- August 25th: The 2017 AIA Akron Design Awards submission deadline is a mere four weeks away. Please use the following link to submit your proposal: https://aiaohio.secure-
- September 11th: The Toguchi Memorial Lecture: Peter Bohlin, FAIA, an American architect and the winner of the 2010 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects. He is a founding principal of the Architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.
- September 12th: AIA Akron Building Tour: Building the Future of Health Education – The Health Education Campus at Case Western Reserve University Designed by Foster + Partners http://www.
fosterandpartners.com/design- services/engineering/ structural-engineering/ cleveland-health-education- campus-structural-design/
- October 13th: Save the date for the AIA Akron Design Awards Biennale Masquerade at Greystone Hall,103 S High St, Akron, OH 44308
- November 2nd: The AIA Akron Fundraiser: Dueling Pianos at the Tangier. Be entertained while helping us to raise funds for student scholarships.
- 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
430 Grant Street
August 3rd Lien Rights Membership Meeting
Thirsty Dog Brewing Co.
529 Grant St.
Akron, OH 44311
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
Akron Innerbelt Design Charrette
Please join us on Saturday, June 3rd from 10am-3pm for an inter-disciplinary collaborative event at the new CAED facility.
We’re cosponsoring a design charrette for local architects, landscape designers, college students in any design discipline, and area artists (in the visual & performing arts) to re-imagine the Akron innerbelt. Lunch & basic sketching materials will be provided.
Please RSVP to ensure there’s enough food for you! You may RSVP at the hot button below (AIA registration page) or by going to the Craig Thompson Architecture Facebook page:
Register by May 30th
The registration deadline is May 30th.
May 25th Chapter Meeting
Drones for Good
When: May 25, 2017, Deadline to register is May 19, 2017
Where: The Ruhlin Company
6931 Ridge Road
Sharon Center, OH 44274
Cost: AIA Members – Included in dues, Non-Members of AIA Akron – $25,
AIAS Students – $10, KSU students – $15
5:30 pm Dinner – arrive early and sign-in.
6:30 pm Seminar
7:30 pm Drone Demonstration
Thomas Wasinski, certified Remote Pilot/Drone Operator and Founder of Aerial Agents will be highlighting all of the benefits of UAV/Drone Technology as well as safe operations and best practices.
“Drones for Good” Presentation will cover:
* Inspecting inaccessible and hazardous areas
* Gather accurate site data
* Safe Operations of drones on the job site (Do’s & Don’ts)
* Best Practices
* FAA regulations
* Practical uses
* The difference between the many types of small Unmanned Aerial Systems
Course number: OHAK052517
Learning Units: 2 HSW’s.
Deadline to Register Is May 19, 2017
• Trade Show Floor – Meet with over 50 diverse exhibitors displaying their newest and innovative products
529 GRANT ST #106, Akron, OH 44303
Director of Planning and Urban Development
Toguchi Lecture Kent State University
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
February 10, 2017 is now the Registration Deadline
“The Language of Architecture”
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.
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.
Royal Ontario Museum [ROM], Toronto, Canada, 2007
5:00-Social & Registration,
3rd floor Student Center
* Remember to bring your parking ticket to Room 310AB to be validated.
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
Cost of Dinner:
Akron-Canton CSI members & AIA Akron members – included in 2017 dues
AIA Eastern Ohio members – $25.00
Non-chapter members of AIA Akron or Akron-Canton CSI and guests – $50.00
PayPal: payment must be made by credit card at the time of registration. It is not necessary to have a PayPal account in order to pay with a credit card.
Check: We need to receive your application before the registration deadline. Please print and fill out the online form. Send it with your check made out to Akron-Canton CSI. Mail it to the address below.
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Wednesday February 15, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
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Joanne Brussee, Executive Director