2017 Akron-Canton CSI ProductFest & Expo

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2017 Akron-Canton CSI ProductFest & Expo
Thursday, May 18, 2017
12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
John S. Knight Center – Downtown Akron
   
•  Eight Diverse Education Sessions  – Topics for Design Professionals and Contractors, including seminars by NFPA and others on the latest in smart home and building technology
• ‘Meet and Greet’ Pavilions  – includes Owners, Contractors, and Construction Managers.  This special area will allow attendees and exhibitors to meet with representatives of some of the largest construction project generating entities in our area on a one-to-one basis.
•  Trade Show Floor  – Meet with over 50 diverse exhibitors displaying their newest and innovative products
•  Beer Tasting – Akron’s Finest Craft Brewers’ will be represented at sampling stations along with a complimentary dinner
   
   
Find more information here!

president’s post 20170419

Eric F Pros aia

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 AkronRead more

#firmcrawlfriday 04.07.2017

cedarwood arch

Cedarwood Architectural is the architectural design arm of Cedarwood, a national real estate company offering full-service in-house resources through its family of companies that include Cedarwood Development, Tri-C Construction and Riverview Management. Our vertically integrated resources are designed to ultimately save our clients time and money throughout the development, design and construction process. We treat every client with integrity and respect. Read more

#firmcrawlfriday 03.31.2017

tc architects

SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE

For over sixty-four years, TC Architects has been involved in “Green” architecture and the design of sustainable, energy efficient, and environmentally friendly buildings. We have consistently designed high performance buildings that are cost effective to build, operate, and maintain with low impact to the environment. Read more

April Chapter Meeting

April Chapter Meeting
Planning to Grow Akron
When:  April 5, 2017, Deadline to register is March 29, 2016
Where: Aqueduct Brewing
529 GRANT ST #106, Akron, OH 44303
Cost:  AIA Members – Included in dues, Non-Members of AIA Akron – $25,
AIAS Students – $10, KSU students – $15
Schedule:
5:00 – 6:00       Registration & Social
6:00 – 7:00       Presentation
Continuing Education:
Assistant to the Mayor
Director of Planning and Urban Development
Jason Segedy formerly served Read more

#firmcrawlfriday 03.17.2017

mota

Mota Design Group was founded in 2012 by Brett Moses and Joel Testa.  Having worked together previously on multiple projects, it was a natural partnership. They share a passion for progressive, forward thinking design. Read more

AIAU – New Project Solutions from the Experts

AIAU
Any question, every challenge, all the topics & skills

The best way to build new skills

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.

Read more

#firmcrawlfriday 02.17.2017

hasenstab

Hasenstab Architects

hoz’-in-stob : hard to pronounce. easy to work with.

The “easy to work with” part has been our reputation and our story for nearly 35 years of delivering high quality architectural and engineering services from our offices in Akron, Ohio to the Northeast Ohio region and points beyond.Read more

#firmcrawlfriday 02.10.2017

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

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.

Toguchi Lecture 2.0

 

Toguchi Lecture Kent State University
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
 
toguchi 2015

February 10, 2017 is now the Registration Deadline

Guest Speaker…

Daniel Libeskind

“The Language of Architecture”

daniel libeskind

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.

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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.

rom

Royal Ontario Museum [ROM], Toronto, Canada, 2007

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5:00-Social & Registration, 

Room 310AB,

3rd floor Student Center

* Remember to bring your parking ticket to Room 310AB to be validated.

6:00-Dinner

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

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When
Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Where

Kent State University
800 E. Summit Street
Kent, OH 44240
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Questions? Contact:

Joanne Brussee, Executive Director

AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI
akroncantoncsi@hotmail.com
330-699-9788