Looking for something fun to do mid-October. Join AIA Ohio At the Ohio AIA Convention at Kent State University.
AIA Ohio, established in 1933, works to organize and unite in fellowship the membership of the architectural profession; to promote the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession; to advance the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice; to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture to ensure the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment; and to make the profession of ever-increasing service to society.
John P. Rademacher AIA of AIA Cincinnati was appointed earlier this week by Governor John Kasich to a term on the Ohio Architects Board. A long time advocacte for the design profession, John has worked in the design, construction and development industry for more than 30 years. He is past president of AIA Cincinnati and is a Principal at SFA Architects in Cincinnati where he has worked for the past thirteen years. He has also served as a member of the Cincinnati Climate Protection Steering Committee and has recently been appointed to the Miami Township (Clermont County) Zonning Commission.
John is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Design, Architecture and Planning (DAAP) and holds and NCARB certificate as well as registration in seven states. His term began October 3, 2013.
Today Governor John Kasich announced that David S. Collins, FAIA, of Cincinnati has been appointed to the Board of Building Standards for a term beginning October 8, 2013, and ending October 13, 2015. Collins is a Past President of AIA Cincinnati as well as AIA Ohio. He also served a two-year term as Secretary of the AIA, when he served as the Codes Task Force Chairman.
As we approach the end of 2013, the AIA Board Advocacy Committee of the AIA Board of Directors is working to develop an agenda for the coming year that is based not on the concerns of what happens in Washington, but rather our members. In an effort to better understand needs, we ask that each member participate in our 2014 Call for Issues Survey. The survey should only take about five minutes and will be extremely helpful to both the board and staff.
This survey seeks your views on a wide range of topics, and the responses will be used by the Board Advocacy Committee to establish priorities for the coming year as we continue to be more proactive in our efforts. This is a great opportunity to contribute your thoughts to AIA's advocacy effort.
Also included in the effort is a review of the Board Advocacy Committee's review of three of the Institutes Policy and Position Statements. We need your input to better understand member views on our public policy. If you wish to review the current statements, they are available on the Advocacy Website.
This is an opportunity to help direct the work of the national advocacy team and your input is needed. We thank you for your time and energy in advancing the needs and issues of the profession.
AIA National Board Advocacy Committee
Bruce Sekanick AIA, AIA Ohio Valley Region Director
Click on the above photo to view a video from AIA President Mickey Jacob FAIA and the AIA National Board of Directors
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. The new structure is a bicameral system that includes both a Board of Directors and Governing Council.
Proposed to include 11-15 members, the new board will work closely with AIA management to provide operational and fiscal guidance to the organization. The second body is a Council that will provide strategic vision and directives to the Board. The Board anticipates a vote on the final format in December.
In a related move, the Board of Directors agreed with the recommendations of the Member Service Resource Task Force and passed a resolution to make changes in the overall organizational focus of national and the components. Changes will focus on members services, minimum standards of service for components, and fiscal and and organizational changes to some parts of the component structure. More information will provide to component leadership as the staff, board and leadership develop the specific changes required by the resolutions.
AIA Oho Valley Regional Directors Martha Tarrant AIA (AIA Kentucky) and Bruce Sekanick AIA OAA (AIA Eastern Ohio)represented AIA Ohio at the meeting along with Associate Director Wayne Mortenson Assoc. AIA and Institute Vice President Deb Kunce FAIA.
Click on the document to the right to view a PDF of the resolutions approved by the Board.