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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: December 2009

In this issue of the AIA Wisconsin e-newsletter, you'll find information on the state building code update, 2010 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards program, election results, Wisconsin Architects Foundation, upcoming AIA/CES programs and more.

Program & Event Update

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

December 15 | Fitchburg
AIA SW WI | BIM & IPD: How Technology and Methodology are Changing the Profession of Architecture

December 15 | Holmen

AIA NW WI Chapter Meeting & 2010 Officer Elections

December 15 | Webinar
BEC-Wisconsin | EIFS Enclosure

December 16 | Green Bay
AIA NE WI | Cemetitious Wood Fiber Products

December 17 | Sheboygan
AIA NE WI | Cemetitious Wood Fiber Products

December 22 | La Crosse

AIA NW WI Learning Lunches | Insulated Concrete Forms Technology & Applications

January 12 | Milwaukee
AIA MKE Building Science Series | Architectural Metals

January 26| Madison
AIA SW Wisconsin Holiday Party

February 25 | Madison

Wright Lecture Series-Film: Visual Acoustics: The Modernism of Julius Shulma


State Building Code Update

The timeline for adopting the 2009 IBC was discussed at the most recent Commercial Building Code Council meeting. Joe Jurkiewicz, AIA, Grafton, the AIA Wisconsin representative on this advisory council, reports that, at this point, public hearings on the proposed 2009 codes are scheduled for May 2010. After the hearings, the Department of Commerce has until the end of August to forward a proposed code package to the Legislature for review. If everything goes smoothly and there are no major glitches identified, the earliest the 2009 code provisions would become effective would be January 2011. The next Commercial Building Code Council meeting is scheduled for January 21, 2010, at which time it hopes to finalize the code package that will go out for the public hearings.

Design Awards

The Design Awards Committee invites your participation in the 2010 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards program. The deadline for entering your projects is January 15 . Entry binders are due by no later than February 17. The 2010 Design Awards will be announced and presented at a special awards celebration on April 28 at Monona Terrace in Madison.

AIA Milwaukee Wisconsin Officers

At their November meeting, AIA Milwaukee members elected Kurt Zimmerman, AIA, Wauwatosa, as 2010 Vice President /President-Elect, Heather Cook Elliott, Milwaukee, as 2010 Secretary and Matthew Edwards, AIA, Milwaukee, as 2010 Treasurer. Kurt, Heather and Matthew will join President Randy Morrison, AIA, Milwaukee, as the local chapter's officers for 2010. Congratulations!

AIA Northeast Wisconsin Officers

At last month's meeting, AIA Northeast Wisconsin members elected Jonathan Brinkley, AIA, Fond du Lac, as 2010 Vice President/President-Elect and Chad Ulman, Appleton, as 2010 Secretary/Treasurer. Jonathan and Chad will join President Jody Andres, AIA, Appleton, as the local chapter's officers for 2010. Congratulations!

Emerging Professionals Construct for a Cause

Two AIA Southwest Wisconsin Emerging Professionals teams volunteered to construct gingerbread houses at "Casas for CASA" to raise money and awareness for the Madison Chapter of Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). The four-hour gingerbread marathon featured 12 teams decorating gingerbread houses in the corridors of Madison's Hilldale Mall. The Up House, inspired by the movie "Up," won The Golden Candy Cane/ Best of Show award. The Ice House was awarded Most Creative. Congratulations to both teams! All of the gingerbread houses as well as the World's Largest Gingerbread Man (27 feet tall) will be on display at the mall through the holidays. View photos on the AIA Wisconsin Facebook Fanpage.

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. Please make your contribution payable to the "Wisconsin Architects Foundation" and mail it to: Wisconsin Architects Foundation, 321 S. Hamilton Street, Madison, WI 53703. Thank you!

Catalyst

Reserve April 28 & 29 for the 2010 AIA Wisconsin Convention, Catalyst, at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison. The Convention Committee, chaired by Daryl Dean, AIA, Rhinelander, is assembling an outstanding program of keynote presentations, professional development seminars, product and service information and other special events for next spring. Watch your inbox and mailbox for further details.

Program CoverAIA Wisconsin Building Products Expo

Invite vendors to participate in the AIA Wisconsin Convention & Building Products Exposition on April 28 & 29, at Monona Terrace. 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.

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.

Continuing Education & License Renewal

The Rules Committee of the Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors held public hearings in October on proposed state administrative rules related to amending the definitions of supervision, direct supervision, responsible charge, and direction and control; amending exam entrance requirements to allow candidates with an accredited architecture degree and an IDP record with NCARB to begin taking the ARE upon graduation; and creating continuing education requirements for architects to renew their license. AIA Wisconsin testified in support of the proposed ARE-timing rules and continuing education rules. The proposed continuing education rules would require architects to have 24 hours, including 16 hours related to health, safety and welfare issues, every two years for license renewal. AIA/CES transcripts would be acceptable documentation. The proposed rules, which require legislative review, would become effective beginning with license renewal in August 2012.

IDP Outstanding Firm Awards Program

This national AIA awards program honors firms who choose to make nurturing their interns on the path to achieving licensure a priority. The deadline for submissions for the IDP Outstanding Firm Awards program is January 15, 2010. For details on the awards program and submission materials, visit: .

People & Places

K. Michael Day, AIA, Oconomowoc, has been approved for Emeritus membership in The American Institute of Architects. Congratulations! Jeremy M. Hartline, AIA, Port Washington, has joined Design Group Three Inc. Steven M. Raasch, AIA, Wauwatosa, has joined ZA Studios.

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who have joined AIA Wisconsin in the past month: John M. Bergeron, AIA, Gurnee, IL (SE); Craig J. Sachs, AIA, Neenah (NE); Dustin R. Scheckel, Assoc. AIA, Mukwonago (SE); Amy Schoenemann, Assoc. AIA, Oconomowoc (SE); Jennifer A. Singson, AIA, New Berlin (SE) and Jim Vue, Student, La Crosse (NW).

Season Greetings

The AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors and staff extend their best wishes for a joyous holiday season and a prosperous New Year!

Happy Holidays!

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