2012 Candidates

 

On Tuesday, October 4, 2011, prior to our guest speaker, AIA Akron will be holding our Annual Meeting. During the Meeting we will hold the 2012 vote for the new slate of officers.

2012 Candidates – 

President

President-Elect

Past President

Secretary

Treasurer

3-year Director

3-year Director

3-year Director

1-year Special Director

1-year Special Director          

1-year Special Director

3-year AIA Ohio Director

3-year AIA Ohio Alternate Director

Associate Director

1-year KSU CAED Liaison

 

Don Funk, AIA

Don Rife, AIA

Jack Baumann, AIA

Brian Miner, AIA

Todd Westover, AIA

Tim Meyer, AIA

Phil Steinberg, AIA (2 years remaining)

Paul Waltz, AIA (2 years remaining)

Mike Sanbury, Assoc. AIA

Melinda Smith, AIA

Stefanie Smith, AIA

Bob Chordar, AIA (1 year remaining)

Jeff Barber, AIA (1 year remaining

TBD

Doug Steidl, FAIA

 

2012 Candidates – below is what Don handed out at the meeting. Don, did you find someone for the Associate Director to replace Sarah?

 

President                                                         Don Funk, AIA

President-Elect                                                Don Rife, AIA

Past President                                                 Jack Baumann, AIA

Secretary                                                         Brian Miner, AIA

Treasurer                                                         Todd Westover, AIA

3-year Director                                                Tim Meyer, AIA

3-year Director                                                Phil Steinberg, AIA (2 years remaining)

3-year Director                                                Paul Waltz, AIA (2 years remaining)

1-year Special Director                                   Mike Sanbury, Assoc. AIA

1-year Special Director                                   Melinda Smith, AIA

1-year Special Director                                   Stefanie Smith, AIA

3-year AIA Ohio Director                              Bob Chordar, AIA (1 year remaining)

3-year AIA Ohio Alternate Director              Jeff Barber, AIA (1 year remaining

Associate Director                                          TBD

1-year KSU CAED Liaison                            Doug Steidl, FAIA

ANNUAL MEETING [October 4]

AIA Akron October ANNUAL MEETING

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

 On Tuesday, October 4, 2011, prior to our guest speaker, AIA Akron will be holding our Annual Meeting beginning immediately after dinner at 6:45.  During the Annual Meeting, our President, President-elect, and Treasurer will be providing an update to the members of the current year as well as the 2012 vote for the new slate of officers.  If you have any questions prior to the meeting, please email Carolyne Tinsley at admin@aiaakron.org.

Due to unforseen difficulties, Martin Pangrace will not be the speaker at the meeting. We have a change of topic and new speakers.

 

Building Your Brand House

Brand identity is usually associated with product marketing, yet the intangible nature of professional services makes creating a brand even more important for architects. Join Jean Leathers, President of Practice Clarity, LLC and Professional Affiliate AIA Cleveland, and Rachel Downey, President of Studio Graphique, to learn how to clarify your brand, communicate your brand to establish your position in the marketplace and cultivate relationships that lead to work.

 

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to dig down to excavate your authentic brand.
  • Identify tools you can use to build your brand foundation.
  • Explain how to communicate your brand message to establish marketplace position.
  • Explain how brand helps cultivate relationships that build business and trust.

Rachel Downey is the principal and founder of Studio Graphique, a lead branding and wayfinding firm with expertise in shaping how humans interact with public environments. They help communities, developers, architects and institutions create positive and connective experiences, enhance pride in place and increase economic vitality. Studio Graphique has deep experience in the building industry, having worked with more than 60 AEC and D companies in their 14 years.

Rachel holds a BA in visual communication design from Kent State University and believes that truly good design is rooted in rationale that helps meet broader objectives. She has been recognized by the business community as a Distinguished Marketing and Sales Executive, Crain’s Cleveland Business’ Forty under 40 and by the Rock + Roll Hall of Fame as a Riot Girl.

Recognizable projects include the vehicular and pedestrian wayfinding programs at University Circle, the in-store brand experience for 12 Heinen’s stores and numerous interpretive signs along the Ohio & Erie Canalway in Akron.

 

 

Jean Leathers is president of Practice Clarity, a national consulting firm dedicated exclusively to helping architects build business from new and existing clients.

She helps firms to clarify business position, establish marketplace presence, and cultivate relationships that lead to work.

Jean began her career at URS Cleveland and then transferred to San Francisco where she sold seismic engineering services, directed marketing and handled corporate communications and investor relations for URS Corporation.
After five years with URS, Jean founded a consultancy in San Francisco providing strategic business development planning, thought leadership development, marketing and coaching, then re-established her practice in Cleveland in 2003. As a consultant, she’s been advising and coaching architects for 16 years. Jean speaks and publishes nationally and is currently working with firms in Ohio, Texas, Nevada, California, and Ontario, Canada.

 

Location: The Tangier,  532 W Market St, Akron, OH 44303-1893, (330.376.7171)
Time: 5:00 – Social | 6:00 – Dinner | 6:45 Annual Meeting, Report | 7:30 Program
Cost: AIA Akron members (including student members) – included in 2011 dues.
Non-chapter AIA Akron or guests – $25.00.
To Register: Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or rsvp@aiaakron.org – Extended deadline noon Wednesday, October 3 , 2011
Learning Units: 1.0 AIA LU will be issued. The presentation is equal to 1.0 contact hour for other organizations requiring continuing education.

2011 Toguchi Lecture

AIA AKRON SEPTEMBER CHAPTER MEETING

Peter Bohlin – AIA Gold Medal Recipient

 

A Joint Meeting with Akron-Canton CSI, AIA Cleveland & AIA Eastern Ohio

Tuesday, September 6 , 2011  – Toguchi Lecture – KSU

 

“The Nature of Circumstance”

Peter Bohlin’s presentation will relate to his interest in the nature of circumstances. Overall, Mr. Bohlin will outline his belief and interest in shaping our architecture to the particular circumstance of each project and the connection between this and many other aspects of architecture. His objectives: 1) The attendee will understand the nature of man, our senses, how we move, how we touch, our intellect and our emotions, our dreams, our past, our institutions. 2) Understand the nature of place, whether natural or man-made-the tilt and warp of the land, the sun and wind, rain or snow, its attitude, its spirit, the marks of man on a place, a dense urban world or a landscape that reveals its geological past and vestiges of man’s hand. 3) Understand the nature of making, of materials-stone, wood, concrete, steel, aluminum, glass, plastic, fabric. 4) Understand how these and many other circumstances, through intellect and intuition, shape a powerful and sustainable architecture.

Peter Bohlin is a seasoned architect who started his firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson 42 years ago that has since grown to a practice of 150 people in six cities. The man who disdains having an office has designed them for others, along with stores, government buildings, visitors’ centers, and a host of other spaces public and private. In his 55-year career, his designs have garnered close to 500 awards, including his most recent: in early December 2010, Bohlin, 72, was named the 2010 Gold Medalist by the American Institute of Architects. The Gold Medal is the highest individual award given by the AIA and the profession’s highest individual honor, given in recognition of an accumulation of work that makes a significant and lasting impact on architecture.

Location: Kent State University | Dinner – Ballroom Balcony, 3rd Floor | Program – Cartwright Auditorium
Time: 5:00 – Social | 6:00 – Dinner | 7:30 Program*
*There is a short, outdoor walk between the location of dinner and the program. Please plan accordingly. There is no guaranteed parking at the Cartwright Auditorium and walking is recommended.
Cost: AIA Akron & Akron-Canton CSI members – included in 2011 dues.
Non-chapter CSI or AIA members and guests – $50.00
To Register: Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or admin@aiaakron.org by noon, Thursday, September 1, 2011.Learning Units: 1 AIA Learning Unit will be issued for this seminar. This seminar is equal to 1 contact hours for other organizations requiring continuing education.

Photo Credit: Apple Computer retail store on Fifth Avenue in NYC by Ed Uthman
via Wikimedia Commons (CC-BY-SA 2.5)

AIA AKRON AUGUST CHAPTER MEETING

“Terminal Tower Exterior Façade Renovation”

Ron Czaplicki, PE and Michael Mazzocco, PE of Barber & Hoffman, Inc. will present an overview of the five-year façade renovation of the landmark Terminal Tower, highlighting the work involved during the intricate restoration of this 52-story structure, including materials used and structural design.  Stringent historical requirements were adhered to, including Ohio Historic Preservation Office standards.  The building was constructed between 1925 and 1930, rising 708 feet above Public Square and is clad with ornamental iron, limestone, and terra-cotta masonry, much of which was replaced during the restoration.  The urban setting and height of the project provided many challenges to Barber & Hoffman.  This very successful project has won the 2010 ICRI Award of Excellence, 2010 Cleveland Engineering Society Restoration Project of the Year and the 2010 Cleveland Restoration Society and AIA Cleveland /Akron Chapter Preservation awards.

Mr. Czaplicki serves as Principal-in-Charge and Project Manager and Mr. Mazzocco is a Senior Engineer for Barber & Hoffman, Inc.

John Labriola, Chief Building Official of County of Summit Building Standards will present ground rules for submissions and what would be expected roadblocks. He will provide an overview of how to deal with the process, responsibility of the architect and completion of required paperwork. He will also discuss the future of electronic plan reviews.

 

Location: The Tangier,   532 W Market St, Akron, OH 44303-1893, (330.376.7171)
Time: 5:00-5:30 hors d’oeuvres |  5:30-6:30 John Labriola Presentation  |  6:45-7:45 Czaplicki & Mazzocco Presentation
Cost: AIA Akron members (including student members) – included in 2011 dues.
Non-chapter AIA or guests – $25.00.
To Register: Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or admin@aiaakron.org
by noon Friday, July 29, 2011
Learning Units: 1.0 AIA Learning Units or 0.10 CSI Continuing Education Units for each program will be issued. Each presentation is equal to 1.0 contact hour for other organizations requiring continuing education.

The Present and Future of KSU’s College of Architecture & the Global Practice of Architecture

DISCUSSION / CHAPTER MEETING

The Present and Future of KSU’s College of Architecture & the Global Practice of Architecture

Thursday, June 16th, 2011 6:00pm

Kent State University’s CUDC – 1309 Euclid Avenue, Suite 200, Cleveland, Ohio

Join us on Thursday, June 16th, as Dean Douglas Steidl, FAIA talks about the current condition of Kent State University’s College of Architecture & Environmental Design, Present and Future, the global practice of architecture and its impact on Northeast Ohio.

This event is $10 for all, but free for students.

Please email maryhelen@aiacleveland.com to RSVP.

ARCHITECTURE IS … May Chapter Meeting

MAY CHAPTER MEETING – MAY 3, 2011

Architecture Is…

T-shirt Design and Essay Competition


… 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 play in everyday life.  Dinner for members is included in their dues.

 

Thanks to Cleveland Vicon for being a Silver Sponsor for the Architecture Is… Competition

 

Location: Camp Y-Noah · 815 Mount Pleasant Road · Clinton, OH 44216
Time: Registration 6:00  |  6:30 – Dinner  |  7:30 – Program
Cost: AIA Akron members (including student members) – included in 2011 dues.
Non-chapter AIA or guests – $10.00
To Register: Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or admin@aiaakron.org
by noon Monday, April 26, 2011

 

Designing School 2.0

APRIL CHAPTER MEETING – APRIL 12, 2011

“Designing School 2.0: Agile Learners, Shifting Futures” Christian Long – Be Playful Design

 

The “Designing School 2.0: Agile Learners, Shifting Futures” session will offer a guided exploration through ideas, issues and questions concerning the relationship between 21st century education trends and the spaces in which learning takes place.
With an eye on emerging trends in technology and the shifting nature of the learner in the years to come, we will consider the implications for what a 21st Century learning environment looks like and how it can empower learners in the process. Attendees will also consider how schools can respond to the role of emerging technology while supporting students and teachers doing authentic work that is relevant in the today’s society in real time.

Note: The use of School 2.0 plays off of the idea of the evolving nature of the Internet from a static, top-down information resource to a shifting, two-way ‘conversational’ environment known as Web 2.0.

Location: National Inventors Hall of Fame School Center for STEM Learning, 199 S. Broadway Street, Akron 44308 | Limited metered, on-street parking available. Attendees encouraged to park in Summit County Parking Deck north side of STEM school. Enter main door on S. Broadway.
Time: 5:00 Promptly – Tour of the STEM School  |  6:00 – Dinner  |  7:00 – Program
Cost: AIA Akron members (including student members) – included in 2011 dues.
Non-chapter AIA members or guests – $25.00 

NO-SHOWS (member & non-member)– will be invoiced $25+ 5% administration fee. You must contact Carolyne Tinsley by April 4 to cancel your reservation to avoid being invoiced.

To Register: Contact Carolyne Tinsley at 330-699-9788 or admin@aiaakron.org
by noon Monday, April 4, 2011 Friday, April 8, 2011
Learning Units: 1.0 AIA Learning Units or 0.10 CSI Continuing Education Units will be issued for the tour and 1.0 AIA Learning Units or 0.10 CSI Continuing Education Units will be issued for the program following dinner. This Seminar is equal to 1.0 contact hours for other organizations requiring continuing education.