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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: May 2006

AIA Convention Delegates

If you're going to Los Angeles for the AIA Convention on June 8-10, please contact AIA Wisconsin about being an official delegate for your local Chapter. For details, call 1-800-ARCHITECT.

Convention Kudos!

Kudos to volunteers on the Convention Committee chaired by David Ewanowski, AIA, Madison, speakers, exhibitors, sponsors and hundreds of members like you who made the 2006 AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo a great success! If you attended and haven't already done so, please complete and return your AIA/CES report form and feedback sheet as soon as possible. The AIA Wisconsin fax number is (608) 257-0242. Contact AIA Wisconsin if you're interested in volunteering for the fun, excitement and glamour of planning next year's Convention & Expo program, which is scheduled for May 16 & 17, 2007.

2006 Design Awards

Last week at Monona Terrace, the architects, owners and contractors involved in nine building projects selected to receive 2006 AIA Wisconsin Design Awards were recognized for excellence in architectural design. The award winners reflect a diverse mix of projects. The common thread is that they were all designed by AIA Architect members of AIA Wisconsin.

Distinguished Service

At last week's Annual Meeting, AIA Wisconsin President Colin Klos, AIA, La Crosse, presented a Citation for Distinguished Service to five individuals in recognition of their significant contributions to the profession of architecture. Citation recipients included: William Babcock, Hon. AIA, Madison, for 20 years of service as executive director of AIA Wisconsin ; Amy Doyle, Assoc. AIA, Madison, for her contributions and dedicated service in building bridges between AIA Wisconsin members and companies represented in our Building Products Expo; Beth Dufek, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee, for coordinating continuing education programs and community service initiatives for AIA Southeast Wisconsin members; David Oberbeck, AIA, Wausau, for chairing the successful 2005 AIA Wisconsin Convention & Expo; and James Shields, AIA, Milwaukee, for his leadership on the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Architects Foundation (WAF).

Sustainability | Energy Efficiency Award

The Call for Entries for the 2006 Wisconsin Sustainability | Energy Efficiency (SE²) Leadership Award program is now available. AIA Wisconsin is partnering with other organizations to coordinate this award program that recognizes leadership in energy efficient and sustainable design, construction and operation of Wisconsin commercial and larger multifamily buildings and related systems. The deadline for applications is 7/7/06 , with entry materials due by 8/18/06.

Fall Workshop

Reserve Friday, October 20, for the 2006 AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva. This year's full-day workshop program will focus on integrated practice. It will explore this new vision for architectural practice that leverages early contributions of knowledge through the use of new technologies, allowing architects to better realize their highest potential as designers and collaborators. Watch your inbox and mailbox for further details.

Emerging Professionals

At the recent Emerging Professionals Workshop, State IDP Coordinator Russ LaFrombois, AIA, Whitefish Bay, reviewed the AIA's Intern-Friendly Firm initiative. This new program focuses on how firms can be proactive in fostering an atmosphere of learning and shared knowledge by providing comprehensive preparation of architectural interns for professional practice, enriched IDP experience and a solid knowledge base for passage of the ARE.

Intern Development Program

If you have questions about the Intern Development Program (IDP), please contact your Chapter IDP Coordinator via e-mail: Southeast: Russell LaFrombois, AIA ; Southwest: Bill Danuser, Assoc. AIA ; Northeast: Eric Bauman, Assoc. AIA ; and Northwest:Gary Gust, AIA . These coordinators also are available for brown bag lunch presentations on IDP at firms and schools. For information on IDP and related resources, visit the Emerging Professionals Companion (EPC). The latest edition of IDP Mentor Guidelines also is available online.

Regional Associate Director

If you are an Associate AIA member interested in serving as the Regional Associate Director (RAD) on the AIA National Associates Committee (NAC), please contact AIA Wisconsin for information about the roles and responsibilities of this position and the appointment process. The RAD for the North Central Region represents over 700 Associate AIA members in Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota and North Dakota. The appointment is for a two-year term, starting in October. RAD candidates will be asked to submit a letter of interest with a resume to the AIA Wisconsin Board of Director by 6/5/06 .

WAF Annual Meeting

The Wisconsin Architects Foundation (WAF) held its Annual Meeting in conjunction with the AIA Wisconsin Convention. WAF President James Shields, AIA, Milwaukee, presented a report on successful WAF scholarship and grant programs, encouraged architects and allied professionals to contribute generously, announced the election of William Doyle, AIA, Green Bay, Grace La, Milwaukee, and Allyson Nemec, AIA, Milwaukee, to the WAF Board of Directors, accepted a $1,000 contribution from County Materials Corporation and recognized WAF scholarship recipients attending UWM SARUP. Since 1954, the WAF has been building a better Wisconsin through architectural education and public awareness.

AIA150 Blueprint for America Grants

AIA Southeast Wisconsin and AIA Southwest Wisconsin have both been awarded supplement grants from the AIA to help launch community service programs that will help create a new vision for the troubled Allied Drive neighborhood in Madison and weave affordable housing into selected neighborhoods in Milwaukee, Racine and Waukesha. The grant program is part of a nationwide community service program of the AIA titled “Blueprint for America: A Gift to the Nation.” It is part of AIA150, a year long observance in 2007 that will mark the 150 th anniversary of the founding of the AIA. The Blueprint projects in Wisconsin represent a great opportunity to demonstrate the power of design to create more livable communities. The Southeast and Southwest Chapters are two of about 60 AIA components around the country to receive these initial AIA150 Blueprint for America grants. A second round of grants is planned for this fall.

Allied Drive Charrette

The City of Madison has purchased a seven-acre site, which includes nine apartment buildings, in an area of the city rift with problems. Police are called to the area enough to account for about 30% of all the city's requests for assistance! It has been reported that AIA Southwest Wisconsin members would be coordinating a design charrette in the neighborhood on July 6-9. However, to allow more time for organized neighborhood involvement, the City Planning Director has postponed the event. Anyone interested in participating in the charrette is welcome. More than two dozen architects and associates have committed so far, as well as many other design professionals and local officials. The experience of collaborating with other architects on a common design problem that transcends all social walks of life will be a very unique opportunity. The assistance provided to the city and to an area in great need will exhibit the AIA150 spirit for many years to come. Members will be alerted once the new date for the charrette has been established. For more information contact: Kelly Thompson-Frater, AIA , Melissa Destree, AIA , Richard Lundeen, AIA , Gregory Fischer, AIA , or Thomas Hirsch, AIA .

People & Places

Andrew Braman-Wanek, AIA, Madison, and Savannah A. Emborg, AIA, Madison, have advanced to AIA. Miles S. Girouard, AIA, Appleton , has joined Hoffman. Shawn Royster, AIA, Sauk City, has joined Vierbicher Associates, Inc. Paul M. Klein, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee, has joined Pfaller Architectural Associates. Destree Design Architects received the Award for Residential Restoration and Compatible New Construction from the Madison Trust for Historic Preservation for its work on City Ridge Condominiums in Madison . Bamco Architects has moved to 2814 Wollmer St, Manitowoc; phone (920) 686-2006.

The NWTC Trash to Treasure competition was juried by Gregory A. Douglas, AIA, De Pere, Amy L. Kox, AIA, De Pere, Cindy S. Siegel, Assoc. AIA, Kaukauna, and Wm. Lee Connellee Jr., AIA, Appleton. Competition was stiff and judging a challenge. A mathematical scoring method evaluated creativity, use/reuse of materials and overall appearance. First place went to a mosaic glass-topped, wood-faced bar with inset operating fresh-water aquarium. Second place went to a checkered tiled table with round bar stools. The base of the table and stools were constructed of welded auto wheel rims. Third place was a coffee table made from a half-glazed door with wire glass with lower suspended wood shelf. Congratulations to the winners!

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who joined AIA Wisconsin between April 14 and May 16, 2006:Â Rachana Ambekar, Assoc. AIA, Madison (SW); Victor Amezcua, Student, Green Bay (NE); John L. Barton, AIA, Middleton (SW); Bjorn Berg, Student, Viroqua (NE); Jason Bertrand, Student, Oconto Falls (NE); Kris Bilty, Professional Affiliate, Delafield (SE); Jon E. Brouchoud, Assoc. AIA, Cleveland (SE); Joshua Buckholt, Student, Milwaukee (SE); Tim Carney, Professional Affiliate, Appleton (NE); Michael Fortuna, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee (SE); Brannin Gries, Assoc. AIA, Neenah (NE); Scott Jayes, Student, Algoma (NE); Kyle L. Karstaedt, AIA, Kohler (NE); Peter Kokai, Student, DePere (NE); Bradley S. Koning, AIA, Deerfield (SW); Robert Kulp, Professional Affiliate, Stratford (NE); Karla Little, Professional Affiliate, Rhode Island (SE); Amie R. Maennena, Student, Milwaukee (SE); Tara McKeefry, Student, Green Bay (NE); Jason M. Muchowski, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee (SE); Tyler Plate, Student, Hilbert (NE); Cory J. Retzlaff, Student, Clintonville (NE); Cheryl Roarty, Student, DePere (NE); Christopher Rush, Student, Manitowoc (NE); Jordan Schroeder, Student, Hilbert (NE); Jessie M. Schultz, Student, Appleton (NE); Erik Scott, Student, Green Bay (NE); Christopher Siekmann, Student, Green Bay (NE); Cheyenne Skenandore, Assoc. AIA, St. Francis (SE); James S. Stearns, Assoc. AIA, Milwaukee (SE); Douglas M. Stevens, Professional Affiliate, Janesville (SW); David M. Stoelting, AIA, Kiel (SE); Cole D. Teafoe, Student, Green Bay (NE); Miguel Tinoco, Student, Green Bay (NE); Ernest E. Tourville, AIA, LaCrosse (NW); Jason J. Valerius, Assoc. AIA, Madison (SW); Ivan K. Valtchev, Assoc. AIA, Madison (SW); and Bradley Westfahl, Student, Clintonville (NE).

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