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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: November 2009

In this issue of the AIA Wisconsin e-newsletter, you'll find information on the 2010 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards program, election results, proposed licensing rules, Wisconsin Architects Foundation, new AIA contract documents, upcoming AIA/CES programs and more.

Program & Event Update

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

November 17 | Kimberly
AIA NE WI Chapter Meeting & BIM Presentation

November 17 | Fitchburg
AIA SW WI Lunch program: Federal Fair Housing & Universal Design in WI

November 17 | Waukesha
BEC Wisconsin

November 18 | Green Bay
AIA NE WI | Architectural Concrete: Ground & Polished with Integral Color, Dyes & Stains

November 19 | Sheboygan
AIA NE WI | Architectural Concrete: Ground & Polished with Integral Color, Dyes & Stains

November 19 | Milwaukee

AIA MKE Lecture, Reception and Chapter Elections

December 16 | Green Bay
AIA NE | Cemetitious Wood Fiber Products

December 17 | Sheboygan
AIA NE | Cemetitious Wood Fiber Products


Thank You!

Design Awards

The Design Awards Committee invites your participation in the 2010 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards program. The deadline for entering your projects is January 15. Entry binders are due by no later than February 17. The 2010 Design Awards will be announced and presented at a special awards celebration on April 28 at Monona Terrace in Madison.

AIA Northeast Wisconsin Chapter Elections

AIA Northeast Wisconsin will be holding its elections for 2010 officers at the chapter meeting scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, November 17, at Liberty Hall in Kimberly. The slate of candidates includes: Jonathan Brinkley, AIA, Fond du Lac, for Vice President/President-Elect and Chad Ulman, AIA, Appleton, for Secretary/Treasurer. Jody Andres, AIA, Appleton, will be the 2010 President of the Northeast Chapter. If you are unable to attend, but would like another member to carry your proxy for the elections, please contact 2009 President Jim Putman, AIA, or AIA Wisconsin.

AIA Milwaukee Chapter Elections

AIA Milwaukee Board of Directors elections will be held at 6:00 p.m. during the chapter meeting on Thursday, November 19, at the Eisner Museum. The slate of candidates for 2010 includes: Kurt Zimmerman, AIA, Wauwatosa, for Vice President/President-Elect; Matthew Edwards, AIA, Milwaukee, for Treasurer; Heather Cook Elliot, AIA, Milwaukee, for Secretary; and Karen Plunkett Muenster, AIA, River Hills, John Holz, AIA, Bayside, and Gil Snyder, AIA, Milwaukee, for three Director positions. Nominations also may be accepted from the floor during the meeting. These AIA members will be joining President Randy Morrison, AIA, Milwaukee, and immediate Past President Dan Kabara, AIA , New Berlin, on the 2010 AIA Milwaukee Board of Directors. AIA members are eligible to vote and may cast up to five proxy votes at the meeting.


AIA Wisconsin President Josh Johnson, AIA, Middleton, recently announced the results of the Director-At-Large election. Congratulations are in order for Jon Jenson, AIA, Madison, Chris LaShorne, La Crosse, and Karen Wolfert, AIA, Milwaukee. Their two-year term begins in January 2010.

Associate, Professional Affiliate & Student Representatives

The AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors at its October meeting in Green Lake approved the following appointments: Devin Little, Assoc. AIA, Madison, to a two-year term as an Associate Representative; Abby Vogen Horn, Oconomowoc, to another two-year term as a Professional Affiliate Representative; and Mitch Ptacek, Milwaukee, as the UWM Student Representative. Congratulations to these AIA Wisconsin leaders whose new terms begin in January 2010. The At-Large Student Representative position on the 2010 AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors remains open.

AIA Southwest Wisconsin Officers

At last month's luncheon meeting, AIA Southwest Wisconsin members elected Taylor Walker, AIA, Madison as 2010 Vice President/President-Elect and Janine Glaeser, AIA, Monona, as 2010 Secretary/Treasurer. Tate and Janine will join President Rob Wheat, AIA, Monroe, as the local chapter's officers for 2010. Congratulations!

Continuing Education & License Renewal

The Rules Committee of the Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors held public hearings in October on proposed state administrative rules related to amending the definitions of supervision, direct supervision, responsible charge, and direction and control; amending exam entrance requirements to allow candidates with an accredited architecture degree and an IDP record with NCARB to begin taking the ARE upon graduation; and creating continuing education requirements for architects to renew their license. AIA Wisconsin testified in support of the proposed ARE-timing rules and continuing education rules. The proposed continuing education rules would require architects to have 24 hours, including 16 hours related to health, safety and welfare issues, every two years for license renewal. AIA/CES transcripts would be acceptable documentation. The proposed rules, which require legislative review, would become effective beginning with license renewal in August 2012.

AIA Wisconsin Planning Report

The 2009 Long-Range Planning Report approved by the AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors focuses on three key initiatives: supporting members in economic crisis, promoting the profession and celebrating the organization's 100 th anniversary in 2011. State and local AIA leaders are committed to helping members find support during job displacement, assisting member-owned firms reposition themselves for the future, promoting the profession to the public, advocating on behalf of the profession with public officials and planning programs and events that will showcase the contributions architects have made to Wisconsin over the past 100 years. Please contact AIA Wisconsin to request a copy of the planning report.

Wisconsin Architects Foundation

The Wisconsin Architects Foundation Board of Directors is dedicated to improving the quality of the built environment through research and education. It needs your help to achieve this goal. Generous contributions received from friends and members like you enable the Wisconsin Architects Foundation to continue its advocacy for education and outreach. The WAF Board asks you to consider increasing your tax-deductible contribution to the WAF this year. Your support is a vital investment in Wisconsin's future. To donate, please make your contribution payable to the "Wisconsin Architects Foundation" and mail it to: Wisconsin Architects Foundation, 321 S. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703.

AIA & WAF Scholarship Program

First established in 2006 with the support of the AIA Component Matching Grant program, the "AIA & WAF Scholarship Program" combines national and state resources to increase scholarships for architecture students in Wisconsin. For 2009, $6,000 from the Wisconsin Architects Foundation [WAF] was combined with a $1,800 component matching grant from the national AIA to provide two $2,500 scholarships and two $1,500 scholarships for Master of Architecture students at the UW-Milwaukee School of Architecture & Urban Planning. These four AIA & WAF scholarships have been awarded to James Hinze, Grafton, Andrew Laufenberg, Madison, Cassie Hibbert, Milwaukee, and Tami McCullough Waukesha. Congratulations to these UWM graduate students . . . and thank you for your support of the WAF!

Fall Workshop

The 2009 AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop last month in Green Lake received very positive feedback. As one member put it, the program on sustainable design "Helped me get a better idea of what's going on locally with my peers and globally with the industry." Kudos to workshop chair Ron Mastalski, AIA, Waterloo!

State Awards Program

The Division of State Facilities (DSF) is accepting nominations for its 20th annual Awards Program, which recognizes excellence in the design and construction of state buildings. The deadline for nominations is 12/17/10. For information about the DSF Awards Program, contact Godwin Amegashie at 608-267-7806. Information also is available on the DSF website.

DSF Front End Comments

The Division of State Facilities is in the process of reviewing its master documents, including those for bidding and contract requirements as well as professional service and construction contracts. If you've been involved in state building projects and have suggestions for improving these documents, now is your chance to provide input on how the DSF could restructure its documents to use a format more familiar to the industry, eliminate conflicts and ambiguities, and resolve current requirements that may be a source of confusion and conflict. Please contact AIA Wisconsin for details on submitting comments and suggestions. The deadline for input is 12/4/09.

AIA Contract Documents

Earlier this month, AIA Contract Documents released three new documents: C191, Multi-party Agreement for Integrated Project Delivery (IPD), B108-2009, Standard Form of Agreement Between Owner and Architect for a Publicly-Funded or Insured Project and B202-2009, Standard Form of Architect's Services: Programming. To find information on contact document software, go to: . AIA Wisconsin is the state's only full-service distributor of AIA contract documents. To order paper copies of the contract documents, please visit our AIA Contract Documents page.

AIA Documents on Demand

Last month, the AIA re-launched AIA Documents-on-Demand, a web-based service that gives users easy access to download, electronically fill out and print one or more individual forms and agreements from among 16 of the most popular AIA Contract Documents anytime, anywhere. This latest version is particularly well-suited for small practitioners and Mac users.

Free Sustainable Design Web Seminar

AIA Seattle and AIA National will present "The 2030 Challenge: Setting and Achieving Energy Goals with Integrated Design" on Tuesday, December 1, 1:00–2:30 p.m. CT. The live Webcast is free of charge to all AIA members and eligible for 1.5 AIA/CES LUs (HSW/SD). This is an example of a best practice that helps members fulfill their 2009 requirement of 4 LUs in sustainable design continuing education.

AIA 2009 Environmental Scan

The AIA has developed some of the best market research in the industry. To gain insights into key trends facing the architectural industry, download the AIA 2009 Environmental Scan Report executive summary for free or purchase the full report .


Reserve April 28 & 29 for the 2010 AIA Wisconsin Convention, Catalyst , at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison. The Convention Committee, chaired by Daryl Dean, AIA, Rhinelander, is assembling an outstanding program of keynote presentations, professional development seminars, product and service information and other special events for next spring. Watch your inbox and mailbox for further details.Program Cover

AIA Wisconsin Building Products Expo

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

Terrace Town 2010 – Mentors Needed

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.

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.

People & Places

Eric P. Bauman, AIA, Appleton, Amy F. McNally, AIA, Oconomowoc, and Corey A. Scheidler, AIA, Chippewa Falls, have upgraded to AIA architect status. Congratulations! Leonard Reinke, FAIA, Oshkosh, reported that emeritus member Theodore (Ted) Irion, AIA, celebrated his 100 th birthday last month with family and friends in McDonough, Georgia. Allen Washatko, AIA, Cedarburg, served on the jury for the 2009 AIA Chicago Interior Architecture Awards. Kenneth C. Dahlin, AIA, Racine, served on the jury to select Best in Show at the Milwaukee Fine Furnishings & Fine Craft Show. 2009 Secretary/Treasurer Thomas Hirsch, AIA, Madison, reports that AIA Wisconsin will celebrate its 100 th birthday in 2011.

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who have joined AIA Wisconsin in the past month: Nathan A. Elliott, AIA, Milwaukee (SE); plus Student Affiliate members Ian Bevington, La Crosse (NW); Bryant Christensen, Rice Lake (NW); Marie Cortopassi, La Crosse (NW); Amanda Heller, Rice Lake (NW); Zach Lunderville, Glen Flora (NW); Ashley Mader, Onalaska (NW); Matt McGee, Boyceville (NW); Jacob Meyer, Luck (NW); Travis Olson, Sarona (NW); Samantha Sayen, Green Bay (NE); Kerry Schmidt, Clayton (NW); Trent Schott, Westby (NW); Nick Sosalla, La Crosse (NW); Doresa Stritzel, Rice Lake (NW); David Uhrich, Ocseola (NW); Der Vue, La Crosse (NW); Melissa Waterhouse, Chetek (NW); Megan Wildt, Barron (NW) and Patricia Zibrowski, Onalaska (NW).

The Last Word

"My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there." [Charles F. Kettering]

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