Video – Toguchi Lecture 2011 – Peter Bohlin

Annual KSU CAED Toguchi Lecture Series

Lecture given by Peter Bohlin [Cartwright Auditorium, Kent State University] at the conclusion of our September 6, 2011 Chapter Meeting.

Peter Bohlin, FAIA is an American architect and the winner of the 2010 Gold Medal of the American Institute of Architects. He is a founding principal of the Architectural firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson.


Toguchi Lecture 2011 – Peter Bohlin from AIA Akron on Vimeo.


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2011 Toguchi Lecture


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 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)


Akron AIA, Akron Canton CSI, and Cleveland CSI 2011

Register Now, DON’T DELAY, positions are filling up fast!


July 22, 2010

11:30am Lunch

12:00 Noon – Shotgun Start


The Pines Golf Club

1319 North Millborne Road

Orrville, Ohio 44667 · 330.684.1010

Please be our guest…


Don’t miss the best golf outing of the season presented by AIA Akron, Akron-Canton CSI, and Cleveland CSI Golf Outing which is just right around the dogleg Friday, July 22 at the beautiful Pines Golf Club.

Book your foursome, sponsor a hole, have some fun, and at the same time you are helping to provide scholarships to some very deserving college students.

Akron-Canton CSI’s share of the profits will benefit the scholarship fund so we can again award a scholarship to a deserving student in the construction industry at one of Northeast Ohio’s colleges or universities. The day will include lunch, an 18 hole scramble, dinner and prizes for everyone! It is a great event to bring clients or to reward your employees.


Akron-Canton CSI, Akron AIA, and Cleveland CSI Chapters


Sign up as a foursome, a pair, or even a single golfer!

Golf registration includes: 18 holes of golf (sunshine guaranteed!), lunch, evening reception, dinner, course refreshments, access to practice putting greens and driving range, and DINNER & PRIZES!

$ 100 per person



Event Sponsorship – $1,000.00: Includes a foursome, recognition at check-in table, display table at dinner, two minute commercial, hand out distribution on dinner tables, hole sponsorship, and name and logo identification in the sponsorship program.

Hole Sponsorship – $100.00: Includes signage at a tee on the course

Hole-in-One Sponsorship – $350.00: Includes hole-in-one sponsorship sign, name and logo identification in the sponsorship program.

Course Refreshment Sponsorship – $500.00: Includes handouts on dinner tables, hole sponsorship, signage on the beverage carts, and name and logo indentification in the sponsorship program.

Dinner Sponsorship – $500.00: Includes handouts on dinner tables, hole sponsorship, and name and logo indentification in the sponsorship program



If you would like tickets, please email AIA Akron with your contact information.

Set includes: Taylor Made Burner Plus 5 Iron thru Wedge and a 3 and 4 Hybrid. Complete with a Hunter Carry Bag — a $900.00 value!

$5 per ticket, 3 for $10

Drawing on JULY 22, 2011 – Winner need not be present to win.


Need More Information?

Golf outing registration & sponsorship form click here.

Please right click the pdf link above to download if it does not open in your browser.

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


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