2017 Design Awards

The 2017 Design Awards
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The Facts:
Where: Greystone Hall        103 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308
When:  October 13th / 6:00 pm
Price:   AIA Akron Members – included in dues / Non-Members – $50 / Students – $15

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Call for Entries – 2017 AIA Akron Design Awards

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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 Biennial.  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 the awards ceremony date on October 13th 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
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.
  • 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).
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:
  1. Design on a human scale
  2. Provide choices
  3. Encourage mixed-use development
  4. Preserve urban centers
  5. Vary transportation options
  6. Build vibrant public spaces
  7. Create a neighborhood identity
  8. Protect environmental resources
  9. Conserve landscapes
  10. Design matters
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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.”
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.
Updated Cost: $75 (Fee waived for Student Work)
Payable to: AIA Akron
Thank you in advance for your participation in this noble tradition.
Best,
ERIC F. PROS, AIA, NCARB, MBA
Director of Design | President, AIA Akron
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2017 Golf Outing Recap

The AIA Akron, Akron-Canton CSI and Clevand CSI

12th Annual Golf Outing

Despite a delayed start from an early morning thunderstorm and threats of more rain later in the afternoon, our 12th Annual golf outing was played on July 7th at Raintree Country Club in Uniontown, Ohio.  Sixty-four golfers filling out 16 foursomes plus numerous volunteers enjoyed the golf, food and fun.
The winners this year came from the architectural firm Sol Harris Day and their foursome of Burt Marzley, Nate Kobb, Andrew Lallathin and Jeff Hostetler.  They broke the 60 barrier with a 59!  The second and third place teams both shot 62 with a tie breaker (score on highest handicap hole) giving the edge to the W.L. Tucker Supply team of Rick Oberhauser, Brian Belden, Dana Mitchell and Jim Green.  The third place group was the Chas E Phipps team of Brad Hicks, Ted Scheetz, Bruce Wilson and Dave Hall.
A special thanks to our event sponsor, Oberfields.  Bill Nettling went over and above helping to make this outing a success.  Also, thanks to our food sponsors, Specrete Grouting Additives for the breakfast and EPIC Engineering group for the dinner.  And, last but not least, thanks to Karen Bialosky and SE Blueprint for their printing donation.
John Anderson reporting.
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AIA Akron Design Awards Biennale

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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
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.
  • 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).
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:
  1. Design on a human scale
  2. Provide choices
  3. Encourage mixed-use development
  4. Preserve urban centers
  5. Vary transportation options
  6. Build vibrant public spaces
  7. Create a neighborhood identity
  8. Protect environmental resources
  9. Conserve landscapes
  10. Design matters
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.
  • 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.

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.
  • 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.”
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.
Best,
ERIC F. PROS, AIA, NCARB, MBA
Director of Design | President, AIA Akron

CANstruction 2017 call for entries

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:

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Call for subissions: AIA Awards 2017

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Show us your best work
AIA awards celebrate the best buildings and spaces and the people behind them. Projects in a class of their own that are innovative, beautifully designed, and improve lives and communities around the globe.

Show us your best work. We’re accepting submissions through August 12 for the following 2017 AIA Awards:

Architecture
This award celebrates stunning contemporary architecture of any type, size, budget, or style.

Interior Architecture
This award honors innovative and spectacular interior spaces including new construction, renovations, and restorations.

Regional & Urban Design
This award recognizes the best in urban design, regional and city planning, and community development.

Twenty-five Year
This award showcases precedent-setting buildings that have stood the test of time for 25-35 years and continue to set standards of excellence.

Learn More >

Questions? HonorsAwards@aia.org

2015 AIA Akron Design Awards

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2015 AIA Akron Design Awards

AIA Akron hosted its 2015 Design Awards program at Northside Lofts on Saturday, August 1st in conjunction with the Akron Art Walk.  There were 75 in attendance who enjoyed spectacular views of the city from the unfinished penthouse space and rooftop terrace.  Michael Maise, AIA, of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson and Mike Gwinn, AIA, of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, served as this year’s keynote speakers and design jury along with a third juror, Mary Cerrone, AIA, of Mary Cerrone Architecture and Interiors.  The evening was topped off by perfect weather, delicious food and local brews.

Many thanks to our event sponsors  –  Chambers, Murphy & Burge Restoration Architects, Thorson Baker & Associates, Milliken & Company, Belden Brick, and SE Blueprint.

Also, thank you to our ‘celebrity’ bartenders – Dennis Check, Rob Habel, Elizabeth Murphy, Domenic Ferrante, Matt Sutter, Eric Wright and Zada Lines

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Congratulations to this year’s AIA Akron Design Award Winners:

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NEW CONSTRUCTION

HONOR

THE CORNICE COMPANY

TREEHOUSE

DA2015-Cornice-Treehouse team

Brandilyn Fry, AIA; Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President; David Leach

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DA2015-Hasenstab-Kay Jewelers Pavilion

NEW CONSTRUCTION

HONOR

HASENSTAB ARCHITECTS

CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL

KAY JEWELERS PAVILION

DA2015-Hasenstab-Kay Jewelers Pavilion team

Scott Radcliff, AIA; Marge Zezulewicz, AIA;  Michelle Tomei, Lucas Moore, AIA; Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President

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DA2015-SolHarrisDay-Campbell

NEW CONSTRUCTION

HONORABLE MENTION

SOL HARRIS/DAY ARCHITECTURE

CAMPBELL OIL COMPANY

DA2015-SolHarrisDay-Campbell team

Sarah McCurdy, Yvette Zingery, Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President, Andrew Lallathin, RA

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DA2015-BraunSteidl-ATC

NEW CONSTRUCTION

HONORABLE MENTION

BRAUN & STEIDL ARCHITECTS

CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER

DA2015-BraunSteidl-ATC team

Chas Schreckenberger, AIA; Tom Stecky; Cindy Leitson (VP of Facilities at Tri-C); Rob Habel, AIA; Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President

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DA2015-SolHarrisDay-ParkCentre

ADDITION/RENOVATION

HONORABLE MENTION

SOL HARRIS/DAY ARCHITECTURE

PARK CENTRE

DA2015-SolHarrisDay-ParkCentre team

Burt Marzley, AIA; Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President

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DA2015-SolHarrisDay-Akron CF

INTERIOR

HONOR

SOL HARRIS/DAY ARCHITECTURE

AKRON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

DA2015-SolHarrisDay-Akron CF team

Dennis Jansky (Controller at Akron Community Foundation), Yvette Zingery, Sarah McCurdy, Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President

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DA2015-Mota-DBA

INTERIOR

HONORABLE MENTION

MOTA DESIGN GROUP

DANTE BOCCUZZI AKRON

DA2015-Mota-DBA team

Brett Moses, AIA; Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President

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DA2015-Chang Ong-Allegheny

STUDENT

HONOR

CHANG + ONG

ALLEGHENY PUBLISHING COLLECTIVE

DA2015-ChangOng-Allegheny team

Derek Chang, Timothy Ong, Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President

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DA2015-JoaquimMeira-Paulo

STUDENT

HONOR

JOAQUIM MEIRA

PAULO AZEVEDO CLINICAL LABORATORY

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DA2015-Ong-Zigzag

STUDENT

HONORABLE MENTION

TIMOTHY ONG

ZIGZAG, A LIVING BUILDING

DA2015-Ong-Zigzag team

Timothy Ong, Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President

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LEGO COMPETITION WINNER

‘FALLING WATER’

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Burt Marzley, Andrew Lallathin, Sarah McCurdy, Dave Zingery

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Awards Jurors: Mike Gwin, AIA and Michael Maiese, AIA

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2015 AIA Akron Canstruction

2015 AIA Akron Canstruction

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Deadline for Entries is Friday, July 24th, 2015

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Friday, July 31st, 2015!!

2015 Theme: Rubber City

This year’s Canstruction competition is being hosted by Goodyear in conjunction with the Akron Marathon’s Burn Rubber Race on August 15th. Teams will build the structures Friday, August 14th which will then be on display near the start/finish line throughout the race activities. Let’s show Goodyear and the public our creativity and help Akron Canton Regional Foodbank in their Fight Against Hunger.

Click here for “call for entry” form.

AIA Ohio Design Awards

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 Design Awards Submission Deadline: Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Click Here to access the online submission platform

Mark your Calendars for the AIA Design Awards Program

Don’t Miss this year’s AIA Akron Design Awards Program! This year’s event will take place at Northside Lofts with a spectacular view of Akron. We are hosting the program on Saturday to coordinate with the Akron Art Walk.

Our jury chair will be Michael Maiese, AIA, Associate Principal at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Pittsburgh. More details to come…

AIA Akron Canstruction 2013

canstructionlogoAIA Akron Canstruction®  2013 is happening in May!  We need teams, sponsors, and volunteers for the event!

 

AIA Akron Canstruction®  2013 Build Day is scheduled for Friday, May 17 at the WeGallery in Akron, Ohio.  www.thewegallery.com

 

The Awards Gala will also be held at the WeGallery, on Saturday, May 18 at 7 pm.  This event is family friendly, open to all, and free!  Canstructures will be on display throughout the month of May.  Stop by the WeGallery and donate to vote for the People’s Choice award…  monetary donations and/or canned food donations will be equally appreciated!

We need your support to continue this tradition of outreach and advocacy of the architectural profession by providing 6,500 meals for a portion of the 180,000 people served in 8 counties who are in need. Please team together with your company, peers, contractors, and engineers to enter in AIA AkronCanstruction®  2013! 

 

Download 2013 Canstruction Volunteer Form Here

 

Download 2013 Canstruction Sponsor Form Here

 

Download What is Canstruction – Rules & Regulations Here