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
5:00 – 6:00       Registration & Social
6:00 – 7:00       Presentation
Continuing Education:
Assistant to the Mayor
Director of Planning and Urban Development
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March 22 Lunch + Learn

AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI
March 22, 2017 Lunch and Learn
Sustainable Solutions for Shading & Daylighting
By Construction Specialties, Inc. 
One hour seminar detailing the use of sun controls on commercial buildings.  Read more

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”

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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, 

Room 310AB,

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

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

POSTPONED! – 2016 Toguchi Lecture

Due to a scheduling conflict with Daniel Libeskind, he will be unavailable for the September 15 lecture.

We have decided to cancel the dinner as well.

The Dinner Fee will be refunded to those who paid through PayPal.

The Kent State College of Architecture and Environmental Design is working on rescheduling the Toguchi Lecture with Mr. Libeskind.

As soon as that date becomes available, an invitation will be sent to register for the event.

— Thank you for your understanding —

Make your AIA Ohio Hotel Reservations Now!

A block of rooms is being held until Sept. 5 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Akron, Ohio, for the AIA Ohio Convention, Oct. 6-8, 2016. AIA Ohio has secured a group of rooms at the very competitive rate of $129 plus tax per night.
To reserve your room for the convention contact the hotel directly at 800-321-2211 and be sure to mention that you are part of AIA Ohio to receive this special group rate.
Contact AIA Ohio at aiaohio@assnoffices.com, or 614.221.0338
See you in Akron!

Sponsorship – Toguchi Lecture 2016

FINAL CALL for SPONSORSHIP, September 2nd, 2016!

Sponsor now!

Toguchi Lecture at Kent State University

Guest Speaker:

Daniel Libeskind


Network with 100+ Architects and get your firm’s name out there!

POSTPONED! – 2016 Toguchi Lecture

September 15, 2016
Toguchi Lecture at Kent State University
Noon, September 9, 2016 Registration Deadline
Click Here if You Can’t Make It

Click Here  if you would like to be a sponsor.

Guest Speaker…
Daniel Libeskind
Presenting: The Language of Architecture

Where: Kent State University, 800 E. Summit Street, Kent, OH 44240
When: 5:00Social & Registration, Room 306abc*, 3rd floor Student Center
  * Remember to bring your parking ticket to room 306abc 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: Akron-Canton CSI members & AIA Akron members – included in 2016 dues. 
$25  AIA Eastern Ohio Members
$10  AIAS
$15  KSU Students (non-members of AIAS)
$50  Non-chapter members of Akron-Canton CSI or AIA Akron and guests
Pay by credit card, PayPal or check; to be paid in advance by the Sept. 9 RSVP deadline. 
No fees collected at the door. Please make checks payable to Akron-Canton CSI.
AFTER PARTY at Ray’s Place
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In the architecture world, few designers can claim to have a more clearly-defined style than Daniel Libeskind. Much of Libeskind’s work is instantly recognizable for its angular forms, intersecting planes, and frequent use of diagonally-sliced windows, a style that he has used to great effect in museums and memorials – but which seems equally adaptable to conference centers, skyscrapers and shopping malls.
Not long after completing high school, in 1965, Libeskind became a naturalized American citizen. That same year, he chose to study architecture, enrolling at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Libeskind told Cathleen McGuigan of Newsweek that his pursuit of architecture seemed like a natural progression, as it is a field that “combines so many of my interests. Mathematics, painting, arts. It’s about people, space, music.” When the World Trade Center was under construction, Libeskind used to wander down to the site, as he related to Devin Leonard of Fortune magazine: “We used to come down here at lunch when the trade center was being built. It was the most incredible building in New York.”
Studio Libeskind is involved in designing and realizing a diverse array of urban, cultural and commercial projects around the globe.  Our Studio is a collaboration of architects and designers that believe architecture is a practice of optimism. We approach our projects with the attitude that to make great places, you must believe in the future, but also remember the past.
Daniel and his partner Nina Libeskind established Studio Daniel Libeskind  in Berlin, Germany, in 1989 after winning the competition to build the Jewish Museum Berlin. In February 2003, Studio Daniel Libeskind moved its headquarters from Berlin to New York City when Daniel Libeskind was selected as the master planner for the World Trade Center redevelopment.
Buildings by Daniel Libeskind?
Jewish Museum Berlin, “Between the Lines,” Berlin, Germany, 1989-1999.
Felix Nussbaum Haus, “Museum ohne Ausgang,” Osnabrëck, Germany, 1995-1999.
Danish Jewish Museum, “Mitzvah,” Copenhagen, Denmark, 1996-2003.
Extension to the Victoria & Albert Museum, “The Spiral,” London, England, 1996-2006.
Imperial War Museum North, “Earth Time,” Manchester, England, 1997-2002.
Studio Weil, Private gallery for Barbara Weil, Port d’Andratx, Mallorca, Spain, 1998-2003.
Jewish Museum San Francisco, “L’Chai’m: To Life,” San Francisco, CA, 1998-2005.
Maurice Wohl Convention Centre, Bar-Ilan, “The Book and the Wall,” Bar-Ilan University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 2000-2004.
Extension to the Denver Art Museum, “The Eye and the Wing,” Denver, CO, 2000-2005.
London Metropolitan University Post-Graduate Centre, “Orion,” London, England, 2001-2003.
World Trade Center Site Plan, “Memory Foundations,” New York, NY, 2002-.

Continuing EducationAIA CE logo
The Language of Architecture
1 LU/HSW, AIA CES pending approval
The AIA Ohio Convention this year will take place in Akron, Ohio, at the John S. Knight Center.  In addition to provocative and interesting educational sessions, this year’s convention will offer dynamic keynote speakers and unique social events.  Earn LUs, meet up with friends and colleagues, learn a little bit and have fun – all at the AIA Ohio Convention!  We’ve posted everything you need to know about the convention here: 
www.aiaohio.org/convention, including the schedule of events, a link to download the convention app and a list of Registration fees (spoiler alert:  It’s a bargain!).
REGISTRATION IS OPEN! – Click here to register today for the AIA Ohio Convention.  Want a discount?  We’ll offer 10% off registration fees to those who register by Aug. 1!  Use EARLYBIRD10 in the discount code box to receive this discount.
Hotel reservations can be made at the Courtyard by Marriott, located at 41 Furnace Street in Akron.  Call the hotel directly at 800-321-2211 to reserve your room.  Be sure to mention that you are with AIA Ohio to receive the group rate of $129 plus tax per night.
Questions?  Contact AIA Ohio at aiaohio@assnoffices.com, or 614.221.0338.
See you in Akron!
Thursday September 15, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Kent State University
800 E. Summit Street
Kent, OH 44240
Driving Directions

Click Here if you would like to be a sponsor

 If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call me. Contact information below.


Thank you for your attention and response. I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.




Carolyne Tinsley
AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI

AIA Ohio Convention 2016

We have two keynote speakers scheduled during the AIA Ohio Convention in Akron.  On Thursday, Oct. 6, convention attendees will hear from Jane Weinzapfel, FAIA, from the AIA National Gold Medal Firm (2007) of Leers Weinzapfel Associates in Boston.  Jane is a design leader in campus academic facilities and campus design in general, and has a special expertise in award-winning infrastructure and transportation design. Dedicated to the craft and technology of design, she has led many of the firm’s investigations of new materials and systems.  Jane has been a Visiting faculty member at MIT’s School of Architecture and Planning and at the University of Arizona College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, where she was on the Dean’s Advisory Committee. In 2002 she was a Visiting Artist at the American Academy in Rome. She lectures and participates on design juries widely throughout the United States, Italy, and the Middle East. She has been a Design Critic and Lecturer at several universities in the U.S. and abroad.
On Friday, Oct. 7David Riz, FAIA, from Kieran Timberlake in Philadelphia will join us offering a keynote presentation as well as his perspective as the jury chair for the AIA Ohio Design Awards.  David practiced architecture in Japan and taught design in Taiwan prior to joining Kieran Timberlake in 1999. He has led projects that employ experimental construction methodologies with radically altered supply chains and lofty sustainable goals.  Focusing on promoting open, collaborative exchanges that foster design, David has significant experience with the large-scale integration of architecture, landscape, and the public realm. He was responsible for several campus projects such as the Northwest Campus Housing Infill at University of California Los Angeles; a master plan for a new Liberal Arts Campus for Yale University and the National University of Singapore; and the West Campus Residential Initiative at Cornell University.

Full registration at the AIA Ohio Convention includes these two dynamic keynote speakers – register today!
The Convention website includes all the information you need:
Already registered?
Make sure to download the Convention App to access your schedule, speaker handouts, session surveys, sponsor & exhibitor info, and to connect with colleagues.

Akron Hotel Block Information
A block of rooms is being held until Sept. 5 at the Courtyard by Marriott in Akron, Ohio, for the AIA Ohio Convention, Oct. 6-8, 2016. AIA Ohio has secured a group of rooms at the very competitive rate of $129 plus tax per night. To reserve your room for the convention, contact the hotel directly at 800-321-2211and be sure to mention that you are part of AIA Ohio to receive this special group rate.  You can also book online, by clicking here.

2017 AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention Dates Announced
Next year, the AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention
will take placeSeptember 27-29, at the Union Station Crowne Plaza in downtown Indianapolis, IN.  More information will be forthcoming – for now, save the date!
Contact AIA Ohio at aiaohio@assnoffices.com, or 614.221.0338
See you in Akron!

AIAU New Energy Series

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AIAU’s new Energy Series plugs you into the latest developments in energy use and efficiency. From HVAC innovations to climate-specific strategies, these courses cover the tools, techniques, ideas, and innovations that power your designs forward. The AIAU Energy Series is sponsored by Big Ass Solutions.

Sustainable HVAC Design
Earns 1 LU / HSW / RIBA
Discover how innovative HVAC design delivers surprising savings and improved air quality by pairing traditional HVAC with energy-efficient air movement.

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Designing Climates: Enhancing Thermal and Visual Comfort
Earns 1.5 LUs / HSW / GBCI / RIBA
Re-establish your control of comfort with this course that reintroduces the fundamental principles of thermal and visual comfort in buildings and landscapes.

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Design and Performance: The Tesla Motors Lesson
Earns 1 LU / RIBA
Put your career into high gear, and learn how an integrated design approach can revolutionize process and product.

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Creating Comfortable Outdoor Spaces for People and Communities
Earns 1.5 LUs / HSW / GBCI / RIBA
Learn the tips, tricks, and tools to manipulate the microclimate and maximize comfort and efficiency in your designs.

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The Power of Zero: Optimizing Value for Next Generation Green
Earns 1.5 LUs / HSW / GBCI / RIBA
Explore the costs and savings of next-generation green technologies as leading authors and experts evaluate performance against industry standards.

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Designing to an Energy Budget: Focus on Small Firms and Projects
Earns 1 LU / GBCI / RIBA
This case-study course introduces you to the ease, impact, tools, and approach to effectively integrate energy performance into your process and your projects.

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Net Zero Energy Buildings in 7 Climate Zones
Earns 1 LU / HSW / GBCI / RIBA
Study the challenges and learn the techniques and solutions for Net Zero Energy Buildings in 7 distinct North American climates.

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Bundle and save an extra 15%!
Take advantage of AIAU’s bundle discount and save an additional 15% when you buy four or more courses.

That’s 15% off the special member price of $25/course. Non-members save 15% off the non-member price of $40/course.

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Kent State CAED Spring Lecture Series 4/1

No April Fool’s here…this lecture is really happening!

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Save the date!

Please join us at the Cleveland Museum of Art on April 1 for a major symposium exploring productive relationships between comics and architecture. Short presentations and roundtable discussions among leading architects, artists and scholars will begin at 1:00 PM, followed by an illustrated keynote conversation between Françoise Mouly and Chris Ware at 5:00 PM. MIX at CMA (art, music, and mingling) will follow the keynote conversation.

The symposium is free and open to the public, but there is a charge for parking and tickets to MIX at CMA (http://www.clevelandart.org/events/special-events/mix-at-cma). Please arrive early for seats in Gartner Auditorium!

April Chapter Meeting

We’re shaking it up and trying something new…come join us for breakfast!

April Chapter Meeting
Breakfast & Workshop
Best Practices Marketing, Business Development Practices
For Seller/Doers
When:  April 6, 2016, Deadline to register is April 1, 2016
Where: The Tangier, 532 W Market St, Akron, OH 44303, free parking
Cost:  AIA Members – Included in dues, Non-Members of AIA Akron – $25, AIAS Students – $10, KSU students – $15
7:30 – 8:30       Registration & Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00     Presentation
  10:00 – 10:30     Break, beverages provided
  10:30 – 12:00     Presentation
Continuing Education: 3 hours / 3 LUs (AIA CES approved)
Peter J. Kienle, FSMPS, CPSM, MBA
Kienle Communications, LLC
Strategies for Marketing Professional Services
Pete Kienle currently works in Virginia, but is a native of Ohio where he attended OSU for his BSBA and MBA.  Mr. Kienle has over 25 years of experience in the AEC Industry and is a past SMPS National President (Society for Marketing Professional Services). He has worked in marketing and business development for such firms as NBBJ, Acock Associates and Moody Nolan. His background also includes work as an Owner’s Representative, allowing him to understand what Owners are looking for.  He was the manager for the Ohio Department of Mental Health and oversaw the planning, design and construction of institutional facilities totaling over 200 million dollars.
Kienle writes a monthly column called Executive Strategies for the PSMJ publication, AE Marketing Journal.  He has also written articles for numerous national publications, including Marketer, the Journal of the Society for Marketing Professional Services.  He has presented over 100 marketing and BD programs for AEC firms, ACES, SMPS and AIA Chapters across the country. Mr. Kienle is a Certified, Professional Services Marketer (CPSM) and has been designated a Fellow of SMPS, the highest national honor for an AEC professional services marketer.
Workshop Program
Kienle will cover best marketing / BD practices for Seller/Doers, the backbone of any successful marketing/BD program in this very competitive environment.
   Topics will include:
  • How to make a good first impression
  • Why AE firms are hired
  • Effective networking practices at a conference or event
  • Tips for making effective presentations
  • Developing and leveraging relationships that win
  • BD selling exercise.
  • The four buying influences
Bring your tough marketing and BD questions for this experienced AEC marketer.
Deadline to Register Is April 1, 2016


Wednesday April 6, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT


The Tangier
532 W Market St
Akron, OH 44303
Driving Directions

If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to call me. Contact information below.
Thank you for your attention and response, and I look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
Carolyne Tinsley, Executive Director
AIA Akron

AIA Convention 2016


You’re invited!

The Philadelphia Museum Art crowns the city’s illuminated Benjamin Franklin Parkway. The culturally rich stretch is home to many parks, public works of art and museums, including Swann Memorial Fountain (pictured), the Barnes Foundation, the Rodin Museum, The Franklin Institute, The Academy of Natural Sciences, Sister Cities Park and many other attractions.

Have it all in Philly

May 19-21

AIA Convention 2016 is the architecture and design event of the year.
A provocative lineup of celebrity speakers. An awe-inspiring array of tours, parties,
exhibitors, seminars, and more. All happening in a legendary American city known
for attitude, passion and perspective.
Click here for more info and to register now!