AIA Cincinnati & Team B
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Free; registration requested
Cast your vote for the 2020 AIA Cincinnati Board of Directors followed by a presentation by Team B on their Bettman Prize winning project to install custom bird and bat houses along the Mill Creek Greenway. Nominations will also be taken from the floor. Refreshments will be provided.
2020 AIA Cincinnati slate of candidates for the Board of Directors:
President: Cynthia Williams (one year term)
Vice President: John Jaskiewicz (one year term)
Secretary: Angela Mazzi (one year term)
Director: Graham Kalbli (three year term)
Director: Zoe Gizara (one year term)
AIA Ohio Rep: Mike Mauch (three year term)
AIA Ohio Rep Alternate: Cori Cassidy (three year term)
Associate Director: Paul Karalambo
AIA Cincinnati awards the Bettman Prize to proposals that through creativity and vision, seek to enrich the physical setting for urban life in greater Cincinnati. Team B is a full-service studio exploring form, collaborative process, and emerging trends. They work collaboratively to produce work that resolves contextual, programmatic, environmental, and constructional issues. Team B’s Bettman Prize winning project was a partnership with the Mill Creek Alliance (MCA) to lead a research/design/build effort resulting in the installation of custom bird and bat houses along the Mill Creek Greenway trail. The project brings together analytical architectural tools and MCA volunteers to draw attention to their ecological restoration efforts through eye-catching, functional public art.
After attending this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify current successes and challenges of ecological restoration in urban waterways and how those learnings can be applied to benefit the environment while elevating the human experience in the surrounding communities.
- Learn strategies to gather, assess, record, and comparatively evaluate relevant information and performance in order to understand the impacts of design interventions on habitat quality to protect the human and natural environment.
- Explore the concepts of attention and distraction how their application can be used to inform and further advance architectural design.
- Appreciate the strategies available for architects to leverage their skills to engage in local social or environmental issues outside of traditional commercial practice.