2019 Year in Review - AIA Southwest Wisconsin

Submitted by brenda@aiaw.org on Mon, 11/25/2019 - 16:11
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A joint building tour with SES brought\narchitects and structural engineers together to review tilt-up concrete\nconstruction."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Building tours in 2019 included: Black Hawk Church,\nFitchburg; Fire Station 14, Madison; Delta Beer Lab, Madison. All three\ntours explored unique building typology and construction methods and reflected\non the individual social goals of the project."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"ADVOCACY"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"AIA WI continues to be a leader in advocacy for the\nprofession of Architects and our commitment to the community."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"In February, AIA WI officers, future leaders, and committed\nmembers visited the Capitol in Madison to meet with our local state\nlegislators. We introduced ourselves, the AIA, and shared the value and\nresourcefulness of Architects."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"In March, AIA WI officers participated in a National Capitol\nHill day, meeting with senators and representatives to not only introduce AIA\nand Architects to their office, but to promote a few upcoming bills. One\nthat is currently in the works would provide funding for design for school safety."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"COMMUNICATION"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"We\u2019re always trying to improve our communication with\nmembers, and this year we put a lot of focus into creating more channels for\nconnection. We now have a dedicated LinkedIn page and Facebook group for\nAIA SW WI, used to promote events and architectural awareness. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"These are both opportunities for you to get in touch with us\nas well and provide any direct feedback or suggestions. We love to hear\nfrom members about what you like and don\u2019t like so we can tailor programming\nand events towards your interests."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Use the link below to follow us on LinkedIn, or contact\nMalorie Hepner to join our Facebook Group."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[1],1,"https:\/\/www.linkedin.com\/company\/aiaswwi"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"MEMBER SPOTLIGHT"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Our October Annual Meeting doubles as a Member Spotlight \u2013\nan opportunity for us to highlight one of our members who has exhibited\nexceptional leadership or contributions to our community. This year\u2019s spotlight\nwas shone on Stacey Keller."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Stacey learned of her interest in historic preservation and\nrenovation work at a young age and has dedicated most of her career to these\ntypes of projects. She finds joy in creating quality spaces for the building\nusers and understands how some of the smallest design opportunities can have\nthe biggest impacts. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Stacey has served on countless AIA committees and boards,\nwith a focus on providing opportunities for Emerging Professionals. Looking at\nStacey you might think she\u0027s done it all ... but she\u0027s still asking\n\u0022What\u0027s Next?\u0022."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"UPCOMING"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"To wrap up the year, we will be celebrating with food and\ndrink at our annual Holiday Party in December."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"In 2020, we will continue to offer monthly Eat + Earn\nprogramming, support the Wright Lecture Series, and plan exciting building\ntours. We are also hoping to start offering programs at different locations and\ntimes in order to try to attract members that may not be able to make certain\nlocations or times work for them. "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Additionally, we are planning additional opportunities to\npartner and connect with other AEC organizations to provide new and relevant\nlearning opportunities."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"If you have any requests for upcoming programming, please\ncontact us to let us know!"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"OFFICERS + LEADERSHIP"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"We are honored to continue to serve our membership with\nlearning and community opportunities. Follow our LinkedIn page to learn\nmore about each of our current officers over the next month."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"2019 Present: Diana Davis"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"2020 President\/2019 Vice President: Malorie Hepner"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"2020 Vice President\/2019 Secretary\/Treasurer: Sarah\nSkalitzky"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"2020 Secretary\/Treasurer: Doug Pahl"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Are you interested in leadership and service opportunities\nwith AIA SW WI? There are many opportunities (small and larger) to get\ninvolved. Please contact us and we will work with your interests to find\na good fit! "]]],[1,"p",[[0,[0],1,"MEMBERSHIP"]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"Finally, thank you to all our members for supporting the\nAIA, being involved in our local community, and helping to promote to values of\nArchitecture."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"The Southwest Wisconsin section includes 433 members: \n301 AIA members, 48 Emeritus members, and 80 Associate AIA members."]]],[1,"p",[[0,[],0,"We look forward to seeing all 433 members throughout 2020."]]]]}
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As the year comes to an end, we take a moment to reflect on 2019 and look ahead to 2020.
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