AIA Akron is pleased to launch our new website! You can now visit our new home on the web:
As an organization for design and innovation leaders, it’s important for us to make information regarding our thought leadership, events and programs easily accessible and brand consistent for our members, potential members, and sponsors. With our new website hosted on AIA National’s platform, we have provided our website visitors an easier way to learn about AIA National and AIA Akron’s services while browsing information on both a local and national level. The new website also gives better access to our mission, events, and local career board to better serve you, our members.

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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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Nominations for the Young Architect Regional Director

The AIA Ohio Valley Regional Assembly is soliciting nominations for the Young Architect Regional Director (YARD) to represent the AIA Ohio Valley Region.

Young Architect Regional Director (YARD), to replace Matt Toddy, AIA.  Any component from the AIA Ohio Valley Region may nominate a candidate.  Individual declarations of candidacy may be made as well.  The individual elected will begin a two-year term on Jan. 1, 2020 and will serve through Dec. 31, 2021.  Nominations and declarations of candidacy should be made by sending a letter of intent from the candidate, supporting letters (not required…no more than three) and a list of qualifications to the AIA Ohio Valley Region, by June 14, 2019.

Biographical information on each nominated or declared candidate for RAD and YARD shall be submitted to: Attention Kate Brunswick, AIA Ohio Valley Region, 17 S. High St., Ste. 200, Columbus, OH  43215-3458.  If you choose, you may submit via email to:

Nominations or declarations will be forwarded to the AIA Ohio Valley Region Assembly for an election scheduled for August 2, 2019.  Candidates should plan to be available to attend this OVR Assembly meeting, which will be held in Cincinnati, OH, in order to be interviewed by the Assembly.  Each candidate will have five minutes to present their qualifications, prior to question and answer by the Regional Assembly.

Smart Sustainable Building Summit

The Home Builders Association of Summit & Portage Counties invites you to their Smart Sustainable Building Summit on May 1st, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Akron, Ohio.

AIA Akron members are invited to attend, to help be prepared for the new Building Code Changes coming July 1st!

The new codes will change your typical construction details and alter the cost of doing business. During this one-day seminar, experts will explain the new codes and show you how to build to the new requirements. Experience new products and discover cost-effective solutions.

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Jillian R. Tipton
Executive Director

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

P: 330-699-9788