AIA Akron is pleased to launch our new website! You can now visit our new home on the web:
As an organization for design and innovation leaders, it’s important for us to make information regarding our thought leadership, events and programs easily accessible and brand consistent for our members, potential members, and sponsors. With our new website hosted on AIA National’s platform, we have provided our website visitors an easier way to learn about AIA National and AIA Akron’s services while browsing information on both a local and national level. The new website also gives better access to our mission, events, and local career board to better serve you, our members.

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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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Architecture Is … 2011 Award Winners

‘Architecture Is …’ AIA Akron’s annual competition for T-shirt Design and Essay writing for Grades Kindergarten through 12th grade and Special Education this spring.

The purpose of these contests is to help promote an awareness of the roles that architecture and the built environment play in everyday life. Submissions reflect each student’s personal interpretation of just what “Architecture is …” This program has been enthusiastically received by students and teachers alike and we are looking forward to their participation again this year.

This years program took place on May 3, 2011
at Camp Y Noah – Green, Ohio

Check out the winning artwork below.

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Many thanks go to The Ruhlin Company who is a BRONZE LEVEL sponsor for Architecture Is …
The Ruhlin Company

2011 CLEVELAND DESIGN COMPETITION is now OPEN for registration


The 2011 Cleveland Design Competition invites professionals, students, firms and designers from all over the world to submit visions for a new kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) public school in Downtown Cleveland. At a time when educators are implementing dramatically new ideas in pedagogy, curricula and organization models, the reinvention of learning environments deserves equal attention. The 2011 Cleveland Design Competition presents an opportunity to re-imagine the school and explore how educational facilities must evolve to provide world-class opportunities for learning.

Competition Schedule

Competition Announcement 

Jury Announcement

Registration Deadline

Late Registration Deadline

Submission Deadline

Juried Review

Reception & Exhibition

May 2nd, 2011 

May 27th, 2011

July 8th, 2011

July 29th, 2011

August 3rd, 2011


August 19th, 2011

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Jillian R. Tipton
Executive Director

2841 Riviera Drive, Ste. 120
Fairlawn Ohio 44333
Appointment Only. 

P: 330-699-9788