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Addenda: June 2016


Main News 

2016 Convention
AIA Iowa Accredited

Iowa Architect- Summer
State Fair Contest
2016 Legislative Session

2016 Convention Booths
Get Involved
Procrastinator's Ball
SEIAS Reception

Member News
Welcome New Members
Free for New Grads

Professional Development
Upcoming PD Seminars

Allied News
Increase Exposure
Thank You Sponsors

AIA Iowa Design Awards
AIA Iowa Nominations

College of Design Awards

Career Center
Current Job Openings



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Main News

2016 AIA Iowa Convention- Save the Date!

Save the date for the 2016 AIA Iowa Convention. This year’s convention will be held September 22-23 at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines. The theme is “Current.” The convention will feature educational workshops, extraordinary keynote speakers and a large variety of exhibitors. Attendee registration will be available July 7th. You can also find more event details here.





AIA Iowa Earns 3 Year Accreditation

AIA Iowa is excited to announce that the chapter has earned its status as an accredited component of the American Institute of Architects, effective through May 1, 2019. Achieving accreditation demonstrates AIA Iowa's commitment to excellence in providing service to our members and meeting all the core standards as set by the AIA.


Iowa Architect Magazine- Catch the Highlights


Don't miss the Summer 2016 issue of Iowa Architect magazine! It'll be on your doorstep or in your inbox at the beginning of July. We're excited to present this issue focusing on Reinventing the Classics and featuring the AIA Iowa Years of Membership winners.


Did you know that you can get Iowa Architect in your inbox for free? Sign up 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 2016 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 18th and 19th from 10am-4pm in the State Fair Cultural Center in Des Moines.  

2016 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 2016 Legislative Session. This year we were able to keep our members informed through our “Advocacy News” newsletter distributed weekly. We are already gearing up for the 2017 session and look forward to your continued contributions. We will be releasing our Official 2016 AIA Iowa Legislative Report soon.


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2016 Convention Booth Space is Filling Up

Have you secured your space yet? 110 of 160 booth spaces have been claimed for the AIA Iowa Convention September 22-23 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 to Dine and Discovers to paintball - see what is going on in your Section here. Be sure to note the triple header event (Dine and Discover, tour and social!) in North East Iowa on June 24th and South East Iowa's Annual Golf Outing on August 25th.


2016 Procrastinator's Ball

Need a few last minute credits before it’s time to renew your license? Join us in Iowa City on June 23rd for the annual Procrastinator’s Ball- your opportunity to earn 5 AIA CES LUs/HSW in just one day. Registration closes TOMORROW. The seminar is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Be sure to sign in to get your member discount. 



South East Iowa Architect Section Members, please join the AIA Iowa Board of Directors on Thursday, July 21st for dinner at the Phoenix in Davenport. To attend, register for the event by clicking below. We hope to see you there!



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Member News

Welcome New Members

New Student Affiliate Members
Melissa Brooks, Iowa State University
Brad Wicks, Iowa State University

New Associate Members
Ryan Carter, Assoc. AIA, ASK Studio
Eric Neuhaus, Assoc. AIA, Neumann Monson Architects

Re-Instated Members
Johnny Boyd, AIA
Sean Davies, Assoc. AIA
Kristen Greteman, Assoc. AIA
Brad Hartman, AIA
Steven King, AIA
Steven Kirts, Assoc. AIA
Randall Milbrath, AIA
Kun Nong, Assoc. AIA
Ulrike Passe, Intl. Assoc. AIA
Brian Phipps, Assoc. AIA
Holden Rasmussen, Assoc. AIA
Gladys Salazar, Assoc. AIA
Lon Sinclair, AIA
Eric Stalheim, Assoc. AIA
Greg Sundberg, AIA
Joseph Wallace, Assoc. AIA

Upgrade to Registered Architect
Rachelle Hines, AIA, FRK Architects + Engineers, PC
Steven Holmes, AIA, BSB Design
Jennifer Olson, AIA, Stanley Consultants
Christopher Wernimont, AIA, Studio Melee

Upgrade to Emeritus
Charles Gilliland, AIA

New Allied Members
Lifestyles Office Solutions
David Madsen, Allied Bronze
Molin Quality Concrete Solutions
Jerry Kuhl, Allied Bronze
Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance
AJ Brown, Allied Bronze

Allied Member Updates
Allen Consulting Group- Ryan Kinneberg replaces Jeff Nieting as contact
IPI – Iowa Prison Industries- Add Andrew Gogerty as Alternate, Add Scott Klinefelter as Alternate
Strauss Architectural Systems- Re-instate membership

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.


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Professional Development

Upcoming PD Seminars


Stock- up on HSW at Convention

The 2016 AIA Iowa 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- COMING SOON!

2016 Procrastinator’s Ball

Need a few last minute credits before it’s time to renew your license? Join us in Iowa City on June 23rd for the annual Procrastinator’s Ball- your opportunity to earn 5 AIA CES LUs/HSW in just one day. Registration closes TOMORROW. The seminar is $150 for members and $175 for non-members. Be sure to sign in to get your member discount.

The seminar will be a case study overview of Hancher Auditorium a Pelli Clark Pelli Architects and OPN Architects project on the University of Iowa campus. Speakers will examine two distinct aspects of the building: the structure of the building and the exterior enclosure which incorporate long cantilevered spans and an intricate metal skin system. The interior performance spaces focusing on details of theatrical, acoustical, and audio visual technologies. OPN Architects and the University of Iowa will discuss these topics and end with facility tour to discuss these technologies in further detail.



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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,

We invite you to extend your company's reach with the Architectural community and become a champion of the AIA Iowa Convention September 22-23rd in Des Moines.

Enhance your company's exposure through sponsorship of:
• Mobile App! NEW!
• Dessert Sponsor
• Wi-Fi Connection
• Keynote Speakers
• Hospitality Gift Bags
• Awards Celebration
• And many more!

View a complete list of all the opportunities and purchase by clicking below.


Thank You to our Allied Member Sponsors


AIA Iowa will host our Summer Social tomorrow in Des Moines and we would like to thank our sponsoring Allied Members for making such a fantastic event possible and free for our members. We couldn’t do this without you!

ACH Foam Technologies
Advanced Arch Products, Inc.
Allen Consulting Group, Inc.
Alliant Energy
Alvine Engineering
ASI Signage Innovations
Beeline + Blue
Bell Structural Solutions
Coreslab Structures (Omaha), Inc.
Enterprise Precast Concrete, Inc.
HiLine, Inc. - Unique Flooring
ICON Construction
Integrated Sales Inc.
J.E. Dunn Construction Co.
King's Material, Inc.
Logan Contractors Supply
Master Builders of Iowa
McClure Engineering Company
Michaels Energy
MidAmerican Energy Company
MPC Enterprises, Inc.
NRG Sales Lighting and Controls, LLC
Pigott Inc.
Prairie Pella
Rapid Results, INC.
RCS Millwork LC
Shaw Contract Group
Skold Companies
SNB Building Solutions
Stetson Building Products
SystemWorks L.L.C.
The Weidt Group
The Weitz Company
Wells Concrete


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AIA Iowa Design Awards

Don’t miss the call to submit your projects for the 2016 AIA Iowa Design Awards! You can purchase your entries beginning June 20th for the Design Awards, 25 Year Award, and Craft Award. All award entries must be purchased by August 4th. All award submissions must be completed by August 18th via Members- watch your email for more information!

AIA Iowa Award Nominations 2016

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 17, 2016   
EXTENDED: June 24, 2016

This award recognizes an AIA Iowa member for distinguished service to the profession of architecture. Online Submission

Educator Award
Nominations Due: August 5, 2016
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. Online Submission

Honorary Membership
Nominations Due: August 5, 2016
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. Online Submission

Young Architect
Nominations Due: August 5, 2016
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


AIA Iowa Presents College of Design Students with Excellence Awards

AIA Iowa recently had the pleasure of awarding four Iowa State University students certificates and medals of honor for their accomplishments within the Bachelor and Master programs of Architecture. The AIA Medals are awarded to the student with the highest cumulative GPA in the accredited programs and the certificates are presented to those with the second-highest ranking. This year’s winners are: Alyssa Maristela, Undergraduate Medal, Benjamin Kruse, Graduate Medal, Ashley Danielson, Undergraduate Certificate, and Ebulimiti Aikebai, Graduate Certificate. Congratulations! Read more here.

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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:
-Registered Architect- CMBA
-Intern Architect- CMBA
-REVIT/CAD Technician- CMBA
-Project Architect- HyVee, Inc.
-Project Architect/Designer- Martinkovic Milford Architects
-Architect or Intern Architect II- Big Creek Design Group, Inc.
-Interior Design Sales and Account Manager- Saxton Inc.

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.


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