2013 ‘Architecture Is …’

2013 ‘Architecture Is …’


AIA members,

Send forms to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.


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AIA Akron, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is announcing its annual competition for T-shirt Design and Essay writing for Grades Kindergarten through 12th grade and Special Education this spring. The purpose of this contest is to help promote an awareness of the roles that architecture and the built environment play in everyday life. Results should reflect each student’s personal interpretation of just what “Architecture is…” We would appreciate it if you would distribute copies of the enclosed flyers to the teachers or art teachers within your school district. Or give the information to children in your family, or to your friends and coworkers. We want this program to reach out to as many children as possible.


The Awards Ceremony will be held at Camp Y-Noah on May 7, 2013. This year, AIA Akron broadened the exposure and experience of “Architecture Is…” through a traveling art and essay exhibit that was extended throughout the year to showcase the students and their schools into the greater Akron community. In the past, we have seen the impact on each participant for being in the “spot light” for just one night. We would like to extend that “spot light” and showcase the winners throughout different public venues, such as libraries, hospitals, city halls, and art museums as well as utilize the winning artwork for promotions for the following year’s program at participating schools. We envision the artwork traveling to the venues for display, for an estimated 2-3 month show, so that the community at large can enjoy the artwork of your students.


AIA Members Participation Needed to Distribute

Thank you for your assistance in distributing this information to as many contacts as possible. Send the ‘Architecture Is…’ documents to family members, friends, co-workers, church, or your local school. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or admin@aiaakron.org.


Download ‘Architecture Is…’ information and forms for distribution.


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