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.



2015 AIA EOc Annual Golf Outing

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.

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AIA Eastern Ohio Participates in Streetscape

  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 Celebrates 85th Anniversary with Mix and Mingle

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.  

Serving the  area of Trumbull, Columbiana and Mahoning counties, AIA Eastern Ohio is an active chapter working to promote the architectural profession and enhance its standing throughout the region.  Join us on May 27 to help celebrate our anniversary and our continued presence in the valley.  Contact Marlene Mort at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information and to RSVP.  

Kent State CAED Golf Outing a success

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.

2015 AIA Ohio Design Awards Call for Entries

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.

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:

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

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