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The kick-off charrette held last Saturday at Business Furniture was attended by 24 students and 12 advisors and volunteers. Activities for the day included a tour of the site (Dave Hall Plaza), a tour of a performance venue (The Loft Theatre), presentations from two Landscape Architects and a City of Dayton Planner, and a few design activities to get the students thinking. A total of 50 students have registered for the program. There are two Design Reviews scheduled for the upcoming weeks to give the students a chance to share their progress with design professionals. The first is Saturday, February 4, from 12-3:00 PM at Kettering Government Center, followed by one on Saturday, February 18, from 9:00 AM -1200 Noon at Levin-Porter. If you are able to join either or both, we would love to have you! Please contact the AIA Dayton office.

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AIA Dayton would like to thank these companies for their sponsorship of the 2017 Student Design Competition. 


AIA Dayton welcomes you to The Art in Architecture Student Design Competition, sponsored by Heapy Engineering. The program is designed for college-bound high school students, grades 9 through 12, interested in art, architecture, or design. The competition is open to all students within AIA Dayton’s nine-county geographic region (Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Montgomery, Preble and Shelby Counties) and/or zip codes beginning with 453, 454, 455, and 458.

This 36th annual competition, named The Stage at First Flight, is an extra-curricular activity that introduces you to architecture through the participation in a design project. You will be provided with the opportunity to interact with design professionals and students of design from Miami University, who will serve as mentors and assist you in this learning experience. All students are encouraged, but are not required, to seek the help of an advisor or teacher.  We are offering some great prizes, including college scholarships.  Sinclair Community College is generously sponsoring the SCC Pathways Award of 15 semester hours at SCC, while the Honor and Merit Award college scholarships can be used at any college of the winner’s choice.

Click here to download the Student Design Competition Program Requirements and Submission Guidelines.

Click here to view Student Design Competition Performance Venue Precedence presentation.

Click here to download the SDC 2016-2017 site CAD DWG file.


On Tuesday, October 25 the American Institute of Architects, Dayton Chapter held its biennial Focus on Design Awards Program at the Yellow Cab Tavern on East Fourth Street, Dayton.

This salute to design excellence was established to promote and focus attention on Miami Valley architecture firms producing quality and high performance design in adherence to the American Institute of Architect’s 10 Principles of Livable Communities.

In the Interior Projects category, one award was given:

  • MODA4 Design received an Honor Award for the DataYard office project.

In the Newly Completed Buildings, Additions, Renovations, Restorations category, four awards were made: 

  • Annette Miller Architects received a Merit Award for the Wright State University Rike Hall Coffee Bar addition, and a Merit Award for the Wright State University Student Suceess Center.
  • Ruetschle Architects received an Honorable Mention for the Northwest Branch Library of the Dayton Metro Library.
  • Earl Reeder Associates received an Honorable Mention for Allée Arbor at Cox Arboretum Metropark.

The 2016 jury was comprised of representatives from the American Institute of Architects Birmingham, Alabama. Philip Black, AIA, of Simonton Swaika Black Architects served as the jury chair. Platinum sponsors of the event were Pella Windows & Doors; Snyder Brick & Block; and Business Furniture. Underwriters of the event were Heapy Engineering; Shook Construction; Shell & Meyer Engineering; Koroseal; Oberer Thompson Company; Spohn Associates; Allegion; 3form; Hamilton Parker; and Long and Associates.

Click here for a slideshow video of all the projects submitted for the 2016 AIA Dayton Focus on Design Awards program.

Click here to see photos from the evening.


AIA Dayton Scholarship Recipients

Two recipients have been selected to receive AIA Dayton Architectural Scholarships: Alissa Cook, a 2016 Miamisburg High School graduate; and Anna Kick, a member of the Class of 2018 School of Architecture and Interior Design Program at the University of Cincinnati. Ms. Cook was awarded a $2,000 scholarship and Ms. Kick received a $1,000 scholarship. AIA Dayton was awarded a $1,000 matching grant from the American Institute of Architects in support of the scholarship program.

Alissa CookAlissa Cook is a 2016 Miamisburg High School graduate and a College Credit Plus Student (CCP) at Sinclair Community College and at the University of Dayton. CCP gives students the opportunity earn college credit before graduating high school. Alissa was a member of the National Honor Society and a three-year varsity athlete in bowling, holding team and individual records. She established a Student Mentorship Program to connect freshman students with seniors, writing the guidelines for student mentors and working with the school administrators for approval. She was also an elementary math tutor. Alissa will be studying architecture at Miami University in Oxford in the Fall 2016.

Anna KickAnna Kick is a member of the Class of 2018 School of Architecture and Interior Design Program at the University of Cincinnati. She was a member of AIAS Cincinnati her freshman year, was her residence hall president her freshman then treasurer her sophomore years, and is currently a member of the Fashion and Architecture Band and the UC Hepcats Swing Dance Club. She graduated from Centerville High School in 2014 with honors.

Anna is currently in a co-op program at CESO Inc, an engineering and architecture firm specializing in site development, survey, transportation and utility infrastructure in Dayton, creating construction documents for both commercial and residential buildings.

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