american institute of architects - central kentucky chapter
July Program - Dr. John Gilderbloom Presents his new Book: Chromatic Homes: The Joy of Color in Historic Places.
When: July 17. 2018
Conrad Caldwell House, 1402 Saint James Court, Louisville
See below for more information
August Program - Joint Program with ASHRAE
When: August 21. 2018
2018 AIA-CKC Home Tour
September 8. 2018, noon-6pm
September Program - Lecture by Roberto DeLeon
When: September 11. 2018
Where: Filson Historical Society
October Program - Lecture by Scott Francisco, Joint Program with UK College of Design
When: October 9. 2018
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2018 AIA-CKC Home Tour
Call for Entries!
We are looking for your firm’s best residential work that is a recent example of a renovation, addition, or newly constructed home. It has been over a year since the last AIA home tour, so we anticipate a good turnout and renewed interest in the event. More information to follow on event promotions and selection of entries. Proceeds from the Home Tour will once again benefit The Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville.
The Home Tour will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2018 from 12pm - 6pm
Please follow these guidelines for entry submission to be considered:
Entries will be accepted up until and no later than July 21st, 2018.
Notifications of Home Tour entry winners will be announced by July 24th, 2018.
Email entries to:
Andrew Calbert, Home Tour Chair
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AIA/CKC July Program - Dr. John Gilderbloom Presents his new Book:
Chromatic Homes: The Joy of Color in Historic Places.
Location: Conrad Caldwell House, 1402 Saint James Court, Louisville
Date: Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Time: 11:45 pm to 1:15
Cost: Free to AIA Members, $20 for non-members. Lunch provided.
Credit: 1 AIA LU.
Bright, vibrant, intriguing, and unique, chromatic homes are speckled across the world's landscape. These historic houses and buildings are saturated with colors - often highlighting decorative woodwork and architecture-to enhance, revive, and regenerate various neighborhoods and communities. John I. "Hans" Gilderbloom explores and celebrates the appeal of these captivating houses in Chromatic Homes: The Joy of Color in Historic Places.
He will be speaking at the Conrad-Caldwell House in Old Louisville's St. James Court. Gilderbloom argues that Louisville ranks fourth in the number of Chromatic homes behind San Francisco, Miami, and New Orleans. Gilderbloom will present a short 25 minute Power Point with from the 182 pictures in the book arguing that painting a home in bright colors provides a homeowners and a neighborhood with new "confidence" that regenerate a neighborhood that is vibrant, joyful, sustainable, and loveable. Gilderbloom takes a page from the new urbanist Bible of Andres Duany, Jeff Speck, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk.
Autographed copies of the book will be sold at the low price of just $25 apiece and is also now available at your local dependable bookstore "Carmichael's" which is also holding a book signing party on July 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Click here to RSVP and to read more.
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.