AIA Responds to Federal Shut-Down

The American Institute of Architects President Mickey Jacob FAIA, released a statement on behalf of the membership of the AIA encouraging Congress to put aside differences and work together to avoid hurting the fragile economy.  In his statement, Jacob urged members to remain politically engaged.  Citing the potential affects of the shut-down, the AIA released the Federal Government Shutdown: What You Need to Know statement on the AIA Federal Advocacy website to help address members concerns.  

Additional information can be found on the AIA Ohio Website or on the Federal Advocacy site of aia.org

AIA National Resolves to Restructure Governance

During a meeting of the AIA National Board of Directors held this week in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, the Board of the AIA voted for significant changes to the board size and board structure.  The board meeting, which took place September 19th - 21st, focused on issues of board governance, member services, and the ability of the AIA to becoming a more nimble and flexible organization with a governance structure that reflects those needs.

Read more: AIA National Resolves to Restructure Governance

AIA EOC Promotes Architecture in Schools

AIA Eastern Ohio continues to work with Youngstown State University, The Mahoning Valley Historical Society, Youngstown City Schools, Faniro Architects and others in the development and funding of programs that assist in the education of children within the Youngstown City Schools.  This year, a coloring book was developed as part of the program to provide a basic understanding of architectural elements along with an understanding of the buildings within our community.  The book is being provided to elementary school students within Youngstown City Schools

Click on the graphic above or HERE to view the entire coloring book.

AIA Ohio Valley Regional Convention

Registration is now Open!

The Ohio Valley Region Convention will be held in Louisville, KY September 19-21, 2013 and will provide members with an excellent opportunity to meet-up with old friends, network, and obtain education credits on a wide variety of subjects.  The convention committee has developed an outstanding program for this year and we encourage all members to attend and take advantage of this great opportunity.  For more information, visit the convention page on the AIA Ohio website.  Visit Experience Louisville to learn more about the convention and Louisville.

To register for the convention, click here.

To make hotel reservations, please contact the Marriott Hotel, Louisville, 280 West Jefferson St., Louisville, KY.

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Toguchi Lecture Series


On Tuesday September 3, 2013, the Kent State University College of Architecture, along with support from AIA Akron, Akron-Canton CSI and AIA Eastern Ohio, will once again offer the Toguchi Lecture Series. The program will take place at Cartwright Hall Auditorium after a joint social and diner meeting at the Ballroom Balcony on the third floor of the University Student Center.  

This years speaker is James P. Cramer, founder and chairman of the Greenway Group, which is one of the countrys leading strategic consulting and business foresight firms for the design and construction industry.  He is also the founding editor and publisher of Design Intelligence and the Almanac of Architecture and Design.   Members are encouraged to attend. Please sign up by contacting Carolyne Tinsley at AIA Akron.  The registration information and details for the can be found on the Registration Form 

AIA Foresight Report

Have you downloaded your copy of the Foresight Report? The report was created by the AIA for members by the Greenway Group, the same people behind Design Intelligence, to provide members with the latest information on business and practice trends and opportunities.

This document is a member service and is free for members to download.  Non-members can get this report, but not without first paying a fee that reflects the benefits of AIA membership. 

Read more: AIA Foresight Report

A.R.E Testing Scholarship Fund

Earlier this year, the AIA Ohio Board of Directors adopted a program that is geared toward helping ARE Candidates meet one of the challenges in taking the registration exam.  Through a program that is titled AIA Ohio CARES (Catalyst for Architectural Registration Exam Scholarship), AIA Ohio is making available grants to help economically challenged eligible graduates complete their ARE testing.  This program is open to all Ohio residents who are eligible to take the ARE and the funds may be used for either the cost of testing or for other associated costs, including study material.  

Read more: A.R.E Testing Scholarship Fund

AIA Associates Advancement Program

Are you an associate member or registration candidate?  Do you know that AIA Eastern Ohio, with support of Phillips|Sekanick Architects, inc, has created an Associates Advancement Program that works to bring together ARE candidates, provide study materials, and coordinate and offer other support necessary to help graduates advance to registration.  If you are interested in participating, Click Here for more information.

Ohio Elects New Associate Director

The AIA Ohio Board of Directors elected Rich White, Assoc. AIA, from AIA Dayton as the new Associate Director to the AIA Ohio Board.  Rick will serve as the representative for Associate Members to the Board of Directors and will work closely with Sarah Markley, Assoc AIA, through the remaining part of 2013 until his two yer term begins in January.  Congratulations to Rick on his election.

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