Plan now to join AIA Dayton members and friends at the following events celebrating Architecture Week:
|Friday 5/9||Urban Nights and AIA Dayton’s Second Annual
Architecture Scavenger Hunt. Fun for all ages and prizes awarded to the top teams!
|Saturday 5/10 AM||Architecture Day at Second Street Market Speed Dating with an Architect; Legos for the Kids; Construction Activities under the Tent.|
|Saturday 5/10 Eve||Dayton Dragon’s Game in the Lair – Limited tickets available.|
|Sunday 5/11||Happy Mother’s Day! Spend time with your mother on your own.|
|Monday 5/12||Dining by Design – Kettering Area Art Hop & Dining with Terry Welker – Limited tickets available.|
|Tuesday 5/13||Construction Specification Institute Trade Show, followed by Happy Hour at Warped Wing.|
|Wednesday 5/14||Night at the Neon for Architecture-themed Movies.|
|Thursday 5/15||PK Night with Design Focus and AIA Dayton’s Finest working in the Trenches (Popcorn, beer anyone?)|
On Thursday, April 10, the American Institute of Architects, Dayton Chapter (AIA Dayton) announced the winners of its annual “Art in Architecture Student Design Competition” where students were invited to compete for $1400 in scholarships and prizes. This 2014 program was designed for college-bound high school students, grades 9 through 12, interested in art, architecture, or design in AIA Dayton’s nine-county area.
Over fifty students from 13 schools participated in the 31st annual Art in Architecture Student Design Program. This year’s program, to design an Urban Outfitters Center, was inspired by the plans for the upcoming RiverScape River Run. Partnering and providing sponsorship for the program was AIAS Student Chapter of Miami University, Heapy Engineering, Business Furniture, Consulting Services, Inc. and Messer Construction.
AIA encouraged attendees to take “selfies” with the Congressional aides and post them on Twitter and Facebook. Here Patrick Hillier takes a “selfie” with Kevin Eichinger, Representative Jim Jordan’s Senior Legislative Assistant.
AIA National held its annual Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference from March 19 – 21 at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. Those in attendance from AIA Dayton were President Patrick Hillier, AIA; President-elect Dave Bills, AIA; AIA Ohio Associate Director Representative Rick White, AIA; and Jane Treiber, Executive Director. Click here to read more.
During the conference, the Dayton contingency met with Kevin Eichinger, Senior Legislative Assistant to Congressman Jim Jordan, and with Andrew Sigmon, Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Michael Turner. In addition, Dave Bills met with Nicholas Butterfield of Senator Rob Portman’s office and Jennifer Waits, aide to Senator Sherrod Brown. This year’s Grassroots program coincided with a scheduled break for Congress.
As President Elect in 2013 I had an exciting year serving the chapter representing us in many local, state and national AIA events. 2013 was the 100 year anniversary of the Dayton flood. As part of the Student Design Program and Architecture Week AIA Dayton integrated this anniversary into our programs. The end of my tenure was stalled with health issues which had me side lined and struggling with attending year-end events. Like the City of Dayton in 1913 I’m recovering and excited to move on and start the New Year!
I’d like to start by thanking Matt Sauer for his amazing leadership and work he did as President this year. I’d also like to thank the current board and membership for supporting my election as the new 2014 President. Many thanks to the board members who remain and the new members to the Board: Secretary - Dianna Conboy, Director – Ed McCall and Associate Director Courtney Moran. I also truly appreciate the staff of AIA Dayton for all they do to make our lives easier.