graphic 1  2015 AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention October 11-13, 2015 
Hilton Downtown 
Columbus, Ohio

Registration opening in July


The AIA Ohio Valley Region, including AIA Indiana, AIA Kentucky and AIA Ohio, along host chapter AIA Columbus, is pleased to announce that this year's Ohio Valley Region Convention will be held in Columbus, Ohio, at the new Downtown Hilton Hotel.  The conference, planned for October 11-13, will bring together more than 350 architects and allied professionals from around the region for three days of programs and activities.

 Keynote speakers include:

Sunday: Marshall Brown, of MARSHALL BROWN PROJECTS 
Marshall Brown is a licensed architect and urban designer. He founded the urbanism, art and culture think tank NEW PROJECTS, in collaboration with curator Stephanie Smith. He is a founder of the Yards Development WorkShop, designers of the UNITY Plan for the Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn New York. He has a broad range of experience working with a diverse body of organizations including the New York City Council, U.S. Department of Energy, Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, OneCity, the Municipal Art Society of New York, and the Smithsonian Institute. Marshall Brown’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit and Western Exhibitions in Chicago.

Monday: Bryan MacKay-Lyons, FRAIC, Hon. FAIA, of MacKay-Lyons Sweetapple Architects
Brian's work has been recognized by over 300 monographs, books and journal publications internationally. A third monograph of Brian's career written by architectural historian Malcolm Quantrill and published by Princeton Architectural Press in New York, Plain Modern: The Architecture of Brian MacKay-Lyons, was published in 2005. Brian is currently writing another book for Princeton Architectural Press, Local Architecture, telling the story of the Ghost 13: International Architectural Conference.

Tuesday: Monica Ponce de Leon, AIA,  of MPdL Studio
MPdL Studio brings together an interdisciplinary team of practitioners with several years of experience working together at the former Office dA. We thrive in the diversity of our backgrounds, as well as the richness and wide range of our skills. With degrees in Fine Arts, Architecture, Material Systems, Environmental Design, Historic Preservation, and Urban Design, each member of our team brings a unique point of view to the design process. We have extensive experience on institutional projects and have developed methodologies that allow the projects to be on time and on budget while delivering innovative and meaningful design. While MPdL Studio is a relatively new venture established in 2011, the former Office dA was in practice for over twenty years. Our team of 10 designers and administrative staff includes two licensed professionals.

Hotel Information:

Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 N High Street
Columbus, OH, 43215
(844) 353-7829
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AIA Ohio Valley Region Group Rate:  $156/night + tax
Hotel Room Block Reservation Deadline:  Sept. 10. 2015

Phone Reservations: 1-800-Hiltons - Request AIA Ohio Valley Region rate with Group Code:  AIAOCT
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