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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: August 2006

Fall Workshop

As they say, change is now. This year's AIA Wisconsin Fall Workshop program will focus on "Integrated Practice." You'll want to reserve Friday, October 20, for this full-day workshop at the Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva. It will explore a 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. The workshop features top-shelf speakers on this important emerging practice topic, including: Norman Strong, FAIA, with The Miller/Hull Partnership in Seattle; Finith Jernigan, AIA, with Design Atlantic in Salisbury, Maryland; Glenn Birx, AIA, with Ayers/Saint/Gross in Baltimore; and Kimon Onuma, AIA, with Onuma & Associates in Pasadena. Members of the 2006 Fall Workshop Committee are: Michael Eberle, AIA, Chair, Middleton; Kevin Connolly, AIA, Wauwatosa; and Tom Cox, AIA, Appleton.

Member Surveys

Recently, AIA Wisconsin emailed two surveys to members. One is an "Information Survey" that confirms the contact information we have for you. Please review your information and return any changes. This information is collected to make sure communications are being delivered to the correct address. 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.

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.

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.

The Last Word

"The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are." [John Burroughs]

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