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AIA Cleveland makes every effort to keep the chapter calendar continuously updated to benefit our members.  Please see below for all events and programming currently scheduled for 2018!

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Hard Hat Tour | The Quicken Loans Arena

  • The Quicken Loan's Arena 1 Center Court Cleveland, OH 44115 (map)


The Quicken Loans Arena

A rare behind-the-scenes tour of the Quicken Loan Arena (The Q) while it undergoes a massive renovation and addition to update the 23-year old home of the NBA Cleveland Cavaliers to extend the vitality of the facility an additional 15 years.  The project is a partnership between City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the Cavaliers that will modernize the venue to maintain its world-class status, enhance the fan experience, and continue to provide a positive impact for the city of Cleveland.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attendees will explore the under-construction Quicken Loans Arena addition and renovation, examine the exposed building systems of the massive project, structural and MEP design.

  • Attendees will learn how the construction management team kept the arena operational and safe for patrons during the transformation process.  The arena has been in a pardon our dust operational mode.

  • Attendees will learn and understand the future of the arena design and the experience for future patrons.  The expansion will add a 42,530 square foot atrium enclosed by a glass facade, and 6,350 square feet to the arena's main concourse.

  • Attendees will lean how the renovation will improve the existing arena and extend its life to 2034.

COST: AIA Members, AIA Cleveland Affiliate Members, NOMA and Students $10, Non members $20

Registration is required and spots are limited, so sign-up today!

1.5 HSW CEU.

Attendees must bring their own hard hats and protective glasses.

There will be a happy hour immediately following the tour TBD.  

Later Event: February 20
Design for Aging Committee Meeting