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.
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.
AIA Dayton has been sponsoring this program for 30 years. Additional sponsors of the event are Heapy Engineering, Sinclair Community College, Greater Dayton RTA, and Anderson Windows. Special assistance is provided by the Miami University AIAS Chapter.
The event is limited to the first 60 students who return registration forms with the $25 per student registration fee. Teachers and advisors are encouraged to share in the fun and can register at no charge.
Click here for the Program Description, which includes the rules, the schedule and the registration forms.
Registration forms are due by January 30, and a full day charrette will be held on January 31, 2015.
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.
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.