AIA Ohio Design Symposium & Awards Celebration

On Sept. 23, AIA Ohio came to Cleveland to hold the AIA Ohio Design Symposium. The day included three different tracks of tours: Historic, Mixed-use, and Visual & Performing Arts. Over 50 members visited three architecturally significant sites in Cleveland’s University Circle district. The groups met up at the Cleveland Clinic Samson Pavilion for lunch and a tour. The day wrapped up with the AIA Ohio 2022 Design Awards Program, where 18 projects received five honorable mention awards, nine merit awards and four honor awards, plus the AIA Ohio Impact Award. Three additional projects received the highest amount of votes in the AIA Ohio People’s Choice Awards. You can see the winning projects here:


AIA Ohio President Aaron Hill, AIA, thanked AIA Ohio’s sponsors for their support.

Sam Lasky, FAIA’s design lecture highlighted some of the outstanding work being done by his firm, William Rawn Associates Architects.

Columbus firm AECOM were the big winners for the night, taking home two design awards and the AIA Ohio Impact Award for Rapid 5. Seen here left to right are Christian Lynn, Jason Colon, AIA and Brian Mihalcin, AIA.

Sam Lasky, FAIA, Alan Renzi, AIA and Aaron Hill, AIA. Renzi holds Bowen’s AIA Ohio Design Award for Old River Road.

Attendees on the Mixed-use Track in the lobby of Intro, Cleveland’s first and America’s largest mass timber project. Photo credit to Phil Riazzi, AIA.

Ron Reed, FAIA, discussed the process of design for the Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center. The project was featured on the Visual & Performing Arts Track, and received a 2022 AIA Ohio Merit Award for Newly Completed Buildings. Photo credit to Bruce Sekanick, FAIA.

The Cleveland Clinic Samson Pavilion was both a tour location and where attendees sat and enjoyed lunch. Photo credit to Phil Riazzi, AIA.

The stunning Cleveland Arcade was included on the Historic Track tours.
Photo credit to Elijh Radosevich.