AIA Cincinnati Update

AIA Cincinnati’s VISION lecture series is underway. Upcoming speakers are Christian Solorio, AIA (2/22), Diana Nicklaus, FAIA (3/14), Parke MacDowell, AIA (4/18), Brett Randall Jones, AIA (5/16), and Ilana Judah, AIA(6/20).

The 2024 CRANawards – celebrating the best in residential architecture – are accepting submissions through February 28. Upcoming CRAN lunch and learns include programs on Advanced Aluminum Cladding: Making an Impact Through Responsible Material Selection for High Performance Buildings (2/13), touring a CRANaward-winning project (3/12), and a Rookwood factory tour (5/14).

Early Professionals are offering twice-monthly virtual ARE study groups with guest speakers and targeted focus. They also have a social with SEAoO on February 15.

Dates for 2024 chapter special events are being finalized: CRANawards (April 11), Golf Scramble (June 26), sporting clays (autumn TBD), and Cincinnati Design Awards (November 8).

Small Firm Exchange (SFx) Update
This year the Ohio Small Firm Exchange (SFx) is alternating informal state-wide coffee chats (3rd Thursday, even numbered months) with topical programs and conversations (3rd Tuesday, odd numbered months).

February 15 will be a 30-min coffee chat and March 19 will be an hour program and discussion about partnering with large firms.

AIA members practicing in small firms are encouraged to reach out to SFx Ohio Representative Sarah Kleiner to become more involved or discuss how the AIA could better support their practice. You can reach Sarah at