american institute of architects - central kentucky chapter
AIA-CSI 2015 Trade Fair
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Kentucky Int'l Convention Center
Take the Trade Show virtual tour!
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The 2014 Bourbon Blast was a Resounding Success!!
Now Watch for 2015
AIA-CKC, CSI, NAWIC, IIDA, SMPS
& KY USGBC
Dinner, Bourbon Tasting, Silent Auction, Raffles, Live Music... Can there be more?
Luckett & Farley videographers are creating customer service piece.
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HOT OFf THE PRESS!!
2014 AIA-CKC/CSI Holiday Party @ the Gheens Lodge
February Program: Specifying: Tricks of the Trade
When: February 19, 2015, 11:45 pm to 1:00 pm
Where: The offices of Luckett & Farley
373 South Third Street, Louisville, KY USA 40202
Program Description: Specifying: Tricks of the Trade
Have you ever tried to edit specifications and think: “There has GOT to be a better way!” Well, here is your chance to find out from someone who has been editing specifications every day for years.
At our next regular meeting, Randal J. Reifsnider, AIA, CSI, CCS, LEED AP, SCIP, Louisville Office Manager of Conspectus, Inc., will provide a presentation that will address:
1. Effective section editing sequence and the decision making process.
2. Readily available MasterSpec® recourses.
3. Useful but little known MS Word bells and whistles.
4. A world of freeware (or “nearly-freeware”) beyond Microsoft that can replace ineffective native software functions.
5. Easy customizations to simplify tasks and improve productivity.
For more information regarding Conspectus, Inc. and Mr. Reifsnider visit http://conspectusinc.com/ and http://www.conspectusinc.com/firm-staff.htm
AIA CEU Credit: 1 LU
RSVP: Register at http://aiackc-febprogram-specifying.eventbrite.com by February 18th.
2015 AIA Associate Grant Applications Still Available
The AIA Central Kentucky Chapter is now taking applications for AIA Associate Grants for the year 2014. The Board will also accept applications for the grant of one new AIA Member. 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 one licensed architect who has 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: Trade Fair, Programs, IDP, Website, House Tour, Continuing Education, Media and the Habitat for Humanity House.
Additionally ALL grant recipients will be expected to help on the day of the Trade Fair on March 3, 2015 and the day of the House Tour in September.
Current or prospective AIA Associate members are eligible. Applications should may be returned by email to 2014 CKC Mathew Triplett, AIA, Matt.Triplett@hhdesignbuild.com by December 31, 2013. Up to ten AIA Associate Grants and two Emerging Professional Grants will be awarded. Questions may be also be directed to Anne at (502) 382-8701 or Anne.Saint-Aignan@ky.gov. The applications will be voted on at before the January AIA/CKC board meeting.
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Recently Held Events:
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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