Timothy Hawk, FAIA, Elected to AIA National Board

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Timothy Hawk, FAIA, has been elected by the AIA National Strategic Council to be part of the AIA National Board as an At-large Director. He will serve on the board 2019-2021.

Hawk is the President of WSA Studio in Columbus, Ohio. An AIA Ohio Gold Medal firm, WSA Studio seeks to create innovative spaces through design collaboration. The firm’s work features urban interventions, significant interior environments, and iconic built form.

Hawk attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, earning both his Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Master of Architecture. While at Ohio State, he began his twenty-nine-year leadership role in the education of architecture students. He has taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago, The Ohio State University and is currently an adjunct professor of architecture at Columbus State.

Hawk’s design portfolio includes corporate and institutional facilities for The McGraw-Hill Companies, L Brands, Motorists Insurance, Grange Insurance, Ohio Mutual Insurance, State Auto Insurance, The Ohio State University, and Ohio University. He has also been a tireless advocate for the renovation and adaptation of historic structures throughout Ohio.

Hawk has been an active AIA leader on the local and national level. He was President of AIA Columbus (2009-2010), the Chair of the AIA National Advisory Group on Interior Architecture (2006-2009), and the AIA Columbus Honor Awards Committee Chair (2002-2005). As a community leader, Hawk has served as the President of the OSU Knowlton School of Architecture Alumni Society (2010-2011), the founding member of the Columbus Center for Architecture and Design, and Foundation Board Member (2010-2011). Currently, Hawk is the senior regional representative to the AIA Strategic Council

“Architecture is rooted in context. The specific place, time, people and resources always have an impact on the success of a project. The architect’s job is to find delight in the setting and infuse creativity into the solution.”

TAP Innovation Award

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TAP Innovation in Technology Award

As part of our on-going effort to ignite the enthusiasm and creativity in our community the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Columbus Technology in Architectural Practice Knowledge Committee is seeking outstanding examples of how unique applications of technology have been used to improve design, increase efficiency, improve collaboration or other direct benefit to the design/construction process.

Submission Criteria

  • Efforts by any individual, any single team within a project, and entire project delivery team, an owner or an organization;
  • Effective and extensive collaboration between project stakeholders;
  • Recognizable, positive process changes that enhance project objectives;
  • Recognizable, positive culutral changes that affect project objectives;
  • Clearly-stated and thorough documentation of implementations and resulting benefits from application of innovative technologies and/or progressive methodologies, such as process maps, costs, schedules, quality assessments, asset valuation or facility operations. Data of a sensitive nature (e.g. specific dollar amounts) may be omitted, but some type of reliable metrics should be used to indicate quantifiable benefits;
  • Clear depiction of using data interoperability to gain project design and/or delivery benefits. Opportunities where open standards were used to achieve data interoperability across multiple techonology platforms are HIGHLY encouraged.
  • Enhancement and enabling of resiliency and sustainable design goals as well as other strategic initiatives outlined in AIA 2016-2020 Strategic Plan.


All winning submissions will be posted to the AIA Columbus website to enable our community to appreciate this great work. Winner(s) will be recognized with the award of a commemorative plaque during the AIA Columbus Architecture Awards Ceremony on November 8, 2018, and will be recognized as the ‘2018 AIA Columbus TAP Innovator of the Year’, along with recognition on both the local AIA Columbus website and in an official press release. Submissions will also be added to the 2018 Architecture Awards booklet given out at the night of the ceremony.

Click here to read eligibility and submission requirements.

Please submit entries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by August 31, 2018. Entry fee is due by September 7, 2018.



Call for Entries // July 26, 2018

Submissions Due // August 31, 2018

Entry Fee Due // September 7, 2018 ($25 late payment fee)

2018 Architecture Awards // November 8, 2018


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2018 Golf Outing

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Tour: Plaskolite at Buggyworks

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Presented by TAP Committee

Plaskolite is a leading manufacturer of innovative thermoplastic solutions whose headquarters is within Buggyworks development. During this tour, Architect Matt Toddy and Interior Designer Michael Linder of Design Collective will discuss how adaptive reuse and integrated technology--impacted the design of Plaskolite's headquarters. The design team will discuss the unique characteristics of the space, distinctive adaptive reuse features, and the development approach that took place within the mixed use complex in the Arena District. The Buggyworks complex is named for its history manufacturing carriages used in horse-and-buggy transportation circa 1902. The session will also address the use of recycled and re-purposed materials and the utilization of technology in design, construction and build out.  


Thursday, July 26, 2018
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
1.5 HSW LU

$10 | Associate AIA Members
$15 | AIA and Affiliate Members
$30 | Non-Member Guests

400 West Nationwide Blvd, Suite 400 
Columbus, OH 43215

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ARCHway Mentoring Program

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AIA Columbus would like to invite young architects and emerging professionals to join the inaugural ARCHway mentorship program. ARCHway is a six session program that aims to connect young architects with firm leaders in the Columbus architectural community. Through thought provoking sessions, participants will experience multiple modes of interaction such as group mentoring, reverse mentoring, and peer mentoring.
ARCHway participants will:
  • Strengthen and explore pathways
  • Build network skills and abilities
  • Establish and grow professional and personal resources
The program will run from April - August. Sessions include:
Session 0 Career Journeys Beyond Design, An Introductory Session for Advisees only April 10
Session 1 Speed Mentoring Mixer April 18
Session 2 Stories of Architects: An Adviser Panel Discussion May 10
Session 3 Foster the People: An Advisee Focused Discussion June 13
Session 4 ImprovEdge Workshop on Generations Collaborating in the Workplace June 29
Session 5 Keynote presentation: Advocacy through Design Innovation July 18
Session 6 Final Reflections August 8

For more information about the sessions, click here.

Interested young architects must have less than 10 years of professional experience and be AIA members (AIA or Associate AIA). 

Those interested must fill out and send an application and a letter of recommendation to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by April 3. A committee of AIA members will review applications and select advisees. Applicants will be notified by April 6
Upon acceptance to ARCHway, a program fee of $300 will be due by April 10.
If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Krile at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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