Organization: AIA Cincinnati
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*Zoom* Celebrate AIA Cincinnati’s Sesquicentennial!
Join us on Zoom to celebrate AIA Cincinnati’s 150th anniversary! We’ll have a presentation on the chapter founders and early history by Paul Muller, AIA and brief remarks recognizing AIA Cincinnati Fellows, Past-Presidents, and VISION graduates. We’ll close with a toast of the libation of your choosing to celebrate YOU – our members and friends!
AIA Cincinnati is the fourth oldest AIA chapter, established on February 14, 1870. The founding members of AIA Cincinnati left a lasting legacy on the built environment. As architects, they designed Plum Street Temple, Cincinnati Art Museum, Music Hall, St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, Campbell County Courthouse in Newport, and St. John German Lutheran Church (now The Transept). As visionaries, they led the way for the field of architecture to professionalize and ensured that generations of architects were supported by an organization dedicated to “promote the artistic, scientific and practical efficiency of the profession.”
Paul Muller, AIA shares the contributions of our founders – James K. Wilson, James W. McLaughlin, William Walter, Solomon W. Rogers, Edwin L. Anderson, and others – that shaped the greater Cincinnati communities that we know today.
About the Speakers
L. Jane Frederick, FAIA, 2020 AIA President
Jane Frederick, FAIA, is principal at Frederick + Frederick Architects, which received AIA South Carolina’s 2017 Firm Award and Southern Living magazine’s Best Renovation of 2009. The Beaufort, South Carolina, firm specializes in custom residences and has earned 18 state and local design awards.
Jane has served AIA in many roles, including as south Atlantic regional representative on the Strategic Council, at-large director on the national Board of Directors, a member of the AIA Small Firm Round Table Executive Committee, president of AIA South Carolina, and a member of NAAB Accreditation teams. She has also chaired numerous local planning boards and is a fellow of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Paul Muller, AIA
Paul Muller, AIA is executive director of the Cincinnati Preservation Association, where he led the restorations of the John Hauck House on Dayton Street, Powel Crosley, Jr. Estate, and the 1938 modernist Rauh Residence in Woodlawn, Ohio. Under his leadership, the Cincinnati Preservation Association received the Organizational Excellence from the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2017.
Mr. Muller is the founder and principal of Muller Architects, a Cincinnati architectural firm. Prior to that, he worked in the Philadelphia firm of Venturi, Scott Brown and Associates. Mr. Muller received a Master of Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Fine Arts, where he was awarded the Paul Philippe Cret Medal for Design Achievement. Mr. Muller has served as a visiting Artist/Scholar at the American Academy of Rome.
He currently is a member of the Urban Design Review Board for the City of Cincinnati and was a member of board of the Port Authority of Greater Cincinnati for nine years. He recently served on the Union Terminal Restoration Advisory Committee overseeing the restoration of Union Terminal for the Hamilton County Commissioners.
Paul has been a board member of AIA Cincinnati and organized the chapter’s charette for deck covers on Fort Washington Way. This public engagement event was part of the national commemoration of the 150th anniversary of founding of the AIA. In 2005, he led the local celebration of AIA Cincinnati’s 135th anniversary. Paul has a passion for preservation, both as an undertaking to care for the significant resources we are entrusted with, and as an activity which reinvents and reimagines our cities. His current focus is on expanding access to the stories that our built environment holds and on finding ways to foster a more inclusive model of our shared history.