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ContributeAIA Ohio, established in 1933, works to organize and unite in fellowship the membership of the architectural profession; to promote the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession; to advance the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training and practice; to coordinate the building industry and the profession of architecture to ensure the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment; and to make the profession of ever-increasing service to society.

A Photographic Summary, the 2014 AIA Ohio Conventioon

The 2014 AIA Ohio Convention has come and gone and the programs and events are now just recent memories.  We think that most in attendance would agree that they had a great time along with many opportunites to learn, network and enjoy the campus and downtown environment.  While the convention may be over, we wanted to share with you some of this years events through pictures.  This year's conference has been described as a great success and we hope you were able to attend.  If not, the 2015 AIA Ohio Valley Regional Convention, The End of Normal, is already being planned for October 11-13 in Columbus, Ohio.  We hope  to see you there...  Click on the pictures below to enlarge.










AIA Ohio Foundation Napkin Sketch at the Convention

The AIA Ohio Foundation invites you to join us at the 2014 AIA Ohio Convention and participate in our Foundation Napkin Sketch competition.  Each registrant will recieve one napkin with their registration to participate in the competition.  We all know however, that we are architects, and we can't be satisfied with just our first design, part of a fund raiser, we will be selling additional napkins at the convention to help you demonstrate your creativity and artistic abilities.  The nice part is that there are no rules - well almost no rules.  Each sketch submitted has an equal chance to win and we have some great prizes.  Be the winner of an IAMAIA mug, or maybe an AIA water bottle.  We also have a moleskin notebook, business card holder and even an "I am an Architect" t-shirt.  Need more incentives?  We will also be giving away a copy of "Architecture, Celebrating the Past, Designing the Future", produced by the AIA and edited by Nancy Soloman AIA to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the AIA. 

The awards don't stop there, but here is where the rules come in.  This is a fundraiser and it is our hope to get as many people as possible to submit extra sketches.  With each sketch, we raise more money for the AIA Ohio Foundation which translates to scholarships for Ohio’s students of architecture.  In order to provide an incentive, we are establishing a few minimum "goals" to help us raise as much money as we can for the Foundation.  Our premium prizes will only be available if we reach those goals.  Our first premium give away is the DVD collection of the first season of Cool Spaces!, The Best New Architecture, hosted by Stephen Chung AIA and funded in part by the AIA.  Our top prize is an iPad Air, but we need everyone to participate and show us their best to get to this level.  Let's have some fun. 

Judging will be done on Friday at the Convention and the prizes will be announced at the AIA Ohio Awards banquet that evening.  We would love to have everyone participate in this fun and worthwhile project.  The AIA Ohio Foundation is a 501c3 Non Profit organization that provides grants each year to Ohio's architectural programs for student scholarships.  We need your help to continue to fund these efforts.  What better way is there to invest in our future, than to invest in our students? 

So maybe you're not quite convinced?  We have one more incentive.  For those submissions that are judged to be most artistically appealing, AIA Ohio will publish a collage of the selected sketches on the cover of the AIA Ohio 2015 Membership Directory.  What better way to showcase your talents to your friends and colleagues within AIA Ohio.  Join us and help us support our students and our profession.

See you in Kent....

House Committee to Hear LEED Resolution (SCR25)

The House Manufacturing and Workforce Development Committee has scheduled a Sponsor's Hearing on SCR25 which would prevent Ohio from moving from LEED v3 to v4 until the USGBC revises its development process or the state holds public hearings on the move.  The hearing will take place March 25 at 1:30pm in House Hearing Room 114.

You can express your views on this Resolution by contacting the members of this committee.

Call for 2014 Convention Presentations

AIA Ohio, in collaboration with host chapters AIA Eastern Ohio and AIA Akron will be hosting the 2014 AIA Ohio convention at Kent State University on September 18 - 20, 2014. Working together with members of the profession from throughout Ohio, this year's convention will be the first time that AIA Ohio has worked to bring its annual convention to the site of one of the state's architectural programs.   

This year's theme, "A Future Practice" focuses on careers, business and practice opportunities for those who are just entering the architectural profession as well as long time practitioners looking for ways to change their existing practices.  Hosted out of the Kent State Hotel and Conference Center, the convention will focus on the connection of practice to the academy as the profession is redesigned.  AIA Ohio members have a unique opportunity to participate in the convention by presenting a breakout session based on their area of expertise.  Click here for the Call for presentations site and submit your idea(s) by March 28 in order to be considered.  Presenting at the AIA Ohio convention adds to your resume, gives back to your profession, and helps to grow the next generation.  Join us!

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