AIA/CKC – Procrastinator’s Weekend
June 8 – 9, 2012
Lake Barkley State Resort Park
The chapter’s first ever Summer Conference and Procrastinators Weekend is approaching and now is the time to act!!. This event will be held at a beautiful Kentucky State Resort Park and events are being planned for members and their entire families. We also hope to encourage our members who live in the western part of the state and rarely attend AIA/CKC events in Louisville to attend this event.
Friday, June 8th:
* Check-in & registration; dinner on your own (available until 9:00 pm CST at the lodge dining room)
Saturday, June 9th:
* 8:00 am – 1:30 pm Continuing Education Workshops (4 hours total CEUs) and Lunch. Free for AIA CKC members & family members, $40.00 all others:
• Fort Campbell has just received a LEED Gold designation for their new 5th Special Forces Group Tactical Equipment Maintenance Facility. Jack R. Stites, President and John D. Stites, II, CEO of J & S Construction, Cookeville, TN, will speak about this design-build project and their experience with energy management and LEED design for large public projects.
• The lodge at Lake Barkley State Resort Park was designed by internationally renowned architect Edward Durrell Stone in 1969. Anne Saint-Aignan, AIA, project architect for Kentucky State Parks, will talk about the design of the lodge and lead a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the building.
• Wickliffe Mounds is a prehistoric, Mississippian culture archeological site located in Ballard County, Kentucky which was excavated in the 1930′s by a Paducah businessman to create a tourist attraction. In 1983 Murray State University accepted the site and removed the human remains from display. In 2004 the site was designated a state historic site and became part of the Kentucky State Parks system. In 2011, a mound reconstruction and reburial project was accomplished in cooperation with the Chickasaw Nation. Dr. Kit W. Wesler, professor of archeology with Murray State University, will speak about the history of the mound and the significance of the reconstruction and reburial project.
• Kentucky State Parks recently launched an energy savings management program to install energy efficient lighting, water systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, and other conservation measures at nine state resort parks. This project is an Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC), part of Gov. Steve Beshear’s Smart Government Initiative (SGI) announced in 2010 that included efforts to improve state government efficiency. State Parks Commissioner Elaine Walker will speak about the program and other projects currently in development at Parks. (Lunch program)
* 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm Recreational Activities:
• Golf the beautiful 18-hole Boots Randolph Course at the Park. – cost is $40 per person. Call the pro shop for a tee time – (270) 924.1135 x 516
• Take a tour of the Land Between the Lakes and learn about history of the area, stopping at the Elk and Bison Prairie, as well as the Woodland Nature Station – cost $5 per person, call the Park Naturalist for a reservation at (800) 325.1708 x 196
• Swim at the lodge pool or at the lake beach- included in your room reservation
* 6:00 – 8:30 pm- Saturday evening dinner and keynote speaker
• Hicks Stone, founder and principal of Stone Architecture, LLC. Hicks is also a son of the famed late American architect, Edward Durell Stone, the architect of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. , the Museum of Modern Art in New York and Lake Barkley lodge. He has written a biography of his father for Rizzoli International Publications, Edward Durell Stone: A Son’s Untold Story of a Legendary Architect.
• Dinner and keynote – $35 for AIA CKC members and their guests, $50 for all others.
* 9:00 pm – Movies Under the Stars
• Bring a blanket and watch a movie outdoors. This event will be free. We are still working on what movie to show and we are open for suggestions.
Sunday, June 10th: check-out and departure
Click here for more information about the park.
Hotel reservations are to be made directly with the Lodge. We have reserved a block of rooms at a reduced rate of $79.95 per room per night. To reserve your room, contact the lodge by phone at (800) 325-1708. Additional rooms are available at Kenlake State Resort Park (approximately 20 minutes from Barkley) for $69.95 per night. Call Kenlake at (800)325.0143. Be sure to ask for the American Institute of Architects rate at either park…special rates end May 12!
To let us know you are coming, please send email to: Steve Goldstein at email@example.com.