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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 2016 AIA Ohio Convention, Thursday-Saturday, October 6-8, 2016 Akron, OH




 

Architects Foundation releases 2015 Annual Report

The Architects Foundation, formerly known as the AIA Foundation, has issued their 2015 Annual Report that details the significant progress over the past 12 months.  Through efforts of the Architects Foundation Board and former AIA and Foundation President George Miller FAIA, the Foundation has taken on new roles and along with a better defined focus.  With a new Foundation president Jeffery Potter, FAIA, who served as the AIA national president in 2012, the Foundation continues to implement its new strategic plan and work with the AIA in growing the Foundation resources and reach.  

As part of the Foundations effort to focus its diverse and wide reaching goals, the Foundation has developed four targeted pillars.  These include:  Design and Health, Education, Preservation and Resilience.  

To learn more about the Architects Foundation and its four targeted pillars, click on the "Design for Impact" cover to download a PDF copy of the Annual Report.

Jeanne Gang to Lecture at Kent State CAED

The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series and the Kent State University College or Architecture and Environmental Design present the Jeanne Gang, Architect and MacArthur Fellow.  The lecture will occur on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Cartwright Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The program is open to the public and a dessert reception will follow the event.

Jeanne Gang is an  architect and MacArthur Fellow. She leads Studio Gang Architects, an architecture and design firm based in Chicago and New York.  Some of her projects include City Hyde Park, Chicago, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Kalamazoo, Aqua Tower, Chicago and the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park, Chicago.  Links to these projects are listed below.  

2016 Advocacy Program Scheduled

As we scramble to finish the programs and efforts of 2015, AIA Eastern Ohio is already looking forward to the 2016 programs.  Scheduled for Febrauary 10, 2015, AIA Eastern Ohio, in cooperation with The Builders Association, will provide a program on project delivery methods.  The program is scheduled to take place at the Stambaugh Auditorium and will focus on the variety of delivery methods available under construction reform and the impact and concerns with each.  The program is under development and more information will be made available as keynote presenters are finalized.

Project Delivery methods within Ohio changed with revisions to state law as more a wider range of options were made available to government entities through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission.  Construction Reform resulted in three specific delivery methods.  These include: General Contracting, Construction Manager at Risk and Design Build.  

Watch for more information and opportunities to register for the program in early 2016.

Save the Date, February 10, 2016.

AIA Ohio Foundation Launches new Newsletter

The AIA Ohio Foundation launched its first printed newsletter earlier this fall which focused on the mission of the Foundation to provide scholarships to the four, and soon to be five, accredited architectural programs in Ohio.  First incorporated in February, 1968, the Foundation has concentrated on scholarships as part of its effort to support the profession, although the overall mission of the Foundation is much broader that simply scholarship support.  Governed by a Board of Trustees, the eleven members of the Board work year round to advance the mission and build the endowment that will allow the Foundation to not only continue its work, but expand its efforts.  Click on the newsletter to download a PDF of the inaugural issue of the Foundation newsletter.

The 2016 AIA Ohio Convention

It's that time of year again...no, not the holiday season - the convention planning season!  Planning for the AIA Ohio 2016 Convention has begun and AIA Eastern Ohio once again be working with AIA Akron as co-host of the event.  The conference will be held at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron, October 6-8, 2015.  The committee has started our work and will ramp up our effort in the next several months in an effort to deliver another outstanding program for our members.  If you are interested in being part of the convention planning committee, please contact Bruce Sekanick AIA, OAA.  Even if you can't help in the planning, we ask that you add the 6th thru the 8th of October to your calendar and join us for this great educational and networking opportunity.

As part of our effort, we ask that members help us secure sponsorship for the event.  While we are currently developing our sponsorship brochure, we ask that you consider contacting suppliers and vendors and visit your office and ask them to be part of this state wide event.  We look forward to seeing you in Akron!  

With the start of the new year right around the bend, the convention committee has continued to work to advance the planning of the conference.  join us in our efforts.  As one of the Host Chapters, all members are encouraged to participate in the planning committee.


The 2016 AIA Ohio Convention.  design. remake. & renew.
John S. Knight Convention Center
Akron, Ohio

2016 NCARB experience area realignment

 
As everyone knows, the NCARB IDP  program has focused on experiences in number of very defined practice areas.  With the change planned to take place June 29th of next year, there is time for those currently working toward licensure to plan your transition to the new format.  By taking a little time now, you can minimize the hours or sections affected by this participant focused realignment.  To find out more on the changes coming this June, read "What You Need to Know about the Overhauled IDP" at NCARB.org

There are a lot of changes taking place with the IDP and ARE.  To help plan your transition, visit ncarb.org and plan your personal transition to ARE 5.0.  Here are a few links to help you plan your journey:

5 Tips to Help You Plan for ARE 5.0

The ARE Transition Calculator is in the process of going live.  With more than 38,000 individuals actively involved in the IDP program, this calculator will assist record holders in planning their next steps.  While there are changes in the experience areas, record holders should be aware that the hours earned will have a one to one relationship in the new format.  Record holders with exemptions who will not complete their hours prior to June 29th are urged to review their record with Customer Service.
How to Use the New ARE Transition Calculator

AIA EOc 2015 Annual Meeting

The AIA Eastern Ohio Chapter held our annual member meeting on Friday, November 6, 2015 at the Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown.  The annual meeting focused on member networking and featured not only the chapter business meeting and elections, but also an evening of entertainment with both a vocalist and magician.  The Chapter is currently celebrating its 85th anniversary since its initial founding in 1930.  

The slate of officers for 2016 include the following:  -President, Denise Holt, AIA, -President-elect, Chad Ramkey, Assoc. AIA, -Treasurer, Joe Steines, AIA, -Secretary, Jay Crafton, AIA.  Others elected to the Board of Directors include -Associate Director Stephanie Gula, Assoc. AIA, -Ohio Representative John Orsini, AIA, -Ohio Alt Director, Bruce Sekanick, AIA, Directors Doug Abbatiello, Summer Barker, John DeFrance and Anita Gallo.  Keven Willis AIA will serve in the Past President capacity and Marlene Mort Assoc. AIA will continue to serve as Executive Director.

The Chapter recognized Kevin Willis, AIA for his service to Eastern Ohio in 2015 with the AIA Ohio Foundation Charles Marr Award.  The award, which includes a donation of $1000 from the chapter to the Foundation for student scholarships, recognizes Kevin's time and efforts in advancing the chapter mission.  We thank Kevin for his outstanding work.

 

AIA OVR Registration Now Open - And Closed

The  AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention in Columbus, Ohio was held on October 11th through the 13th.   The convention is the Ohio Valley's premier event for continuing education, networking and leadership programming, and brings together members from across AIA Ohio, AIA Indiana and AIA Kentucky to a single event focused on providing quality programming in a great environment.

The convention included keynote presentations by Marshall Brown, Bryan MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC, Hon. FAIA, and Monica Ponce De Leon, AIA.  The committee  developed great programming and networking opportunities and we believe it was a great success.  The event drew more than 500 attendees from the three states and beyond and we have added below a sampling of photos taken during the many convention events.

 

 

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