Design Lecture Series

February Design Lecture 2023

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Central Ohio is experiencing a housing crisis. According to the Affordable Housing Alliance, 54,000 low- and moderate-income households in Franklin County pay more than half of their income towards housing costs.  According to a 2018 study by the BIA, the region needs to build 14,000 to 21,000 new homes each year to meet demand. Instead, about 10,000 homes and apartments were added each of the past four years. In addition, the median sales price of a Columbus-area home last year was $260,000, nearly $100,000 more than it was five years ago, and the median monthly rent of a Columbus-area apartment is up $100 from a year ago. In November, voters approved a $200 million bond package for affordable housing.

At this lecture we will hear the latest about updated zoning codes, an expediated review process, the bond package, and how architects can take advantage of all of these programs and procedures to build affordable housing units.

The featured speaker is Erin Prosser, the Assistant Director of Housing Strategies for the City of Columbus. Erin brings nearly two decades of public- and private-sector experience leading the planning, development, and engagement for numerous high-profile projects. She most recently served as the director of community development in the Department of Planning, Architecture and Real Estate at The Ohio State University, where she oversaw the revitalization of Weinland Park – including the addition of nearly 500 affordable housing units – and the 7.5-acre redevelopment of the 15th Avenue and High Street intersection. Prior to her time with the university, she worked as a planner at MKSK Studios, a multi-disciplinary design and planning firm, and served as a planner for Franklin County’s Economic and Planning Department. She holds a master’s degree in city and regional planning from The Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Bowling Green State University.

This is a hybrid event with in person and online options available.  Lunch will be provided for in person attendees.

February 21, 2023
12-1 PM

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW *pending
Members: Free
Non-Members: $20

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 W Town St, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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January Design Lecture 2023

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In-person registration is now closed but you can still attend online.

Over the last year the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation engaged with 2,000 residents about the future of downtown. The community’s vision is for a more inclusive, more equitable, and more vibrant downtown—to reimagine mobility so that it is quick, safe, and easy to get around Downtown without a car and more things to see and do—reflecting the rich diversity of Columbus residents.

At this session we will hear from Amy Taylor about this new strategic plan for downtown Columbus and updates about The Peninsula.

About Amy Edwards Taylor. Amy Taylor puts passion into practice as the President of the Columbus Downtown Development Corporation and Capitol South, where she has led the creation of city-changing projects in Downtown Columbus, such as the Scioto Mile, Columbus Commons, the Scioto Greenways river revitalization project and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum. These developments have created green space and cultural attractions that revitalized the heart of Ohio’s capital city, catalyzing more than $400 million in private investments. Currently, she serves as project executive for The Peninsula mixed-use development, leading efforts of the public and private sectors to redevelopment this key area of downtown.

This is a hybrid event with in person and online options available.  Lunch will be provided for in person attendees.

January 24, 2023
12-1 PM

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW
Members: Free
Non-Members: $20

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 W Town St, Suite 110
Columbus, OH 43215

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June Design Lecture 2022

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Join AIA Columbus and IIDA Columbus City Center on June 28 for a forum featuring Annie Chu, FAIA, NCIDQ WELL AP.

The past two years brought many uprisings in response to social injustice and discrimination. Coupled with the turmoil of the global pandemic and the drastic change of lifestyle we experienced — lockdown, remote work, social distancing — we are all confronted by an unshakable need for self-reflection. Design firms look inward to assess what we can all do to be on the right side of history, and to improve the way we work and interact with one another.

It seems timely then to reflect on the relationship between our two allied professions… to think of ways to elevate both the architecture and interior design communities by improving on aspects of diversity, equity and inclusion. This is the goal of our forum: to reflect on our past and present, and to design our futures together. A timely gathering of distinctive and community-minded architects and interior designers sharing awareness and ideas:

The emergence of both professions
The focus of our education
Our past relationships
Our present relationships
Our possible allied futures

June 28, 2022
4-5 PM Reception
5-6 PM Lecture

The Center for Architecture and Design
50 W Town St, Suite 110, Columbus, OH 43215

Earn 1.0 AIA LU
AIA or IIDA Members: Free
Non-Members: $10

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Food provided by Armstrong Ceilings

Annie Chu, FAIA, NCIDQ, WELL AP, is an architect, interior designer, educator, and a founding principal of the award-winning Chu–Gooding in Los Angeles. In her four decades in practice, Annie has worked extensively with world-renowned museums, cultural facilities, and educational institutions, including MOCA, Hammer Museum, The Huntington, Autry Museum of the American West, Studio Museum in Harlem, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

Leveraging her design reputation, Annie champions Interior Architecture as a distinct and emerging discipline, advancing design excellence through teaching, public speaking, and her leadership in the civic and professional realms, including her role on the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission, the Mayor’s Design Advisory Panel, and Contract Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board. Annie served as a Vice President of the IIDA International Board of Directors from 2017-18 as well as on numerous design juries, such as the AIA COTE Top Ten Awards, AIA Honor Awards in Architecture and Interior Architecture, and the Prix de Rome in Architecture and Design.

Annie earned her Bachelor of Architecture at the Southern California Institute of Architecture and her Master of Science in Advanced Building Design from Columbia University.

May Design Lecture 2022: Solutions to Address Affordable Housing

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Join us on May 17 for the May Design Lecture!

*In-person registration is closed but you can still attend online via Zoom

Central Ohio is experiencing a housing crisis. According to the Affordable Housing Alliance, 54,000 low- and moderate-income households in Franklin County pay more than half of their income towards housing costs.  According to a 2018 study by the BIA, the region needs to build 14,000 to 21,000 new homes each year to meet demand. Instead, about 10,000 homes and apartments were added each of the past four years. In addition, the median sales price of a Columbus-area home last year was $260,000, nearly $100,000 more than it was five years ago, and the median monthly rent of a Columbus-area apartment is up $100 from a year ago. The problem is so severe, Mayor Ginther is proposing a $150 million bond issue to fund affordable housing.

At this session we will hear from Erin Prosser, the new Assistant Director of Housing Strategies for the City of Columbus, on her plans to tackle this issue and how architects can be part of the solution. In a recent press release Prosser said, “Central Ohio is at a critical inflection point, and the city we become will depend on the decisions and policies we implement now and in the coming years. Affordable housing is a passion for me. I am excited to join this all-hands-on-deck undertaking to create and grow diverse, thriving, and sustainable communities across Columbus”.

Prosser has worked as a planner for MKSK and Franklin County as well as for the Ohio State University’s Department of Planning, Architecture, and Real Estate.

This lecture will be a hybrid event.

April 12, 2022 at noon

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Member: Free
Non-Member: $10

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April Design Lecture 2022: NextHome:2021 Design Competition

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Join us on April 12 for the April Design Lecture!

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 by the Neighborhood Design Center on April 5, NextHome:2021, a housing design competition, sought forward-thinking strategies and high-quality housing solutions that provide greater access to housing for everyone. This session will explore the winning proposals.

Learn more about the winning proposals here.

This lecture will be a hybrid event with both in-person and online options available.

April 12, 2022
4-4:30 PM Reception
4:30-6 PM Lecture
The Center for Architecture and Design
50 W Town St, Suite 110

Earn 1.5 LU | HSW
Member: Free
Non-Member: $15

Limited in-person space available

AIA Columbus is actively monitoring the spread of COVID-19 within the community and may move the event to an online format if necessary. We will update this webpage and email all registered attendees with any changes prior to the event.

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March Design Lecture 2022

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Join us on March 22 for the March Design Lecture featuring Nathaniel Hudson!

This lecture is a presentation and discussion relating to alternative practice models being explored within the architectural profession. In particular, those which underpin the efforts of FormGrey Studio, LLC. The presentation introduces the concept that practice itself is a design, something that needs to be designed, critiqued, and then designed again in a never-ending cycle. These principals are important to the notions of resiliency and relevance as a profession at large in an ever-changing society. While many architectural presentations focus on what the firm or architect “has” done, this will largely focus on what the firm “is” doing, backed by historical context. Areas of interest to be covered during the presentation itself exist at the confluence of architectural design, fabrication, community activism, large scale art, and professional leadership.

March 22, 2022 at noon via Zoom
Earn 1.0 LU
Member: Free
Non-member: $10
Details will be sent prior to meeting.

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February Design Lecture 2022

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Join us for our February Design Lecture: Speculative Futures: Human, Machine in the Autonomous City on February 8!

The lecture explores the role of architecture in relation to emerging technologies--from autonomous vehicles and robots to machine vision, navigation systems and simulations--are reconfiguring the relationship between human beings and machines in space. Rather than considering architecture as a passive, fixed container for actions or interactions between humans and non-humans, Nowak’s projects show architecture as a necessary component and an active participant in those spatial negotiations. Nowak’s investigations are concerned with the scale of the human body and its immediate environment and the urban scale implication of new forms of mobility and transportation such as EV vehicles and Hyperloop. Nowak’s projects aim to offer a better understanding of the changing conditions of ‘space’ in light of rapid technological developments in recent years, while challenging conventional definitions of architecture as a physical material structure.

Marta Nowak is the Christos Yessios Digital Fabrication Assistant Professor of Architecture at Knowlton School at Ohio State University. She is a registered architect and a founding principal of AN.ONYMOUS- a transdisciplinary design firm that focuses on speculative approaches towards architecture and urbanism in relation to science and technology. Her firm has been a consultant to CityLab, Hyperloop Transportation Technology and NASA JPL.  Before joining OSU, she was a Technology Innovation Lead at Google R+D for the Built Environment. Nowak’s research centers around the relationship between human body and machine, looking specifically at mobility, micro-spaces, and prosthetic technology. Marta Nowak holds a Bachelor of Arts from College of St. Catherine, MN and Master of Architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.

February 8, 2022
12 PM via Zoom
Earn 1.0 LU|HSW
Member: Free
Non-Member: $10

Details will be sent prior to meeting via Eventbrite

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January Design Lecture 2022: Rapid 5 Project

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Join us for our January Design Lecture on January 25!

Cities in the 21 Century cannot continue to see nature as a destination through parks and trail system development. The natural environment must become the foundation of growth, transportation network, and neighborhoods.

ULI Columbus and MORPC have embarked on a Rapid 5 Project to develop a vision for an integrated open space network in Central Ohio that will prescribe how to best use our natural assets to benefit our economy, manage growth, provide access for recreation, education, and health, and preserve natural resources and environmental health.

They partnered on organizing and sponsoring a creative exploration of the five waterways in Franklin County—the Big Darby, Scioto River, Olentangy River, Alum Creek, and Big Walnut Creek. The idea was to study knitting all five waterways into a single cohesive greenway system—one infused with exciting new ideas, expanded access, and community voices to benefit all Central Ohio.

This session will focus on the results of this exploration.  Attendees will hear from the participating firms:
AECOM:  Michael Bongiorno
EDGE:  Tedd Hardesty
MKSK:  Jeff Pongonis
NBBJ:  Megha Sinha
REALM:  Brian Bernstein

Learn more about the Rapid 5 Project here.

Please note this event will now take place over Zoom

January 25, 2022
4:30-6 PM via Zoom
Earn 1.5 LU|HSW
Member: Free
Non-Member: $10

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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April Design Lecture 2021

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“Humanity is faced with a challenge unlike any we have previously encountered: we must take urgent action to reverse the impacts of our greenhouse gas emissions, protect our planet, and preserve life as we know it.” –AIA

What are climate action plans? What do they mean for our communities? How can architects best engage and respond in climate action plans and related climate action initiatives? Hear from a distinguished panel of experts from Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Cincinnati—about climate action plans/initiatives in their respective cities, an expert at the federal level who is overseeing climate action plans for federal agencies, and a local official involved in implementing Columbus’ climate action plan.

April 20 at noon

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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Speakers:

  • Alyssa Lyons is currently the Sustainable Communities Director for the Green Building Alliance in Pittsburgh. This month, she will become the Director of the Black Environmentalist Collective at the UrbanKind Institute (also in Pittsburgh), whose mission is to empower Black and marginalized populations to better understand an act on environmental threats. She is passionate about working "with underserved people in sustainability through the lens of climate change, health and equity". She has been active in the Pittsburgh community as local sustainability plans have evolved.
  • Sanyog Rathod is the founder of Sol design + consulting, who is a leader in sustainable design, green affordable housing, and high-performance retrofits. He has been involved in numerous initiatives in Cincinnati's efforts to become more sustainable and can speak to the intersection of design, sustainability, and policy. Members of his firm have been instrumental in establishing Cincinnati's 2030 District.
  • Don Horn, FAIA, is the Deputy Director of the Office of Federal High-Performance Buildings at GSA in Cleveland. He brings a federal level and institutional building perspective - which will be insightful in this time of national transition. Per new Executive Order 14008 (which requires federal agencies to submit climate action plans by May), his office will be coordinating this plan for GSA. Previously, his office has submitted annual sustainability implementation plans and reported GHG reductions under President Obama.
  • David R. Celebrezze is the city of Columbus GreenSpot Coordinator and manages several programs that inspire, educate, and recognize households, businesses, community groups, and neighborhoods that embrace sustainable practices. He assists in community engagement of the city’s Climate Action Plan. He has nearly twenty years of experience working with the public on environmental issues. David views sustainability as a thread that connects all aspects of our society and for it to succeed we all need to succeed.
March Design Lecture 2021

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Why do state capitols have domes? Specifically, why does the Ohio Statehouse NOT have a dome? Capitol buildings around the country come in all shapes, sizes and architectural styles . . . how are they the same and how do they differ? Can we make a historic state house relevant in the 21st Century? Can we introduce modern life safety, accessibility, energy efficiency and security to these buildings? What can we do with a capitol that sits on a major fault line? What happens when the state outgrows its capitol building? These questions and more will be addressed in this talk, using real-life examples from recent renovation projects at the Ohio Statehouse, the Kansas Statehouse, the Utah State Capitol and the Minnesota State Capitol.

March 30 at noon.

Earn 1.5 LU|HSW 

AIA Members, Allied Members, and Students - Free

Non-member guests - $10

Online meeting.

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

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Speaker: Bob Loversidge, FAIA

 

Bob Loversidge is an award-winning preservation design architect, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and CEO of Schooley Caldwell. He is a past chair of the AIA’s National Historic Resources Committee, and a recipient of the AIA Ohio Gold Medal. Bob is a graduate of OSU’s Knowlton School of Architecture and a Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Engineering. Bob was principal-in-charge of the ten-year renovation of the historic Ohio Statehouse where he still serves as Architect of the Capitol, and the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, home to the Supreme Court of Ohio. His projects include renovation of the 1930s Ross Building at the Columbus Museum of Art; restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House in Springfield, Ohio. Recent local design work includes renovation of the LeVeque Tower, the Main Library and the Convention Center, and design of the new Michael B. Coleman Government Center and parking garage (in collaboration with DesignGroup).

Specializing in public works for 77 years and known nationally as historic preservation experts, Schooley Caldwell has worked on many projects involving rehabilitation, restoration, adaptive use and additions, including the state capitols of Kansas, Utah, and Minnesota.

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

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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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.

February Design Lecture 2021

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Dr. Trevon Logan tracks the past of his home on the Near East Side of Columbus back to its former owners, placing this history onto the larger maps of the neighborhood and city. He draws parallels between similar communities throughout the United States that have changed and evolved through segregation, redlining, urban decay, and urban renewal, asking what these changes meant for the individuals living through them. He will also focus on the role of the architect and how their buildings and spaces contribute to urban renewal and decay.

February 22 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.

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Annual Meeting 2020 (October Design Lecture)

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Join us at our Annual Meeting on October 20!

This presentation will focus on how the power of creative design might address the broad ranging challenges of equity in making future cities. Particular focus will be on design-related policies, programs, and strategies to expand sustainable living options in urbanized areas. Emphasis will also explore how equity must work across diverse scales from the level of land use and urban design to policy to lifestyle prototypes and to environmental compatibility. Ric Abramson, FAIA, will be the presenter. AIA Columbus members will also have the opportunity to vote on the 2021 Board of Directors Slate of Nominations and Bylaw Amendments

October 20 at noon.

Noon | Business Meeting

12:20 PM | Lecture

Earn 1.0 LU|HSW.

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

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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.”

August Design Lecture 2020

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The AIA is committed to broadening equity, diversity, and inclusion to create a stronger profession. Emily Grandstaff Rice, FAIA, will talk about AIA's position, programs, research, and the newly published equity guides.

Tuesday, August 4 at noon.

Earn 1.0 LU

Online meeting via Zoom.

All AIA Members, affiliate members, and student - Free

Non-Member Guests - $10

Details will be sent prior to meeting via Eventbrite.

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Speaker: Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA

Emily Grandstaff-Rice, FAIA, is senior associate at Arrowstreet, a Boston-based architecture and design firm. She has experience with a broad range of work and is currently focusing on K-12 schools. Emily is the current chair of the Equity and the Future of Architecture, a national Board-level committee formed after the 2016 Equity in Architecture Commission. She was the 2014 President of the Boston Society of Architects and has advocated for emerging professionals and women in design for fifteen years, but there is always more work to do.

June Design Lecture 2020

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June Design Lecture

Join the movement! Critical Stewardshiplies at the intersection of environmentally conscious design and historic preservation, with a focus on creativity & human-centered decision making. Sam Batchelor, AIA and Mary Ann Upton, AIA, both partners at designLAB architects, will display the power of Critical Stewardship through case-studies. The processes and outcomes will illustrate how conscientious design prevailed over dogmatic requirements or technical mandates for rich outcomes and community benefit. You’ll leave inspired!

Thursday, June 16 at 5 p.m.

Earn 1.0 LU 

Online meeting via Zoom.

All AIA Members, Affiliate Members, and Students - Free

Non-Member Guest - $10

Details will be sent prior to meeting.

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Speakers: Mary Ann Upton, AIA and Sam Batchelor, AIA

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Mary Ann Upton, AIA, is an architect and partner at designLAB, currently overseeing the plans to renovate Dartmouth College’s iconic Dartmouth Hall and the transformation of the Providence Public Library (PPL). Mary Ann’s practice focus is “Critical Stewardship” - projects which leverage historic context in a way that recognizes legacy yet welcomes the future. She believes it is not possible to separate preservation and innovation.

Mary Ann earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Rice University. She brings a depth of experience to the studio from her time working in Memphis, Houston, and New York City. While at designLAB, Mary Ann has overseen design of the Worcester Historic Museum, the award-winning Whitin Observatory and Schneider Center at Wellesley College, and the Cape Ann Museum. She has supported planning for the West Branch Library, Carney Library and the expansion of the Concord Museum. Mary Ann is former chair of the Membership Committee at the BSA and most recently spoke on Critical Stewardship at the National AIA Conference in Las Vegas (A’19).

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Sam Batchelor, AIA, a partner at designLAB architects, director of the MassArt Community/Build Studio, and former President of the Board of the Community Design Resource Center of Boston.   Sam works primarily with educational and non-profit institutions with a focus on sustainability, education, and the arts. Sam received his Masters of Architecture from The University of Washington, and his BA from Yale University. He currently sits on the Editorial Board for ArchitectureBoston and is VP for Membership at the BSA.

As a practicing architect, Sam has worked with a wide range of clients with a focus on education and advocacy. Sam was the partner in charge for the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, a non-profit institution developing programs and curricula to promote environmental literacy in children, youth, and adults throughout western Massachusetts. This project was the 23rd building internationally to achieve a Living Building Certification, which is the highest standard in the world for sustainable building. Sam’s other projects include the Eliot School for Fine and Applied Arts, Walnut Hill School for the Arts, and The MIT Music and Theater Arts department.

March Design Lecture 2020

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The AIA is committed to broadening equity, diversity, and inclusion to create a stronger profession. Emily Grandstaff Rice, FAIA, will talk about AIAs position, programs, research, and the newly published equity guides.

Speaker: Emily Grandstaff Rice, FAIA

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
1.0 LU
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture

Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
$20 | Non-Member Guests

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

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February Design Lecture 2020

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Immediate Past-President William J. Bates, FAIA will give an update on the Institute, focusing on the Big Move, pipeline development, and national trends.

Monday, February 24, 2020
1.0 LU|HSW 
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture

Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
$20 | Non-Member Guests

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

Speakers: William J. Bates, FAIA

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William J. Bates, FAIA, from AIA Pittsburgh/AIA Pennsylvania, was elected 2018 First Vice President/2019 President-elect. He is now the Immediate Past-President of AIA National. He has served as a member of the Board of Directors since 2011, along with stints as a vice president and the chair of the Board Community Committee from 2015-2016. In 1991 and again in 2010 he served as president of AIA Pennsylvania; he was also president of AIA Pittsburgh in 1987. The vice president of real estate at Eat’n Park Hospitality Group, Inc., and an adjunct professor at Carnegie Mellon University, he received his B.Arch. from the University of Notre Dame and pursued graduate studies in Construction Management at both Pennsylvania State University and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

January Design Lecture 2020

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Schooley Caldwell was the architect for a master plan followed by a ten-year renovation, restoration and additional project at the National Historic Landmark Ohio Statehouse (built 1838-1861, with additional in 1901, 1965 and 1994). Since 1989, SC has served continuously as Architect of the Capitol, responsible for the restoration project design, as well as dozens of improvements and stewardship projects. This course will cover programming, political, financial, design, preservation, code and construction aspects of the renovation, as well as the stewardship responsibility attendant to a historic landmark experiencing hard everyday use.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020
1.0 LU|HSW
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture

Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
$20 | Non-Member Guests

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

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Speakers: Bob Loversidge, FAIA

Bob Loversidge is an award-winning preservation design architect, a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and CEO of Schooley Caldwell. He is a past chair of the AIA’s National Historic Resources Committee, and a recipient of the AIA Ohio Gold Medal. Bob is a graduate of OSU’s Knowlton School of Architecture and a Distinguished Alumnus of the College of Engineering. Bob was principal-in-charge of the ten-year renovation of the historic Ohio Statehouse where he still serves as Architect of the Capitol, and the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center, home to the Supreme Court of Ohio. His projects include renovation of the 1930s Ross Building at the Columbus Museum of Art; restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Westcott House in Springfield, Ohio; and work at the state capitols of Kansas, Utah, and Minnesota. Recent local design work includes renovation of the LeVeque Tower, the Main Library and the Convention Center, and design of the new Michael B. Coleman Government Center and parking garage (in collaboration with DesignGroup).

Specializing in public works for over 75 years and known nationally as historic preservation experts, Schooley Caldwell is an AIA Ohio Gold Medal firm that has worked on many projects involving rehabilitation, adaptive use and additions, including National Historic Landmarks and many listed on the National Register of Historic Places or on local historic registers.

Annual Meeting 2019 (October Design Lecture)

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Come and join us at our Annual Chapter Meeting on October 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. at Gravity!

Featuring Graham Wyatt, FAIA

What Style Do We Choose? The Search for Appropriate Architectural Expression

Architects make important decisions about what buildings look like, communicating important messages about our individual and organizational values, and our relationships with the past, future and each other. How are these decisions made, how should they be made, and how can decisions about style become more purposeful?

5:00 | Reception & Mini-Trade Show
6:00 | Meeting
6:30 | Lecture
Earn 1.0 LU

Free for AIA Members and Affiliate Members
$20 | Non-member Guests

Park in the garage, parking will be validated.

Gravity
500 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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June Design Lecture 2019

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An overview of Design Anthropology and it's applicability to architectural design will be presented. Architecture creates environments for people. It supports or hinders the health and welfare of the people that interact with it along with the functions of people taking place in it. This session looks at Design Anthropology and an effective approach to help to identify ways to optimize the built environment to support these aspects.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture
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Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
$20 | Non-Member Guests

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

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Speaker: Alex Annarino

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Alex is an ethnographer at Fuse by Cardinal Health. Working with a cross-functional team of UX designers, innovation strategists and engineers, she drives generative research planning, approach and analysis across a range of product management, design and innovation projects. Alex views research work as a true craft; translating, synthesizing, communicating and presenting research findings for design solutions that meet specific customer needs. Using strong critical thinking and qualitative analysis/synthesis skills, her ability to communicate and translate research findings ensures valuable insights for the end user experience.

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May Design Lecture 2019

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Global Challenges to Sustainable Housing: A Case Study from Nigeria, West Africa

The African continent is getting hotter, drier and more populous. It is the most vulnerable continent to the effects of global warming, and also the least prepared to deal with it. In addition to the political, social and economic challenges, the continent also faces a housing crisis: the housing deficit is upwards of 50 million units and is rising exponentially. Nigeria leads the pack with a staggering housing deficit of 17 million units. In attempting to address these and other environmental issues, CDS designed and built a modular, affordable green housing prototype that is self-cooling, solar-powered and water sufficient. This presentation takes a deep dive into the journey that resulted in the first “Eco-Village” in Nigeria.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture
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Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
$20 | Non-Member Guests

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

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Speaker: Chinwe Ohajuruka

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Chinwe Ohajuruka is an Architect, Project Manager & Sustainability Consultant with more than 29 years’ experience in a variety of international settings. She has been involved with several projects for collegiate, commercial, residential, institutional and industrial clients. Having designed and managed building projects in Nigeria, the United States, the UK, Jamaica, the Gambia & Zambia, Chinwe has a diverse background that complements the international settings she has lived and worked in.

She has been a LEED Accredited Professional (AP) since 2008. Subsequently, she worked on several green projects in leadership positions such as LEED Project Administrator, LEED Project Manager & LEED Consultant. In 2014, Chinwe became a LEED for Neighborhood Development (ND) AP. She is also a Green Star (South Africa) and BREEAM (UK) Accredited Professional.

She has been a facilitator for Green Building & Sustainable Design Seminars regularly held in Nigeria where sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation are rapidly emerging fields influencing the Nigerian built environment. Chinwe was also on the Board of Directors and Board of Trustees of the Green Building Council, Nigeria (GBCN) from 2011 till 2016.

She obtained her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Architecture in, Nigeria, and a Master of Architecture Degree from the United Kingdom.

She currently spends her time between USA and Nigeria, working on sustainable housing for Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. She has received awards for her work on affordable green housing. In addition to being passionate about environmental sustainability, Chinwe is focused on addressing global issues of equity and social justice and their implications for and on the built environment.

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April Design Lecture 2019

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ResilientSEE, an initiative of AREA Research, provides a multidisciplinary and collaborative platform for community resilient planning and design. Focused on integrated systems thinking to solve global challenges, the trademarked ResilientSEE brand was developed to reflect a scalable, replicable approach, using a resilience planning multi-lens framework: social, environmental, economic. ResilientSEE-Puerto Rico was established after hurricane Maria as an alliance committed to designing and rebuilding a resilient, sustainable Puerto Rico. ResilientSEE-PR is currently involved in three transformative projects: Toa Baja Municipality and Ingenio Community resilience planning; PR Keep Safe: Resilient Housing Guide; and Resilient Community Hubs Checklist (100RC/Mercy/Enterprise).

Tuesday, April 16, 2019
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5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture

Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
$20 | Non-Member Guests

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Speaker: Yanel de Angel, AIA

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Yanel de Angel, an architect at Perkins+Will’s Boston office, is a member of the firm’s Diversity Council and a founding member of the Project Delivery Board whose mission is to strategize about complex project processes and nimbleness in delivery of services. A well-rounded architect and manager, Yanel is known for her ability to holistically view issues and opportunities during critical decision points, provide insight, and manage complex stakeholders structures. While at Perkins+Will, she has co-developed the Higher Education Residential and Student Life Practice in the Northeast region.

Yanel recently led the formation of ResilientSEE-PR, an initiative to provide long-term relief to communities in Puerto Rico through resilient design and planning. Yanel serves as a key influencer of the Resiliency and Energy Labs at Perkins+Will. She co-chairs the BSA Woman in Design (WiD) Excellence Awards committee, the WiD Mid-Career Mentorship committee and is a CREW member, regularly participating in the Housing committee.

She obtained her undergraduate degree at the School of Architecture, University of Puerto Rico, before attending Syracuse University for a Master of Architecture degree followed by a Master of Design in History and Theory of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Yanel was an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University, Florence Program, and has taught at Maryland Institute College of Arts, Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Northeastern University. She lectures regularly at schools of architecture and high schools.

March Design Lecture 2019

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Columbus is expected to gain one million residents by 2050. Meanwhile, concerns with climate change require that this development is sustainable, efficient, and contributes to the built environment.

Since 2007, the Knowlton Housing Studio has addressed this challenge. While meeting the NAAB accreditation requirement for a comprehensive studio, the Knowlton Housing Studio marshals the skills with which architects negotiate markets and offer alternatives to existing conditions.

The studio develops a students ability to produce a complete architectural project from schematic design through the detailed development of programmatic spaces, building assemblies, structural and environmental systems, and sustainability and life-safety provisions. To this end, the studio is coordinated with concurrent courses in construction, structures, and mechanical systems and the studio instructors are joined by a developer and three practitioners with Columbus housing expertise.

The studio program is housing with additional amenities in Columbus, Ohio. Each year, different site and building typologies are addressed, e.g.: downtown slab, suburban mat, and park highrise. The number of units, their type, and the nature of the additional program are determined by the collective efforts of the studio. The studio schedule has three phases: research defines project parameters and precedents; schematics generates building proposals; and development produces drawings and models that address comprehensive design criteria. More importantly, these student projects offer insights into how Columbus might creatively embrace its impending growth.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
1.0 LU|HSW
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture

Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
$20 | Non-Member Guests

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

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Speaker: Michael Cadwell, FAIA

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Michael Cadwell is the Walter H. Kidd Professor of Architecture and the Director of the Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture. He received his BA in English Literature with Honors from Williams College and his master of architecture from Yale University. Before coming to Ohio State, Cadwell taught at the Parsons School of Design, the Rhode Island School of Design, and Williams College.  He also practiced in the offices of Turner Brooks and Cesar Pelli.  Before serving as Director of the School, Cadwell was Architecture Section Head (1997-2004). In 2015, Cadwell was elected to The College of Fellows of The American Institute of Architects for his notable contributions “to the advancement of the science and art of planning and building by advancing the standards of architectural education, training, and practice.”

Cadwell designed and built a series of small wood buildings on remote New England sites and public sculpture parks, which were collected as Pamphlet Architecture 17 by Princeton Architectural Press and published extensively in architectural journals. Cadwell's small buildings received design awards from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture and the New York Architectural League and he has been a fellow at the Woodstock Arts Colony, the McDowell Arts Colony, and the American Academy in Rome. Cadwell also practices with Jane Murphy, focusing on residential commissions that have won two AIA awards.

In teaching and practice, Cadwell explores construction as a transformative cultural act. Cadwell's book Strange Details (MIT Press) articulates this interest through essays on canonic works of 20th century architecture. More recently, his writing on contemporary architecture has appeared in HunchHarvard Design MagazineLog, and Domus.

February Design Lecture 2019

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Want to know about the latest technological advances design and construction?

AIA Columbus TAP Committee invites you to explore products and services by local leaders in audio visuals, lighting, 3D scanning and systems simulations ahead of the Design Lecture February 19. Bluewater, Integrated Building Systems, IMAGINiT, Turner Construction, and KLH Engineers will be joining us at the Technology Mixer & Reception.

Enjoy a beverage while watching demonstrations of recent innovations. See first hand how these advancements could directly benefit your work. Stay after the Mixer for an in-depth presentation of 3D scanning of the built environment presented by IMAGINiT and Integrated Building Systems.

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Have you ever field measured a project only to realize that you missed a critical dimension or the object was just out of a photograph? Do you have projects with little or no existing documentation? Those scenarios lead to additional field visits due to missing or inaccurate information. What if you could take 360 panoramic photographs and measure from them back at the office? What if you could reference those photographs into AutoCAD or Revit, have them show in 3D, and be accurate to 1/8"? Within the AECO industry, the benefits of 3D laser scanning are being realized.

Speaker: Greg Hale, CTO of HaleTiP

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Greg Hale, CTO and Co-Founder of Hale TiP, has worked in the AECO industry for the last 18 years with a background in construction management, structural engineering, BIM management  and consulting. He specializes in Autodesk Revit and Navisworks, 3D HD laser scanning, and mobile technology and provides training, implementation strategies, product optimization, and best practice solutions. Greg is a certified professional in Revit Architecture and has spoken at many professional events. He works as an adjunct professor at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences.  In addition, Greg is founder of the WNY AEC Technology Group and has been a member of multiple NCS and NBIMS task teams.  In his free time Greg coaches his daughter's soccer team and enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. He has traveled to Haiti a number of times to provide engineering consultation and design services to the Haiti Providence University in Balan.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019
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5 p.m. | Mixer & Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture

Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
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January Design Lecture 2019

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The LeVeque Tower was the entire skyline feature of downtown Columbus from construction completion in 1927 until the 1960s. It is still one of the most recognized symbols of our City. Constructed as a hotel annex and office building, it morphed into Class B office space and was later left to deteriorate by a series of out-of-town owners. Now, the LeVeque has undergone a seven year transformation into a boutique hotel, apartments, condominiums, a restaurant and bar, offices and a coffee shop. This program explores the history and significance of the building, describes some of the design and technical challenges of renovating an occupied building, addresses building envelope challenges, and touches on the financial incentives necessary for a project like this.

Tuesday, January 22, 2017

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5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture

Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
$20 | Non-Member Guests

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Speakers: Bob Loversidge, FAIA and Sam Rosenthal, AIA

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Bob is President and CEO of Columbus architectural firm Schooley Caldwell. One of his key strengths lies in his ability to work with a client to quickly identify a vision for complex projects and lead the design team in implementing this vision. Most of Bob’s projects involve large, diverse client organizations, political savvy, difficult code compliance issues, intricate financing and scheduling considerations, and tight budgets. His work is characterized by thorough research and documentation, by successfully integrating modern technology, by carefully considering future operational needs, by continuously monitoring the project budget, and by respecting the philosophy of original architects. His understanding often allows bold and creative changes that extend the useful life of historic buildings for generations.

Sam Rosenthal

Sam has managed some of Schooley Caldwell’s most complex projects over the past several years. A good example is the LeVeque Tower renovation, a multi-phase, $55 million project, which required intense coordination as it involved several separate owners, four construction managers, numerous consultants, and collaboration with other architects and interior designers on the hotel and apartment portions. Additionally, because of the historic nature of the building, there were unexpected issues that arose that required prompt communication and development of quick solutions to keep the project progressing.

March Design Lecture

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Drone and Lidar use advance data gathering similar to when the calculator replaced the slide rule. The math was the samethe results much more efficient. Learn how Heapy Engineering and Woolpert are impacting the AEC Industry through advanced aerial imagery programs. Upwards of 85% of buildings standing in 2030 already exist today. Therefore, to meet future energy standards (ie: the carbon-neutral goal of the 2030 Challenge), we need to wage a massive campaign to upgrade our current building stock. Drones and Lidar are powerful tools to enhance energy efficiencies and identify which buildings to prioritize.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Presentation

1.0 HSW LU
Free for all Members, Affiliates and Students
$20 for Non-Member Guest

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

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Speakers: Nadja Turek and Jacob Taylor

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Nadja Turek, a civil engineer and sustainable design expert, serves as Woolpert’s Research and Development Facilitator. Capabilities she has spearheaded or enhanced in Woolpert Labs include resilient design and planning, airborne thermal imagery for energy auditing, scan to BIM technology, virtual reality and leveraging GIS for facility owners. An Air Force veteran, Mrs. Turek is a Fellow in the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME).

Jacob Taylor

Jake Taylor, a Project Manager in Heapy Engineering’s Building Optimization Group, has been involved in sustainability and energy reducing projects throughout the region.  He’s personally utilized drones as a tool on multiple projects to accomplish thermography of roofs and building facades.  Utilizing drones for thermography allows for unique perspectives unable to be gained otherwise as well as speeds up data collection.  Jake has his Mechanical Engineering Master’s Degree in Renewable and Clean Energy from the University of Dayton and is an active member of the local AEE, ASHRAE, and USGBC Chapters.

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February Design Lecture

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Join AIA Columbus and Columbus 2020 at our February Design Lecture. Columbus is expected to double its population by 2050 and a significant proportion will occur as densification of established urban areas. Community and business leaders came together to collaborate on ways to develop a growth strategy to ensure economic vitality. Columbus 2020 set aggressive goals to achieve by 2020 in order to be recognized as a national leader in economic development. You will hear about the strategies to achieve this goal and how architects can play a major role in the development of Columbus.

Speakers:

Kenny McDonald - President and Chief Economic Officer

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Kenny has served as president and chief economic officer of Columbus 2020 since the organization’s inception in 2010. He has helped lead the execution of the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy and development of the Columbus Region’s competitiveness agenda, and he has also built local and national partnerships that have accelerated the area’s development. Kenny has over 20 years of regional economic development and management consulting experience focused on helping companies develop and execute their location strategies and helping communities achieve their goals. Read more...

Chip Holcombe - Managing Director, Investor Relations

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Chip works to raise funds from the business community to finance Columbus 2020’s comprehensive economic and business development activities. Financial resources are provided by more than 300 Columbus Region businesses and organizations that represent more than 20 industry sectors. Chip actively works to help connect Columbus 2020 investors with each other and to Columbus 2020 clients. Read more...

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Annual Chapter Meeting (October Design Lecture)

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Join us at our Annual Chapter Meeting (October Design Lecture)!

5:15 | Reception
6:00 | Meeting
6:30 | Lecture

Idea Foundry
421 West State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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Lecture: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Education

The cognitive capacity of artificial intelligence is accelerating rapidly. This lecture will discuss how educational curricula will be altered to reflect the growing interdependence with artificial intelligence and how these changes will impact the way architects design schools that are safe and ultimately benefits everyone involved in the school environment.

Speaker: David Staley

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David Staley is the Director of the Humanities Institute and an Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University.  He is the president of Columbus Futurists, and writes the monthly futures column "Next" for ColumbusUnderground.com.  He serves as host of CreativeMornings Columbus.  

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September Design Lecture

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Presented by the Committee on Design. Part of the [Re]Visiting the House series.

The lecture, titled "What do You See?", explores both the customization and conversely the commoditization of the house and how these two contradicting trends are simultaneously shaping their current body of work. Residential clients, which include both private homeowners & multi-family developers, are often seeking ambitious proposals on highly constrained urban infill sites located within economically and culturally diverse neighborhoods. These sites, and the municipal and community organizations that oversee them, often serve as a point of departure for the firm to explore the latent potential within each project. Thus, their process renders unexpected results driven by a variety of unseen socioeconomic forces, regardless of whether the client's demands are highly personal or market-driven.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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

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Speakers: Michael Horton and Westleigh Harper of Horton Harper Architects.

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Horton Harper Architects is a contemporary American architecture studio led by Westleigh Harper and Michael Horton. Founded in 2011, the firm's efforts are focused on the creation of novel, yet contextual and program centered buildings. Their work has been recognized & exhibited for design excellence, most recently in Washington DC as part of the American Institute of Architect's Emerging Professionals Exhibit. The practice is currently involved in a wide range of custom residential, multifamily and mixed-use projects.

Michael Horton is principal and co-founder of Horton Harper Architects and a licensed architect in the State of Ohio. He has previously served as Adjunct Professor at Kent State University where he taught undergraduate design studios. Mr. Horton has lectured at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and served as a guest speaker for the American Institute of Architect's Cleveland Chapter. He is a graduate of Kent State University where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

Westleigh Harper, principal and co-founder, has lectured at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and served as guest design critic at KSU's College of Architecture and Environmental Design, while also acting as Adjunct Professor at Ursuline College's Department of Historic Preservation. He is a graduate of Kent State University where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

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June Design Lecture

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Presented by Healthcare Committee

A New Class Act: The 2018 Guidelines and Major Revisions to Imaging, Procedure, and Operating Rooms

Join AIA Columbus and the Healthcare Committee at the June Design Lecture! This presentation will review major revisions in the 2018 FGI Guidelines for hospitals and outpatient facilities, focusing on the sections that address operating, procedure, and imaging rooms.

The 2018 Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC) made a concerted effort to align the definition and application of requirements for the various room-types where procedures take place. This alignment is based on the level of invasiveness of the procedure and the perceived level of risk to the patient. The HGRC also created a classification system for imaging that gives basic imaging room requirements, with additional details for specific modalities, so imaging room design can more easily adapt to new technologies.

Finally, the Guidelines has added multi-layered clearances to the space requirements for procedure and operating rooms, and the appendix includes expanded guidance on determining OR size and layout, including a list of equipment often used in operating rooms.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Presentation

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Free for all Members, Affiliates and Students
$20 for Non-Member Guest

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Speaker: Bryan Langlands, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED GA

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He is a health care programmer, planner, and designer of academic medical centers, specialty centers, and community hospitals. His list of clients includes NYU Langone Health System, Mt. Sinai Health System, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jefferson Health, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Geisinger Health, University of Rochester Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Bryan was a member of the 2018 FGI Health Guidelines Revision Committee, and has recently been appointed to the 2022 FGI Steering Committee where he chairs the Beyond Fundamentals effort. He is a principal at NBBJ in the New York office.

May Design Lecture

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Join AIA Columbus and the COTE committee at our May Design Lecture. We will be discussing PV technology and understanding the architectural requirements for incorporating into new construction and renovations of existing buildings. We will also address other topics with PV technology such as the current market, financing, and associated technologies.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Presentation

1.0 HSW LU
Free for all Members, Affiliates and Students
$20 for Non-Member Guest

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

About the Speaker: Kevin Eigel

Kevin Eigel of Ecohouse Solar has been an advocate of a decentralized, carbon-neutral power distribution system since he designed and installed the Photovoltaic (PV) power generation system for his own residence in 2002.  Kevin founded Ecohouse Solar in 2008, which has grown to be the leading PV installer for Central Ohio. 

April Design Lecture

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Barbara Bestor will lecture Knowlton Hall’s Gui Auditorium at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 11. The talk is free, open to the public and is being co-sponsored by AIA Columbus. Bestor is Principal at Bestor Architecture, which she founded in 1995. She is the Julius Shulman Distinguished Professor of Practice at Woodbury University's School of Architecture and is the Executive Director Julius Shulman Institute. Bestor was elevated to the AIA College of Fellows in 2017. Read more...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Free for all Members, Affiliates and Students
$20 Non-member GuestsGui Auditorium, Knowlton Hall
275 W Woodruff Ave, 
Columbus, OH 43210

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