THE AIA EASTERN OHIO WEBSITE IS NOW OPTIMIZED TO SUPPORT YOUR MOBILE WEB BROWSING NEEDS
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
Join other AIA Eastern Ohio members and supporters for the 2015 AIA Eastern Ohio Swing for Scholars Golf Outing, July 20 at the Squaw Creek Country Club. The deadline is approaching quickly, so don't miss out on this great event that provides an afternoon of networking and great golf. The proceeds from the outing will help support the AIA Eastern Ohio student scholarship program. Click the graphic below for more information. We hope to see everyone there.
To signup via AIA Eastern Ohio's online, please click HERE to go to our online registration and payment page.
As part of AIA Eastern Ohio's public awareness and advocacy efforts, the chapter will again be a participant in the Youngstown Streetscape project. Streetscape 2015 is a community program that each spring works to clean, beautify and improve the downtown area. The program is scheduled for Saturday May 30, 2015 with a rain day of Sunday May 31. The event begins with a sign-in at the tent on Central Square, followed by the Eastern Ohio effort at the stairwell connecting the Downtown with the University at Phelps and Commerce. Join other members of the chapter for a great morning of community service and help promote the AIA and AIA Eastern Ohio to others in the Youngstown community.
AIA Eastern Ohio is 85 and we are celebrating our birthday with a member and allied member/sponsor mix and mingle. The event will be held on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Pioneer Pavilion at Millcreek park with Food and Drinks to be provided by V2. With nearly 20 corporate sponsors this year, the Eastern Ohio Chapter continues to promote the value of architecture throughout the region. Please visit our Allied Members and Sponsors page for more information on those who help support our effort locally. Originally founded as an unincorporated association first chartered by the Institute on March 25, 1930, the chapter was formally incorporated as a non-profit membership corporation on April 26, 1955.
The Kent State University CAED Golf Outing was held on May 18, 2015 at the Westfield Country Club in Westfield Center, Ohio and once again was an outstanding success. The outing, Kent States largest, generates funds each year to help support the scholarship program at the CAED. While the final numbers are still being reviewed, it is anticipated that this years effort exceeded $30,000 in income for the program. Thank you to everyone who participated and we hope to see you on the course again next year.
The 2015 AIA Ohio Design Awards Call for Entries has been released and you are invited to participate in this time honored program of recognizing quality projects designed by Ohio Architects. This program will promote and focus on quality design, sustainability and the AIA's 10 principles of livable communities. The Design Awards program is a great way for firms and members to promote the architectural profession and value of architecture. The deadline for submissions is July 15th and we don't want you to miss this opportunity to be part of this years program. Member architects who are the Designer of Record of projects completed since January 1, 2009 are invited to participate. The projects will be recognized at the AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention in Columbus, Oh, October 11-13. To find out more about the program, visit the AIA Ohio website.
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
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:
Ohio Building Officials Post Job Openings Throughout the State 04.28.15
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.
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