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Full Name
Judson Kline
Judson A. Kline, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP retired as Sr. Director and Partner of Herschman Architects, Inc., a retail and shopping center, design firm, where he practiced from 1976 to 2013. With an extensive list of retail and developer clients, he has had experience in concept design, production, development, renovation, re-positioning and tenant coordination for shopping centers and retail stores. In March of 2013, he established CIVITAD Services, LLC, a consultancy supporting the work of Community Economic Directors. He also serves as an adjunct professor in the Kent State University College of Architecture and at the North Coast College of Art and Design. He has NCARB certification, is a licensed architect having held certification in multiple states and a LEED AP. His prior experience as an Intern Architect include: Richard L. Bowen Associates (1975-1976); William Dorsky Associates (1974-1975), Ballard Ht. Kirk Associates (1973-1974), Wilson Associates (part-time 1972-1973), Bialosky and Manders (part time 1971), The Austin Company (part time 1969 and 1970). He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and served as Ohio 2012 President, Cleveland 2001 President, AIA 150 Cleveland Champion and the AIA’s National Diversity Council (DivCo), Center for Civic Leadership 2018 Chair, AIA K-12 Work Group, Regional Representative College of Fellows, member of the “Culture Collective” and Chairs the AIA’s TEACH Schools community, been a peer reviewer for the A’17 and A’19 Conferences. He led the Greater Cleveland Real Estate Organization as President and the Rotary Club of Shaker Heights as President. He is currently a Councilman in Orange Village where he also serves on the Orange Village Planning Commission and chairman of the Orange Village Sustainable Building Committee. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the John Hay High School of Architecture and Design and also served on the International Council of Shopping Centers CenterBuild Committee; Member of the North Coast College of Art and Design Advisory Board along with the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center Advisory Board and team leader for the ACE Mentors program at High Tech Academy High School. He leads the Lake Erie Boy Scout Council Architect Explorers Post 14 and serves on the Eagle Scout Committee. Jud is a graduate of Miami University with a BArch, and additional studies at the Architecture Association of Bedford Square, London, U.K. and the Case Western Reserve University’s Masters of Engineering Program. He is the author of numerous articles and contributor to: The ICSC Guide to Renovating and Expanding Shopping Centers the Smart Way, The ICSC Guide to Operating Shopping Centers the Smart Way, Sustainable Retail Development, The Retail Project , The Golf Song, the Orange Goes Green Certification Program, contributing author and editor for the Living Your Life as a Leader, the Citizen Architect Handbook and The Impact of Driverless Vehicles on Urban Planning. He has been a featured speaker at ICSC, AIA, IREM, Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Construction Employer Assn and SARA programs throughout the country as well as at Kent State University and Miami University. Among his awards and recognitions are: 2016 ACE Mentor of the Year award, 2011 College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects; the AIA Ohio 2009 State Community Service Award; 1997 Rotary District 6630 Governor’s Citation and 1965 Eagle Scout.
I Participate Because
“I am an architect, educator, and local politician. I retired from a large architectural firm in 2012 to pursue the application of my skills, knowledge, and experience for the benefit of the community. Therefore, I discovered architects don’t retire, they redesign. In this regard, I am committed to making Cleveland a leading community in accelerating its place as a global center for design and manufacturing. Design is the vehicle that is critical to controlling our destiny and expanding our manufacturing base. As a creative person, I understand the nexus between developing the product and then producing it. Cleveland has resources fundamental to this endeavor. My motivation is to be part of the policy and promotional effort to bring this to the region. My proposal is based upon a strategy that can result in a game changing trajectory for greater Cleveland.”