The Thomas Schroth Visiting Artist Series and the Kent State University College or Architecture and Environmental Design present the Jeanne Gang, Architect and MacArthur Fellow. The lecture will occur on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 7:30 pm at Cartwright Hall. Doors open at 6:30 pm. The program is open to the public and a dessert reception will follow the event.
Jeanne Gang is an architect and MacArthur Fellow. She leads Studio Gang Architects, an architecture and design firm based in Chicago and New York. Some of her projects include City Hyde Park, Chicago, Arcus Center for Social Justice Leadership, Kalamazoo, Aqua Tower, Chicago and the WMS Boathouse at Clark Park, Chicago. Links to these projects are listed below.
As we scramble to finish the programs and efforts of 2015, AIA Eastern Ohio is already looking forward to the 2016 programs. Scheduled for Febrauary 10, 2015, AIA Eastern Ohio, in cooperation with The Builders Association, will provide a program on project delivery methods. The program is scheduled to take place at the Stambaugh Auditorium and will focus on the variety of delivery methods available under construction reform and the impact and concerns with each. The program is under development and more information will be made available as keynote presenters are finalized.
Project Delivery methods within Ohio changed with revisions to state law as more a wider range of options were made available to government entities through the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. Construction Reform resulted in three specific delivery methods. These include: General Contracting, Construction Manager at Risk and Design Build.
Watch for more information and opportunities to register for the program in early 2016.
Save the Date, February 10, 2016.
The AIA Ohio Foundation launched its first printed newsletter earlier this fall which focused on the mission of the Foundation to provide scholarships to the four, and soon to be five, accredited architectural programs in Ohio. First incorporated in February, 1968, the Foundation has concentrated on scholarships as part of its effort to support the profession, although the overall mission of the Foundation is much broader that simply scholarship support. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the eleven members of the Board work year round to advance the mission and build the endowment that will allow the Foundation to not only continue its work, but expand its efforts. Click on the newsletter to download a PDF of the inaugural issue of the Foundation newsletter.
It's that time of year again...no, not the holiday season - the convention planning season! Planning for the AIA Ohio 2016 Convention has begun and AIA Eastern Ohio once again be working with AIA Akron as co-host of the event. The conference will be held at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron, October 6-8, 2015. The committee has started our work and will ramp up our effort in the next several months in an effort to deliver another outstanding program for our members. If you are interested in being part of the convention planning committee, please contact Bruce Sekanick AIA, OAA. Even if you can't help in the planning, we ask that you add the 6th thru the 8th of October to your calendar and join us for this great educational and networking opportunity.
As part of our effort, we ask that members help us secure sponsorship for the event. While we are currently developing our sponsorship brochure, we ask that you consider contacting suppliers and vendors and visit your office and ask them to be part of this state wide event. We look forward to seeing you in Akron!
With the start of the new year right around the bend, the convention committee has continued to work to advance the planning of the conference. join us in our efforts. As one of the Host Chapters, all members are encouraged to participate in the planning committee.
The 2016 AIA Ohio Convention. design. remake. & renew.
John S. Knight Convention Center
As everyone knows, the NCARB IDP program has focused on experiences in number of very defined practice areas. With the change planned to take place June 29th of next year, there is time for those currently working toward licensure to plan your transition to the new format. By taking a little time now, you can minimize the hours or sections affected by this participant focused realignment. To find out more on the changes coming this June, read "What You Need to Know about the Overhauled IDP" at NCARB.org
There are a lot of changes taking place with the IDP and ARE. To help plan your transition, visit ncarb.org and plan your personal transition to ARE 5.0. Here are a few links to help you plan your journey:
5 Tips to Help You Plan for ARE 5.0
The ARE Transition Calculator is in the process of going live. With more than 38,000 individuals actively involved in the IDP program, this calculator will assist record holders in planning their next steps. While there are changes in the experience areas, record holders should be aware that the hours earned will have a one to one relationship in the new format. Record holders with exemptions who will not complete their hours prior to June 29th are urged to review their record with Customer Service.
How to Use the New ARE Transition Calculator
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.
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.
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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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 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