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Urban Design Salon: Over-the-Rhine Historic District New Construction Guidelines

July 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

071019 AIA Cincinnati Urban Design OTR Construction Panel





1.5 HSW

Panel Moderator

Adam Rayne, from the new OTR guidelines team


Registration: 5:00 p.m.
Program: 5:30 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.


Free (registration required): AIA members, students and non-members with no CEU Certificate

$10: non-member architects requesting CEU Certificate

Program Description

Pre-Publication Draft Over-the-Rhine Historic District New Construction Guidelines
Please join us in a salon-style critique of the newly illustrated Over-the-Rhine new construction guidelines. Several aspects of how well this just-about-final document builds on last year’s competition will be covered. A few comments from last year’s review to get us started: “You know it when you see it.” “You read between the guidelines to find expression.” “It’s not a law; it’s a guideline.” Come look, listen and add your ideas to help make this a model for other neighborhoods.

With comments from last year’s site-specific competition and interpretive graphics, the collaborating team will introduce the final draft document in a fun, roll-up-your-sleeves working session prior to official publication. Informative, clear, actionable, and tested through five years of work between neighbors, developers, architects and city officials, the guidelines aspire to be an adaptable model for sustaining the historic value and vitality of OTR and other neighborhoods.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn from an open public competition that tested draft construction guidelines in offering a workable model for developers and designers in diverse communities.
  • Logically structure guidelines to align development principles of economic, social and demographic well-being with fitting variations in the form of the public realm.
  • Add guideline graphics to advance distinct neighborhood historic context within design priorities for health, safety, and welfare.
  • Merge sustainable values of early design commitment, national-level exceptionality, and district excellence in easy-to-understand guidelines.


July 10, 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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1114 Race St.
Cincinnati, OH 45202 United States
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