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Spring Conference 2014



Thank you for a successful 2014 Spring Conference. 

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Location & Directions
Scheman Building1700 Lincoln Way

Ames, Iowa 50011

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The Scheman Building is located on the campus of Iowa state University in Ames, Iowa. For directions and parking information, please visit


A block of rooms have been reserved at the Gateway Hotel in Ames, IA for attendees. Please mention "American Institute of Architects Spring Meeting" to reserve a room with the group rate of $104. Call Gateway Hotel at 800-FOR-AMES to reserve your room today.

Education Credits

By attending the AIA Iowa Spring Meeting on April 16 at the Scheman Center, AIA members will earn 4.5 AIA CES LUs/HSW. 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

Intern Development Program and AIA Continuing Education

Interns may earn IDP Supplemental Experience hours by completing approved AIA Continuing Education programs – one AIA CEU/LU is equal to one IDP experience hour. When submitting to NCARB, Learning Units (LUs) must be documented on the intern’s AIA transcript. Any intern in
IDP can request a free AIA Transcript by completing the online form at Find more information at


8:30-9:00 a.m.


9:00-9:15 a.m. 


9:15-10:30 a.m.

Keynote: "Building Community"
Steve Dumez, FAIA

10:30-11:00 a.m.

Break/Exhibit Time

11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Workshop Session 1: Choose one of four workshops:

1. Becoming a Better Construction Administrator:
Bill Catrenich, Assoc. AIA and Vicki Hyland

2.  EP Workshop: What's holding you back?
Sadie Kleppe, Assoc. AIA

3. Site Visit: Black Contemporary
Pete Goche, AIA

4. Imaging Architecture: Marketing and Media Considerations
Cameron Campbell, AIA

12:00-1:00 p.m.


1:00-1:45 p.m.

AIA Iowa Business Meeting

1:45-2:00 p.m. 

Break/ Exhibit Time

2:00-3:00 p.m.

Workshop Session 2: Choose one of four workshops

5. Performance: A Building Envelope Case Study of Hancher Auditorium
Justin Bishop, AIA

6. Panel: Firm Culture
Moderator: Tim Hickman, AIA

7. Take Off the Blindfold to Hit the Target
Denise Essman

8. Post Turtle: Paul Mankins, FAIA- 2013 AIA Iowa Medal of Honor Recipient
Paul Mankins, FAIA

3:00-3:15 p.m.

Break/ Exhibit Time

3:15-4:30 p.m.

Keynote: "Process makes Progress: U of I School of Music"
Stephen Van Dyck, AIA

4:30-5:00 p.m.

Emerging Professionals Speed Mentoring Event or visit the Brunnier Art Museum

5:45 p.m. 

ISU Lecture Speaker



Thank you to our sponsors who have made this event possible:

Design Engineers 

Keynote Speaker 

Iowa State University
Keynote Speaker 

The Weitz Company
Keynote Speaker 

Lunch Sponsor 

The Weidt Group
Lunch Sponsor 

Ames Convention & Visitor's Bureau
Break Sponsor

M.A. Mortenson Company
Break Sponsor

Rapids Reproduction
Break Sponsor

Baker Group
Student Exhibits

Graham Construction
Student Exhibits

HiLine, Inc. - Unique Flooring
Student Exhibits

KCL Engineering
Student Exhibits

AIA Iowa Firm Members

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