- August 25th: The 2017 AIA Akron Design Awards submission deadline is a mere four weeks away. Please use the following link to submit your proposal: https://aiaohio.secure-
- September 11th: The Toguchi Memorial Lecture: Peter Bohlin, FAIA, an American architect and the winner of the 2010 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects. He is a founding principal of the Architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
- September 12th: AIA Akron Building Tour: Building the Future of Health Education – The Health Education Campus at Case Western Reserve University Designed by Foster + Partners http://www.
fosterandpartners.com/design- services/engineering/ structural-engineering/ cleveland-health-education- campus-structural-design/
- October 13th: Save the date for the AIA Akron Design Awards Biennale Masquerade at Greystone Hall,103 S High St, Akron, OH 44308
- November 2nd: The AIA Akron Fundraiser: Dueling Pianos at the Tangier. Be entertained while helping us to raise funds for student scholarships.
whether you’re looking to make a personal career change, ready to expand your firm, or have a colleague on the job hunt…keep in mind the AIA Akron Job Posting page!
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- Entries must be completed since January 1, 2011 regardless of project size, geographical location, budget, style or building type.
- Unbuilt projects include a design that will never be executed (i.e. a contest entry that was not chosen).
- Design on a human scale
- Provide choices
- Encourage mixed-use development
- Preserve urban centers
- Vary transportation options
- Build vibrant public spaces
- Create a neighborhood identity
- Protect environmental resources
- Conserve landscapes
- Design matters
- Exterior images of the project sufficient to completely describe the work accomplished are required, except for Interior Submissions.
- For current projects, a minimum of two required images shall depict the major exposed sides of the building along with the immediate environs.
- For projects involving exterior alterations to an existing building, similar “before” and “after” images are strongly suggested.
- Category 1: Newly completed buildings, additions, remodelings, renovations, restorations will require up to 15 images, including drawings of a site plan, floor plan(s), section(s), and a minimum of 2 exterior and 2 interior images.
- Category 2: Interior submissions will require up to 15 images, including drawings of floor plan(s), section(s), and a minimum of 4 interior images.
- Category 3: Urban design or planning projects/studies will require up to 15 images adequately representing the project.
- Category 4: Unbuilt projects will require up to 15 images adequately representing the project.
- Category 5: “The AIA Akron Student Design Awards program focuses on high quality, innovative design responses. This program allows students to submit any school project they have worked on during the past academic year, including projects completed outside of the classroom setting (e.g. competitions). Students may even elect to re-address projects previously submitted as part of coursework and improve their original design solution. The AIA Ohio Student Design Awards provides all students with the opportunity to submit their best and most innovative work.”
The AIA Akron, Akron-Canton CSI and Clevand CSI
12th Annual Golf Outing
430 Grant Street
August 3rd Lien Rights Membership Meeting
Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
529 Grant St.
Akron, OH 44311
Good morning AIA Akron Designers,
On the behalf of AIA Akron, I would like to formally invite you to participate in the upcoming AIA Akron Design Awards Biennale. I know that there has been a tremendous amount of exceptional work completed in our region over the past two years, and I hope that you will take the time to share your accomplishments with us. Awards submissions will be due August 25th 2017, with a tentative awards ceremony date of October 20th 2017. I ask that you strongly consider sharing your work with us this fall, and I wish you the best of luck. Please see below for submission requirements
General Submission Requirements
Firm: The submitting firm must be the Design Firm.
Location: The design Firm must have an operating office in the AIA Akron Territory; and the project must have been produced in an AIA Akron region office. (project/job offices are not eligible)
Submissions: The submitting designer, or at least one principal from their firm must, be a member of AIA Akron.
Entries may be in one of the following categories.
Category 1: Newly completed buildings, additions, remodelings, renovations, restorations;
Category 2: Interior projects;
Category 3: Urban design or planning projects/studies;
Category 4: Unbuilt projects.
Category 5: Student projects.
The design awards program will promote and focus attention on quality design, sustainability, and AIA’s 10 principles of livable communities. The jury will evaluate all projects based on the aesthetic, functional, contextual and social characteristics of the design. The jury will also evaluate submissions in categories 1-4 based on their successful response to one or more of AIA’s 10 principles of livable communities.
Those ten principles are:
The principles will be broadly interpreted to apply to all categories of projects. Projects will be evaluated based on the information contained in the submissions. The jury will not visit projects.
Sufficient drawings including a site plan, floor plan(s), section(s), etc. to explain the solution are required.
Specific Submission Requirements
Highlight Image in addition to the category images, all submitting projects are required
to upload an image that will be used for the people’s choice award, and on the AIA Akron website if the submission is given an award. 300dpi if possible.
Students may submit any work that they have completed either individually or as a team (identified as such) within the past academic year. (May 2016 -May 2017)
The work can be from a studio project, independent study or just a project or
concept that appeals to the student. Will require up to 15 images, including
drawings of a site plan, floor plan(s), section(s), and a minimum of 2 exterior
and 2 interior images.
The students, in addition to their images, will need to submit a written
description of their work. This should be a 100-150 word statement of their
process, or their approach to addressing the studio problem. While projects will be evaluated on the entire composition, it is also important for the projects to be juried against the students’ own statement.
Cost: $75 (Fee waived for Student Work)
Payable to: AIA Akron
Thank you in advance for your participation in this noble tradition.
ERIC F. PROS, AIA, NCARB, MBA
Director of Design | President, AIA Akron
Akron Innerbelt Design Charrette
Please join us on Saturday, June 3rd from 10am-3pm for an inter-disciplinary collaborative event at the new CAED facility.
We’re cosponsoring a design charrette for local architects, landscape designers, college students in any design discipline, and area artists (in the visual & performing arts) to re-imagine the Akron innerbelt. Lunch & basic sketching materials will be provided.
Please RSVP to ensure there’s enough food for you! You may RSVP at the hot button below (AIA registration page) or by going to the Craig Thompson Architecture Facebook page:
Register by May 30th
The registration deadline is May 30th.
May 25th Chapter Meeting
Drones for Good
When: May 25, 2017, Deadline to register is May 19, 2017
Where: The Ruhlin Company
6931 Ridge Road
Sharon Center, OH 44274
Cost: AIA Members – Included in dues, Non-Members of AIA Akron – $25,
AIAS Students – $10, KSU students – $15
5:30 pm Dinner – arrive early and sign-in.
6:30 pm Seminar
7:30 pm Drone Demonstration
Thomas Wasinski, certified Remote Pilot/Drone Operator and Founder of Aerial Agents will be highlighting all of the benefits of UAV/Drone Technology as well as safe operations and best practices.
“Drones for Good” Presentation will cover:
* Inspecting inaccessible and hazardous areas
* Gather accurate site data
* Safe Operations of drones on the job site (Do’s & Don’ts)
* Best Practices
* FAA regulations
* Practical uses
* The difference between the many types of small Unmanned Aerial Systems
Course number: OHAK052517
Learning Units: 2 HSW’s.
Deadline to Register Is May 19, 2017
• Trade Show Floor – Meet with over 50 diverse exhibitors displaying their newest and innovative products
AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI
May 10, 2017 Lunch and Learn
Dear AIA Akron,
As the first quarter of 2017 comes to a close, I ardently look ahead to the many exciting initiatives we have planned for the rest of the year. Our Chapter is focusing its attention on the AIA tenets of Community Redevelopment, and Public Outreach for the month of April. Last week we spent some time talking with Akron’s Director of Planning and Urban Development, Jason Segedy about ideas for Planning to Grow Akron. Read more