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AIA Eastern Ohio is a chapter of the American Institute of Architects and, along with six (6) other chapters, form the Ohio Society of the American Institute of Architects.   As an organization, AIA Eastern Ohio strives to unite members of the architectural profession, improve, for society, the quality of the built environment, foster design excellence and promote the value of architecture as an ever increasing service to society.  The Eastern Ohio Chapter includes approximately 65 design professionals from the Northeast Ohio area.

AIA member Architects seek, through continuing education, to apply current standards and technology to projects while at the same time, adhering to a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that demonstrates their dedication to meeting high standards in professional practice.  With a broad knowledge and understanding of construction, AIA Architects can help direct and guide the entire design process.

Few understand the complicated process of design, and the Architect is the one professional with the education, training and experience to help navigate the building design and construction process. 

 



Save the Date - The 2015 AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention, Sunday-Tuesday, October 11-13, 2015 Columbus, OH

Find out more by visiting the AIA Convention page at the AIA Ohio Website


Kent State University CAED Golf Outing Deadline 
 The Kent State University College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) will be holding their 27th Annual Golf Outing, May 18, 2015 at the Westfield County Club in Westfield Center, Ohio. The CAED Classic is the largest golf outing at the university.  In recent years, the outing has generated nearly $30,000 annually in support of student scholarships.  The CAED Classic Outing plays both the North and South course of the Westfield Country Club.  This is a fun way to enjoy a day out of the office with friends, colleagues and fellow alumni in support of one of Ohio's well-known and respected architecture programs. Contact Bruce Sekanick for more information.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

March AIA Work-on-the-Boards Survey

The results of the March 2015 Work-on-the-Boards Survey was released on April 23 and include generally positive news on the current trends in firm billings.  The overall Architectural Billing Index saw a jump of 1.3 over Feruary with a score of 51.7.  The Midwest, South and West reported gains while the Northeast reported declines.  Commercial firms reported an ABI score of 53 which reflects the strongest score in the past 18 months.  Residential design saw a small decrease in activity.

A full copy of the AIA Work-on-the-Boards Survey can be found on the AIA website

Links from National and Collaterals

Architecture and the AIA remain in the news on a variety of platforms and we hope to bring a summary of events and articles here to the AIA EOc website.  Below are links that were recently posted on other component websites from across the state or region.

AIA Recognizes Top Ten Housing Awards 04.16.15
National PR and Awareness Campaign Update and Schedule 02.23.15
Strategic Council Advances Issues at New Orleans Meeting 02.23.15
Clinton to Speak at AIA National Convention 01.09.15
National Governance Changes Occur 12.17.14
NCARB Registration Board Survey Information 11.26.14

Links Across Ohio and the Ohio Valley

There is always a lot going on at this time of year as most components continue their efforts to plan for the coming year.  With all of the activity, you may have missed some industry news and events.  Please take the time to check out these articles recently posted at AIAOhio:

AIA Ohio Schools Competition winners PDF Download 04.16.15
AIA Ohio Valley Convention Committee Call for Presentations 
Deadline has Passed  02.23.15
AIA Ohio Firm Profile Submissions Deadline has Passed 02.23.15
Is Advocacy Part of your New Year's resolutions? 01.09.15
AIA Ohio's Efforts for new Good Samaritan Bill 11.20.14
AIA OVR Convention Keynote Survey  11.18.14

Visit the AIA Ohio Facebook page for more information and event from around Ohio.

AIA Ohio PAC Goals Established for EOc

The AIA Ohio PAC has established the 2015 goals for members of Ohio's seven chapters.  These goals have been developed to challenge from across the state to become part of the AIA Ohio advocacy effort and to raise money to support our efforts at the Statehouse.  The PAC is one of the tools AIA Ohio uses to work with supporters of the AIA who share similar concerns on the issues affecting the built environment.  The Eastern Ohio share for this year is $1,680 from at least 20 Contributors from within the Chapter.  As we all know, the amount contributed is important and that is the obvious reason goals are set each year by the committee.  It is equally important however, for us to involve as many members in the advocacy effort as possible, and that is why the committee has established a contributor goal.  We hope you will help AIA Ohio PAC meet their goal of raising at least $14,120 this year from 280 Contributors.  To check out the progress of those efforts to date, visit the AIA Ohio PAC Contribution page of the AIA Ohio website.

AIA State and National PAC

The Eastern Ohio Chapter, as Ohio's smallest AIA Component, has traditionally raised some of the highest contributions for both the AIA Ohio PAC and ArchiPAC, the AIA's federal PAC.  We ask that each member help us continue this tradition by making a contribution to each PAC over the next several months.  The PAC is one way that each and every member of the AIA can be actively involved in the advocacy effort.  Please visit the AIA Ohio PAC webpage to make a contribution.  You can also make contributions on line to the national PAC by visiting our website at www.archipac.org.

The Ohio Valley Region is one of the top regions in developing fund raising efforts for the PAC.  We ask that all members contribute to the PAC is some meaningful way.  For more information, visit the link the AIA Ohio website.

AIA EOc Installs New Board

The Eastern Ohio Chapter of the AIA installed its new Board of Directors with the start of the New Year.  Kevin Willis, AIA of Strollo Architects is the 2015 president.  He will be working with the executive committee of Denise Holt AIA, president-elect, from the workshop arch+design, llc, Chad Ramkey, Assoc. AIA, Secretary, fi Phillips|Sekanick Architects, inc, and Joe Steines, AIA Treasurer, from GPD Architects.  John Orsini, of BSHM, is serving as the chapter past president.  For a complete list of the directors, please see the Board of Directors roster under the Governance tab.

The board will meet monthly on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Chapter Offices at 25 East Boardman Street, Suite , Youngstown, Ohio 44503.  For more information on additional events or program, you can refer to the calendar on this page or call or email the chapter offices through the Contact Tab above.  All members are welcome to all board members and event information, including monthly continuing education programming will be emailed to each member assigned to the chapter.  

All members are encouraged to participate as fully as your time will allow.  This not only brings new voices into the chapter, but also allows members fully realize the benefits of being a member of the American Institute of Architects.

#ilookup What does it mean to be an architect?

On 12.12, The American Institute of Architects released the newest part of our national marketing and public relations effort.  The #ilookup video has circulated widely on social media and the web and can be found on a related website at www.ilookup.org.  The video is part of a larger effort to allow architects to begin the conversation on the many ways that architecture affects people in their daily lives.  This effort is also intended to explore what architects do in the design of place and space.  The #ilookup effort will continue into 2015 with an updated version of the video being released to air on cable news programs and well as during PGA events. Additional information on the program can be found on the AIA Ohio website.

AIA National Strategic Council members #ilookup at the Lincoln Memorial 12.12.14

Members of the AIA National Strategic Council #ilookup at the Lincoln Memorial on 12.12.2014

AIA Eastern Ohio Design Award Recipients

  

The Eastern Ohio Chapter of the AIA held our Annual Meeting and Design awards program on November 15, 2014 at The Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.  The meeting was highlighted by the presentation of the 2014 AIA EOC Design Awards.  A total of twelve projects were reviewed by the jury of de leon & primer architecture workshop of Louisville, KY.
Two projects were selected for recognition and are recognized below.  

Read more: AIA Eastern Ohio Design Award Recipients

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Six months from now and you would have missed the AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention. Save the date. October 11th-13th, 2015

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This is a secret, but if you haven't submitted your program for the AIA OVR Convention, you can still submit before Monday.

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