- 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
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
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
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Don’t forget to check out all the fun from the 2016 Golf Outing!!
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
Congratulations to this year’s AIA Akron Design Award Winners:
THE CORNICE COMPANY
Brandilyn Fry, AIA; Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President; David Leach
KAY JEWELERS PAVILION
Scott Radcliff, AIA; Marge Zezulewicz, AIA; Michelle Tomei, Lucas Moore, AIA; Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President
SOL HARRIS/DAY ARCHITECTURE
CAMPBELL OIL COMPANY
Sarah McCurdy, Yvette Zingery, Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President, Andrew Lallathin, RA
BRAUN & STEIDL ARCHITECTS
CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Chas Schreckenberger, AIA; Tom Stecky; Cindy Leitson (VP of Facilities at Tri-C); Rob Habel, AIA; Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President
SOL HARRIS/DAY ARCHITECTURE
Burt Marzley, AIA; Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President
SOL HARRIS/DAY ARCHITECTURE
AKRON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION
Dennis Jansky (Controller at Akron Community Foundation), Yvette Zingery, Sarah McCurdy, Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President
MOTA DESIGN GROUP
DANTE BOCCUZZI AKRON
Brett Moses, AIA; Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President
CHANG + ONG
ALLEGHENY PUBLISHING COLLECTIVE
Derek Chang, Timothy Ong, Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President
PAULO AZEVEDO CLINICAL LABORATORY
ZIGZAG, A LIVING BUILDING
Timothy Ong, Melinda Scalfaro, AIA President
LEGO COMPETITION WINNER
Burt Marzley, Andrew Lallathin, Sarah McCurdy, Dave Zingery
Awards Jurors: Mike Gwin, AIA and Michael Maiese, AIA
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.
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 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
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Download What is Canstruction – Rules & Regulations Here