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Monday, August 24, 2015

AIA Architect | Architecture Firm Billings Continued to Rise in July

Business conditions at U.S. architecture firms continued to improve in July. While the pace of growth of architecture firm billings decreased modestly from June, the ABI score of 54.7 for the month indicates that firm billings remain on the upswing overall. In addition, there continues to be plenty of work in the pipeline, with firms reporting strong inquiries into new projects as well as the highest design contracts score since the end of 2014.

For the second consecutive month, architecture firms located in all regions of the country reported increases in firm billings. Firms located in the Northeast continued to show signs of a rebound following a downturn that stretched from fall 2014 through spring 2015, while firms located in the Midwest continued to report the highest scores since before the recession. Firms located in the West are also recovering following some small declines in firm billings at the beginning of the year.

Click here for the entire article from AIA Architect.

Monday, August 17, 2015

A|N Blog | NCARB Rolls Out Program that Could Allow Arch Students to Get Ahead in Licensure Process

As thousands of architecture students prepare to head back to school, August marks yet another step toward an easier path to licensure for aspiring architects. NCARB recently accepted proposals from over a dozen accredited architecture schools implementing a more “integrated path to licensure within academic programs accredited by the NAAB.”

The so-called Integrated Path Initiative encourages NAAB-accredited programs to suggests approaches that could potentially result in completing Intern Development Program (IDP) requirements and begin taking the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) all before graduation day. Passing all ARE divisions before graduation is not required.

Click here to read the entire article from A|N Blog.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Call for Submissions | AIA CSR Emerging Professional Friendly Firm

Do you think your firm is Emerging Professional Friendly? The American Institute of Architects Central States Region is looking to recognize AIA CSR member firms who are “Emerging Professional Friendly” within the Central States Region on an annual basis. This is an excellent opportunity for AIA CSR member firms to showcase their commitment to Emerging Professionals and for the AIA Central States Region to recognize the outstanding Emerging Professional Friendly Firms in our region.

Monday, August 17, 2015

AIA | New for 2015: Salary Calculator Tool

A brand new feature offered for 2015 is a complimentary salary calculator. You can use this tool to see mean and median salary for 17 architectural staff positions, cut by nine regions of the country or five firm size categories (by annual firm revenue).

Try this new, FREE tool today!

Monday, August 17, 2015

AIA | 2015 Compensation Report: Get Your Answers

Get an exclusive look at salary trends in the architecture industry with the 2015 AIA Compensation Report. You’ll find:

• Salary data for 39 architecture firm positions in 27 states, 27 metro areas, and 15 cities

• An analysis of current conditions and trends, and where the market is heading

• Detailed job descriptions

The 2015 AIA Compensation Report is the industry’s most comprehensive resource on salary and compensation, designed to help you understand your value and make the best decision for your career or business. Get your copy today.

Buy the report.

Monday, August 10, 2015

CREW | Benchmark Study Survey

CREW Network is currently conducting its third “benchmark” study. The study is being conducted by MIT’s Center for Real Estate, and it looks at the progress of women in CRE, as well as how men and women differ (or agree) on topics such as career challenges, work-life balance, job satisfaction and more. For that reason, it’s important to get as many responses as possible, and we especially need to increase the number of responses from men. The survey has about 35 questions and will take about 15 minutes.

Here’s the link to the survey: http://cre.scripts.mit.edu/survey/index.php/486623/lang-en

Monday, August 3, 2015

AIA Kansas City Welcomes Pillars Class of 2016

AIA Kansas City would like to welcome our newest Pillars Leadership Program class. Their sessions will begin on August 11. Be sure to keep an eye out for monthly write-ups on what the class is up to.

2016 Pillars Leadership Class

Claire Ashbrook, AIA – Strata Architecture + Preservation
Megan BlacklidgeSFS Architecture
Laura Boler, Associate AIA – Pulse Design Group
Bill Bourne, AIA – Populous
Alex Callow, Associate AIA – Finkle Williams Architecture
Brock Centlivre – McCownGordon Construction
Staci Chivetta – Scott Rice Office Works
Katie Crowley, AIA – Helix Architecture + Design
Patrick Franke, Associate AIA – Gould Evans
Katherine Gallagher, AIA – Hoefer Wysocki Architecture
Kristen Harrelson, Associate AIAHOK
Josh Harrold, AIABNIM
Erin Mumm, Associate AIA – International Architects Atelier
Molly Parisien – Wallace Engineering
Jonathan Petry, AIA – U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Kelsey Sundet, AIABRR Architecture

New! Updated ARE 4.0 Guidelines
Monday, August 3, 2015

New! Updated ARE 4.0 Guidelines

If you are currently testing, or getting ready to begin, be sure to review the just released updated guidelines!

Call for Entries | AIA Kansas City Design Excellence Awards
Thursday, July 9, 2015

Call for Entries | AIA Kansas City Design Excellence Awards

The 2015 Design Excellence Awards Call for Entries are now available!

This awards program is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our individual projects and to further our chapter’s on-going reputation for excellence in design.

Register your submissions by July 24.

Monday, July 6, 2015

NCARB | IDP Required Hours Reduced by a Third

Effective immediately, the Intern Development Program (IDP) will require 3,740 total hours.

In September, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) announced plans to streamline the Intern Development Program (IDP). Effective immediately, the program will require 3,740 total hours defined by 17 experience areas. Here’s a summary of these changes, along with a few resources you may find helpful:
Key Takeaways

• Review your jurisdiction’s requirements. You can find out what your jurisdiction’s experience requirement is at http://www.ncarb.org/IDPstreamline .
• Keep reporting all experience. Doing so will help facilitate licensure and reciprocity in jurisdictions with additional requirements.
• We’re here to help. NCARB will continue to support the individual requirements for all 54 jurisdictions. Plus, you can always reach out to us through social media or by contacting Customer Service.

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