Government Affairs Update | November 2020

Share your professional priorities to help create a blueprint for a better future In order to continue advocating for our members, we need to hear from you! Your opinions and ideas help AIA Pennsylvania advocate for common-sense policies on key issues that promote the value of design, combat climate change, design equitable communities, position firms…

Disaster Assistance Update

From surge capacity preparedness to post-disaster assessment Architects called to be there for their communities before and after disaster Back in March of 2020 as the first wave of COVID-19 hit, the AIA PA Disaster Assistance/Relief Network reached out to the membership to build up a base of architects who have the interest and capacity…

Government Affairs Update | October 2020

We need your vote! It’s that time of year and we need your vote on the future legislative priorities of AIA Pennsylvania. AIA Pennsylvania has been working extremely hard for our members throughout the COVID crisis and over the past two-year legislative session. Even though this has been a trying year, we have many exciting…

William J. Bates Appointed to the Pennsylvania Architects Licensure Board 

Coming off of his whirlwind experiences and dedicated service as 2019 American Insititute of Architects (AIA) National President, William (Bill) J. Bates, FAIA, is stepping into a newly appointed role. The two-time AIA PA President has been named to the State Architects Licensure Board. The licensing body is responsible for regulating the practice of architecture for the…

COVID-19 Government Updates & Resources

AIA PA COVID-19 BULLETINS Governor Wolf Orders Physical Shutdown of Architecture Firms & Construction Clarification to Governor Wolf’s Order to Cease Construction Exceptions to Construction’s Non-Life-Sustaining Business Classification Waiver Extension & Revised Timing of Order Enforcement FAQ Essential vs. Non-Essential Construction & Building Inspections & Updates from AIA’s Disaster Assistance Program AIA Pennsylvania Forging Ahead…

Legislative Victories For and By Pennsylvania’s Architects Create Better Commonwealth Communities

Grassroots Victories for Pennsylvania Architects and Communities The $34 billion dollar budget (HB 790) has passed and is in the hands of the Governor. Highlights include increased funding for education, school safety, and added funding for job creation. The legislative victories outlined below include AIA Pennsylvania-led initiatives that have been implemented into the Tax Code,…

District Days Establish Architects As Trusted Resource for PA Legislators & Communities

Throughout the month of April, AIA Pennsylvania arranged for engaged, “citizen architects” to meet with their state legislators back home in the district. The opportunity for AIA Pennsylvania members to build relationships with their elected officials by way of district meetings started last year as a follow-up supplement to Architects Action Day. This year, district…

Updates to Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code Will Take Effect October 1

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2018 Most comprehensive building code updates for commercial and residential construction since 2009 Harrisburg, PA – The Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) announced today that the Pennsylvania Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) recently approved the adoption of updated regulations for the Uniform Construction Code (UCC), marking the first time…