Past Events

AIA Cleveland Beach Day

AIA Cleveland held its annual summer festival that brought architecture and design firm personnel and their families together with the public to celebrate design and enjoy the beach!  The AIA Cleveland Sand Castle build and Beach Volleyball Tournament took place at Edgewater Beach on Saturday, July 18th and featured teams populated by Cleveland architecture, engineering, and construction firms.  All proceeds of the event benefitted the ACE Cleveland Mentor Program.  Beach Day raised $1,350 in scholarships to support students studying to become part of the design and construction industry.  Thank you very much to all those who participated, those who came out to support us, and especially to our sponsors. 


2014 AIA/IIDA Design Awards Reception

The 2014 AIA /IIDA Design Awards Ceremony was held on Friday, November 21, 2014 with a sold-out room in one of Cleveland’s newest and exciting spaces, the Tinkham Veale University Center. Photography Credit:Tracy Tucholski - Additional photos can be viewed here:

October Happy Hour

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out on Friday, October 17th, for the Joint Design Associations Happy Hour at Parkview in Detroit Shoreway!

Reclaimed Cleveland Tour

On August 28th, the AIA Cleveland convened an exclusive peek inside a local business that is re-imagining sustainability and preservation through their process of bringing new life to architectural salvage. If you are interested in attending future tours led by AIA, please sign up for our e-Newsletter here on the webpage!

Speakers on the Square: Identity CLE

On Thursday, July 24th, 2014, AIA CLE hosted a panel discussion moderated by Architectural Critic and Historian Michael Abrahamson and featured Jennifer Coleman, Chair, City of Cleveland Landmarks Commission; Stephanie Sheldon, Founder of the Cleveland Flea; Kip Lee, Faculty/PhD Candidate, CWRU Manage by Design; and Marika Shioiri-Clark, Principal, SOSHL Studio.

July Design Happy Hour

Every month, design professionals from over 15 professional associations get together for the monthly #DESIGNHAPPY hour.

2014 GOODTIME For Design Boat Cruise

In June of 2014, over 15 design based  organizations partnered to host the annual "GOODTIME for Design" Boat Cruise. After a few hours on the lake, 200 of the 500+ boat cruise attendees ventured to the top of the brand new Ernst and Young tower for a late night happy hour! Photos courtesy of Scott Pease Photography.

Hard Hat Tour of The 9

In 2014, the AIA Cleveland Associates committee held a hard hat tour of The 9, the new hotel, luxury apartments, grocery store and restaurants that are going into the renovated Breuer Tower in Downtown Cleveland.

Hard Hat Tour - Fairmount Creamery

In 2014, the AIA CLE Associates organized a Hard Hat tour of the Fairmount Creamery.

Graphic Workshop + Portfolio Reviews

In 2014, AIA Cleveland hosted a Graphics Workshop led by Alex Hogrefe and follow up Portfolio Review session featuring many designers and firm principals from Cleveland area architecture firms.