April Chapter Meeting: Site & Senses: A Qualitative Approach to Green Design

Chapter Meetings fall on the second Tuesday of the month.






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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
5 PM Reception  |  6 PM Presentation

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

Free to AIA Members and Affiliates
$20 to Non-AIA Members

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About David T. Darling, AIA, IIDA, ASLA

David Darling is a founding principal of Aidlin Darling Design, formed with Joshua Aidlin in 1997, with a shared interest in exploring design across a wide range of scales, programs, and disciplines including institutional, commercial and residential architecture, as well as furniture, landscape and interior design. Mr. Darling has cultivated his interest in the connection between art, food, wine, and place through his involvement in Slow Food USA, the James Beard Foundation, and through his firm’s work on a wide range of projects, including a LEED Platinum restaurant in San Francisco, a contemplative art chapel at Stanford University, a 160,000 square foot LEED Gold destination production brewery in San Leandro, and four wineries in California that push the boundaries of sustainability in agriculture and building. 

His firm’s work explores a closely held conviction that design can enlighten the human spirit by engaging all of the senses. This notion was most recently on display at his firm’s installation “Site & Senses” at the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art. The firm’s exploration has included projects as far away as Doha Qatar and Hong Kong, and as diverse as product development for Herman Miller Inc., a high school in Santa Rosa, and a Cultural Arts Center in San Francisco.

His firm has garnered over 90 regional, national, and international awards including the 2013 National Design Award-by the Smithsonian’s Cooper- Hewitt Nation Design Museum for their complete body of work, a James Beard Award for restaurant design, a National AIA “COTE” award and “COTE Top 10 Plus” award for excellence in sustainable design, three American Architecture Awards from the Chicago Athenaeum, an International Civic Trust Award, and several local, state and national awards from the AIA, IIDA, and ASLA.



March Chapter Meeting 2015

March Chapter Meeting - 03/17/15



It Takes a Village to Raise a Partner
jack bialosky jr BW      david craun BW
       Jack A. Bialosky, Jr., AIA, LEED AP                        David W. Craun, AIA, LEED AP

Our speakers will be Jack Bialosky Jr., AIA, and David Craun, AIA, of Bialosky & Partners Architects in Cleveland, Ohio presenting It Takes a Village to Raise a Partner

A roundtable discussion will allow participants to examine the road to Partnership as one that requires equal ownership of the process by both older and newer leaders of the firm. This model of shared ownership asks experienced Partners to strategize in growing and harvesting the next generation of leadership together with future firm leaders. A culture of empowerment and self-driven responsibility proves to be the soil for Emerging Practitioners (EPs) to not only bloom, but to also take roots in the firm. The session asks what must emerge from EPs to allow their growth within this strategy, but in a fashion that fits him/her personally.
Managing Partner of Bialosky + Partners Architects, Jack A. Bialosky, Jr., AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, will host this roundtable with David W. Craun, AIA, LEED AP, who earned the first intern-to-partner promotion in the firm’s history.
(Speaker Bios below.)

Learning Objectives:
Attendees will learn the best practices for internal employee professional development focused on creating multi-generational leadership.
Attendees shall understand how a culture of empowerment benefits both employees and leadership alike. 
Attendees will learn how to strategize employee professional development and empowerment to suit the characteristics of their practice, as one size and one approach does fit all. 
Attendees shall engage with the panelists to share their own personal successes and challenges, allowing all in attendance to under the multitude of approaches towards professional development.


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Important Information:

Tuesday, March 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
Students - Free


Speaker Bios

Jack A. Bialosky, Jr., AIA, LEED AP,
Managing Partner at Bialosky + Partners Architects

Jack A. Bialosky, Jr. leads one of the Midwest’s most successful and collaborative architecture firms, Bialosky + Partners Architects.

Jack A. Bialosky, Jr., the son of one of Cleveland’s first modern architects, assumed leadership of a firm widely known for its modern residential and religious projects. After working at Kallman McKinnell & Wood Architects in Boston, Jack returned to Cleveland to initiate 20+ years of stewardship of his father’s small local firm, Bialosky + Partners Architects. The firm is known for the quality of its designs, the trust of their clients, the longevity of its staff, and the diversity of its portfolio. In addition to design awards, the firm garnered the 2013 Northcoast 99 Award that recognizes the highest ranked workplaces in Northeast Ohio across all sectors. In 2009, the firm was recognized by the American Institute of Architects as an AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm, the highest honor awarded by its peers, in recognition of great depth and breadth, a collaborative environment, and having a cumulative effect on the profession over a substantial period of time. Jack’s initiative to seek out other collaborative designers and artists has resulted in ongoing partnerships with designers such as Maya Lin and Architecture Research Office.

David W. Craun, AIA, LEED AP,
Partner at Bialosky + Partners Architects

With a Masters in Urban Design from Kent State University fresh in hand, David joined Bialosky + Partners in 2003 as one of the firm’s most well-rounded designers. Now, ten years later, David made history at Bialosky + Partners when he earned the first intern-to-partner promotion in the firm’s 62 year history. As Principal and Director of Design, he oversees the creative process for many of the projects within the AIA Ohio Gold Medal Firm, from inception to completion. In 2014, David earned the Emerging Practitioner Award from AIA Cleveland. David was recently named to ENR Midwest’s Top 20 Under 40, which recognizes 20 young design and construction professionals per region, under the age of 40, who have made significant contributions to their firms, professions and communities.
He keeps a solid foot in both the worlds of theory and practice – theory through teaching at Kent State University’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design, and practice through his work at Bialosky + Partners. He has led firm planning and design efforts for Crocker Park, the highly acclaimed 4,000,000 square foot mixed use center that has become a national model for New Urbanist development. He has also led in the award-winning design of The Ben and Jane Norton Culinary Arts Center at LCCC.


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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Important Information:

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

Wild Goose Creative


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