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Our Committees

AIA Cleveland's Committees are the foundations from which the chapter positions itself in the field of architecture, whether through discussion, advocacy, policy making and development, or other endeavors. Committees initiate the majority of the chapter’s programs, and are the main avenue for direct involvement with AIA Cleveland.

OUR COMMITTEES

  Historic Resources   The mission of the AIA Cleveland’s Historic Resources Committee (HRC) is to promote, advance and advocate for the preservation of Northeast Ohio’s architectural heritage among AIA members, allied organizations, and the public.   GOALS  - To serve the needs of the profession and the public in preservation advocacy and education. - To advise AIA Cleveland’s Executive Board on matters related to historic districts and landmarks. - To offer expertise in historic architecture to AIA Members, allied preservation organizations and the public. - To promote the contributions of historic preservation to the quality of the built environment. - To maintain, on behalf of AIA Cleveland and in cooperation with the Early Settlers Association and the Western Reserve Historical Society, a list of nominees for the Cleveland Landmarks Commission according to the terms of the Cleveland Landmarks Ordinance. - To uphold and promote a high standard for historic preservation within AIA Cleveland, the profession and the public (and within Design Review Committees and Landmark Commissions.) - To recognize outstanding practice and patronage in the field of historic preservation.   Meeting Times:  Second Wednesday (every month) 5:30pm-6:30pm   Location:  AIA Cleveland   Committee Co-Chairs:  Marie-Rose Andriadi, Assoc. AIA David Ellison, AIA

Historic Resources

The mission of the AIA Cleveland’s Historic Resources Committee (HRC) is to promote, advance and advocate for the preservation of Northeast Ohio’s architectural heritage among AIA members, allied organizations, and the public.

GOALS
- To serve the needs of the profession and the public in preservation advocacy and education.
- To advise AIA Cleveland’s Executive Board on matters related to historic districts and landmarks.
- To offer expertise in historic architecture to AIA Members, allied preservation organizations and the public.
- To promote the contributions of historic preservation to the quality of the built environment.
- To maintain, on behalf of AIA Cleveland and in cooperation with the Early Settlers Association and the Western Reserve Historical Society, a list of nominees for the Cleveland Landmarks Commission according to the terms of the Cleveland Landmarks Ordinance.
- To uphold and promote a high standard for historic preservation within AIA Cleveland, the profession and the public (and within Design Review Committees and Landmark Commissions.)
- To recognize outstanding practice and patronage in the field of historic preservation.

Meeting Times:
Second Wednesday (every month) 5:30pm-6:30pm

Location:
AIA Cleveland

Committee Co-Chairs:
Marie-Rose Andriadi, Assoc. AIA
David Ellison, AIA

  Programming   The Programming Committee creates AIA Cleveland events that educate and inspire our design community and the public. Our committee organizes design lectures, skill-building workshops, tours, and family-oriented events. Recent events organized by this committee include Michael Ford Lecture: Hip Hop Architecture, MAKER Series: Workshop & Studio Tours of Rustbelt Reclamation and 44Steel, Design Award Tour: Palindrome Home, Jonathan Jackson Lecture: Quietly We Are Very Loud, and The Cleveland Sketch Crawl.   Meeting Times:  First Wednesday (every month) 8:30am-9:30am   Location:  AIA Cleveland   Committee Co-Chairs:  David Craun, AIA Hallie DelVillan, Assoc. AIA

Programming

The Programming Committee creates AIA Cleveland events that educate and inspire our design community and the public. Our committee organizes design lectures, skill-building workshops, tours, and family-oriented events. Recent events organized by this committee include Michael Ford Lecture: Hip Hop Architecture, MAKER Series: Workshop & Studio Tours of Rustbelt Reclamation and 44Steel, Design Award Tour: Palindrome Home, Jonathan Jackson Lecture: Quietly We Are Very Loud, and The Cleveland Sketch Crawl.

Meeting Times:
First Wednesday (every month) 8:30am-9:30am

Location:
AIA Cleveland

Committee Co-Chairs:
David Craun, AIA
Hallie DelVillan, Assoc. AIA

  Networking and Camaraderie   Fostering collegiality among AIA Members, the local architectural community and various related design communities (graphic design, interior design, etc…)  is a critical piece of creating and sustaining a vibrant design community. Many of AIA Cleveland’s events are created in partnership with the various other professional design associations and partner organizations.  Every month, AIA Cleveland organizes #DESIGNHAPPY; Cleveland’s monthly happy hour for the world of design. More than 10 (and growing) design organizations participate in the happy hour. The happy hours are open to all members, non-members, students, guests and design professionals over the age of 21 years!                     Meeting Times:  Third Friday (every month) 5:30pm-8:00pm   Location:  Location rotates monthly   Committee Chair:  Lauren Konopka, Assoc. AIA  

Networking and Camaraderie

Fostering collegiality among AIA Members, the local architectural community and various related design communities (graphic design, interior design, etc…)  is a critical piece of creating and sustaining a vibrant design community. Many of AIA Cleveland’s events are created in partnership with the various other professional design associations and partner organizations.

Every month, AIA Cleveland organizes #DESIGNHAPPY; Cleveland’s monthly happy hour for the world of design. More than 10 (and growing) design organizations participate in the happy hour. The happy hours are open to all members, non-members, students, guests and design professionals over the age of 21 years!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Times:
Third Friday (every month) 5:30pm-8:00pm

Location:
Location rotates monthly

Committee Chair:
Lauren Konopka, Assoc. AIA
 

  WIA+ Committee   WIA+ Committee (Formerly Women in Architecture) aspires to educate, advocate, and empower on matters of: - Gender equity in our profession. - Visibility and influence of women architects and designers. - Leadership and mentorship of all members.   Meeting Times:  Second Thursday (every month) 12:00pm-1:00pm   Location:  AIA Cleveland   Committee Chair:  Robyn Wolf, AIA  

WIA+ Committee

WIA+ Committee (Formerly Women in Architecture) aspires to educate, advocate, and empower on matters of:
- Gender equity in our profession.
- Visibility and influence of women architects and designers.
- Leadership and mentorship of all members.

Meeting Times:
Second Thursday (every month) 12:00pm-1:00pm

Location:
AIA Cleveland

Committee Chair:
Robyn Wolf, AIA
 

  Outreach Council   This group will operate as a sounding board and social network comprised of firm participants from across our membership. We believe that this will help AIA Cleveland in its promotion of architects, architecture, design, and planning across the City while increasing our capacity to leverage opportunities and respond to perceived threats.                                  Meeting Times:  Thursdays, Bi-Monthly (TBD)   Location:  AIA Cleveland   Committee Chair:  Wayne Mortensen, AIA  

Outreach Council

This group will operate as a sounding board and social network comprised of firm participants from across our membership. We believe that this will help AIA Cleveland in its promotion of architects, architecture, design, and planning across the City while increasing our capacity to leverage opportunities and respond to perceived threats.

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Meeting Times:
Thursdays, Bi-Monthly (TBD)

Location:
AIA Cleveland

Committee Chair:
Wayne Mortensen, AIA
 

  Young Architects and Associate members (YAAM)   We are a committee dedicated to bridging the gap between passion and practice in the built environment; embracing advocates, students and emerging professionals.         Meeting Times:  Third Friday (every other month) 7:30am-8:30am   Location:  Meeting location rotates   Committee Chair:  David Maniet, AIA  

Young Architects and Associate members (YAAM)

We are a committee dedicated to bridging the gap between passion and practice in the built environment; embracing advocates, students and emerging professionals.

 

 

Meeting Times:
Third Friday (every other month) 7:30am-8:30am

Location:
Meeting location rotates

Committee Chair:
David Maniet, AIA
 

  COTE (Committee on the Environment)   The Committee on the Environment (COTE) works to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment. COTE serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design and building science and performance.   Meeting Times:  Monthly (TBD) 5:30pm-6:45pm   Location:  AIA Cleveland   Committee Co-Chairs:  Gina Makris, Aff. AIA

COTE (Committee on the Environment)

The Committee on the Environment (COTE) works to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment. COTE serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design and building science and performance.

Meeting Times:
Monthly (TBD) 5:30pm-6:45pm

Location:
AIA Cleveland

Committee Co-Chairs:
Gina Makris, Aff. AIA