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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: December 2010

In this issue of the AIA Wisconsin e-newsletter, you'll find information on the 2011 Golden Award, submitting projects for 2011 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards, celebrating 100 years of service to Wisconsin and more.

Program & Event Updates

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

December 15 | Green Bay

AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Understanding Electrified Hardware

December 16 | Sheboygan
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Understanding Electrified Hardware

December 22 | Appleton
AIA NE WI Lunch Program | Positive Pressure and Smoke Control

January 11 | Fitchburg
AIA SW WI and CSI Madison Chapter | Joint Dinner Meeting

January 18 | Madison
AIA SW WI Holiday Party

February 15 | Fitchburg
AIA SW WI Lunch Meeting | Residential and Multi-Family Home Performance

Golden Award

Kevin J. Connolly, AIA, Milwaukee, has been selected by the AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors to receive the 2011 Golden Award. His significant contributions to the profession will be honored during a special Awards Luncheon on May 4 at the AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo in Madison. Connolly will be the 24th recipient of the Golden Award, which is the highest honor that AIA Wisconsin can bestow on a member architect. The award recognizes an individual architect who has performed most distinguished leadership and service to AIA Wisconsin over an extended period of time and by such leadership advanced the cause of the profession and provided inspiration to his/her fellow practitioners.

Design Awards

The Design Awards Committee invites your participation in the 2011 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards program. The deadline for entering your projects is January 20. Entry binders are due by no later than February 17. The 2011 Design Awards will be announced and presented at a special awards celebration on May 4 at Monona Terrace in Madison.

IGCC Public Version 2.0

Earlier this month, the International Code Council issued an updated draft of the International Green Construction Code [IGCC]. Information on the IGCC and how you can actively participate in its development is available on the AIA website. The deadline for commenting and proposing changes to the latest version of the IGCC is January 3, 2011. You can submit your feedback, comments and concerns on the IGCC online to the AIA Codes and Standards Committee by 12/15/10 for consideration for inclusion in the AIA's comments to the ICC regarding IGCC Public Version 2.0.

AIA Milwaukee Wisconsin Officers

At their December meeting, AIA Milwaukee members elected Matthew Edwards, AIA, Milwaukee, as 2011 Vice President /President-Elect, Lyssa Olker, AIA, Milwaukee, as 2011 Secretary, Heather Cook Elliott, AIA, Milwaukee, as 2011 Treasurer. Matthew, Lyssa and Heather will join President Kurt Zimmerman, AIA, Wauwatosa, as the local chapter's officers for 2011. Congratulations!

Wisconsin Architects Foundation

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

Emerging Professionals Construct for a Cause

AIA Wisconsin Emerging Professionals constructed a tree house and a train station at the second annual CASAS for CASA to help bring awareness and raise funds for Dane County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), an organization dedicated to providing a voice for abused and neglected children.

Team members included Lisa Davenport, Assoc. AIA, Krysten Tesch, Assoc. AIA, Blake Hebert, Assoc. AIA, Rachel Carson, Assoc. AIA, Devin Little, Assoc. AIA, and friends Andrew Cole, Tina Chrzanowski, Jake Gehring, Erin Mumm and Jessica Peck.

The edible architecture will be on display at the Hilldale Mall, Madison, through December.

AIA Emerging Professionals


Reserve May 4 & 5 for the 2011 AIA Wisconsin Convention, Rekindle, at the Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center in Madison. The Convention Committee, chaired by Jody Andres, AIA, Neenah, is assembling an outstanding program of keynote presentations, professional development seminars, product and service information and other special events for next spring. Renew your membership dues before January 15 to have an opportunity to register for two days of the Convention for the price of one! Watch your inbox and mailbox for program updates and emerging details.

Favorite Wisconsin Buildings

In 2011, AIA Wisconsin will be celebrating 100 years as leaders through design and advocacy. In preparation of this anniversary, member volunteers have begun collecting sketches, photos and information to be included in Wisconsin Architecture coloring pages for children.

AIA Wisconsin Building Products Expo

Invite vendors to participate in the AIA Wisconsin Convention & Building Products Exposition on May 4 & 5, 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.

AIA CES Transcripts

AIA CES Discovery is a new learning management platform that will be your go-to place for viewing your CES transcript, tracking continuing education requirements, including health, safety and welfare [HSW] and sustainable design [SD] coursework, and searching thousands of providers and courses. AIA CES Discovery uses your account sign-in. For more information, visit AIA National.

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.

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 DSFwebsite.

2011 Better Buildings: Better Business Conference

The Ninth Annual Better Buildings: Better Business Conference hosted by the Energy Center of Wisconsin is scheduled for March 2-4, 2011, in Wisconsin Dells. Discover the techniques and strategies you'll need to design and build the next generation of energy-efficient and net-zero energy homes. Conference registration rates will increase after December 17, 2010. For information on the conference and to register online, visit

People & Places

Herbert P. Jensen, AIA, Madison, and Thomas W. McHugh, AIA, Madison, have been approved for Emeritus Membership in The American Institute of Architects. Katherine S. Hitch, AIA, Menomonee Falls and Matthew P. Johnson, AIA, Milwaukee have upgraded to AIA architect membership. Congratulations!

Member Action

Please welcome the following members that have joined in the last month: Brett A. Barbakoff, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee (SE); Sarah J. Fedor, Assoc. AIA, Eau Claire (NW); Kimberly A. Frerichs, AIA, St. Francis (SE); Kirk Jiannacopoulos, AIA, Portage (SW); Christopher J. Johns, AIA, Milwaukee (SE); Devin Kack, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee (SE); Brian J. Moore, Assoc. AIA, Eau Claire (NW); Thomas J. Mrozenski, AIA, Madison (SW); Jody H. Shaw, AIA, Madison (SW) and John D. Wroblewski, Assoc. AIA, Racine (SE).

The Last Word

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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