Firm News & Insights // August 2020

AIA Pennsylvania members featured in Central Penn Business Journal

AIA Pennsylvania pitched and secured the feature highlighting the architects’ role and recommendations charting a path forward in the face of the pandemic to support small businesses and a myriad of larger industries from manufacturing to healthcare. Alloy5, Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects, MKSD architects, Nutec Group, RLPS Architects, and Spillman Farmer Architects were all interviewed for the feature. Visit the Central Penn Business Journal to read how these firms are adapting to the times >

Murray Associates Architects, P.C. work with “The Bridge” featured by Fast Company

Murray Associates Architects, work on The Bridge has been featured as a “World Changing Idea” by Fast Company. Check out this innovative “eco-village” with work-eat-live-learn-play multi-use space being piloted in an abandoned historic school in Pennsylvania’s capital city, Harrisburg.

By design: Perkins Eastman heading for new space — keeping COVID in mind

Perkins Eastman‘s Pittsburgh outfit is trading one historic space for another  — in part with COVID-19 in mind – moving from the Pennsylvanian at 1100 Liberty Ave. to 525 William Penn Place, where it will occupy the 25th floor of the 41-story skyscraper. More than 70 people will make the move, which is scheduled to take place next spring. The firm is leaving the Pennsylvanian, a former train station listed on the National Register of Historic Places, after more than 25 years there. Read more from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette >

CRA Receives Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce Property Improvement Award for Giving Back to the Community

In 2019, the NETwork ministries had an opportunity to transform a vacant 1919 factory building into an Arts Center, Teen Center, and professional office space. Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates was honored to donate architectural design services and be a part of the team that assisted NETwork Ministries to meet their goals for the project. Read more on CRA’s news page > 

Lehigh Valley Business Readers Rank Best Architectural Firms for 2020

Alloy5 and MKSD architects were name two of the three winners in the 2020 Lehigh Valley Business Reader Rankings for Best Architectural Firm. Visit the Lehigh Vally Businsess Journal for more details on the honor > 

Meet NOMA’s First Class of Foundation Fellows

Congratulations to National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) first class of foundation fellows! Among the 30 passionate, energetic, and eager students are Takumi Jordan Davis, of CMU SoA M.Arch//NOMAS Carnegie Mellon University completing his fellowship with Pittsburgh-based Desmone Architects this August and Monique Dorroh of Penn State Department of Architecture//Penn State Stuckeman School//NOMAS Penn State who is wrapping up her fellowship experience in New York City with FXCollaborative. Hop on over to ARCHITECT magazine link to meet the fellows and read their stories >

Murphy and Dittenhafer celebrates EPiC firm culture

In light of AIA Pennsylvania’s call for nominations for the 2020 EPiC Firm Recognition (DUE SEPT. 2, 2020), Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects is reflecting and reaffirming their commitment to support emerging professionals. Read more about the AIA Pennsylvania and AIA Central Pennsylvania leaders including AIA Pennsylvania Board Member Ryan Shank, AIA, that are shaping the culture at Murphy and Dittenhafer >

Strada’s Convene Commerce Square featured in Office Snapshots

Strada’s design for Convene Commerce Square is a stylish co-working space with lush amenities and purposefully designed for collaboration and productivity, the facility contains a variety of small, medium and large rooms; auditoriums, conference spaces and breakout areas. Check it out over at Office Snapshots >

30-Story multifamily tower by SITIO architecture + urbanism opens

Multi-Housing News recently featured SITIO architecture + urbanism project “The Chestnut at University City” a mixed-use, multi-family project located in Philadelphia’s University City district. See the project over at Multi-Housing News >

Mother and son firm, Lasota Architects, officially launches 

Founded by Ela and Adam and based in Philadelphia, the duo is excited to share what architecture and design mean to them through their work. Learn more Lasota Architects and their work by visiting their newly launched website >

KieranTimberlake’s journey to one of FastCompany’s Most Innovative Companies featured on “Practice Disrupted”

Hear about how KieranTimberlake‘s firm structure and talented designers made them one of FastCompany’s Most Innovative Companies on the Practice Disrupted podcast, where principal Andrew Cronin talks about innovation and applying design thinking to firm structure with Evelyn Lee and Je’Nen Chastain of Practice of Architecture. Take a listen here >

Even Amidst National Shutdowns and Layoffs, Offit Kurman Still Pursues Growth

AIA Pennsylvania Preferred Partner, Offit Kurman, was recently named as one of the fastest growing law firms in America by the National Law Journal in the “NLJ 500.” The annual publication is a report on the 500 largest law firms in America. Offit Kurman was reported as being the second fastest growing firm in the nation – growing more than 40% over the past year. Read more about Offit Kurman’s growth and what they can do for your firm >

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