Continuing Education Opportunities

Design Firms and the COVID Workplace

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In Spring there was optimism that we could be through the pandemic by August. Unfortunately, with the Delta variant and vaccine hesitancy, we are now coming out of yet another COVID 19 surge. The COVID 19 pandemic will likely become an endemic. How do firms move forward with these new realities? What are the ethical and legal considerations in protecting the health of employees? Join us for a moderated panel discussion to learn HR considerations, issues related to Workers Compensation, how to make employees feel welcome and safe, and other important factors to consider.

November 9, 2021 at noon via Zoom

Earn 1.0 LU

AIA Member and Associate Member: Free
Non-Member: $10

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Scioto Peninsula Office Building Construction Tour

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Join the Emerging Professionals Committee for a tour of the Scioto Peninsula Office Building.  The Scioto Peninsula Office Building is part of Phase One of the overall Scioto Peninsula Redevelopment . The speculative office building is an approximately 240,000 sf mixed use building with 7 floors of office space and above ground level retail.

During this tour, Project Architects Zach McClurg and Trey Meyer will discuss the unique characteristics of the building, along with the design and construction process.  Attendees will learn about architectural features and construction detailing used to erect the structure, along with how the new building integrates with the surrounding Scioto Peninsula development.

All attendees need to bring their own PPE: hard hat, safety vest, and closed toed shoes.

Limited space available.

October 25, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.
Attendees are invited to a happy hour at Land Grant Brewing Company following the tour

Tour attendees can meet on the East side of the site, at the entrance off Belle St

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

AIA Member and Associate Member: Free
Non-Member: $10

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Materials Matter: CoverMyMeds Campus Case Study

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By holistically considering all aspects of the creation and use of materials, designers can improve the health of the planet and people on it. AIA developed the Architecture & Design Materials Pledge to inspire members to shift the way in which we evaluate the products and finishes that we specify daily across five topics: human health, social health and equity, ecosystem health, climate health, and a circular economy. The CoverMyMeds Campus in Columbus, Ohio, is a great example of use of sustainable materials.

With the redevelopment of a 15-acre urban brownfield site, CoverMyMeds has created a unique headquarters campus with a focus on employee health and well-being. The space ensures people of all abilities have what they need to be successful at work and can access all areas of the campus, including diverse workspaces, alternative transportation options, and the ability to work outdoors. Employees will also have access to outdoor walking paths, the Scioto River and downtown bike paths, a fitness area and hydration bars on each floor. And a central staircase connects all floors, promoting movement and encouraging social connections and collaboration.

In line with CoverMyMeds’ “Be Selfless” and “Do the Right Thing” core values, and commitment to the environment, they are piloting the latest in smart building technology to reduce energy consumption and limit their carbon footprint.

The campus is sustainably designed to LEED and WELL Standards.

October 27, 2021 at noon via Zoom
Details will be sent prior to meeting

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

AIA Member and Associate Member: Free
Non-Member: $10

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AIA Columbus AAH Meeting: Engaging the Next Generation of Healthcare Leaders

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Join our AIA Columbus Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) at their next committee meeting on September 24!

The future is bright in healthcare; however, we need to be ever mindful of the transfer of knowledge.  Our more seasoned professionals are nearing retirement and we need to start cultivating new interest in the practice.  Our meeting will focus on three segments:  1) Engaging the academic setting to start cultivating the next generation of healthcare architects.  2) Focus on where healthcare is headed – recapping conversation from the HCD Forum and the emerging professional / healthcare rising stars. 3) Get a sneak peak of the content that will be upcoming at the Healthcare design conference in October.

September 24 at 7:30 a.m.

Earn 1.0 LU 

Free and everyone is welcome.

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

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Materials Matter: OSU West Campus Ambulatory Case Study

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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Outpatient Care West Campus is a $348.8 million project that will include outpatient operating rooms, interventional radiology rooms, extended recovery unit, pre-anesthesia center, a diagnostic imaging center, retail pharmacy, hematology clinic, genitourinary (GU) clinic, infusion and medical office and support spaces. The project will also add a 640-space parking garage. The approximately 385,000 square foot cancer-focused facility will include central Ohio’s first proton therapy treatment facility in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. The building joins the Interdisciplinary Research Facility and an Energy Advancement and Innovation Center as the first three major projects envisioned for Ohio State’s new Innovation District.

This Central Ohio project is a great example of its use of sustainable materials that “do no harm”.

October 18, 2021 at noon via Zoom
Details will be sent prior to meeting

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

AIA Member and Associate Member: $3
Non-Member: $10

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CoverMyMeds Campus Tour

This event is sold out but you can join the waitlist and you will be contacted if a spot opens up

With the redevelopment of a 15-acre urban brownfield site, this growing pharmaceutical-tech firm has created a unique headquarters campus with a focus on employee health and well-being. The space ensures people of all abilities have what they need to be successful at work and can access all areas of the campus, including diverse workspaces, alternative transportation options, and the ability to work outdoors. Employees will also have access to outdoor walking paths, the Scioto River and downtown bike paths, a fitness area and hydration bars on each floor. And a central staircase connects all floors, promoting movement and encouraging social connections and collaboration.

The campus features two post-tension concrete mid-rise office buildings, totaling 418,000 square-feet, located above a three-level 1,900 vehicle parking garage. Enclosed pedestrian sky-bridges allow staff and visitors convenient access between the two office buildings. The exposed concrete interior provides an artistic industrial appeal complimented with natural daylighting and timber framed conference spaces with peaked timber ceilings.

In line with CoverMyMeds’ “Be Selfless” and “Do the Right Thing” core values, and commitment to the environment, they are piloting the latest in smart building technology to reduce energy consumption and limit their carbon footprint.

The campus is sustainably designed to LEED and WELL Standards.

Per CoverMyMeds visitor policy, all participants must be fully vaccinated and bring proof of vaccination (vaccination card or photo of card) to the tour.  Masks are also required for all attendees. 

All attendees need to bring their own PPE: hard hat, safety vest, and closed toed shoes.

No photos are allowed to be taken during the tour.

Limited space available.

October 11, 2021
Two time slots: 4 PM and 5 PM

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW 

AIA Member and Associate Member: $3
Non-Member: $10

Attendees can park in the garage under the building.

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Victorian Village Residence Tour

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This circa 1890 Victorian Vernacular style home was saved from demolition in 1980, purchased for $1, and relocated two blocks away in the historic Victorian Village neighborhood just north of downtown Columbus. The uniquely configured site included the original corner lot, where a duplex had been demolished, and portions of two adjacent parcels. Placement of the relocated house in the middle of the site filled the depth of the property, while leaving expansive north and south side yards. The resulting open space left non-characteristic voids in this high-density urban neighborhood with narrow lots and close side property lines. The original north wall of the house was essentially a blank brick wall, with only one window opening on the second floor.

Over the years several renovation projects took place, although many of the original historic materials remained. The current Owners were interested in retaining historic elements, undoing some of the changes, and envisioned the opportunity to expand into the open portions of the site.

Per COVID-19 protocols and at the owner's request, all participants must wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Limited space available.

September 30, 2021

Two time slots: 4 PM and 5 PM

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW 

AIA Member: $3

Non-Member: $10

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José Alvarez, A Closer Look at His Work

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Join us for a lecture by 2021 Jury Chair José Alvarez!  This event is part of the Knowlton School of Architecture Baumer Series.

October 6, 2021 at 5:30 pm

The event will be held in person at the Center for Architecture and Design and simulcast online.

In-person AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students: Free
In-person Non-Members: $10
Online viewers: Free

Watch the livestream on Youtube

Limited in-person space available, register today!

In-person attendees can earn 1.0 LU
CEU credits are not available for online attendees

The AIA Columbus Architecture Awards program recognizes excellence in architectural design by Columbus architects and those within the boundaries of the AIA Columbus Chapter. The program’s purpose is to recognize the achievements for a broad range of architectural to elevate the general quality of architectural practice, establish a standard of excellence against which all architects can measure performance, inform the public of the breadth and value of architectural practice, and to honor the architects, clients, and consultants who work together to improve the built environment. Meet the Jury Chair, José Alvarez.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, José is a Principal at Eskew Dumez Ripple. A talented designer and Project Architect with the design responsibility for many of the studio’s largest projects, his creative work has led to dozens of design awards for projects such as the Louisiana State Museum, the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, and the Paul and Lulu Hilliard University Art Museum and has contributed for the last 20 years to the successful growth of the firm.

As the lead designer José recently completed a 1,200-seat theatre and performing arts venue in Sao Paolo, Brazil and was an integral member of the design team responsible for 930 Poydras Residential Tower—a mixed-use, contemporary high-rise in the CBD of New Orleans and recipient of a National AIA Housing Award.

In addition to his architectural design expertise, José leads the EDR MLK Day of Service Program, winner of the 2019 AIA Emerging Professional Exhibit and advocates for diversity and inclusion within the design profession. José has served as AIA State Delegate and as the President of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Louisiana Chapter; as well as Program Coordinator for the AIA New Orleans Young Architect Forum (YAF), winner of the 2016 AIA Emerging Professionals Exhibit and the AIA LA Emerging Professionals Award. José was the recipient of the 2015 AIA Young Architect Award for showing exceptional leadership and making significant contributions to the profession and was recently featured in the AIA Center for Civic Leadership publication “Living Your Life as a Leader”.

José its currently serving as Commissioner for the City of New Orleans Board of Zoning Adjustments (BZA), and the Advisory Board for Tulane School of Architecture and Colloqate Design Studio, a multidisciplinary Non-Profit Design Justice practice focused on the design of spaces of racial, social, and cultural equity.

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A New Venue for Outpatient Care: Is this a Community Center or a Hospital?

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This presentation will look at the unique challenges community hospitals face in addressing evolving competitive pressures and customer demands through the lens of the recently completed Fairfield Medical Center River Valley Campus in Lancaster, Ohio. This facility met those challenges head-on through a strategic partnership with a YMCA, a focus on community wellness, and bold site selection. We'll explore the facility's unique spectrum of services, from acute care (including an emergency department), to a full-service YMCA facility, to community conference/classroom facilities, and how this dynamic mix looks to catalyze population health improvement by focusing on wellness and preventative health.

August 31 at noon via Zoom

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

Details will be sent prior to meeting via Eventbrite.

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New Perspectives from the South

Meet AIA Columbus' 2021 Architecture Awards jury from the South through a series of lectures by the jury members!

All sessions will be 12-12:30 pm via Zoom
Earn 0.5 LU or HSW depending on the session
AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free
Non-member guests - $3
Details will be sent prior to meeting via Eventbrite.

Register:  Meryati Blackwell - September 2

In this session we will meet jury member Meryati Blackwell.  Meryati Johari Blackwell brings over twenty-five years of experience to her role as Principal at Marlon Blackwell Architects where she also serves as Director of Interiors and Sustainability. Her sensitivity as a designer and knowledge of materials and details enrich every project in the office. She acts as an anchor for the firm, working alongside Marlon to thoughtfully ground and guide the design ethos as the firm grows; always supporting the creation of award-winning architecture for any place, at any scale, at any price and for anyone. With a degree in Architecture and Planning, Meryati is both a Registered Architect and a Registered Interior Designer as well as a LEED Accredited Professional.

During her tenure at Marlon Blackwell Architects, Meryati has been integrally involved in the realization of numerous noteworthy and award-winning projects including the Crystal Bridges Museum Store, Blessings Golf Clubhouse, Steven L Anderson Design Center and Vol Walker Hall, Montessori Schools, Northwest Arkansas Free Health, and the L-Stack Residence where she also served as the project’s General Contractor. In her role as Principal of Marlon Blackwell Architects, Meryati provides oversight of business operations and the development of the firm’s team and resources.

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Register:  Nicole Seekely - September 9

In this session, we will meet jury member Nicole Seekely, an architect practicing in Atlanta, currently working on projects in the Southeast region. She is responsible for designing, documenting, and managing projects from concept to completion.  Graduating from Georgia Tech with her B.S.Arch and Columbia GSAPP with her M.Arch, Nicole has experience working at firms both large and small and in different sectors including higher education, corporate, multi-family and urban infill.  Nicole uses her passion for the urban environment, zoning, and design by serving as chair of her neighborhood’s Historic and Preservation Land Use Committee and spearheading multi-neighborhood masterplan efforts.  She has won AIA Atlanta and AIA Georgia emerging professional awards and has been accepted into state-wide leadership programs including AIA Georgia’s Christopher Kelley Leadership Development Program and ULI Atlanta’s Center for Leadership. No matter what she’s working on or whom she’s working with, Nicole conveys passion, thoughtful ideas, and fresh form to challenges the industry and city can bring.

We will learn about some of Nicole’s favorite projects, Excelsior Mill, an adaptive reuse of a 1900's excelsior mill into office space; Works Parking Garage, a creative screening of a precast parking deck; and Lower Tuck, an adaptive reuse project of eight warehouses into 200,000 sf of office space.

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Register:  Elizabeth Chen - September 15

In this session we will meet jury member Elizabeth Chen, AIA. Elizabeth grew up in the exurbs of southern Florida where branching curvilinear roads and gated, cookie-cutter housing communities with names like "The Meadows", "Four Rivers" and "Tiburon" (despite the lack of meadows, rivers, or sharks in any of these communities) were built on top of wetlands. It was a setting that exemplified complex histories and relationships between human development, the American Dream, and the environment. After moving to New Orleans for school in 2000, Elizabeth became interested in how we can design for a justice- and equity-centered built environment. Her experiences led her to projects in public interest design and design justice. She is an architect at Colloqate, a design justice practice.

We will learn about some of Elizabeth’s favorite projects, Talise and Sangkilang Water Systems, Expeditionary Learning School at Floyd Bennett Field, and Defrag Pavilion.

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Register:  Rand Elliott - September 23

In this session, we will meet Rand Elliott, FAIA.  Rand Elliott, FAIA, President of Rand Elliott Architects has served as principal of his own firm since its inception in 1976. Elliott has produced designs of exceptional individuality, providing clients with buildings and spaces that are unique as well as functional, distinguishing the firm as a design innovator. Projects, process, and inspiration have grown from Oklahoma roots and applied to work in London, as well as over 50 cities in the United States. This dedication to the architectural profession is recognized for its exceptional level of design excellence. Ten National AIA Honor Awards highlight 377 international, national, regional, and local awards. The work has been featured in more than 85+ books and 375 periodicals published in the U.S., U.K, Hong Kong, and around the globe.

We will learn about Rand’s favorite projects, PLICO at the Flatiron, Heartland Headquarters, and Oklahoma Contemporary.

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Register:  Mark Chen - September 28

In this session, we will meet Mark Chen, AIA.  Mark Chen, managing principal at Leo A Daly Atlanta has been leading design practices since the early 90s.  As managing principal, Mark is responsible for strategic leadership and management of the Atlanta office.  Mark’s is as an architect and master planner for commercial, higher education and healthcare facilities in the US, Europe and China. He began his career in Boston with Koetter Kim and Associates, moved to New York City, worked for Perkins and Will and Hillier and continued with a consulting practice for 10 years in New York City before moving to Atlanta in 2012.   Mark is a graduate of Harvard University and Cornell University and has taught at the Rhode Island School of Design, Syracuse University and at the New York Institute of Technology.  He has been a guest critic at several acknowledged architecture schools including Cornell University, Rhode Island School of Design, Harvard University and the Georgia Institute of Technology.  His work has been published in Architecture Magazine and Architectural Record.  He has won numerous awards including an honor award from the AIA Orlando Chapter for the Harrell Medical Education Building at the University of Florida.

We will learn about Mark’s favorite project, Harrell Medical Education Building at the University of Florida, and an overview of some of the work at Leo A Daly.

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Architecture as Community Building Walking Tours

This series of summer AIA Columbus walking tours will look at evolving areas in Central Ohio and the ways architecture and design can play a role in community building.  Both Bridge Park and the Short North are emerging as concentrations of new construction and new visions within Central Ohio.  Both include extensive Master Plans, new streetscapes, and a diversity of scale and uses.  Focusing on the similarities and differences between the evolution of Dublin Bridge Park and the Short North, these tours will consider how architecture impacts community, from celebrations of design and economic growth to critiques of scale and affordability.  How does architecture illustrate the evolution of the Columbus community?  What and who can architecture miss considering this evolution?

Join us for one, two, or all three walking tours to learn about various projects in the Short North and Bridge Park communities!  We will conclude each tour with a happy hour.

Each tour will be worth 1.0 LU

Register: Short North Walking Tour - August 12, 2021 at 4:30 pm

With the completion of the Graduate, the Sutton, the Moxy and the UDF mixed-use projects, recent projects completed in the Short North have raised the question: Is the Short North short?  Considering the term “short” comes from neighborhood geography and not the built environment, this tour will discuss the evolution of the neighborhood and the constantly evolving community it serves.

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Register: Historic Dublin Walking Tour - August 19, 2021 at 4:30 pm

With the completion of the Dublin Branch Library, Bridge Park Pedestrian Bridge, and Riverside Crossing Park, recent projects on either side of the Olentangy River work to connect Historic Dublin with the demands and lifestyles of contemporary suburban communities.  The tour will discuss the evolution of these projects and the role they play in re-shaping the role of Historic Dublin in the community.

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Register: Bridge Park Walking Tour - August 26, 2021 at 4:30 pm

With the completion of dozens of projects at Bridge Park, the recently completed Exchange Event Center, Springhill Suites mixed-use, and North Market mixed-use projects work to bring activity and a diversity of uses to the new ‘urban’ neighborhood, miles away from the Downtown core.  This tour will discuss the evolution of Bridge Park and its role in re-shaping the suburban city typology.

AIA Columbus AAH Sustainable Materials in Healthcare

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The AIA Columbus Academy of Architecture for Health will be joined by the AIA Columbus Committee on the Environment for a presentation on sustainable materials in healthcare architecture.

The definition of sustainability has broadened beyond traditional operational measures (energy, water, recycled content) to include material health and how spaces impact people. This movement in sustainability has been driven by leaders in the Healthcare Industry. People spend 90% of time indoors – so the places where we work and live impacts our wellbeing. The ingredients that go into products that go into our spaces are now being screened and assessed by the organization Health Care Without Harm to bring awareness to protect human impacts. This session covers market insights and trends driving the focus on human health and wellbeing. Get grounded in the Cradle to Cradle Certified™ Products Program and the Healthcare Without Harm Green Healthy Approved Program.

This event will start with a 15-minute AAH Committee business meeting followed by a 45-minute discussion on sustainable materials.

July 30 at 7:30 a.m.

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

Free and everyone is welcome.

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

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Today's Smart Home

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This course introduces participants to the residential smart home market and opportunities arising from the increasing presence of technology in the home. Relevant industry trends and homeowner preferences are discussed, as is a high-level overview of smart home product categories such as lighting, shading, and temperature control. Additional topics covered include the benefits of voice control, considerations concerning third party integration, and the differences between cloud-based integration and local integration as they relate to products and systems.

This session will be presented by Lutron and will conclude with a virtual tour of Ketra lighting systems.

July 20 at 12:30 pm

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

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2030 Challenge: Goals and Design Processes

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Join us on July 26 to learn more about the 2030 Challenge!  This webinar course is the first of the 2030 Challenge: Goals and Design Processes series by AIA. This interactive session will also feature local architects who have signed the 2030 Challenge and are working toward the 2030 Challenge targets.

The building sector is the single largest consumer of energy and producer of greenhouse gas emissions. The 2030 Challenge, adopted by the AIA, provides a path to reducing our sector’s negative impacts and reaching carbon neutral design as the standard practice. This series will inspire architects to meet the 2030 Challenge through design strategies, efficient technologies, and systems, and applying renewable energy resources.

The design process is an important element in the creation of next-generation buildings that meet the 2030 Challenge targets. In the first course of the AIA+2030 Online Series, we will explore the design processes to produce high-performance and carbon neutral buildings, including the Integrative Design Process (IDP). We will explore collaborative strategies that can achieve low energy outcomes, and how these strategies can be used as a roadmap throughout the design process. In particular, we will examine defining core, early design decisions such as building form and orientation.

July 26 at noon via Zoom

Earn 2.0 LU | HSW

AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

Details will be sent prior to the meeting via EventBrite.

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Sponsored By Kingspan

Rainbow Center for Women and Children Project Presentation

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Join us for a presentation on 2019 AIA Columbus Architecture Merit Award winner, UH Rainbow Center for Women and Children presented by the AIA Columbus Academy of Architecture for Healthcare!  Lindsey Freel and Chris Petrow will share how this project required collaboration with community groups to form the program and services for a health care facility.

With a mission to provide close-to-home, high-quality health care, the new University Hospitals Rainbow Center for Women and Children provides pediatric primary care, women’s health, OB/GYN services, pregnancy and parenting classes, and additional community resources for over 40,000 patients per year. The layout was based on an innovative team-based care delivery model. In addition to UH medical services, the UH Rainbow Clinic houses a Women, Infants and Children clinic, dental office, and medical legal aid office, holistically supporting the needs of the surrounding community within a single building envelope.

Located along Euclid Avenue, a storied street in Cleveland’s history, the site for the clinic was selected to ensure efficient access for its most vulnerable patients. The design embraces the history of Cleveland’s first streets and infrastructure, implemented on a rotated grid facing the lakefront. Euclid Avenue is a major street within this grid. East of 55th street, the urban fabric shifts along a direct East-West axis. The angled recess of the building envelope, as well as the interior floor plan, are designed to elegantly reflect the transition in the street layout, while welcoming clients as they travel Euclid Avenue. The center is immediately adjacent to public transit, sitting as a gateway/anchor building to the emerging Midtown mixed-use district.

July 1 at noon via Zoom

Earn 1.0 LU | HSW

AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

Details will be sent prior to the meeting via EventBrite.

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Photo credit:  Cory Klein Photography - cwk@corykleinphotography.com

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Virtual Site Observation

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Virtual Site Observation: A Review of Digital Techniques for Documenting and Analyzing Site Conditions

In conjunction with the MBA and EP Committees, the Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) Committee will be sharing innovative methods of image capture and documentation to aid architects in site observation. As remote-work has become a part of the design and construction processes, architects have continued developing innovative ways to observe structures, both existing and in construction. While some of these techniques were created out of necessity, due to site and travel restrictions, many virtual and digital documentation techniques can provide value as best practices for architects in the future

June 25 at noon

Earn 1.5 LU

AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

Online meeting.  Details will be sent prior to the meeting via EventBrite.

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New Columbus Crew Stadium Tour

This event is sold out.

Please note this event is sold out but you can join the waitlist and you will be contacted if a spot opens up.

Join us for an in-person, outdoor tour of the new Columbus Crew stadium on June 22!

What was once a pile of dirt on 21 acres on the west end of the Arena District has been transformed into a clear structure of the next state-of-the-art stadium in Major League Soccer in the new development known as Confluence Village.

Construction on the 20,000-seat facility is entering the final phases nearly 17 months after workers broke ground on the site in October 2019. The stadium boasts four unique stands, each reflecting the vibrancy and diversity of Columbus’ urban neighborhoods. The Nordecke safe-standing section in the north is designed with two patio decks and a beer garden for 3,400 of the club’s most faithful supporters. The 5,000-square-foot brew hall in the south will offer open views to the entrance plaza and Columbus’ dynamic downtown.

When complete, the new stadium will feature more than 10 times the number of premium seats as that in Mapfre Stadium, including field-level seats and lounges.

This is a hard hat tour. Please bring your own hard hat and vest, participants must wear closed toe shoes. No photos are allowed to be taken during the tour. A waiver must be signed prior to tour. Limited space available.

June 22

Two time slots: 4 PM and 5 PM

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

Join the waitlist here.

560 W Nationwide Blvd, Columbus, OH 43215

Taking photos inside the stadium is prohibited.

The tour will begin on the north sidewalk of Nationwide Blvd.  Attendees can park in the Hocking lot across Nationwide Blvd from the stadium (see below).

Parking map

AIA Columbus AAH The Inpatient Clinical Model: Historic Models vs. Current Trends

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The AIA Columbus Academy of Architecture for Health will host an interactive discussion on the clinical models available and the effectiveness of these scenarios. They will discuss different types of organizational strategies and the pros and cons of these strategies from both a staff and patient experience perspective in the inpatient setting.

May 28 at 7:30 a.m.

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW *pending

Free and everyone is welcome.

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

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Creating an Award-Winning Design Submission

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Putting together an award-winning design submission takes time and skill. Early documentation, high-quality photography, an engaging narrative, and descriptive project summary are just a few of the necessary parts of a submission that expresses your creative design. Hear from Rob Livesey, FAIA and Ruth Gless, FAIA on the necessary elements of a design submission. Between the two of them, they have read through thousands of award submissions, participated in scores of juries, and submitted their own award-winning projects.

June 16 at noon

Earn 1.0 LU 

AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

Online meeting.  Details will be sent prior to meeting via EventBrite.

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May Design Lecture 2021

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Join us at our May Design Lecture: Meet Dorothée Imbert, Director of Knowlton School of Architecture on May 18 at noon!

Dorothee Imbert began her four-year term as director at the Knowlton School of Architecture in August 2020. Hear from Dorothee about Knowlton and her vision for the school, her work on the Square for Novartis Headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, and historical research on landscape, sports, and politics.

Imbert joined the Knowlton faculty in 2013 as the inaugural Hubert C. Schmidt ’38 Chair in Landscape Architecture. Before joining Knowlton, Imbert established the Master of Landscape Architecture program at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis and taught at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Imbert has published extensively on landscape modernism, contemporary practice, and productive landscapes. She is the author of the books Between Garden and City: Jean Canneel-Claes and Landscape Modernism (2009), Garrett Eckbo: Modern Landscapes for Living (with Marc Treib, 2005), The Modernist Garden in France (1993), and the editor of A Landscape Inventory: Michel Desvigne Paysagiste (2018) and Food and the City: Histories of Culture and Cultivation (2015). Imbert’s recent essays focus on the politics of landscape. Imbert has served on numerous boards and juries, including Dumbarton Oaks and the Society of Architectural Historians. She continues to engage in research and design practice and recently completed the Square (with Andrew Cruse), a landscape on structure for the Novartis campus in Basel, Switzerland. She received her architect's diploma from the Unité Pédagogique d'Architecture nº 1 in Paris and holds MArch and MLA degrees from the University of California, Berkeley. She practiced landscape architecture at Peter Walker and Partners.

May 18 at noon

Earn 1.0 LU

AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

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The Big Idea

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Join us on May 13 at noon for an interactive session!

This webinar course is the first of the Materials Matter: The Big Idea series by AIA. This will be an interactive course where attendees will view the webinar, then go to breakout rooms, via Zoom, to discuss how to talk to clients about materials and how to select better materials for buildings in the Columbus market.

Material selection is a core service provided by architects, but that process is far from simple. The Materials Matter series untangles the complexities of that process in five essential courses. The key? Materials transparency. When you know everything you can about the materials you use, you’re able to make the best product decisions for projects, people, and the environment. The courses cover different types of impacts, and best practices for reducing these impacts, from industry-best instructors.

You wouldn’t buy a car without checking its gas mileage, so why wouldn’t you want to know what goes into your building? In this course, you’ll learn about the potential health and environmental impacts of the products that go into our buildings. You’ll also look at key drivers pushing transparency in the marketplace including client demand and green rating systems.

May 13 at noon

Earn 1.5 LU|HSW

AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

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NextHome2021: Housing Central Ohio’s Next Million

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The National Association of Homebuilders recently released a study highlighting the impacts of housing costs and mortgage rates on housing affordability. With every increment of $1000 in the price of a Central Ohio home, there are 1,093 households that will no longer qualify for a standard mortgage loan. Ensuring that quality housing is available at a range of income levels is critical to supporting shared prosperity throughout Central Ohio.

Launched on April 5, NextHome:2021, a housing design competition, seeks forward-thinking strategies and high-quality housing solutions that provide greater access to housing for everyone. Learn more about the competition by visiting nexthome2021.org.

Join us for a panel discussion highlighting:

  • Housing development
  • Building and zoning modernization
  • Local, state, and federal residential housing policies

April 22 at noon

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

Free and everyone is welcome.

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

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Speakers:

Leah F. Evans | Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, Homeport

Leah is the Senior Vice President, Real Estate Development, having previously served as the Director of Home Ownership and Neighborhood Revitalization and Vice President of Neighborhood Strategies.  Leah oversees the financing, development and implementation of Homeport’s multi-million dollar residential development and neighborhood revitalization strategies and leads business development to support the targets of Homeport’s strategic plan and increase investment and impact in Central Ohio communities.  Prior to her work at Homeport, Leah served as the Deputy Director of Planning & Development for the City of Gahanna where she oversaw the building, code enforcement, land-use planning, economic development and zoning activities and managed the administrative functions of the department.  Prior to being Deputy Director, Leah was the city’s first Economic Development Manager and held several positions in community and economic development with the Ohio Department of Development (now the Ohio Development Services Agency).  Leah holds a Master of City and Regional Planning from The Ohio State University, is trained in Project Management and a certified Economic Development Finance Professional.  She has over 20 years of experience in the community and economic development fields and is committed to building and sustaining strong and inclusive communities where everyone can succeed.

John Geha | CEO, Columbus Realtors

CEO of Columbus REALTORS® since January 1, 2020, John Geha provides leadership to over 8,800 real estate professionals engaged in residential sales and leasing, commercial sales and leasing, property management, appraisal, consultation, real estate syndication, land development and more. Since 1987, Geha has served as an Association CEO, Brand President, Senior Vice President, International Consultant and National Franchise Director, leading all functions of the largest association in Ohio, Canadian association, a national real estate brand, and national franchisor.

An accomplished speaker and author of leadership, growth and coaching platforms. Geha also has over 25+ years consulting universities, city governments, as well as the largest global corporate owned real estate brokerage and 20 of the largest privately held brokers in the U.S. and Canada. While serving as a CEO in Canada Geha created a regional collaborative relationship with Federal, Provincial and Municipal leadership, as well, several key regional entities, including a joint education initiative with Fanshawe College & Western University, Ivey School of Business.

Tre’ Giller | Chief Executive Officer and President, Donald R. Kenney and Company Realty

As CEO and Broker, Tre' Giller is responsible for the overall direction of Donald R. Kenney and Company Realty (DRK) and all of its related companies, including Metro Development. Giller has been with DRK for over 20 years, first as a real estate agent, then as sales manager for the investment sales team. Charged with developing the commercial property management division, the company now manages over 5 million square feet of space with assets in excess of over $400 million with projects located throughout Central Ohio.

Giller is actively involved in the Columbus Board of Realtors, the Ohio Association of Realtors, the Buildings Industry Association, and is the current President of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP).

In February of 2012, Governor John R. Kasich appointed Mr. Giller to serve on the Ohio Real Estate Commission and currently serves as President of the board.

 

Moderator:

Yanitza Brongers-Marrero, AIA | Principal and Director of Housing at Moody Nolan

Yanitza Brongers, AIA, LEED BD+C and LEED for Homes, is a Principal and Director of Housing at Moody Nolan and has practiced architecture for the last 25 years.  At Moody Nolan, she oversees the housing practice which includes 12 locations in the United States.  Yanitza’s s experience as an architect includes civic, educational, and corporate projects but for the last 10 years of her career, she has solely focused on multi-family housing and community development projects.

In 2012 she was appointed Director of Moody Nolan’s Housing Studio and was asked to create a focused studio to grow the firm’s housing portfolio. She is responsible for leadership, management, business development, and design quality.  Since then, Yanitza has developed a rapidly growing practice that includes affordable and market-rate residential, student housing, senior housing, and large-scale mixed-use developments.

Yanitza holds a bachelor’s degree from the Universidad de Puerto Rico and a master’s from The Ohio State University.  Yanitza was the  2019 AIA Columbus Chapter, representing the fourth woman and first Hispanic holding in the history of the Chapter.  Yanitza is a member of the Housing and Community Development Knowledge Committee and a member of the AIA Strategic Council.  Also, she volunteers for other community organizations.

Designing for Health and Well-Being

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Part 1 of the Just the Basic Series.

Licensed architects and affiliated design professionals have, in their professional practice, a positive duty to protect the public’s health, safety, and welfare. As America’s healthcare expenses continue to rise and we rebuild post-pandemic, collaboration with public health professionals will be more critical than ever. In this course, you will hear from architects and public health professionals about opportunities to influence population health directly and indirectly through design. We will explore the basics of public health as it relates to architecture and describe six approaches any designer can apply to any project to think more intentionally about health promotion through a pre-recorded webinar followed by a discussion from local architects.

April 30 at noon

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AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

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AIA Columbus AAH The Clinical Model: Historic Models vs. Current Trends

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Join our AIA Columbus Academy of Architecture for Health (AAH) at their next committee meeting on March 26! The AIA Columbus AAH will have an interactive discussion on the clinical models available and the effectiveness of these scenarios. We will discuss different types of organizational strategies—the pros and cons of these strategies from both a staff and patient experience perspective and in the inpatient and outpatient settings.

March 26 at 7:30 a.m.

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Free and everyone is welcome.

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Going Back to the Office Safely and with Confidence

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In collaboration with AIA Cincinnati and AIA Cleveland.

It has been a year since most architecture offices sent employees home to work remotely due to COVID-19. With the vaccine becoming widely available, many firms are considering what the return to the office may look like and the ethical and legal considerations. Join us for a moderated panel discussion to learn HR considerations, how to make employees feel welcome and safe, and other important factors to consider.

April 13 at noon.

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AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

Online meeting.

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Speakers:

Mindi Wells, Esq., Wells Law
Megan Spinos, LEED AP, Strategy Director, Vocon
Brian Baumgardner, Oswald

Moderator:

Yanitza Brongers-Marrero, AIA, Moody Nolan

AIA Columbus AAH: Equity in Healthcare

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Join the AIA Columbus Academy of Architecture for Health for an interactive discussion on equity in healthcare at their next meeting. They will discuss what equity means when it comes to access to healthcare and its impact on communities locally, nationally, and globally.

January 29 at 7:30 a.m.

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Free and everyone is welcome.

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Fiberglass Fenestration in Commercial Buildings

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Presented by Pella.

Whether designing sustainable commercial or institutional building types, architects carefully consider the qualities and long-term advantages of fenestration materials. Windows and doors provide essential protection and architectural character to a building, and must also respond to owner-driven requirements like aesthetics, cost, performance, maintenance, and life cycle.

Fiberglass composite is suitable for windows and doors in any climate or building type. More durable than aluminum or vinyl, with the thermal efficiency of wood, fiberglass composite windows are an economically competitive alternative to aluminum and vinyl windows. The multiple advantages and benefits of fiberglass composite make it a versatile fenestration choice because of its strength, durability, low maintenance, energy efficiency, and sustainable qualities, as well as its resistance to corrosion, dents, and scratches.

February 19 at noon.

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Sustainable Design in Ohio

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Join us on February 5 for a look at the AIA Columbus Honor Award winners and a discussion about sustainability efforts in Ohio!

The AIA Columbus Architecture Awards recognizes achievement across a broad range of architectural activity in order to elevate the standard of excellence for architectural practice in our region and to honor the architects, clients, interior designers, engineers, and many other consultants who work very hard to realize these great projects and improve the built environment.

This year the honor award winners are all sustainable projects, from the off-the-grid “hut”, an adaptive-reuse research and development center, to a LEED Gold university facility. We will learn how to design award-winning sustainable projects, plus discuss sustainability efforts in Ohio and the Midwest.

February 5 at noon.

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AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

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January Design Lecture 2021

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Join us on January 26 at noon!

The Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) is a global leader of in sustainability and serves as an innovation hub for new collaborative and interdisciplinary methods and frameworks, to push forward the case for sustainability of the built environment. Over the years, the CBPD has added tremendous value to the practice of Architecture, Sustainable Design, Public Policy and occupant health and well-being. As Co-director of the CBPD, Dr. Erica Cochran Hameen has lead research focused on improving Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), energy and data analytics, and the formation of new sustainability policy and tools. Dr. Cochran Hameen’s interdisciplinary work incorporates occupant comfort, health, and productivity feedback metrics, advanced data analytics, sensors and controls, building system design specifications, and environmental conditions. The session will highlight research on energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and occupant productivity and review innovative quantitative and qualitative tools and methods that have been utilized in ongoing and recent research projects. The session will also highlight the multiple social, health, economic, and environmental benefits these research findings have provided for individuals, households, organizations, and communities both nationally and globally.

January 26 at noon

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AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

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Speaker: Erica Cochran Hameen, Ph.D., Assoc. AIA

Erica Cochran Hameen, Ph.D., NOMA, Assoc. AIA, LEED AP is an architectural designer and Assistant Professor at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture (CMU SoA). She serves as Track Co-Chair of the Master of Science in Architecture–Engineering–Construction Management (MSAECM) program, Track Chair of the PhD of Architecture–Engineering–Construction Management program, and Track Chair of the Doctor of Design (DDes). Erica is also the Co-Director of the Center for Building Performance & Diagnostics (CBPD).

Erica serves as an instructor for multiple graduate and undergraduate courses and recently developed a new course focused on energy efficient and healthy retrofits. Formerly, she was Program Director for the UDream program at CMU, which from 2009-2016 worked to increase diversity in the urban design profession nationally, and in the Pittsburgh region specifically, by offering opportunities for permanent employment in Pittsburgh to recent college graduates. Read more.

Common Misconceptions of the Permitting Process

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As a part of every project, architects look to clearly describe a project’s scope of work to a plans examiner. This course will provide a panel discussion focusing on the common misconceptions of the permitting process and give a clear look at an examiner’s perspective of permit drawings. A panel of plan examiners will take part in a discussion centered on the ins and outs of the permitting process and answer permitting questions from attendees.

December 4 at noon.

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

Free for AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students

$5 for non-members

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Community Engagement Strategies: How Architects Can Be More Effective In Promoting Change

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“Civic engagement is about applying our design thinking to the larger context of community and societal needs.”

William J. Bates, FAIA National AIA President 2019

This presentation focuses on how architects can be even more effective in promoting positive change by applying design thinking to community engagement strategies. As architects, we talk about wanting to be relevant and of service to society. If this is the case, then civic engagement is fundamental to meeting that desire. From facilitation to disruption, this session will explore a spectrum of possibilities to elevate the role of locally inspired design solutions in the greater conversation of equity and inclusion in making healthier and more vibrant cities.

November 20 at noon.

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Free for AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students

$5 for non-members

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Speaker: Ric Abramson, FAIA

Ric. Abramson, FAIA has been a licensed professional for three decades. After a lengthy career leading his own design studio and teaching at the USC School of Architecture and SCI-Arc, Ric. joined the City of West Hollywood as their inaugural City Architect this past November. A graduate of Cal Poly S.L.O. and UCLA, he also studied architecture as a Fulbright scholar to Italy and as a visiting artist at the American Academy in Rome.

A former AIA National Strategic Council member representing the California region, Ric. has been a successful leader by advancing the profession, authoring two pieces of state legislation subsequently signed into law, and effectively advocating for innovative housing design and policy solutions. For these efforts, California Governor Schwarzenegger recognized “his tireless efforts to improve housing opportunities.”

Meet the Jury Chair: Billie Faircloth, AIA

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Meet AIA Columbus' Architecture Awards jury from Philadelphia through a series of lectures by the jury members!

KieranTimberlake creates beautifully crafted, thoughtfully made architecture that is holistically integrated to people, program, and site. Since its founding, the firm has leveraged inquiry to increase its design agency and the overall ambition and value of architecture. Billie Faircloth—architect, educator, partner, and research director of KieranTimberlake—will discuss the daily actions and diverse projects of her firm, an architectural practice committed to empowering designers and clients through inquiry.

November 10 at noon.

Earn 1.0 LU.

Online meeting.

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Ohio State's BIM Project Delivery Standard

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Presented by TAP.

This session will present how The Ohio State University has successfully developed a BIM Project Delivery Standard (PDS) that enables the model to serve as a single-source of truth for relevant spatial and asset information throughout the building lifecycle. This Delivery Standard has truly “begun with the end in mind” by taking advantage of the knowledge gained from the BIM for Existing Buildings portion of the Buckeye BIM Initiative. The session will highlight how the Revit portion of this deliverable works in collaboration with structured asset data to facilitate its utilization in effective data turnover. Special attention will be paid to how and why the BIM PDS has evolved since its publication in 2015, along with how Ohio State uses the models and data currently and where we are heading. In addition, the session will cover lessons learned and continuing challenges in becoming a BIM-centric owner.

October 29 at 4:30 p.m.

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Speaker: Joe Porostosky

Joe Porostosky is the Director of Facilities Information and Technology Services (FITS) at The Ohio State University (OSU), where he maintains 38 million square feet of space drawings and data, along with providing leadership to facilities-related data and document systems, including OSU’s Enterprise GIS. With a background in technology management, Joe has managed the FITS Team for the past 12 years, providing an active and strategic leadership role within the university and redefining the way his group works by using technology in new and inventive ways. As the leader for the BuckeyeBIM (Building Information Modeling) Initiative, Joe has led OSU in the adoption of BIM for existing buildings and for design and construction to improve the university’s overall decision-making processes and management of buildings. Joe holds a BS in computer science and an MA in public policy and management from OSU.

Meet the Jury: Eric Oskey, AIA

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Meet AIA Columbus' Architecture Awards jury from Philadelphia through a series of lectures by the jury members!

In this mini session we will meet jury member Eric Oskey, AIA. Eric Oskey is a partner and Technical Director of the award-winning firm Moto Designshop (Moto) which is recognized for well-considered and crafted projects. Eric brings into being Moto’s creative vision through the sophisticated application of assemblies, material science, building systems, and construction knowledge. His understanding and use of digital production tools, creates a valuable reciprocation between digital technology and building technique. His substantial previous experience, which includes working at the Pritzker Prize winning office of Venturi Scott Brown, allows him to efficiently lead large-scale and institutional projects, while navigating their intricate dynamics. His studied approach to design is driven by an enthusiastic engagement of the making process and the descriptive tools used to reveal solutions. Moto has won numerous awards and competitions such as the American Institute of Architect (AIA) Philadelphia’s Emerging Architects Prize; the 2018 AIA Philadelphia Devine Detail Prize for the Walnut Estates Brick Screen; the 2018 AIA Pennsylvania Bronze Medal for the Walnut Estates and most recently the 2019 AIA Philadelphia Silver Medal for Arrupe Hall at Saint Joseph’s University, a Jesuit Priests Residence. Additionally, in 2018 he was individually awarded a prize as a Minority Business Leader by the Philadelphia Business Journal and in 2019 the Outstanding Asian American Business by the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia. Eric maintains his connection to academics as an Associate Professor of Practice in the Architecture Department at the Tyler School of Art and Architecture, Temple University. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Drexel University and a Master of Architecture from Cornell University.

October 30 at noon.

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Meet the Jury: Jules Dingle, FAIA

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Meet AIA Columbus' Architecture Awards jury from Philadelphia through a series of lectures by the jury members!

In this mini session we will meet jury member Jules Dingle, FAIA. Jules Dingle is a Principal and founding partner at DIGSAU, a Philadelphia-based studio with a broad view of architecture, how it is made, and who makes it. The firms work ranges from art installations to large institutional buildings. DIGSAU’s philosophy of practice is guided by a commitment to design excellence, experimentation, attentiveness to the needs of their clients, and a deep connection to material culture of the places where they work. Their approach builds enthusiasm in others for the creation of meaningful places that empower people to be more inspired, productive, and fulfilled. In a built environment where authenticity is increasingly scarce, their work focuses on Architecture’s capacity to communicate via its materials and explores innovative ways that the craft of building can connect people to the experience of place, history, and time. Founded in 2007, the office operates as an open studio, with a staff of thirty-five individuals from diverse backgrounds. Since its inception, the firm has been recognized with over fifty state and local AIA awards and in 2013 was named one of North America’s “Emerging Voices” by the Architectural League of New York. A tireless and imaginative designer, Jules brings a unique combination of skill and passion to everything he does. His work balances an interest in emerging technologies with a fondness for the expressive potency of chance, improvisation, and low-tech solutions that celebrate the act of making. He has taught design studios at Temple University, Drexel University, and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Design, and has served as a guest critic and lecturer at numerous design schools. He received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Notre Dame and a Masters of Architecture from University of California Berkeley. Jules has served on the AIA Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Boards of Directors. Jules was recognized with the Philadelphia Young Architect Award in 2012 and AIA Fellowship in 2018.

October 27 at noon.

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Meet the Jury: Karen Blanchard, AIA

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Meet AIA Columbus' Architecture Awards jury from Philadelphia through a series of lectures by the jury members!

In this mini session we will meet jury member Karen Blanchard, AIA. Karen is a Principal at SITIO architecture + urbanism where she is focused on delivering design excellence to multifaceted projects. Her vast experience ranges in scale and typology – she is fully engrossed as an architect on civic and cultural, residential, educational and mixed-use projects. Karen’s commitment to design and the profession has resulted in numerous project design awards as well as being presented the AIA Philadelphia Young Architect award. Karen was the 2018 President of AIA Philadelphia, served 6 years as the Co-Chair of the AIA Philadelphia Women In Architecture Committee, and spent 5 years on the AIA Philadelphia Board of Directors and their Executive Committee. In addition, she serves her community on the Board of Directors with the Fairmount Community Development Corporation. As a graduate from Thomas Jefferson University, Karen has stayed connected with the University as an adjunct faculty member and through the College of Architecture and the Built Environment Advancement Council as well as their Lab for Urban and Social Innovation Board.

October 23 at noon.

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Meet the Jury: Fátima Olivieri-Martinez, AIA

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Meet AIA Columbus' Architecture Awards jury from Philadelphia through a series of lectures by the jury members!

In this mini session we will meet jury member Fátima Olivieri-Martínez. Fátima is a Principal at KieranTimberlake, an award-winning architecture firm recognized for its environmental ethos, research expertise, and innovative design. In nearly a decade at KieranTimberlake, Fátima has been involved with projects including the award-winning renovation of the historic Dunster House at Harvard University. She currently manages design and construction for the major public spaces and a 350-seat proscenium theater in a large mixed-use building for New York University. Fátima has been an influential mentor to new hires at the firm and as an educator at Temple University and elsewhere. Fátima helped formalize KTCI, the firm's Community Involvement group that offers pro bono design services. She also spearheaded a collaboration to create a graduate-level design studio focused on designing a visionary school in Puerto Rico, where she is from, to build resiliency following the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Fátima received the 2019 Young Architect Award from AIA Philadelphia, which recognizes a registered architect between the ages of 25 and 39 for remarkable contributions in leadership, practice, and service.

October 22 at noon.

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AIA Columbus AAH: Biophilic Design in Healthcare

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Join our Academy of Architecture for Health at their next committee meeting! The AIA Columbus Academy of Architecture for Health will discuss how biophilic design in healthcare facilities can enhance healing and wellness, reduce stress, and mitigate pain. Biophilic design is defined as “an innovative approach that emphasizes the necessity of maintaining, enhancing, and restoring the beneficial experience of nature in the built environment, “ (Dr. Stephen R. Kellert).

Friday, September 25 at 7:30 a.m.

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW 

Free and everyone is welcome.

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Professional Development through Community and Education - October 21 at Noon

AIA Members have a wealth of professional development resources available to them through AIA Knowledge Communities and AIAU, as well as offerings from components. This session will provide an overview of these programs and share how to access these valuable resources.

October 21 at Noon.

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Practice Management Tools and Resources - October 8 at Noon

AIA offers resources to individual members and firm leadership to help them better manage their practice – whether as an individual member, a sole proprietor, or leading a large firm. Representatives from the AIA Trust and AIA’s Contract Documents team will provide an in-depth look at the services they offer and how those resources help architects.

October 8 at Noon.

Earn 1.0 LU

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Advocating for You - September 15 at 11 AM

A core mission of AIA is to advocate on behalf of architects. Tim Hawk, FAIA, an AIA National Board member, will give an update on federal advocacy issues such as COVID-19, housing, resiliency, school safety, student loan debt relief, and taxes on businesses. Luther Liggett, legislative director for AIA Ohio, will give an update on the latest legislation at the state level including licensure and the Payment Assurance bill.

September 15 at 11 AM.

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Shaping your Career Towards Leadership and Fellowship - September 10 at Noon

Join us on September 10 for the session on Shaping Your Career Towards Leadership and Fellowship!

First - we recognize that Fellowship in AIA is not the capstone to a career but rather a platform for leadership and mentorship, understanding that Fellows can assist others in achieving excellence.

With that in mind, several Fellows will present how leadership in our profession might lead one toward Fellowship. We will discuss what Fellowship means, the various paths one might take to achieve it, and offer guidelines toward making a submission. Fellows from around the region will be available to answer questions, such as: How will I know whether I'm ready? What is the process of submission? Who will guide me?

September 10 at noon.

Earn 1.0 LU.

Online meeting.

Free and everyone is welcome!

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Going Back to the Office? Part 2

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Join us on August 17 for our session on Going Back to the Office: What you need to know tips, tricks, and best practices Part 2!

Many offices opened in late Spring, only to have to send employees back home to work remotely as COVID-19 cases surged in the Midwest. Join us for a moderated panel discussion to learn when and how to bring employees back safely. The panel will discuss HR considerations, how to make employees feel safe, and important factors to consider for the Fall.

August 17 at noon.

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Online meeting.

Free

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Moderator: Tim Hawk, FAIA

Speaker: Melanie Fairchild, Chris Meyers, AIA, and Tom Arends, AIA.

Healthcare Committee Meeting: What to Expect from the Proposed FGI Guidelines

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Join the Healthcare committee at their next meeting! The industry’s most widely recognized guidance for planning, designing, and constructing health care and residential health, care, and support facilities, the FGI Guidelines documents consolidate minimum program, space, risk assessment, infection prevention, architectural detail, surface, and built-in furnishing requirements. The guidelines are to enhance patient well-being and patient safety. The committee of healthcare design professionals will have an interactive discussion to comment on the proposed modifications to the 2022 FGI guidelines and ensuring the intent of the revisions are clear and providing for the health, safety, and welfare of patients and staff.

Friday, July 31 at 7:30 a.m.

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW *pending

Free and everyone is welcome.

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Equity + JUST: A Virtual Workshop for Social Justice

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LFCC JUST Workshop

Supported by the AIA Columbus Committee on the Environment (COTE). Presented by the Living Future Columbus Collaborative.

This is a call to action about what we, as building professionals, can contribute to stopping racial injustice.

WATCH: In this virtual workshop, explore some of the opportunities for equity in business organizations. We’ll use the JUST™ framework as an example of some productive practices to consider, as well as a potential certification your business or organization could pursue. Attendees will watch a 1-hour webinar about the International Living Future Institute’s JUST program, a voluntary disclosure tool for all types and sizes of organizations. The JUST™ program provides an innovative transparency platform for organizations to reveal much about their operations, including how they treat their employees and where they make financial and community investments.

DISCUSS: Afterwards, stay for a 30-minute group discussion to discover ways to promote social justice and equity within your organizations. This discussion will be facilitated by Alexis Gerhart, Interior Designer (Moody Nolan), and Johnna Keller, Architect and Sustainability Consultant (M+A Architects).

 If you’re unable to attend this virtual workshop but are interested in taking concrete steps within our industry:

We stand with the Black community, show our support, and plan action within our own organizations and the greater building industry within central Ohio.

Tuesday, August 11 at noon.

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

Free and everyone is welcome!

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The Good, Bad, and Ugly of Construction Administration

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Presented by DesignPro Insurance

Three areas of construction involving processing contractors’ shop drawings, responding to requests for information, and handling change orders that, when administrated well, will lead to a successful project. However, there are pitfalls that need to be avoided in these three essential parts of professional services. Under the architect’s agreement, an architect and its consultants are involved in these areas, which spells out what is, and what is not, part of the responsibilities of the parties involved in the project. Examples of disputes involving these three areas of construction administration services will be reviewed as case studies under the various project delivery methods of:

• the traditional design-bid-build (D-B-B), design-build (D-B)

• construction management advisor (CMa) multiple prime contracting

• construction management constructor (CMc)

• integrated project delivery (IPD)

July 23 at noon.

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Online meeting.

Free

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The Brilliant Economics of Cost Segregation

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Join us on July 9 for a session on The Brilliant Economics of Cost Segregation: Engineering-Based Cost Segregation for Commercial Real Estate!

Presented by Duffy & Duffy Cost Segregation

As cost segregation becomes more and more in demand due to favorable tax law changes, the architect plays a key role in the preparation of construction documentation for the most valuable tax tool for real estate, the cost segregation study. Learn the basics of how your client is using your plans and as-built costs to shield income taxes for their commercial real estate.

July 9 at noon.

Earn 1.0 LU or CPA CPE

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Free

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Speaker: Craig Miller, CPA, CCSP, CGMA, CGFM, MBA

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Mr. Miller is a former Tax Commissioner Agent for the State of Ohio, an Adjunct Faculty Instructor of Accounting and Finance at Cleveland State University and Lorain County Community College, and served from 2017-2018 as the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Finance and Tax Subcommittee Chairman in Washington DC. He is a licensed CPA for 23 years, and he is also a Certified Cost Segregation Professional.

Mr. Miller is a NAIOP of Ohio Board Director, Past President of the Northern Ohio Board of Directors of NAIOP and has been a Chapter Board Director of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2008.  Mr. Miller is a frequent speaker on Cost Segregation for the National Business Institute, the Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania CPA Societies, and has published numerous articles in CPA Trendlines, Builder’s Exchange, Properties Magazine, and other industry trade publications.

After the Awards Talk: MLK Branch & Out of Town

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Join us on June 24 for our After the Awards Talk: MLK Branch & Out of Town featuring Jonathan Moody, AIA and Bart Overly, AIA!

The AIA Columbus Chapter’s Architecture Awards program recognizes excellence in architectural design by Columbus architects and those within the boundaries of the AIA Columbus Chapter. This session will explore AIA Columbus’ 2019 Architecture Honor Award winners: The Columbus Metropolitan Library – MLK Branch and Out of Town.

The Martin Luther King library project was designed by Moody Nolan. The 18,700 square foot library nearly doubles the size of the former Martin Luther King Branch, and includes a changing art gallery, lounge, and generous gathering place. The unique building functions as a community center for the surrounding neighborhood. The façade transparencies allow for the abundance of national light throughout the library.

Constructed on 0.8 acres on Town Street and just 700 yards “out of town” from the downtown riverfront, the completed project is a 45 unit apartment building. It lives within a gritty and emerging arts district, yet is adjacent to a long established single family neighborhood. The project seeks to be an extension and inhabitant of both conditions. Out of Town was designed by Blostein/Overly Architects.

June 24 at 5 p.m.

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

Online meeting.

AIA Member, Affiliates, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

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Environmental Due Diligence

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Join us on June 11 for a presentation by Terracon on Environmental Due Diligence. Participants will learn about the environmental due diligence background and processes as well as understanding Phase I environmental site assessments and tools. We will also be discussing potential environmental, health, and safety concerns at various types of project sites. We will also go over due diligence tools used including Phase II environmental site assessments.

Thursday, June 11 at noon.

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

Online meeting via Zoom.

Free and everyone is welcome.

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Speaker: Liz Barrow

Liz Barrow

Lizzette Barrow (Liz) is the Environmental Department Manager for the Columbus Office of Terracon Consultants.  She is a licensed engineer in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana with over 30 years’ experience in the environmental field.  She graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Degree in Chemical Engineering. Mrs. Barrow’s professional experience includes due diligence Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments, regulatory compliance, and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) services including HUD environmental reviews. Mrs. Barrow is a resident of Westerville, where she lives with her husband Mark and their cat, Mr. Kitty.

Modular Construction and the Agile Workplace

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Although most A+D professionals recognize the value of modular construction and future flexibility, we will provide a structured dialogue and supporting evidence to help A+D professionals communicate the strategic advantages of this approach to their clients and other relevant audiences. We will discuss modular wall advantages, current trends, building in agility, and ways to save time and money.

Thursday, June 4 at noon.

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

Online webinar via Zoom.

Free and everyone is welcome.

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

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Future of Healthcare Delivery in the US

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The AIA Columbus Academy of Architecture for Health is hosting an interactive discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare setting. We will discuss how the recent pandemic has changed how healthcare is delivered in the US and the impact that it will have on the facilities where care is provided.

Friday, May 29 at 7:30 a.m.

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

Online meeting via Zoom.

Free and everyone is welcome.

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

Register here.

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Virtual Town Hall Meeting: COVID-19 and the Impacts on Healthcare Facilities

Register here. Online registration is closed. Email Qisti@aiacolumbus.org to register.

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The AIA Columbus Academy of Architecture for Health is hosting a panel discussion on the impact of COVID-19 on the healthcare setting. Representatives from the major healthcare systems in Central Ohio will discuss issues such as how to provide healthcare services safely, patient experience, essential versus non-essential services, working remotely, working in a healthcare facility that remains open, short- and long-term ramifications, and the biggest lessons learned over the past couple of months.

Tuesday, May 12 at noon

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

Register here.

Speakers:

Chris Haedt, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C

With 16 years’ experience, Chris Haedt is a designer and medical planner who is balanced with a technical understanding of the complexities of healthcare architecture.  As one of DesignGroup’s thought leaders in healthcare and Building Information Technology, he uses digital information to visually communicate design vision and progress as he works with healthcare clients to overcome challenges and reach consensus throughout design.  Notable, Chris is the designer for $167 million bed tower addition to the Norton Healthcare Brownsboro Campus.  As an Associate Principal at DesignGroup, Chris strives to raise the bar in how we provide healthcare now and in the future.  Chris is the Chair of the Columbus chapter of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Health, and serves on the Advisory Board of the Healthcare Facilities Symposium and Expo.

Christine Losh, AIA, LEED AP, MBA

Christine Losh, AIA is a Senior Project Manager for Facilities Planning at OhioHealth. Prior to her work at OhioHealth, Christine worked as a consulting architect on hospital projects, both new and renovation throughout the region. She has been with OhioHealth for 10 years in a variety of roles within the Real Estate, Construction and Facilities Department from overseeing design and construction projects to medical equipment planning. In her current role, Christine supports master facility planning and leads initiatives in developing facility guidelines and system-wide facility condition assessments.

Ed Cheshire, RA

Ed Cheshire is a Senior Project Manager at Nationwide Children's Hospital. With a Masters of Architecture from The Ohio State University, and more than 20 years of experience in the field, Ed has served the patients and staff of Nationwide Children’s Hospital since 2006. He has participated in growing the hospital from a regional hub to one of the largest pediatric medical campuses in the nation. He enjoys fostering design and construction of safe and healing patient spaces that are creative, fun, and financially responsible. Most recently he has managed the design and construction of the 9 story Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion.

Ryan Haley

Ryan Haley is the Senior Director for Ambulatory Services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Ryan has been with the organization since 2002 and has worked in a variety of leadership roles ranging from registration, billing, and central scheduling. In 2015, Ryan took a role leading ambulatory clinics, specifically supporting Family Medicine Practices across the city. Most recently, in 2018, Ryan’s role expanded to support all of the Musculoskeletal practices across the health system. He received both his Undergraduate (Biology) and Graduate (Master of Business Operational Excellence) degrees from The Ohio State University.

Nicholas Sills

Nicholas Sills has 13+ year background in all aspects of project management. Nicholas has completed more than 150 projects over multiple states. Successfully completed projects by developing a collaborative team while working directly with end users to ensure that the completed projects exceeded their expectations. Recent projects included: Mount Carmel Hilliard which is a 60,000 sq. ft. medical office building with a budget of 25 million completed January 2018, Mount Carmel Franklinton 19,110 sq. ft. Urban free-standing Emergence department. Completed May 2019 and a 26,500 sq. ft. Hospital system Core laboratory with a budget of 16 million, completed June 2019. Nicholas currenlty manages scope of work, schedule, budget and communication of the entry decommission and demolition of Mount Carmel West Hospital.  

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Leading in a Time of Crisis ft. Michael B. Coleman

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Join AIA Columbus at our Fireside Chat with former mayor of Columbus, Michael B. Coleman. He will speak on leading in a time of crisis. 

Michael B. Coleman is the Partner In-Charge of Ice Miller’s Government Law Group. Michael also participates in the Internet of Things and Real Estate Development Groups. Michael is also the former Mayor and CEO of the City of Columbus, Ohio. As Partner In-Charge of the Government Law Group, Michael leads Ice Miller's legal and professional team in Ohio in connection with the challenges and opportunities of creating partnerships between business and government, real estate development in Central Ohio, economic development and financing, government regulatory matters and local, state and federal administrative and legislative government relations.

Michael served as Mayor of Columbus, Ohio from 2000 to 2015. As Mayor, Michael built Columbus’ reputation as one of the best cities in the nation by building stronger, safer neighborhoods; creating jobs and maintaining a high quality of life. Columbus is the 14th largest city in the nation, the largest city in Ohio and the fastest growing city in the Midwest.Please RSVP to  Qisti@aiacolumbus.org.Details will be sent prior to meeting. 

Thursday, April 30, 2020

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Earn 1.0 LU *pending

Online meeting.

Small A/E Firm Practice & Risk Management

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This program will take a holistic view of the many issues facing a small A/E firm, from the platform of the world of small businesses, applying knowledge gained to the various types of business organizations, and risk management of those entities. Small firms must manage the areas of technology, marketing strategies and engaging consultants, not a stranger to larger firms, but certainly uniquely challenging for the small firm. Building on the information in this program, the material will discuss the selection and negotiation of legal matters such as agreements, insurance requirements and dispute resolution, in the context clients’ expectations-recognizing those expectations are many times exaggerated. Also not unique to the small firm, the focus of wearing multiple hats must embrace the need to advise clients on project delivery method selection, where the rubber meets the road of construction phase services, and the associated documentation required for a successful practice.

Friday, April 24

Noon – 1:30 PM

Earn 1.5 LU|HSW

RSVP to Qisti@aiacolumbus.org

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

Leading in a Time of Crisis ft. Michael B. Coleman

Program Information

RSVP to Qisti@aiacolumbus.org

Join AIA Columbus at our Fireside Chat with former mayor of Columbus, Michael B. Coleman. He will speak on leading in a time of crisis. 

Michael B. Coleman is the Partner In-Charge of Ice Miller’s Government Law Group. Michael also participates in the Internet of Things and Real Estate Development Groups. Michael is also the former Mayor and CEO of the City of Columbus, Ohio. As Partner In-Charge of the Government Law Group, Michael leads Ice Miller's legal and professional team in Ohio in connection with the challenges and opportunities of creating partnerships between business and government, real estate development in Central Ohio, economic development and financing, government regulatory matters and local, state and federal administrative and legislative government relations.

Michael served as Mayor of Columbus, Ohio from 2000 to 2015. As Mayor, Michael built Columbus’ reputation as one of the best cities in the nation by building stronger, safer neighborhoods; creating jobs and maintaining a high quality of life. Columbus is the 14th largest city in the nation, the largest city in Ohio and the fastest growing city in the Midwest.Please RSVP to  Qisti@aiacolumbus.org.Details will be sent prior to meeting. Thursday, April 30, 20205 p.m. - 6 p.m.Earn 1.0 LU *pendingOnline meeting.

FGI Guidelines and COVID-19

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The AIA Healthcare Committee will be having its next meeting on Friday, March 27.  The discussion topic this month is FGI Guidelines and the new updates coming. We will also discuss our clients' preparedness for situations like COVID-19.

Friday, March 27 at 7:30 a.m. via Zoom

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW, free and everyone is welcome.

RSVP to Qisti@aiacolumbus.org, details will be sent prior to meeting.

Healthcare committee is sponsored by:

Dynamo Script Share

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Presented by TAP Committee

Ever sit through a dynamo class/presentation and feel lost? A large misconception of dynamo is that it is has to be complicated, use many nodes and you need to have some programming background to use it.

TAP invites you to our script share where we will show you some very easy dynamo scripts that have a lot of power and that anyone can run. If that wasn't enough, to top it off, if you attend we will share all of these scripts with you!

We also hope you will all bring a script or two of your own to share to keep the data flowing. Free and everyone is welcome!

February 11

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

Register here.

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Tour: White Castle Headquarters

Tour has been sold out. Email Qisti@aiacolumbus.org to be put on waitlist. Register here.

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White Castle Corporation re-invests their commitment to Columbus with a massive redevelopment of their home office site located off Goodale Blvd. The 20.2 acre site redeveloped with a mix use program in mind creates a destination for people to Live, Work and Play. The new 100,000 sf Home Office of White Castle anchors the site and becomes the back-drop for a future amphitheater space. Through great partners such as Elford Development, Elford Construction, archall and M+A Architects; White Castle positions their company for the next 100 years with a clear Vision--to Feed the Souls of Craver Generations Everywhere.

Join us for a reception after the tour.Parking and meeting instructions:Please park on the top floor of the parking garage behind the White Castle Home Office. We will start in the lobby and proceed thru the building.

Thursday, March 5, 2020
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1.5 LU|HSW

$10 | Associate AIA
$15 | AIA and Affiliate
$30 | Columbus Landmarks Guest
$30 | Non-member Guest

White Castle Headquarters
555 W Goodale St
Columbus, OH 43215

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Tour: Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Part 2

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The Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Building will be the largest behavioral health treatment and research center dedicated to children and adolescents on a pediatric medical campus in the U.S. The tour highlights the design of the behavioral health building with a focus on use, operations, occupants, and will focus on unique aspects of this building type. Participants will also see:

-Crisis Center designed to work in conjunction with, but remotely from, the Emergency Room. This space features a waiting room consult room model of care, medical treatment spaces, rooms to aid in the de-escalation of patients, an ambulance sally port, and 10 bed extended observation unit.
-18 Bed Inpatient Neighborhood (unit) - designed to meet latest Behavioral Health safety requirements while doing so in a beautiful and engaging way. Thoughtful design provides many daylight filled spaces meant to draw patients, family members, and caregivers into an effective and efficient care model. Lots of features included to empower patients and staff that have historically been relegated to institutional/prison like spaces. See examples of many safety and de-escalation features.
-Rooftop play deck and gym - designed as an energy outlet space where we can encourage kids to be kids. These spaces become central to teaching and encouraging wellness as a stabilization strategy.

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
4 PM - 6 PM
2.0 LU|HSW 

$10 | Associate AIA
$20 | AIA and Affiliate
$40 | Non-member Guest

Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health
444 Butterfly Gardens
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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Healthcare Committee Sponsored by:

Shaping your Career Towards Leadership and Fellowship

Register here. Email Qisti@aiacolumbus.org or call 614-469-1973 if you are interested in attending.

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We recognize that Fellowship in AIA is not the capstone to a career but rather a platform for leadership and mentorship, understanding that Fellows can assist others in achieving excellence. With that in mind, several Fellows will present how leadership in our profession might lead one toward Fellowship. We will discuss what Fellowship means, the various paths one might take to achieve it, and offer guidelines toward making a submission. Fellows from around the region will be available to answer questions, such as: How will I know whether I'm ready? What is the process of submission? Who will guide me?

January 24, 2020
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Free and lunch is included!
Earn 1.5 LU

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town Street, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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Understanding the Alternative Project Delivery Methods

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Understanding the Alternative Project Delivery Methods: Design-Bid-Build, Multiple Prime Contracting/CM, Design-Build & Integrated Project Delivery

Project owners rely upon their design professional for guidance and advice regarding the selection of their project delivery decision. Architects need an understanding of the differences between these methods, in order to assist their clients in determining which delivery method best suits the owners needs. This educational program provides an overview of the various project delivery methods in the construction industry, including Design-Bid-Build, Multiple Prime Contracting with Construction Manager, Design-Build and Integrated Project Delivery, and variations of each. Each delivery methods advantages and disadvantages will be discussed, as the project delivery selection is central to a successful project.

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Noon - 2 p.m.
Free and lunch is included!
Earn 2.0 LU|HSW

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town Street, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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Tour: OSU Covelli Center

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The Covelli Center is a 3,700 seat arena that serves as home to seven varsity sports, Ohio State volleyball, gymnastics, fencing and wrestling. In addition, it will serve as the occasional venue for women’s basketball as well as serving as the host site for local tournaments and camps. This state-of-the-art facility allows for the greatest flexibility in the use of space by accommodating various configurations specifically designed for each competition. The arena will serve as the training facility for Men’s and Women’s Volleyball. Coaches and teams will benefit from up-to-date locker rooms, offices, training and treatment rooms.

Monday, December 9, 2019
3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Earn 1.5 LU|HSW 

Covelli Center
2640 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Parking:

A parking lot directly across the arena is available, must pay through ParkMobile app. There is also parking at the Schumaker Complex that has pay stations.

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Common Issues in Special Inspections

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Attendees will learn a basic knowledge of Geotechnical Exploration from drilling and laboratory testing to foundation engineering. Then the presentation moves into Construction Materials Testing from foundation installation to soil compaction, concrete, masonry, and structural steel testing services. Lunch will be served during the course.

Thursday, November 14, 2019
Noon - 1 p.m.
Free and lunch is included!

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW 

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town Street, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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Speaker: Mehrdad Rowhani, PE, PMP, Senior Associate

Mehrdad Rowhani

Mehrdad Rowhanizadeh, MSCE, P.E., PMP, serves as Senior Geotechnical Engineer in Terracon’s Columbus, Ohio office.  He has over 16 years of experience in civil infrastructure projects and geotechnical explorations including design and construction of earth and rockfill dams, irrigation networks, water and waste water refineries and networks, retaining walls, roadways and bridges, residential and commercial buildings and transmission lines. He is experienced in design of shallow and deep foundations, soil stabilization methods, dewatering and excavation methods of underground structures, grouting and soil improvement methods as well. He is an expert in conducting geotechnical analyses such as seepage, settlement, slope stability and seismic analyses using numerical modeling tools.

Tour: National Veterans Memorial

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Thursday, August 22, 2019
Earn 1.5 LU|HSW & 1.5 GBCI Credits 

Registration: 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Presentation & Tour: 5:00-6:30 p.m.
Reception: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Veteran | Free
Student | $10
All AIA Members (including Affiliates) & USGBC | $25
Non-Member Guests | $40

National Veterans Memorial and Museum
300 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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Tour: Gravity

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The mixed-use development Gravity aims to catalyze the up-and-coming area of Franklinton by building a rich infrastructure of art and amenities, inspired by the neighborhood it calls home. This project aimed to establish a live-work-play campus with a rich program of amenities in order to create a central destination that could further catalyze the area.

The campus comprises a 241-unit “5-over-1” residential building, a five-story office building and retail and community space. Within the “pocket spaces” formed by the angular buildings, unique indoor and outdoor amenities — including vegetable gardens, a food truck court and a dedicated graffiti wall — form intimate neighborhoods within the larger development. A similar strategy occurs indoors, where irregularly shaped nooks and crannies provide bike storage or co-working space.

The design was highly influenced by the neighborhood context, reflecting the area’s artsy, eclectic and sometimes gritty vibe with murals, graffiti art, sculptural installations, industrial materials and exterior cladding inspired by shipping containers.

This is a hard hat tour. Please make sure to bring your own hard hat and vest, and wear closed-toe shoes.  We will be meeting on the corner of Broad and May, right in front of the big "Gravity" sign at 4:30 p.m. There is a parking garage that is open for business. Street parking is also available in the neighborhood.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1.5 LU|HSW *pending*

$10 | Associate AIA
$15 | AIA and Affiliate
$40 | Non-member Guest

Gravity
500 W. Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

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Tour: Columbus, Indiana

Registration for tour has been reopened. Limited seats available, sign up today!

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Join us for an all day tour of Columbus, Indiana!

Columbus, Indiana is known as the mecca for modern architecture. Notable names such as I.M. Pei, Robert Venturi, Eero Saarinen, Harry Weese and Deborah Berke, just to name a few, have contributed to the landscape of this small city. The America Institute of Architects ranks Columbus, Indiana, 6th in the nation for architectural innovation and design. See how modern architecture transformed this small city.

We will be touring buildings such as the Miller House, First Christian Church, and more! Rob Livesey, FAIA will be an extra guide on the tour. Click here to see all the buildings we will be touring.

Friday, June 14, 2019
Earn 3.0 LU|HSW

All AIA members, affiliates, non-member guests | $100

Price includes walking tour ticket, bus tour ticket, and bus transportation.

Bus will depart at 6:30 a.m. and we are expecting to arrive back in Columbus at 8:30 p.m. Meeting location to be determined.

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Cities Better Lived

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Cities Better Lived

An exploration of the best short films from around the world revealing top practices and innovations for making cities better places to live, work and play

Please join us for this one-night film screening to celebrate Design Week 2019 and its theme ¬– ReUrbanism. This feature film, sponsored by AIA Columbus, Better Cities Film Festival, Campus Partners, Gateway Film Center, Columbus Landmarks and The Center for Architecture and Design, will be followed by a discussion featuring leading central Ohio planning professionals.

Design Week is The Center for Architecture and Design’s annual celebration of all things design in our community and beyond. Through a series of events in October, we are looking at initiatives and ideas that pave the way for inclusive, strong, resilient cities and urban cores of the future, where 80 percent of Americans are choosing to call home.

Monday, October 28, 2019
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Presentation
Earn 1.5 LU|HSW

Free

Gateway Film Center
1550 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201

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Urbanism: Working Together on Sustainable Development

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We'll hear from Andrés Duany, architect, urban designer, planner and author, who has dedicated over three decades to pioneering a vision for sustainable urban development and its implementation. He has influenced planners and designers worldwide, redirected government policies in the U.S. and abroad, and produced plans for hundreds of new and renewed communities of enduring value.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1.5 LU|HSW 

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town Street, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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Speaker: Andres Duany

Andres Duany

Andres Duany’s leadership can be credited with the plan and code for Seaside, the first new traditional community; the Traditional Neighborhood Development (TND) zoning ordinance; the development of the SmartCode, a form-based zoning code, adopted by numerous municipalities seeking to encourage compact, mixed-use, walkable communities; the definition of the rural to urban Transect and Agrarian Urbanism; as well as inventive affordable housing designs, including Carpet Cottages and Cabanons.

Duany is the author of many essays and articles, and co-author of several books, including Suburban Nation: the Rise of Sprawl and the Decline of the American Dream. The SmartCode, The Smart Growth Manual, Garden Cities: Agricultural Urbanism, and The New Civic Art.

Duany’s work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Richard Driehaus Award, the Jefferson Medal, The Vincent Scully Prize and several honorary doctorates.

Tour: Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Building

Register here. Tour sold out. Email Qisti@aiacolumbus.org to be put on waitlist.

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This is a hard hat tour. Please bring your own hard hat,vest, and safety goggles and wear closed-toe shoes. See image below for parking instructions (there is a $2 parking fee). We will be meeting in the in the conference room in the Livingston Amublatory Center for a short and presentation and then continue with the building tour.

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Presented by the Healthcare Committee

The Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health Building will be the largest behavioral health treatment and research center dedicated to children and adolescents on a pediatric medical campus in the U.S. The tour highlights the design of the behavioral health building with a focus on use, operations, occupants, differences between this building type and other healthcare buildings, and some design elements that will not yet be visible in the following construction tour.

Architect: NBBJ

SPACE IS LIMITED!

Thursday, April 11, 2019
4 PM - 6 PM
2.0 LU|HSW

$10 | Associate AIA
$20 | AIA and Affiliate
$40 | Non-member Guest

Nationwide Children's Hospital Behavioral Health

444 Butterfly Gardens

Columbus, Ohio 43215

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KSA Baumer Lecture: Aaron Betsky

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We do not need any more buildings. We need to re-imagine, reuse, and relive the structures we already have. Architecture should not be a question of building but of questioning, opening up, and of unbuilding. There is an environmental reason for this: we cannot afford to waste non-renewable resources and land to create new buildings. We also have to realize that what makes us at home in the modern world is no longer just structures that imprison us, but more those images, forms, and spaces that let us play active and critical roles in our society. This lecture will show some recent attempts to make sense of our modern world and to offer responses that either come out of the discipline and knowledge that is proper to architecture, or that address those issues proper to architecture.

Speaker: Aaron Betsky

Aaron Betsky is president of the School of Architecture at Taliesin and a critic and author of more than a dozen books on art, architecture, and design. Trained at Yale, Betsky has worked as a designer for Frank O. Gehry & Associates and Hodgetts + Fung, taught at SCI-Arc, and served as the director of the 11th Venice International Architecture Biennale. (Credit)

5:00 p.m. | Reception
6:00 p.m. | Presentation

1.0 LU|HSW 

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town Street, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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Tour: Columbus Legacy House

Tour is sold out! Please e-mail Qisti@aiacolumbus.org with any questions.

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Join AIA Columbus on a tour of the Columbus Legacy House Project, by architect Curtis J. Moody, FAIA. The 780 SF home accommodates a family of five with three bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, outdoor room and gardens!  The Legacy House project was conceived as a vehicle through which the Moody Nolan family can begin a process of giving back to the community in a direct and tangible way - providing a superior example of affordable housing to one deserving family and hopefully establishing a viable template for others to follow.

This pilot project expands the available affordable housing stock by introducing high-design and scalable home ownership for the evolving demographics present across America. Through partnerships with the YMCA, this first house focuses on the needs of the homeless population in Franklin County.

The tour will be given in one-hour time slots given the size of the house. Please bring a hard hat and vest and wear close-toed shoes. We will be meeting at the Moody Nolan office for a short presentation for each group and you will drive over to The Legacy House for the site and house tour.

Space is limited!

Friday, February 8, 2019
1 hour tour, 4 time slots

11:00 a.m. – Noon

Noon – 1 p.m.

1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

*Earn 1.0 LU|HSW 

Start @ Moody Nolan300 Spruce St., Suite 300Columbus, OH 43215End @ Legacy House989 McClelland AvenueColumbus, OH 43211

Register here. (Please make sure to select the time slot you would like to attend.)

Legacy House parking:

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AIA National Changes to AIA Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct

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Eric O. Pempus, FAIA, Esq., NCARB, ORSA will discuss the AIA National changes to the AIA Code of Ethics & Professional Conduct that addresses harassment, equity and sustainability. The program will include a live tele-conference link from National's NEC chair or someone from the General Counsel's office to provide the background to the changes, and to address any questions or concerns that AIA Columbus attendees may have.

Friday, December 14, 2018
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
1.0 LU|HSW
Free for all members and guests.

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 West Town Street, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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Speaker: Eric O. Pempus, FAIA, Esq., NCARB, ORSA

Sponsored by:

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Tour: Martin Luther King Library Branch

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Tour & Sketch Presented by Diversity x Design

Sketch and tour the new Martin Luther King, Jr library project by architect Moody Nolan. The new 18,700 square foot library nearly doubles the size of the former building, and includes a changing art gallery, lounge, and generous gathering place. The unique building will function as a community center for the surrounding neighborhood and façade transparencies allow for the abundance of natural light throughout.

Don't forget to bring your sketchbooks! Patrons are invited to sketch after the tour, basic instruction by Ruth Gless, FAIA, and all sketches will be auctioned off to benefit Camp Architecture at the Center for Architecture and Design's Orange Line Exhibit Opening Reception.

November 29, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
1.0 LU|HSW 

Martin Luther King Jr. Branch
1467 East Long Street
Columbus, OH 43203

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Tour: Middle West Spirits

Register here. The event has sold out. If you have any questions, please contact Qisti@aiacolumbus.org

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Tour and tasting.

Tour the 2017 AIA Columbus Honor Award winning project, Middle West Spirits by architect Jonathan Barnes, FAIA. Middle West Spirits operated their artisan small batch distillery business from a 9,000 square foot, 1920s era historic warehouse structure in a quickly gentrifying urban neighborhood of Columbus for several years before deciding to expand. Their plans to increase their capacity required new distillery equipment, including stills of 15 to 50 feet in height and several large fermenting tanks, as well as a public tasting room, bottle shop and offices. The singular, monolithic nature of the addition and its disconnected relationship with the ground plane create an ambiguity of scale. Its contrasting relationship with the historic warehouse clearly illustrate its role as a parabuilding that is, an addition or alteration (parasite) to an existing building (host) that transforms the essential character of the original structure. Space is limited!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
1.0 HSW LU

$15 | All AIA and Affiliate Members
$25 | Non-Member Guests

Middle West Spirits
1230 Courtland Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43201

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Munch and Earn

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Presented by Boral

An examination of the new Mortarless Stone Veneer category of cladding products as it relates to other types of stone veneer, specifically around the areas of installation and applications.

October 11, 2018
1.0 HSW LU
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

$5 | Associate AIA Members
$10 | AIA and Affiliate Members
$20 | Non-member guests

Dempsey's Food and Spirits
346 S High Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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Tour: Mount Carmel Grove City

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The new 7-story hospital, Mount Carmel Grove City, is a 214 bed replacement hospital for Mount Carmel West. The 500,000+sf building connects to an existing E.R. and medical office building (M.O.B.) while adding another 125,000+sf new M.O.B. for outpatient services. The medical office building will house primary care, maternal fetal medicine, outpatient oncology and womens health services. The expanded campus will provide convenient access to care for Columbus growing southern communities with the flexibility to grow and adapt for generations to come.

Thursday, August 23, 2018
4 PM - 6 PM
2.0 HSW LU

$10 | Associate AIA
$20 | AIA and Affiliate
$40 | Non-member Guest

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Mount Carmel Grove City - AIA Tour 8-23-2018 Parking Map

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Tour: 80 on The Commons

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Join the AIA Columbus Technology in Architectural Practice Committee for a tour of the 80 on The Commons building!

80 on the Commons (formerly Two25 Commons) builds on NBBJ’s and Kaufman Development’s previous success — on the mixed-use development 250 High — to bring expanded high-quality office and residential space to downtown Columbus.

80 on the Commons Mixed-Use Project is located on the site (170’ x 200’) at the east end  of the existing City Commons Park and North of the City Commons Main Parking Garage  (225 South Third Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215). It is a mixed-use project consisting of  six floors of commercial office space, with residential, for-rent apartment units above on  six additional floors. The Project will result in 12 stories and have approximately 325,000  sf of gross area. The Project will include a pedestrian bridge connecting from the adjacent  parking garage into the south face of the building.

80 on the Commons completes the final phase of development around the Columbus Commons, a landmark public square in Columbus, Ohio, which replaced a derelict shopping mall and accelerated downtown’s transition into a live-work-environment.

Please bring a hard hat and vest. We will be meeting at the NBBJ office for a short presentation and then walk over to The Commons for the site tour.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
2.0 HSW LU

$10 | Associate AIA Members
$20 | AIA and Affiliate Members
$40 | Non-Member Guests

NBBJ
250 S High St #300
Columbus, OH 43215

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Tour: Mount Carmel East Part 2

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Energy Modeling and Reporting Webinar

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Follow-up session to COTE's Schematic Energy Modeling for Architects. Learn the latest workflows that will help architects and integrated design teams achieve better energy and environmental performance through a range of energy, heating, cooling, lighting and solar analysis faster and more reliably throughout the building lifecycle than ever before. Early analysis is critical to achieving energy performance goals, such as the 2030 Challenge, and with new analysis capabilities in Insight 360 through FormIt 360 Pro and Revit you can inform your design decisions earlier and more regularly throughout the design process.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1.5 HSW LU

FREE 

Presented by: Ian Molloy, Senior Product Manager for Autodesk Insight

Ian Molloy is Senior Product Manager for Autodesk Insight. Ian has over 20 years of experience in the development and application of building energy and environmental performance analysis software to the design, construction and operation of higher performing, more sustainable buildings. He has a first class honors degree in Building Science and Mechanical Engineering as well as a degree in Mathematics. He is based in Boston where he works closely with Autodesk Revit, FormIt and Dynamo development teams, industry partners and customers all working to make the built environment better.

New Changes to the Ohio Building Code

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If you were not able to make it to the session in October, please join us for this session on December 7.  The goal of the course is to familiarize design professionals, contractors, and others in the construction industry with many of the important changes in the 2012 and 2015 International Building Code® (IBC ® ) and Ohio changes incorporated into the update of the Ohio Building Code that have gone into effect on November 1, 2017. This course will identify the changes in organization and code requirements and the applicability of these requirements to design, plan review, and inspection.

Thursday, December 7, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

3.0 HSW LU

$15 | Associate AIA Members

$30 | AIA Members and Affiliates

$60 | Non-member Guests

The Center for Architecture and Design

50 West Town Street

Columbus, OH 43215

New Contract Documents: Owner-Architect & Owner-Contractor

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Since 1887, AIA has relied on a committee of experts to help draft and update its Contract Documents. Revising on a 10-year cycle, the AIA Contract Documents Committee strives to achieve balance in contract language and build consensus among industry stakeholders. The revised AIA A201 family of documents, including owner-architect and owner-contractor agreements, were released in April. In this session we will explore important revisions and how they impact project team members, owners and building occupants. This program will give insight into AIA’s revision process and key changes for 2017, how revisions impact practice and how the Sustainable Projects Exhibit can be used to provide a positive outcome on health, safety & welfare.

3.0 HSW LU

9 a.m. - Noon

The Center for Architecture and Design

50 West Town Street, Suite 110

Columbus, OH 43215

Presented by Lane Beougher, FAIA

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