AIA Cincinnati Update

This year Cincinnati celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Zaha Hadid designed Contemporary Arts Center, the 75th anniversary of the Natale de Blois designed Terrace Plaza, and the 25th anniversary of the death of India Boyer, the first woman licensed to practice architecture in Ohio and AIA Cincinnati’s first female member. AIA Cincinnati will be highlighting women in our chapter throughout the year in a series of profile pieces and with programs in conjunction with the CAC’s exhibit on Hadid’s work this autumn.

AIA Cincinnati is working with AIA National in a targeted program to support advocacy efforts at the local level. We’re running a series of three 30-minute how-to sessions to facilitate more local participation that are also scheduled to encourage chapter members to participate in AIA Ohio’s March 7 Advocacy Day at the Statehouse.

AIA Cincinnati’s Early Professionals launched a Zoom ARE study group on the fourth Saturday of each month. Recordings will be available for those unable to attend.

The lecture series organized by AIA Cincinnati’s VISION leadership program began in January with Christopher O’Hara, Studio NYL. Upcoming keynote speakers include Juliane Wolf, Studio Gang, Ryan Swanson, Urban Conga, Roderic Walton, Moody Nolan, Stefani Danes, Carnegie Mellon, Jeff Echols, EntreArchitect, and Tedd Benson, Bensonwood Homes. Lectures are all in-person, on the third Thursday of the month (except March, a week early due to spring break).

Dates have been set for our 2023 special events: CRANawards on April 27; Golf Scramble on June 22; Sporting Clays on September 28; and Cincinnati Design Awards on November 3. Tickets for the first three events will be available soon.