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IIDA’s ZeroLandfill is coming soon!
The architecture and design Community is invited to donate expired specification samples to be re-purposed to the arts and education community. Products accepted include samples of fabrics, flooring, laminate, wall coverings, wood, stone, ceramics, porcelain, paint chips and emptied binders.
Last year, our ZeroLandfill event prevented more than 11,000 lbs. of resources from going to landfill! These materials are happily received by artists and teachers who use them in new creations.
This year’s venue will be Building 300 at Distillery Commons, Louisville. Our location is accessed through the parking lot on the Lexington Road side and is adjacent to Headliners Music Hall.
Donations will be accepted at Distillery Commons on these dates:
Friday, September 13th – 2:00-5:00 PM
Friday, September 20th – 2:00-5:00 PM
Friday, September 27th – 2:00-5:00PM
This award-winning recycling program is a nation-wide event and administered locally by Louisville-Lexington IIDA (International Interior Design Association). Lori Gibson is the Chair of 2013 ZeroLandfill. Contact her at: LouLex.email@example.com
Please follow Zerolandfill, Louisville, KY on Facebook.
IIDA thanks Wilsonart as a sponsoring partner.
2013 Real Estate Economic Forecast
Vision Louisville Discussion with Mayor Fischer
Healthcare Community and its Impact on Real Estate Panel Discussion
2013 Market Projections and Expert Panel Discussions for the following MSA Markets:
Discussion Moderator: Tom Monahan, Business First
Lunch & Presentation by Jim Russell, US Bank Chief Economist
Thursday, February 7, 2013
7:30a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
7:15 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Cost for Breakfast, Lunch & Seminar: $65 per person
Louisville Chapter CSI Presents:
Panel Forum: Working in a BIM Environment November 14th, Wednesday
Where: Builders Exchange – Conference Room – 2300 Meadow Dr.- louisville, KY
Hospitality: 5 pm
Program: 6 pm – 1AIA CES LU (learning Unit) • Special CSI NEW Membership 50% Discount Offer (Save $170.) • Prizes
Alan Stilts and Harry Dumesnil, Architects, with K Norman Berry Associates
Nick Eckhart, Architect, with Luckett & Farley
Krisy Bucher, Marketing Mgr.,with Advanced Solutions
Alaina Kmitta,Virtual Construction Modeler, with Messer Construction
Mike Dooley, Regl. VCD Mgr., with Turner Construction
Sherwin-Williams CEU Weekend
Sherwin-Williams is planning a CEU weekend for November 2 & 3. At present we are planning to present 3 HSW CEU’s on Friday afternoon/evening with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres break between CEU’s. 3 of these CEU’s are AIA approved and 2 are IDCEC approved.
On Saturday we will present the 2013 Color Forecast and are working with ASID to have approved a 2 hour HSW CEU on Aging environments, It All Makes Sense. This CEU has been written and will be presented by Louisville’s own Candace Roberts, MS, IIDA, CAPS. Candace’s area of focus is gerontology relative to interior design.
You may pre-register for this free event by contacting Sarah Easton @ firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will be held at Office Environment Company and seating for the CEU’s is limited to 40.
Canstruction – Call for Entries
It starts with one can. To feed the hungry. To lift the spirit. To change the world. Canstruction®, a charity committed to ending hunger, is using ‘one can’ as a catalyst for change. In Louisville & Southern Indiana, over 125,000 children and adults access hunger and relief programs supported by the Dare to Care Food Bank. Canstruction’s 6th Annual Louisville Design/Build Competition puts a visual spotlight on hunger while showcasing the Louisville design community’s best and brightest. Think you have what it takes to design and build a structure made of nothing more than canned food, ingenuity, and luck? Enter today. Get creative, help stop hunger. one can.
Who: Teams of Louisville and Southern Indiana Architects, Engineers, Designers, Furniture Dealers and Students.
What: Design & build structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10′x10′x8′h area.
When: Nov. 30 Call for Entry Deadline
Dec. 6 Team Kickoff Meeting
Jan. 9 Canned good order due to Canstruction committee Jan. 29-31 Team Practice
Feb. 24 Build Out Night!
Feb. 25-Mar. 2 Visits by local radio, TV and public viewing
Feb. 26 Judging by local celebrities
Mar. 2 Decanstruction by Dare to Care
Mar. TBD Awards Gala
Where: Mall St. Matthews 5000 Shelbyville Road, Louisville KY
Why: To benefit Dare to Care Food Bank Cost: Entry fee $50. Make check payable to “Dare to Care Food Bank”
Mail to: Dare to Care Food Bank, Attn: Joey Stinson P.O. Box 35458, Louisville, KY 40232
Hosted by: Dare to Care Food
Broken Sidewalk, Urban Design Studio, MapGrapher Open Registration for PARK(ing) Day 2012 in Louisville:
Parking spaces around Louisville to be temporarily reclaimed for people.
Louisville, KY. August 13, 2012 — The registration process for PARK(ing) Day, a global, grassroots event where metered parking spaces are temporarily transformed into public parks and other social spaces, ends this week.PARK(ing) Day is held on the third Friday in September, this year falling on September 21, 2012. It’s free to participate, although each group is responsible for their own park-building materials and parking meter fees. The registration form can be downloaded from the official PARK(ing) Day 502 website at www.parkingday502.org.
Originally invented in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day challenges people to rethink the way streets are used and reinforces the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure.
“PARK(ing) Day is an excellent way to get people thinking and talking about how we use and sometimes misuse public space,” said planner Patrick Smith, AICP, Author of MapGrapher. “The streets and sidewalks are one of our greatest public investments, and it’s important that we continue to spur discussions about how to make them more dynamic and responsive to human- scale needs.”
Locally operated as PARK(ing) Day 502 and organized by Broken Sidewalk, the Urban Design Studio, and MapGrapher, this year with additional in-kind support from IdeaFestival, the project first appeared in Louisville in 2007 with a pop-up park built by the local chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Local organizers are accepting registration forms from individuals, groups, and organizations to build pop-up parks this fall and coordinate with Metro Louisville to secure required permitting and reserve parking spaces. Registration forms can be downloaded online at www.parkingday502.org.
“At a time when large-scale civic transformations are cost prohibitive or take too long to implement, PARK(ing) Day provides an affordable, citizen-driven way to visualize change in our cities,” said Branden Klayko, Editor of Broken Sidewalk. “PARK(ing) Day offers a chance to experiment with small-scale interventions directly on the street that can lead to meaningful long term change.”
Since 2005, the project has blossomed into a worldwide grassroots movement: PARK(ing) Day 2011 included more than 975 pop-up “PARK” installations in 165 cities across 35 countries. In Louisville, seven (7) pop-up parks were built in the core city, ranging from an urban farm, to an open-air folk art museum, to a hammock park, to a zen garden, and were linked by a bike route. This year, PARK(ing) Day 502 seeks to engage the local community to expand the project with more pop-up parks across the city.
“PARK(ing) Day is a great example of visualizing change in our built environment,” said Patrick Piuma, Director of the Urban Design Studio. “There is significant educational value in taking ideas about urban design from the page to the street and giving people something they can touch, experience, and connect with.”
PARK(ing) Day is an “open-source” user-generated intervention created by independent groups around the globe who adapt the project to champion creative, social, or political causes that are relevant to their local urban conditions. More information, photos, and video regarding local PARK(ing) Day 502 activities can be found at www.parkingday502.org and a global map of all participating cities is available on the international PARK(ing) Daywebsite, at www.parkingday.org.
About Broken Sidewalk (www.brokensidewalk.com). Published since 2008, Broken Sidewalk is an online publication and community forum for urban issues facing Louisville and its region, focusing on development, architecture, transportation, and public space.
About the Urban Design Studio (www.udstudio.org). The UDS is a classroom, meeting point, resource base, and exhibition space that serves to raise community awareness of better design practices for our built environment with a focus on moving our city and region towards a sustainable future.
About MapGrapher (mapgrapher.wordpress.com). Patrick Smith publishes MapGrapher, a data- focused blog on urban and regional affairs. He is a certified planner, researcher, and videographer and has made digital maps for the Kentucky Geological Survey and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, has organized public engagement processes for the UK Transportation Center and UofL Center for Hazards Research, and currently is a consulting planner and evaluator with REACH Evaluation.
About Rebar (www.rebargroup.org). Founded in 2004 in San Francisco, Rebar is an internationally recognized art and design studio operating at the intersection of art, design and ecology.
Editor, Broken Sidewalk
Sustainable City Series 21: TREES, CITIES, AND CLIMATE CHANGE: HOW LOUISVILLE CAN COOL ITSELF DOWN
The 21st Sustainable City Series forum, TREES, CITIES, AND CLIMATE CHANGE: HOW LOUISVILLE CAN COOL ITSELF DOWN, will be held on Tuesday June 5th at Glassworks (815 W Market Street, Louisville, KY) beginning at 5:30 pm.
Current studies indicate that not only is Louisville heating up faster than other cities, but also our tree canopy has been in a steady state of decline. The recently formed Tree Commission, with the generous support of Christina Lee Brown, have invited Dr. Brian Stone, Jr., Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning at Georgia Tech, and author of the new book The City and the Coming Climate: Climate Change in the Places We Live to discuss the effects of climate change on cities and the role that trees can play in reducing the influence extreme heat events can have on our city.
The public event at Glassworks is free, but seating is limited, we ask that you RSVP HERE early to reserve your seat. As in the past, Ramsi’s Cafe on the World will be providing food for the event. Please note that our RSVP system will only allow you to sign up one person at a time. If for any reason you have trouble with the online RSVP, please contact email@example.com or call us at 502-587-7015.
Sustainable City Series 20: CREATING A HEALTHY, VIBRANT LOUISVILLE
The 20th Sustainable City Series forum, CREATING A HEALTHY, VIBRANT LOUISVILLE, will be held on Tuesday March 13th at Glassworks (815 W Market Street, Louisville, KY) beginning at 6:00 pm.
It has been a while since our last event, but I believe it will have been well worth the wait. We are very fortunate to be able to bring internationally renowned livable city advisor Gil Peñalosa in to discuss not only what a healthy and vibrant city is, but how we can make Louisville the active, healthy and vibrant city that we would all like it to be. Gil has been very successful in helping cities not only envision the change needed to improve quality of life, but also how to put that vision into motion with achievable projects that provide the spark to make bigger change happen, even in a challenging economic environment.
The public event at Glassworks is free, but due to the popularity of the event, we ask that you RSVP HERE early to reserve your seat. As in the past, Ramsi’s Cafe on the World will be providing food for the event. Please note that our RSVP system will only allow you to sign up one person at a time. If for any reason you have trouble with the online RSVP, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 502-587-7015.
Along with the public event at Glassworks, we will also be offering a workshop at the Urban Design Studio from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm on March 13th geared towards professionals in city planning, transportation planners, development, public health, economics, architecture, landscape architecture and other related fields. If you are interested in attending Gil’s workshop, please email me directly (email@example.com) to learn more about it and reserve a space. This workshop will be limited to 40 people, coffee will be provided by Heine Brothers Coffee.
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, March 13th.
SMPS Kentucky Chapter invites you to join them for a Winter Beer Tasting
February 2nd 5:30-7:00pm
Bluegrass brewing Company
300 West Main Street
Enjoy complimentary BBC beer tastings, appetizers & networking with colleagues in the A/E/C Industry. Anyone is welcome, so bring a friend or co-worker.
Please RSVP to Jackie Konen by January 24th atjkonen@KLHENGRS.com or 859-442-1835.
Stacy Edward Ellison
November 17, 1974 – December 2, 2011
Passed away as a result of the recent auto accident on the Second Street Bridge.
2000 Graduate of the UK College of Architecture
Intern Architect at Godsey Associates Architects
He was a wonderful & certainly unique person and a terrific husband and father.
He leaves behind his wife of 8½ years, Kim; daughter, Alexandra (5); and son, Titus (10 mo.)
A memorial fund has been set up in his honor to help his family move forward from this tragedy . Anyone who wishes to help can go to any 5/3 Bank and contribute to the “Stacy Ellison Memorial Fund.”
The family appreciates your thoughts and prayers.
Advanced Solutions presents…
Building Information Modeling:
Virtual Design & Construction from Project Concept to Completion
November 8, 2011, 8:00am-12:00pm
Builders Exchange of Kentucky
2300 Meadow Drive
Louisville, KY 40218
Attend this Building Information Modeling (BIM) seminar to learn how architects, engineers, contractors and sub-contractors are winning more business and increasing profit margins by utilizing Virtual Design and Construction (VDC).
Join industry professionals as they gather to address the value of using VDC to experience projects before they become real. Listen in as they highlight the value of VDC for the entire building team. Learn how leading firms differentiate themselves and win more business while improving project coordination and increasing project profitability. Understand how you can go about leveraging the power of Virtual Design & Construction on your next project.
VDC is an integrated process that allows architects, engineers, builders and owners to explore a project’s key physical and functional characteristics, digitally – before it’s built. Coordinated, consistent information is used throughout the process, speeding delivery, eliminating waste and creating an improved process to:
Visualize, simulate, analyze and predict real-world appearance, performance and cost
Document the project accurately and efficiently
Deliver projects faster, more accurately, with a reduced environmental impact
8:00 am – 8:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 am – 10:00 am Value of VDC from Design to Bid Award
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break & Networking
10:15 am – 11:30 am Value of VDC from Bid Award to Project Closeout
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Question and Answer
Presenter: Kevin Durham, VDC Technical Specialist, Autodesk
Space is limited. Register today at www.AdvancedSolutions.com/events