architect membership application as well. These applications are attached to the Associate Grant application.
West of Ninth Workshop and Charrette:
On August 25th and 26th Mitchell Kersting attended the West of Ninth Workshop - Charrette as a local stakeholder and a representative for the Central Kentucky Chapter of the AIA. The SDAT (Sustainable Design Assistance Team) event was led by the national AIA in support of local efforts and initiatives to "promote improved economic conditions in west Louisville".
The event had great participation and included a diverse blend of local stakeholders,City and State Officials and Committees. The goal of the event was to gather feedback from people with 'boots on the ground' to help AIA better understand the complexities associated with the so called "Ninth Street Divide". The event consisted of Presentations, Round Table Discussions, and breakout design charrettes. Weeks later AIA issued their initial Analysis which served as a representation of most of the ideas discussed. AIA indicated that they will be issuing a memorandum to City Officials and Stakeholder representatives with suggested further direction and "next steps" on ways to begin implementing these ideas.
Click HERE for the AIA report
Click HERE for SDAT Submittal
Click HERE for Mitchell's full report on his SDAT participation.
Recently Held Events:
2015 AIA-CKC @ Grassroots
2014 AIA-CKC/CSI Holiday Party @ the Gheens Lodge
AIACKC Delivers $10,000 to UK College of Design
On October 16th AIACKC 2014 President Mathew Triplett with representatives from CSI, IIDA, NAWIC & KY USGBC was able to deliver during the Donors and Scholars Luncheon a check for $10,000 to the University of Kentucky College of Design as the donation from the 2014 Design Build Bourbon Blast.
AIA/CKC Architects House Tour &
The Design Build Bourbon Blast
Click the links above to go to those pages on the website. See a slide show from the Bourbon Blast on that page.
Both events were a resounding success!
The Central Kentucky Chapter is the oldest of AIA Kentucky’s chapters. Established on February 3,1908, it was the state’s only AIA chapter until 1952 when the Eastern Kentucky Chapter was organized. AIA Kentucky was formed in 1962 Known as the “CKC”, this chapter has always been headquartered in Louisville, with AIA members throughout the central, southern, and western regions of Kentucky.
Louisville architect Charles Clarke was selected to be the first president. He was also the first Kentucky architect to join the Western Society of Architects in 1882. But he died on March 9, 1908, and his partner, Arthur Loomis, fulfilled the remainder of the year as president. Loomis was a well-known architect who created many local landmarks: Speed Art Museum, Conrad-Caldwell House, Levy Building; St. Peter’s Church; St. Paul’s Church; etc.
To promote architecture in the city and state, the chapter presented an exhibition of architecture in 1912. This event involved all of the prominent Kentucky architects of the period. As a result, a book was published that catalogued all of the building projects that the various firms had produced. This book is still referenced today as a valuable historical resource.
James Murphy, who was president when this exhibit was held, was a very active member of the chapter. He was the brother to D. X. Murphy, whose firm created Churchill Downs, the old Jefferson County Jail, and other notable buildings. Their firm still operates today under the name of Luckett & Farley. James Murphy was a vocal advocate for better civic design and planning. His efforts eventually led to the state’s first planning commission in 1928, of which he became the first chairman.
The list of former presidents is a ‘who’s who’ of legendary architects within Louisville and Kentucky, a few of which are: Mason Maury; Brinton B. Davis; Herman Wischmeyer; C. Julian Oberwarth; Frederick Morgan; Frederick Louis; as well as several father and sons: Arnold Judd, (Sr. and Jr.) and Thomas Dade Luckett (II and III). Read more...
Photo: Louisville Architects, circa 1930.
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