Letter from the President

 
Fellow Members,
 
I am pleased to have heard from many of you in the first few months of 2021. We appreciate your feedback on programming, knowledge communities, and direction of the chapter. As always, we aim to provide advocacy, leadership, and resources to you, so you can design a better world.
 
The question we have heard most frequently this year is: WHEN WILL WE NEXT MEET IN PERSON?
 
AIA Columbus is cautiously optimistic that we can safely offer opportunities for architects to gather face-to-face this year, and are forecasting several events starting this summer and fall. The health, safety and welfare of our members and the general public is a responsibility we do not take lightly, and we will continue to follow guidance from the CDC and Ohio Department of Health on all such gatherings. We intend to start with small, outdoor tours and progressively expand in person offerings while continuing robust virtual programming. Planning for a Golf Outing at Worthington Hills is in the works, and we are hoping to have our 2021 Architecture Awards event in October including indoor and outdoor socializing. We have learned a lot about virtual programming in the past year, and understand that the flexibility it affords allows broader access and engagement for members. We intend to incorporate the best of what we have picked up this year with the direct interaction we have been missing.
 
Please continue to check our website for updates on programming, and let us know any questions you may have.
 
We are excited to share the same space again, and look forward to seeing you soon!
 
Thank you,

Aleks Daskalov, AIA

2021 AIA Columbus Chapter President 

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