AIA Pennsylvania Members Quoted in PlanCon Advisory Committee’s Report

AIA Pennsylvania’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Amal Mahrouki, was in attendance as the PA Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee made several recommendations Wednesday (May 23rd) regarding the state’s reimbursement program for school districts for costs associated with construction and reconstruction and lease of public school buildings (commonly known as PlanCon). These recommendations…

Architects Action Day 2018: Advocating for Architects, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Nearly 50 AIA Pennsylvania and AIAS Drexel student members descended on the Capitol to advocate for architects on Tuesday, April 17th Eleven groups of AIA Pennsylvania members met with over 40 legislators/legislative staff and dropped off over 200 educational materials including issue briefs breaking down our key issues and a lego set “leave behind”, the evolution of 2017’s cube….

AIA Pennsylvania Testifies at House Education Committee Hearing on School Safety

Harrisburg, PA (March 15, 2018) – AIA Pennsylvania testified at last week’s House Education Committee hearing on school safety in Pennsylvania. House Education Committee Chairman Dave Hickernell (R-Lancaster/Dauphin) and Minority Chairman James Roebuck (D-Philadelphia) broke the hearing out into four witness panels: Current Landscape of School Safety Views of Pennsylvania Education Organizations National Approaches to School…

Safer Schools by Design

The recent school shooting in Florida continues an unsettling trend of assaults on students in their neighborhood schools.  While the debate will continue at the national level on proposals for arming teachers and “hardening” our schools, in Pennsylvania, we need to continue the conversation on what can be done to make our students safer at…

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…