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The World Heritage Animal Genomic Repository & Veterinary Institute Global Biodiversity Conservation Initiative is seeking initially a volunteer commission from the Architectural Community to assist in developing an RFP for circulation in a call to Architects who would like to submit designs for consideration in the development of the WHAGR & VI Legacy Center in KY. This world class biodiversity conservation center, to be built in Mt. Sterling, KY, will be built to showcase green and sustainable products and technology and serve as a Genomic and Veterinary teaching institute. Learn More

The RFP Advisory Commissioners will be selected by April 30, 2019.

Individuals interested in participating may contact WHAGR at 859-339-0272, or

Competitions, Scholarships & Grants

2019 AZ Awards

Submission Deadline: February 22, 2019

The AZ Awards is acknowledged for its influence and significance within the global design and architecture sphere and is a unique opportunity for practitioners in the design and architecture community to receive the international exposure and acknowledgement that their exceptional work deserves. Read More

Architects Foundation Student Scholarships

Submission Deadline: March 20, 2019

You’ve got big plans for your future. A scholarship from the Architects Foundation can help you reach them. Every year, the foundation awards thousands of dollars in architecture scholarships to high school students; to architecture students in NAAB-accredited undergraduate and graduate degree programs; to Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates who are working toward becoming licensed architects; and to licensed architects pursuing educational enrichment opportunities. Learn More

2019 American Institute of Architects National Photography Competition

Submission Deadline: April 15, 2019

The 2019 AIA National Photography Competition was founded to promote appreciation and awareness of the built environment as captured in images by architects.  The competition is open to all AIA and AIAS members and architects registered in the United States.  Entries will be accepted through April 15, 2019 and may be submitted online or via CD ROM. Learn More

2019 Leicester B. Holland Prize Competition

Entry Deadline April 30, 2019; Submission Deadline June 30, 2019

The Holland Prize recognizes the best single-sheet measured drawing of a historic building, site, or structure prepared to HABS, HAER, or HALS standards. Learn More

2019 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition

Entry deadline June 1, 2019; Submission deadline July 1, 2019

The Peterson Prize recognizes the best set of measured drawings prepared to HABS, HAER, or HALS standards and donated to HABS, HAER, or HALS by students. Learn More

Enter the 2019 HALS Challenge: Historic Streetscapes

Submissions due July 31, 2019

Document historic streetscapes for the 10th annual HALS Challenge. Learn More

Houston 2020 Visions

Submission Deadline: August 25, 2019

Houston finds itself at a historic crossroads after Hurricane Harvey, with broad consensus that the city must change the way it plans and builds for the future. Houston 2020 Visions is a year-long, open call for visions seeking creative and innovative ideas for how to rebuild a more sustainable and resilient city that protects the health and wellbeing of people and supports a strong economy. The program seeks expansive, creative visions of resilience, ranging from infrastructure projects to policy recommendations, from flood warning systems to resilient housing design. Visions could consist of projects that are currently in progress or recently completed, or purely speculative proposals to encourage creative thinking. Program Information

Insurance Programs

AIA Kentucky Professional Liability Insurance Program

AIA Kentucky has a long-standing relationship with Michael Busick and Gwathmey Tyler of The Underwriter's Group in Louisville to assist our members with their professional liability insurance needs and provide ongoing education and advice in the areas of risk management, contract review and dispute resolution.


The Underwriter's Group

C. Michael Busick, S. Gwathmey Tyler III, and Patrick O'Daniel


The AIA Trust

The AIA Trust was established in 1952 by The American Institute of Architects as a separate entity. The AIA Trust is governed by a group of six AIA members and one AIA component executive who serve as Trustees, appointed by the AIA President. As fiduciaries, the Trustees are stewards of each program offered.

The Trust selects member programs in conjunction with independent consultants to meet the Institute's high standards of quality, value, financial stability, service, and coverage. The Trustees are dedicated to providing AIA members with solid, current information to help with good decisions about complex and expensive matters. The AIA Trust serves as your advocate in getting information and claims handled properly and promptly. It receives no dues dollars and is not a source of revenue for the AIA.

Visit the AIA Trust web page for additional information on programs available.

KCIT Employee Benefits Program

Kentucky Construction Industry Trust (KCIT)

AIA Kentucky is an endorsing association of the Kentucky Construction Industry Trust (KCIT). The KCIT is an association-managed employee benefit program which pools nine construction industry associations from across Kentucky for the purpose of providing employee benefits to the members of endorsing associations.

Membership in AIA Kentucky provides architects and their employees access to very competitive rates and uncompromising service for group health, life, disability and IRC Sec. 125 plans.


BB&T - Employee Benefit Services

Daryl Carlson, CFP®, ChFC

Office Phone (859) 224-8899 or (800)753-4440

Direct Phone (859) 422-3885

Cell Phone (859) 338-0081


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