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Six Pennsylvania architects elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Less than three percent of the architecture profession achieve AIA Fellowship. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is elevating six AIA members from AIA Pennsylvania to its prestigious College of Fellows, AIA’s highest membership honor, for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. The fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have achieved a standard of
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Designing Policy: Q+A with State Representative P. Michael Sturla

March 22, 2024
Originally published in the Winter 2024 edition of Context, the journal of the American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter Representative P. Michael Sturla represents District 96, serving part of Lancaster City and its northern suburbs. He is the Majority Chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee.   EDUCATION AND PRE-POLITICAL CAREER  Where did you go to architecture school, and how
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Designing Policy: Architect and Senator Tim Kearney shares how design and policy go together like brick-and-mortar

March 22, 2024
By Senator Tim Kearney, AIA. Kearney serves the 26th District, largely representing Delaware County, is a former mayor of the Borough of Swarthmore, and is also a registered architect. Originally published in the Winter 2024 edition of Context, the journal of the American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter As one of approximately five architects in state legislatures across the US,
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Becoming a Citizen Architect: Advocacy, Politics, and the Architect’s Role

March 7, 2024
By Stephen Swarney, JD, and Amal MahroukiOriginally published in the Winter 2024 edition of Context, the journal of the American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter When the Context editors asked us to write an article about advocacy and the role of being a Citizen Architect, our response was an unequivocal “yes.” Advocacy, politics, and the significance of civic engagement have
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What AIA Pennsylvania is advocating for in the Governor’s budget

March 4, 2024
In early February, Governor Josh Shapiro unveiled his second budget proposal, “prioritizing economic opportunity and access to higher education, making historic investments in public education, supporting law enforcement and public safety, ensuring people receive the care they need, and funding critical initiatives to help Pennsylvanians from our cities to our farmlands.” Our focus continues to be the impact of the
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AIA PA and AIA Pittsburgh members walk in front of US Capitol for AIA Hill Day 2024

Pennsylvania architects visit Capitol Hill to advocate for repeal of harmful tax provision, champion community-driven design

March 4, 2024
Members and staff of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) from across Pennsylvania were among over 400 architects and AIA leaders who met with Members of Congress and their staff on February 28 for AIA Hill Day, part of the AIA Leadership Summit 2024. The day gave the membership the platform to advocate for pressing legislation that will significantly impact
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AIA Pennsylvania announces 2024 President and leadership

February 5, 2024
AIA Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, welcomes returning and incoming members of its Board of Directors for 2024.   “Our board is made up of visionary architects and emerging professionals from across the state, increasingly representative of a broad swath of practice, career stages, and perspectives,” said Stephen Swarney, JD, Executive Director. “With their leadership, expertise,
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Ranking the profession’s priorities: 2023 – 2024 Legislative Survey insights

January 25, 2023
In line with the two-year legislative session cycle, AIA Pennsylvania looks to the membership to share their insights on key issues impacting the practice of architecture, the built environment, and Pennsylvania communities. The biennial Legislative Survey prioritizes key issues as determined by the membership, nearly 3,000 architects and industry professionals across Pennsylvania. From late 2022 through early 2023, members shared
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Charting the profession’s priorities: 2021 – 2022 Legislative Survey insights

February 26, 2021
In line with the two-year legislative session cycle, AIA Pennsylvania looks to the membership to share their insights on key issues impacting the profession, the built environment, and Pennsylvania communities. The biennial Legislative Survey prioritizes key issues as determined by the membership. In late 2020, 194 members shared their feedback and insights to help us chart a course for the
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