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West Milton, Ohio 45383
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The rescheduled 2015 AIA Dayton Golf Outing was held July 20 at Sugar Valley Golf Club amid hot and humid temperatures – but no rain! Watering hole sponsors Becker Construction and Chapel Electric had a hard time keeping up with the demand for cold water with the heat index in the high 90’s, but the grilled strip steak at the end of the day made the journey worth traveling. Thank you Hemm’s Glass for the great dinner! [Read more...]


The 2015 Student Design Art in Architecture program is a Downtown Market, inspired by the need for food and shopping for local residents, professionals and the public within the central business district of Dayton.  The project will feature the adaptive reuse of the existing Gentile Building.  The primary focus of the Downtown Market is to provide groceries, but a secondary service of the participant’s choosing is also required. [Read more…]


On Wednesday, November 5, the American Institute of Architects, Dayton Chapter held its biennial Focus on Design Awards Program in the Gothic Cloister at the Dayton Art Institute.

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 Newly Completed Buildings, Additions, Remodelings, Renovations, Restorations category, two awards were made:

  • Annette Miller Architects received an Honor Award for the Wright State University Rinzler Student Sports Complex.
  • Ruetschle Architects received a Merit Award for the Little Woods House.

In the Interior Projects category, two awards were given:

  • MODA4 Design received a Merit Award for the MODA4 Office Interior.
  • Garmann/Miller & Associates, Inc. received an Honorable Mention Award for the restoration of the Auglaize County Courthouse.

In the Urban Design or Planning Projects category, an award was given to:

  • Annette Miller Architects received a Merit Award for the University of Cincinnati, Blue Ash, Muntz Hall.

In the category Sustainable Design Projects, an award was given to:

  • LWC Incorporated received an Honorable Mention Award for the Aullwood Farm Discovery Center.

The 2014 jury was comprised of representatives from the American Institute of Architects Springfield, Missouri. Andrew Wells, FAIA, of Dake Wells 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; Shell & Meyer Engineering; KLH Engineering; Danis; 3form; Innovative Lighting Solutions; and Oberfields LLC.  Supporters of the event were Otis; Bern Landscaping; Koroseal; Oberer Thompson Company; and Long and Associates, Inc. 

AIA Dayton, founded in 1900, has a local membership of approximately 200 members and represents the interests of all registered architects in Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding nine counties.

Click here to view photos from the 2014 AIA Dayton Focus on Design Awards banquet.

Click here for a slideshow video of all the projects submitted for the 2014 AIA Dayton Focus on Design Awards program.


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