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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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January Lunch + Learn Schedule

January 11, 2012, “Architectural & Security, Gate & Fencing Systems,” presented by Greg Marchione, Ametco Manufacturing.

The course provides an overview of gate and fencing systems, which are both functional and decorative, and are designed to meet modern security and design requirements while harmonizing with the surrounding environment. At the end of this program, participants will be able to identify a wide range of exterior and interior applications of today’s fence and gate systems based on their functional, decorative, and security requirements. We will discuss today’s fence and gate systems in terms of their composition, materials, coatings, and finishes, classify gate track configurations, hardware, hinges, and locking mechanisms. We will identify the performance elements of various types of fencing systems, and the attributes of a variety of infill panel designs. Finally, we will assess factors such as security, efficiency, aesthetics, and the surrounding environment, and specify the most appropriate gate and/or fencing system for a specific application. 1CEH.


January 25, 2012, Vertical Transportation “Choosing the Right Elevator for Your Building,” presented by Dan Baylor, ThyssenKrupp Elevator.

This course is a high-level overview of basic elevator design and function. After completion of this course, participants will: Be able to distinguish between the different classifications of elevators. Have a basic understanding of the hydraulic elevators. Have a basic understanding of Machine Room-Less elevators. Be able to compare different types of elevator installations, operating costs, traffic analysis, noise, energy savings, ride quality and cab weight allowances. Be able to determine the best fit for your building.  1CEH/HSW.


To register, please notify Carolyne Tinsley 330-699-9788 or RSVPLandL@aiaakron.org
The deadline to register is noon Friday prior to the meeting date.

Location: AIA/CSI Office, 2841 Riviera Drive, Suite 120, Fairlawn OH 44333
Enter at the back of the building, down the stairs, and first door on right. Free parking is available in separate lot directly behind Riviera Bowling Lanes (next to AIA/CSI Office Building)
Lunch & Learn times: 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm
Lunch is provided. Arrive about 15 minutes early so you can get your lunch and the presentation may begin promptly at noon.
Cost is FREE for AIA Akron and Akron-Canton CSI members.

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a $10 charge to non-members of AIA Akron and Akron-Canton CSI

ARE Study Sessions [UPDATE + Schedule]

ARE Study Sessions 2012 [January – July]

Make 2012 the year you become a Registered Architect!

Pass on to friends and peers. All are welcome. There are a few scholarships too.




2012 Architectural Registration Exam (A.R.E.) Study Session Series

The American Institute of Architects (A.I.A.), Cleveland and Akron chapters are proud to announce the 2012 Architectural Registration Exam (A.R.E.) Study Session Series for all future architects. The series is 7 A.R.E. study sessions, each covering 1 of the 7 sections of the A.R.E. These sessions will cover the NCARB review guides in-depth with explanation of how to approach and solve multiple choice and the practice exam vignettes, applicable project experience, relevant concept definitions, and open question time will also be provided.

NCARB’s website: The ARE currently consists of seven divisions that can be taken in any order. Exams include a combination of multiple-choice, check-all-that-apply, and fill-in-the-blank questions and graphic vignettes. Individual exam guides and exam practice programs are available in the Preparing for the ARE section

Sessions are led by experienced registered architects and engineers who have generously given their time to share their knowledge. Vocon is graciously hosting all sessions at 3142 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH 44115 on the 4th Saturday of the month, beginning on January 28th from 9am until 2pm.

Cost per session for AIA Associate members of any chapter is $25, cost for all 7 study sessions for AIA Associate members of any chapter is $110. Cost per session for non-AIA members is $40, cost for all 7 study sessions for non-AIA members is $210. (Cost of each exam is $210. Cost of AIA Associate member is around $240.) Late registration is less than the Monday at 5pm the week before the Saturday study session up to the day before and is $50 for anyone. If you want to come the day of and have not been registered, please bring a check for $60 made payable to AIA Cleveland.

Kaplan has donated 7 study guides (worth $700) and one for each session will be raffled off. Those who register for all sessions will receive two entries to each raffle.
Lunch will be provided for all with the support of IMAGINiT Technologies | Enabling Engineering Innovation. NCARB handouts will be printed by SE Blueprint, Inc. of Cleveland and Akron.

January 28, 2012: Thank you for attending

SD, Schematic Design, ARE Overview, Julia Sergo Cyganski of Process Creative Studios

February 25, 2012: Thank you for attending

CD&S, Construction Documents & Services, Eric Pempus of Oswald Companies: Selvaggio Teske + Associates

March 24, 2012:  Full – No availability

BS, Building Systems (Mechanical & Electrical), Matt Morgan and Shawn Callahan of Karpinski Engineering

April 28, 2012: 

PPP, Programming, Planning & Practice, Eric Pempus of Oswald Companies: Selvaggio Teske + Associates

May 26, 2012: Full – No availability

SS, Structural Systems, Aaron Lobas of URS Corporation

June 23, 2012:

SP&D, Site Planning & Design, Jack Baumann of Cleveland State University

July 28, 2012:

BD&C, Building Design & Services, TBD

Please come prepared with a basic understanding of the test and questions for the leaders. These sessions are spaced so that you may take the exams on your own soon and become a registered architect in 2012. For questions about each session, please contact Mary Helen Hammer at maryhelen@aiacleveland.com or call (216) 575-1242

For registration, please go to www.aiacleveland.com/ARE_2012 and you can pay via paypal/ credit card or call AIA Cleveland 1001 Huron Rd E Ste 101 Cleveland 216.575.1242


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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