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Hershey, Pennsylvania is the location of the 2024 AIA Tri-State Conference

Save the Date for the Tri-State Fusion Conference

Connect, learn, and shape the future of architecture, design, and technology The Tri-State Fusion Conference, formerly the AIA Tri-State Conference, hosted by AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania, is coming to Hershey, Pennsylvania, November 18 – 20. Save the date to join your peers and industry partners for local architecture tours, engaging keynotes, relevant continuing education, partner solutions,
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Mahrouki Named Power Lobbyist for Second-Year Running

June 20, 2024
She is one of only three lobbyists dedicated to an association’s interests Join us in celebrating AIA Pennsylvania’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Amal Mahrouki. For the second year in a row, the Central Penn Business Journal has named her to its Lobbyist Power List. Mahrouki is one of only three lobbyists dedicated to an association’s interests named to the list
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Shaking Up Small Cities at AIA24

June 20, 2024
Design’s role in community development and revitalization highlighted at the AIA Conference on Architecture On Wednesday, June 5th, AIA Pennsylvania presented the 6th installment of its highly successful “Shaking Up Small Cities” program at AIA24, the American Institute of Architects’ national conference, in Washington, D.C.  “Shaking Up Small Cities” started in 2021 as a virtual series highlighting small cities and
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Hershey, Pennsylvania is the location of the 2024 AIA Tri-State Conference

Save the Date for the Tri-State Fusion Conference

April 24, 2024
Connect, learn, and shape the future of architecture, design, and technology The Tri-State Fusion Conference, formerly the AIA Tri-State Conference, hosted by AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania, is coming to Hershey, Pennsylvania, November 18 – 20. Save the date to join your peers and industry partners for local architecture tours, engaging keynotes, relevant continuing education, partner solutions,
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Architects Take Action to Champion a Blueprint for a Better Pennsylvania 

April 23, 2024
On Tuesday, April 9th, AIA Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania chapter of The American Institute of Architects, held its Architects Action Day. The annual lobby day brings chapter leadership to the State Capitol to meet with lawmakers to share architects’ expertise, offer AIA Pennsylvania as a resource, and advocate for the chapters’ policy positions. This year, the meeting schedule and format marked
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Women’s Leadership Summit Scholarship application open for 2024

April 4, 2024
For a third year running, AIA Pennsylvania is excited to offer scholarships for members to attend the Women’s Leadership Summit 2024 in Chicago from October 8-10, 2024. The Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS), an annual event founded by AIA, exists to support and empower women on their leadership journeys and break down the barriers that get in their way. The AIA Pennsylvania Women’s
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Nominations open for the 2024 Architectural Excellence Special Awards

March 14, 2024
Recognize your firm, colleague, mentor, or mentee The Architectural Excellence Special Awards recognize significant achievements by architects, civic leaders, industry professionals, firms, and organizations who contribute to the built environment and the advancement of the profession in the Commonwealth. AIA Pennsylvania is accepting nominations from the AIA Pennsylvania membership for open Special Award categories through 11:59 pm Thursday, May 9,
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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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