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.
From the Kent CAED Events page:
The 2013 Spring Lecture Series is right around the corner. Stay tuned as we post specifics on each event. Preliminary dates are as follows:
- Eric Firley – Feb 20
- Gail Caskey Winkler – February 25
- Nicholas DeMonchaux – March 11
- Julio Amezcua – April 8
- Mario Carpo – April 17
More to come. Stay tuned….
AIA Akron 2012/2013 Design Awards Submittal
Dear AIA Members:
Please consider entering the 2012/2013 AIA Akron Chapter Design Awards program. This program
provides recognition for exceptional work in the local area and beyond, and affords us the opportunity
to showcase our efforts to the public, our clients, and our peers.
As always, we hope to increase the number of entries, especially encouraging those who have not
traditionally participated in the program to submit their best work. Towards this end, we are accepting
projects in the categories of commercial, residential, unbuilt projects, miscellaneous, and student work.
We believe that this will encourage entries in all of the various market sectors, as well as “other” work
created by member firms or individuals.
Qualifying members/firms include any individual AIA Akron members completing work under their
own name (person holding the contract) or firms with at least one principal as an AIA Akron member
as of December 1, 2012. Entrants are asked to clarify if they are the Design Architects or Architects-of-
Record and Awards may be given jointly to the Design Architects and Architects-of-Record if they are
different. Students shall be Associate Members of AIA Akron or student members of the AIAS.
Qualifying projects for the built category are those completed after January 2010. Past winning
projects (in any category) are not eligible.
The first step in the submittal process is to send a completed entry form (attached) and entry fee for
each project to the AIA Akron offices at the address below. Upon our receipt of this completed entry
form and payment, you will be emailed a PowerPoint Template. This email will include instructions for
describing each entry, and instructions for graphic and photographic portions of the submittal. Once
again, we are requiring that all graphic information be provided in electronic format, so that digital
images can be used to more fully describe your project.
A complete schedule is detailed below:
PowerPoint Templates available January 14, 2013
Entry fee of $75 per project is to be paid and entry form received before template is provided; make
checks payable to AIA Akron and send both to Design Awards, 2841 Riviera Drive, Suite 120,
Fairlawn OH 44333.
Submittals due, emailed by close of business on February 22, 2013. Submit entries to email address:
Judging, week of March 4, 2013.
Notification of winners, week of March 11, 2013
Awards Dinner – April 9, 2013
We look forward to receiving your submittal and recognizing the quality work produced by the firms
and individuals in our chapter. Please contact Carolyne Tinsley with any questions or comments on the
2012/2013 Design Awards Program at the AIA Akron Office.
Entries are due February 22, 2013, for
“Student” category projects – these
are projects completed during the
2010 -2011 or 2011-2012 school years
that are your own or your team’s work
(not under the direction of a firm)
In addition to receiving this prestigious award, the winning
entry(ies) will each also receive a $100 gift card.
There is no cost to submit projects and entry is completed
using electronic format which can be obtained through
Judging by a Jury selected by AIA Akron
Call Carolyn Tinsley, AIA Akron – Executive Director at
Or e-mail email@example.com for details.