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AIA Ohio Legislative Alert


 AIA Ohio Legislative Alert
Update: Status of Interior Design Licensing Bill (HB504)
David Field CAE
Hon. AIA Executive Vice President

As you may know Rep. Dorothy Pelanda has introduced HB504 which would enact a certification program for interior designers doing commercial work in Ohio. The Ohio House Economic Development, Commerce and Labor Committee held a sponsor’s hearing on the bill February 27 and a proponent hearing March 20 prior to taking a spring recess March 26 to April 9.

Since the bill’s introduction, there have been ongoing discussions at AIA National as to whether the policy that states that “AIA generally opposes practice or title regulation of individuals or groups other than architects and engineers for the design of buildings” should be revisited. AIA EVP/CEO, Robert Ivy, FAIA, has had conversations with Cheryl Durst (EVP and CEO of IIDA National) on this topic.
AIA National is aware that a sizable portion of AIA’s membership fall on both sides of this issue and that the two organizations share many members. As a result, they have indicated that “we are trying to be thoughtful in our response to the most recent bill, HB 504.”
Over the past five weeks, an AIA Ohio Task Force has been developing a position on HB504 which will be submitted at the appropriate time in the legislative process and simultaneously distributed to all AIA Ohio members.

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AIA Ohio Design Awards – 2018 Program

AIA Ohio Design Awards
2018 Program

The AIA Ohio Design Awards Program promotes those projects that have distinguished themselves, through attention to high quality design, performance, and commitment to AIA’s 10 principles of livable communities. These awards recognize some of the best of Ohio Architecture.


Design Awards

25 Year Awards

Deadline: July 2, 2018

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If you have questions, contact:  
Kate Brunswick, CAE, Hon. AIA,  
AIA Ohio, 614.221.0338, ext. 225;  
Fax:  614.221.1989;  


American Institute of Architects Mentorship Program

REGISTRATION EXTENDED until noon on April 4th (today)!

American Institute of Architects Mentorship Program

Every great achiever is
inspired by a great mentor. 
Welcome to the AIA Akron & AIAS Kent State University Mentorship Program! The goal of this mentorship program is to pair students with professionals- providing both casual and educational events for mentors and mentees to interact and learn more about the architecture profession.
The process of mentoring allows the mentee to build knowledge, skills and abilities while attaining goals for career development. In turn, the process allows the mentor to enhance his or her own skills, proficiency and expertise by sharing in the development of a future professional
We hope you will join us either as a mentor or mentee at our first meeting, April 10th in the evening, at The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) at Kent State University.
To join this program, click below to register.

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Registration extended until noon on April 4th (that’s today)!

(Registration closes April 3rd, 2018)

CAED Building, Kent State University
132 S Lincoln Street
Kent, OH 44240