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AIA Conference on Architecture 2018: June 21-23, New York City

Don’t Miss A’18

Get ready for three immersive days of what’s new and now in architecture and design, hosted in one of the most iconic cities in the world. At A’18, some of the most creative architects, designers, and firms will share how they’re creating their own blueprint and making a difference in cities of every size all over the world. Register today by clicking here.

AIA Grassroots 2018 Press Release

AIA’s annual leadership event reinforced one message for architects who want to exert influence: Find a seat at the local table.

Last month AIA Akron representatives attended AIA’s Grassroots Conference held in San Diego, California. Board President-Elect Peter Marks, Past President Eric Pros, AIA

 and Executive Director, Jillian Tipton represented the chapters elected leadership.

AIA’s annual leadership event featured three days of inspiration and insight from mayors, developers, and urban planners, all of whom discussed expanding roles for architects in the reinvigoration of cities and community growth. The consensus: Start local. Find your niche, build your confidence, reinforce your value, and additional opportunities will emerge.

The Grassroots conference is held every year to share knowledge, experiences and challenges for chapter leaders and component officers. If you would like to learn more about Grassroots 2018 and the sessions AIA Akron attended, reach out to Jillian Tipton at


A.R.E. Study Session: Practice & Project Management

A.R.E. 5.0 Study Session: Practice & Project Management, hosted by AIA Akron

Our next A.R.E. study session will be Saturday May 5th, 2018

Join us on Saturday May 5th from 11:00-1:00 pm at DS Architecture for our next ARE Study Session and lunch! 

Our focus this month is Practice Management (PcM)
& Project Management (PjM).

Practice Management (PcM) focuses on the management of an architectural practice, including professional ethics, fiduciary responsibilities, and the regulations governing the practice of architecture. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in business structure, business development, and asset development and protection.

Project Management (PjM) focuses on the management of architectural projects, including organizing principles, contract management, and consultant management. You should be able to demonstrate an understanding of and abilities in quality control, project team configuration, and project scheduling.

All study sessions will be free to members of AIA Akron, and cost $35 for non-members. 

Free lunch will be provided. 

Registration closes April 4th- register by clicking below. 

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If you have questions, please contact Zachary S. Forney, Associate AIA @