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.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Join us in Columbus at the Sheraton at Capital Square for an interactive forum on the AIA’s Repositioning. AIA Vice President Debra Kunce, FAIA, will lead members in an open conversation about the ten areas identified by AIA’s consultants as needing organizational reassessment and AIA priorities at all levels.
The day will begin with an AIA Ohio Board meeting at 8:30 a.m. (any member is welcome to attend). Then the Repositioning Conversation will take place at 10 a.m. until noon. Following this, members will head across the street to the Ohio Statehouse for lunch with Legislators. Afternoon visits between members and their legislators will be encouraged and AIA Ohio will help facilitate these visits.
The event will be free to attend, but you do need to pre-register – and you’ll learn about and be able to participate in the AIA’s Repositioning efforts while advocating for the profession. Plan today to join us in Columbus on June 12 for the AIA Ohio Legislative Day!
This spring, AIA Ohio sponsored the first Schools of Architecture Competition Charrette. The goals included:
· increasing interaction between the 4 schools of architecture and the profession by engaging students, professors and professionals in the charrette and jury process and
· increasing interaction between the students of local school programs by promoting team submissions that foster collaboration.
The competition was for an “Architectural Congress of Ohio Pavilion” in Cincinnati for inter-institutional collaboration between the State’s schools of architecture, its professional design organizations, and the spaces they collectively influence. The site was in close proximity to the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning with a 15,000 sf program with work space, resource space and exhibition space.
You are invited to enter the 2013 AIA Ohio Design Awards Program.
This program honors Ohio architects and their clients, who have distinguished themselves by their accomplishments.
The design awards program will promote and focus attention on quality design, high performance design, and AIA’s 10 principles of livable communities. The jury will evaluate all projects based on the aesthetic, functional, contextual and social characteristics of the design. The jury will also evaluate submissions in categories 1-4 based on their successful response to one or more of AIA’s 10 principles of livable communities.
Click here for more information.
Seen here left to right, Dave Robar, AIA; Jonathan Barnes, AIA; Elizabeth Corbin Murphy, FAIA; Bruce Sekanick, AIA; Senator Rob Portman; Mike Schuster, FAIA; Patrick Hillier, AIA
AIA Ohio officers and component presidents-elect met with the offices of Ohio's two Senators in Washington on Thursday, March 21, to convey AIA's legislative agenda. Senator Sherrod Brown’s office was especially receptive to AIA’s request for small business tax reform. Senator Rob Portman met with leadership and discussed energy retrofits and the energy-efficient commercial building tax deduction. For more information on AIA’s legislative agenda, click here.