2008 AIA Tennessee Convention Recap
A record-setting 600 architects and allied professionals convened in Nashville in mid-July to hear acclaimed designers Marlon Blackwell, AIA; and Frank Harmon, FAIA. Author and artist, Danny Gregory, New York City, invited everyone in search of his/her inner artist to participate with like-minded folks. Go to dannygregory.com for more information. We still have three copies of his memoir, Everyday Matters for $17.00 each. Call 615-255-3860 to order.
Several presenters provided “take home” info that you can access by clicking on these links:
Marlon Blackwell, AIA no handout
Mitchell Campbell extensive workbook provided on site.
Frank Harmon, FAIA no handout
Kaplan Publishing extensive workbook provided on site.
W. Vance Travis, AIA What You Should Know About IDP
John Brian Kimsey Where is BMI Today?
Top Ten Cote Awards, presented by Ken Scalf, AIA; and David Bailey, AIA.
Green Rating System for Exhibitors
Technology and sustainability were the two themes of the program, and our exhibitors and sponsors provided essential information on both topics. The GreenSheet is a tool to help design professionals bridge the gap between green promises and true green applications. Possible LEED credits are suggested and should be verified by the design professional with the unique characteristics of each project. Please use the GreenSheet as an ever evolving tool that you may use as a resource to better understand direct applications of the numerous products claiming to be green. Click here to link to our exhibitors’ GreenSheet for 2008.
AIA TN Convention class, “Revit Building Model and Carbon Neutral Design”
Doug Dabbs, Hagerman & Co., indicated that our members had requested information on the following links:
Revit Roundtable – Local Users Groups
Revit sponsors local Revit user groups in Nashville, Memphis and coming soon to Knoxville. These free events are excellent opportunities to network with other professionals interested in learning more about Revit-based technologies. Click the links below to register to attend.
Everyone’s a winner.
Thanks to our 50 exhibitors who enhanced our members’ experience, both by sponsoring educational programming and by exhibiting the latest products and services. Click here to see a list of door prize winners from our products and services exhibition. In 2009, this could be you.
Recognizing Design Excellence
Eleven firms received Design Awards of Excellence or Design Awards of Merit. Click here to review the press release including a list of our winners, jury comments, etc.
Presidential Awards of Merit
President Linda Allen, AIA, presented Awards of Merit to the following individuals for noted contributions and achievement: Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, Speaker Jimmy Naifeh, Lee Askew, FAIA, Memphis; David S. Collins, AIA, Knoxville; T. K. Davis, FAIA, Knoxville; Che Fortaleza, Assoc. AIA, Chattanooga; Marion Fowlkes, FAIA, Nashville; Warren Goodwin, FAIA, Nashville; Duane Grieve, FAIA, Knoxville; Joseph Hagan, AIA, Memphis; David Hudson, AIA, Chattanooga; Aaron Miller, AIA, Knoxville; Cyril Stewart, AIA, Nashville.
Click here for additional information on the awards recipients.
Thanks to Stephen Helmey, AIA, you can enjoy a slide show of the 2008 convention by clicking here.
Make plans now to join us in Knoxville, July 29-31, for our 2009 convention and products and services show. For exhibits information, contact Sheila Leggett or Connie Wallace, 615-255-3860.