AIA 2030 Commitment By The Numbers

The drumbeat of news about effects related to a changing climate—and the resulting loss of life and property—refuses to stop. The 2018 IPCC report clearly communicates the urgency to take substantial steps towards reducing our energy consumption and combating climate change—for our well-being and that of our environment.

With 40 percent of US energy consumed by buildings, architects play a key role in making significant reductions in COemissions. The AIA 2030 Commitment program offers architects a way to publicly show their dedication and track progress toward a carbon-neutral future. Since 2009, participants in the Commitment have reported the performance of their firm portfolios over each calendar year. The data, collected via the 2030 Design Data Exchange (DDx), includes building type, area, baseline energy performance, and predicted energy performance.

Firms who have joined the 2030 Commitment are already putting in the work. In this single year, the 2030 Commitment participants reported energy savings equivalent to the carbon that would be sequestered by 21 million acres of forest in the US in a year. That’s nearly as big as the state of Maine.

Learn more about the impact 2030 Commitment firms are making in the 2017 by the numbers summary report, now available for download.

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AIA Ohio: Equity in Architecture Survey 2018

Please remember to take Equity by Design’s third Equity in Architecture Survey before it closes Friday, March 16! Developed by AIA San Francisco, the survey aims to explore career equity experiences among architecture school graduates.

The survey should take between 20-25 minutes to complete. If you’ve already received an invitation from another organization, please take the survey only once. Also, do not forward this survey link to others to preserve the integrity of the survey.

Take the Survey

To learn more about Equity by Design and this year’s survey, visit www.eqxdesign.com.
For questions about the survey, please contact our research partner, Kendall Nicholson at knicholson@acsa-arch.org

Thank you for your participation!

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AIAU – New Project Solutions from the Experts

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Thousands of architects, designers, and firm owners rely on AIAU as their problem-solving partner. With more than 160 fast-paced courses led by some of the industry’s best architects and firms, AIAU is the leading source for expert instruction, ideas, and inspiration.

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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.

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AIA Ohio Valley Region – Call for open positions

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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.

  1. 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 (dwhite@axisarchitecture.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.

  1. 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.
  1. 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.

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Collaboration is key in today’s complex projects. Discover the strategies, methods, and tools to position yourself as a high-performing leader of multidisciplinary, motivated teams.

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Election Tools from AIA

The 2016 election is almost here – are you prepared to make your voice heard? Whether you’re a Democrat, Republican, or Independent, it’s critical that you exercise your right to vote.

In OH the deadline to register to vote is coming up quickly – October 11. If you aren’t sure if you are registered, the American Institute of Architects is here to help. Go to the AIA Advocacy Action Center, select “Voter Registration” from the menu on the right, and you will be taken to your state’s website to get the process started!

Now that you are registered to vote, make sure you are prepared when you head to the polls. During the primary season, we debuted the 2016 Presidential Candidate Profiles that showed where the candidates stood on issues that impact architects the most. Now that the election is just around the corner, we’ve updated the profiles with new insights and information on the major third party candidates. We hope you find this information useful as you make this important decision.

Don’t want to wait until November 8th to cast your ballot? You’re in luck – early voting begins in OH on October 12.

How you vote is a personal decision – the AIA does not endorse candidates for President. But it’s important to make your voice heard in this election! We hope that the AIA Presidential Candidate Profiles will help you as you make your decision.

CRAN Symposium : watch the live stream

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Houzz and AIA CRAN have joined together to extend CRAN Symposium 2016 to industry professionals around the world. Watch the live stream to learn, share, and discuss topics covering both residential design and business practice including:

  • Wine and Design
  • Client Management – What Are You Really Managing Anyway?
  • Maximum Kick with Minimum Impact: Explorations of Low Carbon Building Systems
  • Photography & Architecture: A Marriage of More than 150 Years
  • Behind the Design: Real Life Business Strategies for Architecture and Development

Livestream begins today, September 19, and runs through September 22.

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AIA Akron 2016 Survey

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The Akron Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is embarking on a membership and architect survey to better gauge areas in which the chapter can better serve the architectural community of the greater Akron area.

The AIA Akron chapter has an exciting year ahead. The board of directors is constantly looking for ways to better serve our members, stakeholders, and others in allied disciplines. We recognize that you are very busy, but we ask that you would please take a few moments to help us understand how we can best serve your interests and represent the industry in our region. We ask that you follow the link below to a survey that will help us make informed decisions as a group.

The Chapter will compile the information received from the survey to help develop a Strategic Plan for the chapter.  The results of the survey  will be presented at our Annual meeting on Tuesday, October 18.  We will also be taking comments from those present at the meeting which will be then incorporated into our final Strategic Plan. Your participation will help us keep the Akron Chapter at the forefront of the design community. Thank you for partaking in the survey and hope to see you in October.

Because member benefits and desires are important to us, collecting this data is vital to delivering the best services possible for 2016 and the coming years.  Once you complete this survey, we encourage you to pass it along to those within your office or fellow colleagues (member or non-member, registered architect or not – anyone that may find value from AIA Akron).  The information collected will help AIA Akron focus future efforts, programming, and services on the wants and needs of those in the greater Akron architectural community. Thank you in advance for taking the time to assist with this effort.

We want to gather the results by October 14, 2016. Take the survey now…

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