#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

The Houses of Youngstown Coloring Book

HousesThe Houses of Youngstown Coloring Book, produced in cooperation with Youngstown City Schools and the Eastern Ohio Chapter of the AIA has just been released.  This booklet is produced as a cooperative effort to introduce students in the third through fifth grade to architecture and the environment.  The Houses Coloring Book is the second produced with the school system and concentrates on the various styles of houses that may be discovered within the city.  

The booklet has been prepared with the assistance of a variety of groups.  Funding has been provided in part by AIA Eastern Ohio as well as the AIA Ohio Opportunity Grant.  

Lamberson Receives AIA EOC Gold Medal

Rodney Lamberson AIA, ACHA of Strollo Architects was awarded the AIA Eastern Ohio Gold Medal for his service to the profession.  As a long time member of both the Eastern Ohio Chapter and Strollo Architects, Rodney has distinguished himself and has enhanced the standing of the profession through the design of an expansive portfolio of award winning projects.  As one of the founding members of the American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA), Rodney has focused much of his efforts on the healthcare environment, including the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center, St. Elizabeth Boardman and the Hospice of the Valley.  His work and efforts have also affected members of the profession and community through time dedicated to mentorship and community service.

The Eastern Ohio Chapter of the AIA would like to congratulate Rodney on the well deserved recognition and we thank him for his efforts in raising the quality of the built environment.

EOC Firm Acknowledged for IDP Effort

AIA EOC firm Phillips|Sekanick Architects, inc |psainc| has been recognized by the Internship Advisory Council, a joint effort of the AIA and NCARB, for their work in establishing the AIA Eastern Ohio Associate Advancement Program.  The firm was named as a top 20 firm for the 2014-2017 IDP Firm Award, which recognizes practices that integrate internship, examination and career development into the office culture.  The twenty firms that received recognition demonstrated excellence in mentoring, supervising, training opportunities, commitment to IDP and ARE support. More information is available at the NCARB Blog 

Read more on the |psainc| AIA EOc Associates Advancement Program by visiting our AAP Page on the website.






Happy Thanksgiving to EOC Friends and Family

The Eastern Ohio Chapter would like to wish our friends, families, and sponsors and very Happy Thanksgiving.  As we enter the holiday season, we want to acknowledge those who work with us day to day in our efforts to improve the built environment and focus on livable communities.  It is through collaborative efforts that we are able to enhance the built environment.

AIA Ohio 2014 Convention

The 2014 AIA Ohio convention is now a part of recent history and the AIA Eastern Ohio Chapter is happy to have been a involved in its development.  As Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana look forward to our regional convention this coming October in Columbus, on October 11,12 and 13th, you can revisit some of this years convention by going to the AIA Ohio Convention site at AIA Ohio Convention or the AIA Ohio Photographic Summary.  We Thank everyone involved in this years convention and look forward to seeing you in Columbus

The AIA Eastern Ohio Chapter, in collaboration with AIA Akron, will be hosting the 2014 AIA Ohio Convention this fall at Kent State University.  The convention is intended to connect the members of the profession with students of architecture as the AIA repositions itself as a more progressive organization.  Focusing on the the connection of academia to practice, the conference will provide education tracks that focus on business issues and success in the profession.  
Join AIA Ohio, Eastern Ohio and Akron for this years AIA Ohio Convention, September 18, 19 and 20, 2014 at the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center, Kent, Ohio.

Sponsors and Allied Partners

The Eastern Ohio Chapter would like to acknowledge our 2015 Chapter sponsors and Affiliates for the help they provide the chapter throughout the year.  From participation and support for many of our events and programs to their work on advocacy issues, these sponsors work with many of our chapter members throughout the year in helping us provide a more livable community.  We want to thank each of them for their support of AIA Eastern Ohio and the community.  You can find links to their information by visiting our Allied Members and Partners link under the Firms and Partners tab in the top menu of the site.  Again, thank you for your support of AIA Eastern Ohio.

The Chapter will be featuring one of sponsors each month and to help acknowledge their support of the architectural community.  If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact AIA Eastern Ohio for more information

Swing for Scholars - AIA EOC Golf Outing

Join us on Monday, June 23, 2014 for the Eastern Ohio Chapter’s Swing for Scholars Golf Outing at the Tippecanoe County Club, Canfield, Ohio.  The event will feature a four person golf scramble, hole in one prizes, numerous skill prizes, lunch and an award event featuring refreshments and hors d’oeuvres after golf.  Shot gun start is at 12:30 PM.  Your support of this event will be used to provide scholarships to deserving university students from our area pursuing a career in architecture.   Space is limited so your timely response is appreciated.   For reservations, sponsorship opportunities, and all other information contact Michael Fagan, AIA, 330.744.8981 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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