This summer, the AIA Ohio Valley Region, with the support of the Young Architects Forum and National Associates Committee, is hosting a Practice Innovation Lab (PIL) workshop. The workshop consists of three sessions over two days in Cincinnati in tandem with the OVR Convention.
The PIL will consist of teams of 5-7 individuals of any member category from each component in the OVR and will commence on August 2 with a half-day workshop focused on introductions and high-level conversation on innovation. Teams will return home and spend the next several weeks working together to develop their concept. On Thursday, Sept. 19, teams will reconvene in Cincinnati for a full day of development in preparation for Friday’s presentation at the OVR Convention Keynote session. Travel stipends have been budgeted for teams to make the trip.
The Ohio Valley Region hopes to recruit at least one team from each component, chapter, and section in the region.
Young architects, associate architects, Fellows, and students from the Region’s NAAB Accredited Schools of Architecture are welcome. All teams must include at least one Fellow and one Student.
Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 – Kick-off and work session at BHDP
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 – Work session at BHDP
Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 – Presentation keynote at the AIA Ohio Valley Region Convention
Watch a video from the original PIL event from October 2017, and see how 60 architects, designers, and practitioners from related fields met at the Practice Innovation Lab, hosted by AIA’s Young Architects Forum, to brainstorm ideas to evolve architectural practice.