|Columbus Architecture Foundation|
The Columbus Architecture Foundation (CAF) is a not-for-profit charitable organization formed in 1974 to encourage knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the built environment in the Columbus metropolitan area. The Foundation has been affiliated with AIA Columbus, the local chapter of the American Institute of Architects, for 35 years, with the joint missions of educational outreach and advocacy for high-quality design of the built environment.
CAF is about to begin a new phase. Now that the book project is completed, the Foundation needs to build on this success as it looks to the future. The new initiative by AIA Columbus to create and operate a new Center for Architecture* is an opportunity for the Foundation to re-define the basis of its collaboration with and support of the AIA Columbus Chapter and to include involvement in the Center for Architecture as part of its mission.
CAF is looking for new board members – people with the energy and drive to take the foundation to the next level. This is a great opportunity: to be engaged in the AIA Columbus Chapter, the Profession of Architecture, to make a difference.
The main objective of the Center is to build connections between the architectural community and other design professionals, artists, community leaders, and the greater public, and to provide a public place where celebration, education, conversation and debate about the built environment and design excellence can occur. It will be an exhibition gallery, studio and classroom where discussions on livable communities, urban planning and great design will take place.