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Addenda: June 2014

Main News
2014 Convention
ISF Photo Contest 
2014 Legislative Session 
AIA Progress Report
Advocacy Network
Economic Outlook

2014 Convention Booths
Dine & Discover 
CIAC Social 
CSR Reception 

Member News
Welcome New Members
New Grad Membership

Professional Development
Upcoming PD Seminars
AIA Convention LIVE
Leadership Seminar

Allied News
Convention Sponsorship
Convention Marketing 
Spring Social Success

AIA Iowa Award Nominations

Career Center
Current Job Openings

IAF Golf Outing Recap

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Main News

AIA Iowa 2014 Annual Convention- Save the Date

Save the date for the AIA Iowa Convention 2014. This year’s convention will be held September 25-26 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. The theme is Clarity. When we communicate and create with clear meaning and purpose, we build a stronger base on which we can understand and be understood. Clarity leads to better solutions, both creatively and professionally. The convention will feature over twenty-four educational workshops, five extraordinary keynote speakers and a large variety of exhibitors. Attendee registration will be available July 14.

AIA Iowa Supports Iowa State Fair Photo Contest

Once again, AIA Iowa is sponsoring the Architecture category for the annual Photo Salon Contest at the 2014 Iowa State Fair. You are encouraged to submit your best photographs, in architecture or any other category. Last year several AIA Iowa Members won awards or mentions for their pictures. This year's theme is Salute to Ansel Adams and all photos must be submitted in black and white. For rules and an entry form, please visit ISF Photo Salon website. Deadline to submit (in person) is June 15. 

2014 Legislative Session: A Success for AIA Iowa

Due to the contributions of many AIA Iowa members, government affairs chair Bill Dikis, FAIA, lobbyist Paula Dierenfeld, and AIA Iowa staff, the 2014 Legislative Session produced many successful outcomes for the Chapter and the profession of architecture in our great state. Our main achievement was the passage of our Good Sam bill. In addition to this, there were nine other areas that have been deemed progressive for the profession. Please log in using your member information and review the Official 2014 AIA Iowa Legislative Report.

AIA Progress Report

The AIA has released their latest Progress Report entitled, Redesigning to Your Specifications. This report not only reflects on the activities during the past year and how the AIA is advancing architecture, but also a declaration of how AIA is turning a new direction. To view the full report visit

AIA Advocacy Network

AIA Iowa Members, You are your profession's most influential advocate. Join AIA for a free webinar Thursday, June 12 at Noon ET to learn how you can be a messenger on key advocacy issues. Register Now.

Did you know that you are your profession's most influential advocate? Learn about the AIA Advocacy Network and how you can be a messenger on key advocacy issues. RSVP for more information June 12 at Noon ET

Economic Outlook for Architects is Good

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Atlas takes a look at the economic outlook, salaries and demographic representation among architecture students and faculty.

ACSA's verdict? The economic outlook for architects is good! Click here to see the graph.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has forecasted 17% growth for architects for the 10 years between 2012 and 2022. This is significantly more robust than the average for all occupations, indicated by the red line at 11%. Alongside architecture we're showing see a range of related design and built environment professions, and architecture is doing well within this subset as well. Click here to see all of the ACSA Atlas findings.


2014 Convention Booth Space Filling Up!

There are less than 60 booth spaces left for the AIA Iowa Convention, September 25-26th in Des Moines, IA. Have you secured your space yet? Don’t miss your opportunity to interact with over 1,000 attendees in the architecture profession. Booths are selected on a first-come, first served basis. Submit your application today at

Dine & Discover Lunch, Des Moines- June 18

You are invited to attend a free Dine & Discover presentation hosted by Multivista on June 18 at AIA Iowa. In this session, we will review the old and new photography specifications architects are using, how the photography is being utilized onsite and how those specifications are ensuring the true design intent of your plans are what is actually constructed. Please register online at by June 17th.

SWIAC Lunch Presentation 

South West Iowa Architects Council will host “Emergency Response: Rolling Closure Products,” a presentation by Acme Dock Specialists on June 13th. The presentation will be from 12:00-1:00 PM at HGM Associates in Council Bluffs and lunch is provided. Please RSVP and address questions to Marla Minear at Find more details at

CIAC Lunch and Social 

In June, join the Central Iowa Architects Council on June 13 for their monthly luncheon and their monthly social on June 19 at Mullet’s followed by a walk across the river to the Iowa Cubs game. For more information or to RSVP please contact Joe Benesh, AIA at

CSR Chicago Reception

Join us in Chicago on Thursday June 26 at Columbia College Chicago Media Production Center 1600 South State Street Chicago, IL from 6-8 p.m. Reconnect with your peers to celebrate CSR Fellows, Awards, and College Classmates.

Member News

Welcome New Members

New Student Affiliate Members
Jill Buckendahl , ISU
Jessyka Colon, ISU
Nicholas Christensen, ISU
Megan Fowler, ISU
Deep Shrestha, ISU
Robert Van Haaften, ISU
Kyle Vansice, ISU
New Associate Members
Kerry Anderson, Assoc. AIA, Bergland + Cram
Jessica Bruck, Assoc. AIA, Simonson & Associates Architects
Holden Rasmussen, Assoc. AIA, OPN Architects
Jarrod Siegel, Assoc. AIA, OPN Architects
New Graduate Members
Laura Lynch, Assoc. AIA, Bergland + Cram
Brittney Schlichte, Assoc. AIA, FEH Associates

Re-Instated Members
Sara Converse, AIA, Ames
Transfer In
Elizabeth Clarke, AIA, ISU

Upgraded to Registered Architect
Jason Alread, AIA, ISU
Natalie Carran, AIA, Benjamin Design Collaborative
Jessica Clark, AIA, Carlson Design Team
Jason Dietzenbach, AIA, Haila Architecture
Daniel Drendel, AIA, Slingshot Architecture
Sadie Kleppe, AIA, Simonson & Associates Architects
New Registered Architect Member
Jean Evangelista, AIA, Straka Johnson Architects

Upgrade to Emeritus
Timothy Downing, AIA-E, Downing Architects

Allied Member Updates
Matt Banse, United Brick, New Allied Bronze
Don Bieghler, Jr., MPC Enterprises, Inc., New Allied Silver
Mike Clark, R & D Industries, Replacing Allied Bronze, Todd Berger- Audio Engineering
Jon Dloughy, AWS, Replacing Allied Silver Alternate Matt Bierl
Greg Fisher, MPC Enterprises, Inc., Allied Silver Alternate
Kasey Harken, Lang Construction Group, New Allied Silver
Mike Hayden, GAF Materials Corp., New Allied Bronze Alternate
Megan Holland, Pigott, Replacing Allied Gold Tani Short
Jason Jepsen (Replacing Larry Schmitz), Custom Woodworks,Allied Bronze
Steve Lang, Lang Construction Group, New Allied Silver Alternate
Jeff Larson, Larson & Larson Construction, Replacing Tom Hudson
Jennifer Peterson, Storey Kenworthy, Replacing Allied Bronze Mary Dorsey
Fred Maharry, Wind + Solar Specialists, New Allied Bronze
TJ McKenzie, GAF Materials Corp., Renewed Allied Bronze
Pete Mickey (Replacing Brent Nickel), Kate-Lo Tile & Stone, Allied Silver Alternate
Jeremy Nordby, YKK AP America, New Allied Bronze
Scott Norvell, Master Builders of Iowa, Re-Instated Allied Silver
Jennifer Sansone, Atlas Roofing and Wall CI Board, New Allied Bronze
Robert Schoenleber, Assa Abloy Door Security Solutions, New Allied Bronze
Vincent Ward, AIA (Replacing Shannon Baird, J.E. Dunn Construction, Allied Silver Alternate

AIA Membership Free to New Grads

The AIA national component offers recent graduates of an accredited Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate program complimentary Associate AIA membership for up to 18 months. Eligible individuals should contact Pam French at AIA Iowa to inquire about complimentary membership.

Professional Development

Upcoming PD Seminars


Procrastinators’ Ball June 23
Do you wait till the very last minute to get your continuing education credits? You're not the only one! Sign up today for a day packed with HSW credits. Deadline to report to the licensing board is June 30th. Don't procrastinate, get registered today.

Monday, June 23rd
9:00 am-4:15 pm
Capital Square Conference Room
400 Locust St.
Des Moines, IA 50309

Program Descriptions
Participants can choose to attend one or both sessions.

Session 1: 9:00 am-12:15 pm The Application of the State Building Code and the State Fire Code
Presenter: Ljerka Vasiljevic

Session 2: 1:00-4:15 pm Energy Code Changes Impacting the Building Envelope
Presenter: David Ruffcorn, AIA

Education Credits
By attending this seminar on June 23, 2014, AIA members will earn 6 AIA CES HSW LUs, or 3 AIA CES HSW LUs per session attended. AIA Iowa is an AIA CES Approved Provider (#A023) with The American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System. Credit earned on completion of this program will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion are available upon request. Questions? Contact AIA Iowa at

AIA Convention LIVE

You never have to board a plane, train, or automobile to enjoy the benefits of AIA’s National Convention. AIA Convention LIVE – formerly Virtual Convention -- brings provocative speakers, new products, and career-enhancing seminars to a screen near you—and it’s easy on any smart device.

Better yet, AIA is offering loyal online participants like you a discount of 10% on this year’s event. Just input this code -- IAXXCL2014-- at Sign In and you’ll be ready to:

  • Buy educational content to earn LUs: Take up to 10 seminars (and earn up to 12.5 LUs, and even 9.5 RIBA, 11 GBCI, or 11.5 HSW credits) from our specially selected course packages. There’s even an option for on-demand viewing with our 3-Day Pass option.
  • Stream free content: Watch keynoters, exciting ARCHITECT Live discussions, and interviews from the Expo floor.
Want to check it out? Sign in here with an email, Facebook, LinkedIn, or AIA account.

Leadership Presentation and Skills Seminar

Join Dardis Communications for their next presentation of Leadership and Presentation Skills from June 17-18 in Des Moines. This two-day program will develop and deliver high-level presentations that are clear, compelling and effective. Skills taught include captivating audiences with a professional delivery style, strategies to build presentations to focus on your client’s needs, and distinguishing oneself as a leader in their profession. Be sure to use code DISCAA for your membership discount. For more information visit

Note: this two-day session will also be available in Cedar Rapids July 22-23, Des Moines August 12-13, Des Moines October 15-16. 

Have an idea for a professional development seminar you would like to see AIA Iowa provide? Contact Amy Spike with topic and speaker recommendations.

Allied News

Increase Your Exposure at the AIA Iowa Annual Convention


Sponsorship opportunities - Set yourself apart from the competition and increase your company's visibility amongst the industry decision-makers. Sponsors are recognized with signage at the convention, are listed in the Addenda, the official newsletter of AIA Iowa, and on the AIA Iowa website, As a Sponsor, you will also receive an invitation to the AIA Iowa Design Awards Celebration, September 25. The deadline is August 21. View the sponsorship options and sign up today.

Convention Marketing Opportunities

Promote your company's involvement in the convention by sponsoring a page on the AIA Iowa website or one of the AIA Iowa's publications, the Addenda or ARCH-E-NEWS. This is a great way to let convention goers know what booth you will be in or what item your company is sponsoring. All convention exhibitors receive a 15% discount. Market your company here.

Spring Social A Great Success

AIA Iowa hosted their first social of the year in Waterloo, IA on May 15th at the Waterloo Community Playhouse. Over 25 members joined to see a dress rehearsal viewing of “Getting Sara Married” and enjoy drinks and appetizers. Thank you to all our Allied Member sponsors who made the social possible.

ACH Foam Technologies
Alliant Energy
Alvine Engineering
Beeline + Blue
Coreslab Structures (Omaha), Inc.
EFCO Corporation
Iowa EPS Products, Inc.
King's Materials, Inc.
Logan Contractors Supply
NRG Sales
Pigott Inc.
Prairie Pella
SystemWorks LLC
The Weidt Group
Wells Concrete


AIA Iowa Award Nominations 2014

AIA Iowa is requesting nominations for the following awards to be presented at the AIA Iowa Design Awards Banquet at the AIA Iowa Convention.

Medal of Honor
Nominations Due: June 20, 2014
This award recognizes an AIA Iowa member for distinguished service to the profession of architecture, nomination form.

Educator Award
Nominations Due: August 8, 2014
This award recognizes an Iowa educator within or outside the profession for his/her contributions to architectural education in Iowa. Any AIA Iowa member colleague or student may nominate candidates for this award, nomination form.

Honorary Membership
Nominations Due: August 8, 2014
This award recognizes a person of esteemed character who is not eligible for membership in the Institute of this Chapter but who has rendered distinguished service to the profession of architecture or to the arts and science allied therewith within the territory of this Chapter. This person may be admitted to membership in it as an Honorary Member, nomination form.

View past award winners by visiting

Career Center

Are You Taking Advantage of AIA Iowa’s Chapter Career Center?

In the Career Center candidates and recruiters are able to search for jobs, post openings and resumes, and search for the perfect fit between a firm and a candidate.

Current Job Openings:
Full-Time Architectural Intern- Flad Architects
Intern Architects- Cannon Moss Brygger Architects
Project Manager / Project Architect- Slingshot Architecture
Interior Architect/Interior Designer- BNIM Architects
Intern Architect- Roseland Mackey Harris Architects, P.C.
Project Architect- Roseland Mackey Harris Architects, P.C.
Architect/Drafting- Martin Gardner Architecture, P.C.
Intern Architect- Architects Smith Metzger

Be sure to create a profile and maintain your resume by keeping it up to date. Visit and log-on to the Chapter Career Center to get started.

Iowa Architectural Foundation

Golf Outing Supports the Foundation

The Iowa Architectural Foundation hosted its 10th Annual Golf Outing on June 3 at Bright-Grandview Golf Course in West Des Moines. 43 players enjoyed lunch and an afternoon on the links. The rain stayed away and players enjoyed fantastic temperatures and course conditions.

New champions were crowned this year. The Wells Concrete team (Curt Gear,
Danielle Hermann, Joe Feldmann, and David Hill) won top honors. The Denman
& Company team (Mike Collins, Scott Ivers, Jay Plagge, and Chris Cornelius) finished second overall. Emily Kistner of OPN Architects secured the longest drive of the day. Curt Gear made the longest putt and David Gray of SGH, Inc. shot closest to the pin. Congratulations to all the winners.

The event generated more than $5000.00 to support the Foundation's educational programming. The Foundation would like to thank those who played at the event and would like to extend special thanks to the event sponsor, Kate-lo Tile and Crossville Tile, and all the hole sponsors:

* AIA Iowa
* ASI Signage Innovations
* Denman & Company
* Foundation Supportworks of Central Iowa
* Kate-lo Tile / Crossville Tile
* KJWW Engineering
* Landscape Forms
* Nawkaw Midwest
* OPN Architects
* SGH, Inc.
* Shive-Hattery Architects & Engineers
* Wells Concrete


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