2012/2013 Design Awards Program

AIA Akron 2012/2013 Design  Awards Program

 2012-2013 Design Awards Graphic

 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

University of Akron Martin Center

RSVP by noon April 3, 2013

 

This event is one of AIA Akron’s most prestigious events as we honor our local architectural firms for their excellence in building design. We want to recognize those who have made significant contributions to our profession and our community.

 

Please plan on joining us to honor our award winners for the 2012/2013 AIA Akron Chapter Design Awards. Our region has been blessed the past two years as our chapter produced 49 total entries, including 18 of those coming from KSU students and intern architects. A talented local jury was assembled to compare and contrast the entries, finally coming to a consensus on the winners which will be announced in a celebratory event at the Martin Center on The University of Akron campus on April 9, 2013. Please make your reservations now to join us for an evening of food, drink, and award winning design.

Did you know that the Martin Center was The University Club of Akron from 1909 to 1987?

In 1909 a group of young college graduates, most away from home, formed the University Club of Akron. The club, initially open only to men with at least two years of college, had a social, cultural, athletic and educational purpose. Nine years later, having grown considerably, the members built and moved into the building now known as The Martin Center. The lower two floors were used for social activities and the upper two floors for sleeping accommodations. At the rear of the building were clay tennis courts.

For the next fifty years, the club served as a gathering place for members and their dates or spouses. Intertwined with the growth of Akron, the roster of members read like a Who’s Who of the international rubber community. From club shows and dances to tennis tournaments and educational programs, the club thrived. Due to the buildings convenient location, many University of Akron activities also took place here.

In the 1970s, it became increasingly difficult for the membership to maintain the building. As a result, the facility was donated to The University of Akron in 978 with the agreement that the University Club organization be preserved, if possible. However, by 1987 it was apparent that the days of the old University Club were over and the membership disbanded.

Today, after considerable remodeling, the building once more reflects the grandeur of its early days. A center for University activities as well as numerous community, social, and education events, the spirit and ideals of the club and its founders endure.

Location: University of Akron Martin Center | 105 Fir Hill | Akron, OH 44304

 

Time:  5:30 Social, Hors D’oeuvres, Cash Bar, | 6:15 Dinner, followed by Awards Presentation

 

Cost:  $30 for ALL attendees

 

To Register: Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or rsvp@aiaakron.org by noon, April 3, 2013.

March CHAPTER MEETING

AIA AKRON MARCH CHAPTER MEETING

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

DEADLINE TO RSVP-NOON WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

Hilton Inn Fairlawn

 

Presentation Title:

Honoring America’s Heroes: How VA is Transforming the Veteran Patient Experience through Research Driven Design

 

Presenters:

Peggy Reed, AIA, LEED® AP      [Principal / Architect, NBBJ]

Ryan Hullinger, AIA      [Principal / Architect, NBBJ]

 

Program Description:

Our talk will focus on the research-driven design process for the VA Replacement Medical Centers in New Orleans and Omaha. The presentation will address the research techniques and key insights that have shaped the projects and are helping to reshape VA’s universal standards for patient care.

 

Both Replacement Medical Centers seek to honor America’s heroes -Veterans who have already served, and those yet to be born.

 

A decision was made at the onset of both projects to embed human-centered-design expertise on the team in order to influence the ultimate design of the medical centers. The hypothesis was clear: by integrating new perspectives from social science and other design domains, we could provide insight into Veteran and staff behaviors, and deliver a high-performance facility that honors the Veterans it serves.

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn relevant social science research techniques for targeted design outcomes
  • Identify key strategies for translating raw research data into integrated design results
  • Understand hurdles and challenges of incorporating research into large team workflow
  • Learn strategies for promoting innovation within the leadership structures of complex institutional clients

 

Location:
The Hilton West,  3180 W. Market Street Akron, Ohio 44333

 

Time:

5:00 Social/Registration |  6:00 Dinner | 7:00 Presentation

 

Cost:

AIA Akron members (including student members) – included in 2012 dues.

Non-chapter AIA or guests – $30.00.

 

Register:

Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or rsvp@aiaakron.org by noon Wednesday, February 27.

 

Learning Units: 

AIA approved 1 HSW LU, equal to 1.0 contact hour for other organizations requiring continuing education.

AIACES

January CHAPTER MEETING

AIA Akron January CHAPTER MEETING

Thursday, January 17, 2013

“Architecture Building Design Competition Presentations”

Two Hours HSW/SD CEUs

 

 

In August, Kent State President Lester A. Lefton announced that the College of Architecture and Environmental Design will get a new home on the Kent State University Esplanade, a pedestrian walkway through campus that is currently being extended into downtown Kent, Ohio.

 

The new $40M College of Architecture will unite a program which is currently being housed in three separate buildings.  After receiving 37 submissions from international and national design firms, a short list of four has been created.  Please join us as we listen to the long awaited presentation of their solutions.

 

The four teams selected for the last stage of the design competition are:

  • Bialosky + Partners Architects, with offices in New York and Cleveland, in association with Architecture Research Office of New York
  • Richard L. Bowen + Associates Inc. of Cleveland in association with Weiss/Manfredi of New York
  • The Collaborative Inc. of Toledo, Ohio, in association with the Miller Hull Partnership of Seattle
  • Westlake Reed Leskosky with offices in Cleveland and four other cities

 

Learning Objectives:

  • The four firms will outline their strategy for creating a sustainable solution for the building.
  • Each firm will present their solution for siting and justify it as it relates to aesthetics, connections to campus and maximizing environmental effects on the building.
  • Discuss overall programming and code adherence in addition to general life safety compliance.
  • Each firm will show how their solution provides a contextual, yet unique, solution and how it ties into the campus utilizing proper materials, building entry/connection, and building siting.

 

The new architecture building is part of the university’s campus transformation, called “Foundations of Excellence: Building the Future,” which involves the construction of new buildings, facility upgrades and establishment of dynamic, new spaces. The goal of this initiative is to create the most outstanding academic experience for students, faculty, staff, alumni and the greater community enriched by the university.

 

On January 17, 2013, the four selected teams will present their design concepts, sustainability data and a cost estimate to the selection committee, followed by an abbreviated presentation that will be open to the public, including College of Architecture and Environmental Design students and faculty. While the sustainability data is analyzed and the cost estimate will be reviewed by independent sources, the presentation materials will be further evaluated by the jury to determine the winning design scheme. The winner of the competition is expected to be announced in February 2013.

 

Location:

Kent State University | Dinner – Ballroom Balcony, 3rd Floor | Program – Cartwright Auditorium*

 

Time: 

5:00 – Social | 6:00 – Dinner | 7:00 Program*

Parking tickets will be validated

* There is a short, outdoor walk between the location of dinner and the program. Please plan accordingly. There is not guaranteed parking at the Cartwright Auditorium and walking is recommended.

 

Cost:

* AIA Akron members – included in dues

* Non-members of AIA Akron and guests – $25.00 to be paid in advance of meeting by noon, Thursday, January 10, 2013

 

To Register:

Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or RSVP@aiaakron.org

by noon, Thursday, January 10, 2013.

 

Learning Units:

2 AIA LUs/HSW/SD will be issued for the program. The program is equal to 2 contact hours for other organizations requiring continuing education.

2013 ‘Architecture Is …’

2013 ‘Architecture Is …’

 

AIA members,

Send forms to family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

 

Download ‘Architecture Is…’ information and forms to send to family, friends, and neighbors.

 

 

AIA Akron, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, is announcing its annual competition for T-shirt Design and Essay writing for Grades Kindergarten through 12th grade and Special Education this spring. The purpose of this contest is to help promote an awareness of the roles that architecture and the built environment play in everyday life. Results should reflect each student’s personal interpretation of just what “Architecture is…” We would appreciate it if you would distribute copies of the enclosed flyers to the teachers or art teachers within your school district. Or give the information to children in your family, or to your friends and coworkers. We want this program to reach out to as many children as possible.

 

The Awards Ceremony will be held at Camp Y-Noah on May 7, 2013. This year, AIA Akron broadened the exposure and experience of “Architecture Is…” through a traveling art and essay exhibit that was extended throughout the year to showcase the students and their schools into the greater Akron community. In the past, we have seen the impact on each participant for being in the “spot light” for just one night. We would like to extend that “spot light” and showcase the winners throughout different public venues, such as libraries, hospitals, city halls, and art museums as well as utilize the winning artwork for promotions for the following year’s program at participating schools. We envision the artwork traveling to the venues for display, for an estimated 2-3 month show, so that the community at large can enjoy the artwork of your students.

 

AIA Members Participation Needed to Distribute

Thank you for your assistance in distributing this information to as many contacts as possible. Send the ‘Architecture Is…’ documents to family members, friends, co-workers, church, or your local school. If you have any questions about the program, please contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or admin@aiaakron.org.

 

Download ‘Architecture Is…’ information and forms for distribution.

 

2012 Annual Meeting Report

Annual Meeting Report

At the AIA Akron Annual meeting October 9, we held our election of officers for 2013.

We are happy with the slate of candidates we received and are looking forward to a great year.

One issue came up during the election that we wanted to bring to your attention:
Per Bylaw Article 4.1.1, it states that we must hold an Annual meeting in October and at that meeting we are to elect next year’s officers. Under article 4.2.2 it states that a quorum for such meetings is required to be 20% of the chapter membership. The meeting was held per 4.1.1 but we did not have a quorum per 4.2.2. We presented the issue to the members who were present and it was unanimous to proceed without a quorum, but to inform the chapter membership of the vote and allow you to weigh in with any nominations or questions regarding the slate of officers.

Don Rife, AIA 2013 President Elect

2013 Slate of Officers & Directors:

President Don Rife
President-Elect Emily Steiner Little
Past President Don Funk
Secretary Melinda Scalfaro
Treasurer Todd Westover
3-year Director Brian Miner
3-year Director Phil Steinberg
3-year Director Paul Waltz
1-year Director John Wheeler
1-year Director Susan Allen
1-year Director Stefanie Smith
Associate Director Mike Sanbury
1-year KSU CAED Liaison Doug Steidl, FAIA
3-year AIA Ohio Director Bob Chordar
3-year AIA Ohio Alternate Director Jeff Barber

October 9 Annual Meeting

Steve Litt is a native of New York with more than 30 years experience as a journalist specializing in art, architecture and urban development. Steve joined The Plain Dealer in 1991 after moving north from Raleigh, N.C., where he worked for The News and Observer newspaper. He is a regular guest on public radio, WPCN 90.3FM and television, WVIZ and contributes to ARTnews magazine and other national publications including Metropolis, Architectural Record and Planning, the magazine of the American Planning Association. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in art from Brown University and a master’s degree from the School of Journalism at Columbia University, and is completing a master’s degree in city planning at Cleveland State University. Since 2004 he has been named Best Critic in Ohio seven times by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists and The Cleveland Press Club. In 2010, Steve was awarded the Robert Bergman Prize of the Cleveland Arts Prize, given to community leaders dedicated to a democratic vision of the arts. Steve lives in Shaker Heights with his wife, Rosalie, and daughters, Sarah and Elizabeth.

Update: Mr. Litt will address Repositioning Northeast Ohio’s Cities. Steve says, “Our region has been given up as a lost cause, but cities are rebounding because of changing demographics, a new interest in urban living, new financing tools and a rising emphasis on sustainability. Yet the region still faces immense challenges from the inefficient pattern of sprawl encouraged by the interstate highways. What role should architects play in this changing landscape?

 

Location:    Kent State University|Dinner: 306ABC – 3rd floor

Program:    Kiva, 1st floor Student Center

Time:           5:00 – Social | 6:00 – Dinner | 7:00 – Program

DEADLINE TO RSVP – October 3, 2012

 

Cost:            AIA Akron members included in 2012 dues.

Non-members of AIA Akron and guests – $25, to be paid in advance of meeting by October 5.

Payment may be made by credit card, contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788.

Please Note: Parking validation will be provided. Remember to bring your parking ticket to the meeting to have it stamped.

 

To Register:    Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or RSVP@aiaakron.org

2012 Toguchi Lecture — John Peterson

Tuesday, 04 September 2012
Kent State University

A joint meeting of AIA Akron, AIA Eastern Ohio and Akron-Canton CSI

Social and Dinner – Ballroom Balcony, 3rd Floor, Student Center
Program – The Kiva

5:00 – Social  |  6:00 – Dinner  |  7:00 – Program

Cost:  AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI members – included in 2012 dues. Non-chapter AIA or Non-chapter CSI members and guests – the cost is $50.00, to be paid in advance of meeting by Aug. 29. Payment may be made by credit card.

To Register:  Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or admin@aiaakron.org by noon, Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Learning Units:  1 AIA Learning Unit will be issued for this seminar. This seminar is equal to 1 contact hour for other organizations requiring continuing education.

 

Speaker: John Peterson, AIA, Founder and President of Public Architecture
Discussing the role architects play to the community and what impact they can exert through design.

 

John Peterson, AIA, Founder & President of Public Architecture, conceived of and established in 2002. John serves as the chief spokesperson and strategist for Public Architecture as well as design director and a member of the board of directors. John maintains a small private architectural practice, Peterson Architects, which for over 15 years has dedicated an extraordinary amount of time to pro bono work, serving arts institutions, city agencies, community development corporations, nonprofit organizations, and social service agencies. John has been appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom to both the San Francisco Green Vision Council and Open Space Task Force. He is also an elected member of the South of Market Business Association board of directors as well as past chair and a current member of the Urban Solutions board of directors.

John is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Nice Modernist award from Dwell magazine, the Jefferson Award for Public Service, numerous citations from all levels of the AIA, as well as the 2009 Designer of the Year award jointly with former Executive Director John Cary. John earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design. During the 2005-2006 academic year, he was a Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Public Architecture’s Founder and President will speak about opportunities for designers to more fully engage the nonprofit sector and provide service to populations that have historically not invested in the design of the built environment. He will highlight the use of design to tackle social issues, the development of a new market for design services, and how Public Architecture is developing the resources and infrastructure to support the intersection of the design and social sectors. You can expect to acquire an understanding of the current state of pro bono service within the design profession. He will present different models of pro bono service. You will learn how to incorporate pro bono service into current practice and learn opportunities to provide design services to underserved communities.

 

 

 

 

 

Update: Thank you to Tim Culvahouse, FAIA, Editor-in-Chief of AIA California Council and past Board Member of Public Architecture, for standing in and delivering the Toguchi Lecture.

CHAPTER MEETING – June 2

AIA Akron June Chapter Meeting

 

RSVP NOW…

SATURDAY – June 2, 2012

Sustainable Tour of Oberlin College

and Conservatory

 

Deadline to RSVP is 5/28/12

 

RSVP@aiaakron.org or call – 330-699-9788

This tour is designed to provide the attendee an understanding of some of the sustainable design features implemented on the Oberlin College and Conservatory campus. We will visit the Adam J. Lewis Center, The Bertram and Judith Kohl Building, Robert A. Kahn Hall and the Williams Field House. The tour will allow the attendee to experience new and old sustainable building materials and systems, along with observing the many ways the College has implemented sustainable strategies over time the impact of having established LEED Silver as the minimum standard for new buildings on campus.

 

The tour will be conducted by Steven Varelmann, College Architect. The objectives of the tour are:  1) Building Design – The attendee would be able to understand the significance of Building Orientation and how it relates to energy (i.e. passive heating), day-lighting and views. The presenter will provide a discussion on how each architect positioned their building on their respective sites to accomplish these goals.   2) Energy Efficiency – The presenter will describe the energy efficiencies utilized in groundbreaking Adam J. Lewis Center the Robert A Kahn Hall. The attendee will be able to observe the 3,700 square feet of photovoltaic cells that allow the A. J. Lewis Center to function as a net energy producer for portions of the year.  3) Material and Systems – Observe the impact that the hidden acoustical needs of the Kohl Building had on the building design. The attendee would be able to discuss the design of the complex wall systems and the life cycle cost decisions that were explored that will result in less energy consumption; as well as demonstrate how codes, regulations, controls, life safety and the needs of the unique program impacted these decisions on the design.  4) Site Design – The attendee will examine the methods and materials used by the designers to contain storm water on site. They will be able to see how the design of the A. J. Lewis Center took into consideration the use of gray water produced by a Living Machine that also keeps the Center’s water needs to a minimum.
2 HSW/SD LUs.

 Adam J. Lewis Center

Just north of I-80, between Toledo and Cleveland, is an unexpected educational facility that is setting a shining example of sustainable building for ecological and human health. Completed in 2000, the Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies is an ongoing green build experiment, as its energy performance is studied and adjusted as green technologies continue to evolve. It just goes to show that you don’t have to live in sunny California in order to efficiently harvest solar power.

 

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Departure from AIA Akron Office

 

Everyone will meet at the AIA Akron Office, 2841 Riviera Drive. Park in the lot next to the AIA Office building (not in the parking lot associated with the offices).

 

Everyone should be at the AIA office parking lot no later than 7:15 AM to depart no later than 7:30 AM. We will be returning to the AIA office 12 noon. Lunch is on your own.

 

Upon arriving at the college, we will meet at the Adam J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies, 122 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH, 44074.

 

Click here for campus map.

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How to Get to Oberlin

Oberlin College is close to several interstate highways, including I-80 (the Ohio Turnpike), I-480, and I-90. The college is located in Northeast Ohio at the junction of state routes 58 and 511. Please use these driving directions to the Carnegie Building, 173 W. Lorain St., which houses several administrative offices including admissions. Use these directions in conjunction with a map.

 

Driving from the East

I-80 (Ohio Turnpike): Travel west to exit 140 (Amherst/ Oberlin interchange). Go south for six miles on Ohio Route 58 to Lorain Street (Ohio Route 511). Turn right on West Lorain Street. At the next intersection, turn right on North Professor Street. The Carnegie Building is on your right.

I-90: Travel west and exit at Ohio Route 2 west. Exit at Ohio Route 58 in Amherst and follow the directions above.

I-480 (from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and points east of Oberlin): Follow I-480 west as it becomes Ohio Route 10 west toward Norwalk as it becomes Ohio Route 20 west. Take ramp right for Ohio Route 511 toward Oberlin. The Oberlin exit, Ohio Route 511 west, is also Lorain Street. One block after passing the intersection of Ohio Route 58, turn right onto North Professor Street. The Carnegie Building will be on your right.

 

Driving from the South

Travel on I-71 north to I-80 west (Ohio Turnpike). Take exit 140 (Amherst/Oberlin interchange) and go south for eight miles on Ohio Route 58 into Oberlin. At the intersection of Ohio Route 58 and Lorain Street (Ohio Route 511), turn right on West Lorain Street. At the next intersection, turn right on North Professor Street. The Carnegie Building is on your right.

Alternate routes: Take I-71 north to exit 196 (toward West Salem). Go north on Ohio Route 301 to Ohio Route 303. Go west on 303 to Ohio Route 58. Take 58 north into Oberlin. You also can follow I-71 north to exit 186 (toward Ashland). Go east on U.S. Route 250 to Ohio Route 89. Go north on Ohio Route 89 to Ohio Route 58. Go north on Ohio Route 58 into Oberlin. Turn west (left) at the intersection onto West Lorain Street. At the next intersection, turn right on North Professor Street. The Carnegie Building is on your right.

 

Driving from the West

Take I-80 (Ohio Turnpike) east to exit 140 (Amherst/Oberlin interchange). Go south for eight miles on Ohio Route 58 into Oberlin. At the intersection of 58 and Lorain Street (Ohio Route 511), turn right on West Lorain Street. At the next intersection, turn right on North Professor Street. The Carnegie Building is on your right.

Register Now – Deadline May 30, 2012 

RSVP@aiaakron.org   or call – 330-699-9788

 

Location: Oberlin College, Adam J. Lewis Center for Environmental Studies , 122 Elm Street, Oberlin, OH, 44074
Time: 7:30 – depart AIA Office | 9am Tour Adam J. Lewis Center | 10am Tour Bertram & Judith Kohl Building | 10:45am Tour Robert A. Kahn Hall | 11:30 – 11:45 Tour Williams Field House | 12 noon return to AIA Office
Cost: AIA Akron members (including student members) – included in 2012 dues.        Non-chapter AIA or guests must pay in advance, by May 28 – $25.00.
To Register: Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or rsvp@aiaakron.org by noon Monday, May 28.
Learning Units: AIA approved 2 HSW/SD LUs for first tour. The tour is equal to 2.0 contact hours for other organizations requiring continuing education.

2012 Architecture Is …

AIA Akron May Chapter Meeting

 

RSVP NOW…

May 1, 2012

Architecture Is…

T-shirt Design and Essay Competition

Deadline to RSVP is 4/27/12

… AIA Akron’s annual competition for T-shirt Design and Essay writing contest. Come join us for a fun night and see the creativity in pictures and in words as submitted by the next generation. The competition is for grades Kindergarten through Twelfth Grade and Special Education. The purpose of the contest is to help promote an awareness of the roles that architecture and the built environmental and how that  plays out in everyday life. Dinner for members is included in their dues.

 

Register Now for May 1 Chapter Meeting  

Deadline to RSVP – 4/27/12

RSVP@aiaakron.org   or call – 330-699-9788

 

Location:         Camp Y-Noah · 815 Mount Pleasant Road · Clinton, OH 44216

Time:                 6:00 – 6:30 Check in| 6:30 – 7:30 Dinner | 7:30 – 8:30 Awards Presentation

Cost:                 AIA Akron INCLUDED IN DUES

Non-chapter AIA Akron – $25.00

To Register:      Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or RSVP@aiaakron.org

by noon, April 27, 2012

CHAPTER MEETING – April 19

AIA Akron April Chapter Meeting

A Joint Meeting with Akron-Canton CSI & USGBC

Thursday, April 19, 2012

 

Register Now for APRIL 19 Bridgestone Technical Center Tour – Deadline to RSVP – 4/13/12

RSVP@aiaakron.org or call – 330-699-9788

 

Matthew C. Sutter, our tour guide is originally from the Washington DC area, Matt graduated from Virginia Tech with a Bachelors degree in Architecture and moved to Ohio in 1992. Matt is a LEED AP, is a registered architect in several states and Partner at SōL Harris/Day Architecture in Canton, Ohio where he has led the focus on green building practices. He led the design team for the Bridgestone Akron Technical Center and is involved with the design of the Aultman Compassionate Care Hospice Facility, both of which will be LEED certified projects. Matt lives in North Canton where he enjoys playing hockey with his four boys on his backyard ice rink.

 

 

Bridgestone Technical Center: The research laboratory for testing new advanced tire compounds and the prototype and quality control engineering offices are designed to reach LEED Gold Certification. The design incorporates many “green” strategies including: Vegetated Roof, Filtered Chemical Hoods to Eliminate Stormwater, Runoff Bioswales, Cistern for Rainwater. The interactive tour of the new Bridgestone Techical Center will review the sustainable features and code-related atrium features. The objectives: 1)Life Safety – The tour will highlight the smoke exhaust system and the sprinkler system requirements that are necessary for life safety in the Atrium. 2) Site Design – The tour will highlight the sustainable site features that increase the water infiltration on the site. Rain Gardens, Bioswales, a Green Roof and an Above Ground Cistern will be reviewed. 3) Energy Efficiency – The tour will highlight the envelope systems including triple pane glass panels, air infiltration membranes, rain screens and lightweight roofing systems. 4) HVAC Systems – The tour will highlight the unique HVAC system that is a heat sink system which results in a 30% energy savings over a conventional design. Limited to 23 people per organization, first come first serve.

 

 

Location:          Bridgestone Technical Center |10 East Firestone Boulevard| Akron, OH 44317

Time:                 5:00 – 5:30 Registration | 5:30-6:30 – Tour | 6:30-7:30 Dinner

Cost:                  AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI members included in dues

Non-chapter AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI and guests – $25.00

To Register:    Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or RSVP@aiaakron.org

by noon, Thursday, April 13, 2012

Learning Units:  1 AIA LU/HSW/SD will be issued for this seminar. This seminar is equal to 1 contact hour for other organizations requiring continuing education.

CHAPTER MEETING – March 6

AIA Akron

 MARCH CHAPTER MEETING

March 6, 2012

Building Tours

SoL Harris/Day & Stark State College

Presentation by Gensler

  (At Stark State College)

 

RSVP deadline – noon Wednesday, Feb. 29

 

To register, contact Carolyne Tinsley, 330.699.9788, or rsvp@aiaakron.org  

 

SCHEDULE FOR THE EVENING:

5:15 pm – Registration for tours

Sol Harris/Day Tour & Stark State College Tour – 1LU/HSW/SD

5:30 pm – Tour of SoL Harris/Day offices – 6:00 pm – Travel to Stark State College – Parking pass required, map to Stark State College here

6:15 pm – Tour of Stark State Business and Entrepreneurial Studies Center

(Stark State College * 6200 Frank Avenue NW * North Canton, Ohio 44720)

6:45 pm – Registration for presentation

7:00 pm – Dinner & Presentation by Gensler at Stark State College- 1LU/HSW

8:00 pm – Conclusion of evening

 

COST –     AIA Akron members (including student members) – included in 2012 dues.

NON-MEMBERS OF THE AIA AKRON CHAPTER – $25

 

SoL Harris/Day Architecture’s New Office Headquarters

6677 Frank Ave. N.W. | North Canton 44720

 

 

Sustainable Design, Speakers: Domenic Ferrante, AIA-LEED AP and Matthew Sutter, AIA-LEED AP. This presentation will provide an insight tour of (2) recently completed facilities and how the LEED strategies were implemented in each building.  Some of the sustainable design features include building orientation, solar hot water, day-lighting, views, insulated wall systems, pervious pavers, storm water management, material selections, live roof system, heat island affect and energy efficiency.

This tour is designed to provide the attendee an understanding of sustainable design features implemented in SoL Harris/Day Architecture’s office building and Stark State College’s Business Entrepreneur Center. The tour will allow the attendee to experience new building materials and systems, along with observing day-lighting and spaces designed with direct views to the outdoors. The tour will be conducted by Domenic Ferrante, AIA-LEED AP and Matthew Sutter, AIA-LEED AP

 

Objectives:

  1.  Building Design – The attendee would be able to understand the significance of Building Orientation and how it relates to energy, day-lighting and views. The presenter will provide a discussion on why the building was positioned on the site.
  2. Energy Efficiency – The presenter will describe the energy efficiencies utilized in these (2) new buildings. The attendee will be able to observe the Solar Hot Water System that was used to supply the hot water use in the building.
  3.  Material and Systems – See the results of an insulated wall and roof system to the building and decisions made by life cycle cost that will result in less energy consumption; as well as demonstrate how codes, regulations, controls, life safety and alarm systems impacted these decisions on the design.
  4.  Site Design – The attendee will examine the methods and materials used by the designer to contain storm water on site. This design took in consideration of preserving the site and dealing with some of the environmental impacts.

 

Tour of Stark State Business and Entrepreneurial Studies Center

 

Directions from SoL Harris Day to Stark State College:

From the Harris Day Sol parking lot, turn right (south) on Frank Avenue NW. Continue straight ahead until you see the main entrance for both Stark State College and Kent State University at Stark on your left. Turn left and enter parking area. Please follow map to the closest parking areas. Click here for map.

You will need a parking pass for Stark State College, print pass and put on your dashboard – PASS – CLICK HERE

 

Measuring Workplace Performance

Speaker: Cindy Coleman, Gensler

The presentation will focus on the role design research and targeted measurement has on improved project impact and design innovation. The discussion will be a case study of Gensler’s Workplace Performance Index (WPI).  The WPI measures how people work within organizations and how workplace strategy, planning, and design support its activities. WPI lets those same organizations measure the effectiveness of new and renovated work settings, and benchmark how that performance measures up-before and after a project is completed-against their top-performing peers.

Cindy Coleman is a strategic planner with over 32 years in the design industry. As a strategist, Cindy’s role is to steer effective alignment of a client’s organizational goals to a well-informed design response. Cindy holds a faculty position in the department of Architecture, Interior Architecture at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Objectives:

  1. 1. Better understand the role of strategy in the design process
  2. 2. Acquire skill in identifying client-valued performance measures
  3. 3. Acquire skill in translating performance measures to design strategy
  4. 4. Discover methods of communicating measures to client and design team

CHAPTER MEETING – February 14th

AIA Akron FEBRUARY CHAPTER MEETING

February 14, 2012   at The Tangier

 

Energy Efficient Glazing, Speaker: Bob Schrock CSI CCPR, LEED AP BD+C. PPG Industries Architectural Services Manager

The PPG presentation on Energy Efficient Glazing will provide information on the technology used in manufacturing glazing and low e coatings.  It will demonstrate how low e coatings work and how energy use in a building is impacted by the selection of low e coatings.  It will explore the relationship between energy management and visible light, define Spectrally Selective glass, discuss the differences between “passive” and “solar control” low-e coatings and show the impact of low e coatings applied on either surface #2 or #3. It will look at the choices of low e performance and available tints when selecting glazing for a project. Participants will gain a better understanding of how to select a proper glazing system for their projects.  The presentation will discuss how glazing systems relate to the LEED rating system for energy, day lighting and material resources.  Participants will learn how the energy, environmental and economic benefits of low-e glass have been quantified through studies and simulation modeling. Bob is the Architectural Services representative for PPG Industries. Bob services the architect and designer community in Ohio representing PPG products in Division 5 Architectural Metals, Division 8 Glazing, and Division 9 Paint. He has been in the industry since starting in 1979 with Porter Paints, a brand of PPG Industries. Bob holds certification in several organizations including CSI, USGBC, NACE and SSPC. Bob has presented AIA accredited programs on topics of paint, coatings and glass at chapter and regional meetings for several associations. Bob lives with his family in Cincinnati. (1 HSW LU)

 

Architecture IS an Economic Engine the AIA Strategic Initiatives, Speaker: Jud Kline, AIA

This presentation will focus on the role architects have in shaping the community, profession, and institute economic future. Attendees will recognize strategic initiatives being developed by AIA Ohio to promote architects and develop opportunities for business. You will also learn the significance of advocacy as a means to enhance the profession within the community and how to be a resource in the link to legislative action. You will engage in promulgating tactics to implement strategies leading to value creation within the communities you serve. Judson A. Kline, FAIA, LEED AP, Senior Director of Herschman Architects, Inc., a retail and shopping center design firm where he has practiced for 36 years.  With an extensive list of retail and developer clients, he has experience in concept design, production, development, and tenant coordination for shopping centers. He has been an adjunct professor and lecturer in the Kent State University College of Architecture. Jud is NCARB certified and licensed in 11 states. He is a member of AIA (Cleveland past president AIA Ohio 2012). (1 LU)

 

PLEASE NOTE – AIA Akron will be going to electronic/email notification of Chapter Meetings beginning in March. This will be your last notification by card invitation. Please check your email or the AIA Akron website (http://aiaakron.org/events/) for current meeting information.

 

Location: The Tangier,   532 W Market St, Akron, OH 44303-1893, (330.376.7171)
Time: 5:00-5:30 Social/Registration |  5:30-6:30 Bob Schrock Presentation  |  6:30-7:30 Dinner | 7:30-8:30 Jud Kline Presentation
Cost: AIA Akron members (including student members) – included in 2012 dues. Non-chapter AIA or guests – $25.00.
To Register: Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or rsvp@aiaakron.org by noon Friday, February 10
Learning Units: AIA approved 1 HSW LU for first presentation & 1 LU for second. Each presentation is equal to 1.0 contact hour for other organizations requiring continuing education.