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.
an Unconventional Convention
Dayton, Ohio will host the next AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention on September 15-17, 2011. The convention will bring together well over 400 architects from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio for three days of programs and networking. In addition, we are incorporating an “Unconvention” designed by and for AIA Associate Members and Architects registered less than three years. The Unconvention will include its own agenda as well as shared educational programs and events that will be integrated into our core convention agenda. This approach has been developed to provide opportunities for more experienced AIA members to interact and learn with (and from) the future leaders of our profession. We are excited about this unique approach and are seeking presentations that will complement this unique collaboration.
Potential focus areas: Sustainability, Longevity of the Profession, Design, Surviving Difficult Times/Practice Management, Infrastructure, Health Care, Schools, Tax Credit/Financing, Community Design and Planning. Submitters are encouraged to collaborate on programs. The committee will look favorably on programs that show strong collaboration.
They encourage presentations applicable to one of these focus areas, the Convention Programming Committee will review and consider alternate program submittals. They plan to offer several programs that meet the AIA Sustainable Design CE requirements and/or USGBC GBCI credit requirements.
They ask that proposals are submitted no later than Friday, April 15, 2011.
They will notify submitters by Monday, May 16, 2011.
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]