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West Milton, Ohio 45383
Phone: 937.291.1913

Jenna Demeter of Springfield was awarded a $2,000 scholarship by the Dayton Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Each year, AIA Dayton awards scholarships to outstanding students from the Dayton/Miami Valley Region. 

Jenna Demeter is a 2017 graduate of Springfield High School. Jenna will begin her architecture studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville this fall.  

While attending Springfield High School, Jenna served as the National Honor Society President, captained the varsity tennis squad and held the position of chairperson for the Springfield High School Blood Drive for two years. These are just a few of the accomplishments Jenna completed while carrying a 4.62 Weighted Grade Point Average.  

Monday, July 31, AIA Dayton held the annual golf outing at the Troy Country Club in Troy, OH. The day could not have been any more beautiful and the club was a perfect place to take advantage of this weather and hit the links! The outing was held to raise funds for the AIA Dayton Scholarship Fund, and the winner of this year's award, Jenna Demeter, was given her prize at the banquet after the day had winded down. Everyone had a great day, and some participants' days were made even better when they were given the prizes for their golfing skills.

Here is a list of the Golf Outing Winners:

 Top 3 Teams
 1st- 54 - Jim Stradley, Bryan Gottron, Todd Martin, Jay Haffner
2nd - 57 - Mark Ruetschle, Phil Miller, Josh Naragon, Greg Schuerman
3rd - 60 - Michael Hoying, Todd Denlinger, Jake Poffenberger, Ron Hardin
Hole Contests
 Closest to pin on hole #4 - Jim Stradley
Longest Drive on hole #18 - Greg Sherman
Longest Putt on hole #14 - Mark Wiseman

Also, AIA Dayton would like to give a huge thank you to all of our wonderful sponsors who made it possible for us all to enjoy the 2017 AIA Dayton Golf Outing!

On April 27 a group of 70 AIA, CSI, AGC and IFMA members took a hardhat tour of the downtown Dayton Metro Library.  The library is scheduled to open in June.  Before the actual tour began, representatives from the Library, Heapy Engineering, and LWC – including John Fabelo, AIA, and Will Kaly, AIA, briefed the group on some of the significant features and challenges of retrofitting and adding on to the existing structure.  For a full photo album, see the AIA Dayton Facebook page.


AIA Dayton announced the winners of its 36th annual Art in Architecture Student Design Competition on March 19 at an Awards Reception at Heapy Engineering.  Students from seven Miami Valley school competed for $4,000 in scholarships and prizes.

This year’s program, The Stage at First Flight, was an outdoor performance venue at Dave Hall Plaza in Dayton.   Forty-eight students from seven area high schools participated in the program, with 31 students completing the program and turning in design boards.

Bryce Howell Paul Wittmann

Bryce Howell, a senior at Chaminade Julienne High School, was awarded the Top Design Award and a $1,500 scholarship from L2M Architecture in Moraine.  Paul Wittmann, a junior at Chaminade Julienne High School, won the Merit Award and a $1,000 Heapy Engineering college scholarship.

Ayshe Salamova  Jake Schauer  Nate Kaval 

Ayshe Salamova a senior at Ponitz Technology Career Center, was awarded the Sinclair Community College Pathways Scholarship for one semester of classes at Sinclair.  Two Honorable Mention Book Awards of $200 each, sponsored by Miller Valentine Construction and the City of Dayton Planning Department were earned by Jake Schauer, a junior at Oakwood High School and Nate Kaval, a sophomore at Oakwood High School.

Sara Bowman  Allison Baker  Tyler Kennedy 

An award for Future Architect went to Chaminade Julienne High School Senior, Sara Bowman; while Vandalia Butler High School junior Allison Baker received the Master Craftsman Award for the best presentation.  Rounding out the prizes and receiving the Most Creative Use of Materials, was Tyler Kennedy, Stebbins High School senior.

This competition was judged on creative design and artistic presentation by a panel of jurors including: Dianna Conboy, AIA; Ann Schenking, City of Dayton; Matthew Sauer, AIA, Matthew Sauer Architect; and Angela Stewart.

This year’s participation t-shirts were sponsored by Sherwin Williams and the design was provided by WD Partners.  The Design Review refreshments were sponsored by Synergy; and the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and the Rose Music Center provided vouchers for future performances which were used as participation prizes.

Doug Grewe, AIA and Daniel Freytag, AIA and the AIA Dayton Emerging Professionals generously contributed to this year’s program as well.

[See photos of the 2017 Art in Architecture award winners]

[Download PDF of the 2017 Awards Ceremony Presentation (60MB)]


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


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  1. AIA Dayton’s Art in Architecture 2017 Student Design Competition Announced
  2. AIA Dayton Recognizes Excellence in 2016 Design Awards
  3. 2016 Scholarships
  4. 2016 Golf Outing Recap

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