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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: October 2010

In this issue issue of the AIA Wisconsin e-newsletter, you'll find information on 2010 Fall Workshop, Golden Award nominations, Design for Decades, state building code update and more.

Program & Event Update

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

October 16 | Spring Green
A Day in Spring Green

October 19 | Fitchburg
AIA SW Annual Meeting & Lunch Presentation | Designing with Hardwood Veneer

October 19 | Milwaukee
AIA MKE Building Science Series | U Factors - Translucent Daylighting

October 19 | Webinar | Multiple Locations
BEC Wisconsin | Restoration of the McLean County Courthouse - Lessons Learned from Successful Collaborate

October 20 | Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay and Wausau
ARE Study Session: Schematic Design (graphics)
AIA SW WI Webcast | AIA NE WI Webcast | AIA NW WI Webcast

October 20 | Green Bay
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Avoiding Potholes: The Road to Better Wood Door Specs

October 21 | Sheboygan
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Avoiding Potholes: The Road to Better Wood Door Specs

October 21 | Webinar
Free AIA Webinar | After the Fall: When and Where Construction Will Rebound

October 22 | Milwaukee
AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop | REDUX

October 26 | La Crosse
AIA NW WI Learning Lunch

October 27 | Appleton
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Underfloor Service Distribution - A Key Strategy to Green Building Design

October 27 | Milwaukee
AIA | WAF | AIGA - Creative Connect: Designer vs. Architect Table Tennis Tournament

November 4 | Madison
Wright Lecture Series | Frank Lloyd Wright's Non-Architectural Sources

November 5-7 | Milwaukee
ARE Structures Seminar Presented by David Thaddeus, AIA

November 9 | Milwaukee
AIA MKE Building Science Series | Polycarbonate Sheeting Solutions

November 16 | La Crosse
AIA NW WI Learning Lunch

Fall Workshop


The 2010 AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop, "REDUX: Sustainable Adaptive Re-Use of Existing Buildings," is scheduled for Friday, October 22, at the Best Place at the historic Pabst Brewery in Milwaukee's newest mixed use development. Because many future projects are likely to involve updating and re-purposing existing facilities, this year's full-day workshop will focus on real-life examples of best practices for achieving sustainable design goals with adaptive re-use projects. The morning sessions, presented by architects Leonard Koroski, AIA, and Dennis Andrejko, FAIA, will provide an overview of AIA strategic initiatives on sustainability and related green building codes, standards and rating systems plus case studies illustrating the connections with historic preservation, existing buildings and community development. The afternoon workshop sessions include a walking tour of projects in The Brewery and a panel discussion with local architects, developers and public officials on the lessons learned from this urban neighborhood redevelopment. Participants will be able to earn up to 6.0 AIA/CES HSW|SD learning unit hours. Register before October 15 and save!

Special Fall Workshop Scholarship

AIA Wisconsin members interested in attending the 2010 Fall Workshop and unable to pay the full registration fee because of financial hardship due to unemployment or underemployment are encouraged to apply for a special scholarship. Recognizing that many members have been hard hit by the current economic conditions, this scholarship is available for members who otherwise would be unable to participate. If you believe you are eligible for this special scholarship, please submit a written request for either a $50 or $100 scholarship to help offset the workshop registration fee to the AIA Wisconsin Executive Committee at aiaw Scholarships are limited and requests will be reviewed on a first-come first-served basis.

Golden Award

The deadline for 2011 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-three AIA Wisconsin members have been recognized since 1986, with Brian F. Larson, AIA, Eau Claire, selected to receive this year's Golden Award. Contact AIA Wisconsin to request nomination materials.

State Building Code Update & SBD-118 Note

The Department of Commerce, Safety & Buildings Division, held a public hearing earlier this month on the proposed state building code update package. Individuals offered comments and recommendations on code provisions related to air barriers, smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, metal building insulation and special inspections. If no major controversies emerge, the new code package could become effective, following legislative review, as early as May 2011. AIA Wisconsin highlighted its position in support of statewide building code updates that are developed by consensus, with the active participation of architects and allied design and construction professionals using the state administrative rule-making process. Because of concerns expressed by members regarding a note added to the SBD-118 plan review application regarding the responsibility of the supervising professional for lighting and fire suppression/alarm installation, AIA Wisconsin testified it plans to submit recommended amendments to Comm 61.40 to clarify the responsibility of supervising professionals for these components. Written comments on the code package may be submitted until October 18 to: Jim Smith, Department of Commerce, PO Box 2689, Madison, WI 53701-2689; jim.smith

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.

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: Daryl Dean, AIA, Rhinelander; Melissa Destree, AIA, Oregon; and Paul Martzke, AIA, Green Bay. There are two Director-At-Large positions up for election this fall for two-year terms that begin in January. If you are an AIA Architect member, this is a reminder that the Director-At-Large ballots are due by 5:00 p.m. on October 14.

2010 SE² Awards

The seventh annual Sustainability & Energy Efficiency (SE ²) Leadership Awards have been announced. AIA Wisconsin is a sponsor of this annual awards program with Focus on Energy, Wisconsin Green Buildings Alliance, Energy Center of Wisconsin, IES – Milwaukee/Madison, ASHRAE Wisconsin Section and IFMA Wisconsin Section. Seven projects were recognized for leadership in energy efficient and sustainable design, construction and operation. The Madison Fire Station No. 12, Madison, designed by Plunkett Raysich Architects, received the Focus on Energy Award of Excellence. Awards of Merit were presented to: School District of Fort Atkinson, Bray Associates Architects Inc. and Holy Wisdom Monastery, Middleton, Hoffman LLC. The following projects were recognized with a Special Citation: Vince Lombardi Charitable Funds Healing Garden and the Agnes and Morland Hamilton Healing Conservatory, Milwaukee, Mortenson Construction; Vernon Electric Cooperative Headquarters, Westby, Architectural Design Group Inc.; Herrington Recovery Center, Oconomowoc, TWP Architecture; and Lawrence University Warch Campus Center, Appleton, Uihlein/Wilson Architects, Inc. and KSS Architects LLP.

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.

Wisconsin Architects Foundation

The Wisconsin Architects Foundation Board of Directors is dedicated to improving the quality of the built environment through research and education; and 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.

Design for Decades

The AIA is now accepting submissions for its new "Design for Decades" initiative. This online virtual exhibition will feature projects of all scales and types that represent the scope and quality of work being done by AIA members around the globe. Projects can include small, large, commercial, residential, public, private, interiors, historic preservation, engineering, landscape and urban design. There is a limit of four projects per member or firm, with a separate submission and $25 fee required for each project. Deadline for submitting your projects is 11/12/10.

Continuing Education Requirements

The Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors has approved new administrative rules [Chapter A-E 12] that establish minimum continuing education requirements for architects to renew their state license. The new continuing education rules became effective on July 1 and will first apply when you renew your next two-year Wisconsin license by August 2012. Architects will need 24 hours of continuing education, including 16 hours related to health, safety and welfare topics, every two years. The AIA is listed as an approved provider of continuing education programs; and architects can use the AIA/CES transcript to document their continuing education hours. Review the new requirements.

AIA MN Convention & Products Expo

AIA Wisconsin members are invited to attend the 76th AIA Minnesota Annual Convention & Product Exposition, "Beyond Convention," held at the Minneapolis Convention Center on November 2-5, 2010.

DSF Consultants Conference

If you work with the Division of State Facilities (DSF) on state building projects, or would like to, then reserve Tuesday, November 9, 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: sustainability, waste management, commissioning and orientation sessions for small and large state building projects.

Earn AIA/CES HSW|SD Learning Unit Hours

AIA members can earn the four required sustainable design (SD) continuing education hours online by attending the 2009 AIA virtual convention sessions for free! Members also can attend the 2010 AIA virtual convention that offers over 40 hours of continuing education, 20 of which meet the SD requirement.

Get Involved!

Are you looking for ways to become more involved in AIA? Start at the local Chapter level! Officers participate in leadership training, program development and have the opportunity to make decisions to guide the direction of the professional organization. Contact AIA Wisconsin for details.

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.

Citizen Architects

The national AIA has asked for our help in identifying AIA Wisconsin members who also are elected or appointed members of state and local government boards or commissions. This information will be used to develop programs that support architects currently in these positions and to encourage other architects interested in these opportunities for civic engagement. If you are an appointed member of a county, city, school district or other local government board or commission, please let the AIA Wisconsin office know the name of the board or commission, who appointed you and when your term expires. Similarly, if you are an elected member of a county board, city council, school board or other public office, please let us know the name of your position and when your term expires. Thank you for your civic leadership and help with this AIA survey.

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 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.

AIA Contract Documents

On October 5, AIA Contract Documents released several new documents, including agreements for Multi-Family, Mixed Use, and Single Family Residential Projects, a Condominium Project Guide, and a scope of Architect's Services for Regional or Urban Planning. With the new release, AIA Contract Documents software also has a new and improved user interface. AIA Wisconsin is the state's only full-service distributor of AIA contract documents. For more infomation or to order paper copies of the contract documents, please visit our Contract Documents page.

People & Places

The AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors has approved awarding a "Citation for Distinguished Service" to Scott F. Georgeson, AIA, Milwaukee, in recognition of his contributions in expanding the appreciation of architecture by establishing a dialogue with national and international theater associations. Kyle D. Dumbleton, AIA, Madison, has upgraded to AIA Architect membership. The following members have been approved for Emeritus Membership in The American Institute of Architects: Keith Anderson, AIA, Whitefish Bay, Lowell J. Baumgardt, AIA, Green Bay, Stephen M. Bolingbroke, FRAIA, AIA, Whitefish Bay, Paul W. Brummund, AIA, Watertown, Peter F. Dreger, AIA, Stone Lake, Charles M. Engberg, AIA, Milwaukee, Robert G. Graves, AIA, Madison, Karl E. Hokanson, AIA, Port Washington, Beryl L. Hsiang, AIA, Mequon, Chris J. Nicholson, AIA, Madison, Frederick Peterson, AIA, Madison, Gilbert J. Sass, AIA, Mequon, Modesto Tavarez, AIA, Madison, James R. Willmas, AIA, Sheboygan, and Thomas C. Wilson, AIA, Madison. Congratulations!

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who have joined AIA Wisconsin in the past month: Donald Magill, Middleton, Student (SW) and Brady O'Brien, Madison, Student (SW).

The Last Word

"Society needs a good image of itself. That is the job of the architect." [Walter Gropius]

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