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AIA Indianapolis and Spohn Associates Host Annual Holiday Event

Jason Shelley, Hon AIA, AIA Indiana Executive Director led the Annual meeting,
Jason Shelley, Hon AIA, AIA Indiana Executive Director led the Annual meeting,
Enjoying a holiday sample of bourbon. (Left to right) Andrew Spohn, Spohn Associates; Esop McNair, Assoc. AIA, Meticulous Design, Rick Hamilton, Spohn Associates; Anna Waggoner, AIA, Luminaut | Rowland; Ron Searcy, AIA, Meticulous Design and Jim Goggan, AIA, Meticulous Design.
Enjoying a holiday sample of bourbon. (Left to right) Andrew Spohn, Spohn Associates; Esop McNair, Assoc. AIA, Meticulous Design, Rick Hamilton, Spohn Associates; Anna Waggoner, AIA, Luminaut | Rowland; Ron Searcy, AIA, Meticulous Design and Jim Goggan, AIA, Meticulous Design.
Shayne Unger, Longboard Products Business Development Representative,  presenting the Continuing Education Session.
Shayne Unger, Longboard Products Business Development Representative, presenting the Continuing Education Session.
2022 AIA Indianapolis Vice President Desma Belsaas, AIA, VAULT with Henry Meier, FAIA.
2022 AIA Indianapolis Vice President Desma Belsaas, AIA, VAULT with Henry Meier, FAIA.
Associate AIA Members Maria Meza, DELV Design, Christopher Harrison, RATIO, Logan Gemmill, Shorf Afza, and Bin Bakhti enjoying themselves at the reception.
Associate AIA Members Maria Meza, DELV Design, Christopher Harrison, RATIO, Logan Gemmill, Shorf Afza, and Bin Bakhti enjoying themselves at the reception.
INDIANAPOLIS – AIA Indianapolis recently gathered at Spohn Associates for their Annual Holiday event. The evening was kicked off with their Annual Meeting, where the 2022 Slate of Officers was voted on and approved. Leading AIA Indy for 2022 will be Patrick Kestner, AIA /President – Still Architecture; Desma Belsaas, AIA/Vice President- VAULT; Jason Larrison, AIA/Treasurer– JS HELD; Marlee Brabin, AIA/Secretary– Blackline and Brandon Farley, AIA /EX OFFICIO – American Structurepoint.

The 2021 AIA Indiana Legislator of the Year Award was presented to Indiana State Rep. Carey Hamilton (D – Indianapolis). Rep. Hamilton is respected in the statehouse for her expertise on environmental issues, thoughtfulness, and her efforts to truly listen to all sides of an issues. This past legislative session Rep. Hamilton authored legislation that called for updating Indiana's woefully outdated building codes. Rep. Hamilton is a true leader and a legislator that works hard to serve all her constituents.

Following the business meeting a Continuing Education presentation was provided by Longboard Products Business Development Representative, Shayne Unger. Speaking on the subject of “Using Aluminum Extrusions to Create Sustainable Facades” Unger addressed the health and safety of this topic with respect to the manufacturing, powder coating and installation of aluminum cladding, he shared how wood finished aluminum cladding can enhance buildings and make them more inclusive and healthy environments. Unger finished the session by sharing some case studies from various residential and commercial projects.

Members, Sponsors, and Friends of AIA Indianapolis were then treated to a Weber Grill catered reception. Bourbon tasting, good food and fellowship makes this event one that is anticipated each year. AIA Indianapolis wishes to thank all their sponsors from 2021 and especially the Spohn Associates team who made this event so special.

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