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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: May 2008

ARE & NCARB Record

Attention architectural interns, sponsors, advisors and mentors . . . effective May 15, 2008 , all candidates applying to take the ARE will be required to establish a record with the NCARB. Wisconsin applicants do not necessarily need to complete NCARB's IDP or meet its education requirements, but you must establish a NCARB record and obtain a record number before the Wisconsin Department of Regulation & Licensing can authorize you to start taking the exam.

Sustainability | Energy Efficiency Leadership Award

May 23 is the application deadline for the 2008 Wisconsin Sustainability | Energy Efficiency (SEĀ²) Leadership Award program. Entry materials are due by 7/18/08 . AIA Wisconsin is partnering with other organizations to support this award that recognizes leadership in energy efficient and sustainable design, construction and operation of Wisconsin commercial and related systems. For more information and to download an application, visit the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance website.

Design Awards

Ten building projects were recognized for excellence in architectural design by the 2008 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards program. The celebration this year was kicked off with the world premiere of a special video produced by Audrey Johnson, Middleton, during the first ever Architecture Night! This event was followed by the formal presentation of awards to the architects, owners and contractors responsible for the award-winning projects.

AIA Southwest Wisconsin in Spotlight

AIA Southwest Wisconsin's efforts to promote "citizen architects" are highlighted in the most recent issue of The Angle e-newsletter from the national AIA government advocacy team. The "component spotlight" article talks about the Chapter's AIA 150 initiative to improve Allied Drive by design and its place in the City of Madison 's Urban Design Commission ordinance related to the appointment of architect members to the UDC.

Distinguished Service

During the AIA Wisconsin Annual Meeting, President Lee Connellee, AIA, Appleton, presented six "Citations for Distinguished Service" to the profession of architecture. Citation recipients included: John Holz, AIA, Bayside, for his leadership of AIA Milwaukee and the local Chapter's AIA150 initiative; Joseph Lawton, Assoc. AIA, Hartland, for coordinating the AIAS Forum conference in Milwaukee; Gary Magee, Assoc. AIA, Shawano, for his advocacy of architectural education at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College; the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for its commitment to covering design, architecture and urban planning issues; Lawrence Schnuck, AIA, Whitefish Bay, for his leadership of the WAF Board of Directors; and Rob Wheat, AIA, Monroe, for chairing the successful 2007 AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo.

WAF Annual Meeting

The Wisconsin Architects Foundation held its Annual Meeting on April 30. WAF President Lawrence Schnuck, AIA, Whitefish Bay , presented a report on WAF scholarship and grant programs, including support for the UWM Architecture Summer Camp for high school students, Terrace Town "box city" program for elementary students and a new scholarship for Wisconsin students attending accredited schools of architecture in other states. Schnuck also accepted a $1,000 contribution from County Materials Corporation and introduced WAF scholarship recipients from UWM SARUP. WAF members elected George Beyer, Elm Grove, A. James Gersich, AIA, Fitchburg , and Paula Verboomen, AIA, Milwaukee , to three-year terms on the WAF Board of Directors. The WAF "Silent Auction," coordinated by Ralph Jackson, AIA, Cross Plains, and Patrick Conway, AIA, Mount Horeb, generated $3,000 for WAF scholarship and grant programs.

Convention Kudos!

Congratulations to the Convention Committee volunteers, as well as the speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and hundreds of members like you, who made the 2008 AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo a great success! If you attended and haven't done so already, please complete and return your AIA/CES report form and evaluation as soon as possible. Contact AIA Wisconsin if you'd like to join the fun and excitement of planning next year's Convention & Expo program, scheduled for May 20 & 21, 2009.

AIA Wisconsin Convention Presentations Online

Thanks to the support and technical capabilities of the Energy Center of Wisconsin, several popular presentations at the 2008 AIA Wisconsin Convention were capture on videotape and are now available online via Energy Center University . You'll want to check out the sessions by Jonathan Foley, Dunham, Flad Architects and Eric Owen Moss, FAIA. You need to register, but it's simple and there is no charge for AIA Wisconsin members. Click "online training."

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Thank You to Our Convention Sponsors!

AIA Wisconsin thanks the following sponsors for their support of this year's Convention & Expo.

Platinum Sponsors

  • The Boldt Company
  • MasterGraphics, Inc.
  • Wisconsin Concrete Masonry Association
  • Gold Sponsors
  • Arnold & O'Sheridan, Inc.
  • Energy Center of Wisconsin
  • Heartland Brick Council
  • IIDA of Wisconsin
  • J.H. Findorff & Son, Inc.
  • JSD Professional Services, Inc.
  • Ken Saiki Design, Inc.
  • The Selmer Company
  • Wisconsin Architects Foundation
  • Wisconsin Green Building Council


Bronze Sponsors

  • AIA Contract Documents
  • Joseph Freed and Associates LLC
  • Wisconsin Architect Magazine


Convention Sponsors

AIA Wisconsin is fortunate that a number of companies and organizations step forward to underwrite speakers and sponsor other special events at the annual Convention. The sponsors of the 2008 Convention & Expo were formally recognized at the Awards Luncheon at Monona Terrace. Their generous support contributed significantly to the success of this year's conference.

Architecture for Fun & Profit

Save the date . . . the 2008 AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop 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. Watch you inbox and mailbox for further details and registration information.

AIA Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Agreements

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has released four new Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) agreements. The new IPD documents will satisfy the needs of users who may have two distinct comfort levels with the IDP process by providing two levels of design and construction integration. One is more traditional in nature and, as such, may be a comfortable first step into IPD. The other introduces an entirely new way of delivering a construction project. Both encourage the parties to implement Building Information Modeling and other technologies to achieve efficiencies, increase collaboration and maximize information sharing.

AIA Career Center

If you are a member looking to advance your career or a firm trying to find qualified employees, the AIA Career Center is a valuable resource for discovering job opportunities and tapping into a database of candidates.

People & Places

David P. Brust, AIA , Shorewood, has been approved for Emeritus membership in The American Institute of Architects. Congratulations! Wayne P. Tillmann, AIA , Mukwonago, has joined Graef Anhalt Schloemer & Associates Inc., Milwaukee.

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who have joined AIA Wisconsin since April 15: Katrinka J. Bourne, AIA, Eau Claire (NW); Chris Dowden, Student, Bonduel (NE); Gina M. Garcia, Assoc. AIA, Madison (SW); Margaret A. Hogan, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee (SE); Jacob E. Kain, AIA, Milwaukee (SE); Scott R. Kammer, Assoc. AIA, Jefferson (SW); Jordan Kratz, Student, Luxemburg (NE): Douglas C. Kuntz, Assoc. AIA, Pewaukee (SE); Andy Lippart, Professional Affiliate, Stevens Point (NW); Eric J. Manders, Assoc. AIA, Wauwatosa (SE); Jeremiah D. Merchak, Student, Green Bay (NE); Paul E. Newman, AIA, Baraboo (SW); Ryan D. Pearson, Assoc. AIA, Reedsburg (SW); Kalvin Prandy, Student, Appleton (NE); Daniel N. Schreiber, AIA, Green Bay (NE); Steven Skiba, Student, Green Bay (NE); Blake Titus, Student, Sturgeon Bay (NE); James H. Wasley, AIA, Milwaukee (SE); William L. Yudchitz, AIA, Stevens Point (NW) and Daniel Yudchitz, Student, Stevens Point (NW).

The Last Word

"Architecture is form placed between the ground and the sky." [Eero Saarinen]

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