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.
Akron, Ohio– July 29, 2018 – The 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated AIA member Chas Schreckenberger from AIA Akron to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession. The 2018 Fellows were recently honored at an investiture ceremony at the AIA Conference on Architecture 2018 in New York City.
The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Out of a total AIA membership of over 90,000, fewer than four percent of members are distinguished with the honor of fellowship and honorary fellowship. The elevation to fellowship is conferred on architects with at least 10 years of membership in the AIA in one or more of the following nomination categories:
- Promoted the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession
- Advanced the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural
- education, training and practice
- Coordinated the building industry and the profession of architecture through leadership in the AIA
- and other related professional organizations
- Advanced the living standards of people through an improved environment
- Made the profession of ever-increasing service to society
Charles has held offices in the AIA at Local, State and National levels and has served on several local boards including Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens, The Summit County Historical Society, Goodwill Industries of Akron, Weathervane Playhouse, Knights of Columbus, St. Bernard’s Finance Council and serves on the Green Historic Preservation Commission. A graduate of Kent State University, Charles is a Principal at Braun & Steidl Architects, a Studio of Prime AE in Akron, and lives in Green with his wife Kimberley of 37 years.
The Upjohn program funds up to six research grants of $15,000-$30,000 per recipient annually for projects completed in a 6- to 18-month period. The research should relate to architectural knowledge that can be applied within the discipline. One grant will be dedicated to design and health principles.