2018 Cleveland Sand Festival

Saturday, August 4, 2018

8:00-4:00pm

Every summer, AIA Cleveland goes to the beach! The event combines volleyball and sand castle construction to present a unique opportunity for local architects and designers to engage with the public on one of Cleveland’s premier beaches. Register your team for what will be a day to be remembered! All are welcome to this family-friendly event, generously hosted by Cleveland Metroparks and co-sponsored by AIA Akron.

To register for this great event, click here!

Lunch + Learn: May 23, 2018


AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (May 23, 2018)

Kerran Sink & Countertop Design, presented by Bennett Supply

 

 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018.

This AIA accredited course details the key considerations of sink and counter top design. This informative presentation will cover in detail sink material, shape, type and installation. We will also cover counter top materials and mounting options. 

At the end of this course, participants will be able to: 

  1. List the pro’s and con’s of the common materials used in sink and countertop construction, 
  2. Define the design considerations related to sink selection, including the various configurations and style features that are available, 
  3. Explain the different installation methods of sinks, including topmount, undermount and seamless integration, and
  4. Discuss the key design features, seam technology, and installation steps of seamlessly integrated sinks.

Register Now!


LIMITED SEATING
Registration will close with 20 registrants or
the Friday before our event, whichever comes first.
 
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 
At the time of registration, you will receive an “on screen” confirmation of registration. Next, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, you did not successfully register for the meeting. Please try again or contact jtipton@AIAakron.org

Lunch + Learn: May 15, 2018


AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (May 15, 2018)

Design & Specification of ACM / MCM in Today’s Architecture: A Technically Orientated Discussion of Today’s Aluminum Composite Material 

Presented by Mitsubishi Chemical Composites America ALPOLIC Materials
 
 

 

Join us for a special edition Lunch & Learn

Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

This presentation will cover a wide range of timely topics important to the Architect, Designer, and Specifier of contemporary interior and exterior metal panels. It will provide an overview of aluminum and metal composite materials as well address ACM’s attributes, basic design guidelines, attachment systems, specifications, and cost considerations.

 
Learning Objectives 
  1. ACM/MCM: Definitions, attributes and material structures and the manufacturing process,
  2. Physical Characteristics including strength of material and PE & FR core.
  3. Finish Characteristics: Paint, PVDF’s vs. FEVE, and natural materials.
  4. ACM/MCM vs Other Alternatives.
  5. Attachment Systems including exterior (wet seal, dry seal and rain screen) and interior.
  6. Application Examples.
  7.  Cost Considerations.
  8. ACM/MCM Specification Writing.
  9. Project Communications.

Register Now!


LIMITED SEATING
Registration will close with 20 registrants or
the Friday before our event, whichever comes first.
 
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 
At the time of registration, you will receive an “on screen” confirmation of registration. Next, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, you did not successfully register for the meeting. Please try again or contact jtipton@AIAakron.org

AIA + CSI Golf Outing: 2018

You’re invited!


Akron-Canton CSI, Cleveland CSI and AIA Akron invite you to our Annual Golf Outing! Join us on Friday, June 29th, 2018 at the J.E. Good Park Golf Club for a day of fun, networking, golf and a healthy dose of competition.

Players & Sponsors welcome. 

Players can look forward to:

  • 18 hole Scramble with Cart,
  • Golf Scramble Games,
  • On Course Refreshments,
  • Dinner, and
  • Prizes!

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Many levels of sponsorship are available to your and your business. Get the maximum exposure at this sell out event. Available sponsorship packages include: 

  • Hole Sponsorship 
  • Course Refreshment Sponsorship
  • Breakfast/Dinner Sponsorship
  • Event Sponsorship
For more information, click Register Now! If you have questions, please contact Jillian R. Tipton, Executive Director.
 
 
 

 

Happy Hour Social

HAPPY HOUR SOCIAL

Eat, Drink & Connect

@ THIRSTY DOG TAPHOUSE
587 GRANT STREET, AKRON OHIO 44311


American Institute of Architects: Akron
Akron-Canton Construction Specification Institute
Ohio Chapter American Society of Landscape Architects: Western Reserve
Cleveland Akron International Interior Design Association

THURSDAY.
MAY 17 2018.
5:00-7:00 P.M.

 

Sponsored by Pella. Hosted by AIA Akron.

Lunch + Learn: May 9, 2018

AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (May 9th, 2018) 

Window Code Fundamentals, presented by Anderson Commercial
project ID 58722
Keeping up with ever evolving window codes can be a challenge for even the most experienced construction industry professional. This course will address some of the core codes and testing methods for windows, such as accessibility, emergency escape and rescue, fall protection, and safety glazing. Exceptions to the rules will also be addressed along with applications and scenarios where these codes apply. 
 
Learning Objectives 
  1. Ascertain the different elements of accessibility codes for windows.
  2. Identify emergency escape and rescue regulations, as well as exceptions to the rules.
  3. Understand fall protection requirements, compliance methods, and the variance between residential and commercial applications.
  4. Distinguish when and where safety glazing is required for windows.
 
Register Now!
LIMITED SEATING
Registration will close with 20 registrants or 
the Friday before our event, whichever comes first.
 
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 
At the time of registration, you will receive an “on screen” confirmation of registration. Next, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, you did not successfully register for the meeting. Please try again or contact jtipton@AIAakron.org

AIA Akron Chapter Meeting: May 8, 2018

AIA Akron Chapter Meeting 
United Glass and Panel Tour
May 8, 2018, from 5:30-6:30 pm

AIA Akron’s May Chapter Meeting will be held at United Glass and Panels Office, and we hope you can join! Join us on May 8, 2018 at 5:30 pm as we observe and experience United Glass and Panel’s office, workplace design, experiential design and glass/glazing systems.

Participants will earn 1 LU credit. 

Event Details: 
Date: May 8, 2018
Time: 5:30-6:30 pm
Location: United Glass & Panel System
8040 Whipple Ave NW, North Canton, OH 44720
Please park across the street and south of the building. Parking is free.


Presented by Burt Marzley, AIA, Partner – Lead Designer at SoL Harris/Day Architecture, the following learning objectives will be met: 

 

  • Workplace Design: Participants will be able to observe and experience workplace design that encourages collaboration while still providing focused work areas (finding balance between openness, collaborative environments, small group areas, and focused work space).
  • The Building as a Showcase: Participants will be able to observe and experience the re-purposing of an existing structure to display products and the clients work. 
  • Glass and Glazing Systems: Participants will be able to observe design possibilities of glass and glazing systems, experience how they function and learn how they can be integrated in a minimal sense.
  • Experiential Design: Participants will be able to view strategies in experiential design.  Millennial’s want more and employers looking toward the future know this.  Participants will be able to see some simple strategies used to create an environment that improves the employees experience while attracting young talent.
    Presentation, 1 LU

Registration will close at noon on Friday, May 4, 2018.

Register Now!

If you have questions about the Chapter meeting, please contact Jillian Tipton @ jtipton@aiaakron.org or 330.699.9788.


 

AIA Grassroots 2018 Press Release

AIA’s annual leadership event reinforced one message for architects who want to exert influence: Find a seat at the local table.

Last month AIA Akron representatives attended AIA’s Grassroots Conference held in San Diego, California. Board President-Elect Peter Marks, Past President Eric Pros, AIA

 and Executive Director, Jillian Tipton represented the chapters elected leadership.

AIA’s annual leadership event featured three days of inspiration and insight from mayors, developers, and urban planners, all of whom discussed expanding roles for architects in the reinvigoration of cities and community growth. The consensus: Start local. Find your niche, build your confidence, reinforce your value, and additional opportunities will emerge.

The Grassroots conference is held every year to share knowledge, experiences and challenges for chapter leaders and component officers. If you would like to learn more about Grassroots 2018 and the sessions AIA Akron attended, reach out to Jillian Tipton at jtipton@AIAAkron.org

 

A.R.E. Study Session: Practice & Project Management

A.R.E. 5.0 Study Session: Practice & Project Management, hosted by AIA Akron

Our next A.R.E. study session will be Saturday May 5th, 2018


Join us on Saturday May 5th from 11:00-1:00 pm at DS Architecture for our next ARE Study Session and lunch! 

Our focus this month is Practice Management (PcM)
& Project Management (PjM).

Practice Management (PcM) focuses on the management of an architectural practice, including professional ethics, fiduciary responsibilities, and the regulations governing the practice of architecture. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in business structure, business development, and asset development and protection.

Project Management (PjM) focuses on the management of architectural projects, including organizing principles, contract management, and consultant management. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in quality control, project team configuration, and project scheduling.


All study sessions will be free to members of AIA Akron, and cost $35 for non-members. 

Free lunch will be provided. 

Registration closes April 4th- register by clicking below. 

Register Now!

If you have questions, please contact Zachary S. Forney, Associate AIA @ admin@aiaakron.org
 

Lunch + Learn: April 25, 2018

AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (April 25, 2018)

Understanding Today’s Metal Roofing,  presented by Dimensional Metals Inc.
 

This course is an overview of standing seam metal roofing, from its early and historic uses to today’s modern roll forming capabilities. The course will investigate the metal substrates available and the finishing process of those substrates. The course will identify typical modern applications for standing seam metal roofing and the associated engineering, testing and watertightness warranties.

Learning Objectives 
  1. Examine the history of standing seam metal roofing and today’s applications with the modern roll former capabilities.
  2. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of available substrates and the best finishing process to prevent fade and chalking, allowing long-term performance.
  3. Clarify the differences between structural and architectural applications and engineering.
  4. Identify the differences in true manufactures water tightness warranties and total system warranties, learning how to format an effective specification.

Register Now!

LIMITED SEATING
Registration will close with 20 registrants or 
the Friday before our event, whichever comes first.
 
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 
At the time of registration, you will receive an “on screen” confirmation of registration. Next, you should receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email, you did not successfully register for the meeting. Please try again or contact jtipton@AIAakron.org