February Chapter Meeting: “Midwestern Cities at a Turning Point – Finding the Way Forward”

By Columbus Chapter AIA / January 26, 2011

As part of our 2011 Chapter Meeting programming we’ll be focusing on design in the Midwest. The four part series, Design in the Midwest and the Midwestern City, will explore issues affecting design here in Columbus, around the state and throughout our region. Join us Tuesday, February 15th for the first in the series. 

Part 1: “Midwestern Cities at a Turning Point – Finding the Way Forward”
At our Chapter meeting on February 15 Lavea Brachman of Greater Ohio Policy Center and Ann Pendleton-Jullian of the Knowlton School of Architecture will present – “Midwestern Cities at a Turning Point – Finding the Way Forward”. Our presenters have a grasp of the issues confronting our cities, particularly in Ohio – issues such as loss of industry and the jobs that go with them, population decline and impoverishment, and the resultant housing surplus and vacant land. These are big issues for our state, our region, and our profession. The presentation will explore these issues as well as posit what the future might bring and the policies necessary for revival of our cities. Click “Read More” for more the speaker’s biographies.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011
5pm Reception
6pm Presentation

Register here.

Sponsored by Lincoln Street Studio


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” Green Design for a Sustainable & Shared Quality of Life” by Vivian Loftness, FAIA

By Columbus Chapter AIA / January 20, 2011

Vivian Loftness, FAIA presented “Green Design for a Sustainable and Shared Quality of Life” at AIA Columbus’ January 2011 Chapter Meeting. Her presentation is available for you to view here.   

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From the Chapter President: Ruth Gless, AIA

By Columbus Chapter AIA / January 14, 2011

Although both our profession and our organization have suffered in the economic downturn of the past few years, we always approach the new year with hope for a brighter future. So, I approach my tenure as 2011 President of AIA Columbus fully aware of the heavy responsibility but also hopeful that the programs we have […]

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Sustainable Design for Health, Productivity and the Environment

By Kate Watts / January 7, 2011

January 18th Chapter Meeting Presentation by Vivian Loftness, FAIA, LEEDAP Sustainable design is a collective process whereby the built environment achieves new levels of ecological balance in new and retrofit construction, towards the long term viability and humanization of architecture.  Focusing on environmental context, sustainable design merges the natural, minimum resource conditioning solutions of the […]

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Continuing Education: AEP Ohio Business Incentives Programs for Energy Efficiency

By Kate Watts / December 30, 2010

Come learn about exciting financial incentives being offered by AEP Ohio for designing energy efficient buildings!    The gridSMART Business Incentives program for non residential customers, AEP Ohio’s Energy Efficiency Programs for businesses are a key part of an overall portfolio of programs, approved by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) as part of […]

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2010: A Visual Year in Review

By Columbus Chapter AIA / December 28, 2010

AIA Columbus had another exciting and eventful year. Click here for a recap of 2010.

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High School Design Workshops

By Columbus Chapter AIA / September 21, 2010

High School Design (HSD) is an outreach and education effort aimed at high school students, 9-12 grade. The intent of the program is to introduce design as a profession through projects, presentation and interaction with local professionals.  Stay tuned for upcoming sessions and events!

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September 2010 President’s Blog: Diversity Update

By Kate Watts / September 13, 2010

by Peter Macrae, AIA – AIA Columbus 2010 Chapter President We AIA Columbus architects are a diverse bunch, differentiated in numerous ways outside of the standard human rights categories of ethnicity, race or gender that you regularly see in the news. Some of us are detail-oriented, others are generalists. We have colleagues that specialize in […]

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2010 AIA Columbus Design Awards

By Columbus Chapter AIA / August 9, 2010

2010 AIA Columbus Design Awards HONOR AWARD – ARCHITECTURE The Dubai Mall Medical CentreProject Architect: NBBJOwner: Emaar Healthcare Group LLCPhotography:   Tim Griffith     Emaar Properties had a comprehensive vision to create a healthcare network that includes neighborhood clinics, hospitals and medical centres, throughout the Middle East and North Africa, with its subsidiary Emaar […]

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“Up the Service – Up the Value”

By Columbus Chapter AIA / July 20, 2010

July President’s Blog
by Peter S. Macrae, AIA
2010 AIA Columbus Chapter President

In these challenging economic times, nothing is more important to an Architectural firm than retaining and nurturing our current clients. Long term relationships are the lifeblood of our industry…we depend on the loyalty of our existing client base to sustain us and therefore, we want to do whatever we can to increase our value quotient in their eyes. AIA firms must strive to understand their clients’ businesses so that the facilities that we design on their behalf serve to augment their business goals and objectives. We must focus on achieving results and demonstrating increased efficiency and profits on their behalf.

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