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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: September 2009

In this issue of the AIA Wisconsin e-newsletter, you'll find information on the 2009 Fall Workshop, Director-At-Large candidates, WAF officers, Associate Representative appointment, 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.

September 17 | Madison
Wright Lecture Series | The Architecture of Bart Prince

September 22 | La Crosse
AIA NW WI Learning Lunches | Masonry Wall Design: Best Practices

September 22 | Milwaukee
AIA MKE Construction Tour | Eckstein Hall - Marquette University

September 23 | Milwaukee
AIA MKE | ARE Study Session 7 | Site Planning & Design

September 23 | Madison
AIA SW WI Webinar | ARE Study Session 7 | Site Planning & Design

September 24 – 26 | Chicago
Changing Times | Time for Change: Practice, Productivity and Effectiveness

September 25 | Madison
The Firm of the Future: Big Picture Trends Shaping the Future of Design Firms Webinar at AIA WI

October 1 | Racine
AIA MKE Construction Tour | SC Johnson - Rondelle Theater


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 company, your clients and your community. Fall Workshop speakers Lance Hosey, AIA, and James Brew, AIA, will provide inspiration as they use 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.

Director-At-Large Candidates

The following members have tossed their hat into the ring as a candidate for Director-At-Large on the AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors: Jon Jenson, AIA, Madison; Chris LaShorne, AIA, La Crosse; Paul Martzke, AIA, Green Bay; and Karen Wolfert-Georgeson, AIA, Milwaukee. There are three Director-At-Large positions up for election this fall for two-year terms that begin in January. If you are an AIA Architect member, please keep an eye on your mailbox for an official Director-At-Large ballot.

Board Appointments

At its meeting last month, the AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors approved the appointments of Martin E. Sell, AIA, Juneau, and Colin H. Klos AIA, La Crosse, to fill two vacant positions on the Board of Directors for the balance of 2009. Sell was appointed to complete the Past President term. Klos was appointed to fill a Director-At-Large position. Sell was the 2007 AIA Wisconsin President; and Klos served as the AIA Wisconsin President in 2006.

Wisconsin Architects Foundation

At its meeting this month, the WAF Board of Directors elected the following officers for 2009-10; President – Ralph Jackson, Jr., AIA, Cross Plains; Vice President – A. James Gersich, AIA, Fitchburg; and Secretary/Treasurer – George M. Beyer, Elm Grove. The WAF Board approved a budget that contains $36,460 in scholarships and grants for the 2009-10 fiscal year. Dedicated to improving the quality of the built environment through research and education, the WAF relies on the generous support and tax-deductible contributions from friends and members like you.

AIA/CES Transcript & Survival Guide

This is a good time to check your AIA/CES transcript to make sure it includes all of your learning activities by visiting AIA National. The AIA/CES Survival Guide summarizes what AIA members need to know to get the most out of AIA Continuing Education System (CES) programs, the basics about AIA and state requirements, answers to frequently asked questions and resources for further assistance.

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, visit AIA National. 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 Contract Documents

Associate Representative

The AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors may appoint two Associate AIA members to a two-year term as an Associate Representative. The terms are staggered, so one Associate Representative is appointed by the Board of Directors each year. If you are an Associate AIA member interested in reviewing and shaping AIA Wisconsin policies and programs for the benefit of fellow members, please submit a letter of interest and a brief resume to: James Otto, AIA, Vice President, AIA Wisconsin, 321 S. Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703.

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.

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.

Energy Center of Wisconsin

AIA Wisconsin members benefit from a long-time collaborative relationship with the Energy Center of Wisconsin (ECW). The ECW is an award-winning AIA/CES Registered Provider of quality continuing education programs. AIA Wisconsin members are eligible for discount on several upcoming EWC programs which include Building Commissioning, Commercial Solar Thermal Design, Existing Building Energy Performance, and more

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.

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.

Program Cover

2009 SE² Awards

The sixth annual Sustainability & Energy Efficiency (SE ² ) Leadership Awards have been announced. Nine projects were recognized for leadership in energy efficient and sustainable design, construction and operation. The following two projects received the Focus on Energy Award of Excellence: The Spirit of Africa Exhibit, Baraboo, MSA Integrated Project Delivery; and Lussier Community Education Center, Madison, KEE Architecture. Awards of Merit were presented to: First Unitarian Society Meeting House, Madison, The Kubala Washatko Architects; and Engberg Anderson Milwaukee Office, Milwaukee, Engberg Anderson. The following five projects were recognized with a Special Citation: Fox Valley Technical College – Waupaca Regional Training Center, Waupaca, Somerville Architects; Kohl's Photo Studio, Milwaukee, Schroeder & Holt Architects; KBS Construction Office Building, Madison, Dimension IV – Madison; Johnson Bank, Brookfield, Eppstein Uhen Architects; and 234 W. Florida, Milwaukee, Pieper Properties, Inc.

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who have joined AIA Wisconsin in the past month: Theodore W Asma, Assoc. AIA, Cedarburg (SE) and Oliver Turan, Assoc. AIA, Hudson (NW).

The Last Word

"How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." [Anne Frank]

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