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March 2014 Addenda

Main News

Architecture Month 2014

Celebrate your profession! Architecture month with be observed once again statewide this April. Area activities related to architecture during the month include:

AIA Iowa Display at Capital Square, April
CRICAC Eastern Iowa Inspiration and Photo Contest for the Public, April
CRICAC Scavenger Hunt for Students, April
ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series, April 2
ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series, April 4
AIA Iowa Newspaper Insert, April 7/9 depending on location
Dubuque Main Street Architecture Days, April 7-12
IAF Architecture Month Lecture Series, April 8
ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series, April 9
CRICAC PechaKucha 20x20 Night, April 9
IAF Eat.Drink.Architecture Event, April 12
IAF Architecture Month Lecture Series, April 15
AIA Iowa Spring Conference, April 16
ISU Department of Architecture Lecture Series, April 16
Architecture Month Proclamation Signing by the Governor, April 17
IAF Architecture by Children Drawing Contest, April 18 deadline
IAF Architecture Month Lecture Series, April 22
Corridor Canstruction, April 26
IAF Architecture Month Lecture Series, April 29

Look for more event details to be released on the
AIA Iowa Calendar of Events. Also be on the lookout for the AIA Iowa insert in your newspaper the 2nd week of April!

Chapter Meeting April 16

Please join your colleagues at the Annual Chapter Business Meeting during the AIA Iowa Spring Conference April 16. The meeting starts at 1:00 p.m. after lunch on the 3rd floor of the Scheman Building in Ames. Updates from all levels of the AIA will be shared, as well as reports from the Department of Architecture at Iowa State University and the Iowa Architectural Foundation. Please visit this link, AIA Iowa Annual Chapter Business Meeting, to view the full meeting packet including agenda and written reports.

Citizen Architect Program 2014

The public's view of architects and AIA Iowa is shaped primarily by how the individual AIA members interact with their clients and their communities. The Citizen Architect Program, launched in 2008 by the AIA Iowa Public Relations Committee, recognizes members who represent AIA's values to their communities through public service. This honor is bestowed upon all members who meet qualification criteria and is intended to encourage all AIA Iowa members to actively engage in their communities and share in the AIA mission.

Each member enrolled in the program for 2014 will be recognized at the AIA Iowa Annual Convention in September, on the AIA Iowa website, and with a press release sent to their local newspaper. We encourage all AIA Iowa Architects and Associates who serve their communities to participate. Visit this link to view the 2014 participants.

Win Free Registration to the AIA Iowa Conference

Want to attend the Spring Conference for free? All it takes is a simple “like” and “follow” and you are entered to win! AIA Iowa is continuingly growing our following on our social media channels and we want you to give us a “like” on Facebook and a “follow” on Twitter. All fans and followers will be entered into a drawing to win free registration to the Spring Conference on April 16th, a $157 value. Make sure to drop us a message while you’re there, let us know what type of content you would like to see more of.

We Need Your Opinions: Emerging Professionals Survey

The Emerging Professionals Committee invites you to take this five minute survey to assist the panel in preparing content for the upcoming EP workshop at the AIA Iowa Spring Conference on April 16th. Your responses and opinions will help develop the topics that the panel will discuss on the 16th. Please complete the survey by March 31st.


AIA Iowa Spring Conference: April 16

Inspiration awaits you! Don’t miss the 2014 Spring Conference on April 16th in Ames. AEffect is this year’s theme, redirecting the attention back to design. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Scheman Building at the Iowa State Center and will feature keynotes Steve Dumez, FAIA of Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, 2014 AIA Firm of the Year Award Winner and Stephen Van Dyck, AIA of LMN Architects, recent winner of several Achitizer Awards.

3 Bonus Events: AIA Iowa has partnered with the Department of Architecture, Iowa State University this year and will feature three bonus events:

1. Speed Mentoring Event for Emerging Professionals and Professionals alike
2. or, a Tour of the Burnnier Art Museum
3. and, a bonus lecturer, Alberto Perez-Gomez of the School of Architecture, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec courtesy of the Architecture Advisory Council.

Cost for AIA Iowa members to attend is only $97—if registered by March 25. We are able to keep registration costs down thanks, in part, to our generous sponsors including: the ISU College of Design, Ames Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Design Engineers, The Weitz Company, Rapids Reproduction, Graham Construction, Multivista, M.A. Mortensen Company, Baker Group, The Weidt Group, HiLine, Inc. and KCL Engineering. Click here for more Spring Conference information.

Grassroots 2014

AIA Iowa Members and staff will attend the AIA Grassroots Leadership Conference held in Washington D.C., March 18-21. AIA Iowa Executive Director Jessica Reinert, CAE, IOM, along with individual AIA members Matt Coen, AIA, Nathan Kalaher, AIA, Joe Tursi, AIA, and Jenna Thompson, Assoc. AIA.

The group will visit several Iowa legislative offices and participate in many meetings and sessions related to government affairs, leadership, and the profession. The main issues to be addressed on the Hill are:

1. Re-enact Expired Energy Efficiency Tax Incentives
2. Help Businesses by Reforming Government Procurement Rules
3. Invest in the Next Generation of Design Leaders
4. Invest in Infrastructure
5. Pass a Common-Sense Energy Efficiency Bill
6. Help Communities Weather Natural Disasters

For more information on the AIA's federal agenda, visit

AIA National Convention: Design with a Purpose

The AIA National Convention and Design Exposition 2014 will take place June 26–28 at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Benefit from the National convention taking place right here in the Midwest. Now is your chance to be a part of the dialog on how design will shape the next ten years. Register today online to save with the early bird rate.

Discounts are available for young professionals, new AIA members, and AIAS members to attend, visit the AIA website to see if you qualify.

Member News

Welcome New Members

Upgrade to Register Architect
David Blum, AIA, Architects Schipper Kastner
Robert Etheredge, AIA, INVISION
Andrew McCready, AIA, Selser Schaefer Architects
Ellen McCulley, AIA, Carl A. Nelson & Co.
Jason Reis, AIA, AWS
Vincent Ward, AIA, JE Dunn Construction

New Graduate Members

Scott Johnson, Assoc. AIA, OPN Architects
Maria Alexia Likibi-Siassia, Assoc. AIA
Zachary Sunderland, Assoc. AIA, RDG Planning & Design
James Williams, Assoc. AIA, Roseland, Mackey, Harris, Architects, PC

New Associate Member
Jake Meineke, Assoc. AIA, Shive-Hattery

Re-Instated Members
Jason Alread, Assoc. AIA, Iowa State University
Todd Felger, AIA
Benjamin Harvey, AIA, Health Facilities Group
Ivan Valtchev, Assoc. AIA, INVISION
New Student Affiliate Members
Kellen Pacheco, Iowa State University
Michael Spory, Iowa State University
Michael Tallon, Iowa State University

New Architect Members
Mark Kroemer, AIA, Waggoner & Wineinger Architects

Transfer In
Rachelle Hines, Assoc. AIA, FRK Architects + Engineers
Thomas Martinez, Assoc. AIA, OPN Architects
Andrew McCready, AIA, Selser Schaefer Architects
Mark Miller, AIA, IDEA Architects, L.L.C.
A. Grant Nordby, Assoc. AIA, Shive-Hattery Architecture-Engineering
Michael Pollmann, AIA, OPN Architects

Allied Member Updates
Ted Brachett, Neumann Brothers, Inc., New Allied Bronze
Stacy Brocka, Olsson Associates, New Allied Bronze
Frank Cataldo, Iowa EPS Products, New Allied Gold
Mike Cataldo, Iowa EPS Products, New Allied Alternate
Nick Cataldo, Iowa EPS Products, New Allied Alternate
Ann Dombroski , Saxton Inc., New Allied Bronze Alternate
Glenda Durst, Primary, (Replacing Stephen Watrous), CI3/ADG
Jeanne Huntsman, (Replacing Kimberly Johnson), The Weidt Group
Jim Longo, Rapid Results, Inc., New Allied Silver Alternate
Mark McCaulley, Coreslab Structures (Omaha), New Allied Gold Alternate
Jason Opfer, Rapid Results, New Allied Silver Alternate
John Sidey, The Weidt Group, New Allied Gold Alternate
Jay Smith, (Replacing Barbara Herter), Allen Consulting Group
Jaclyn Taylor, (Replacing Kim Augspurger), Saxton

AIA Membership Lapses March 31st

If you are one of the remaining 10% of individuals who have not renewed their 2014 AIA dues, your National AIA member benefits will lapse March 31st. Please renew your membership TODAY using one of these 6 options:
  • Online at by electronic check - login required
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  • Online at by Payment Plan (Dues Installment Program) - login required
  • By mail to: The American Institute of Architects
C/o PO Box 64185
Baltimore, MD 21264-4185
  • By Fax to: 202-626-7547
  • By Phone to: 800-242-3837 option 2
If you need a copy of your renewal invoice, we will be happy to provide one to you. Please contact Pam French if you would like assistance: 515-244-7502 or Thank you for your continued support of AIA. We value your membership.

What's in a Designation?

In today’s world it is becoming increasingly important to have an accredited degree along with certifications, graduate credentials, and professional designations. Many of today’s professionals use designations on their email signatures, resumes, and on their websites. AIA designations show that Members have exceeded the minimum requirements necessary to be professionals in the industry in which they serve.

As an AIA Iowa member you are entitled to use the designation that meets your membership level. Set yourself apart and position yourself as a leader in your profession by using your AIA designation.

Benefits of being an AIA Member and using your AIA Designation:
  • Gain recognition as an AIA Member worldwide
  • Recognition as an expert in the profession
  • Gain a measure of respect by managers, clients
  • Broader credibility when debating issues
  • Tip the scales in your favor when applying for a job or a promotion
  • An indication of competence
  • A demonstration of dedication to the profession
  • Conveys a level of professional standing
  • Implies loyalty to ethics
  • Signals a commitment to your career
  • Distinguish yourself among your peers
  • Can provide access to employment opportunities
  • Ability to use your appropriate designation on your…
    • Business card
    • Resume
    • Website
    • Email signature
    • LinkedIn profile and other social media

    For more information on all AIA designations, how they are to be used, and displayed visit today.

Professional Development

Upcoming PD Seminars

You Will Get Sued Someday Seminar- March 31st
Come and learn the ins and outs of minimizing risk. Particular issues to be covered in this seminar are: common pitfalls in selecting insurance coverage, document retention policies, and key contract provisions to limit liability. Don’t wait till it’s too late! Register today to learn how to protect yourself at All attendees receive 1 AIA CES LU for attending. The seminar is $35 for AIA Iowa Members at $25 for non-members and includes lunch.

Dardis Leadership Seminars
AIA Iowa has teamed up with Dardis Communications to accredit their leadership presentation and image skills seminar. The two-day seminar is worth 16 AIA CES LUs and takes place all across the state, visit the calendar to find a date near you. The two day program is $895 for AIA Iowa Members, an $80 discount from their regular registration. Register today to attend.

Allied News

Upcoming Dine & Discover Events

Tyler Kamerman of Principal Financial will conduct a Dine & Discover presentation at noon on May 7. More details to follow. Register online at

Evan Combs of Pella Inc. will conduct a Dine & Discover presentation at noon on May 21. More details to follow. Register online at

Vickie Enloe of Enloe Enterprises will host a Dine & Discover presentation in Iowa City at noon on June 4. Her program will focus on spray polyurethane foam basics and controlling water intrusion and energy loss due to air infiltration. For more details and to register, visit

Dine & Discover Dates Still Available

There are still some dates available to schedule a Dine & Discover presentation for 2014, but they are filling up fast. Secure your date today by contacting Jennifer Peters at the AIA Iowa Office.

The following dates are still available:
July 23
August 6
August 20
October 1
October 29
November 12
December 3
December 17


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:
-Benjamin Design Collaborative- Intern Architect
-Studio 192 and CO- Intern Architect
-Roseland Mackey Harris Architects, P.C.- Intern Architect
-Roseland Mackey Harris Architects, P.C.- Project Architect
-Martin Gardner Architecture, P.C.- Architect/Drafting
-Cannon Moss Brygger Architects- Intern Architect Grand Island, NE
-Cannon Moss Brygger Architects- Intern Architect Spencer, IA
-Architects Smith Metzger- Intern Architect

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

6th Annual Architecture Month Lecture Series Announced

The public is invited to attend the Iowa Architectural Foundation’s sixth annual April Architecture Month Lecture series in Des Moines. This year’s subject is Architecture for Justice. The series highlights tours of four buildings that connect architecture and the justice system starting with the education of lawyers and their professional association to trial courts on the county level and appellate courts on the state level. To find out more details on the dates and tours visit

IAF Elects New Trustees and Officers

The Iowa Architectural Foundation elected new members to the Board of Trustees at its annual meeting on December 10, 2013. New trustees serving a three-year term include:
Susan Judkins – KJWW Engineering Consultants (Des Moines)
Nick Maletta – Holmes Murphy (Des Moines)
Doug Foreshoe, AIA of Bergland + Cram (Mason City) will fill the AIA Iowa Ex-Officio position.
The following Executive officers for 2014 were installed:
Chair: Eric Beron, AIA – DLR Group (Des Moines)
Vice Chair: Stacey Hanley, ASLA, Assoc. AIA – OPN Architects (Cedar Rapids)
Secretary: Julia Gauthier – The Weidt Group (Des Moines)
Treasurer: Alan Peitz – Denman & Company, LLP (West Des Moines)
Past Chair: Karl Kaufman, AIA – FEH Associates, Inc. (Des Moines)
Michelle Sacco, Assoc. AIA of RDG Planning & Design (Des Moines) was elected to a one-year, at-large
position on the Executive Committee.

3rd Annual Eat.Drink.Architecture Event - April 12

The Iowa Architectural Foundation is pleased to announce the upcoming third annual Eat.Drink.Architecture fundraising event. This progressive food, drink, and architectural tour of downtown Des Moines will be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014. The journey begins at El Bait Shop/High-Life Lounge at noon and continues to Royal Mile, The Levee on Court, and Hessen Haus.

Event Details:
Eat.Drink.Architecture: An Iowa Architectural Foundation Fundraiser
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Noon to 4:00 PM – Rain or Shine
Route Begins at El Bait Shop/High-Life Lounge (200 Southwest 2nd Street)
Tickets are $35.00 each. Tickets are limited, so order quickly.

For More Information on purchasing tickets visit

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