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 Bourbon Blast was a Resounding Success!!
AIA-CKC, CSI, NAWIC, IIDA, KY USGBC
Dinner, Bourbon Tasting, Silent Auction
Wildwood Country Club
Thursday September 11th
UKCoD "Making the Center"
Luckett & Farley videographers are creating customer service piece.
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HOT OFf THE PRESS!!
Annual Meeting: Slate of Officers Voted In for 2015
The slate of officer candidates listed below were voted on at the AIA/CKC Annual Meeting. The CKC Annual Meeting was held on October 21, 2014 in conjunction with the October Program.
Vice President/President Elect (One year term as VP with automatic second year term as President): Portia Shields, AIA
Secretary (One year term): Scott Kremer, AIA
Treasurer (One year term): Chris Bowling, AIA
Director (Two year term): Anna Lask, Assoc. AIA
Director (Two year term): Jason Groneck, AIA
The following board officers will continue in their current or new roles previously determined for 2014 (no vote necessary):
President (One year term): Marty Merkel, AIA
Director (One year remaining in two year term): David M. Allen, AIA
Director (One year remaining in two year term): Jean-Paul Grivas, AIA
Director (Immediate Past President, one year term): Mathew Triplett, AIA
November Program: Building Tour at Family Health Centers, Inc.
When: November 20, 2014, Tour begins promptly at 5:30pm
Address: 834 East Broadway, Louisville, KY 40204
JRA Architects will lead a tour through the Family Health Center at Broadway at Campbell Street. Built as a warehouse and showroom for the Standard Sanitary Manufacturing Company in the 1920’s, the building was most recently occupied by the Louisville Antique Mall. The Health Center is spread over 3 floors and part of the 4th Floor, and includes Exam Rooms, a Pharmacy, Laboratories, a Women’s Center, Pediatrics, and future Radiology and Dental departments.
Topics being discussed on the tour:
• Working with buildings in the flood plain
• Existing building structural code issues
• Life Safety issues with existing and renovation work
• Evidence-based design process
AIA CEU Credit: 1 LU/HSW
RSVP: email firstname.lastname@example.org or register online at http://aiackcnovembertour.eventbrite.com by noon on Wednesday, November 19th
Parking: Lot behind / across alley from building / Access from Logan Street
AIA/CSI Holiday Party
When: December 10, 2014
Where: Gheens Lodge in Beckley Park
More information will be available soon.
December Program: Steve Wiser to present on his book- Modern Houses of Louisville.
When: December 17, 2014
Where: Filson Historical Society
More information will be available soon.
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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