Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Cleveland State chooses . . . Gwathmey?

Add Cleveland State University, "Cleveland's Graduate School," to list of "leading" Cleveland institutions again running for other coasts to find their architects.

This time, Cleveland "leader," President Michael Schwartz picked Gwathmey Siegal of New York to design a new student center on campus. Given the chance and the project money, many Cleveland architects can compete on the level of their east coast competitors, er, colleagues.

Where is the Cleveland AIA in promoting the skills and talent of Cleveland architects to leading Cleveland institutions?

You hear that. Exactly. You hear nothing but the rush of design fees flowing eastward.

Hat tip to Improvised Schema.

1 comment:

Stan said...

Perhaps Cleveland needs a new organization with fresh ideas, new people, better promotion of the profession and architecture in Cleveland than what AIA Cleveland has failed to accomplish to date.

...Something along the lines of NY's Architectural League? (yes, a NYC reference)