american institute of architects - central kentucky chapter
AIA-CSI 2016 Trade Fair
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Kentucky Int'l Convention Center
Take the Trade Show virtual tour!
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HOT OFf THE PRESS!!
CALL FOR ENTRIES!!!
It is our pleasure to announce the Call for Entries for the AIA-CKC Home Tour for 2016.
Download the Application HERE
2016 AIA Associate Grant Applications - Still 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 January 7, 2016. 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.
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:
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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