AIA Ohio Annual Convention

“Body + Building / Architecture:
Creating Environments for Well-Being”

September 12 – 15, 2012   l Cleveland Ohio


The Cleveland Chapter of the American Institute of Architects  is pleased to host the upcoming AIA Ohio Convention, September 12-15, 2012.   The convention is expected to bring together over 400 architects and allied professionals from around the state and regionally for four days of programs and networking.  The host hotel is the Wyndham Cleveland at Playhouse Square, 1260 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44115


On the AIA Ohio page you will also find a Tentative Schedule of Events, a Complete Schedule with Session Descriptions, the Tour Descriptions, Registration Fees and Hotel Information

Keynote speakers include Stanley Saitowitz, Natoma Architects Inc.; Massimiliano Fuksas, Massimiliano Fuksas Architetto; Fred Collopy, Case Western State University Weatherhead School of Management; and Farshid Moussavi, Farshid Moussavi Architecture,

It wouldn’t be an AIA Ohio Convention without fun social events at interesting venues, and 2012 will be no exception.  The Thursday Host Chapter Icebreaker reception will be at the beautiful and elegant Cleveland Botanical Gardens.  On Friday evening enjoy the settings provided by the Playhouse Square Theatres while you attend the AIA Ohio Awards Banquet.


REGISTRATION IS OPEN! – Register today for the AIA Ohio Convention.

AIA OVR Convention – Emerging Professionals

The cost for Emerging Professionals is only $50!


This cost includes the following:

1. OVR Icebreaker Reception on Thursday 9/15/11

2. Any OVR Convention session on Thursday – Saturday

3. All “Unconvention” sessions for Emerging Professionals

4. Exhibit Hall on Friday 9/16/11

5. Cocktail Reception on Friday 9/16/11

6. Breakfast and Lunch on Saturday 9/17/11

7. Cost of a shared hotel room or ½ the cost of a Private room

Discover . Design . Dayton

an Unconventional Convention

Dayton, Ohio will host the next AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention on September 15-17, 2011.  The convention will bring together well over 400 architects from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio for three days of programs and networking.  In addition, we are incorporating an “Unconvention” designed by and for AIA Associate Members and Architects registered less than three years.  The Unconvention will include its own agenda as well as shared educational programs and events that will be integrated into our core convention agenda. This approach has been developed to provide opportunities for more experienced AIA members to interact and learn with (and from) the future leaders of our profession. We are excited about this unique approach and are seeking presentations that will complement this unique collaboration.

Potential focus areas: Sustainability, Longevity of the Profession, Design, Surviving Difficult Times/Practice Management, Infrastructure, Health Care, Schools, Tax Credit/Financing, Community Design and Planning.  Submitters are encouraged to collaborate on programs.  The committee will look favorably on programs that show strong collaboration.

They encourage presentations applicable to one of these focus areas, the Convention Programming Committee will review and consider alternate program submittals.  They plan to offer several programs that meet the AIA Sustainable Design CE requirements and/or USGBC GBCI credit requirements.

They ask that proposals are submitted no later than Friday, April 15, 2011.
They will notify submitters by Monday, May 16, 2011.