american institute of architects - central kentucky chapter
August Program - Joint AIA/CKC & Louisville CSI August Program - Trends in Signage and Wayfinding
When: August 14. 2018
Where: Lynn Imaging Monster Color, 11460 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky 40299
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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AIA/CKC/CSI August Program - Trends in Signage and Wayfinding
Location: Lynn Imaging Monster Color, 11460 Bluegrass Parkway, Louisville, Kentucky 40299
Date: Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time: 11:45 pm to 1:15
Cost: Free to AIA Members, $20 for non-members. Lunch provided.
Credit: 1 AIA LU.
Description: Learn best practices and pitfalls to avoid when it comes to designing with signage and wayfinding in mind.
Presenters: Joanne Underwood, Lynn Imaging Monster Color; Sarah Dixon, Lynn Imaging Monster Color
1. Attendees will learn creative ways to be compliant with ADA signage.
2. Attendees will obtain ways to avoid pitfalls when specifying or designing signage.
3. Attendees will gain an understanding of how to design specifically with wayfinding and signage in mind.
4. Attendees will learn what to consider for digital signage applications when designing new and renovation projects.
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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.