Why Join the 2030 Challenge?

By Columbus Chapter AIA / July 7, 2011

      Why Commit   The profession is confronting the fact that buildings are the largest single contributor to production of greenhouse gases and almost half of the total annual production. As architects, we understand the need to exercise leadership in our role in creating the built environment. Consequently, we believe we must alter […]

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AIA + 2030 Professional Series

By Columbus Chapter AIA / July 7, 2011


 The final session of the AIA+2030 Professional Series occurred on Friday, June 8th. The session featured Carol Ross Barney, Principal of Ross Barney Architects (Chicago), Steve McDowell (Director of Design) and Joe Keal of BNIM (AIA National 2011 Firm of the Year) from Kansas City. The session was a huge success, and capped off what has been an eminently successful program. 

This program’s success was the direct result of a lot of hard work by many individuals on the COTE committee and beyond, and we’d like to express our appreciation and thanks for the efforts of all. We’d like to first thank all of our sponsors and presenters. This course simply would not have been possible without their enthusiastic participation. 

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An Eye on the ED: Chapter Meeting June 28, 2011

By Columbus Chapter AIA / May 26, 2011

Presentation by Frank Zilm, FAIA FACHA Emergency care provides one of the most visible, dramatic, and complex healthcare services. With continued growth projected and increasing scope of services, the design of emergency facilities presents a unique challenge for patient care, functional efficiency, and financial viability. Frank Zilm will explore current operational trends and design implication. […]

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Chapter Meeting May 17: Design Leadership in Ohio

By Columbus Chapter AIA / May 9, 2011

As part of our 2011 series “Design in the Midwest and the Midwestern City,” we have planned an evening to celebrate the great architecture being created here in Ohio, inviting several prominent design architects to share their work with us. And so, Mike Schuster, of Michael Schuster Design (Cincinnati), and Mary Rogero, formerly of Rogero […]

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April Chapter Meeting: “Creating Choices and Improving Quality of Life through Repair and Redevelopment: Tools for Columbus and Ohio”

By Columbus Chapter AIA / March 29, 2011

Columbus is a city pursuing its potential – revitalizing its downtown, infilling the edges, attracting businesses, students and young professionals. But can the city and its metropolitan region grow in a manner that is viable for the long-term? The best chance – and opportunity – is to create new choices within existing communities by making them more walkable, livable and diverse. Quality of life of residents will improve and make the city, the region and the state competitive for the future.

Galina Tachieva, director of town planning at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company (DPZ) and author of the Sprawl Repair Manual, will present an innovative toolbox for redeveloping and updating aging suburban patterns through regional, community and micro-scale strategies based on high-quality place-making and sustainable infrastructure. These holistic solutions can bolster the economy, the environment and the community.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011
5pm Reception, 6pm Presentation

Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Free for AIA Members to attend. $55 for guests. Register here.



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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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