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
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.
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.
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.
AIA emerging professionals present at the 2017 Grassroots Conference. https://t.co/HzLDp0D5W4
2017 At-large Director and Treasurer candidate conversation at AIA Grassroots. https://t.co/mt0eYjkYvi
AIA members are challenged to connect the dots on Urban Form as part of the New Urban Agenda discussion. https://t.co/DM2aJ1WaC7
AIA Grassroots kickoff with President Tom Vonier FAIA with nearly 500 leaders from across the country and the world https://t.co/DYDc2lnPPW
Regional presentations from the OVR. https://t.co/TRRtNXMN3y