January Design Lecture 2019

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The LeVeque Tower was the entire skyline feature of downtown Columbus from construction completion in 1927 until the 1960s. It is still one of the most recognized symbols of our City. Constructed as a hotel annex and office building, it morphed into Class B office space and was later left to deteriorate by a series of out-of-town owners. Now, the LeVeque has undergone a seven year transformation into a boutique hotel, apartments, condominiums, a restaurant and bar, offices and a coffee shop. This program explores the history and significance of the building, describes some of the design and technical challenges of renovating an occupied building, addresses building envelope challenges, and touches on the financial incentives necessary for a project like this.

Tuesday, January 22, 2017

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5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Lecture

Free | AIA Members, Affiliates, and Students
$20 | Non-Member Guests

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Speakers: Bob Loversidge, FAIA and Sam Rosenthal, AIA

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Bob is President and CEO of Columbus architectural firm Schooley Caldwell. One of his key strengths lies in his ability to work with a client to quickly identify a vision for complex projects and lead the design team in implementing this vision. Most of Bob’s projects involve large, diverse client organizations, political savvy, difficult code compliance issues, intricate financing and scheduling considerations, and tight budgets. His work is characterized by thorough research and documentation, by successfully integrating modern technology, by carefully considering future operational needs, by continuously monitoring the project budget, and by respecting the philosophy of original architects. His understanding often allows bold and creative changes that extend the useful life of historic buildings for generations.

Sam Rosenthal

Sam has managed some of Schooley Caldwell’s most complex projects over the past several years. A good example is the LeVeque Tower renovation, a multi-phase, $55 million project, which required intense coordination as it involved several separate owners, four construction managers, numerous consultants, and collaboration with other architects and interior designers on the hotel and apartment portions. Additionally, because of the historic nature of the building, there were unexpected issues that arose that required prompt communication and development of quick solutions to keep the project progressing.


Annual Chapter Meeting (October Design Lecture)

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Join us at our Annual Chapter Meeting (October Design Lecture)!

5:15 | Reception
6:00 | Meeting
6:30 | Lecture

Idea Foundry
421 West State Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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Lecture: Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Education

The cognitive capacity of artificial intelligence is accelerating rapidly. This lecture will discuss how educational curricula will be altered to reflect the growing interdependence with artificial intelligence and how these changes will impact the way architects design schools that are safe and ultimately benefits everyone involved in the school environment.

Speaker: David Staley

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David Staley is the Director of the Humanities Institute and an Associate Professor of History at The Ohio State University.  He is the president of Columbus Futurists, and writes the monthly futures column "Next" for ColumbusUnderground.com.  He serves as host of CreativeMornings Columbus.  

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June Design Lecture

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Presented by Healthcare Committee

A New Class Act: The 2018 Guidelines and Major Revisions to Imaging, Procedure, and Operating Rooms

Join AIA Columbus and the Healthcare Committee at the June Design Lecture! This presentation will review major revisions in the 2018 FGI Guidelines for hospitals and outpatient facilities, focusing on the sections that address operating, procedure, and imaging rooms.

The 2018 Health Guidelines Revision Committee (HGRC) made a concerted effort to align the definition and application of requirements for the various room-types where procedures take place. This alignment is based on the level of invasiveness of the procedure and the perceived level of risk to the patient. The HGRC also created a classification system for imaging that gives basic imaging room requirements, with additional details for specific modalities, so imaging room design can more easily adapt to new technologies.

Finally, the Guidelines has added multi-layered clearances to the space requirements for procedure and operating rooms, and the appendix includes expanded guidance on determining OR size and layout, including a list of equipment often used in operating rooms.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Presentation

1.0 HSW LU
Free for all Members, Affiliates and Students
$20 for Non-Member Guest

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Speaker: Bryan Langlands, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, LEED GA

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He is a health care programmer, planner, and designer of academic medical centers, specialty centers, and community hospitals. His list of clients includes NYU Langone Health System, Mt. Sinai Health System, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jefferson Health, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Geisinger Health, University of Rochester Medical Center, and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Bryan was a member of the 2018 FGI Health Guidelines Revision Committee, and has recently been appointed to the 2022 FGI Steering Committee where he chairs the Beyond Fundamentals effort. He is a principal at NBBJ in the New York office.

September Design Lecture

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Presented by the Committee on Design. Part of the [Re]Visiting the House series.

The lecture, titled "What do You See?", explores both the customization and conversely the commoditization of the house and how these two contradicting trends are simultaneously shaping their current body of work. Residential clients, which include both private homeowners & multi-family developers, are often seeking ambitious proposals on highly constrained urban infill sites located within economically and culturally diverse neighborhoods. These sites, and the municipal and community organizations that oversee them, often serve as a point of departure for the firm to explore the latent potential within each project. Thus, their process renders unexpected results driven by a variety of unseen socioeconomic forces, regardless of whether the client's demands are highly personal or market-driven.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Presentation

1.0 LU
Free for all Members, Affiliates and Students
$20 for Non-Member Guest

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Speakers: Michael Horton and Westleigh Harper of Horton Harper Architects.

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Horton Harper Architects is a contemporary American architecture studio led by Westleigh Harper and Michael Horton. Founded in 2011, the firm's efforts are focused on the creation of novel, yet contextual and program centered buildings. Their work has been recognized & exhibited for design excellence, most recently in Washington DC as part of the American Institute of Architect's Emerging Professionals Exhibit. The practice is currently involved in a wide range of custom residential, multifamily and mixed-use projects.

Michael Horton is principal and co-founder of Horton Harper Architects and a licensed architect in the State of Ohio. He has previously served as Adjunct Professor at Kent State University where he taught undergraduate design studios. Mr. Horton has lectured at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and served as a guest speaker for the American Institute of Architect's Cleveland Chapter. He is a graduate of Kent State University where he earned his Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

Westleigh Harper, principal and co-founder, has lectured at the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and served as guest design critic at KSU's College of Architecture and Environmental Design, while also acting as Adjunct Professor at Ursuline College's Department of Historic Preservation. He is a graduate of Kent State University where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture.

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May Design Lecture

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Presented by COTE Committee

Join AIA Columbus and the COTE committee at our May Design Lecture. We will be discussing PV technology and understanding the architectural requirements for incorporating into new construction and renovations of existing buildings. We will also address other topics with PV technology such as the current market, financing, and associated technologies.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
5 p.m. | Reception
6 p.m. | Presentation

1.0 HSW LU
Free for all Members, Affiliates and Students
$20 for Non-Member Guest

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

About the Speaker: Kevin Eigel

Kevin Eigel of Ecohouse Solar has been an advocate of a decentralized, carbon-neutral power distribution system since he designed and installed the Photovoltaic (PV) power generation system for his own residence in 2002.  Kevin founded Ecohouse Solar in 2008, which has grown to be the leading PV installer for Central Ohio. 

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