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Wisconsin Architect E-News Archive: October 2006

Election Results & Appointment

Congratulations to Kent Calloway, AIA, Middleton; and Karen Plunkett Muenster, AIA, Milwaukee! They have been elected as a Director-At-Large on the AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors, with two-year terms starting in January. At its meeting last week in Lake Geneva, Jenalyn Groeschel, Assoc. AIA, New Berlin, was appointed to a two-year term as one of the two Associate Representatives on the AIA Wisconsin Board of Directors.

Fall Workshop

Over 125 architects and allied professionals gathered in Lake Geneva last week for the 2006 Fall Workshop on "Integrated Practice." The speakers – Norman Strong, FAIA, Finith Jernigan, AIA, Glenn Birx, AIA, and Kimon Onuma, AIA – received very high marks. One member noted that "This workshop was great. I will leave with more ideas going through my head about the future of architecture than any I've ever attended." Autodesk and the Wisconsin Architects Foundation stepped forward to help sponsor the workshop. Thank you!

Long-Range Planning Report

For over 20 years, AIA Wisconsin leaders have gathered in an old log lodge on Mirror Lake to participate in a long-range planning session. This year, 18 members participated in the two-day retreat chaired by AIA Wisconsin Vice President/ President-Elect Martin Sell, AIA, Juneau. With the theme of "AIA200," the focus of the 2006 planning session was on members, leadership involvement, AIA150 initiatives and what the AIA may look like in 2057.

State Awards Program

The Division of State Facilities (DSF) is accepting nominations for its sixteenth annual Awards Program, which recognizes individuals and companies for excellence in the design, construction and service of state buildings. The deadline for nominations is 12/15/06. For additional information about the Awards Program, contact Ron Krohn at (608) 266-8874.

SE² Leadership Awards

The third annual Sustainability & Energy Efficiency (SE²) Leadership Awards were presented at a special awards luncheon in Madison last week. Engberg Anderson Design Partnership received an "Award for Excellence" for the Historic Third Ward Riverwalk in Milwaukee. "Awards of Merit" were presented to Eppstein Uhen Architects for the Deerfield Elementary School, Oak Creek-Franklin School District and to Berners Schober Associates for the DNR NE Regional Headquarters in Howard. "Special Citations" were presented to Ayres Associates for the Bush Brothers Office Addition in Augusta and to Hoffman, LLC, for the Woodland School, Kimberly School District. The SE ² Leadership Awards program was created by AIA Wisconsin, Energy Center of Wisconsin, ASHRAE – Wisconsin Section, Illuminating Engineering Society – Milwaukee Section, Wisconsin Green Building Alliance, IFMA – Wisconsin Section, and Focus on Energy. The program recognizes leadership in energy efficient and sustainable design, construction and operation of Wisconsin commercial buildings and related systems. Congratulations to the award-winning architects and projects!

DSF Consultants Conference

The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Wisconsin is holding its 15 th annual DSF Consultants Conference, "Looking into the Future: Building Information Modeling," on November 2 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison. AIA Wisconsin members benefit from a reduced registration fee. For information on the conference, visit the AIA Wisconsin " Calendar of Events " or call ACEC at (608) 257-9223.

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.

SUPAr Curriculum Design Charette

The UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning has scheduled a SUPAr (High School for Urban Planning and Architecture) Curriculum Design Charette for the evening of November 1. The goal is to develop a menu of projects that will engage high school students using facets of design, planning and development of buildings, cities and regions. For further information, please contact Nancy Frank at (414) 229-5372.

AIA/CES Self-Report Form

If you participate in an educational program that is not offered by an AIA/CES Registered Provider, you have the option of self reporting the program or learning activity. Here's a link to a quick refresher on the AIA/CES Self-Report Form.

AIA Contract Documents

With an extensive catalog of contract documents, as well as a variety of document series and families, a new video Introduction to AIA Contract Documents is now available for viewing on the AIA website to educate and inform those with an interest in AIA contract documents. You can purchase these widely recognized industry standard documents through AIA Wisconsin's website.

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.

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