AIA Kentucky's Committee on Architecture for Education was formed in 2006. The Committee was initially involved in evaluating proposals for model school plans in the 2006 legislature and met with members of the state legislature's School Facilities Evaluation Task Force to share national research and our viewpoints on model schools. The group monitored the work of the Task Force throughout the summer and in late 2006 provided a letter and position statement to the Kentucky Board of Education expressing our support for key recommendations in the Task Force's final report. Plans for 2012 include providing input to the Kentucky Department of Education's facilities team as they update administrative regulations for school facilities,collaborating on efforts to promote sustainable design in school facilities, and continued dialogue with state officials and legislators on key priorities for the improvement of school facilities in Kentucky.
Committee Co-chairs for 2012 are:
Martha Tarrant, AIA
Mike Smith, AIA
Sherman Carter Barnhart PSC