AIA Cincinnati Update

To celebrate World Architecture Month, AIA Cincinnati is hosting a series of programs, starting with an exhibit of the 2021 CRANawards winning projects at the Cincinnati Center for Architecture and Design (1114 Race Street in Over-the-Rhine) in October and November.

AIA Cincinnati’s Urban Design committee hosts a virtual panel discussion on incremental development on October 13. Jenifer Acosta and her firm are known for redeveloping historic buildings and innovative community development work. Acosta is on the faculty of the Incremental Development Alliance and will share her expertise on small-scale real estate development. Sarah Thomas will provide a local perspective from her experience as a principal at Grey Rock Development, addressing the development and redevelopment of missing middle housing types. Thomas is also the executive director of NEST, which has strategically and incrementally developed single-family housing in Northside.

The chapter is also hosting an October 19 virtual roundtable discussion on the future of the Western Hills Viaduct. This major infrastructure project will have a significant impact on adjacent communities and the entire city. UC Professor of Urbanism Vikas Mehta, PhD will facilitate a conversation between Bill Shefcik and Jeff Stine from the City of Cincinnati, Adele Houghton, AIA with biositu, and Sajid Abbas of TY Lin addressing the design, construction, environmental, and socioeconomic impact of the new bridge.

Our World Architecture Month concludes on October 29 with the 25th anniversary of the Cincinnati Design Awards – an interdisciplinary design awards program featuring work in architecture, experiential graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture, and planning.