Not Too Late to Tele-Advocate

Thirty-six AIA Pennsylvania members took the pledge to telephone their state legislators on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021, for Architects Tele-Action Day. Not one of the 36? Rest assured, it’s never too late to advocate! Pledge to call your state Senator and Representative to set up a time to tele-advocate in the next few weeks. Your…

Housing and Community Development Subcommittee Takes Shape

AIA Pennsylvania’s newly formed Housing and Community Development Subcommittee chaired by Ken Doyno, AIA, President of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, has established its mission and goals. Mission The American Institute of Architects of Pennsylvania’s Housing and Community Development Subcommittee evaluates policy and legislative activity to advance, inspire, and advocate for our profession’s interests in single-family and…

Advocacy On the Boards | March 2021

Introducing “Advocacy On the Boards,” a monthly update from the AIA Pennsylvania Government Affairs Team to inform members of the great work “on the boards” to ensure architects are at the policymaker’s table to affect positive and equitable social, environmental, and economic outcomes for the profession and the commonwealth. This work includes lobbying state lawmakers,…

AIA Pennsylvania Members Lobby Congress to Secure $300 Billion for Climate Action and Resilient Design

Nearly 20 AIA Pennsylvania members and staff participated in the AIA Grassroots Virtual Hill Day. AIA Pennsylvania Executive Director, Stephen Swarney and Director of Legislative Affairs, Amal Mahrouki, held a pre-planning meeting with members to coordinate and strategize on the direction and messaging for the virtual congressional meetings. AIA Pennsylvania member advocates and staff joined…

Charting the Profession’s Priorities | 2021 – 2022 Legislative Survey Insights

  In line with the two-year legislative session cycle, AIA Pennsylvania looks to the membership to share their insights on key issues impacting the profession, the built environment, and Pennsylvania communities. The biennial Legislative Survey prioritizes key issues as determined by the membership. In late 2020, 194 members shared their feedback and insights to help…

How the Governor’s Proposed Budget Could Impact Architects’ Interests

The governor has revealed his proposal for a $37.837 billion General Fund budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, an increase of $3.788 billion or 11.1 percent. Under the banner of “Back to Work PA,” formerly “Restore PA,” the governor’s proposal champions targeted investment into the economy and workforce. In his budget address, delivered virtually February…

Meet the AIA Pennsylvania Government Affairs Team

Meet the team leading the charge to ensure architects are at the policymaker’s table to affect positive and equitable social, environmental, and economic outcomes for the profession and the commonwealth. This includes lobbying state lawmakers, their staff, and other government officials and agencies to provide architects’ guidance on policies that impact the built environment and…

Positioning Architects as a Resource for 2021-2022 Legislative Session

AIA Pennsylvania is committed to working with the newly announced 2021-2022 legislative session Senate and House Committee Chairs to offer architects as a resource on key issues impacting Pennsylvania communities, the construction industry, the environment, and the architecture profession. The Government Affairs team will be building relationships with the following key committees over the two-year…

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…