AIA OHIO VALLEY REGION CONVENTION
Registration is now open for the AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention taking place Sept. 19-21, 2013, in Louisville, KY.
AIA Kentucky will be hosting this year’s regional convention in the fabulous city of Louisville. Did you know that Louisville…
has over 120 parks?
has the nation’s largest urban forest?
produces over 1/3 of the world’s bourbon AND 90% of the U.S’ disco balls?
is home to the largest Victorian neighborhood in the U.S.?
These are just a FEW of the many reasons to plan to come to Louisville in September. The weather will be pleasant, the city will offer plenty to do and see, and our AIA Kentucky neighbors will roll out the red carpet complete with Southern hospitality.
The Convention web site includes all the information you need:
A quick view graphic schedule of events
A full convention agenda, with descriptions of each session
We’ve got some great architects keynoting this year’s convention:
|Frank Harmon, FAIA
Frank Harmon, FAIA, is principal of Frank Harmon Architect PA in Raleigh, NC, and Professor in Practice at NC State University’s College of Design. A veteran judge for design award programs, he is a nationally recognized leader in modern, sustainable, regionally appropriate design, specializing in environmental education centers. Harmon’s work ranges from small sheds and studios to 70,000-square-foot corporate headquarters, and has been published in many national and regional periodicals and books on the subject, and exhibited in the National Building Museum in Washington, DC. In 1995, he received the North Carolina Architecture Foundation’s Kamphoefner Prize For Distinguished Modern Design Over A Ten-Year Period. In 2005, he received one of only 10 Business Week/Architectural Record International Honor Awards for a project at the Penland School of Crafts, Penland, NC, and, his firm was named “Top Firm Of The Year” by Residential Architect magazine. In 2008, his firm won the architectural design competition for the new AIANC Center for Architecture & Design in downtown Raleigh. In 2009, his residential designs received both a National AIA Housing Award and Custom Home Design Awards from Custom Home magazine. In 2010, his design of a thoroughly sustainable addition to a historic church in downtown Charleston received a national design award from the AIA Interfaith Forum on Religious Art & Architecture. Also in 2010 Harmon was included in Residential Architect’s inaugural “RA 50: The Short List of Architects We love.” And in 2012, his firm was ranked 17th among the top 50 firms in the nation by Architect Magazine
|Marlon Blackwell, FAIA
Marlon Blackwell, FAIA will be the Friday morning keynote. Blackwell practices
architecture in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and serves as Distinguished Professor and Department Head in the School of Architecture at the University of Arkansas. Working outside the architectural mainstream, his architecture is based in design strategies that celebrate vernaculars, that draw upon them, and that seek to transgress conventional boundaries for architecture. Work produced in his professional office, Marlon Blackwell Architect, has received national and international recognition, numerous AIA design awards and significant publication in books, architectural journals and magazines including Architectural Record. The significance of his contributions to design is evidenced by the publication of a monograph of his work entitled “An Architecture of the Ozarks: The Works of Marlon Blackwell” published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2005. Marlon was selected by The International Design Magazine, in 2006, as one of the ID Forty: Undersung Heroes and as an “Emerging Voice” in 1998 by the Architectural League of New York. To view featured projects, click here.
Friday afternoon, convention attendees will have the privilege of hearing from principals at VJAA, recipient of the 2012 AIA Firm of the Year Award. VJAA is a collaborative design studio with a commitment to design excellence and producing architecture that engages social, cultural, and environmental issues in a knowing and creative way. Through a research-based process that continually reconsiders the fundamentals of building design, program, site, materials, and structure, our practice is committed to design excellence and innovative thinking on every project, regardless of budget, scope, or complexity. Sustainability and material craft are woven through the culture of the office and are central to its core values.
|Jennifer Yoos, FAIA.
|Vincent James, FAIA
Vincent James, FAIA and Jennifer Yoos, FAIA will present VJAA: Material/Immaterial as the Friday afternoon closing keynote session. Vincent James is a founding principal of VJAA, whose career includes extensive teaching experience in both design and professional practice. Jennifer Yoos has practiced architecture both independently and with firms in Minneapolis and London. She has practiced with VJAA since 1997 and has collaborated on the design of all of the firm’s award-winning work since joining the firm.
The continuing education schedule for the AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention rivals what you will find at national meetings. Sessions over the course of the event have been applied for over 40 AIA learning units. More than eight hours have been applied for AIA GBCI CE (through USGBC). These learning experiences include lectures, panels, and tours. Here’s just a small taste of what you can expect in continuing education at the AIA Ohio Convention:
T04 When Art Meets Design
Architecture and art. Architects work with clients to create their dreams, desires and vision. They produce designs dictated by what works for function and purpose. Artists can add to the vision and provide the architect the product to give it design and functionality. Kentucky sees this viable connection and has developed a program to provide architects, builders, landscape architects, interior designers and private clients a resource for building design. The Architectural Artists Directory is a marketing program for Kentucky’s finest architectural artists. Kentucky’s architectural artists work at the top of their field and are dedicated to creating custom work for renovations and installations in homes and businesses throughout the Commonwealth and across the United States.
T06 High Quality Communication, High Quality Results: Creating a Strong Consultant Relationship
New funding realities have transformed how cities and their non-profit partners are able to transformative projects happen. This has created new opportunities and new design processes that are stongly dependent on a more dynamic relationship between designer and public/non-profit entity. This relationship, while more collaborative, also relies on an increasingly complex and less traditional way of role definition. The Louisville Downtown Development Corporation has worked with several consulting firms in evolving ways over the past five years to use intermediate design documents to pursue and successfully secure funding for a number of high profile projects, including the Second Street Bridge, sidewalks on Main Street, South Fourth Street Streetscape changes, East Market Street Streetscape and a number of gateway projects. Join a dynamic discussion between the agency and one of their consulting firms about how project conceptualization and execution are changing form.
T13 “The New Project Team: Accountable, Transformational, Successful”
Traditional project delivery methods are inefficient, frequently contentious, and often unsuccessful. In today’s economic climate, that can lead to critical, expensive failures. The design profession is in a time of change, and this presentation will demonstrate the value of team development in alternative delivery methods. It will illustrate the process and tools needed to successfully implement innovative service models with any building project.
F03 Common Construction Practices that Cancel Out Energy Efficiency and Air Quality
As the architectural profession is changing to recognize the importance of sustainability in design, there are many common construction practices that work against energy efficiency and air quality details. These practices can mitigate expensive energy efficiency components and even cause dangerous air quality issues. However, the solutions to most of the issues discussed are simple and inexpensive. This presentation focuses primarily on residential and small commercial projects but the lessons learned can be applied to all building types. Participants will learn to identify common construction practices which can diminish energy efficiency and air quality and the proper installation and specification techniques to overcome these problems. Additionally, participants will learn how to remedy improperly installed or designed details.
F04 Architect of the Internet: Social Media Case Studies and Strategies for Architects
The American Institute of Architects is in the midst of a Repositioning initiative. We have recognized that we have to transform the way our profession is organized and perceived, the way we market and communicate. We are in a Time of Change.
S01 Making Change – Using Historic Tax Credits for Innovative Project Funding
Recent changes in the economic and political climates have given rise to the development of a wide variety of creative methods by which educational institutions are funding much needed campus building and infrastructure improvements. To renovate three residence halls, each of which are contributing structures in a designated historic district, Baldwin Wallace University engaged MCM Company, Inc. to create a for-profit partnership that would allow the University to leverage its investment through the use of tax credits and other non-traditional sources of financing. Without this innovative approach, these renovations and additions would not have been possible for the University.
Click here to register.
Louisville Marriott Downtown
280 W. Jefferson St., Louisville, KY 40202
To make a reservation, call 800.266.9432
Be sure to mention that you are with AIA Ohio Valley Region to receive the group rate of $129 per night. Reservations must be made by Thursday, Aug. 29, in order to qualify for the group rate.
Plan now to attend!