Housing and Community Development Subcommittee Takes Shape

AIA Pennsylvania’s newly formed Housing and Community Development Subcommittee chaired by Ken Doyno, AIA, President of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, has established its mission and goals.


The American Institute of Architects of Pennsylvania’s Housing and Community Development Subcommittee evaluates policy and legislative activity to advance, inspire, and advocate for our profession’s interests in single-family and multi-family housing and community development in alignment with AIA PA’s mission and strategic plan.


Bring the architects’ voice and capacity to add value to outcomes through professionally-led design to increase the health safety and welfare of the public through improved conditions, resilience, equity, diversity, inclusion, affordability, and quality of life for all people across the Commonwealth.

All About the Chair

Ken Doyno is President of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, an architecture and urban design firm focused on creating meaningful design solutions using collaborative processes with clients and communities. Ken provides leadership in how architecture, community planning, and property development simultaneously increases economic, social, and physical value of our communities. Ken advances projects and innovation by aligning and challenging people to create shared visions that connects and serve clients while making the world a better place.

In addition to thirty-two years of professional practice, Ken has advanced regional change through participation in civic, academic, and cultural activities. Ken worked extensively with Dr. Mindy Fullilove in developing the book Urban Alchemy; Restoring Joy in America’s Sorted-Out Cities. Ken served as an Adjunct Professor at Carnegie Mellon University for multiple years in the fifth year architecture “Urban Lab” studio and the first year architecture studio.

Ken is currently serving on the Board for the Saturday Light Brigade which has been internationally recognized for using radio and audio to encourage, amplify, and share ideas, stories, and feelings of children, youth, families, and communities. Prior community work includes service as Chair of the Design Center of Pittsburgh, as Co-Chair of Leadership Pittsburgh’s Community Vision Days, and as an Advisory Board member of Chatham University’s Landscape Architecture program. Ken also served as an advisory board member to the Remaking Cities Institute at Carnegie Mellon University.

If you are interested in what the Housing and Community Development Subcommittee has in-store or have insights to share with the subcommittee, contact Amal Mahrouki, C0-chair and AIA Pennsylvania Director of Legislative Affairs at amahrouki@aiapa.org.