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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
AIA Akron 2012/2013 Design Awards Program
Dear AIA Members:
Please consider entering the 2012/2013 AIA Akron Chapter Design Awards program. This program
provides recognition for exceptional work in the local area and beyond, and affords us the opportunity
to showcase our efforts to the public, our clients, and our peers.
As always, we hope to increase the number of entries, especially encouraging those who have not
traditionally participated in the program to submit their best work. Towards this end, we are accepting
projects in the categories of commercial, residential, unbuilt projects, miscellaneous, and student work.
We believe that this will encourage entries in all of the various market sectors, as well as “other” work
created by member firms or individuals.
Qualifying members/firms include any individual AIA Akron members completing work under their
own name (person holding the contract) or firms with at least one principal as an AIA Akron member
as of December 1, 2012. Entrants are asked to clarify if they are the Design Architects or Architects-of-
Record and Awards may be given jointly to the Design Architects and Architects-of-Record if they are
different. Students shall be Associate Members of AIA Akron or student members of the AIAS.
Qualifying projects for the built category are those completed after January 2010. Past winning
projects (in any category) are not eligible.
The first step in the submittal process is to send a completed entry form (attached) and entry fee for
each project to the AIA Akron offices at the address below. Upon our receipt of this completed entry
form and payment, you will be emailed a PowerPoint Template. This email will include instructions for
describing each entry, and instructions for graphic and photographic portions of the submittal. Once
again, we are requiring that all graphic information be provided in electronic format, so that digital
images can be used to more fully describe your project.
Deadline for submission of entries is February 15, 2013. A complete schedule is detailed below:
PowerPoint Templates available January 14, 2013
Entry fee of $75 per project is to be paid and entry form received before template is provided; make
checks payable to AIA Akron and send both to Design Awards, 2841 Riviera Drive, Suite 120,
Fairlawn OH 44333.
Submittals due, emailed by close of business on February 22, 2013. Submit entries to email address:
Judging, week of March 4, 2013.
Notification of winners, week of March 11, 2013
Awards Dinner – April 9, 2013
We look forward to receiving your submittal and recognizing the quality work produced by the firms
and individuals in our chapter. Please contact Carolyne Tinsley with any questions or comments on the
2012/2013 Design Awards Program at the AIA Akron Office.
Entries are due February 22, 2013, for
“Student” category projects – these
are projects completed during the
2010 -2011 or 2011-2012 school years
that are your own or your team’s work
(not under the direction of a firm)
In addition to receiving this prestigious award, the winning
entry(ies) will each also receive a $100 gift card.
There is no cost to submit projects and entry is completed
using electronic format which can be obtained through
Judging by a Jury selected by AIA Akron
Call Carolyn Tinsley, AIA Akron – Executive Director at
Or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for details.