The American Institute of Architects (Cleveland Chapter) Oral History Project was sponsored by the Academy of American History, a grant project funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Teaching American History program. In 2006, in collaboration with Nina Friedlander Gibans, the Center began collecting oral history interviews that explored Cleveland's built environment through the perspective of some of the city's leading contemporary architects. 26 interviews in all were captured by Gibans and a team of researchers and students from the Center. These interviews help bring the city’s great buildings to life, and shine a light on current issues in architecture and urban design.

Cleveland Voices

View the AIA collection on Cleveland Voices, the official home of the Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Cleveland Voices includes improved support for mobile devices, social media sharing, and printing, as well as interactive transcripts, user guides, and more.


Submissions from 2007


Don Hisaka Interview, 15 May 2007