The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Pennsylvania, is proud to announce its 2021 Board of Directors and governing Executive Committee members led by 2021 AIA Pennsylvania President, Jeffrey Pastva, AIA, CPHC, NCARB.
“As we head into 2021, I remain optimistic because architects are problem solvers and we’re citizens in this country too,” said Pastva. “We [architects] have an influence on the ways human beings interact spatially — be it the design of spaces that allow for social distancing in the current or future pandemic or spaces that perpetuate inequality — and training that mediates conflicting viewpoints. We have it in our power to find solutions to these problems and the others that will undoubtedly arise in the coming years. This is not a year to sit on the sidelines — it’s a time to provide service to your fellow humans and engage with the communities that you are a part of. Let’s respond to the challenges of 2020 by making 2021 the year of the citizen architect.”
Mr. Pastva is a Senior Project Architect and Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) with Bright Common, a Philadelphia-based firm that focuses on high-concept and low carbon design. He has extensive experience designing housing, including affordable, student, and senior typologies for both single and multi-family projects.
Jeff has served in volunteer roles at all levels of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), having held leadership positions at the local Philadelphia, state, and national levels. In 2018, Jeff was named an AIA Blueprint for Better Communities Champion. He was integral in facilitating the first AIA Pennsylvania Strategic Council initiative placing architects at the forefront of the revitalization of a small downtown business district.
In addition to his professional service, Jeff has volunteered for the Community Design Collaborative, his neighborhood RCO (SOSNA), and conducted professional portfolio seminars for students at Syracuse, NJIT, Drexel, and Temple. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University and has been a licensed Architect in Pennsylvania since 2011.
Pastva will virtually accept the customary gavel officially accepting presidential duties from outgoing 2020 President, Marc Mondor, at the first AIA Pennsylvania board meeting of 2021.
Meet the 2021 Board & Leadership
The following board members will join Pastva as board officers and members of the Executive Committee.
PRESIDENT-ELECT & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CO-CHAIR Adam Trott, AIA | AIA Northwestern Pennsylvania
Trott is the Owner of AJT Architect based out of Erie.
IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT Marc Mondor, AIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP | AIA Pittsburgh
Mondor is Managing Principal and Cofounder of evolveEA in Pittsburgh.
TREASURER Michael Metzger, AIA, LEED AP | AIA Eastern Pennsylvania
Metzger is President of Alloy5 located in Bethlehem.
SECRETARY Elysia Mikkelsen AIA, LEED AP BD+C | AIA Central Pennsylvania
Mikkelsen is a Project Architect at Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates headquartered in Mechanicsburg.
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE to the AIA National Strategic Council & GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS CO-CHAIR Scott J. Compton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP | AIA Philadelphia
Compton is the Founding Principal of Compton Insights based out of Kennett Square.
AIA Pennsylvania welcomes back the following board members from across the commonwealth.
Gary O’Connor, AIA | AIA Bucks County
Principal and Founder, Gary R. O’Connor – Architect, LLC
REGIONAL ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (RAD) Megan Henry, Assoc. AIA | AIA Eastern Pennsylvania
Project Designer, MKSD Architects | Allentown
Al Comly, AIA | AIA Philadelphia
Project Manager, VITETTA | Harrisburg and Eddystone
STATE ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR (SAD) Betty Hackney, Assoc. AIA | AIA Philadelphia
Principal, AT • AT Design | Broomall
Robert C. Kelly, AIA, IDSA | AIA Philadelphia
Principal and Founder, ideeworks | Philadelphia
Eric Booth, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh
President, Desmone Architects | Pittsburgh
Ken Doyno AIA, NCARB, LEED AP | AIA Pittsburgh
Senior Principal/President, Rothschild Doyno Collaborative | Pittsburgh
Quintin Kittle, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh
Principal, qkArchitecture | Pittsburgh
AIA Pennsylvania extends a warm welcome to the following seven new board members in 2021.
Kyle Solyak, AIA, LEED AP | AIA Central Pennsylvania
Director of Architecture, Tono Group | Lancaster
William Kraft, AIA | AIA Eastern Pennsylvania
Principal, K-Bridge Development, Corp. | Nazareth
David Macharola, AIA, NCARB, CSI CDT | AIA Middle Pennsylvania
Owner and Principal Architect, David Macharola Architects | Hollidaysburg
Patrick Endler, AIA, LEED AP | AIA Northeastern Pennsylvania
Chief Collaborator, Endler Architecture and Collaboration | Kingston/Wilkes-Barre
Jamie Ober, AIA, LEED AP | AIA Philadelphia
Project Manager/Designer, KCBA Architects | Hatfield/Center Valley
Anne Chen, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh
Principal, GBBN | Pittsburgh
YOUNG ARCHITECT REGIONAL DIRECTOR (YARD) Anastasia Markiw, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate | AIA Pittsburgh
Project Architect, DesignGroup | Pittsburgh
Connect with the Pennsylvania Region Representatives to AIA National and NCARB
SMALL FIRM ROUNDTABLE REPRESENTATIVE Chris Dawson, AIA, LEED AP | AIA Central PA
Principal and Founder, Chris Dawson Architect | Harrisburg
COLLEGE OF FELLOWS REPRESENTATIVE Frank Dittenhafer II, FAIA, LEED AP | AIA Central PA
President, Murphy & Dittenhafer | York
NCARB LICENSING ADVISOR Kathryn Doyle, Assoc. AIA | AIA Northeastern Pennsylvania
Project Designer, HUNT Engineers Architects and Land Surveyors | Towanda
AIA Pennsylvania extends our thanks to the following outgoing board members for their dedicated service and leadership.
2019 PRESIDENT Chip Desmone, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh
CEO, Desmone Architects | Pittsburgh
REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE to the AIA National Strategic Council Michael Skolnick, AIA | AIA Philadelphia
Partner, PZS Architects | Philadelphia
YOUNG ARCHITECT REGIONAL DIRECTOR (YARD) Monica Blasko, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh
Project Architect, qkArchitecture | Pittsburgh
Ryan Shank, AIA | AIA Central Pennsylvania
Project Architect, Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects | York
Stewart Gouck, AIA | AIA Eastern Pennsylvania
Principal, Gouck Architects | Allentown
Richard L. Karcher, AIA | AIA Middle PA
CEO & President, Rikar Designs | Hollidaysburg
Roger M. Williams, AIA | AIA Northeastern PA
Director of Architecture/Engineering, Geisinger Health System | Danville
Richard Beattie, AIA | AIA Pittsburgh
Founder and Principal, Richard L. Beattie, Jr. Architect | Pittsburgh