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 2011 National Convention and Design Exposition [website]
New Orleans | May 12–14
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
Join your fellow design professionals in New Orleans at the AIA 2011 National Convention, where we’ll explore the theme Regional Design REVOLUTION: ecology matters. New challenges and insights are guaranteed.
Preconvention Guide [pdf]
APRIL CHAPTER MEETING – APRIL 12, 2011
“Designing School 2.0: Agile Learners, Shifting Futures” Christian Long – Be Playful Design
The “Designing School 2.0: Agile Learners, Shifting Futures” session will offer a guided exploration through ideas, issues and questions concerning the relationship between 21st century education trends and the spaces in which learning takes place.
With an eye on emerging trends in technology and the shifting nature of the learner in the years to come, we will consider the implications for what a 21st Century learning environment looks like and how it can empower learners in the process. Attendees will also consider how schools can respond to the role of emerging technology while supporting students and teachers doing authentic work that is relevant in the today’s society in real time.
Note: The use of School 2.0 plays off of the idea of the evolving nature of the Internet from a static, top-down information resource to a shifting, two-way ‘conversational’ environment known as Web 2.0.
|Location:||National Inventors Hall of Fame School Center for STEM Learning, 199 S. Broadway Street, Akron 44308 | Limited metered, on-street parking available. Attendees encouraged to park in Summit County Parking Deck north side of STEM school. Enter main door on S. Broadway.|
|Time:||5:00 Promptly – Tour of the STEM School | 6:00 – Dinner | 7:00 – Program|
|Cost:||AIA Akron members (including student members) – included in 2011 dues.
Non-chapter AIA members or guests – $25.00
NO-SHOWS (member & non-member)– will be invoiced $25+ 5% administration fee. You must contact Carolyne Tinsley by April 4 to cancel your reservation to avoid being invoiced.
|To Register:||Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or firstname.lastname@example.org
by noon Monday, April 4, 2011
|Learning Units:||1.0 AIA Learning Units or 0.10 CSI Continuing Education Units will be issued for the tour and 1.0 AIA Learning Units or 0.10 CSI Continuing Education Units will be issued for the program following dinner. This Seminar is equal to 1.0 contact hours for other organizations requiring continuing education.|