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Addenda: June 2015

Main News
2015 Convention
State Fair Contest
2015 Legislative Session
AIA Progress Report
Year of the Advocate

2015 Convention Booths
Get Involved
Summer Social

SEIAS Reception

Member News
Welcome New Members
Free for New Grads

Professional Development
Upcoming PD Seminars

Allied News
Increase Exposure
Firm Visits and Meeting
Thank You Sponsors

Gold Medal & Firm Awards
AIA Iowa Nominations

Career Center
Current Job Openings


More information on the 2015 AIA Iowa/CSR Convention Coming Soon!

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Main News

2015 AIA Iowa/Central States Region Convention- Save the Date!

Save the date for the 2015 AIA Iowa/Central States Region Convention. This year’s convention will be held October 15-16 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. The theme is “Design Central: Architecture in the Square States.” We are excited to showcase all that the Central States Region (Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma) have to offer and we are honored to host the regional convention. The convention will feature educational workshops, extraordinary keynote speakers and a large variety of exhibitors. Attendee registration will be available August 1st. You can also find more event details here.

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 2015 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. For rules and an entry form, please visit this link. Entries can be submitted on June 13th and 14th from 10am-4pm in the State Fair Cultural Center in Des Moines. 

2015 Legislative Session

AIA Iowa would like to thank our government affairs chair Bill Dikis, FAIA, lobbyist Paula Dierenfeld, and many of our members for their efforts during the 2015 Legislative Session. This year we were able to keep our members informed through our new “Advocacy News” newsletter distributed weekly. We are already gearing up for the 2016 session and look forward to your continued contributions. We will be releasing our Official 2015 AIA Iowa Legislative Report soon.

AIA Progress Report

The AIA has released their latest Progress Report. This report reflects on the activities during the past year and how the AIA is advancing architecture, including the launch of a new media campaign, among other exciting updates. To view the full report visit


Year of the Advocate

2015 is the AIA’s Year of the Advocate, the kick-off of a multi-year strategy to build the AIA’s ability to influence policymakers from the ground up. AIA is leading this change, sign-up to be a part of it here.



2015 Convention Booth Space is Filling Up

Have you secured your space yet? 99 of 160 booth spaces have been claimed for the AIA Iowa Regional Convention, October 15th-16th in Des Moines! 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

Get Involved

AIA Iowa Members across the state are busy planning programming and events to bring design to all areas of Iowa and to help their communities. From building tours and scavenger hunts to plane pulls - see what is going on in your Section here


AIA Iowa Summer Social

AIA Iowa Members, join us on June 18th for a FREE AIA Iowa Summer Social in Coralville, Iowa. We will be visiting Backpocket Brewing for a Tour of their brewery, food, and drinks! The brewery will also be showing a classic movie on a big-screen on their outdoor patio! (Movie to be announced closer to the event date).
The event begins at 6 p.m., followed by a tour of the brewery at 6:30 p.m. and then food and drinks until 8:30 p.m. all hosted by our wonderful sponsoring Allied Members (listed here). 

Every AIA Iowa member is able to bring one guest for free! Register here.


South East Iowa Architect Section Members, please join the AIA Iowa Board of Directors on Thursday, July 16th for an evening reception with complementary drinks and appetizers. The event will be held at the Carnegie Lounge in the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art. To attend, register for the event here. We hope to see you there!




Member News

Welcome New Members

New Student Affiliate
Lidwina Gunawan, ISU
John Nguyen, ISU
Sean Wittmeyer, ISU

New Graduate Member
Tammy Steffen, Assoc. AIA, Benjamin Design Collaborative, P.C.
Shiyuan Zheng, Assoc. AIA, Neumann Monson Architects, P.C.

New Associate Member
Patrick Davis, Assoc. AIA, Studio Melee
Michael LeClere, Assoc. AIA, Martin Gardner Architecture
Andrew Petersen, Assoc. AIA, RDG Planning and Design

New Architect Member
Holly Butler, AIA, Greater Fairfield Area Habitat for Humanity
Heidi Hogan, AIA, TSP, Inc.

Re-Instated Architect Member
Katelyn Rutledge, Assoc. AIA, RDG Planning and Design
Brett Van Zee, AIA, INVISION Architecture

Transfer In
Sean Page, AIA, RDG Planning and Design

Upgrade to Registered Architect
Jacob Allen, AIA, Rohrbach Associates P.C.
Arthur Baumgartner, AIA, Haila Architecture Structure Planning
Nathan Griffith, AIA, Neumann Monson Architects, P.C.
Cody Knop, AIA, Substance Architecture
Leah Rudolphi, AIA, Substance Architecture
Michelle Sacco, AIA, RDG Planning and Design
Thomas Trapp, AIA, Substance Architecture
Anna Vestweber, AIA, M + Architects

New Allied Members
Shawn Wentworth, Enterprise Precast Concrete, Inc.

New Firm Branch

Walker Coen Lorentzen Architects, Iowa City 

Allied Member Updates

Mike Cunningham, AWS, replacing Kelly Conklin, Allied Silver
Jon Dloughy, AWS, cancel Allied Alternate
Mark Guetzko, AWS, new contact for Allied Alternate
Lori Heldt, McGraw Hill Construction Dodge name changed to Dodge Data and Analytics, Allied Bronze 
Dan Lienemann, Action Reprographics, replaces Andrew Heslinga, Jon Dickerson, Allied Bronze
Amber Moser, MidAmerican Energy Co., replaces Mindy Connors, Allied Silver
Kelli Paskert, Skold Companies, joined Central Iowa Section
Mitch Stoulil, Skold Companies, new Allied Alternate member & NW Section member

Join Today! If you are not already an AIA Iowa member, become one today and reap the many benefits of AIA Iowa membership. For more information visit

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 Vicki Scott at to inquire about complimentary membership.

Professional Development

Upcoming PD Seminars


Stock- up on HSW at Convention

The AIA Iowa / Central States Region Convention will offer 24 educational workshops, 4 extraordinary keynote speakers and a large variety of exhibitors. Each convention-goer that attends the full two-days of events has the opportunity to earn 9 learning units, most of them offered are approved for HSW credit. Stay tuned for registration in early August. 

June 25-27, 2015 Preservation Iowa Summit: The Power of Preservation

Winterset, Iowa
The third annual Preserve Iowa Summit is the premier statewide annual conference for professionals and volunteers involved in historic preservation in Iowa. Attendees will learn how to discover, preserve, and enhance our communities’ unique history and sense of place. AIA Iowa is the official AIA Continuing Education Provider for this event and AIA Iowa members can earn up to 6.25 CES LU/HSWs for attending.

Detailed information about the Summit, session, speakers and registration is available here

2015 PD Offerings
The AIA Iowa Professional Development Committee has offered over 20 LU to AIA Iowa members and nonmembers thus far in 2015. Events have been held in Sioux City, Independence, Ames and Des Moines. In addition to the convention, we have several other opportunities in the works, including partnerships with the Preserve Iowa and Downtown Summits. AIA Iowa welcomes your programming ideas and speaker recommendations for professional development seminars.


If you have a program already developed for delivery and would like to submit a proposal, please send your suggestions and/or proposals to Amy Spike, Communications & Programming Coordinator for AIA Iowa at


Allied News

Increase Your Exposure at the AIA Iowa Regional Conference


Set yourself apart from the competition and increase your company's visibility amongst the industry decision-makers by sponsoring the AIA Iowa Regional Conference. 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, October 15th. View the sponsorship opportunities and sign up today!

Allied Member Firm Visits and Business Meeting

We will be traveling to the Southeast area of the state on June 18th for our firm visits and the summer social! There are only 2 more spots available for the firm visit, sign up today

1st visit: Shive Hattery Cedar Rapids 
11:00 a.m- 12:30 p.m. 
316 2nd St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401
Lunch sponsored by Advanced Architectural Products, Inc.

Allied Business Meeting 
12:30 p.m.- 1:30 p.m. 
Cedar Rapids Library, Downtown
450 5th Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

2nd visit: Shive Hattery Iowa City 
2:00-4:00 p.m. 
2839 Northgate Drive
Iowa City, IA 52245-9569
Snacks sponsored by Allen Consulting Group


AIA Iowa will host our Summer Social on June 18th and we would like to thank our sponsoring Allied Members for making such a fantastic event possible and free for our members. This wouldn’t be possible without you!

ACH Foam Technologies 
Advanced Arch Products, Inc.
Allen Consulting Group, Inc
Alliant Energy 
Alvine Engineering 
Atlas Roofing and Wall CI Board
Beeline + Blue 
Bell Structural Solutions
Coreslab Structures (Omaha), Inc. 
Iowa EPS Products, Inc. 
J.E. Dunn Construction Co. 
JTH Lighting Iowa 
Kate-Lo Tile  
King's Material, Inc. 
Lang Construction Group, Inc. 
Logan Contractors Supply 
Master Builders of Iowa 
Michaels Energy 
MPC Enterprises, Inc.
NRG Sales 
Pigott Inc. 
Prairie Pella 
Principal Financial Group 
Rapids Reproductions Inc. 
RCS Millwork LC 
Shaw Contract Group 
Stetson Building Products  
SystemWorks LLC 
The Stone Shop  
The Weidt Group 
Wells Concrete  
Zero Energy Systems LLC


AIA Gold Medal and Architecture Firm Awards

Each year, these honors recognize outstanding contributions to the architecture profession by individuals and by a firm. AIA truly values your input and encourages your participation. It is through the recognition of individuals and firms that they promote the value of the profession as a whole on a national level. Please consider putting forth a nomination for an architect, a firm, or both. There is no entry fee for this program. The deadline for submission completion is July 10, 2015 before 5:00 PM EST. All deadlines are strictly observed. More information can be found here.

AIA Iowa Award Nominations 2015

AIA Iowa is requesting nominations for the following awards to be presented at the AIA Iowa Design Awards Celebration at the Central States Region/AIA Iowa Convention.

Medal of Honor
Nominations Due: June 26, 2015
This award recognizes an AIA Iowa member for distinguished service to the profession of architecture. Nomination Form

Educator Award
Nominations Due: August 7, 2015
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. NEW Online Submission

Honorary Membership
Nominations Due: August 7, 2015
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. NEW Online Submission

Young Architect

Nominations Due: August 7, 2015
This award recognizes an AIA Iowa member who has been licensed 10 year or less and showcases exceptional leadership and significant contributions to the profession. Areas of contribution include: design, education, and/or service in an early stage of their architectural career. The nominee must be sponsored by an AIA Iowa Member. Online Submission

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:
-Architect- TSP
-Intern Architect- Slingshot Architecture
-Project Architect- Slingshot Architecture
-Registered Architect- Ament Design
-Architect- PLaN Architecture

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

Employers- Post Your Jobs Here!
In addition to posting your job openings in AIA Iowa’s Career Center, you can also post them on the national website! Click here to learn more.


AIA Iowa Firm Members

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