american institute of architects - central kentucky chapter
The 2014 Bourbon Blast was a Resounding Success!!
Now Watch for 2015
AIA-CKC, CSI, NAWIC, SMPS
& KY USGBC
Dinner, Bourbon Tasting, Silent Auction, Raffles, Live Music... Can there be more?
Woodhaven Country Club
Friday September, 18th 2015
A Tree Planting Day to Combat Louisville's Heat Island Effect
AIA-CSI 2015 Trade Fair
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Kentucky Int'l Convention Center
Take the Trade Show virtual tour!
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Luckett & Farley videographers are creating customer service piece.
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HOT OFf THE PRESS!!
Join us in June…at the
AIA CKC Procrastinator’s Weekend
June 6, 2015
General Butler State Resort Park
Friday, June 5th:
Those coming up on Friday may want to attend the “First Friday” festival in downtown Carrolton from 6:00-8:00pm.
7:30pm – Dinner at Down On Main Street Restaurant.
Saturday, June 6th:
8:00am – Registration and continental breakfast.
8:30am – Historical Architectural Types & Styles – Rachel Kennedy, Corn Island Archaeology & Kentucky Heritage Council [1.0 AIA LU]
9:30am – Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits – Jen Williamson, Kentucky Heritage Council [1.0 AIA HSW LU]
10:30am - Secretary of Interior’s Standards Applied – Jen Williamson, Kentucky Heritage Council [1.0 AIA HSW LU]
11:30am through Lunch – Maintaining Historic Buildings and Assessing Conditions –
Tom McDowell, Conservation Solutions [1.5 AIA HSW LU]
Tom has recently moved back to Kentucky after a career at the General Services Administration (GSA) where he worked on condition assessments and specification of treatments to historic federal buildings.
1:30pm – 3:30pm – Hands On Training – Tom Francis, window restoration / Terry Wullenweber, decorative plaster / Rhonda Deeg, leaded window restoration [2.0 AIA HSW LU]
4:00pm – Guided Tour Butler-Turpin House [1.0 AIA LU]
5:00pm – 6:30pm – Free time. Rest or Hike around the lake.
6:30pm – Dinner
Following dinner – The Greenest Building Movie Screening
(Here is a trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IyY4DnTapN4)
After the movie – A social in the recently renovated bar area designed by Anne Saint-Aignan.
Total AIA CEUs for the day: 7.5 (5.5 HSW). See flyer for detailed information about the programs and speakers.
Cost for entire day is $40 for AIA members and guests, $60 for non members. Click Here To register for the conference.
While the block of rooms, reserved for conference attendees has been released to the general public, we were told that reservations could still be made directly with the Lodge at the special rate of $79.95 as long as rooms were still available. To make reservations, contact the lodge by phone at 502-732-4384.
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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