You’re going to want to mark your calendar to make sure you don’t miss the AIA Ohio 2018 Convention, set for October 4-6, 2018, at the Renaissance Toledo Downtown Hotel. We’ll honor our 2018 Ohio Design Awards winners during a dinner on Friday, October 5.
Each year, we spotlight distinctive projects designed by Ohio architects with the AIA Ohio Design Awards, chosen by a jury of exceptional and noteworthy peers from the field of architecture.
This year’s jury chair is renowned New York architect Chris Sharples, Principal and Owner of SHoP Architects in New York City. SHoP Architects has a mission to prove that intelligent, evocative architecture can be made with real-world constraints, and in 2014 Fast Company recognized the studio as the “Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World.”
The AIA Ohio Design Awards program honors the best of Ohio architecture by awarding projects that show attention to high quality design, performance and commitment to AIA’s 10 principles of livable communities.
“We have great architects in Ohio doing amazing work,” says AIA Ohio Executive Director Kate Brunswick.
In 2017, AIA Ohio Design Awards Honor Award winners included the simple and elegant Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Whitehall Branch Library by Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design and the Wilson Road Trailhead, an urban cyclist hub and park designed by WSA Studio.
The theme for this year’s AIA Ohio Conference is cause and effect, and attendees can choose from between three tracks:
- Track 1: Cause. Sample session: “Planning Spaces for Accessibility: Universal Design.”
- Track 2: Affect. Sample session: “Going Beyond Green: Creating a More Sustainable Community”
- Track 3: Effect. Sample Session: “The Failure of Workplace Design in America Today”
More than 300 people representing over 150 different architecture firms from across the state and region registered for the AIA Ohio 2017 Convention. Watch for registration information coming soon at aiaohio.org.