american institute of architects - central kentucky chapter
AIA-CSI 2014 Trade Fair
Tuesday, February 18th
Kentucky Int'l Convention Center
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May Program: Plant Tour & Seminar at FastSigns
Address: 6005A Fern Valley Road, Louisville, KY 40228
Date: May 20, 2014
Dinner: Will be provided
Cost: Free for AIA/CKC Members, $20 for non members (pay on-line or bring a check payable to AIA/CKC)
AIA CEU Credit: 1 Credit hour awarded to attendees
RSVP: Mark your calendars. Registration will open soon.
Join us in June…at the
AIA CKC Procrastinator's Weekend
June 7, 2014
Natural Bridge State Resort Park
Saturday, June 7th:
8:30 am - 3:30 pm: Accessible Design
Workshop, led by Mark Lichter, AIA, Director of Architecture – Paralyzed Veterans of America
6 hours total CEUs and Lunch ($30.00 for AIA CKC members, $60.00 all others)
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Guided hike to the top of Natural Bridge led by State Park Naturalist Brian Gasdorf
6:30 - 8:30 pm - Social and Dinner at Hemlock Lodge ($10.00 for AIA CKC members, $20.00 all others)
This workshop will provide an overview as well as detailed information about accessible architectural design. It will include an understanding of building codes and standards. It will also cover some of the latest accessible design trends, how to integrate accessible design into projects, and insights from the perspective of people with disabilities so that architects can gain a better understanding of one of the populations they are designing for more successful projects.
A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees and reservations can be made directly with the Lodge. To make reservations, contact the lodge by phone at (800) 325-1710.
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.