Braun & Steidl Architects believes that architecture and interior design enhances the quality of life. Being good stewards of our community and profession greatly enhances the quality of life. Consequently, we foster the belief that volunteerism is an important way to impact both the profession and the community.

Braun & Steidl Architects’ involvement in The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is strong and ongoing. Douglas Steidl, FAIA, a founder of the firm, served as AIA Akron, AIA Ohio and AIA National President; Chas Schreckenberger, President of the firm, has served as President of both AIA Akron and AIA Ohio as well as an Ohio Valley Regional director to the AIA National Board. Principals Rob Habel, Phil Steinberg, Sandy Bresler and founding partner Jack Braun have all served as their local AIA chapter President. Additionally, several additional Braun & Steidl staff members have served on AIA Local and State Executive Boards and Committees. Thus, our commitment to AIA is strong.

In addition to our AIA involvement, we are proud to be involved with over forty organizations at the local, state, and national levels. Organizations where our firm makes a difference include:

  • Construction Specifications Institute
  • Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
  • Akron/Canton Regional Food Bank
  • Camp Mary Orton/Godman Guild
  • US Green Building Coalition
  • Cuyahoga Falls Planning Commission
  • Hudson Planning Commission
  • Cuyahoga Valley Youth Ballet
  • Summit County Historical Society
  • Goodwill Industries of Akron
  • Greyhound Adoption of Ohio
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Hale Farm and Village
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Ohio
  • The Salvation Army
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Green Historic Preservation Commission
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • American Heart Association
  • Ohio Erie Canal Association
  • Greater Akron Chamber of Commerce
  • Weathervane Community Playhouse
  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Knight of Columbus
  • Leadership Akron