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E-News: May 2012

In this issue of the AIA Wisconsin e-newsletter, you’ll find information on 2012 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards, WAF Raffle and scholarships, other upcoming AIA/CES programs and more.

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Convention, Expo & Awards – President’s Report
In this month’s report, AIA Wisconsin President Henry Kosarzycki, AIA, Greendale, thanks everyone who contributed to the success of this year’s Convention & Expo and congratulates the architects recognized for distinguished leadership and excellence in architectural design. The President’s Report includes a link to the remarks by 2012 Golden Award recipient Tom Cox, AIA, Appleton.

Design Awards
Eight building projects have been recognized for excellence in architectural design by the 2012 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards program. This year’s celebration of design excellence was held on May 2 in conjunction with the Convention & Expo. It began with a special keynote address and was followed by the presentation of awards to the architects, owners and contractors responsible for the award-winning projects. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel slideshow of Design Award winners is available at: http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/multimedia/photos/149738955.html#id_73372835

Convention Kudos!
Congratulations to the Convention Committee volunteers, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and hundreds of members like you who made the 2012 AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo a great success! If you attended and haven’t done so already, please complete and mail your AIA/CES attendance form and evaluation as soon as possible to AIA Wisconsin, 321 S. Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703-4000. Contact AIA Wisconsin if you’d like to join the fun and excitement of planning next year’s Convention & Expo program, scheduled for May 8 & 9, 2013.

Building Products Expo – Booth Awards
Congratulations to the winners of the 2012 AIA Wisconsin Building Products Expo Booth Awards! First Place: County Materials, Second Place: MasterFoam Insulation company, Inc., Third Place: MasterGraphics, Inc., Honorable Mention:  BPI – Blueprints,  Inc.,  Formica Group,  Foundation Supportworks of Wisconsin,  GAF, Kafka Granite LLC, Milwaukee Millwork/AMH and The Wagner Companies. Information on all the companies and organizations exhibiting at the 2012 AIA Wisconsin Building Products Expo is available online

Convention Sponsors
AIA Wisconsin is fortunate that a number of companies and organizations step forward to underwrite speakers and sponsor other special events at the annual Convention. The sponsors of the 2012 Convention & Expo were formally recognized at the Awards Luncheon at Monona Terrace. Their generous support contributed significantly to the success of this year’s conference. Platinum Sponsors: The Boldt Company, Immel Construction and Wisconsin Masonry Alliance. Gold Sponsors: IIDA Wisconsin Chapter, MasterGraphics, Inc., Ken Saiki Design, Inc., SMPS Wisconsin and Wisconsin Architects Foundation. Silver Sponsors: AIA Contract Documents and Reed Construction Data.

WAF Annual Meeting
The Wisconsin Architects Foundation held its Annual Meeting on May 2. WAF President Paula Verboomen, AIA, Milwaukee, presented a report on WAF scholarship and grant programs, sponsorship of professional development and education opportunities and support for K-12 educational programs. She also accepted special contributions from County Materials Corporation and the Wisconsin Masonry Alliance. WAF members elected John Horky, AIA, Wauwatosa, Dan Roarty, AIA, Green Bay, and Greg Thomson, Milwaukee, to three-year terms on the WAF Board of Directors.

WAF Raffle
Support the Wisconsin Architects Foundation . . . Purchase a Raffle Ticket for a chance to win one of six prizes! View the details. Purchase your raffle ticket from WAF Board members and at local Chapter events.

WAF Wisconsin Student Out-of-State Study Scholarships
The Wisconsin Architects Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships of $1,000 or more to outstanding Wisconsin students who are pursuing accredited architectural degrees at schools located outside of Wisconsin. May 15 is the deadline for applying for a WAF Wisconsin Student Out-of-State Study Scholarship. To be eligible, the student must have received his/her diploma from a Wisconsin high school and be currently attending or planning to attend an NAAB-accredited school of architecture with a First Professional Degree or Post-graduate degree program. For further details, please visit the WAF homepage.

Continuing Education Requirements – 2012 License Renewal
This summer, when you renew your Wisconsin architect license, you will need to have earned at least 24 hours of continuing education during the prior two year period, including 16 hours related to health, safety and welfare topics. These state administrative rules [Chapter A-E 12] establish minimum continuing education requirements for architects to renew their state license. The new rules will first apply when you renew your two-year Wisconsin license by August 2012. The AIA is listed as an approved provider of continuing education programs; and AIA members can use their AIA/CES transcript to document continuing education hours. This is a good time to print your AIA/CES transcript and check that it includes all of your learning activities. To review state license renewal requirements, go to: Wisconsin Continuing Education Requirements

Sustainability | Energy Efficiency Leadership Award
May 25 is the application deadline for the 2012 Wisconsin Sustainability | Energy Efficiency (SE²) Leadership Award program. Entry materials are due by 7/20/12. AIA Wisconsin is partnering with other organizations to support this awards program that recognizes leadership in energy efficient and sustainable design, construction and operation of Wisconsin commercial buildings and related systems. For more information and to download an application, visit the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance website: http://wgba.shuttlepod.org/Se2Awards

People & Places
Louis A. Stippich, AIA, Milwaukee, has been elevated to Emeritus membership. Congratulations! Corey Lapworth, AIA, Milwaukee, and Daniel Beyer, AIA, Milwaukee, have been promoted to principals with Continuum Architects & Planners, Milwaukee. Todd Hoffmaster, Assoc. AIA, Oregon, has been promoted to Senior Integrated Construction Coordinator at Mortenson Construction. Sheldon Segel, AIA, Glendale, has passed away.

Membership Action
Please welcome the following members that have joined in the last month: Donald G. Briggs, AIA, Madison (SW); Brian Karch, Professional Affiliate, Middleton (SW); Peter Nagel, Assoc. AIA, Madison (SW); and James R. Widder, AIA, Madison.

The Last Word
“The AIA brand represents the highest standard of design and professional ethics. It serves as a powerful message to clients and communities that design matters.” [Robert Ivy, FAIA]

 

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