american institute of architects - central kentucky chapter
The 2014 Bourbon Blast was a Resounding Success!!
Now Watch for 2015
AIA-CKC, CSI, NAWIC, SMPS
& KY USGBC
Dinner, Bourbon Tasting, Silent Auction, Raffles, Live Music... Can there be more?
A Tree Planting Day to Combat Louisville's Heat Island Effect
AIA-CSI 2015 Trade Fair
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Kentucky Int'l Convention Center
Take the Trade Show virtual tour!
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Luckett & Farley videographers are creating customer service piece.
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HOT OFf THE PRESS!!
April CEU Program: CaptiveAire, Inc. presentation- Ventilation systems for modern commercial kitchens
Date: April 28, 2015
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Where: CaptiveAire, Inc. Commercial Kitchen Ventilation
8017 Catherine Lane, Ste. 4; Louisville, KY 40222
The design of the modern commercial kitchen, including the ventilation system, can be a challenging endeavor. The idea seems simple - air being exhausted from the building must be replaced in order to maintain balance. However, the CKV system is only one component of the overall restaurant system and all of these, when designed, must work well together to maintain the comfort level of both the restaurant patrons and staff. This presentation will go over exhaust hood basics such as hood types, sizing, listed hoods, installation, reduced clearance and fire protection.
1 AIA CEU awarded for attendance.
May Program: Pivotek Presentation hosted by Messer Construction
Date: May 26, 2015
Time: 5:30 - 7:00pm
Appetizers and drinks provided
CEU Credits: 1 AIA LU
Overview: The construction industry remains one of the last to experience significant process improvement as a result of the economic, legal, operational, technical, and environmental influence affecting our global economy. As leaders in the industry it is imperative that our teams examine the policies, processes and technologies that have revolutionized the manufacturing industry in order to reduce risk, waste, and energy consumption, while improving quality, safety, and speed to completion.
We would like to introduce Pivotek and give your team a brief presentation on:
* How design technologies can reduce waste and energy consumption
* How early collaboration improves coordination and speed of completion
* How prefabrication reallocates manpower and reduces safety claims
* How prefabrication assures compliance and improves quality
AIA/CKC 4th Annual Procrastinators Weekend:
Theme Announced: Historic Preservation
Join us for our Fourth Annual Procrastinator's Weekend Retreat.
Every year, this event is held at a Kentucky State Park resort lodge.
This year the event will be held closer to Louisville with the hope that many more members will be able to attend, if not for the weekend, at least for the day.
Date: June 5-6, 2015
Location: General Butler State Resort Park, near Carrollton, KY.
Theme: Historic Preservation
Conference Schedule: TBA
More information on the speakers and seminar subjects will come our soon!
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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