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AIA Akron

AIA Akron is a local component of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). We represent over 170 members in 11 counties of the greater Akron area. Our mission is to organize and unite in fellowship the members of the Architecture profession. We promote the aesthetic, scientific and art of planning by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice, to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture to ensure the advancement of the living standards or people through their improved environment.

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2018 Cleveland Sand Festival

2018 Cleveland Sand Festival

AIA Akron’s Sand Castle

Construction Team Needs You!


Lets goes to the beach! Join AIA Cleveland & Akron at AIA Cleveland’s annual Sand Festival on Saturday, August 4th at Edgewater Beach. This event combines volleyball and sand castle construction to present a unique opportunity for local architects and designers to engage with the public on one of Cleveland’s premier beaches.

AIA Akron will be constructing a sand castle with the best of them, and we need you! If you would like to join the AIA Akron Sand Castle Construction Team, email Jillian R. Tipton, AIA Akron’s Executive Director no later than July 13, 2018.

All are welcome to this family-friendly event, generously hosted by Cleveland Metroparks and co-sponsored by AIA Akron.

Edgewater Beach
Saturday, August 4, 2018

Lunch + Learn: July 11, 2018

AIA & CSI Lunch & Learn (July 11, 2018)

Acoustically Enhanced Gypsum Board
Designed for High STC Wall Assemblies
Presented by Thad Goodman, National Gypsum

Over the years sound transmission in wall partitions has been a difficult issue to resolve. The use of sound resilient metal channels, double stud and staggered stud walls filled with  insulation was the design professional’s choice. As a result of innovation and a better understanding of acoustics, additional products are now available for the design of high STC wall assemblies.
Participants of this course will learn about the different sound resilient assemblies available for the design and construction of high STC wall partitions. We will also discuss fire rated assemblies, area separation walls and other wall partitions that require reduced sound transmission from space to space. At the end of this presentation participants will have a better understanding of conventional construction methods as well as an innovative means of  decreasing sound transmission while increasing valuable square footage.

Registration will close with 20 registrants or 
the Friday before our event, whichever comes first.

Contact Us

Jillian R. Tipton
Executive Director

2841 Riviera Drive, Ste. 120
Fairlawn Ohio 44333
Appointment Only. 

P: 330-699-9788
E: jtipton@AIAakron.org