6 AR C H I• t y p e 2010
The monthly newsletter of AI A Delaware, A Chapter of The American Institute of Architects June
GET INVOLVED—VOLUNTEER WITH AIA DELAWARE
From N. Alexine Cloonan, AIA, Programming Chairperson
The AIA Delaware We are currently planning a tour of Nemours
Programs Committee is Mansion and Garden Restoration on
looking for interested Thursday, June 17; a tour and picnic dinner at
volunteers to join Alexine Killens Pond State Park Nature Center on
Cloonan, AIA, and Allison Wednesday, July 21; and a walking tour of old
Calder, Associate AIA, in New Castle with Dr. Barbara Benson in
planning tours, lectures, and October.
excursions of interest to our
Alexine Cloonan AIA members. We are looking for enthusiastic people who
want to help out in whichever capacities they are
In addition to the Golf Outing and Sustainable able. We welcome fresh ideas and enthusiasm.
Delaware Conference the Program Committee
seeks ways to educate and provide fellowship This is a great way to get involved in AIA
opportunities for our membership. Delaware, meet fellow members, and arrange to
hear about the topics that most interest you.
As a Programs Committee Volunteer, you will
help with the selection, scheduling and logistics If you are interested in participating, please
of the chapt er’s events and along the way you contact Alexine Cloonan at alexinecloonan@
will meet and learn from our member architects, comcast.net.
engineers, and other industry professionals.
A C hapt er of T he Am eri can Ins t i t ut e of Ar chi t ect s
THE NOT SO SMALL PROJECT
By Jeff Rouse, AIA
The future of the architecture profession will be a Small Projects Group (SPG) in a much larger
set by those who are willing to think outside the organization.
The unit was established within a large corporate
Do you have to do big architecture to have an A/E firm to avoid losing money on small projects
effect on your community? Probably not. But (especially during the lean years). Later renamed
don’t let that keep you from thinking big if the the Special Projects Group (to placate some
opportunity arises. Can a residential practitioner client sensibilities), its stated mission was to do
do a multiple-occupant dwelling to benefit a projects in the $100,000 to $2 million construction
recovery charity or can a church architect step into cost range. But as the economy improved and the
the role as leader of a new public theatre venue? larger jobs grew more frequent, smaller ones
Probably yes if you give yourself the opportunity. diminished or were passed over in favor of the
bigger commissions, the definition of what was a
Project experience across the regular readers of the small project evolved. The last two “small
SPP Journal must span the gamut from residential projects” this architect produced for the SPG were
bathroom remodels to local branch libraries and a $7-million corporate offi ce expansion and a $10-
beyond. But what may be a small project in some million addition to a Colorado resort hotel.
circles might appear quite large to others. In a
previous incarnation, this author was a member of SEE THE NOT SO SMALL page 7
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2 / June 2010
MEMBER NEWS continued
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For over 30 years, Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, Inc has been EFFORTS
committed to the highest level of professionalism.
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craftsmanship, Hugh Lofting Timber Framing, Inc. is dedicated Wohlsen Construction Company received Green Plus
to hand-crafting energy-effici ent homes and structures that are certi fication, a national program offered by Institute for
elegant and distinctive. One at a time. Sustainable Development, in partnership with The Lancaster
Chamber of Commerce.
The Green Plus certification program is designed to provide
small and medium sized employers with affordable educational
BECKER MORGAN GROUP’S tools and university assistance to strengthen their triple bottom
GREGORY V. MOORE, P.E. line – balancing people, planet and perform ance to reinvest in
ACCEPTS AWARD FOR GREATER the community, be a good steward of the environment and
DOVER COMMITTEE FROM impact profitability; access to network with their peer businesses
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exceptional sustainability performance.
On March 18, 2010 Gregory V. Moore, P.E. accepted an award The Institute for Sustainable Development is a public-private
on behalf of the Greater Dover Committee at the Kent Economic partnership between centers at Duke University, University of
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Philadelphia can play and visit our communities while their
parents help stimulate our local economies.” Requirements included success ful completion of the
Associations inaugural instructional conference and exam, as
Mr. Moore is the principal Civil Engineer and Dover Operations well as satisfying minimum hospital construction experience
Director for Becker Morgan Group, Inc. Involved in various standards and advanced degree requirements.
professional and community organizations,
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June 2010 / 3
PROTECTI NG YOUR FIRM WHEN GOING GREEN
Reprinted with permission of the AIA Trust News
In order to protect your firm, contractual provisions such as the Design Firm shall use professional judgment in the selection
disclaimers and other exculpatory language need to be carefully of materials, products and systems for the Project but that the
worded. Firms Design Firm cannot and does not warrant the performance of
should assess the any speci fied materi al, product or system. The Design Firm will
risk of project- identify for the Owner any material, product or system that, in
speci fic provisions the Design Firm’s judgment from the Design Firm’s
and work with examination of available performance information, might
local legal counsel provide the Owner with a benefit on this Project but does not
to craft them have adequate information on its performance in actual
appropriat ely. construction or operation. The Owner acknowledges that it shall
This is especially look solely to the manufacturer, supplier or installer of
true when the materials, products or systems if their perform ance does not
provisions include meet expectations.
any waiver of
claims, requirements for a legal defense, or the indemnification Example #2: When the Owner Wants Third-Party
of costs. Certifi cation of Sustainability
Firms may find themselves facing an increased level of claims The Owner has made the Design Firm aware that the Owner
related to sustainable design. As the standard of care evolves, intends to pursue (SPECIFY CERTIFICATION STANDARD)
clients will expect a higher level of services. As the value of for this Project. The Design Firm shall research the applicable
green design increases because of the financial benefits tied to certi fication requirements, design the Project with the intention
sustainable design, clients will demand contractual assurances. of having the Project to meet the requirements, and document
As the measurement of perform ance increas es, clients will look the design of the Project for submission by the Owner to the
more closely at the difference between design requirements and certi fying organization. The Owner recognizes that certifi cation
actual use of energy, water and other operational expens es. is not based on design alone but also on the construction,
operation and maintenance of the Project and therefore agrees
Avoiding language or actions that could be construed to that it shall bring no claim against the Design Firm if the project
establish a warranty of service or results is essential. Including is not certi fied as intended unless the negligence of the Design
contractual provisions that are clear on the role of the design Firm is the sole cause of the Project not being certi fied.
firm is critical. Establishing reasonable expectations at the
beginning and throughout the project is vital. One way to avoid The Owner also recognizes that during the design of the Project,
unreasonable contractual provisions or unrealistic expectations the Design Firm shall use professional judgment in the selection
is by educating the client to understand that design services are of materials, products and systems for the Project with the goal
recommendations that the client has to understand and, once of meeting certi fication criteri a but that the Design Firm cannot
satisfied, accept. The following are two examples of and does not warrant the performance of any speci fi ed material,
communication tools that lead to a client’s “ informed consent.” product or system. The Design Firm will identify for Owner
any material, product or system that, in the Design Firm’s
Mutual Understanding on judgment from the Design Firm’s examination of available
Designing for Sustainability and Certification perform ance inform ation, might provide the Owner with a
benefit on this Project but does not have adequate information
Example #1: When the Owner Wants the Design to on its performance in actual construction or operation. The
Meet Speci fic Sustainability Criteria Owner acknowledges that it shall look solely to the
manufacturer, supplier or installer of materials, products or
The Owner has made the Design Firm aware that the Owner
systems if their performance does not meet expectations.
wants a speci fic level of sustainability incorporated into the
Project and that the Design Firm shall use the standards Sustainable Design & the Future
published by (SPECIFY DESIGN GUIDELINES OR The need for sustainable design will continue. Ensuring
CERTIFICATION STANDARD) for this Project. The Design reasonable contractual provisions and realistic client
Firm shall research the applicable sustainability requirements expect ations are paramount. Evaluating how your firm fits into
and design the Project with the intention of having the Project this ever-changing equation will be an important step to help
meet the requirements. The Owner recognizes that a project ensure your firm’s continued success and growth in the future.
designed to meet a specific sustainability standard might not
perform as designed because of the construction, operation and The CNA/Schinnerer program provides Professional Liability
maintenance of the Project and therefore agrees that it shall and other Business Owners’ coverage to member fi rms through
bring no claim against the Design Firm if the project does not their commendation with the AIA and is marketed through the
perform as intended unless the negligence of the Design Firm is AIA Trust. As part of the commendation, the CNA/Schinnerer
the sole cause of the performance defi ciency. program meets all of the 10 criteria as established by the AIA
Board of Directors. For more information, visit the Trust’s
The Owner also recognizes that during the design of the Project, website at http://www.theaiatrust.com/.
4 / June 2010
June 2010 / 5
SENATOR CARPER PUSHES FOR LEGISLATION ON ENERGY & DE NATIONAL PARK
Sen. Thom Carper joined 16 other cosponsors and four spon- costs and reduce our nation’s energy consumption. After
sors, including Senators Bingaman, Snowe, Warner and Gra- all, the cleanest, most affordable energy we have is the en-
ham, in introducing revised bipartisan legislation which will ergy we never use. I will work closely with my colleagues to
create n estimated 168,000 direct new jobs while promoting get this measure signed into law quickly.”
home energy effi ciency. The Senators will work with the Ad-
ministration, Senate leadership and Senate Finance Committee Home Star legislation is found on the Energy Committee’s web-
to identify offs ets for funding authorized in the bill. site, http://energy.senate.gov.
Home energy ret rofits are considered a win-win for their job —————-
generating potential in the depressed construction industry as
Delaware is the only state without a national park. Senator
well as for their energy savings benefits. The Home Star pro-
Carper’s bill, the First State National Historic Park Act
gram is designed to encourage new private investment in the
(S.1801) seeks to authorize a national park in the First State with
hard-hit construction and manufacturing sectors while saving
the support of Senator Kaufman, Repres entative Castle, and
consumers money on their energy bills. It provides strong short-
hundreds of other Delawareans.
term incentives for energy efficiency improvements in residen-
tial buildings to help spark more construction hiring and benefit The proposed park partners the federal government with the
home-improvement retailers, while also helping homeowners state and celebrates Delaware’s early Dutch, Swedish and Eng-
lower their utility costs and reduce greenhous e gas pollution. lish Settlements and the events leading up to the state’s role in
the founding of our nation.
“This is a common sense meansure that will creat jobs, save
consulerms’ money and help clean up the air we breat,” said Watch for Senator Carper’s testimony in front of the Senate
Sen. Carper. “The Home Star program would provide a Subcommittee on National Parks on the website for the U.S.
welcome boost to our struggling construction and manufac- Senate Committee on Energy & Natural Resources (http://
turing businesses, putting skilled workers and certified con- energy.senat e.gov/public/index.cfm)
tractors back to work retrofittin ghomes tomake themmore
energy effieient. Home Star will also lower consumer energy
SAVE THE DATE
September 22 - 24, 2010
The 5th Annual AIA Delaware
Delmarva’s Sustainability Networking
Conference and Green Exhibition
Sept. 22nd - Virden Center, Lewes, DE
Sept. 23 & 24th - Clayton Hall, Newark, DE
6 / June 2010
THE NOT SO SMALL continued
Perhaps small as measured by the $250-million office expansion
that came next, but large by other standards.
The future of the architecture profession will be set by those
The more common projects done by this firm may have been in who are willing to think outside the box. Though it may be hard
the $40 million to $400 million+ range, however there were to imagine, the changes this industry has seen in the last two
always smaller projects, remodels for good clients, and small decades could be dwarfed by those that are coming. Issues of
additions were usually done by seasoned project managers on an time and distance will continue to diminish. Talent can and will
individual basis as they were available. Inevitably, however, be drawn from around the world, software and virtual
they would end up loosing money, as those doing these projects environments will become more sophisticated and perhaps begin
were used to the big job/big team method of delivery. to drive the direction of the profession as a whole. Those able to
leverage their skill sets, define their market niche, and truly add
So I encourage the large-firm practitioner to realize that you also value to their clients’ bottom line will be the ones who survive
do small projects, you just don’t put them on the cover of your to see what the next evolution will bring.
brochure. But it is possible to do these jobs (without loosing
money) if you put into practice tools and systems commonly The message to the small project practitioner is this: just
brought to bear by those who do smaller projects as a matter of becaus e you have never done a large public project doesn’t
course. Perhaps in the course of distilling the process (for mean that you aren’t capable of handling it. You may have done
producing the efficient small project), lessons will be learned similar smaller work that was indeed far more complicated. The
that translate into use-full effici encies on the much larger standards, efficiencies, contacts, and talents developed over the
commissions. Standardization and conservation of effort can years will serve you well on the larger work. Some things are in
lead to profits on jobs that may have been money losers in the fact, "just a matter of scale." Unquestionably there are projects
past. out there which are “ not so small” that you can surely attain.
One thing clearly gleaned from the experience of the SPG Jeff Rouse, AIA, is a project manager and sometimes
was that there are small projects that are more complicated and construction contract administrator for the architecture firm
involved than others that are much larger in scale. Anyone who FKP Inc. in Dallas and Houston.
has added onto an existing building, especially one that has
undergone prior renovation or addition, knows that there can be
many complicating factors—from nasty materials and
environmental issues to dealing with construction conforming to
out of date building codes. These are typically not encountered
in a larger greenfi eld type development.
The sense of scale can be skewed when working in a large A/E
firm or doing large corporate, health care, or hospitality projects.
The experience of the SPG, however, shows that big projects (or
as least those larger than commonly experienced by many
practitioners) can be procured and produced efficiently within a
small project (or small firm) environment.
It should not be necessary to radically change your modus
operandi to do a bigger commission in the field you are
accustomed to working. If all required resources are not
available in your organization, supplement the talents lacking
with contract help: spec writers, illustrators, and others can give
you the support naturally found in a large firm. But even they
still need to bring in certain specialists from time to time, such
as elevator, acoustic, or lighting consultants. Partnering with
another local firm for on-site representation can also magnify
If you have a client with a large task who resists giving you the
commission because “ XYZ Inc. has never done anything that
big,” you might consider teaming with a larger firm or
developing that relationship with a mentor group (not
uncommon for some historically underused business
organizations). Don’t sell yourself short, though, go for the brass
ring and sell the experience and knowledge that you’ve gained
over the years.
June 2010 / 7
REGIST ERED ARCHIT ECT
Delaw are Architects, LLC, an expanding
architectural firm located in historic Milford, DE is
looking for a full-time registered architect, LEED
accredited, w ith minimum 5 years of project
management experience including good design
and technology skills, client and contractor
relations, and project coordination. Know ledge of
Revit softw are preferred. Path tow ards
ow nership potential.
Interested candidates may respond via e-mail
with cover letter and CV including references to
8 / June 2010
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
• June 10 - 11:30am-5:30pm DVGBC Green Building in
the Lehigh Valley Conference & Trade Show. This half-
day conference for industry professionals will highlight
advances in the greening of commercial buildings and
facilities. Pre-registration by June 6th: Members $50, Non-
Members $70, Students $25. All walk in registrations will
be $70 at the door.
• June 15 - 11:30am - AIA Delaware Board of Directors
Meeting hosted by Landmark Engineering, Inc., 100 West
Commons Boulevard, Suite 301, New Castle, DE 19720. .
RSVP to Nancy Payne with an email to director@
aiadelaware.org no later than June 11th.
• June 20 - Deadline for ARCHI-type Newsletter content
• July 21 - 5:30-8:00pm - Tour of Killens Pond State Park
Nature Center and Picnic. Completed in 2009, the Center
houses exhibition areas, classrooms, conference and meeting
facilities, and office and administrative facilities. The cost is
$15 for members and $20 for non-members. RSVP to
Allison Calder at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, July
16th. AIA Members who sign in and attend the entire
program tour will receive 1.0 AIA HSW/SD CE credits.
Sponsored by AIA Delaware. We hope to make this a fun
event and an opportunity for members state-wide to meet
MAPA Seeks Best Precast Concrete Projects
Mid-Atlantic Precast Association’s (MAPA) Design 2010 Awards are open to all projects from past five years;
on-line entry form makes it easy to nominate projects by August 21 deadline
Building owners and designers from the Mid-Atlantic region will compete for top honors in the Design 2010 Awards competition
sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Precast Association (MAPA).
The program is open to any project featuring precast concrete in its construction that has been completed in the past five years in the
qualifying geographic area. Deadline for completing the online nomination form is August 21.
MAPA serves as the regional precast concrete trade organization for Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, P ennsylvania,
Virginia, West Virginia and Washington, D.C. Representing 12 major precast concrete manufacturers in the region, MAP A promotes the
use of precast concrete in a wide range of projects and building types.
MAPA’ s Design 10 Awards competition gives area professionals an opportunity to show their creativity with the material and display
how they used it to solve unique challenges. Honorees are selected by a MAPA-designated jury of industry professionals. The awards are
presented formally to the winning architects, with the project’s owner and the members of the design/build team also earning recognition.
Honorees will be recognized in the MAPA newsletter, on the MAPA website and in other MAP A communications. The winners also will
be announced to relevant industry and regional media. MAPA also will endeavor to make a presentation of the award at the winning
architects’ AIA chapter annual awards program.
Building owners, architects and engineers may submit their latest projects in any of nine categories:
• Arena/Stadium • Bridges • Commercial • Governmental • Housing
• Institutional • K-12 Schools • P arking Structures • Technical Achievement
For details for submitting a project, visit www.mapaprecast.org.
June 2010 / 9
TOUR OF KILLENS POND STATE PARK NATURE CENTER & PICNIC AFTER
2010 AIA Delaware Design Award Program Citation Award Winner
Event S ponsored by AIA Delaware
Wednesday, July 21st at 5:30
Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members
Program Des cription: Attendance, Cost, and CE Credits:
This tour of the new Killens Pond State Park Nature Center will The cost to attend the tour and picnic is $15.00 for AIA and
be led by Alan E. Reed, AIA, President and Design Principal of Allied members and $20.00 for non members. Children of
GWWO, Inc./Architects. This beautiful structure, completed in members under 12 may attend for free. In order for us to provide
2009, houses exhibition areas, classrooms, conference and food and beverages, please RSVP to Allison Calder by Friday,
meeting facilities, and office and administrative facilities. July 16th by email to email@example.com or by phone at (302)
Sustainable design elements include rainwater recovery and 478-3777. Payment at time of RSVP is required. We accept
reuse, geothermal heating and cooling, and on-site wastewater Visa, MasterCard, check payable to AIA Delaware and cash.
treatment. Park Entrance Fee: Without a 2010 Annual Pass for the
A picnic for AIA Delaware members and their friends and Delaware State Parks, in-state vehicles will be charged
families will follow the tour. Killens Pond, located in the middle $3.00 at the entrance and out of state vehicl es $6.00.
of our state, provides a great meeting place to gather. Should you
and/or your family members decide to arrive early, there are
Date and Time:
swimming and boating opportunities in the pond, and some
wonderful nature walks. Check the website, www.destateparks. The tour will be held on Wednesday, July 21 from 5:30-6:30 PM.
Plan to arrive 15 minutes before the tour so we can start
com for additional information.
promptly. The picnic will start at approximately 6:30 PM.
Alan Reed’s work has been featured by Architectural Record, Meet us at 5:15pm at the Nature Center, located at 5025 Killens
Landscape Architecture, and Buildings Magazine, and has Pond Road, Felton, DE 19943. For family members attending the
received recognition at the national, regional and local levels. picnic only, we will meet at Campground Pavilion #3 at 6:30.
The Pavilion is reserved for our exclusive use. Hamburgers, hot
Other projects to his credit include: dogs, chips, soda, salads and desert will be provided.
• George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Additional park information:
Gardens, New Visitor Complex, Mount Vernon, VA Visit http://www.destateparks.com/park/killens-pond for
additional information on directions, parking, changing facilities,
• DuPont Environmental Education Center, swimming and boating activities, trails, and more.
• Harri et Tubman Underground Railroad State Park,
Hurlock, MD We hope to make this a fun event
and an opportunity for members
• Robinson Nature Center, Columbia, MD state-wide to meet one another.
10 / June
WOMEN BUILD COMMI TTEE RAISES $16,500 FOR HFH
By Carmel L. Anerino, LEED AP
On May 5th, the Women Build Committee rais ed over $16,500 HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
at its 4th annual fundraising event in support of Habitat for Through volunteer
Humanity of New Castle County! The event, aptly named “ Red labor and donations of
White & Brew: A Wine & Beer Tasting & Silent Auction” money and materials,
featured a selection of wines presented Branmar Wine & Spirits Habitat builds and
and locally brewed beers by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery for rehabilitates simple,
guests to taste while they considered their bids on the silent decent houses
auction items from area business. alongside our
WOMEN BUILD families. It may come
as a surprise to learn
In 2003 Habitat for Humanity of New Castle that Habitat houses
County welcomed its first Women Build, an
are not free. Silent Auction Items: Marin Kentfi eld FS Bi ke,
exciting, new program of Habitat for ballroom danc e pac kage, spa pac kage.
Humanity International. This affinity group In addition to a down
began when women in construction related payment and monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest
fi elds came together to support the program. hundreds of hours of their own labor (“ sweat equity”) into
Women Build creates a bond between building their Habitat
women volunteers and homeowners in a supportive environment house and the houses
to assist women in developing construction and home of others.
maintenance skills. 80% of all Habitat homeowners are women.
Habitat houses are
There have been five Women Build houses completed in New sold to partner
Castle County. This year our affiliate celebrated two Women families at no profit
Build weeks from May 4 to May 15. On May 5, an all-women and financed with
crew worked at Grace Point development on East Lake Street in affordable loans. The
Middletown and was joined by Delaware’s first lady, Carla homeowners’ monthly
Markell. mortgage payments
are used to build more Silent Auction Items: Sports memorabilia,
The women of Women Build act as ambassadors by spreading Habitat houses. Deerfield CC golf foursome, pac kage from
the word about Habitat’s mission as well as raise funds through
Long wood Gardens, Panera Bread-for-a-Year.
their signature event Red, White & Brew. To date Women Build
has raised almost $40,000. Of every dollar raised, $0.93 goes
directly to support Habitat’s home building efforts in New GET INVOLVED
Castle County. There are many ways for MEN and WOMEN to get involved
with Habitat for Humanity.
Volunteer labor is the backbone of Habitat’s
success. To volunteer on a construction site,
individuals aged 16 and over can visit http://
www.habitatncc. org/volunteer to select the date
they want to come out and help build.
For group build days, consider HFHNCC’s
Ground Floor sponsorship package and reserve a
weekday build day for up to 15 people. The
sponsorship includes a boxed lunch, signage
provided by sponsor on site, volunteer give-
aways, and a listing in their Community Builder
Women Build Committee and Volunteer s (seated) Cher yl Titcher, Victoria K. Petr one, Esq.,
Allison Calder, Sally R eis, Cassie DiSabatino, and Cher yl Payne; (standi ng) Nanc y Payne,
Carol Ohm, Chelsea Collins, Al exine Cloonan, Heidi Gurdo, and Carmel Anerino.
June 2010 / 11
A Chapter of The American Institute of Architects
220 W. 9th Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
P hone: (302) 654-9817
Fax: (302) 654-7687
ADDRESS SERVICE REQUESTED
12 / June