February Chapter Meeting 2015

February Chapter Meeting - 02/17/2015

Join us for the first chapter meeting of the new year! 


Trending Tomorrow: An Architecture Intelligence Forecast

William T. Willoughby, AIA, will introduce participants to the intellectual trends that are shaping today's cutting-edge architecture. Certain practices around the world have become more experimental and future-oriented than in the past several decades. Many architects today have given up traditional approaches to design and instead are creating works that point toward the future. The trend toward futurity today looks toward global challenges such as social activism and humanitarian architecture, sustainable architecture, ecology and relational systems, the role of new technologies in contemporary culture, algorithmic and parametric approaches to design, and interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary forms of practice. Other subject will include a medley of tomorrow's trends that will introduce new computational tools and forms of digital fabrication being explored today. The presentation will include many of the trends that relate to an architecture of tomorrow including smart cities, radical responses to sustainability and biological processes, digital fabrication and the use of microcontrollers in architectural design, semi-autonomous technologies and their use in urban systems. The presenter will also point out matters of interest in architectural theory including dominant trends such as speculative realism, biomomicry, posthumanism, social activism (including hacktivism, open source approaches, and network culture), and computationally-derived parametric architecture.

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015
5:00 pm - Reception
6:00 pm - Lecture

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

AIA/Affiliate Members - Free
Non-Members - $20


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Speaker Bio:

William T. Willoughby, AIA, NCARB is an architect, educator, and essayist who boomeranged back to Northeast Ohio in 2013 to become Associate Dean in the College of Architecture and Environmental Design at Kent State University where he holds the rank of Associate Professor. Previously, he was a tenured Professor of Architecture at Louisiana Tech University where he taught design, theory, architectural history, computer visualization in Interior Design, digital fabrication, community service, and professional practice for 15 years. For eight years he was Associate Dean for the College of Liberal Arts and Director at Louisiana Tech University. He taught for two years at University of North Carolina at Charlotte as a Visiting Assistant Professor. He has been a registered architect in the State of Ohio since 1993. He has worked in various architecture and design practices in Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Louisiana. Since 1993 he has authored over 40 publications and conference papers, nationally and internationally, on such topics as design methodology, place theory, and architectural education.




Annual Chapter Meeting - October 28, 2014

October Chapter Meeting

For pictures from the Annual Chapter Meeting on October 28, 2014, click here.

The Annual Chapter Meeting is on October 28, 2014 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center. 

5:00 PM Reception and Mini Trade Show
6:30 PM Program Begins

The winning team of the COTE Charrette, EMERGENCY! Design for Stressed Futures, will be announced, the Weight of Architecture Charrette will be displayed, the board slate will be approved, and Gregory Kearley, AIA, LEED AP will give a presentation, Inscape Publico: Inscape Studio - A Social Enterprise. Learn more about Gregory Kearley below.

Location: Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

Parking Directions Found Here
Be sure to print out a parking permit!


AIA/Associate AIA/Affiliates/Students: Free

Non-AIA Member: $20

Register Here


 Gregory A. Kearley, AIA, LEED AP

 Greg Kearley

After receiving his Master of Architecture from Catholic University Greg began his career in Washington, DC at Ellerbe Becket. While there, he worked on a number of commercial and institutional projects, including the design of a research center for the United States Department of Agriculture, in Beltsville, MD. After leaving Ellerbe Beckett, Greg joined Travis Price Architects. While there he worked on various residential and commercial projects for this award winning firm before establishing Inscape Studio in 1998.
In shaping Inscape Studio it was not Greg’s intention to create a singular stylistic approach to architecture, but to put into place a framework for a collective design process. It is acknowledged that in describing the work of Inscape Studio Greg speaks with a collective “I”.
In 2006 Greg founded Project 4 with three colleagues. Project 4 is a contemporary art gallery that exhibits works of emerging and mid-career artists. The space, designed by Inscape Studio, provides a platform for exhibiting a variety of media, including installation, video, painting, sculpture, and site specific works.
In 2011 Greg founded Inscape Publico, a non-profit architecture firm. The mission of Inscape Publico is to collaborate with other non-profits to create architecture that reflects their particular visions and serves their clients’ needs. READ MORE HERE


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June Chapter Meeting - The Weight of Architecture

June Chapter Meeting - The Weight of Architecture

How can design serve the community at large? This question will be addressed and explored through the program, The Weight of Architecture. Four non-profit organizations, recently accepted to receive Design Service Grants from AIA Columbus, will present the challenges their organizations face, and, under the light tutelage of architectural designers, will begin addressing solutions through design. 1.0 HSW LU. 

Monday, June 16, 2014
Reception 5:00 PM | Lecture 6:00 PM

OSU Urban Arts Space
50 West Town Street, Suite 130
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Register Here, or call 614-469-1973


Meet the Organizations and their proposals:

The Dick and Jane Project

SID Public Services

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May Chapter Meeting - Performing the Entitlement Tightrope: Columbus Commissions, Review Boards and the Public Engagement Process

Performing the Entitlement Tightrope: Columbus Commissions, Review Boards and the Public Engagement Process

Several prominent speakers from around the City of Columbus will provide insight and input into the structure, roles, and processes of City Commission review and approval. This panel discussion will cover everything from best practices to engaging the public, and will be moderated by Jonathan Barnes, AIA. Speakers will include: Vince Papsidero, Interim Deputy Director for Jobs and Planning, Department of Development, City of Columbus; Ted Goodman, University Area Review Board Commissioner, Architect, F.A. Goodman Architects; Lisa Griffin, Griffin Communications. 

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

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

Reception 5:00 PM | Lecture 6:00 PM

Free for AIA members, Affiliates and Students | $20 for non-AIA members

Register Here, or call 614-469-1973

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April Chapter Meeting: Post-Sustainability; New Directions in Ecological Urban Design for the Near Future


POST-SUSTAINABILITY; New Directions in Ecological Urban Design for the Near Future

Case studies, projects, and outreach efforts that aim to illuminate the environmental possibilities of New York City will be presented and will inspire solutions in areas like it around the world. Mitchell Joachim of Terreform ONE will unpack the working methods of a unique laboratory for scientists, artists, architects, students, and individuals of many backgrounds to explore and advance the larger framework of socio-ecological design. This program is brought to us by the Committee on the Environment. 1.0 HSW LU

View Mitchell's Presentation


AIA Columbus presents Mitchell Joachim from Reece Thompson on Vimeo.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014  Wednesday, April 30, 2014

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

Reception 5:00 PM | Lecture 6:00 PM

Free for AIA members, Affiliates, and Students | $20 for Non-AIA

Register here, or call 614-469-1973

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