#firmcrawlfriday 03.17.2017

mota

Mota Design Group was founded in 2012 by Brett Moses and Joel Testa.  Having worked together previously on multiple projects, it was a natural partnership. They share a passion for progressive, forward thinking design. Read more

AIAU – New Project Solutions from the Experts

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#firmcrawlfriday 02.17.2017

hasenstab

Hasenstab Architects

hoz’-in-stob : hard to pronounce. easy to work with.

The “easy to work with” part has been our reputation and our story for nearly 35 years of delivering high quality architectural and engineering services from our offices in Akron, Ohio to the Northeast Ohio region and points beyond.Read more

#firmcrawlfriday 02.10.2017

Mann Parsons Gray Architects

Founded in 1972, the firm has had a consistent history finding viable solutions to building needs for clients. The success of this is best expressed by the continued confidence of our clients as demonstrated through successive projects and years of continuous service.

Concern for individual client’s needs and desires combined with the fine expertise and diverse background of the firm’s members, provides a solid base from which all aspects of a building project can be analyzed and solved. From aesthetic desires to economical considerations and long range planning, the firm has addressed and guided clients with varying building requirements.

The majority of our work is commissioned by repeat clients. We have provided professional services for a long list of healthcare, commercial hospitality, governmental and multi-family residential clients representing a wide range of building types. We urge you to explore our online portfolio.

The firm has continued to grow over the years due to our straightforward practical approach to building design, providing not only functional, but also visually pleasing architecture. The office/studio environment is one of collaborative input among the professional staff. Frequent contact between the Principals, architects, and support staff permits a continuing shift of perspectives which foster creative, fresh design solutions. Broad experience in a diversity of project types affords a solid background to handle most unique building situations.

Clients of Mann Parsons Gray Architects enjoy the benefits of a well established local firm and the collaborative design efforts associated with a team approach for each and every project.

learn more @ www.mpg-architects.com

AIA Ohio Valley Region – Call for open positions

AIA OVR

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS AIA OVR REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE TO THE AIA STRATEGIC COUNCIL, REGIONAL ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, AND YOUNG ARCHITECTS REGIONAL DIRECTOR

** February 21 is the deadline for candidates to submit for the three Ohio Valley Region positions, outlined below **

The AIA Ohio Valley Regional Assembly is soliciting nominations for three positions to represent the AIA Ohio Valley Region.

  1. Representative to the AIA Strategic Council, to replace Drew White, FAIA.  Any AIA Ohio Valley Region component may nominate a candidate.  Individual declarations of candidacy may be made as well.  The individual elected will begin a three-year term in December 2017, and serve until December 2020.  Nominations and declarations of candidacy should be made by sending a letter of intent from the candidate with supporting letters (not required…no more than three) and a list of qualifications to the AIA Ohio Valley Region, by February 21, 2017.

AIA Strategic Council members are responsible for establishing the vision and long term goals of the Institute.  The AIA Strategic Council serves an advisory role to the AIA National Board, but is not involved in governance.    Questions on the function, duties and responsibilities of the position can be emailed to Drew White (dwhite@axisarchitecture.com) if clarifications are needed.

Biographical information on each nominated or declared candidate shall be submitted to:

Attention Kate Brunswick, AIA Ohio Valley Region, 17 S. High St., Ste. 200, Columbus, OH  43215-3458.  If you choose, you may submit via email to Kate@assnoffices.com

Nominations or declarations will be forwarded to the AIA Ohio Valley Region Assembly Delegates for an election scheduled for April 21, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN.  Candidates should plan to be available to attend this Ohio Valley Region Assembly meeting in order to be interviewed by the Assembly.  Each candidate will have five minutes to present their qualifications, prior to a question and answer period by the OVR Assembly.

Please note, Drew White, FAIA, holds the position of the Second Representative to the Regional Council (see excerpt from the OVR bylaws, below).

Section 5. Election of Regional Director

The Regional Council shall call for the nomination of and shall elect the Regional Director(s) by vote of a simple majority of the Delegates present. The first Director from the Ohio Valley Region, shall be elected to serve a three-year term, and shall be perpetually succeeded by a director elected from the eligible membership of a Component in Ohio. The second Director shall serve an initial two-year term and shall be perpetually succeeded by a director elected from the eligible membership of Ohio, Indiana or Kentucky.

  1. Regional Associate Director (RAD), to replace Craig Chamberlain, Assoc. AIA.  Any component from the AIA Ohio Valley Region may nominate a candidate.  Individual declarations of candidacy may be made as well.  The individual elected will begin a two-year term on Jan. 1, 2018, and serve through Dec. 31, 2019.  Nominations and declarations of candidacy should be made by sending a letter of intent from the candidate, supporting letters (not required…no more than three) and a list of qualifications to the AIA Ohio Valley Region, by February 21, 2017.
  1. Young Architect Regional Director (YARD), to replace Chris Gerrity, AIA.  Any component from the AIA Ohio Valley Region may nominate a candidate.  Individual declarations of candidacy may be made as well.  The individual elected will begin a two-year term immediately upon election and will serve through Dec. 31, 2018.  Nominations and declarations of candidacy should be made by sending a letter of intent from the candidate, supporting letters (not required…no more than three) and a list of qualifications to the AIA Ohio Valley Region, by February 21, 2017.

Biographical information on each nominated or declared candidate for RAD and YARD shall be submitted to:

Attention Kate Brunswick, AIA Ohio Valley Region, 17 S. High St., Ste. 200, Columbus, OH  43215-3458.  If you choose, you may submit via email to: Kate@assnoffices.com

Nominations or declarations will be forwarded to the AIA Ohio Valley Region Assembly for an election scheduled for April 21, 2017.  Candidates should plan to be available to attend this OVR Assembly meeting, which will be held in Indianapolis, IN, in order to be interviewed by the Assembly.  Each candidate will have five minutes to present their qualifications, prior to question and answer by the Regional Assembly.

#firmcrawlfriday 02.03.2017

domokur

Domokur Architects

Our designs are a reflection of the mission and culture conveyed by each client. We create physical environments that are intimately connected to people, function, context and the environment to achieve the highest level of beauty and practicality.

We Listen, Collaborate, Create and Implement.

Each client and project is unique, but there are fundamental steps in our process that enable us to capture each vision and turn them into realities. We seek to thoroughly understand a design problem before offering a solution through communication with our clients about their needs and desires. Project delivery is highlighted by our steadfast attention to detail and our commitment to delivering the highest quality of professional services with the goal of creating exciting projects that exceed the expectations of our client as well as the people who will experience the environment.

learn more @ www.domokur.com

#firmcrawlfriday 01.27.2017

braunandsteidl

Braun & Steidl Architects

Overview & History

Braun and Steidl Architects provides architectural, interior design, and master planning services on projects that range from intricate restorations and renovations to multimillion dollar new structures, with a wide variety of building types. We pride ourselves on being a resource for our clients to assist them with, not only the initial project planning and design, but also as a resource for their ongoing maintenance needs. This background allows us to draw from a wide range of experience to respond to client desires with creative and appropriate design solutions.

Our firm is the recipient of the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm Award, which is bestowed upon firms that promote “the aesthetic, scientific and practical excellence of the profession.” We are proud that this award reflects distinguished service and design excellence, our ability to exceed client expectations, and it is one reason why over 85% of our work comes from repeat clients.

Braun & Steidl Architects was established in 1983 as an Ohio Professional Corporation in Akron, Ohio by founding principals Jack Braun, AIA, and Doug Steidl, FAIA. We expanded our geographical reach in 1994 with the opening of our Columbus, Ohio office. Now, into our fourth decade, our firm has evolved from its origin as a local practice to one that encompasses regional and national clientele. We have developed a strong portfolio in religious, higher education, K-12 schools, public, corporate, historic restoration, housing and hospitality markets.

learn more @ www.bsa-net.com

president’s post 20170106

Eric F Pros aia

 

 

 

 

 

Dear AIA Akron,

As the year begins, I wanted to introduce myself as the new AIA Akron President. I am incredibly honored and humbled to have the opportunity to serve the Akron Chapter in this capacity, and I look forward to the year ahead expectantly.

I would like to thank those that served on the 2016 board that will be retiring from their positions. Your dedication to the profession and commitment to the Akron Chapter is immensely appreciated. I would also like to thank the incoming board of directors in advance for their service. These industry leaders are uniquely poised to steer the Akron Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in the 2017 year.

I wanted to share my vision for the year ahead in the hope that this mission resonates with you, and that you will join me in my efforts to bolster the architectural profession in the Akron region. In addition to providing educational opportunities, there are three primary areas that I would like to focus our attention in the year ahead.

First, I wish to increase AIA Akron’s engagement with architecture students and young professionals in our region. It is my belief that the profession of architecture attracts some of the best and brightest young minds in the world. These individuals are truly the future of our profession, and it is our duty to support them as they embark on an architectural career path. Secondly, I aim to activate our chapter in initiatives targeting Community Development . As practitioners we have the duty to protect the Health Safety and Welfare of the public, AIA Akron must be an advocate for these goals in the broader context of the neighborhoods of Northeastern Ohio. Lastly I am targeting opportunities for greater Public Outreach throughout our region and beyond. Opportunities present themselves for enhanced member communications, collaboration with regional partners, and a greater public presence in our communities.

I look forward to receiving your input and for the chance to collaborate with you on these initiatives in the following months. I am optimistic about our endeavors, and enthusiastically look forward to working together to empower architects and design professionals to do their best work.
Excelsior,
Eric F. Pros, AIA, NCARB, MBA President

#firmcrawlfriday 01.13.2017

HarrisDay

Sol Harris Day… a 20+ person North Canton firm with both a prominent office and name: SōL, Latin for Sun, represents light, life and sustainable design.

“The SōL Experience is our formalized process of gaining relevant input about the type of people who will use the proposed building and the activities those people will engage in. It is about more than just constructing a container. Spaces should be built to satisfy the human experience, creating a ‘holistic environment’ that inspires people to aspire to their best in everything they do, whether it’s working, learning, playing or relaxing.

This process asks the kind of questions that go to the essence of what the building is all about and who will be using it. The information is essential in understanding how people are influenced, interact, and behave in response to their environment. Defining how form will follow people keeps those who will use the spaces now and in the future at the forefront of our thinking, from beginning to end.”

learn more @ www.solharrisday.com

Thank You Carolyne!

Carolyne

Carolyne Tinsley Retirement

The board of directors of AIA Akron and Akron Canton CSI would like to thank Carolyne Tinsley for her service over the past 7 years. She has done an exceptional job over the years and we wish her all the best as she retires. She will be missed!

2016 AIA Akron Annual Meeting

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The 2016 Annual meeting was a successful meeting and planning event. Held at the alluring Blu Jazz, members enjoyed good food and libations while socializing.

The following news and planning session was extremely productive and informative, especially as the results of a member survey were shared and discussed.

Thank you to all who attended!

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