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1 Kelly Wieczorek, Associate AIA, LEED AP BD+C Kelly Wieczorek brings with her more than 5 years of experience as a designer, specializing in green building practices. She is a valued team member within her firm and has exemplified leadership throughout the community and in various organizations. After joining the AIA, Kelly immediately took on the role of Associate Director, a new position within the Chapter, to represent and speak on behalf of interns, Associate members, and young Architects. Through her efforts, the Chapter has developed programs and initiatives that have had a positive impact on emerging professionals in the local area. Kelly has completed the IDP requirements and is currently in the process of taking the Architectural Registration Exam (ARE). Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction

2 Service to the AIA, Northwest Florida Chapter Kelly has been an active member with the Northwest Florida Chapter Board of Directors since 2008, and has served continuously as the Associate Director for the Northwest Florida Chapter since joining the Board. The number of AIA Associate members in the Northwest Florida Chapter actually grew more than 20% from 2008 to 2009, despite the devastating economy and loss of jobs for many local associate members. The increasing number of Associate-related programs, and local access to ARE training were cited as the main reasons for this growth. Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture

3 Service to AIA Florida Legislative Day 2010 In March 2010, Kelly attended the AIA Florida Legislative Day in Tallahassee. She was one of over 60 AIA Florida members, including Architects, Associates, and Florida A&M University students, who gathered in Tallahassee to meet with Florida Senators and Representatives about issues affecting the profession. Issues presented included: 1)Fairness in Contractual Liability (HB 701/SB 1964) 2)Relief for Small Businesses (including HB 7033 – unemployment compensation and HB 773/SB 1126 – expedited permitting) 3) Encourage Sustainability & Green Building (PCB EUP 10-03/SB 2322 - Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) 4) Oppose Amendment 4. Emerging Professional Conference 2008 In 2008, Kelly also attended the Emerging Professional Conference in Sarasota, FL where she attended seminars on IDP, sustainable design, and professional liability. She also attended a panel discussion on professional development, and participated in a roundtable session with other Associate Directors regarding the practices of successful Associate groups. Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture: State

4 Service to Local Associate Members Architectural Registration Exam (ARE) Training Kelly has worked hard to develop a series of free, local ARE seminars for Chapter Associate members. Professional seminars are rarely offered in Pensacola or nearby areas, and the cost of travel and attendance is often too much for an Associate member to attend. Taking advantage of local resources, Kelly has recruited many Northwest Florida AIA Architects and local licensed Professional Engineers to engage the young professionals by teaching seminars on each of the specific topics relative to the ARE. These classes are free to Associate members, and available at a minimal charge to non-Associate members as a tool to persuade those not already a member to join the Chapter. In addition to the seminars, Kelly has also set up a series of workshops with newly licensed Architects in the area that act as Q&A sessions for local interns. Associates can bring samples of their practice vignettes for review, or ask for further guidance on sample problems from the available study guides. Associate Library Kelly also worked with the local Northwest Florida Chapter to raise funds to purchase the current ARE 4.0 Kaplan Study Guides and Practice Books, and Archiflash flashcards. With the newly acquired materials, Kelly created a library, available for check-out free of charge to all interns/Associate members. Currently, the Associate members meet as a study group reviewing material in an effort to prepare for the AREs. Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture: State Local Chapter

5 Service to Local Associate Members (2) Field Trips In addition to the ARE prep work, Kelly has also organized activities for the Chapter Associates to get them more involved in the practice of Architecture. In 2009, Kelly set up a field trip to a local project site to tour several of the Navy Federal Credit Union projects, one completed and one then under construction. The completed building was certified as LEED Gold and featured in Architectural Record, and the project under construction was striving towards LEED Gold certification. Several Construction Project Managers were on site to answer any questions and offer in-depth project information. The tour was so successful, that upon hearing of the response, the local AIA Architects (registered) decided to complete the same tour the following month and were able to achieve CEUs for the site visit. Associate members are encouraged to find projects that interest them around town, allowing Kelly to contact the Project Architects and organize additional tours. The site visits provide educational opportunities to the local Associate members, and also provide them with a change of environment in their typical working day. Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture: State Local Chapter

6 Service to Local Associate Members (3) Social Events The most recent addition to the Associate events has been the development of the ‘Associate Movie Night’. For the first event, all local Associate members and interns were invited to a Saturday night viewing of ‘Citizen Architect’, the Sam Mockbee documentary based on the concept of the Rural Studio. All attendees met at sunset for a social hour and then proceeded to gather outside for the viewing. Word about the event traveled fast, and soon it was not only architectural interns who showed up, but also local interns in interior design and engineering. The movie night is now scheduled to be a regular occurrence. Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture: State Local Chapter

7 Service to other Organizations U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) In an effort to remain in touch with the ongoing sustainability trend in architecture, Kelly was one of the founding members of the Northern Gulf Coast (NGC) Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The USGBC is the nation's leading nonprofit coalition for advancing buildings that are environmentally responsible, profitable and healthy places to live and work, and is responsible for developing the LEED rating system. Kelly was nominated and elected to the NGC Chapter founding Board of Directors, a position she maintains to this date. She is currently the Chapter President and is a member of the Florida–Caribbean Regional Council. She has previously held the following positions within the Chapter: Vice-President, Secretary, Regional Representative, Program and Events Committee Chairperson and Communications and Marketing Committee Chairperson. During Kelly ‘s tenure with the NGC Chapter of the USGBC, the Chapter has increased membership yearly and recently formed a Branch Chapter to facilitate green education in the adjacent Panama City area. The Chapter currently offers CEUs at most events, available to Architects, Professional Engineers, Interior Designers, Contractors and Planners. Currently, the USGBC and AIA are working on a series of joint meetings, where members from both groups can network while earning continuing education units (CEUs). With the new AIA requirement of earning 4 hours of sustainable design credits as part of the continuing education requirements, this partnership proves to be beneficial to both groups. Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture: State Local Chapter Other Organizations

8 Service to the Public UWF Summer Explorers Program In 2009, the University of West Florida asked for help from the local AIA Chapter in developing a summer program related to Architecture for K-12 students. Kelly worked with the University to develop a weeklong program designed for students in grades 7-12. The program addressed all aspects of architecture including sketching, concept design, programming, design development and sustainability. The students learned various drawing techniques and were taught how to develop various types of presentation materials, which they used to create a take-home portfolio of their work. Kelly recruited 5 local Architects, including herself, as instructors for the program. The response from the students and parents was so positive that the University has scheduled the program again for this summer. The buzz in the Architecture community was so strong that Kelly will be joined by 10 local Architects participating as instructors in this summers program. Education Outreach Kelly has also taught architecture to pre-K students in the Head Start program at a local elementary school, where the students were engaged about different building types and how they are used. The students also completed a design project relating to their own house. She also taught design and construction to 4 th graders in relation to a lighthouse project they were working on for the County Art Fair. The project utilized basic structural concepts and construction methods. Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture: State Local Chapter Other Organizations Community Service

9 Service to the Public (2) Habitat for Humanity Kelly has been an active participant in the local Chapter of Habitat for Humanity for over 5 years. She has worked on numerous houses, typically volunteering on framing and roofing efforts. She has also worked on siding, painting and landscaping for many houses throughout the local area, assisting in the humanitarian effort to provide affordable housing to low-income families throughout the area. Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture: State Local Chapter Other Organizations Community Service

10 Bringing Architecture to the Community (1) Canstruction Kelly has been an active participant in the local ‘Canstruction’ effort, which started in 2008. Canstruction ® is a design/build competition held in cities throughout the United States. Teams of architects, engineers, and interns compete to design and build giant structures made entirely out of canned foods. The results are displayed to the public as magnificent sculpture exhibits. The public is invited to donate canned food at the time of the exhibition. At the close of the exhibitions all of the canned food used in the structures is donated to local food banks for distribution to feeding programs that include pantries, soup kitchens, elderly and day care centers. The local Pensacola Canstruction effort joins forces with the Arts Council of Northwest Florida to display the structures throughout various local venues on ‘Gallery Night’. All cans are donated to the Manna Food bank after ‘de-canstruction’. Video of first Canstruction Build: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxXQO0MApxohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SxXQO0MApxo Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture: State Local Chapter Other Organizations Community Service

11 Bringing Architecture to the Community (2) Barkitecture Kelly was recently involved in the first Barkitecture effort for the area. The event is a design competition where local architects, designers and builders compete to create dog houses to be auctioned off to benefit the Humane Society. The dog houses are encouraged to be sustainable, low maintenance, innovative, and obviously dog friendly. Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture: State and Regional Local Chapter Other Organizations Community Service

12 Honors/Awards 1.Kelly was recently selected as one of the 2010 Independent News Rising Stars. The Rising Stars are individuals under the age of 35 who work or live in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties and who, through their actions, are seen as the upcoming leaders in their professions and in the community. 2.Kelly was also awarded the ‘Leadership in Education’ award from a previous employer. The award recognized her efforts to create a series of companywide ‘lunch and learns’ used to prepare the employees for the LEED examination. Kelly was the first person in the company to pass the test and used her knowledge and preparation to create a LEED library and weekly presentations given to those pursuing LEED Accreditation. Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture: State Local Chapter Other Organizations Community Service Awards, Honors and Recognition

13 Honors/Awards (2) 3.Kelly was also selected as one of the Pensacola News Journal’s ‘People on the Move’ and one of the Destin Log’s ‘People in the News’. Both newspapers make their selections based on achievements of local individuals who have had a positive impact in their community. Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture: State Local Chapter Other Organizations Community Service Awards, Honors and Recognition

14 Certifications Kelly has been a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Accredited Professional since 2007 and has worked on several LEED Projects. In 2009 she took on the Building Design and Construction specialization, LEED BD+C. This certification is often required in new construction projects. Wieczorek Associate Member Individual Honor Award, Kelly Wieczorek, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP BD+C Introduction AIA and the Profession of Architecture: State Local Chapter Other Organizations Community Service Awards, Honors and Recognition

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