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.

Age of Steam Roundhouse Tour

Age of Steam Roundhouse Tour

Age of Steam Roundhouse Tour
May 5, 2012
1:00 PM
2LUs/HSW

 

Free to AIA Members and Associates. No children or pets. Hard hats will also be required, and please provide your own.

 

RSVPs are required by April 27, rsvp@aiaakron.org or call 330-699-9788. Please identify in subject line that RSVP is for Round House Tour.
The Age of Steam Roundhouse near Sugarcreek, Ohio, just recently completed, is an authentic railroad-industrial archetype built for the storage of the owner’s collection of railroad steam locomotives. The owner, recently retired, was the developer of the Ohio Central Railroad System during which time he bought and restored steam locomotives and operated them over the system. The new roundhouse was built to evoke the imagery of an early industrial era when the railroad industry was investing heavily in modernization and efficiency. It is an exceptional facility of brick bearing wall and heavy timber construction. This tour will focus on design, construction procedures and adaptation of this early type of construction to modern needs and requirements.

This tour will begin with a general description of the design to the group. Guides will then point out to smaller tour groups specific issues with heavy bearing wall masonry, characteristics of heavy timber post and beam framing, characteristics of long span heavy timber trusses, characteristics of heavy poured concrete construction and methods of placement. Tours will proceed through an attached modern repair shop showing adaptation of this traditional style building to a modern industrial facility. The tour will end as a full group with a question and answer session with key project personnel. (This course has been register with AIA CES by AIA Columbus Chapter. They will be reporting the 2LUs/HSW)

 

Pre-registration is required for this event, and RSVPs are required by April  27.

 

The Age of Steam Roundhouse
213 Smokey Lane
Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681

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

Synapse Lecture: Jenny Sabin

Synapse Lecture: Jenny Sabin

Thursday, April 26 , 7 pm

at the Akron Art Museum

The University of Akron Synapse: Art and Science series probes the ideas, images and mutual interests connecting art and science professionals and disciplines. Jenny Sabin is an architectural designer, artist and educator. Her work is at the forefront of a new direction for 21st-century architectural practice—one that investigates the intersections of architecture and science and applies insights and theories from biology and mathematics to the design of material structures.

Register Here

AIA Akron Canstruction 2012

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIA Akron Canstruction 2012

Design/Build Can sculpture Charity Event

 

Team Entry and Volunteer Sign-Up  – AIA Akron Canstruction 2012

Sponsors Form – AIA Akron Canstruction 2012

 

Who: Teams of Architects, Engineers, Corporations, Artists, Clubs, Contractors, Designers, Groups, Students, Organizations, Societies and Charitable People join together

What: Design & build structures made entirely from canned foods within a 10′ x 10′ x 8′ space

Why: To benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank which serves 8 counties and over 180,000 neighbors in need

When:

5/1 Team Entry Deadline (please email intent to admin@aiaakron.org by that time, team entry form and $50 check can be mailed)

5/15 Team Final Design Drawing Due

6/1 Build Day – Teams and volunteers only inside gallery for safety, We Gallery shop and Uncorked Wine Bar are open to all

6/2 5-7pm Akron ArtWalk, Downtown Akron Partnership – trolley stop at We Gallery –open to all, kid friendly, free, donations accepted

6/2 7pm Awards Gala – presentation of jury selected Canstruction awards to teams, friends and family invited, open to all, donations accepted

6/1-6/30 Exhibit Open throughout June to all during We Gallery and Uncorked Wine Bar hours – please call or check websites for times

6/30 Decanstruction

Where: We Gallery   20 N High St. Akron, Oh 44308 (330) 252-0988

and Uncorked Wine Bar 22 N High St, Akron, OH 44308 Telephone: (330) 374-1850

 

Contact: AIA Akron The American Institute of Architects – Akron Chapter, 2841 Riviera Dr #120, Fairlawn, OH 44333-3413 Executive Director, Carolyne Tinsley

 

Coordinators:

Sarah Markley, AIA Ohio Associate Director 2012, AIA Akron Canstruction Coordinator and Associate Director 2011, Design Smartly

Michael Sanbury, AIA Akron Associate Director 2012, Chambers, Murphy & Burge Restoration Architects

Kim Samartino, SE Blueprint, Inc.

 

Event Sponsors: (as of April 2012)

Imaginit Technologies, a Rand Worldwide company, Authorized Autodesk Company

SE Blueprint, Inc. Akron and Cleveland locations, supporting local business since 1990

W.L. Tucker Supply Company, Inc. since 1915

 

Teams: (as of April 2012)

Geis Companies

Akron’s Downtown Historic District

Chambers, Murphy & Burge Restoration Architects and Alan Burge Architecture

 

 

IT STARTS WITH ONE CAN®.  TO FEED THE HUNGRY.  TO LIFT THE SPIRIT. TO CHANGE THE WORLD.

LECTURE – Biomimicry: Architecture and Design

Ilaria Mazzoleni, Architetto, LEED AP
Ilaria holds a Bachelor or Architecture degree from the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy, and a Master of Building Science from the University of Southern California School of Architecture and has also spent a year studying in Valencia, Spain, on an Erasmus scholarship. Over the last ten years, Mazzoleni has investigated issues of sustainable architecture and building technologies, and has participated on international conference on the subject. Her later academic and professional research focuses on Biomimicry: Innovation in Architecture Inspired by Nature.

LECTURE: Thursday, April 5, 6pm // Folk Hall Auditorium // 160 E. Exchange St. // Akron, OH 44325

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

YAF Summit20

The YAF is organizing a Summit to commemorate their 20th Anniversary and discuss issues facing young architects today.  The Young Architects Forum Advisory Committee and Regional Directors are all attending the event, but I need your help to identify other active and engaged young architects to invite.  We are looking for new voices-young architects that may (or may not be) AIA members, and are not in a leadership position at your component.  We want a diverse group of outspoken registered architects to contribute to the conversation about YAF strategic planning for the next five years.

 

What: YAF Summit20

Where:  District Architecture Center in Washington, DC

When: March 6-7, 2012 (Tuesday and Wednesday before Grassroots)

Cost:  All expenses paid by AIA National for 2 day trip

 

*Nominees must be registered architects, and should be registered for ten years or less as per the current young architect definition.

 

Please send me any names and e-mail addresses by Friday, February 10.  I will follow up to invite the potential attendees.  Thank you in advance for your help!

 

Erin Murphy, AIA, LEED AP
Director, Emerging Professionals
The American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Avenue
Washington, DC 20006-5292
T:  202.626.7427
F:  202.626.7399

 

KSU CAED Spring Lecture Series + Events

Upcoming KSU CAED Events

2012 CAED Career Fair
February 10 2012  Noon – 4
KSU Student Center Ballroom Balcony

 

Spring Lecture Series Events

February 23, Thursday at 7 pm in Cartwright Hall Auditorium
Susannah Drake, AIA, ASLA
Principal, dlandstudio architecture + landscape architecture
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March 05, Monday at 7 pm in Cartwright Hall Auditorium
Alberto Perez Gomez
Saidye Rosner Bronfman Professor,  History and Theory of Architecture
McGill University
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March 15, Thursday at 7 pm in KIVA
Schroth Lecture
George H Miller, FAIA
Principal & Managing Partner; Pei Cobb Freed & Partners
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March 29 at 7 pm in KIVA
Panel discussion: “Fantastic Futures”
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April 11 at 7 pm in Cartwright Hall Auditorium
Film screening: Urbanized 
Gary Hustwit, acclaimed film maker

ZeroLandfill Akron – February 4th, 11th & 18th

Its that time of year again…. making all those personal new years resolutions…. now lets work on the news years resolution for your resource libraries!

Take 30 minutes to go through your materials and grab a box or bag, throw them in your car and come on down to 30 N High Street in Akron Ohio from 9AM- noon on February 4th, 11th & 18th! Keep spreading the word to all your local designers and pass this on to at least 5-10 friends!

These are drop off dates for architects, interior designers, construction managers, facility managers, workrooms, graphic designers, and reps to drop off expired specification samples to our facility. Examples of materials include carpet, laminate, wallcovering, fabric, tile, brick, stone, metal, glass, and stock photo books, paper sample books. Binders are welcome, please empty the contents in your recycled paper container before dropping off. Volunteers are needed to help receive, sort, and weigh the materials. Please email iida_clevak@yahoo.com with the times and dates that you are available to volunteer.

Check out zerolandfill.net for more info or friend ZeroLandfill Cleveland & Akron on Facebook for more details!

And, if you’re feeling like donating your time as well! We’d love to have you weigh, sort, and help guests gather samples!

For Harvest days, when you can pick up samples, Same place (30 N High Street in Akron, 9AM-noon) on Feb 11th, 18th and 25th! Check back to the facebook page for Cleveland dates during the summer!

These are pick up dates for artists, educators, crafters, homeschooler, arts organizations and community programs to pick up the materials samples that we receive from the design community. Examples of materials include carpet, laminate, wallcovering, fabric, tile, brick, stone, metal, glass, stock photo books, paper sample books and empty binders. Please bring boxes and bags to take your materials home.

The events are all sponsored by:
WilsonArt
IIDA- International Interior Design Association
Cascade Lofts

Hope to see everyone there!

Cheers!
Kimberly Wiandt
Assoc. IIDA