AIA Ohio Legislative Day June 8

AIA Ohio Legislative Day

On June 8 Ohio architects will gather in Columbus to show our elected officials the important roll architects plays in the lives of all Ohioans. It’s vitally important that AIA Ohio members attend!  The Senate is scheduled to vote on the state budget that day and AIA Ohio members need to educate all legislators about AIA Ohio’s legislative priorities. AIA Ohio is currently tracking and communicating with the legislature and state agencies on 15 bills that impact our members’ practices!

Tentative Schedule

9-10 a.m. – AIA Ohio Board Meeting, Athletic Club of Columbus

10-11:15 a.m. – Doing Good To Do Well … Advocacy as a Business Strategy, Athletic Club of Columbus

11:15-11:45 – Legislative Issues Update, David Field, CAE, Hon. AIA, Athletic Club of Columbus

Noon-2 p.m. – Luncheon with legislators, Presentation of the AIA Ohio Good Government Award, Ohio Statehouse Atrium

2-4 p.m. – Individual appointments with legislators


Click Here to Register.

ARCHITECTURE IS … May Chapter Meeting


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
by noon Monday, April 26, 2011


Discover . Design . Dayton

an Unconventional Convention

Dayton, Ohio will host the next AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention on September 15-17, 2011.  The convention will bring together well over 400 architects from Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio for three days of programs and networking.  In addition, we are incorporating an “Unconvention” designed by and for AIA Associate Members and Architects registered less than three years.  The Unconvention will include its own agenda as well as shared educational programs and events that will be integrated into our core convention agenda. This approach has been developed to provide opportunities for more experienced AIA members to interact and learn with (and from) the future leaders of our profession. We are excited about this unique approach and are seeking presentations that will complement this unique collaboration.

Potential focus areas: Sustainability, Longevity of the Profession, Design, Surviving Difficult Times/Practice Management, Infrastructure, Health Care, Schools, Tax Credit/Financing, Community Design and Planning.  Submitters are encouraged to collaborate on programs.  The committee will look favorably on programs that show strong collaboration.

They encourage presentations applicable to one of these focus areas, the Convention Programming Committee will review and consider alternate program submittals.  They plan to offer several programs that meet the AIA Sustainable Design CE requirements and/or USGBC GBCI credit requirements.

They ask that proposals are submitted no later than Friday, April 15, 2011.
They will notify submitters by Monday, May 16, 2011.

Designing School 2.0


“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
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.

KSU CAED SPRING Lecture Series

Kent State University CAED SPRING Lecture Series [pdf]

March 1, March 28, April 7, April 12, April 20
On March 1st, at 7pm, the first lecture of the CAED Spring Lecture Series will be taking place in the University Auditorium at Kent State University. The lecture schedule is as follows:
Lecture.01 – March 1 – ARCHIMAGE: Richard Buday
Lecture.02 – March 28 – ATELIER MANFERDINI: Elena Manferdini
Lecture.03 – April 7 – MOS: Michael Meredith
Lecture.04 – April 12 – Dean U. Kentucky: Michael Speaks
Lecture.05 – April 20 – ULCA School of Public Health: Richard Jackson

ARCHITECTURE IS… Call for Judges

We are preparing for our annual “Architecture Is…” T-shirt Design and Essay writing competition and would like to ask for your help in judging the submissions. The competition is open to Kindergarten through 12th grade and Special Education students every spring, and is a great event that brings together students, parents, teachers and Architects in our Chapter.


This is a call for your participation as a Judge for Architecture Is…


If you are interested in being a Judge,

please contact Carolyne Tinsley

330-699-9788 or


The program will take place on May 3, 2011

at Camp Y Noah – Green, Ohio


Judges are needed to review the T-Shirt Design and Essay submissions to determine the winners to be announced at Camp Y Noah


What you need to know:

Student submissions to the  “Architecture Is…” program are due back to AIA Akron by March 18, 2011.  When you respond to the call for Judges, please choose one or both of the following.  Once we determine the list of volunteers, we will contact you with further information.

Essays:  Once the submissions are received, they may be read and judged on your own time.  Results are needed to be turned in to the AIA office (Carolyne Tinsley) by April 5, 2011.

T-Shirt Designs:  We will have group judging at the AIA Akron office on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 5:00 pm. This usually takes about three hours and is a great time looking at all the creative artwork!








an AIA Akron Design/Build Competition

Call for Entries

Call for Volunteers

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

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


3/15 Kickoff meeting

3/31 Deadline for Entry 5pm

4/15 Final Design Drawing Due

5/5 Food Delivered

5/6 Build Day

5/7 Judging & Awards Gala

5/7 Akron ArtWalk

5/7-5/28 Open to the Public

5/28 Decanstruction

Where: We Gallery Akron

Why: To benefit the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank which serves 8 counties