Cincinnati has an excellent architectural history, vibrant contemporary practices, a collection of strong cultural and arts institutions, and world-class design education. While these entities are each individually excellent, we wanted to propose an event that brings them all together.
We are the Young Architect’s and Intern’s Forum, which is the Young Professional’s committee of the Cincinnati Chapter of the AIA.
This project will increase public connection to, and awareness of architecture by achieving a critical mass of events during a week, celebrating Cincinnati’s built environment and showcasing forward thinking from the past to the present. This week long program is called ArchiNATI.
From October 14th to October 21st partner institutions will hold events consistent with their existing agendas and missions which fit under the general topic of ArchiNATI. The role of the Young Architect’s and Intern’s Forum will be to promote and coordinate the week overall. The combined promotion will not only increase attendance at individual events and provide value to our partner organizations, but also promote our city, our institutions, and our profession to the general public.
ArchiNATI will take place all over the metro region. From the suburbs to the city, the programs will seek interesting stories and design discussions in neighborhoods, skyscrapers, interiors, and front lawns.
We have proposed a wide variety of events for archiNATi including:
• Architectural walking tours
• Film screenings
• Firm Open House/Tours
• Panel Discussions
• Social Gatherings
• Keynote Speaker
ArchiNATI is not a festival for architects—it is a festival about architecture for everyone! In order to reach the broadest audience, YAiF is seeking funds through kick-starter to pay for promotional materials and spreading the word. Please help us achieve our goal.
By working together, the forum hopes this week will promote and celebrate architecture, make it more accessible to the general public, and make Cincinnatians proud of their city’s heritage, culture, and achievements—and hopeful for its future.