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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: November 2010

In this issue of the AIA Wisconsin e-newsletter, you'll find information on submitting projects for 2011 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards, commenting on the latest public version of the International Construction Code, getting your hands on the AIA Wisconsin long-range planning report, celebrating 100 years of service to Wisconsin and more.

Program & Event Update

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

November 16 | Fitchburg
AIA SW WI | Business and Organizational trends and the relationship to facility design

November 16 | Webinar
BEC WI | Sustainable Design Using Precast/Prestressed Concrete

November 17 | Green Bay
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Building Integrated Solar Photovoltaics

November 18 | Sheboygan
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Building Integrated Solar Photovoltaics

November 18 | Madison
Wright Lecture Series | 10-20-20 Problem Solving

November 23 | Appleton
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Managing & Specifying Architectural Hardware

December 2 | Madison
AIA SW WI | ATC-20 Earthquake Damage Safety Assessment Training

December 2 | Milwaukee
AIA MKE + AIGA | 20/20

December 7 | Milwaukee
AIA MKE Building Science Series | Understanding Electrified Hardware

December 15 | Green Bay
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Understanding Electrified Hardware

December 16 | Sheboygan
AIA NE WI Lunch Program: Understanding Electrified Hardware

December 22 | Appleton
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Positive Pressure and Smoke Control

Thank You for Your Support!

Design Awards

The Design Awards Committee invites your participation in the 2011 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards program. The deadline for entering your projects is January 20. Entry binders are due by no later than February 17. The 2011 Design Awards will be announced and presented at a special awards celebration on May 4 at Monona Terrace in Madison.

IGCC Public Version 2.0

Earlier this month, the International Code Council issued an updated draft of the International Green Construction Code [IGCC]. Information on the IGCC and how you can actively participate in its development is available on the AIA website. The deadline for commenting and proposing changes to the latest version of the IGCC is January 3, 2011. You can submit your feedback, comments and concerns on the IGCC online to the AIA Codes and Standards Committee by 12/15/10 for consideration for inclusion in the AIA's comments to the ICC regarding IGCC Public Version 2.0.

AIA Wisconsin Planning Report

The 2010 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 100th anniversary in 2011 through community service. State and local AIA leaders are committed to helping members find jobs, assisting member-owned firms prepare for the future, promoting architecture through community service, 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.

Favorite Wisconsin Buildings

In 2011, AIA Wisconsin will be celebrating 100 years of service to members, the profession of architecture and society. In preparation of this anniversary, member volunteers have been looking through past issues of Wisconsin Architect magazine, working with the Wisconsin Historical Society and exploring other sources to identify significant buildings from each of the past ten decades designed by AIA Wisconsin members. You can help by submitting your favorite Wisconsin buildings along with any information you may have on the name of the design architect/architectural firm, date of completion and location.


AIA Wisconsin President Jim Otto, AIA, Hubertus, recently announced the results of the Director-At-Large election. Congratulations are in order for Daryl Dean, AIA, Rhinelander, and Melissa Destree, AIA, Oregon. Their two-year term begins in January 2011.

Associate, Professional Affiliate & Student Representatives

The AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors at its October meeting in Bayside approved the following appointments: Erika Lee, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee, to a two-year term as an Associate Representative; Ron McCrea, Madison, to another two-year term as a Professional Affiliate Representative; Angie Tabrizi, Milwaukee, as the UWM Student Representative; and Melissa Schulteis, Milwaukee, as the At-Large Student Representative. Congratulations to these AIA Wisconsin leaders whose new terms begin in January 2011.

2011 Chapter Officers

Wisconsin is fortunate to have AIA members who volunteer to lead the four local AIA Chapters and coordinate programs and events of value to members in each quadrant of the state. Chapter officers for 2011 are: AIA Southwest Wisconsin— Taylor "Tate" Walker, AIA, Madison, President; Janine Glaeser, AIA, Monona, Vice President; and Jason Pelletier, AIA, Madison, Secretary/Treasurer. AIA Northeast Wisconsin— Jonathan Brinkley, AIA, Fond du Lac, President; Chad Ulman, AIA, Appleton, Vice President; and Gregory Douglas, AIA, Green Bay, Secretary/Treasurer. AIA Northwest Wisconsin— Gregory Granlund, AIA, Eau Claire, President; Kurt Schroeder, AIA, La Crosse, Vice President; and Mark Piquette, AIA, Weston, Secretary/Treasurer. You are encouraged to participate in local AIA programs and offer suggestions for future initiatives. AIA Milwaukee elections are being scheduled.

Fall Workshop

The 2010 AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop last month in Milwaukee on sustainable adaptive reuse of existing received very positive feedback. As one member put it, the most valuable parts of the workshop were the "overview of all the resources available on the AIA website, preview of the IGCC and the building tours" of the adaptive reuse development. Kudos to workshop chair Kurt Zimmerman, AIA, Milwaukee!

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 CES Discovery

AIA CES Discovery is a new learning management platform that will be your go-to place for viewing your CES transcript, tracking continuing education requirements, including health, safety and welfare [HSW] and sustainable design [SD] coursework, and searching thousands of providers and courses. AIA CES Discovery uses your account sign-in. For more information, visit AIA National.

High School Design Competition - Mentors Needed

The AIA Wisconsin Architects in Schools Committee currently is recruiting volunteers to be classroom mentors for high school students in the statewide "Design Your School" competition. The competition is planned for the spring 2011 semester. Contact Brenda Taylor if you are interested in volunteering.

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.

Alliance for Regulatory Coordination

AIA Wisconsin is a member of the Alliance for Regulatory Coordination [ARC], a new consortium established to advocate for improvements in building-related regulatory programs throughout Wisconsin. The ARC is comprised of associations and organizations involved in building design, construction and regulation. Its overall goal is to have regulatory services provided in the most efficient manner possible while promoting safety for Wisconsin citizens and visitors.

AIA Online Resources . . . A Password Away has an abundance of online resources including "Members Only Content" and the growing AIA KnowledgeNet professional media site. You must log in as a member to receive the member rate for all purchases, meeting and event registrations, access to AIA KnowledgeNet and to renew your AIA membership. All AIA Members have a log in using your email address and password. Don't know your password, no problem. Click here to request your password. Enter your e-mail address and then check your e-mail for a message that includes a link to change your password.

People & Places

Duane M. Johnson, AIA, Verona, has upgraded to AIA architect membership. Congratulations!

Member Action

Please welcome the following members that have joined in the last month: Austin Bendel, Student, La Crosse (NW); Ryan Donath, Student, Clayton (NW); Paul Fritsch, Student, Dodgeville (SW); Casey Henthorne, La Crosse (NW); Kaila Karlen, Student, Greenwood (NW); Stephen H. Kassens, Assoc. AIA, Waukesha (SE); Scott Long, AIA, Machesney Park, IL (SW); Josh McKenzie, Student, La Crosse (NW); Chue Sue Mova, Student, La Crosse (NW); Doug Parker, Student, Ladysmith (NW); Brian Reed, Assoc. AIA, Madison (SW); Nathan Roscovius, La Crosse (NW); Steven A. Sachleben, Student, La Crosse (NW); David Sandvick, Student, Onalaska (NW); Shane Sebo, Student, Dakota, MN (NW); James Stinski, Student, Spooner (NW); Eric Strojny, Assoc. AIA, Chippewa Falls (NW); Daniel Trautsch, Assoc. AIA, La Crosse (NW); Sean Walker, Student, Rice Lake (NW); Ryan Welke, Student, Chippewa Falls (NW); Eric Westerberg, Student, La Crosse (NW) and Brandon Young, Student, Bloomer (NW).

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