american institute of architects - central kentucky chapter
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2016 AIA Associate Grant Applications - Now Available!
The AIA Central Kentucky Chapter is now 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, each year the AIA/CKC pays the membership costs for up to ten people to become Associate AIA members. Continuing the invitation from last year, we will consider membership for two licensed architects who have 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, then continue their activity in future years and become 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, House Tour, Continuing Education, and Membership(Social).
Additionally ALL grant recipients will be expected to help on the day of the Trade Fair on March 1, 2016 and the day of the House Tour in May.
Current or prospective AIA Associate members are eligible. Applications should be returned by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31, 2015. Up to ten AIA Associate Grants and two Emerging Professional Grants will be awarded. Questions may be directed to Marty at (502) 583-4697. The applications will be voted on at the January AIA/CKC board meeting.
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.
Bourbon Blast 2015
A Success Because of You
With 75 businesses supporting us and 195 attendees cheering us on we are making a $13,000 donation to Louisville Grows for planting and two years of follow-up care for 150 trees in the Russell Neighborhood helping to address Louisville's Urban Heat Island Effect and rebuild our Urban Tree Canopy.
We would like to extend a heart felt thank you for all that you did to support this effort. We hope that you enjoyed the event and that it was all that you expected. We look forward to your future support and welcome any participation that you would be interested in offering.
Watch for announcements on the actual tree planting event that Louisville Grows will be doing in the Russell Neighborhood this upcoming Spring.
Understanding Poly-Ash trim and the other categories of the exterior trim market.
Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Time: 11:45 - 1:00
Location: Offices of Luckett & Farley, 737 South Third Street, Louisville, KY 40202
Provider: Boral TruExterior ™ Trim
Program Title: Understanding Poly-Ash trim and the other categories of the exterior trim market.
Length: 1 Hour
Credits: 1 Learning Unit Hour
Credit Type: HSW
An examination of the new Poly-Ash category of exterior trim
products as it relates to other types of trim, specifically around the
areas of installation, longevity, maintenance and sustainability.
* Identify the various categories of exterior trim
* Understand key attributes of each exterior trim category
* Define the Poly-Ash category of exterior trim
* Identify key applications and installation guidelines for Poly-Ash products
* Discuss the sustainable advantages of poly-ash trim products
Target Audience: Architects, owners, specifiers and other design professionals in the residential, commercial or multi-family markets.
Instruction Method: Facilitator may use a Powerpoint presentation or handouts, depending on audience size.
Facilitator Qualifications: All facilitators will be Boral TruExterior Sales personnel, or Distributor product specialists who have undergone training on CES guidelines and presentation skills.
Presenter: Andrew Mott, Sales Representative , Boral Stone Products LLC
RSVP to be set up soon.
AIA/CSI Holiday Party
When: December 10, 2015 at 6:30pm
Where: The Seelbach Hilton Hotel - Rathskeller 500 South 4th Street Louisville, KY 40202
You and a guest are invited to join us on December 10th for the annual AIA/CSI Louisville Holiday Party. Join us at the historic Rathskeller Bar at the Seelbach Hotel for dinner and drinks. The cash bar will open at 6:30pm. Dinner is served at 7:30pm. The evening will conclude by 10:00pm. This is a FREE event for AIA CKC and CSI Louisville members and their guests. Member spouses and significant others are welcomed to attend this event. We look forward to seeing you there!
RSVP by noon on Monday, December 7th.
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:
Why the Design Build Bourbon Blast
Why Louisville Needs More Trees
Take a look at the WHY and the WHAT of this years Design Build Bourbon Blast and consider helping us lead Louisville to a better, more livable place.
The Why : Why Louisville Needs More Trees
The What : Design Build Bourbon Blast
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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