AFC Architecture as Art Drawing Competition 2011

Here’s a cool event that is coming up at the beginning of this year. The AFC is putting together a drawing competition featuring Cincinnati architects, artists, and designers.  The show intends to display the best architectural drawings done by people working in the Cincinnati Region. This is the first time the AFC has put on … Continue reading

Design is… on flickr

The AIA Committee on Design put together this postcard campaign a couple months ago. The submissions are now on flickr for everyone to see. http://www.flickr.com/photos/53902726@N07/ Here’s a few samples The postcards have been on display in a storefront on 4th Street and at the Cincinnati Design Awards ceremony.  It is an ongoing effort. Our next … Continue reading

Scenario Planning, Cartoon Style

With news of Metro’s expanded Route 1, impending streetcar system, near-completion of the tallest skyscraper in the city, and the Banks development finally underway, what more is there to shoot for in Cincinnati?  A lot, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning political cartoonist for the Enquirer, Jim Borgman.  In 2002, he painted a very radical image of … Continue reading

AIAS Midwest Quad Conference 2011 Coming to the Queen City

Guest Post by Laila Ammar: Laila is  pursuing her undergraduate degree in architecture at the University of Cincinnati. Currently a  Co-op at SHP Leading Design in Cincinnati & President of UC’s local AIAS chapter. AIAS Midwest Quad Conference 2011 Coming to the Queen City Academia and practice….there’s a HUGE gap there. That’s where student organizations, … Continue reading

Architect Abrom Dombar: 1912-2010

The beginning of this week witnessed the passing of local architect Abrom Dombar. It is possible that the name might not immediately leap into your mind. I assure you that if you are, or have been, a student of the culture of architecture in Cincinnati that the name, Abrom Dombar, has landed in your ear … Continue reading