It's that time of year where we set forth to showcase and honor design excellence within our AIA Dayton chapter. This year our Design Awards Program will be held at the Yellow Cab Tavern in Downtown Dayton. We have had many interesting and intriguing projects submitted, so we are anticipating that the awards will be very exciting! Our line up of special guests will not only entertain, but may inspire you as well. We hope that you will attend, whether you have submitted a project or not, and enjoy our retro spin on an evening to be remembered.
Our Master of Cermonies will be Ms. Mary Rogero, AIA, Miami University ARC+ID Interim Chair & Associate Professor. Mary’s firm was the recipient of many design awards from AIA Dayton. She is currently President of the Passive House Alliance, Southwest Ohio Chapter.
Our Jury Chair is Mr. Philip Black, AIA, Principal, CEO, Simonton Swaika Black Architects, Inc., Birmingham, AL. Phil was a founding board member and first president of the Birmingham Architectural Foundation (now the Alabama Center for Architecture).
Our special honoree will be Mr. Terry Welker, FAIA, City of Kettering Chief Building Official and Sculptor, Welker Studios. Terry was inducted into the College of Fellows in 2016 and is being honored for his many accomplishments in front of his peers as part of our Awards Program.
For our entertainment, we are featuring The Bright Moments Quintet. The Bright Moments includes prominent members of the Dayton Jazz scene and is dedicated to promoting America's music, Jazz! It's leader, Jazz educator and performer Mr. Bill Burns, has been hailed by the Dayton Daily News as "the biggest, baddest, baritone saxophonist to play here in a long time."
We are thrilled to have such an excellent ensemble of artistic professionals. Please join us for our 2016 Focus on Design Awards on October 25th from 6:30 - 10:00 pm. RSVPs are due by October 18.
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 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 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.
The 31st Annual AIA Dayton Golf Outing was held June 23 at Sugar Valley Golf Club in Bellbrook on a day where the temperature soared to 87 degrees F. Despite the heat and a late afternoon shower, 50 golfers finished the outing and then enjoyed a steak dinner, courtesy of Hemm’s Glass.
2016 Film Challenge Invites filmmakers and architects to produce short films that demonstrate the impact design can have on a community
With the success of the inaugural 'I Look Up' Film Challenge, the AIA has launched a new film challenge inviting filmmakers and architects to team-up to produce short films that demonstrates architecture as a solution. Registration is open now through July 10 for individuals who wish to participate. The challenge will run from July 18 to August 14, and winners will be announced in September 2016. To learn more about how to register, visit: ilookup.org/filmchallenge
Winners will receive cash prizes and will have their film screened at the Architecture & Design Film Festival and SXSW Eco Conference.
Last year, the 'I Look Up' Film Challenge garnered 26 short films, with one grand prize winner, “My City Listens,” two runner-ups, and a People’s Choice award. The 2016 Film Challenge kicked off with the debut of a short documentary film on Rural Studio, Auburn University’s community-oriented, design-build program dedicated to improving the western Alabama region with good design. Click on the image above to view the film.