AIA Pennsylvania Awards Three Members with Grant Supporting Path to Architectural Licensure

Architecture Licensure Candidates Awarded Grant for Dedication to the Profession and their Communities

The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects Emerging Professionals Committee (EPiC) is pleased to announce the 2023 class of Paula Maynes ARE Grant recipients. Since 2015, the grant has recognized outstanding architectural graduates pursuing licensure and their contributions to the architecture profession and their communities at large.

The grant celebrates the late Paula Maynes, AIA, whose legacy of mentorship and service to the profession left an indelible impact on the AIA community. Paula graduated from Carnegie Mellon’s architecture program and worked for several architectural firms before starting Maynes Associates Architects. She served two terms on the AIA Pittsburgh Board of Directors and two terms on the AIA PA Board of Directors. Paula was the President of AIA Pittsburgh in 2008, Secretary of the AIA Pennsylvania Board in 2012, and chaired the Government Affairs committee in 2010 and 2011.

This year, the grant recognizes three dedicated, passionate emerging professionals with funding to sit to test for three divisions of the ARE – a $705 testing fee and $100.00 for study materials. Get to know soon-to-be architects and 2023’s ARE Grant Recipients (picture above left to right): Mia Rosensaft, Associate AIA; Jamie Snitzer, Associate AIA; and Quanniesha Pierre-Louis, Associate AIA.  Their profiles offer a peek into their professional paths and commitment to service.