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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: July 2006

Fall Workshop Member Surveys

Recently, AIA Wisconsin emailed two surveys to members. One is an "Information Survey" that confirms the contact information we have for our members. Please review your information and return any changes. This information is collected to make sure communications are being delivered. Also, your mailing address, firm affiliation and daytime phone number will be published in the upcoming Construction Industry Handbook. The second survey is a "Member Satisfaction Survey." This 12 -question online survey should take just a few minutes; however, your answers will provide valuable input for the Board of Directors at its annual long-range planning retreat in August. Thank you for reviewing each of these surveys.

Regional Associate Director

AIA Wisconsin has the opportunity to appoint the next Regional Associate Director (RAD) on the AIA National Associates Committee (NAC). 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. If you are an Associate AIA member interested in serving as the RAD for the North Central Region, please contact AIA Wisconsin for information about the roles and responsibilities of this position and the appointment process. RAD candidates must submit a letter of interest with a resume to the AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors by 8/7/06 .

Director-At-Large Candidates

If you are interested in helping to shape AIA Wisconsin policies and programs, please consider tossing your hat in the ring as a candidate for Director-At-Large. Two Directors-At-Large will be elected by the membership this fall to a two-year term beginning January 2007. There also are many valuable leadership opportunities with your local AIA Chapter.

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.

Golden Award

The deadline for AIA Wisconsin Golden Award nominations is November 1 . 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. Contact AIA Wisconsin to request nomination materials.

AIA Career Center

If you are a member looking to advance your career or a firm trying to find qualified employees, the AIA Career Center is a valuable resource for discovering job opportunities and tapping into a database of candidates.

People & Places

David W. Braucht, AIA, Middleton, has been named managing principal for architecture at HDR. David N. Kaul, AIA Hartland, has joined The Alexander Company. Keith A. Kerwin, AIA, West Allis, has joined Durrant as a shareholder and principal. Brad J. Nygaard, AIA, Waunakee has joined Planning Design Build Inc. Johannes R. van Burik, Int'l Assoc. AIA, have relocated to Sri Lanka . Gene A. Wells, AIA, Madison , has joined Eppstein Uhen Architects, Inc., as a senior project planner and manager.

Member Action

Please welcome the following new members who joined AIA Wisconsin between June 24 and July 14, 2006: Robby J. Beisenstein, AIA, Wauwatosa (SE); Aaron M. Ebent, AIA, Mequon (SE); Sean Higgins, Student, (SE); Daniel T. Okoli, AIA, Middleton (SW); Andrea N. Ring, Assoc. AIA, Plain (SW); Donald A. Schoenfeld, Professional Affiliate, Milwaukee (SE) and Sunarith Yim, Student, Milwaukee (SE).

The Last Word

"The message you all need to take away from a discussion like this is that it's not about the technology . . . the technology is just the catalyst that creates the platform for many of these things to occur." [Phillip Bernstein, FAIA – Autodesk, AIA Integrated Practice ]

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