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Competitions/Grants, RFPs/RFQs, Insurance Programs



RFQ for Western Michigan University's Student Center & Dining Facility Project

Submission Deadline: November 21, 2017

Founded in 1903, Western Michigan University is a student-centered research university located in Kalamazoo, Michigan, with an enrollment of approximately 23,000.  WMU is Michigan's sixth largest public university, attracting a diverse and culturally rich student body from across the United States and almost 100 other countries.

The University is seeking information and qualifications from Architectural/Engineering firms in the United States. WMU plans to pre-qualify interested firms for an upcoming project for a new Student Center & Dining facility on the WMU Main Campus. As a minimum, proposed design teams should have experience with 1) Student Center design and 2) Higher Education Dining facilities.

The Qualifications questionnaire and instructions for submission may be obtained from Wendy Vander Meulen, Director of Logistical Services, at: Questionnaires must be received no later than November 21, 2017 to be considered.  Phone contact: (269) 387-8800.

Competitions, Scholarships & Grants

2018 Fulcrum Awards

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017

Southface launched the Fulcrum Awards to recognize excellence in the design, construction, planning and advocacy communities. The Fulcrum Awards honors groundbreaking work that is reimagining a resilient future.

The 2018 Fulcrum Awards honors the industry trailblazers who advance the Southface vision Statement: a regenerative economy, responsible resources use, social equity and a healthy built environment for all - the ultimate roadmap to an equitable, resilient and vibrant future.

Program Info / Submission Guidelines

COTE Top 10 Awards

Submission Deadline: January 17, 2018

Each year, ten innovative projects are recognized for their integration of design excellence with environmental performance; will yours be among them?

The COTE Top Ten Awards, the industry's best-known awards program for sustainable design excellence, returns for 2018. Teams can view submission criteria, download a detailed guide to the COTE Top Ten measures, and join previous submitters for a webinar about the application process.

Learn More and Submit

2017 AIA/AF Scholarships

Submission Deadline: January 17, 2018  

The Architects Foundation scholarship application period for 2018-2019 is now open. From now through January 17 students may apply for the Diversity Advancement Scholarship and Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship. These scholarships are available to a wide-range of students pursuing a degree in architecture.

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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