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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: January 2008

AIA Wisconsin Architect e-News Design Awards

The Design Awards Committee invites your participation in the 2008 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards program. The deadline for entering your projects is January 18 . Entry binders are due by no later than February 13. The 2008 Design Awards will be announced and presented at a special awards celebration on April 30 at Monona Terrace in Madison.

Integrated Project Delivery Series

Mark your calendar for 5:30–7:00 p.m. on February 6 for the kickoff session of a new educational series on integrated project delivery (IPD) and related technology tools shaping the future of architectural practice . . . and watch for further details. Developing educational programs for members on IPD and emerging technology like BIM was an initiative identified at the most recent AIA Wisconsin planning retreat. Director-At-Large Daniel Sisel, AIA, Milwaukee, is putting the finishing touches on a six-part educational series that will pull together practical real-world case-study examples of how firms and firm leaders have successfully and not-so-successfully addressed the impact of IDP and BIM on organizational structure, revenue stream generation, risk management and legal structures of project teams. The purpose of the educational series is to help place architects in a leadership role. AIA Wisconsin, AIA Milwaukee and UWM SARUP are helping to sponsor this monthly program.

AIA & WAF Scholarship Program

First established in 2006, the AIA & WAF Scholarship Program combines national and state resources to increase scholarships for architecture students. For 2007, $6,000 from the Wisconsin Architects Foundation was combined with a $4,000 national AIA component matching grant to provide four $2,500 tuition scholarships to Master of Architecture students at the UWM School of Architecture & Urban Planning. These AIA & WAF scholarships were awarded to Paul Mattek, Katharine Hall, Robert Koehler and Cassie Hibbert at a special awards program last month at UWM. Congratulations to these UWM graduate students . . . and thank you for your support of the WAF!

Pay Your Dues the Easy Way: Online

AIA membership renewals are due January 15 . Members can renew their membership online. The log-in to access your renewal invoice is your email address. Passwords are generally your last name (capitalized appropriately). Please contact Information Central at 800-242-3837 if you experience any difficulty accessing your 2008 renewal notice.

AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo

Reserve April 30 & May 1 for the 2008 AIA Wisconsin Convention, Transformation, at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison. The Convention Committee, chaired by Barry Swedeen, AIA, Madison, is assembling an outstanding program of keynote presentations, professional development seminars, product and service information and other special events for this spring. Keynote speakers are Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA, and Eric Owen Moss, FAIA. Seminar presenters include Reed Kroloff, Assoc. AIA, Ava Abramowitz, Hon. AIA, Marlon Blackwell, AIA, Scott Simpson, FAIA, Grant Simpson, FAIA and James Atkins, FAIA. Watch your inbox and mailbox for further details.

WAF Silent Auction

The Wisconsin Architects Foundation will host the second annual "Art by Architects" silent auction as a fund-raising event at the 2008 AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo on April 30 at Monona Terrace. Your donated art and architectural books will help the WAF invest in the future of Wisconsin 's architectural profession. To donate one or more pieces, please contact WAF Board members Ralph Jackson, AIA, Cross Plains, at (608) 232-1272 or Pat Conway, AIA , Mt. Horeb, at (800) 464-0988. Thank you for your support!

2007 AIA Contract Documents Available

AIA Wisconsin is the state's only full-service distributor of AIA contract documents. The 2007 updates include revisions to A201 and nearly 50 owner/architect, architect/consultant and contractor/subcontractor agreements. For details on the new documents, visit www.aiacontractdocuments.org. To order paper copies of the 2007 documents, as well as the still-valid previous edition of the updated documents, please visit our contract documents page.

ARE Lending Library

AIA Wisconsin has established a lending library of the latest Architect Registration Examination (ARE) study materials from Kaplan AEC Education that cover all sections of the ARE exam. The materials are available to AIA Associate members and can be checked out for a period of 14 days. For details, read the ARE Lending Library Policies . Contact AIA Wisconsin to confirm availability.

Firm & Residential Directories

If you have not returned your completed application to be listed in the Firm Directory and/or Residential Directory and still want to participate, please contact AIA Wisconsin.. The Directories will be published as part of the Wisconsin Architect magazine . . . the annual "Construction Industry Handbook." As an added benefit, firms listed in these 2008 AIA Wisconsin directories also will be eligible to be included on "Architect Finder" through the national AIA consumer access Web site.

Terrace Town

Coordinated by Monona Terrace, " Terrace Town " is a program that introduces architecture and community planning to elementary and middle school 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 quality community and how people can participate in the improvement of the built environment. (A grant from the WAF helped Monona Terrace support an educational program for the teachers on community design and urban planning.) For further information about being a volunteer mentor, contact Heather Sabin at (608) 261-4015.

People & Places

Richard W. Eschner, AIA, Shorewood, has been approved for Emeritus membership in The American Institute of Architects. Congratulations! Philip T. Ashby, AIA, Madison, Michael J. Buragas, AIA, Madison, Ben Marshall, AIA , McFarland, and Debra R. Zins, AIA, Milwaukee, have upgraded to AIA architect member. Richard C. Lundeen, AIA, Madison, has joined Mead & Hunt, Inc. Michael L. Schmidt, AIA, Verona, has joined Stevens Construction as a project director. GMK Architecture has moved to 3220 Syene Rd. , Madison; (608) 277-0585.

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who have joined AIA Wisconsin since December 18, 2007: Daniel D. Bayer, Assoc. AIA, Greenville (SE); Michael Booth, Assoc. AIA , Madison (SW); Christopher Gluesing, AIA , Shorewood (SE); Herb Hardt, Professional Affiliate, Green Bay (NE); Michael A. Kramer, Assoc. AIA , Franklin (SE); Kevin LeMans, AIA, Middleton (SW); Devin J. Little, Assoc. AIA, Fitchburg (SW); Thomas D. Twohig, AIA, Menomonie (NW); Evan S. Weir, Assoc. AIA, Madison (SW) and Charles L. Westerholm, AIA, Madison (SW).

The Last Word

"By forging a good-faith partnership among members, the AIA accomplishes things no single architect can do alone!" [AIA Member Covenant]

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