Saturday March 1, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM EST
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Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative 
1309 Euclid Ave
Cleveland, OH 44115

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Angela Jayjack 
AIA Cleveland 

2014 Mentorship Series: Graphic/Portfolio Workshop 

Please join AIA Cleveland in partnership with Kent State University's Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative on Saturday, March 1st for the first of four mentorship events in a year-long series. This event features an architectural rendering workshop with Alex Hogrefe and portfolio review session with distinguished leaders in our professional community. 


About the Mentorship Series

In an effort to forge new relationships, develop forums for thoughtful collaboration, and take advantage of the multi-generational learning opportunities, AIA Cleveland is hosting a four-part mentorship series in 2014. Notable leaders of Cleveland's architectural community have been tagged to participate  in each quarterly event to spark collegial dialogue with students, architectural interns, and young architects. 

The first event is on March 1st and will use architectural rendering and portfolio presentation as a topic of conversation. Beginning with a workshop focused on honing rendering skills using modern techiques by leading expert, Alex Hogrefe, and followed by a portfolio round-robin with principals and partners from some of Cleveland's most notable firms. We hope to spark a conversation regarding the evolution of how architects present their work and establish their professional identity.


Tentative Schedule*

9:30am - Doors Open

10:00am - Graphic Workshop Part 1

12:00pm - Lunch

12:30pm - 3:00pm - Graphic Workshop Part 2

3:30pm - 6:00pm - Portfolio Reviews

*Schedule is subject to change. All registrants will be notified via email of changes that may affect participant availability. 

Materials Required

All registrants must bring a laptop loaded with Adobe Photoshop and SketchUp. This workshop is a working session and registration is limited in order to provide a desk space for each attendee. 

Registrants must bring a portfolio. Portfolios may be in any format (e.g. digital, physical) or progress (e.g. complete, draft, in progress). Students without completed portfolios are encouraged to bring a representative collection of their work. Please come prepared to share and discuss your work. 


Graphic Workshop

AIA Cleveland is delighted to bring the very talented Alex Hogrefe to Cleveland to lead this graphics workshop. 

Alex grew up in northwest Ohio where he went to Bowling Green State University for his BA in architecture. He attended Miami University of Ohio for his Masters in Architecture, and moved to Boston after graduation to work for Paul Lukez Architecture. Alex pursued architecture for four years with PLA before joining Hartness Vision in 2014. He is also the creator of Through his website he engages with an online international architecture community focusing on teaching and experimenting with architecture representation techniques.

Portfolio Reviews

We're excited to announce our 2014 panel of mentors! Our icebreaking event will be portfolio reviews, hosted in a round-robin format. Critiques and insight will be offered by local leaders as registrants rotate through multiple mini-reviews with the intent to spark conversation and forge new relationships. 

The leading practitioners you can look forward to include: 

David Craun, Bialosky + Partners Architects

Monica Green, Westlake Reed Leskosky

Steve Kordalski, Kordalski Architects

Robert Maschke, Robert Maschke Architects

Kelly Stinson Roos, Studio Techne

Peter van Dijk, FAIA

Paul Volpe, City Architecture

John Workley, Vocon


Cancellations and Wait List

Space is extremely limited. If you've registered and cannot attend, please send us an email as soon as possible so that we may refund your registration and open up the seat to others. Please note that we will be unable to provide refunds for cancellations made less than 24 hours prior to the event. 

If you're interested in attending this event, in part or in whole, but registration has filled, please email Angela Jayjack so you can be added to the Wait List. If you're interested in attending only the portfolio review session, please also send an email to discuss availability. 

Questions can be directed to AIA Cleveland's Associate Member Director, Angela Jayjack at