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.
Please review the final 2019 issue of the YAF quarterly e-magazine, Connection, which features the accomplishments, programs and musings of Emerging Professionals from across the country. Check out page 36 for a recap of the Ohio Valley Region Practice Innovation Lab that took place at our regional convention in September!
The Young Architects Forum is the voice of architects in the early stages of their career and the catalyst for change within the profession and our communities. Working closely with the AIA College of Fellows and the American Institute of Architects as a whole, the YAF is leading the future of the profession with a focus on architects licensed less than 10 years. The national YAF Advisory Committee is charged with encouraging the development of national and regional programs of interest to young architects and supporting the creation of YAF groups within local chapters. Approximately 23,000 AIA members are represented by the YAF. YAF programs, activities, and resources serve young architects by providing information and leadership; promoting excellence through fellowship with other professionals; and encouraging mentoring to enhance individual, community, and professional development.
Since the move to Environmental Stewardship was announced to members in early August, much work has been done at the national level to help set the organization on a successful path forward. Below is a quick snapshot of some of that work.Environmental Stewardship Update_ November 2019