Indy AIA Event at Track Sells Out
INDIANAPOLIS, IN The American Institute of Architects, Indianapolis Chapter (AIA) held their May meeting at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and soon found that they had a hit on their hands as the event, presented by local general contractor Patterson-Horth, sold-out the 100 seats available quickly.
In addition to being able to enjoy the ambiance of the track, those attending were also able to earn valuable AIA/CES learning units.
One presentation offered the latest trends in pre-engineered metal buildings, energy codes, thermal comfort and energy efficiency. The other featured Jonathan Hess, AIA, of Browning Day Mullins Dierdorf who provided an update on "Project 100," the extensive construction and design changes that have been made to the Speedway to celebrate the 100th running of the race this year.
Brian Detty with Patterson-Horth said that the idea of presenting the program occurred to him and others at the company after they attended the first such event held last year. "I was impressed with the presentations, the turnout, and the overall appeal of the program," he said. "We saw an opportunity to expand and grow the program as a way of giving back to AIA.
In addition to learning from the presentations, the guests were able to tour the garage area for an upfront and personal look at Indy Car racing and to watch that day's practice session.
Detty said that the event exceeded their expectations. "We made the decision to increase the size of the venue from the previous year and with the size of the new space, we were hoping to double the attendance. We not only exceeded our goal, but also met the capacity for the Chalet, which we see as a great problem to have for next year."