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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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Change in CES Language

AIA Continuing Education Requirement for Members

AIA architect members are required to complete 18 learning unit (LU) hours of continuing education per year for membership renewal. Of those 18 LU hours, at least 8 hours must be in Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) topics. Of those 8 HSW hours, at least 4 hours must be in topics relating to sustainable design (SD).

NOTE: AIA continuing education requirements in many cases differ from the state MCE requirements. For instance, the AIA accepts coursework on general course topics, but many states accept only HSW coursework.


Change in CES Language

Effective January 1, 2012, AIA/CES will no longer be using the term Learning Units (LUs) when referencing credits for approved courses.  Instead, we will be referring to them as Continuing Education Hours (CEHs).  Over the course of the next few months, do not be alarmed if you see this change throughout CES Discovery, tutorials, manuals, and other resources.  As always, do not confuse Continuing Education Units (CEUs) with Continuing Education Hours (CEHs). One CEU equals 10 CEHs, which are contact hours. To register courses and report credit, refer to CEHs, not CEUs.

Upcoming Green Events

Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC

Upcoming  Chapter Events


Conversation on Green Building in Stark & Summit

Date/Time: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

51 East Market St.
Akron, OH 44308

Our Akron Canton Extension is partnering with Entrepreneurs 4 Sustainability (E4S) on their
monthly program with the topic of green building. We’ll be discussing current sustainable building projects and initiatives happening in Stark and Summit counties. We’ll also provide some LEED updates and Greenbuild 2011 highlights.

No cost to attend. Advance registration encouraged at www.e4s.org.


Movie Night: The Greening of Southie

Date/Time: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM

Akron Public Library Main Branch
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326

Set on the storied streets of South Boston, The Greening of Southie is a feature documentary about Boston’s first residential green high rise, The Macallen Building, and the union men and women who set out to construct it. Building green has its challenges, and the job site has its skeptics. When things on the building site start to go wrong, the young development team has to keep the project from unraveling. Funny and poignant, The Greening of Southie is a story of bold ideas, new environmentalists and the future of the way we live.

Following the film, the audience is invited to walk over to Crave where we will enjoy a networking session.

Access to the film is on a first come first serve basis. Space is limited to 100 people.
Please note: The film is 70 minutes long and contains explicit language.

There is no cost to attend this event. Mark your calendar and register here today or simply by sending an email to info@neogreenbuilding.org.


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Jillian R. Tipton
Executive Director

2841 Riviera Drive, Ste. 120
Fairlawn Ohio 44333
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P: 330-699-9788
E: jtipton@AIAakron.org