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Weight of Architecture Design Service Grant 2017
The Weight of Architecture Design Service Grant is a program that offers pre-development design assistance to a local nonprofit organization or community group who could benefit from the services of skilled architects.
"How can architecture help solve a challenge your organization faces and help achieve your mission?" This design service grant is intended to provide design assistance to local 501(c)3 non-profit organizations that can benefit from the services of skilled architects and designers and that would not otherwise have the resources to retain such services.
Our team is prepared to meet with selected nonprofits to assess and analyze a challenge identified by their organization. Suggested projects can range in scale from a redesign of a food pantry's storefront or the reorganization of a nonprofit office to the design of a pavilion in a local community park or the renovation of a local halfway house.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- We are currently looking for AIA members who want to help get involved with this program. There are different levels of engagement and any level of help is appreciated! Sign-up below:
- If you know a nonprofit that might be interested in applying for this design service grant, please help spread the word and send them the grant application, found here!
- Problem Solving - To help identify a challenge and propose a solution for local nonprofit organizations.
- Education - To raise public awareness about the value of good design in community revitalization and service efforts.
- Connection - To establish a dialogue and build connections between the nonprofit community and the local architectural profession in Columbus.
PROJECT PROCESS + DELIVERABLES
Identify the Challenge - Up to four organizations will be selected to develop project proposals with assistance from a dedicated team of architects and designers. The design process will include a walk-through of the site and a team meeting in order to develop an appropriate understanding of the challenge(s) the organization faces.
Develop a Solution - Beginning in late June 2017, the design teams will begin developing a specific conceptual design for each project based upon the stated goals of the proposals. As part of that process, we will host a Design Charrette in August: a half-day event that will bring together the nonprofit organizations' stakeholders with a skilled group of architects to brainstorm and develop proposed solutions.
Project Execution - The team will develop a final design solution to a schematic design level of completion, including conceptual floor plans, elevations, and renderings (if applicable). Each team will then present and promote their design proposals to the AIA Columbus membership, nonprofit organizations and the public on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Annual Chapter Meeting.
Nonprofit Application Due:
Notification of Acceptance:
Assignment of Initial Proposal Teams:
Design Teams Meet with Organizations:
Deliverables Complete and Presented:
Friday, May 19, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017
Friday, June 9, 2017
June - July, 2017
Date TBD, August, 2017
Tuesday, Ocotober 17, 2017
VIEW THE GRANT APPLICATION, HERE.
Check out photos and the project boards from the 2014 Weight of Architecture project!
2014 Project Video:
AIA Columbus presents: The Weight of Architecture from Flicker-lit Productions on Vimeo.
Interested in sponsoring the Weight of Architecture Design Service Grant project? Contact Jordan Iseler at email@example.com to find out more!
Category: Public News & Programs
Architectural Day Trip 2016
This trip has been postponed until further notice.
Come join the AIA Emerging Professionals on an excursion to one of the country's architectural meccas, Columbus, Indiana. The community is known for modern architecture designed by I.M. Pei, Richard Meier, Robert Venturi, Eliel and Eero Saarinen, Harry Weese, and Deborah Berke, to name a few.
Time: 7 AM Departure | 6 PM Return
Transportation is on your own, carpooling is encouraged. The Emerging Professionals have a meeting on Tuesday, July 12th at 6:30 PM at Bar Louie on Park Street to further discuss this trip. If interested, feel free to attend this meeting!
A total of $35 will be due ahead of time to reserve your spot on both the Landmarks Walking Tour and the Miller House Tour. Food and transportation is not included in this price.
If interested in attending, please fill out the form below.
7:00 AM | Leave Columbus, OH
10:00 AM | Arrive at Columbus, IN Visitor's Center
10:30 AM | Landmarks Walking Tour*
12:00 PM | Break for Lunch
12:40 PM | Meet back at Visitor's Center
12:45 PM | Miller House and Garden Tour*
2:30 PM | Depart from Columbus, IN
5:30 PM | Arrive back in Columbus, OH
Landmarks Walking Tour
Get an insider's look at downtown Columbus, including exclussive access to 301 Washington Street, the personal office of J Irwin Miller, community benefactor and champion of the arts.
Price : $10
Duration : 90 minutes
Ima Miller House and Garden Tour
Visit one of the most important examples of mid-century modern residential architecture in the country. This hallmark of modern design showcases the talents of architect Eero Saarinen, designer Alexander Girard, and landscape architect Dan Kiley.
Price : $25
Duration : 90 minutes
Interior and exterior home tour.
SIGN UP FORM
To confirm your spot on the tours, please fill out the form below and submit your payment of $35 prior to the tour date. Last day to register is July 29th! To pay by cash or check please send to the AIA Columbus office at 50 West Town St., Suite 110. To pay by credit card please call the office at 614-469-1973 with the card number and you will be emailed a receipt. We accept MasterCard, VISA, and Discover.