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AIA Columbus Annual Meeting – October 18, 2011

By qg / August 3, 2011

Presentation: A Dialogue with Architecture Critic Blair Kamin of The Chicago Tribune 

To finalize our year-long series of “Design in the Midwest and the Midwestern City,” AIA Columbus will host an evening of dialogue between Mr. Blair Kamin, Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic of The Chicago Tribune, and Professor Robert Livesey, FAIA, from the Knowlton School of Architecture at The Ohio State University, as they discuss design in the Midwest and the importance of architecture criticism in today’s times. Kamin comes to Columbus soon after the publication of his appropriately timed book, “Terror and Wonder: Architecture in a Tumultuous Age,” which covers the Post 9/11 era of architecture, with topics ranging from terrorist attacks and hurricane disasters to what he calls “urbanization without urbanity.” Following discussion, Mr. Kamin and Mr. Livesey will open the microphone for a question and answer series with the attendees.

The Canzani Center at CCAD
60 Cleveland Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215

5:00 PM – Reception
6:30 PM – Business Meeting
7:00 PM – Presentation: A Dialogue with Architecture Critic Blair Kamin of the Chicago Tribune

Free for AIA members, $20.00 for non-member guests 
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2012 Board Nomination Information

By qg / August 1, 2011

Nominations for the 2012 AIA Columbus Board of Directors are now being accepted. The following positions on the board are open this year:  President-elect, Treasurer, Secretary, 3 Director Positions and 1 Associate Director Position .  Applications will be accepted at the chapter office no later than Friday, August 19, 2011. The nominating committee will recommend a […]

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Munch and Earn August 18, 2011: Proper Application of Storefronts, Window Walls and Curtain Walls

By Columbus Chapter AIA / July 8, 2011

Come join us on Thursday, August 18 at the Grandview Cafe for a Munch and Earn that will feature a presentation on the proper application of storefronts, window walls and curtain walls. Participants will be able to make a more educated design decision in selecting an appropriate architectural aluminum glazing system. Includes lunch and is worth 1 […]

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About the AIA 2030+ Professional Series

By Columbus Chapter AIA / July 7, 2011

  Climate Change is Real. Architects Have Solutions.Credible scientists gave us 10 years to be on our way toward global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions in order to avoid catastrophic climate change. Fifty percent of those greenhouse gas emissions can be traced to buildings. With proper tools and training, architects can help make a difference. […]

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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.

1 AIA HSW SD Learning Unit

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.

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