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.
AIA’s annual leadership event reinforced one message for architects who want to exert influence: Find a seat at the local table.
Last month AIA Akron representatives attended AIA’s Grassroots Conference held in San Diego, California. Board President-Elect Peter Marks, Past President Eric Pros, AIA
and Executive Director, Jillian Tipton represented the chapters elected leadership.
AIA’s annual leadership event featured three days of inspiration and insight from mayors, developers, and urban planners, all of whom discussed expanding roles for architects in the reinvigoration of cities and community growth. The consensus: Start local. Find your niche, build your confidence, reinforce your value, and additional opportunities will emerge.
The Grassroots conference is held every year to share knowledge, experiences and challenges for chapter leaders and component officers. If you would like to learn more about Grassroots 2018 and the sessions AIA Akron attended, reach out to Jillian Tipton at jtipton@AIAAkron.org
A.R.E. 5.0 Study Session: Practice & Project Management, hosted by AIA Akron
Our next A.R.E. study session will be Saturday May 5th, 2018
Join us on Saturday May 5th from 11:00-1:00 pm at DS Architecture for our next ARE Study Session and lunch!
Our focus this month is Practice Management (PcM)
& Project Management (PjM).
Project Management (PjM) focuses on the management of architectural projects, including organizing principles, contract management, and consultant management. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in quality control, project team configuration, and project scheduling.
All study sessions will be free to members of AIA Akron, and cost $35 for non-members.
2841 Riviera Drive, Ste. 120
Fairlawn Ohio 44333