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West Milton, Ohio 45383
Phone: 937.291.1913

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.

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.

Read more: 2016 Golf Outing Recap

There will not be an ABB program for July; programming will resume in August.
  • August 2 - Active Shooters, Security, and Delayed Egress Solutions in Schools and Institutional Facilities.
  • September 13 - AIA Dayton Advocacy Committee Social Media Roundtable
  • October 4 - Procrastinator's Day!
  • November 8 - Ultra High Performance Concrete
  • December 6 - NFPA 285

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:

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.

The winners of the 35th annual Art in Architecture Student Design Competition were recognized April 10 at an Awards Reception at Heapy Engineering attended by approximately 60 students, parents, school advisors and AIA Dayton members.

The program, a downtown Urban Gallery and Loft (the adaptive reuse of the existing Oriel Building) was open to college-bound high school students interested in art, architecture, or design.   Fifty-five students from seven area high schools participated in the program.

The winners were Timmy Hutchins, a junior at Oakwood High School, who was awarded the Top Design Award and a $750 Heapy Engineering college scholarship.Nathan Hess, a senior at Oakwood High School, won the Merit Award and a $500 scholarship.  Reyhan Motlagh, a junior at Oakwood High School, was awarded the Sinclair Community College Pathways Scholarship for one semester of classes.

Two Honorable Mention Book Awards of $100 each, and the book “Becoming an Architect,” were awarded to Matt Stover, a junior an Oakwood High School and Austin Fuchs, a junior at Chaminade Julienne High School.

An award for the Most Creative Use of Materials went to Chaminade Julienne High School Junior, Sara Bowman; while Beavercreek High School senior Michael Rick received the Future Architect Award.  

Rounding out the prizes and receiving the Master Craftsman award for the best presentation, was Aaron Plas, an Upper Valley Career Center senior.  

Thanks to sponsors Heapy Engineering, Sinclair Community College, RTA and WD Partners for their generous contributions to the event.

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  1. 2016 Art in Architecture Student Design Competition Announced
  2. 2015 AIA Dayton Procrastinator's Day Recap
  3. 2015 Focus on Design Lecture
  4. 2015 AIA Dayton Golf Outing

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