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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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2011 Toguchi Lecture


Peter Bohlin – AIA Gold Medal Recipient


A Joint Meeting with Akron-Canton CSI, AIA Cleveland & AIA Eastern Ohio

Tuesday, September 6 , 2011  – Toguchi Lecture – KSU


“The Nature of Circumstance”

Peter Bohlin’s presentation will relate to his interest in the nature of circumstances. Overall, Mr. Bohlin will outline his belief and interest in shaping our architecture to the particular circumstance of each project and the connection between this and many other aspects of architecture. His objectives: 1) The attendee will understand the nature of man, our senses, how we move, how we touch, our intellect and our emotions, our dreams, our past, our institutions. 2) Understand the nature of place, whether natural or man-made-the tilt and warp of the land, the sun and wind, rain or snow, its attitude, its spirit, the marks of man on a place, a dense urban world or a landscape that reveals its geological past and vestiges of man’s hand. 3) Understand the nature of making, of materials-stone, wood, concrete, steel, aluminum, glass, plastic, fabric. 4) Understand how these and many other circumstances, through intellect and intuition, shape a powerful and sustainable architecture.

Peter Bohlin is a seasoned architect who started his firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 42 years ago that has since grown to a practice of 150 people in six cities. The man who disdains having an office has designed them for others, along with stores, government buildings, visitors’ centers, and a host of other spaces public and private. In his 55-year career, his designs have garnered close to 500 awards, including his most recent: in early December 2010, Bohlin, 72, was named the 2010 Gold Medalist by the American Institute of Architects. The Gold Medal is the highest individual award given by the AIA and the profession’s highest individual honor, given in recognition of an accumulation of work that makes a significant and lasting impact on architecture.

Location: Kent State University | Dinner – Ballroom Balcony, 3rd Floor | Program – Cartwright Auditorium
Time: 5:00 – Social | 6:00 – Dinner | 7:30 Program*
*There is a short, outdoor walk between the location of dinner and the program. Please plan accordingly. There is no guaranteed parking at the Cartwright Auditorium and walking is recommended.
Cost: AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI members – included in 2011 dues.
Non-chapter CSI or AIA members and guests – $50.00
To Register: Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or admin@aiaakron.org by noon, Thursday, September 1, 2011.Learning Units: 1 AIA Learning Unit will be issued for this seminar. This seminar is equal to 1 contact hours for other organizations requiring continuing education.

Photo Credit: Apple Computer retail store on Fifth Avenue in NYC by Ed Uthman
via Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA 2.5)

The State of Green Building

Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC

Speaker Forum: The State of Green Building

Wednesday, August 31, 2011 7:00 PM to Wednesday, August 31, 2011 8:30 PM

Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval
University Circle
Cleveland, OH  44106

Proponents of green buildings have a long list of persuasive arguments they can use to convince clients and developers that green is the way to go. However, with the American economy in distress, the question of marketplace impact on green building, its future implementation and its affect on climate change remains.

Join the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the USGBC, in partnership with the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, for a presentation by Tim Cole, Executive Committee member of the U.S. Green Building Council and director of environmental initiatives and product development at Forbo Flooring. He will be joined by a regional panel of green building practitioners comprised of Bill Doty, LEED AP of Doty & Miller Architects, Jon Ratner of Forest City Enterprises and Tim Panzica, LEED AP of Panzica Construction who will provide their insight on local, regional and national green building practices, trends and technologies.

Cost for the event is included in the price of admission to the museum. COME SEE THE CLIMATE CHANGE EXHIBIT AND STAY FOR THE FORUM.

For additional details or to register: Click Here



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