AIAS Organizing Trip to Cleveland AIA Ohio Convention


The KSA’s AIAS chapter invites you to attend the AIA Ohio Annual Convention, Body + Building / Architecture: Creating Environments for Well-Being, taking place in Cleveland, September 12-15. The conference is free for students to attend, and is a great opportunity for students to engage with practicing architects. The convention boasts a fantastic lineup of keynote speakers (listed below) and lectures throughout each the day of the event (schedule attached). Space is limited for the Moussavi and Fuksas lectures, and students must register online. There will not be tickets available the day of the lectures unless they’ve been pre-ordered. 

To register, click here, and use student discount code: STU965

As many students are making the trip from Columbus to Cleveland, AIAS is trying to organize carpooling possibilities. If you are interested in carpooling as a driver or a rider, please mail AIAS at

Speakers at AIA Ohio Convention

Massimiliano Fuksas

A Native of Lithuania, Massimiliano Fuksas was born in 1944 in Rome where he graduated in 1969 in Architecture from Sapienza – Università di Roma. In 1967, he set up his own studio in Rome, followed by a second one in Paris in 1989. In 2008, he established an office in Shenzhen, China.  In 2000, Fuksas was appointed Director of The Venice Biennale's - 7th International Architecture Exhibition - "Less Aesthetics, More Ethics."  Fuksas has been Visiting Professor at several universities, such as: École Spéciale d’Architecture in Paris, the Akademie der Bildenden Kunste in Vienna, the Staadtliche Akademia des Bildenden Kunste in Stoccarda, and Columbia University in New York. Since 2000 he has authored the architectural column founded by Bruno Zevi in the weekly magazine L’Espresso.  Fuksas lives and works in Rome and in Paris.

Fred Collopy

Fred Collopy is Professor and Chair of Information Systems, and Professor of Cognitive Science at Case Western Reserve University. He received his PhD from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He does research on business forecasting, visualization, and the application of design ideas to management. Collopy is an editor of the International Journal of Forecasting and is on the editorial board of Information and Organizations. He has published over 50 articles, reviews and notes, many of them in leading academic and practice-oriented journals including Management Science, Information Systems Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, the Journal of Forecasting, and the International Journal of Forecasting. Collopy co-edited the book Managing as Designing.

Stanley Saitowitz

Stanley Saitowitz is an Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and Principal of Stanley Saitowitz / Natoma Architects Inc. in San Francisco. He was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and received his Bachelor of Architecture Degree at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg in 1975, and his Masters in Architecture from the University of California, Berkeley in 1977. He began his practice in South Africa in 1975.

Farshid Moussavi

Farshid Moussavi is an architect, principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA) and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She was previously co-founder of the London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA), recognized as one of the world’s most creative design firms, integrating architecture, urban design, and landscape architecture in a wide range of projects internationally. FMA is currently working on a wide range of international projects including the Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland, USA, a residential complex for the La Défense financial district in Paris, and the Quran Museum in Tehran