E-News: July 2013
In this issue of the AIA Wisconsin e-newsletter, you’ll find information on the new state budget, Fall Workshop, new AIA Director for the North Central States region, ARE study sessions, upcoming AIA/CES programs and more. .
State Budget – Approved
The Governor has approved the state budget for the 2013-15 biennium as 2013 Wisconsin Act 20, exercising his veto authority on 57 items. As part of the legislative debate on the budget bill, AIA Wisconsin expressed support for the $1.4 billion state building program recommended by the State Building Commission, opposition to the $250 million reduction in bonding authority for the state building program recommended by the Joint Finance Committee, concern about certain provisions included in the budget bill related to the use of single-prime contracting for state building projects, and opposition to proposed budget provisions amending current statutory language to eliminate the authority of architects to evaluate the progress of construction on state building projects. The Governor partially vetoed budget language related to state bonding authority for the state building program to provide greater flexibility in implementing the $250 million reduction in general obligation bonds.
AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop – October 18 at The Osthoff Resort
Reserve Friday, October 18, for the 2013 AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop at The Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake. This year’s full-day workshop, chaired by Melissa Destree, AIA, Oregon, will focus on “The Business of Design” and feature presentations by Charles Heuer, FAIA, Esq., with the AIA Trust, and Yolanda Cole, AIA, of Hickok Cole Architects. Watch you inbox for more details and registration materials.
AIA Director – North Central States Region
AIA Wisconsin member Henry A. Kosarzycki, AIA, Greendale, has been selected serve as the next AIA Director for the North Central States region on the national Board of Directors of The American Institute of Architects. The AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors approved the appointment at its most recent meeting. When his three-year term begins in December, Kosarzycki will join Stephen Fiskum, FAIA, Minneapolis, in representing 3,500 members in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. Kosarzycki is a health care surveyor with the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Quality Assurance, Bureau of Education Services and Technology. He served as the 2012 President of AIA Wisconsin and the 2001 President of AIA Southeast Wisconsin. He currently serves as Chair of the AIA Codes and Standards Committee and on the AIA Board Advocacy Committee. AIA Wisconsin will have the opportunity to appoint the AIA Director again for the term beginning in December 2018.
If you are interested in helping to shape AIA Wisconsin policies and programs, please consider tossing your hat in the ring as a candidate for Director-At-Large. Three Directors-At-Large will be elected by the membership this fall to a two-year term beginning January 2014. Nominations are due by September 1. There also are many valuable leadership opportunities with your local AIA Chapter. For further information, contact the AIA Wisconsin office.
Associate Representative – Leadership Opportunity
The AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors may appoint two Associate AIA members to a two-year term as an Associate Representative. The terms are staggered, so one Associate Representative is appointed by the Board of Directors each year. For a description of the Associate Representative position, please contact the AIA Wisconsin office. If you are an Associate AIA member interested in reviewing and shaping AIA Wisconsin policies and programs for the benefit of fellow members, please submit a letter of interest and a brief resume to: Jody Andres, AIA, Vice President/President-Elect, AIA Wisconsin, 321 S. Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703.
Local Chapter Leaders – Opportunities
Now is a good time to contact local AIA Chapter officers to discuss volunteer leadership opportunities. To find out more, please contact the AIA Wisconsin office . . . or the President of your local AIA Chapter: Milwaukee – Heather Cook Elliott, AIA (770) 317-1875; Southwest – Rich Lundeen, AIA (608) 273-6380; Northeast – Greg Douglas, AIA, (920) 969-7070; and Northwest – Mark Piquette, AIA, (715) 241-4727.
Golden Award – Nominations Open
The deadline for 2014 AIA Wisconsin Golden Award nominations is November 1. The Golden Award is the highest honor that AIA Wisconsin can bestow upon a member architect. It recognizes distinguished leadership and service to the profession and the AIA. Twenty-five AIA Wisconsin members have been recognized since 1986, with Josh Johnson, AIA, Middleton, selected to receive this year's Golden Award. Nomination Material | Golden Award Recipients
AIA Membership Dues – 2014
At its most recent meeting, the AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors approved the following dues schedule for 2014: AIA Architect – Firm Principal $315, AIA Architect – Employee $225, Associate AIA $84 ($63 for first three years of membership), Professional Affiliate $315, and Student Affiliate $20. AIA Emeritus members have no state dues responsibility. The four local AIA Chapters in Wisconsin do not have membership dues. National AIA dues for 2014 will remain $251 for AIA Architect members and $108 for Associate AIA members.
ARE Study Sessions – Starting in September
Andy Malanowski, AIA, Milwaukee, Chair of the AIA Milwaukee Emerging Professionals Committee, has stepped up once again to coordinate a series of monthly ARE Study Sessions. The evening sessions are scheduled to start September 18 and conclude April 16. The ARE Study Sessions will be live in Milwaukee and simulcast to satellite sites in Madison, Appleton and La Crosse. Information about registering for these sessions will be posted to the Calendar as details are finalized.
ARE Lending Library – Associate AIA Members
AIA Wisconsin has established a lending library of Architect Registration Examination (ARE) study materials from Kaplan AEC Education that cover all sections of the ARE exam. The study guides are available to Associate AIA members and can be checked out of the office for a period of 14 days. For details, read the ARE Lending Library Policies. Contact AIA Wisconsin to confirm availability.
AIA Career Center
The AIA Career Center helps people who are searching and applying for architecture jobs across the country. The online job bank features tools to help job seekers elevate their professional presentations to potential employers and look for work more efficiently. All Career Center services are free to job seekers.
AIA Contract Documents – New Documents
Seven new AIA Contract Documents are now available, including the new BIM and digital documents, a new family of contracts called program management documents and three free guides. All the documents are available through the latest version of the AIA Contract Document software and several are available through AIA Documents-on-Demand. The list of new documents and guides are available on the AIA Contract Documents Reference Materials page. For paper documents, AIA Wisconsin is the state's only full-service distributor of AIA contract documents.
MyCES: AIA Launches New Interactive Member Transcript Service
Track your continuing education requirements using MyCES’s visual display of completed Learning Unit and Health Safety Welfare credits, and browse continuing education offerings.
People & Places
Walter L. Wilson, FAIA, Glendale, has been elected to a two-year term as treasurer of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA). Plunkett Raysich Architects LLP, Milwaukee, announced the following promotions: Devin Kack, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee, to project designer III; Mary K. Spriggs, AIA, Waukesha, to associate; Adrian M. Langhus Jr., AIA, Milwaukee, to senior associate, and Eric Schoedel, AIA, Menomonee Falls, to senior project architect. John L Van Rooy, AIA, Milwaukee, has elevated to architect. Congratulations!
The following members have joined in the last month: Cole V. Brunson, AIA, Plain (SW); Steven A. Leonhardt, AIA, Pewaukee (SE); Erica Marty, Assoc. AIA, Lake Mills (SW); Hal D. Snow, AIA, Oconomowoc (NW); and Alexa C. Wojciechowicz, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee (SE).
The Last Word
“Yes, the previous five years have been challenging, but we share the belief that the ultimate mission of architects is to design a better world: creating value, driving positive change, leading with vision, and shaping the future.” [Mickey Jacob, FAIA, and Robert Ivy, FAIA, introductory message to AIA Foresight Report: The Changing Context, Business, and Practice of Architecture 2013]