american institute of architects - central kentucky chapter
AIA-CSI 2017 Trade Fair
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
The Galt House, Louisville, KY
Click here for more information
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
HOT OFf THE PRESS!!
October Program with KRCA: Roundtable Discussion
Location: Over the 9, 120 S 10th St, Louisville, KY 40202
Date: October 10, 2017 at noon
Click Here to RSVP RSVP Deadline is end of day Friday, Oct. 6th.
November Program & Annual Meeting
Location: DiOrio's Pizza Pub, 919 Baxter Avenue
Date: November 14, 2017 at 6:00pm
First, there will be a short Annual Meeting to elect our board and officers for 2018.
Slate of officers to be announced soon.
"Legendary Architects of Louisville"
Steve Wiser, FAIA , will provide a fast-paced entertaining presentation on some of Louisville's notable architects. Architects to be featured include: Charles Clarke, Henry Whitestone, Arthur Loomis, Samuel Plato, Dennis Xavier Murphy, William Arrasmith, Stratton Hammon, and many others.
More information will be posted as the programs are developed and confirmed.
October 10, 2017
October Program - Joint with KRCA: Roofing Roundtable Discussion
November 14, 2017
November Program "Legendary Architects of Louisville" & Annual Meeting
ARE Study Guides and Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice available at the Louisville Free Public Library
The AIA/CKC recently purchased a copy of the Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice (15th edition) and donated the copy to the Louisville Free Public Library. In response to a recent request. The intent was to make this book available to candidates studying for the ARE although this book may be checked out by anyone with a library card.
Click Here for a link to info on the book at LFPL.
Also, as a reminder, the ARE Study Guides (version 4.0) were purchased about three years ago by the chapter and donated at the Louisville Free Public Library for use by candidates studying for the ARE. These study guides are still available.
Click Here for a link to the info on the ARE Study Guides.
Photos from Past 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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