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ContributeAIA 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.

Are you attending the 2014 AIA Ohio Convention?

The AIA Ohio Convention is just around the corner and as always there are great opportunities for members and allied professionals to earn continuing education credits, network, meet old friends and engage a wide range of presenters from across the country.  Scheduled for September 18 through the 20th, the conference will take place at the Kent State Hotel and Convention Center in Kent, Ohio.  

As an AIA Ohio first,  this program will be held in coordination with the Kent State University College of Architecture to better connect the academy with practice.  Co-hosted by AIA Eastern Ohio and AIA Akron, the theme of this year's convention is "A Future Practice".  With many changes taking place in the profession, architects can and have altered their practices from the long established traditional studio practice.  Coupled with new opportunities and challenges for emerging professionals through changes in the ARE and IDP programs, the programs offered are intended to focus on what students, graduates and  practicioners will experience as the industry continues to adapt to changes in the design profession.

With Keynote speakers from acoss the country, this year's programs have been designed to meet the needs of the wide range of interests of our members.  Over the next several weeks we will be highlighting some of the programs and speakers involved in this year's conference.  With more than 15 CEU units available during the conference, many members can complete a majority of their annual requirements by just attending this year's conference.

We look forward to seeing you in Kent and providing you with a few sneak peeks over the next few weeks of this year's speakers, programs  and maybe a few surprise events.

House Committee to Hear LEED Resolution (SCR25)

The House Manufacturing and Workforce Development Committee has scheduled a Sponsor's Hearing on SCR25 which would prevent Ohio from moving from LEED v3 to v4 until the USGBC revises its development process or the state holds public hearings on the move.  The hearing will take place March 25 at 1:30pm in House Hearing Room 114.

You can express your views on this Resolution by contacting the members of this committee.

Call for 2014 Convention Presentations

AIA Ohio, in collaboration with host chapters AIA Eastern Ohio and AIA Akron will be hosting the 2014 AIA Ohio convention at Kent State University on September 18 - 20, 2014. Working together with members of the profession from throughout Ohio, this year's convention will be the first time that AIA Ohio has worked to bring its annual convention to the site of one of the state's architectural programs.   

This year's theme, "A Future Practice" focuses on careers, business and practice opportunities for those who are just entering the architectural profession as well as long time practitioners looking for ways to change their existing practices.  Hosted out of the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center, the convention will focus on the connection of practice to the academy as the profession is redesigned.  AIA Ohio members have a unique opportunity to participate in the convention by presenting a breakout session based on their area of expertise.  Click here for the Call for presentations site and submit your idea(s) by March 28 in order to be considered.  Presenting at the AIA Ohio convention adds to your resume, gives back to your profession, and helps to grow the next generation.  Join us!

AIA-Ohio supports Ohio Construction Conference

AIA-Ohio is pleased to support the 2014 Ohio Construction Conference set for Thursday, March 13 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Ohio Union on the campus of The Ohio State University.

With 300 industry leaders expected to attend, the Conference is the largest professional education event in the Midwest. Gathering owners, facility managers, design professionals, contractors and suppliers, the OCC encourages the exchange of information about regional and national initiatives, as well as best business practices.

The one day conference features a variety of general and breakout sessions, including, “An Owner’s Take on Technology: Small Group Discussions Led by Local Owners and Design Professionals.” To wrap up a day of dialogue, Conference participants will sit with owners and design professionals at small roundtables to discuss challenges facing the industry.

Cost to attend the Conference is $255 for the entire day’s programming, meals and refreshments. If you can’t commit to the entire day, consider a half-day registration for $160 per person. Firms may also take advantage of a bulk discount for multiple registrations and get 3 full-day registrations for $550! All registrations are non-refundable but may be transferred to another employee at the firm.

For more information or to register, visit or contact Deb Murphy at the Exchange, 614-486-9521, ext. 215 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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