Mann Parsons Gray Architects
Founded in 1972, the firm has had a consistent history finding viable solutions to building needs for clients. The success of this is best expressed by the continued confidence of our clients as demonstrated through successive projects and years of continuous service.
Concern for individual client’s needs and desires combined with the fine expertise and diverse background of the firm’s members, provides a solid base from which all aspects of a building project can be analyzed and solved. From aesthetic desires to economical considerations and long range planning, the firm has addressed and guided clients with varying building requirements.
The majority of our work is commissioned by repeat clients. We have provided professional services for a long list of healthcare, commercial hospitality, governmental and multi-family residential clients representing a wide range of building types. We urge you to explore our online portfolio.
The firm has continued to grow over the years due to our straightforward practical approach to building design, providing not only functional, but also visually pleasing architecture. The office/studio environment is one of collaborative input among the professional staff. Frequent contact between the Principals, architects, and support staff permits a continuing shift of perspectives which foster creative, fresh design solutions. Broad experience in a diversity of project types affords a solid background to handle most unique building situations.
Clients of Mann Parsons Gray Architects enjoy the benefits of a well established local firm and the collaborative design efforts associated with a team approach for each and every project.
learn more @ www.mpg-architects.com
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS AIA OVR REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO THE AIA STRATEGIC COUNCIL, REGIONAL ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, AND YOUNG ARCHITECTS REGIONAL DIRECTOR
** February 21 is the deadline for candidates to submit for the three Ohio Valley Region positions, outlined below **
The AIA Ohio Valley Regional Assembly is soliciting nominations for three positions to represent the AIA Ohio Valley Region.
- Representative to the AIA Strategic Council, to replace Drew White, FAIA. Any AIA Ohio Valley Region component may nominate a candidate. Individual declarations of candidacy may be made as well. The individual elected will begin a three-year term in December 2017, and serve until December 2020. Nominations and declarations of candidacy should be made by sending a letter of intent from the candidate with supporting letters (not required…no more than three) and a list of qualifications to the AIA Ohio Valley Region, by February 21, 2017.
AIA Strategic Council members are responsible for establishing the vision and long term goals of the Institute. The AIA Strategic Council serves an advisory role to the AIA National Board, but is not involved in governance. Questions on the function, duties and responsibilities of the position can be emailed to Drew White (email@example.com) if clarifications are needed.
Biographical information on each nominated or declared candidate shall be submitted to:
Attention Kate Brunswick, AIA Ohio Valley Region, 17 S. High St., Ste. 200, Columbus, OH 43215-3458. If you choose, you may submit via email to Kate@assnoffices.com
Nominations or declarations will be forwarded to the AIA Ohio Valley Region Assembly Delegates for an election scheduled for April 21, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Candidates should plan to be available to attend this Ohio Valley Region Assembly meeting in order to be interviewed by the Assembly. Each candidate will have five minutes to present their qualifications, prior to a question and answer period by the OVR Assembly.
Please note, Drew White, FAIA, holds the position of the Second Representative to the Regional Council (see excerpt from the OVR bylaws, below).
Section 5. Election of Regional Director
The Regional Council shall call for the nomination of and shall elect the Regional Director(s) by vote of a simple majority of the Delegates present. The first Director from the Ohio Valley Region, shall be elected to serve a three-year term, and shall be perpetually succeeded by a director elected from the eligible membership of a Component in Ohio. The second Director shall serve an initial two-year term and shall be perpetually succeeded by a director elected from the eligible membership of Ohio, Indiana or Kentucky.
- Regional Associate Director (RAD), to replace Craig Chamberlain, Assoc. AIA. Any component from the AIA Ohio Valley Region may nominate a candidate. Individual declarations of candidacy may be made as well. The individual elected will begin a two-year term on Jan. 1, 2018, and serve through Dec. 31, 2019. Nominations and declarations of candidacy should be made by sending a letter of intent from the candidate, supporting letters (not required…no more than three) and a list of qualifications to the AIA Ohio Valley Region, by February 21, 2017.
- Young Architect Regional Director (YARD), to replace Chris Gerrity, AIA. Any component from the AIA Ohio Valley Region may nominate a candidate. Individual declarations of candidacy may be made as well. The individual elected will begin a two-year term immediately upon election and will serve through Dec. 31, 2018. Nominations and declarations of candidacy should be made by sending a letter of intent from the candidate, supporting letters (not required…no more than three) and a list of qualifications to the AIA Ohio Valley Region, by February 21, 2017.
Biographical information on each nominated or declared candidate for RAD and YARD shall be submitted to:
Attention Kate Brunswick, AIA Ohio Valley Region, 17 S. High St., Ste. 200, Columbus, OH 43215-3458. If you choose, you may submit via email to: Kate@assnoffices.com
Nominations or declarations will be forwarded to the AIA Ohio Valley Region Assembly for an election scheduled for April 21, 2017. Candidates should plan to be available to attend this OVR Assembly meeting, which will be held in Indianapolis, IN, in order to be interviewed by the Assembly. Each candidate will have five minutes to present their qualifications, prior to question and answer by the Regional Assembly.
Our designs are a reflection of the mission and culture conveyed by each client. We create physical environments that are intimately connected to people, function, context and the environment to achieve the highest level of beauty and practicality.
We Listen, Collaborate, Create and Implement.
Each client and project is unique, but there are fundamental steps in our process that enable us to capture each vision and turn them into realities. We seek to thoroughly understand a design problem before offering a solution through communication with our clients about their needs and desires. Project delivery is highlighted by our steadfast attention to detail and our commitment to delivering the highest quality of professional services with the goal of creating exciting projects that exceed the expectations of our client as well as the people who will experience the environment.
learn more @ www.domokur.com
Toguchi Lecture Kent State University
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
February 10, 2017 is now the Registration Deadline
“The Language of Architecture”
Few designers have a more clearly-defined style than Daniel Libeskind. Known for giving his architectural works titles like pieces of art, Libeskind’s work is instantly recognizable for its angular forms, intersecting planes, and diagonally-sliced windows. He has used this style to great effect in signature museums, master plans, and memorials. With such names as “Between the Lines”, “The Spiral”, ” Earth Time”, ” The Eye and the Wing”, and “Memory Foundations”, his unique approach to the design of culturally relevant works can adapt to other programs such as conference centers, skyscrapers and shopping malls.
As an internationally recognized architect, Daniel Libeskind and the work of Studio Libeskind, is involved in the design and construction of a urban, cultural and commercial projects around the globe. In this course Mr. Libeskind will describe his approach to form-finding in the design process and will discuss the ways in which distinctive forms, innovative building elements, materials, spaces, and environmental atmospheres produce the language of his unique architecture.
Daniel Libeskind will share with participants the core set of principles and system of beliefs that help him to determine the expression and shape of his architecture. During the evening with Daniel Libeskind, he will describe his creative process through the medium of sketches, models, writing, and architectural drawings and demonstrate how the architectural forms that he conjures reflect contemporary life. He will explain how inspiration through art, culture and history inspires his design process and develops into the consistent, and yet evolving, language and style unique to his work.
The Language of Architecture / – CAEDAIACES003
Learning Units: 1.5 LU
Learning Objective 1:
Participants will be able to compare the various design strategies used in the description of signature works by Studio Libeskind and synthesize together an understanding of the overall design process used by Daniel Libeskind.
Learning Objective 2:
Participants will witness the drawings, models, and sketches used in the effort to arrive at a final design; attendees with be able to critique the evolution of each design through the iterative and form-finding process that Studio Libeskind uses when developing their distinct works of architecture.
Learning Objective 3:
Participants will be introduced the process of competing in high profile international design competitions and understand the role of lead designer over three parts of a project’s development: from the design’s conception, through the completion of construction, and as the project is promoted and marketed after architectural services are finalized.
Learning Objective 4:
Participants will uncover the role that the allied arts, the fine arts (including music), philosophy, and architectural theory bring to innovation in architectural design. Through examples of signature works by Studio Libeskind, attendees will be able to interpret how artistic and cultural production feeds into the creative process with the intent of generating new and lasting architectural forms and spaces.
Royal Ontario Museum [ROM], Toronto, Canada, 2007
5:00-Social & Registration,
3rd floor Student Center
* Remember to bring your parking ticket to Room 310AB to be validated.
6:45-Depart to Cartwright Hall*, Registration
*There is a short, outdoor walk between the location of dinner and the program. Please plan accordingly. There is no guaranteed parking at the Cartwright Auditorium and walking is recommended.
7:00-Program, Cartwright Hall
Cost of Dinner:
Akron-Canton CSI members & AIA Akron members – included in 2017 dues
AIA Eastern Ohio members – $25.00
Non-chapter members of AIA Akron or Akron-Canton CSI and guests – $50.00
PayPal: payment must be made by credit card at the time of registration. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account in order to pay with a credit card.
Check: We need to receive your application before the registration deadline. Please print and fill out the online form. Send it with your check made out to Akron-Canton CSI. Mail it to the address below.
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Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Joanne Brussee, Executive Director
Braun & Steidl Architects
Overview & History
Braun and Steidl Architects provides architectural, interior design, and master planning services on projects that range from intricate restorations and renovations to multimillion dollar new structures, with a wide variety of building types. We pride ourselves on being a resource for our clients to assist them with, not only the initial project planning and design, but also as a resource for their ongoing maintenance needs. This background allows us to draw from a wide range of experience to respond to client desires with creative and appropriate design solutions.
Our firm is the recipient of the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award, which is bestowed upon firms that promote “the aesthetic, scientific and practical excellence of the profession.” We are proud that this award reflects distinguished service and design excellence, our ability to exceed client expectations, and it is one reason why over 85% of our work comes from repeat clients.
Braun & Steidl Architects was established in 1983 as an Ohio Professional Corporation in Akron, Ohio by founding principals Jack Braun, AIA, and Doug Steidl, FAIA. We expanded our geographical reach in 1994 with the opening of our Columbus, Ohio office. Now, into our fourth decade, our firm has evolved from its origin as a local practice to one that encompasses regional and national clientele. We have developed a strong portfolio in religious, higher education, K-12 schools, public, corporate, historic restoration, housing and hospitality markets.
learn more @ www.bsa-net.com
The 12th Annual Canstruction Cleveland/Akron registration is open until February 20th! Form a team now and help the Cleveland/Akron Food bank in their annual Harvest for Hunger Campaign. The theme for this year is “Champions for Hunger”.
Build night is April 27th at Strongsville Mall. Help feed and inspire the world – one can at a time. Follow the links below to find out more:
Plan ahead…download the Schedule of Events
Share the news…download the Call for Entries
Dear AIA Akron,
As the year begins, I wanted to introduce myself as the new AIA Akron President. I am incredibly honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the Akron Chapter in this capacity, and I look forward to the year ahead expectantly.
I would like to thank those that served on the 2016 board that will be retiring from their positions. Your dedication to the profession and commitment to the Akron Chapter is immensely appreciated. I would also like to thank the incoming board of directors in advance for their service. These industry leaders are uniquely poised to steer the Akron Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in the 2017 year.
First, I wish to increase AIA Akron’s engagement with architecture students and young professionals in our region. It is my belief that the profession of architecture attracts some of the best and brightest young minds in the world. These individuals are truly the future of our profession, and it is our duty to support them as they embark on an architectural career path. Secondly, I aim to activate our chapter in initiatives targeting Community Development . As practitioners we have the duty to protect the Health Safety and Welfare of the public, AIA Akron must be an advocate for these goals in the broader context of the neighborhoods of Northeastern Ohio. Lastly I am targeting opportunities for greater Public Outreach throughout our region and beyond. Opportunities present themselves for enhanced member communications, collaboration with regional partners, and a greater public presence in our communities.
Sol Harris Day… a 20+ person North Canton firm with both a prominent office and name: SōL, Latin for Sun, represents light, life and sustainable design.
“The SōL Experience is our formalized process of gaining relevant input about the type of people who will use the proposed building and the activities those people will engage in. It is about more than just constructing a container. Spaces should be built to satisfy the human experience, creating a ‘holistic environment’ that inspires people to aspire to their best in everything they do, whether it’s working, learning, playing or relaxing.
This process asks the kind of questions that go to the essence of what the building is all about and who will be using it. The information is essential in understanding how people are influenced, interact, and behave in response to their environment. Defining how form will follow people keeps those who will use the spaces now and in the future at the forefront of our thinking, from beginning to end.”
learn more @ www.solharrisday.com
AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI
January 11, 2017 Lunch and Learn
Roof Selection Criteria Presented by Mark Pittman with Firestone Building Products.
- Form an understanding of what a warranty means, and the what it does and does
- Form an understanding of setting realistic expectation for what a new roof can and cannot do.
- Form an understanding of managing those expectations through maintenance as necessary for achieving optimal roof life.
1 LU/HSW Credit
Registration will close with 20 registrants or
Noon, January 6, 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 the office, 330-699-9788.
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Wednesday January 11, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST
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Joanne Brussee, Executive Director
Joanne Brussee has accepted the position as executive director or the AIA Akron and Akron-Canton CSI.
Joanne is a graduate of the Kent State University School of Architecture and is a current associate member of the AIA. She brings experience in the profession of architecture and the building industry to the executive director’s position and we look forward to working with Joanne in this important position for our two professional boards. Joanne will be starting her position on January 3, 2017.