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Vision Steering Committee

Doug Richards, AIA
FRCH Design Worldwide

Marcene Kinney, AIA
GBBN Architects

Angela Mazzi, AIA
GBBN Architects


VISION 2019-2020 Sponsors

The VISION Program, as developed by AIA Cincinnati, represents one of the most comprehensive approaches to educating young architects as they grow in both their professional careers and personal lives.

Anthony “Tony” Costello, FAIA
Principal, C+A & Irving Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Architecture, Ball State University, Muncie IN

VISION’s core purpose is to support emerging architects and architectural firms in Cincinnati with programming that addresses professional advancement, firm development, and community outreach. Throughout the program, participants will be asked to consider the challenges Cincinnati’s architectural firms face in terms of legacy, design, project delivery, politics, management practices, community, education, and economics. Unlike other professional leadership programs in the Cincinnati area, this leadership program is designed especially for architects. AIA Cincinnati’s VISION program is designed for emerging professional architects on established career tracks who want to gain the skills necessary to advance to higher levels within the architecture profession and the greater Cincinnati community.

VISION’S 10-month program includes four keynote lectures, seminars, workshops, professional networking opportunities, exposure to local and national leaders and issues, panel discussions moderated by local AIA Fellows and firm leadership, monthly presentation and discussion forums, and a mechanism to provide continuous feedback to participating architects and firms.


2018-2019 VISION Class

Schedule and Speakers – 2018-2019 Season 9

1/17:  AIA Cincinnati Keynote Lecture #1: ADVOCACY

Michael Hebb: entrepreneur and activist + food provocateur

2/14:  AIA Cincinnati Keynote Lecture #2: COMMUNITY           

Suzanne Nienaber: author of Assembly: Civic Design Guidelines, Center for Active Design

3/14:  AIA Cincinnati Keynote Lecture #3: DESIGN

Rebecca Rudolph, AIA + Catherine Johnson, AIA: Co-founders-  Design, Bitches

4/18:  AIA Cincinnati Keynote Lecture #4: DESIGN PROCESS

Ryan J. Mullenix, AIA: Partner: NBBJ

5/16:  AIA Cincinnati Keynote Lecture #5: BUSINESS

Wanda Lau, LEED AP: Editor, Technology and Practice- ARCHITECT Magazine

6/20:  AIA Cincinnati Keynote Lecture #6: EDUCATION

Jeffrey L Day, AIA: Douglass Professor of Architecture – University of Nebraska

7/18: AIA Cincinnati Keynote Lecture #7: DELIVERY

David Dowell, AIA & Hesse McGraw: Owners & Principals – el Dorado