- Category: AIA News & Programs
Mike Vala, AIA
As we are currently practicing social distancing, we start to miss all the places that we have been to and all the places that we have yet seen. AIA Columbus hopes to help connect you with the rest of the world through sketch. We asked local architects and members to share some of their sketches from their own travels or sketches from their own backyard. Click through the slideshow to travel the world from the comfort of your own home. We ask that you share your own sketches using #sketch2connect. Don't forget to tag us and use #aiacbus.
AIA Columbus Director and ARCHway co-founder, Jennifer Rittler, AIA, was included in this year's Columbus Business First 40 under 40 class. Jennifer has over ten years of leading architectural design. As a licensed Architect, she facilitates the integration of project stakeholder vision into design projects. Jennifer optimizes technical team work flow to meet schedules, embeds design values into projects, and utilizes design visualization strategy for a collaborative design experience for all business partners. Playing a vital role in the leadership of her company’s recreation and wellness projects, Jennifer is a firm believer in promoting wellness in communities. She is instrumental in implementing team resources to craft solutions for project success.
The Columbus Business First 40 under 40 awards program celebrates career achievements and impressive community service for emerging talent in our community. Read more about it here.
Congratulations to Jennifer!
Both wood and aluminum windows are being used extensively in today’s commercial and institutional buildings, especially in education, health care, and offices. Using project case studies from across the United States, this program examines how window selection criteria (aesthetics, cost, energy efficiency, and sustainability) impact the design process.
As we look at commercial window applications which include punched openings, storefronts, and curtain walls, architects will learn some of the advantages and disadvantages associated with the use of wood or aluminum windows in each application. As we compare aesthetics, cost, energy efficiency, and sustainability; architects will improve their ability to objectively advise their clients on what is the best window solution for their next project.
Thursday, May 7, 2020
Noon – 1 p.m.
Earn 1.0 LU|HSW
Details will be sent prior to meeting.
Join AIA Columbus for an informative dialogue with leaders of two major Ohio public construction programs on their response to the COVID-19 epidemic. Paul Sherwood, Assistant Vice President Design and Construction for The Ohio State University (OSU), and Craig Weise, AIA, Chief of Projects for the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission (OFCC), will join moderator Lane Beougher, FAIA to discuss their programs’ support of increased capacity of medical facilities, guidance for contractors to maintain safe sites, status of projects currently in design and construction, as well as upcoming projects, and the possible impact to capital appropriations legislation.
Thursday, April 9 at 4 p.m.
Earn 1.0 LU|HSW
Details will be sent out via email prior to meeting.
Craig Weise, AIA
Craig Weise, AIA is chief of projects for the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission. Previously, Weise served the State of Ohio as program director of Construction Reform, state architect with the Department of Administrative Services, and held various positions at the Ohio School Facilities Commission including chief of projects, deputy chief of projects and project administrator. Weise has a bachelor’s degree in architecture, dual master’s degrees in architecture and construction engineering and management, and an MBA.