AIA Pennsylvania Adds Four Association Excellence Awards to Collection

AIA Pennsylvania is proud to announce the addition of four Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives (PASAE) Laurel Awards to our existing award collection. The PASAE Laurel Awards give AIA Pennsylvania the chance to reflect on our accomplishments and honor the dedication of our board, committees, and staff. Being honored with multiple awards for the third year in a row is the cherry…

The PLAN for 2018

Simply put, the plan is for architects to establish relationships with their legislators and feel comfortable contacting them when there is an issue facing the profession and built environment. How can you help bring our PLAN to fruition? Sign up to be part of the PLAN here. You will get our email updates, calls to…

Where We Are Headed

Welcome to 2018! I am extremely excited to usher in the second half of the 2017-2018 legislative session. In 2017, AIA Pennsylvania saw some significant wins with the passage of Act 36 of 2017, the appointment of three AIA architects to Labor and Industry’s Review and Advisory Council, and the passage of Act 40 of…

Citizen Architect Profile: Mike Thompson, AIA

Neighbors for Mike Citizen Architect, Mike Thompson, AIA rang in 2018 with an oath of office at the Abington Township Municipal Building on January 2nd. This past fall, Mike received 515 votes to claim victory over a sitting commissioner in the three-person race for Abington Township’s Ward 6 Commissioner. In his new role as Commissioner,…

Update on Building Codes in PA 

Update on Building Codes in PA                                                                                                December 13, 2017 By Al Comly, AIA, AIA Pennsylvania Board Member, Building Codes Subcommittee Chair Act 36 of 2017 (revisions to the Uniform Construction Code (UCC) and the Review and Advisory Council (RAC)) was signed by Governor Wolf on October 25, 2017.  Fifteen pages of text have many implications…

Another Victory for AIA Pennsylvania and Solar Energy!

AIA Pennsylvania Government Affairs Committee member and Chairman of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Climate Change Advisory Committee, A. Stevens Krug, AIA, PE, LEEDap, attended the Governor’s signing of Act 40 of 2017 which closes the PJM boarders and ensures the growth of the renewable energy industry in the Commonwealth.  View the Governor’s press release…