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Schedule of Events

Select from the tabs below to view the 2018 AIA Tennessee Conference on Architecture tentative schedule. Click on a "topic" for more information.

Design as Ecology – Kulapat Yantrasast w/ wHY 9-10AM

1 LU|HSW By approaching architectural practice as a cross-disciplinary platform of co-creation and collaboration, practitioners can utilize the design process to positively impact users, the community, culture and the environment.  Through specific design case studies, this session will explore the potential for

Lunch in Expo Hall 11:30-1:30PM

Attendees grab a quick bite for lunch and then stretch your legs! Visit our exhibitors to learn more about their services and/or products. Also, be sure to thank them for their support of AIA.

Paul Lewis, FAIA w/ LTL Architects 1:30-3PM

“Manual of Section” presented by Paul Lewis, FAIA Drawing upon his recently published bestselling book, Manual of Section, Paul will explain a typology of section and show how section can operate to produce spacial and community relationships. Interwoven into the typology, he

Jaclyn Whitaker w/ International WELL Building Institute 9-10AM

Data-driven Design; Advancing Healthy Buildings through WELL Certification Clients requests for healthy spaces have been increasing steadily over the last decade. This session explores why this trend is gaining such popularity and how you can leverage industry tools such as the WELL

Tunable LED Lighting 10-11AM

“Tunable LED Lighting” by SESCO Lighting (1LU/HSW) The sun’s color temperature isn’t constant throughout the day, so why do the lights around us have to be? This question is what drove some LED manufacturer’s to develop tunable lighting. In order to develop

Tour 3: Southern Hospitality; boutique hotels 10:30AM-2PM

Tour 3 to Nashville: Southern Hospitality; boutique hotels 10:15AM Buses Depart and 2:00pm Buses Return 3LU/HSW – Lunch Stop at the Arcade is on your own Tuesday, July 24 This tour is limited to 30 participants. There is an additional fee and

Tour 1: Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks 10:30AM-2:00PM

Tour 1 to Nashville: Teaching old buildings new tricks, adaptive reuse Tuesday, July 24 10:15AM Buses Depart and 2:30pm Buses Return – 3LU/HSW – Lunch Stop at the Arcade is on your own This tour is limited to 30 participants. There is

NCARB & You: AXP, ARE, & Certification 11AM – 12PM

A representative from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) will present on a range of licensure topics relevant to students, aspiring architects, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession. The presentation will review the steps necessary to achieve licensure

Owner Driven BIM, and What Architects Should Be Asking -11AM-12PM

Owner Driven BIM, and What Architects Should be Asking” by Applied Technology – 1LU BIM is becoming an increasingly popular owner-requested project deliverable.  As the AEC industry explores adjustments and shifts needed across design teams to make this deliverable a reality, conflicting

Awards Reception at Award Winning Franklin Theatre 4:30-5:15PM

Reception at Franklin Theatre from 4:30 – 5:15pm sponsored by UT Architecture + Design and the University of Memphis Shuttles start running at 4:00pm from Host Hotel to the Franklin Theatre. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please note there will NOT

AIA TN Honor & Design Awards Presentation 5:30-7PM

Celebrate with architects and allied partners from across the state as we recognize newly licensed architects, announce the 2018 Design Awards* and honor the 2018 Lifetime Award Recipients. This year the Awards will be held at the award-winning Franklin Theatre. Guests will

Dinner On Your Own 7PM

After the Awards Presentation, let’s flood downtown Franklin with architects! Make plans for dinner with friends at one of Franklin’s authentic and eclectic restaurants.  If you plan on having a large group for dinner, we recommend making reservations in advance. For your convenience,

Brewing ARE Buzz – How to Boost Licensure 9-10AM

1LU Tim Lavelle and Jason Dugas with Gensler will present information on the status of licensure in the profession and steps available to increase interest and success completion of the process. Tim Lavelle is a licensed architect at Gensler in Dallas, Texas.

Tour 5: Historic Franklin Walking Tour 1:30-3:30PM

Wednesday, July 25 This tour is limited to 23 participants –  2 HSW/LU.  There is an additional fee and you MUST be registered for the conference to participate. Tour Description In the 1970’s and 80’s Main Street Franklin looked just like most

Building w/ Bricks – Hands-on demonstration (updated)

This session will cover present proper brick selection, masonry field issues and common problems found in the field. The participants will her from masonry experts and get their hands dirty by participating in a “hands on” masonry session. 2.0 LU/HSW  

Tour 3: Southern Hospitality; boutique hotels 10:30AM-2PM

Tour 3 to Nashville: Southern Hospitality; boutique hotels 10:15AM Buses Depart and 2:00pm Buses Return 3LU/HSW – Lunch Stop at the Arcade is on your own Tuesday, July 24 This tour is limited to 30 participants. There is an additional fee and

Tour 1: Teaching Old Buildings New Tricks 10:30AM-2:00PM

Tour 1 to Nashville: Teaching old buildings new tricks, adaptive reuse Tuesday, July 24 10:15AM Buses Depart and 2:30pm Buses Return – 3LU/HSW – Lunch Stop at the Arcade is on your own This tour is limited to 30 participants. There is

Tour 5: Historic Franklin Walking Tour 1:30-3:30PM

Wednesday, July 25 This tour is limited to 23 participants –  2 HSW/LU.  There is an additional fee and you MUST be registered for the conference to participate. Tour Description In the 1970’s and 80’s Main Street Franklin looked just like most

Design as Ecology – Kulapat Yantrasast w/ wHY 9-10AM

1 LU|HSW By approaching architectural practice as a cross-disciplinary platform of co-creation and collaboration, practitioners can utilize the design process to positively impact users, the community, culture and the environment.  Through specific design case studies, this session will explore the potential for

Paul Lewis, FAIA w/ LTL Architects 1:30-3PM

“Manual of Section” presented by Paul Lewis, FAIA Drawing upon his recently published bestselling book, Manual of Section, Paul will explain a typology of section and show how section can operate to produce spacial and community relationships. Interwoven into the typology, he

Jaclyn Whitaker w/ International WELL Building Institute 9-10AM

Data-driven Design; Advancing Healthy Buildings through WELL Certification Clients requests for healthy spaces have been increasing steadily over the last decade. This session explores why this trend is gaining such popularity and how you can leverage industry tools such as the WELL

Brewing ARE Buzz – How to Boost Licensure 9-10AM

1LU Tim Lavelle and Jason Dugas with Gensler will present information on the status of licensure in the profession and steps available to increase interest and success completion of the process. Tim Lavelle is a licensed architect at Gensler in Dallas, Texas.

Don't forget to leave your Continuing Education form at the registration desk before you leave the Conference!

Inspiring Speakers

Jamie Unkefer w/ DIGSAU

Jamie Unkefer

Q & A with Jamie Unkefer, DIGSAU Architect Jamie Unkefer is a principal at DIGSAU, an award-winning firm in Philadelphia, that received the Philadelphia AIA firm award in 2017 recognizing the firm’s consistency in producing distinguished architecture. Their work reflects their valued

Paul Lewis, FAIA

Paul Lewis, FAIA, Principal at LTL Architects

Paul Lewis, FAIA, is a Principal at LTL Architects based in New York City. He is currently a Professor and Associate Dean at Princeton University School of Architecture, where he has taught since 2000. He received a BA from Wesleyan University and

Michel Rojkind

Michel Rojkind, Rojkind Arquitectos

Michel Rojkind was born in Mexico City, where he studied Architecture and Urban Planning at the Universidad Iberoamericana. In 2002 he founded Rojkind Arquitectos (2005, “Design Vanguard”), an architecture firm focusing on design, business tactics and experiential innovation exploring innovative architectural solutions,

Kyle Lommen

Kyle Lommen, Principal, Allied Works Architecture

Kyle Lommen is a Principal at Allied Works Architecture, where he has overseen the design, management, consultant coordination, and the overall execution of the firm’s projects since 1997. Kyle also served as the Director of Allied Work’s New York office from 2003-2011.

Kulapat Yantrasast

Kulapat Yantrasast, Founder, wHY

Architect Kulapat Yantrasast is the founder and creative director of wHY, an interdisciplinary design firm based in Los Angeles that foster design ideas and solutions through research, craft, experimentation, and collaboration.

Jaclyn Whitaker, AIA

Jaclyn Whitaker, AIA, SVP, WELL Faculty

Jaclyn Whitaker serves as Senior Vice President of Market Solutions for the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), where she leads a team of highly proficient experts in WELL requirements, feature intentions and the certification process with an emphasis on WELL coaching – project-specific technical support offered to teams toward successful WELL certification.

REGISTRATION AND FEESOnline registration closed on Monday, July 16. Walk-ups are welcome for onsite registration.

Early Bird Savings ended July 9 and Online Registration Closed on July 16. 

ONSITE REGISTRATION is available. Download and Print Out the Onsite Registration Form 

Cancellation Policy

Convention registrations cancelled after 5:00 pm/central on Friday, July 6, will not receive a refund. Cancellations prior to Friday, July 6, are subject to a $50 administrative handling fee.  The balance will be refunded.

Volunteer Opportunities/Special Considerations

Several work stipends are available.  AIATN is making convention scholarships to members that are unemployed, underemployed or need financial assistance to attend convention. This is a great program that allows members to attend and get involved in the convention as well as give the AIATN staff much needed help!

Please click HERE and COMPLETE THIS FORM to submit an application for a work/volunteer scholarship.

 Applicants will be expected to help out the AIATN staff for a few hours during the convention. We will try to accommodate as many requests as possible.  Last year, were able to bring 13 people to convention.  We have a limited number of spots and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Once spots are full, we will not be able to offer any more scholarships. (Your statement of need will be kept confidential.)

Associate and Emeritus Rates

In addition, Associate and Emeritus members can register for the convention at just $125. Students can register for $25. This discounted rate does NOT include tickets to the Gala or Tours.

AIA TN Honor and Design Awards

Celebrate with architects and allied partners from across the state as we recognize newly licensed architects, announce the 2018 Design Awards and honor the 2018 Lifetime Award Recipients.  This year the Awards will be held at the Franklin Theatre. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks before the presentation. Due to the location this year, dinner will not be provided. We encourage attendees to dine at one Franklin’s eclectic downtown restaurants after the presentation. A continuous shuttle will run from downtown Franklin back to the hotel until 10pm/central.

After Party

Join the AIA Middle Tennessee chapter following the Awards for a Emerging Professionals sponsored After Party. Tickets are additional and all proceeds benefit AIA Middle Tennessee.

VENUE

The Franklin Marriott Cool Springs is the hotel of choice and location of this year's conference. Rooms must be booked by July 3rd, and quantities are limited.

Book Your Stay

Parking Options for Attendees not staying at the Conference Hotel: 

Self-parking is available at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs

Conference Hotel

The Franklin Marriott Cool Springs is the hotel of choice and location of this year's conference.
Rooms must be booked by July 3rd, and quantities are limited. Located at 700 Cool Springs Blvd, Franklin, Tennessee on the Ballroom Level. Directional signs will be posted.

Our SponsorsThanks to the following sponsors for supporting AIA Tennessee and the profession!

Our Team2018 Conference on Architecture Committee

Brian Tibbs, AIA, Committee Chair
Ali Alsaleh, Assoc. AIA
Nick Dryden, AIA
Fuller Hanan, Assoc. AIA
Elle McKenna, Assoc. AIA
Jeanne Myers, AIA
Sarah Page, AIA
Chad Polk, AIA
Sims Polk, AIA
David Powell, FAIA
John Root, AIA
Cyril Stewart, AIA
Bea Thompson, AIA
Jesse Wilmoth, Assoc, AIA
Staff
Lisa Bowler
Ashley Cates
Sheila Leggett
Carol Pedigo, Hon. AIA – AIA Middle Tennessee
Natalie Goodrum - AIA Middle Tennessee

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GET IN TOUCH

Do you have questions? We are happy to help!

Call the AIA Tennessee office at 615-255-3860.