AIA Akron is a local component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We represent over 170 members in 11 counties of the greater Akron area. Our mission is to organize and unite in fellowship the members of the Architecture profession. We promote the aesthetic, scientific and art of planning 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 or people through their improved environment.
AIA Ohio is soliciting nominations for the positions of Senior Associate Director and Junior Associate Director, to replace Stephanie Gula, Assoc. AIA.
Per the AIA Ohio Bylaws:
6.09 Associate Director: There shall be two (2) Associate Directors. The Associate Directors shall be Associate Members of the AIA at the time they are elected. The Associate Directors shall be elected by the Board, based on nominations by the Chapters, with each Chapter having not more than one (1) nomination. The election shall take place at the board meeting preceding the annual meeting of the Society. The Associate Directors shall serve for a staggered term of two (2) years each, or until a successor is chosen. The Senior Associate Director shall have one (1) vote. In the absence of the Senior Associate Director, the Junior Associate Director shall carry the Associate Director vote.
The Senior Associate Director elected this year will serve a one year term, from Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2020. The Junior Associate Director elected this year will serve a two-year term, from Jan. 1, 2020-Dec. 31, 2021. Nominations and declarations of candidacy should be made by sending a letter of intent from the candidate, a letter of support from the component, and a list of qualifications to AIA Ohio by August 23, 2019.
Information for each nominated or declared candidate shall be submitted via email to:
Kate Brunswick at Kate@assnoffices.com.
Nominations or declarations will be forwarded to the AIA Ohio Board for review prior to the September 6 AIA Ohio Board Meeting. Candidates should plan to be available to attend this meeting, which will be held at 10 a.m. in Columbus, in order to be interviewed by the Board.
- a one-day workshop – Sept. 19, in conjunction with the Ohio Valley Region Convention in Cincinnati.
- a Keynote Presentation opportunity on Sept. 20 – People’s Choice will be awarded and prizes given.
- free! there is no cost to participate – and if you plan to attend the Convention, you’ll already be in Cincinnati.
- a chance to help shape the future of the profession – and to work collaboratively with others who are in different stages of their careers in architecture.