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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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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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AIA Pennsylvania celebrates 2023 Student Awards recipients

November 28, 2023
AIA Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, announces the 2023 Architectural Excellence Student Awards, first debuting on November 16, with the premiere of the annual Architectural Excellence Awards broadcast and five accompanying viewing parties hosted across the state. The broadcast premiere showcased honorees in five programs, including the Design Awards, Committee
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AIA Pennsylvania announces best in architecture for 2023

November 23, 2023
AIA Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, is proud to announce the 2023 Architectural Excellence Design and COTE (Committee on the Environment) Awards, first revealed on November 16, with the premiere of the annual Architectural Excellence Awards broadcast and five accompanying viewing parties hosted across the state. The broadcast premiere showcased
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AIA Pennsylvania honors leaders and champions of a better built environment with 2023 Special Awards

November 23, 2023
AIA Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Chapter of The American Institute of Architects, is proud to announce the 2023 Architectural Excellence Special Awards, first revealed on November 16, with the premiere of the annual Architectural Excellence Awards broadcast and five accompanying viewing parties hosted across the state. The broadcast premiere showcased honorees in five programs, including the 
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AIA Pennsylvania awards three members with grant supporting path to architectural licensure

November 22, 2023
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
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