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Energy Savings Contract in Elkton, KY

Response required no later than: June 30, 2017

The City of Elkton has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Energy Savings Performance Contract.  The full RFP can be viewed here and related utility bill information can be viewed at the following links:

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Posted 4/27/2017

Competitions & Grants

A|N Best of Design Awards

Submission Deadline: September 29, 2017

The Fifth Annual Best Of Design Awards is a unique project-based awards program that showcases great buildings and building elements.

Entrants are invited to submit completed works in 42 categories that reflect A|N’s editorial coverage, as well as the interests and obsessions of our readers.

The BoD jury will judge entries based on several criteria—strength of the presentation, evidence of innovation, creative use of new technology, sustainability, and, most importantly, good design.

Program Info/Registration>

Woodworks 2018 Wood Design Awards

Submission Deadline: September 29, 2017, by midnight

WoodWorks is currently accepting nominations for its 2018 U.S. Wood Design Awards. The deadline for nominations is midnight on September 29, 2017.

Submission guidelines and eligibility requirements>

Thomas Jefferson Awards for Public Architecture

Submission Deadline: October 6, 2017, by 5pm EST

Great public architecture embodies the identity and values of a society. The Thomas Jefferson Awards for Public Architecture recognize architects in the public and private sectors, public officials, or other individuals who design distinguished public facilities and/or who advocate for design excellence.

Any AIA member, group of members, component, or AIA knowledge community may nominate candidates in one of three categories honoring Thomas Jefferson’s contributions to architecture.

Program Info >

Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2017

Center for Architecture and AIA New York are currently accepting applications for the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant. This grant is designed for early to mid-level architects to further their personal and professional development through travel. The grant was originally based on the idea of the Grand Tour, in which recent architectural graduates would travel through Europe experiencing art, architecture and culture first-hand. It focuses less on academic projects and more on self-directed education and self-fulfillment. Applications are due November 1st and a sole recipient will be awarded $15,000.

Program Eligibility & Guidelines>

2017 AIA/AF Scholarships

Submission Deadline: Varies/TBA  

The 2017 AIA/AF Scholarships will be launching November 9. The Diversity Advancement Scholarship and Payette Sho-Ping Chin Memorial Academic Scholarship are available to a wide-range of students pursuing a degree in architecture. Click here to view eligibility requirements.

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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