The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released this year’s recipients of its Young Architects Award, an annual program that the Institute has been running for 24 years recognizing those licensed for no more than 10 years who have made significant strides in the profession, both in terms of leadership and contributions. This year’s prestigious list features AIA Pennsylvania Board Member and Treasurer Jeffrey Pastva, AIA – one of only 14 practicing architects honored by the national institute.
Last year Jeff joined the AIA Pennsylvania board and has seamlessly stepped into the state treasurer position for 2017. Honored in 2016 with the AIA Pennsylvania Emerging Professional Award, Jeff embodies the values of service, leadership and mentorship as expressed by 2017 AIA Pennsylvania President Robert (Bob) Kelly,
“He has made substantial contributions to the AIA and has been a tireless advocate for advancing emerging professionals within the institute and the profession at large. Jeff’s involvement with a multitude of committees and boards across the institute shows his ability to coherently form an opinion, gain consensus and articulate a vision forward. He has brought key knowledge and perspective from his local and national appointments to conversations at the state level. Jeff has also shown a clear commitment over the years to advance the initiatives of AIA Pennsylvania and advocate for architects at all levels.”
Demonstrating effective leadership at every level, Jeff has elevated the voice of today’s young architects and inserted it deftly into a profession-wide discourse. By continually exploring dynamic pathways for communication, he has bridged generational gaps to deliver a better understanding of the AIA’s membership. One such pathway is podcasting – Jeff was recently featured on “The Business of Architecture” podcast touting the benefits of the AIA to growing your network. Listen here.
Visit the dedicated AIA showcase page to learn more about Jeff.