Thursday, April 19, 2012

Awards Ceremony Information

62nd Annual AIA Toledo High School Design Competition
Awards Ceremony
We strongly encourage participating students to attend this program regardless of whether you completed the project.

Time:  Wednesday April 25, 2012 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Place::  Grand Plaza Hotel, 444 N. Summit St., Toledo, OH

Cost:  FREE to instructors, advisors, students and their family members 

5:00 PM 
Student Boards Exhibition & Informal Dining

6:15 PM 
Speaker: Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP, Dean, College of Architecture and Design Lawrence Technological University
Speaker: Visions of Cullen Park Representative

7:15 PM 
Awards Presentation

This year’s High School Design Competition project was a structure that combined all the necessary interests for Cullen Park into one unified building for the community. This site has proven to be an asset not only to the local residents in providing walking and shoreline activities, but also for those out of town enthusiasts that need access to the lake front. Space was also needed at the entrance of the building to allow patrons to pay for boat launching as well as pick up last minute items such as bait and licenses. The exterior of the building was also designed to accommodate the needs of maintenance and site improvement storage during the winter months when the site may not be utilized as much. Finally, the building was to react and enhance the adjacent waterfront, compliment the existing site amenities, and be functional for both pedestrian and motor vehicle access.

Visions of Cullen Park is a community Point Place group that is working on creating a revitalization effort to create the only deepwater access for 20 miles of shoreline around the Toledo area. The goal of the group is to create a destination in which efforts have already begun by dredging the waters around the ramps and docks to allow boaters to be five minutes from their trailers to some of the best walleye fishing in Lake Erie. Other groups of interest to the park include family-style canoe, kayak, and rowing-shell organizations to help promote hand-powered water sports. Finally the park also includes a vast variety of migratory bird watching out into the bay.
Dean Glen S. LeRoy, FAIA, FAICP will be discussing the programs that the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University offers and the future of the Architecture profession.

This annual AIA Toledo tradition has gained the recognition of the National AIA with the receipt of AIA National Component excellence award in 2005 and the continued receipt of AIA National Component Matching Grants (which increase total student scholarship awards). The top two Senior Scholarship Awards ($2,600 and $1,400) are made possible through The American Institute of Architects Toledo Chapter Scholarships with the University of Toledo Foundation. We thank the membership for its support of this program over the years.

Special thanks to the following organizations for making this year’s competition possible:
Bowling Green State University, Maumee Valley Section of the American Society of Landscape Architects, Northwest Ohio Green Building Council, Becker Impressions, Harold Roe and Toledo Public Schools

This event is made possible in part through the generous donation of the venue by Grand Plaza Hotel