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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: October 2009

In this issue of the AIA Wisconsin e-newsletter, you'll find information on the 2009 Fall Workshop, Membership Awards, Golden Award nominations, upcoming AIA/CES programs and more.

Program & Event Update

Here are a few upcoming AIA/CES programs. Click on program title for additional details.

October 20 | Fitchburg
AIA SW WI Lunch Program | Green from the Inside Out - The New Madison Children's Museum

October 21 | Green Bay
AIA NE Learning Lunch | Annual Fire Door Inspection Requirements - NFPA80 2007 Edition

October 22 | Sheboygan
AIA NE Learning Lunch | Annual Fire Door Inspection Requirements - NFPA80 2007 Edition

October 22 | Milwaukee
AIA MKE Opening Doors | Mansions of Grand Avenue

October 23 | Green Lake
AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop | Raising Your Sustainable Design Baseline

October 27 | La Crosse
AIA NW WI Learning Lunches | Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems

October 27 | Madison
Wright Lecture Series | Frank Lloyd Wright in the Twenty-First Century

October 28 | Milwaukee
AIA MKE | ARE Study Session 8: Schematic Design

October 28 | Madison
AIA SW WI Webinar | ARE Study Session 8: Schematic Design

November 3 | Madison
Wright Lecture Series | 10-20-20 Presentation Night: Design Inspiration

November 6 | Milwaukee
Feed Your Soul

November 10-13 | Minneapolis
AIA Minnesota Convention | Converge-Emerge

Visit AIA Wisconsin Calendar of Events


Fall Workshop

Raising Your Sustainable Design Baseline

The 2009 AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop, "Raising Your Sustainable Design Baseline," is scheduled for Friday, October 23, at The Heidel House Resort in Green Lake. The full-day workshop will focus on sustainable design and how it relates to your community, your clients and your company. Fall Workshop speakers Lance Hosey, AIA, and James Brew, AIA, will provide case studies to present practical information on establishing a green baseline for your firm's projects, effective techniques for advocating for sustainable design with your clients, and useful tools and guidelines to promote the benefits of sustainable design in our communities. Participants will be able to earn up to 6.0 HSW | SD AIA/CES learning unit hours.

Golden Award

The deadline for 2010 AIA Wisconsin Golden Award nominations is November 2. 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-two AIA Wisconsin members have been recognized since 1986, with William Wenzler, FAIA, selected to receive this year's Golden Award. Contact AIA Wisconsin to request nomination materials.

Join the AIA for 2010 and Your AIA or Associate AIA Membership Begins Now
Get Up to 15 Months of Professional Resources for the Cost of 12!

Membership in the AIA is a sound investment in you. Joining makes good sense at any time of the year, but from October to December of 2009, there is an extra incentive in place. Remaining months in 2009 are available to you when you join the AIA for 2010; that's up to three free additional months of AIA membership. Best of all, you can start taking advantage of AIA benefits immediately—knowledge resources, networking, and advocacy to advance the interests of the design profession. There is never a better time to join the AIA than during our annual 15 for 12 promotion.

Design MMoCA Call for Applications

Design MMoCA celebrates art and design throughout the region by highlighting the design community's talents, creativity and expertise in an elegant museum setting. AIA Wisconsin is a participating partner of this design showcase that challenges the region's most creative architects and interior designers to use works from the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art's permanent collection as inspiration for one-of-a-kind room designs. Rooms will take shape in 12' x 14' spaces in MMoCA's stunning main galleries and feature living, eating and sleeping spaces. The rooms will be on view for a ten-day event in April 2010. Application deadline: 10/30/2009

Terrace Town 2010

Coordinated by Monona Terrace, "Terrace Town" is a program that introduces architecture and community planning to elementary students in Dane County. As a mentor, you'll work with one classroom to design a neighborhood or city. You'll bring a professional "real life" perspective to discussions about how communities are planned, what makes a sustainable community and how people can participate in the improvement of the built environment. (A grant from the WAF is helping Monona Terrace support an educational program for the teachers and mentors on community design and urban planning.) For further information about being a volunteer mentor, contact Heather Sabin at (608) 261-4015.

DSF Consultants Conference

If you work with the Division of State Facilities (DSF) on state building projects, or would like to, then reserve Thursday, October 29, 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: integrated design, electronic plan distribution, BIM update, and orientation sessions for small and large state building projects. AIA Wisconsin members benefit from discounted registration fee.

AIA MN Convention & Products Expo

AIA Wisconsin members are invited to attend the 75th AIA Minnesota Annual Convention & Product Exposition, "Converge | Emerge," held at the Minneapolis Convention Center November 10-13, 2009.

AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo

Invite vendors to participate in the AIA Wisconsin Convention & Building Products Exposition on April 28 & 29, 2010. 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.

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ARE Lending Library

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 materials 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.

Membership Awards

Congratulations to AIA Northeast Wisconsin! The chapter recently was recognized by the American Institute of Architects for achieving membership recruitment and retention goals for 2009. AIA Northeast Wisconsin Vice President/President-Elect Jody Andres, AIA, Appleton, chairs the chapter's Membership Committee.

People & Places

Eric P. Bauman, AIA, Appleton, and Mary K. Edwards, AIA, Shorewood, have upgraded to AIA architect status. Congratulations! Lawrence L. Barton, AIA, Middleton, is the new president of Strang, Inc. Kevin M. Broich, AIA, Cedarburg, has joined the Healthcare Studio at Eppstein Uhen Architects. Chad M. Wright, AIA, Hartland, has joined Tribute Design Systems as director of planning and design. Long-time member Richard C. "Dick" Thern, AIA, Naples, FL, recently passed away.

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who have joined AIA Wisconsin in the past month: R. Douglas Aungst, Professional Affiliate, Butler (SE); Keith C. Barnes, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee (SE); Erik Y. Hancock, Assoc. AIA, Sheboygan (NE); Jeanne Hazeltine, Student, Janesville (SW); Tara Munn, Student, Cottage Grove (SW); Jason T. Pelletier, AIA, Madison (SW); Matthew E. Porges, Milwaukee, Student (SE); Peter E. Schad, AIA, Madison (SW); Michael Sensenbrenner, Student, Sun Prairie (SW) and Gregory A. Steffen, AIA, Milwaukee (SE).

The Last Word

"Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done." [Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis]

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