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Addenda: June 2017


Main News 

2017 Convention
2017 Legislative Session

State Fair Contest

Get Involved
Get your booth
Sponsor Convention
Summer Social
Procrastinator's Ball
SEIAS Golf Outing

Member News
Welcome New Members
Free for New Grads

AIA Iowa Design Awards
CSR Design Awards
AIA Iowa Nominations

College of Design Awards

Career Center
Current Job Openings


June Addenda Sponsors:

Allied Gold Members:



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Allied Bronze Members:


The Addenda: The official quarterly publication of AIA Iowa



Main News

2017 AIA Iowa Convention- Save the Date!

Save the date for the 2017 AIA Iowa Convention: Cohesion. This year’s convention will be held September 28-29 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines.


Cohesion is integral to every successful team. Each team member possesses expertise, which when melded fosters a culture capable of solving the most challenging problems. Diversity of expertise, alternative perspectives, and innovative ideas are positive attributes in an industry in need of evermore creative solutions.


The 2017 Convention will offer 24 educational workshops, 4 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.


Learn more here. Event registration opens in early July!                                                      


2017 Legislative Session


AIA Iowa would like to thank our government affairs chair Bill Dikis, FAIA, lobbyists Paige Thorson and Paula Dierenfeld, and many of our members for their efforts during the 2017 Legislative Session. This year was a great success for our association and for the profession.


On April 13th Governor Branstad signed into law SF 413, reducing Iowa’s statue of repose from 15 to 8 years on commercial construction and from 15 to 10 years on residential.


The Governor also signed SF 438, a bill prohibiting government-mandated Project Labor Agreements. AIA Iowa’s architecture licensing bill was signed into law on May 11th. Senate File 408 is an Act requiring licensure rather than registration of architects practicing in this state. Thank you for contacting your legislators and supporting AIA Iowa’s advocacy efforts! gets a facelift


Have you seen the new yet? If you're working on a summer stay-cation, check out the best of Iowa architecture- many great buildings are only miles away. Learn more about the buildings that have always caught your eye, and stop saying, "One of these days, I'll go there." Make today your day and use our free resources.


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 2017 Iowa State Fair. You are encouraged to submit your best photographs, in architecture or any other category. Entries are accepted June 17th and 18th at the Cultural Center on the State Fair Grounds. Find more information here



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Get Involved

There are many upcoming events taking place across the State, most of them are free or discounted to AIA Iowa members as a benefit of membership. If you are not an AIA Iowa member we encourage you to join today and get involved in the architecture and design community across the State.


2017 Convention booth space is filling up


Have you secured your space yet? Only 33 of 160 booths remain! Sign up to join us at the 2017 AIA Iowa Convention September 28-29, 2017 in Des Moines before it’s too late.

We would like to invite you to join us for a unique opportunity to meet and network with the over 500 architects, students, faculty, and members of the profession.

What you need to know:
• If you sign up now before June 30th you will save $100 on regular exhibit booths! 
• To make the registration experience more user friendly this year we are utilizing a new system called Map Dynamics. This system only works on desktop/laptop devices, not mobile. The system offers a real-time floor plan allowing you to select the exact booth you want from those available. 

Learn more and reserve your space! 


Increase your exposure at the 2017 AIA Iowa Convention


Every year the Convention Planning Committee strives to host the best convention yet! This of course is not possible without the wonderful support of our sponsors. 

We invite you become a champion of the 2017 AIA Iowa Convention. We have many different types of sponsorship, one to meet every marketing budget. Several sponsorships are exclusive and they're being snatched up quickly! 

Enhance your company's exposure through sponsorship of: 
• Dessert Sponsor

• Mobile App SOLD
Wi-Fi Connection SOLD

• Keynote Speakers
• Hospitality Gift Bags
• Awards Celebration 
• And many more!
View a complete list of all the opportunities here and purchase by clicking below.






Summer Social- June 22nd

We will be socializing at the Cedar Ridge Vineyards on Thursday, June 22nd in Swisher, Iowa (near Cedar Rapids). Come and enjoy great food and drinks with us! Please note that this is a location change!

Cedar Ridge Vineyards and Distillery
1441 Marak Road
Swisher, Iowa
5:30 pm- 8:00 pm

Free for all AIA Iowa Members
Free for Sponsoring Allied Members
* Attendees are allowed to bring one guest. Please leave your guest name in the form while registering!


Thank you to 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 Architectural Products, Inc. Aerotek Allen Consulting Group, Inc. Alliant Energy Alvine Engineering ASI Signage Innovations
Automatic Door Group AWS Beeline + Blue Bell Structural Solutions Coreslab Structures (Omaha), Inc. Enterprise Precast Concrete, Inc.
Hildreth Construction Services LLC HiLine, Inc. - Unique Flooring ICON Construction 

Integrated Sales, Inc. Iowa Ready Mixed Concrete Association J.E. Dunn Construction Co. JTH Lighting Iowa King's Material, Inc. Logan Contractors Supply Master Builders of Iowa
Mar-Flex Mechdyne Corporation MEP Associates, LLC Michaels Energy MidAmerican Energy Company Mid-States Concrete Industries Molin Quality Concrete Solutions
MPC Enterprises, Inc.
NRG Sales Lighting and Controls, LLC 

Pigott Inc. PMI Iowa Custom Fabrication
Prairie Pella Rapids Reproductions Inc. Rayner & Rinn-Scott Rapid Results, INC.
RCS Millwork LC Roofing Representatives Shaw Contract Group Skold Companies Stetson Building Products SystemWorks L.L.C. Tandus-Centiva The Weidt Group Wells Concrete  






Feeling anxious about licensure renewal this year? Don't worry, you can still get your CEUs! Join us in Iowa City to learn about two brand new spaces on campus at the University of Iowa. We will be learning from on Jonathan Sloan, AIA, Project Manager with BNIM Architects on the ins and outs of the Visual Arts Building and Josh Rechkemmmer, AIA, Architect with Neumann Monson for School of Music. The seminar is $155 for members and $180 for non-members. Be sure to sign in to get your member discount.


This seminar explores the conception and realization of an educationally oriented musical performance facility where spaces were created to be multi-functional and support collaboration and creativity while achieving required acoustical separation between spaces. The presentation will focus on the role of acoustics in the project’s design and performance and will cover the life of the project from design through construction. The seminar and tour will be led by the architectural and construction project managers and will be tailored to those in the design profession.


Thank you to Mortenson Construction for sponsoring lunch!


Mark your calendars....and start working on your golf tan! The 26th annual SEIAS Golf Outing will be held at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City on Thursday August 24th. A shotgun start will occur at 1:00pm with lunch and dinner provided. More information to follow.




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Member News

Welcome New Members

New Student Affiliate Members
Audrey Blankenship
Colten Christiansen
Satya Ganesuni
Jacob Gockel
Yidan Guo
Quinn Lyons
Andrew Miller
Benjamin Paschke
Grace Reynolds
Dylan Russ
Gregory Schaub
Michael Stanley Jr.

New Associate Members

Zhahn Bose, Assoc. AIA, Slingshot Architecture

Jerica Grabner, Assoc. AIA, Shive-Hattery Architecture-Engineering

Hannah Hillyard, Assoc. AIA, FRK Architects + Engineers

Kaitlin Mundstock, Assoc. AIA, Struxture Architects               

Cally Niess, Assoc. AIA, Bergland and Cram

Clark Wegner, Assoc. AIA, Shiffler Associates Architect


New Architect Members

Henry Elgersma, AIA, JCorp, Inc. 

Re-Instated Members

Michael J. Killeen, Assoc. AIA, Substance Architecture

Transfer In
Matthew Gaul, AIA, OnSite Solutions

Upgrade to Registered Architect
Erik Berkson, AIA, Substance Architecture
Kayla Berkson, AIA, BNIM Architects
Andrew Busch, AIA, IIW, P.C.
Jason Cooper, AIA, FEH DESIGN
Patrick Davis, AIA, Studio MELEE
Curtis Engelhardt, AIA, OPN Architects
Erica Fischer, AIA, SVPA Architects
Dana Sorensen, AIA, BNIM Architects
James Spiller, AIA, Blackbird Investments

Upgrade to Emeritus
William Anderson, FAIA
Gregory Palermo, FAIA


New Firm Member
Studio Melee


Firm Member Updates
Bluestone Project Solutions changed to SHYFT Collective

New Professional Affiliate Members
Ric D’Amico, TS Fox, Inc.
Melissa Jurgens, Saul Engineering

New Allied Members
Allsteel, Allied Bronze, Janice Novick, Central and SE Sections
Beck Engineering, Allied Bronze, Brad Beck
Cupertino Electric Inc., Allied Bronze, Steve Boers
Henning|Paric, Allied Bronze, Kevin Tubbs; Allied Alternate, Mike Carroll
Koch Brothers, Allied Bronze, Andy Stevens, Allied Alternate, Ella Koch
Mar-Flex, Allied Silver, Julianna Keegan
McGough Construction, Allied Bronze, Annette Renaud; Allied Alternate, Jon Holmen; Allied Alternate, Scott Sylvester
Mechdyne Corporation, Allied Silver, Brent Redman, Central Section
Skold Companies, Alternate, Deb Richardson, NE Section
Tandus-Centiva, Allied Silver, Andy Crabb

Allied Member Updates
Aerotek, Change primary contact from Ashley Pedersen to Andy Braun, add Central Section
AWS, New Alternate, Adam Boeckmann
Team Services, Change primary contact from Stacy Brocka to Jeffrey J. Roberts; Add all sections, C & P directory
Terracon Consultants, Inc, Change primary contact from Ryan Morgan to Sid Juwarker; New Alternates, Sara Somsky & Tony Jaeger
Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance, Jeremy Yoder to replace AJ Brown as primary contact

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 click here to join.


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AIA Iowa Design Awards

Don’t miss the call to submit your projects for the 2017 AIA Iowa Design Awards! You can purchase your entries beginning June 19th for the Design Awards, 25 Year Award, and Sustainable Design Award. All award entries must be purchased by August 16th. All award submissions must be completed by August 18th via Learn more here and keep an eye on your email for our call for entries!

CSR Awards Call for Entries

For over 60 years, the American Institute of Architects, Nebraska Chapter has celebrated outstanding architecture through the Excellence in Design program. The call for entries for the AIA Central States Excellence in Design Program is now open.

AIA Nebraska | AIA Central States Emerging Architects Excellence in Design
Registration Deadline: June 29, 2017
Submission Deadline: July 27, 2017

AIA Central States
Registration Deadline: June 29, 2017
Submission Deadline: July 27, 2017

Learn more and register here

AIA Iowa Award Nominations 2017

Each year, AIA Iowa accepts nominations for outstanding leadership. The following four categories of AIA Iowa’s most important recognitions. Nominations are sought each spring and the winner is announced at the AIA Iowa Annual Convention.

Medal of Honor
Nominations Due: July 7, 2017 NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE!

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

Educator Award
Nominations Due: August 4, 2017
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 Member
Nominations Due: August 4, 2017
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 4, 2017
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 six 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: Connor Yocum, Undergraduate Medal; Melissa Brooks, Graduate Medal; Jeremy Zehr, Undergraduate Certificate; and Graham Hanson, Paolo Orlando, and Anastasia Sysoeva, Graduate Certificate recipients. 
Pictured at left: Jessica Reinert, Hon. AIA Iowa, CAE, IOM (far right) and Matt Ostanik, AIA, (second from right) present awards to ISU students.

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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. This is a free benefit for members!

Current Job Openings:

Project Manager/Space Planner OR Senior Project Manager/Space Planner- University of Iowa

Architectural Draftsman- Allers Associates
Construction Administration Manager- OPN Architects, Inc.
Project Manager/Project Architect- OPN Architects, Inc.
Project architect & intern architect- Slingshot Architecture
Architect/Project Manager- FEH Design
Sports Architectural Leader- Shive-Hattery 
Architectural Designer- Shive-Hattery
Architect- Shive-Hattery
Education Architect- Shive-Hattery
Healthcare Architect- Shive-Hattery
Project Architect- RDG Planning & Design
Architectural Technician- RDG Planning & Design
Architect Intern- Accord Architecture
Healthcare Project Architect- RDG Planning & Design

Be sure to log-in to your 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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