E-News: May 2013
In this issue of the AIA Wisconsin e-newsletter, you’ll find the President’s Report for this year’s Annual Meeting plus information on the 2013 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards, AIA Director opportunity, upcoming AIA/CES programs and more.
Annual Meeting – President’s Report
The 2013 AIA Wisconsin Annual Meeting was held on May 8 and included reports by local AIA chapter officers, AIA Regional Associate Director, AIA Director and AIA President. In addition, AIA Wisconsin President David Peterson, AIA, Eau Claire, presented his President’s Report that highlighted key items related to membership, finances, strategic planning, government affairs and service to the profession.
AIA Wisconsin Design Awards
Seven building projects have been recognized for excellence in architectural design by the 2013 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards program. This year’s celebration of design excellence was held on May 8 in conjunction with the Convention & Expo. It began with a special keynote address by Larry Speck, FAIA, and was followed by the presentation of awards to the architects, owners and contractors responsible for the award-winning projects. The two projects selected to receive Honor Awards for overall architectural design excellence were: Topo House, Blue Mounds, designed by Johnsen Schmaling Architects, Milwaukee, and Madrigrano Family Residence Hall, Kenosha, designed by Workshop Architects, Milwaukee. The five projects selected to receive Merit Awards for excellence in particular aspects of architectural design include: Clock Shadow Building, Milwaukee, designed by Continuum Architects + Planners, Milwaukee; University of Alberta Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, designed by Flad Architects, Madison, and O’NPA Architects, Edmonton; Kirschstrasse Mixed-Use Residential Development, Gossau, Switzerland, designed by Gastrau Fuerer & Associates, Milwaukee; Mabel Cratty Hall, George Williams College of Aurora University, Williams Bay, designed by HGA Architects and Engineers, Milwaukee; and TES Screenwall, Capitol Heating and Power Plant, Madison, designed by KEE Architecture Inc., Madison. View the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article and photo gallery on the Design Award winners.
AIA Director – Appointment Opportunity
The AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors has the opportunity to appoint the next AIA Director for the North Central States region on the national AIA Board of Directors. The AIA Director will be appointed to a three-year term that begins in December 2013 to represent members in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. Letters of interest and statements of qualifications are due by no later than May 24. More details
Congratulations to the Convention Committee volunteers, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and hundreds of members like you who made the 2013 AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo a great success! If you attended and haven’t done so already, please complete and mail your AIA/CES attendance form and evaluation as soon as possible to AIA Wisconsin, 321 S. Hamilton St., Madison, WI 53703-4000. Contact AIA Wisconsin if you’d like to join the fun and excitement of planning next year’s Convention & Expo program, scheduled for May 7 & 8, 2014.
Building Products Expo – Booth Awards
Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 AIA Wisconsin Building Products Expo Booth Awards! First Place: Miron Construction Co., Inc., Second Place: Foundation Supportworks of Wisconsin, Third Place Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies, Honorable Mention Awards: Bendheim, Concealite Life Safety Products, Construction Supply & Erection, Elipticon Wood Products Inc., Fearings Audio Video Security, H Window Company, and MasterGraphics. Information on all the companies and organizations exhibiting at the 2013 AIA Wisconsin Building Products Expo is available online
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 2013 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. Platinum Sponsors: The Boldt Company, J.H. Findorff & Son Inc., Immel Construction and Wisconsin Masonry Alliance. Gold Sponsors: Bradley Corporation, Focus on Energy Chain Stores & Franchises Program, IIDA Wisconsin Chapter, MasterGraphics, Inc., Ken Saiki Design, Inc., and Wisconsin Architects Foundation.
WAF Annual Meeting & Raffle
The Wisconsin Architects Foundation held its Annual Meeting on May 8. WAF President Paula Verboomen, AIA, Milwaukee, presented a report on WAF scholarship and grant programs that support architectural education and public awareness. She also accepted special contributions from County Materials Corporation and the Wisconsin Masonry Alliance. WAF members elected Ronald Burns, AIA, Racine, Thomas Raley, AIA, Monona, and Kurt Schroeder, AIA, La Crosse, to three-year terms on the WAF Board of Directors. The WAF also held a successful raffle in support of its mission to build a better Wisconsin through architectural education, with Miss Wisconsin drawing the winning tickets in the Expo for a two-night stay at The House on the Rock Resort and tickets to the American Players Theatre (won by Benjamin Ringle, AIA, Madison), an iPad mini (won by Lynn Adelman, Milwaukee), and a copy of Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home of Love and Loss signed by author Ron McCrea (won by David Brust, AIA, Milwaukee).
WAF Wisconsin Student Out-of-State Study Scholarships
The Wisconsin Architects Foundation is pleased to offer scholarships of $1,000 or more to outstanding Wisconsin students who are pursuing accredited architectural degrees at schools located outside of Wisconsin. May 15 is the deadline for applying for a WAF Wisconsin Student Out-of-State Study Scholarship. To be eligible, the student must have received his/her diploma from a Wisconsin high school and be currently attending or planning to attend an NAAB-accredited school of architecture with a First Professional Degree or Post-graduate degree program. For further details, please visit the WAF homepage.
Sustainability | Energy Efficiency Leadership Award
May 19 is the application deadline for the 2013 Wisconsin Sustainability | Energy Efficiency (SE²) Leadership Award program. Entry materials are due by July 19. AIA Wisconsin is partnering with other organizations to support this awards program that recognizes leadership in energy efficient and sustainable design, construction and operation of Wisconsin commercial buildings and related systems. For more information, visit the Wisconsin Green Building Alliance website
AIA Convention Delegates – Denver
If you're going to Denver for the AIA Convention on June 20–22, please contact AIA Wisconsin about being an official delegate for your local chapter.
People & Places
J. Eric Urtes, AIA, Madison, has taken a new position as a project manager for the Dane County Public Works Division in Madison. Kelly Kilmer, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee, has joined TWP Architecture in Elm Grove. Walter Wilson, FAIA, Glendale, has retired from Milwaukee County DTPW. The following AIA Wisconsin members received a “Citation for Distinguished Service” at this year’s Annual Meeting in recognition and appreciation of their significant contributions to the profession of architecture: Richard Dannhausen, AIA, Egg Harbor, Diana Dorschner, AIA, Madison and Dave Stroik, AIA, Milwaukee, for service on the AIA/DFD Liaison Committee; Tate Walker, AIA, Madison, for chairing successful 2012 AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo; Gregory Douglas, AIA, Green Bay, for chairing 2012 Fall Workshop on the upgrades at legendary Lambeau Field; James Otto, AIA, Hubertus, for chairing the Operations & Finance Task Force; Henry Kosarzycki, AIA, Greendale, for presenting educational programs on the International Green Construction Code; John Holz, AIA, Bayside, for leadership of AIA Milwaukee; Gary Gust, AIA, Menomonie, for service on the Wisconsin Architects Foundation Board of Directors; and Matthew Edwards, AIA, Milwaukee, and Tom Raley, AIA, Monona, for coordinating ARE Preparatory Programs for architectural interns.
The following members have joined in the last month: Sara Anderson, Student Affiliate, Oneida (NE); James R. Beltran, AIA, Madison (SW); Giovanni Bianchi, Student Affiliate, Milwaukee (SE); Sarah Dunks, Student Affiliate, Green Bay (NE); Grant Rybka, Student Affiliate, Green Bay (NE); Jesus Sandoval, AIA, Milwaukee (SE); Joseph D. Schwobe, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee (SE); Ethan J. Skeels, AIA, Milwaukee (SE); and David A. Vanden Avond, AIA, Fond du Lac (NE).
The Last Word
“Design is the ultimate renewable resource. Together, we can continue to build a better future.” [Cameron Sinclair]