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Request for Qualifications

The Webster County Fiscal Court is soliciting statements of qualification from architect firms for design services for the proposed Webster County Regional Training Center.  

The project includes construction of an 8,000-10,000 sq. ft. regional training facility to include but not be limited to: lineman, CDL and advanced manufacturing training. The Fiscal Court is working in conjunction with the Webster County Industrial Development Authority, Madisonville Community College and Henderson Community College.  The building’s design must be in compliance with all ADA requirements.  The structure will be located within the Sebree South Industrial – 2300 US Hwy. 41 S., Sebree KY 42455.

An authorized representative of the Webster County Fiscal Court will receive architect statements until 10:00 a.m. CST on Wednesday, March 11, 2020.  Statements received after this time and date will not be accepted.

Additional information here.

Competitions, Scholarships & Grants

2020 AIA National Photography Competition

The competition is open to any and all architects actively registered in the United States. The contest is also open to Associate members of the AIA, and student members of AIAS in good standing. Professional Affiliate or Allied members are not eligible. Entries submitted by ineligible individuals will not be processed; images will not be returned and no refund of the entry fee will be made.

To enter and/or learn more, visit

Entry Fees – Each entry fee allows you to enter up to five images

● Entry fee for AIA members (AIA) is $35.00

● Entry fee for Associate members (Associate AIA) is $30.00.  

● Entry fee for AIA student members (AIAS) is $15.00

● Entry fee for non-member registered architects is $70.00.

Cash Awards  

First Place     $500 /  Second Place $400 / Third Place $300

Fuller Award $200 The subject of the Al Fuller Award must be located in the United States.

Fourteen award winning images will be exhibited at A'20 Conference on Architecture in Los Angeles, CA.

Submission Deadline:  May 1, 2020

The Heritage Documentation Programs Announce Opportunities:

2020 Summer Employment with HABS/HAER/HALS

HDP seeks applications from qualified students for summer employment documenting historic sites structures of architectural, landscape, and technological significance throughout the county.  Duties involve on-site field work and preparation of measure and interpretive drawings and written historical reports for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at the Library of Congress.  

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Submission Deadline:  Varies

2020 Charles E. Peterson Prize Competition

The Peterson Prize annually recognizes the best sets of architectural measured drawings produced by college strudent and submitted for the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at the Library of Congress.  The Prize, jointly sponsored with the Athenaeum of Philadelphia, the American Institute of Architects, and the Association for Preservation Technology, is named in honor of Charles E. Peterson, FAIA (1906-2004), a founder of the HABS program, and is intended to increase awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of historic buildings throughout the United States.

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Submission Deadline:  June 1, 2020

2020 Leicester B. Holland Prize Competition

The Holland Prize annually recognizes the best single sheet drawing of a site appropriate for inclusion in the HABS/HAER/HALS Collection at the Library of Congress.  The Prize, jointly sponsored with the American Institute of Architects, the Library of Congress, and the Paul Rudolf Trust, is named in hone of Leicester B. Holland, FAIA (1882-1952), head of the Fine Arts Division at the Library of Congress and first curator of the HABS Collection.  The competition, open to both students and professionals, is intended to promote appreciate of historic American architecture, engineering, and landscape architecture, and to honor excellence in delineation and composition.

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Submission Deadline:  April 30, 2020

2020 Historic American Landscapes Survey Challenge

The HALS Challenge is a HALS short format historical report competition sponsored by HALS and promoted by the American Society of Landscape Architects.  This year's theme is vanishing or lost landscapes.

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Submission Deadline:  July 31, 2020

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


Commonwealth Insurance Partners

Griffin Meredith, President

Office Phone (502) 631-9600

Office Fax (502) 631-9599

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