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2015 AIA | IIDA Cleveland Design Awards

It is that time of the year again!  The 2015 AIA | IIDA Cleveland Design Awards are right around the corner and this year’s event will be held at the newly completed Near West Theatre located in the Gordon Square Arts District on Friday evening, October 30th.  Join us in celebrating the recent opening of this tremendous community theatre.  We are looking forward to this year’s event as an opportunity to continue collaborating with the local design community in recognizing architectural and interior design excellence in Cleveland and northeast Ohio.

For any and all information concerning this year’s Design Awards, please visit:  2015 DESIGN AWARDS

AIA Leadership Institute

AIA Cleveland is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of four sites in the country to host the 2015 AIA Leadership Institute. Cleveland, Boston, Phoenix, and San Antonio will simultaneously join the Hub Venue of Washington, DC with the goal to bring timely, relevant, and interactive training to AIA members across the country.  We will digitally connect in a one-day, shared national dialogue on leadership and architecture.  The event will begin at 8:00am, with four hours of local programming on leadership, followed by four hours of content shared from AIA National in Washington, DC.  The event will take place on Friday, October 23rd at the Oswald Conference Centre, 1100 Superior Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44114.


  • To share best practices on topics of leadership, design and practice;
  • To build a community of people, knowledge and content that will advance leadership development;
  • To provide relevant content for all AIA members, at any career stage in their professional journey;
  • To create a national discussion on leadership that connects the many diverse groups within the Institute

For more information and to register, please go to www.aialeadershipinstitute.com


Regional Programming 8:00am – 12pm
“Exploring Core Values and Leadership Behaviors Necessary for Success”, Kristin Tull, PhD and James Lundquist
“It Takes a Village to Raise a Leader”, Jack Bialosky, Jr., AIA and Michael Schuster, FAIA
“The Tools of Leadership: Perspectives for Varied Applications”, Jud Kline, FAIA, Dr. Fred Collopy, Doug Steidl, FAIA, Ohio State Senator Christopher Widener, FAIA, and Robert P. Madison, FAIA
“Creating Your Personal Leadership Plan”, Eric Pempus, AIA
National Programming 12pm – 5:30pm
See AIA Leadership Institute website for national programming from Washington, DC.
Reception  5:30pm – 7:00pm

Cleveland Architects Project 

(CAP) is an ongoing and evolving research project illustrating the relation­ships among architects, their mentors and their protégés within the Cleveland area from the 19th through 21st centuries.  The goal is to create a dynamic online diagram showing these relationships that can be utilized by architects, historians and students.  This lineage project, documenting the rich history of architects and their relationships, has never previously been completed.  In celebration of 2015 being the 125th anniversary of AIA Cleveland, the time is right to begin this project.  The results of this initial survey will be compiled into a family-tree style diagram, which will be posted online.  The diagram will be interactive and will allow for additional information, such as significant projects and awards to be added at a later time.

The Cleveland Historic Resources Committee wishes to include Cleveland-area architects who were owners or partners of firms at any time.  Please follow the link and complete the information so that we can ensure that our online database is accurate at CLEVELAND ARCHITECTS PROJECT

In Addition, The Historic Resources Committee has an immediate need for volunteers to help collect information, plan and organize the Cleveland Architect’s Project (CAP) and the 125th Anniversary Program for AIA Cleveland.  Please click on the CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS if you are interested.

Annual Sponsors: (The full list of Chapter Sponsors can be found HERE)


Mission Statement:
As a national organization, the American Institute of Architects is the voice of the architectural profession and a resource to its members in service to society. As the local chapter, AIA Cleveland is a professional association that promotes the value of architecture and design, fosters collegiality, advocates for local members, educates, and supports architects as leaders in the community.