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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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A’19: A Report from AIA Akron 2020 President Julie Whyte, AIA

In early June, delegates from AIA Akron traveled to Las Vegas for the 2018 AIA Conference on Architecture.

Components from all over the country gathered for the AIA Annual Meeting to kick off the conference. During the annual meeting, delegates voted on the proposed bylaw amendments as well as the approved resolutions. The two amendments voted upon were regarding the titling of allied members and the long-term financial stability and flexibility of the organization. Both amendments passed after hearty discussion and debate. Eleven amendments were proposed at the meeting as well, the highlight of these being Resolution 19-11: Resolution for Urgent and Sustained Climate Action. The new resolution proposed that AIA prioritize urgent climate action and support the movement to “decarbonize” buildings and the environment. The resolution was passed by an overwhelming majority of the delegates. The conference in the three days that followed was centered around the theme “Blueprint for a Better Future,” with sessions focusing on design being the incubator for transformation and positive change within communities. The city of Las Vegas was a stunning backdrop for this inspiring and motivating conference.

Practice Innovation Lab: OVR


The Ohio Valley Region of AIA, with the support of the Young Architects Forum and National Associates Committee, is hosting a Practice Innovation Lab (PIL) workshop.


The workshop consists of three sessions over two days in Cincinnati in tandem with the OVR Convention. The PIL will consist of teams of 5-7 individuals of any member category from each chapter in the OVR and will commence on August 2nd with a half-day workshop focused on introductions and high-level conversation on innovation. Teams will return home and spend the next several weeks working together to develop their concept. On Thursday, September 19th, teams will reconvene in Cincinnati for a full day of development in preparation for Friday’s presentation at the OVR Convention Keynote session. Travel stipends have been budgeted for teams to make the trip.

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Jillian R. Tipton
Executive Director

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

P: 330-699-9788
E: jtipton@AIAakron.org