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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: October 2008

Fall Workshop

The 2008 AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop, "The Path to Profitability," is scheduled for Friday, October 24, at The Heidel House Resort in Green Lake. The full-day workshop will focus on financial management and profitability for architectural firms. You'll learn how your firm can be financially as well as professionally successful by following a set of proven principles of sound financial management. The Fall Workshop speakers who will guide us down this path to profitability are Steve L. Wintner, AIA, founder of Management Consulting Services and past chair of the AIA Practice Management Committee, and Michael Tardif, Assoc. AIA, editorial director of Design Byline and former director of the AIA Center for Technology and Practice Management.

NCARB "Six-Month Rule"

In June, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) passed a rule requiring interns to submit their training units in reporting periods of no longer than six months. The "Six-Month Rule," as it has been nicknamed, will go into effect on July 1, 2009, for interns who begin an NCARB Record on or after that date and July 1, 2010, for all interns regardless of application date. All training unit reports must be submitted electronically and within two months of completion of each reporting period. For more information, visit the NCARB Web site..

New AIA Contract Documents

AIA Wisconsin is the state's only full-service distributor of AIA contract documents. This month, the AIA will launch six new contract documents, including two new Integrated Project Delivery agreements, two new Design-Build Agreements, a new Building Information Modeling Protocol Exhibit and an On-Site Project Representation Document. For complete details on the new documents, visit AIA National. For paper copies of the 2008 documents, as well as other contract documents, please go to our contract documents page.

Golden Award

The deadline for 2009 AIA Wisconsin Golden Award nominations is November 3. 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-one AIA Wisconsin members have been recognized since 1986. Contact AIA Wisconsin to request nomination materials.

Design Awards

The Design Awards Committee invites your participation in the 2009 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards program. The deadline for entering your projects is January 16 . Entry binders are due by no later than February 18. The 2009 Design Awards will be announced and presented at a special awards celebration on May 20 at Monona Terrace in Madison. For details on the 2009 Design Awards program.

DSF Consultants Conference

If you work with the Division of State Facilities (DSF) on state building projects, or would like to, then reserve Thursday, November 6, for the "DSF Consultants Conference" sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Wisconsin. The full-day conference will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. Conference topics include: BIM, sustainability, commissioning and orientation sessions for small and large state building projects.

AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo

Invite vendors to participate in the AIA Wisconsin Convention & Building Products Exposition on May 20 & 21, 2009. It is the one trade show that attracts architects and allied design and construction industry leaders from across Wisconsin. The Building Products Expo will feature over 170 displays by the leading manufacturers and suppliers of products and services for Wisconsin's design and construction industry. Encourage them to download the Exhibiting, Sponsorship and Event Marketing Opportunities brochure to learn how they can participate and set their company apart from the competition. And, mark it on your calendar to attend! Thank you for making our Convention a success.

People & Places

Don Scott Davis, AIA, Bayside, has upgraded to AIA architect member. Dawn Weber, AIA, Madison, has been appointed to serve on the City of Madison's Urban Design Commission (UDC). The Daily Reporter announced their 2008 Newsmakers, including Workshop Architects, Inc., Architect of the Year; Gregory J. Uhen, AIA, River Hills, Humanitarian of the Year; and Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc., as Green Innovator of the Year. The 2008 Wisconsin SE ² Award-winners have been announced: Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin, submitted by HGA Architects & Engineers, received an Award of Excellence and a Special Citation will be awarded to Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation, Madison, submitted by Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc. Congratulations! Patrick McGowan, AIA, Monticello, has opened a new firm, McGowan Architecture, LLC, and his mailing address is: PO Box 572, New Glarus, WI 53574, phone: (608) 235-2751. Kelly B. Thompson, AIA, has opened a new firm, KonText Architecture, LLC, the address is: 404 Hillcrest Dr, Sun Prairie, WI 53590, phone: (608) 577-0094. Open up your 09Architecture calendar (available at the AIA Bookstore) and start the year right . . . the photo, Brise-Soleil by Daniel Kabara, AIA, New Berlin, is featured on page 3!

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who have joined AIA Wisconsin since September 16: Adam Almquist, AIA, Wauwatosa (SE); Jonathan R. Brinkley, AIA, Fond du Lac (NE); Andrea K. Ganesh, Assoc. AIA, Madison (SW); Jan C. Gretenhart, Student, Prairie du Sac (SW); Daniel E. Hale, AIA, Brooklyn (SW); Emily J. Lammert, Assoc. AIA, Madison (SW); Marti Meeks, Student, Madison (SW); Jolene O'Brion, Student, Columbus (SW); Brian M. Pelloski, Assoc. AIA, Fitchburg (SW); Margaret E. Pipek, Assoc. AIA, Shorewood (SE); Richard T. Pipek, Assoc. AIA, Shorewood (SE) and Justin M. Yotter, Assoc. AIA, Madison (SW).

The Last Word

"If you don't know where you are going, you will wind up somewhere else." [Yogi Berra]

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