Member News & Insights | December 2020

Philadelphia Firm Team Members Highlighted for the Preservation of the Home of Pioneering African American Artist  CICADA Architecture/Planning and ISA team members were recently highlighted in the Philadelphia Inquirer for forming the Dox Thrash House Project to raise awareness and funds with the goal of not only saving the historic house but promoting the idea…

Member News & Insights | November 2020

Part 2 of the YAF Connection Series on Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Features Monica Blasko Amidst a global pandemic and nationwide protests against racial injustice, emerging professionals are filling leadership voids to demand change. This two-part series offers takeaways from successful EDI programs and committees, along with young architect perspectives on the year’s events,…

Member News & Insights | October 2020

Dive into the Latest AIA YAF Connection Issue Focusing on EDI Part one of the two part YAF Connection is dedicated to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and includes contributions from Emily Pierson-Brown, Assoc. AIA, with the Pittsburgh office of Perkins Eastman and Katie Rossier, AIA, of the SmithGroup.  Calls to action include tackling the 4 E’s…

Member News & Insights // September 2020

Codes Advocate Maureen Guttman Featured as Citizen Architect Citizen architects use their insights, talents, training, and experience to make positive contributions to their community by engaging in the administrative and legislative political process. This month AIA Pennsylvania member, Maureen Guttman, AIA, and her crusade for stronger, more efficient energy codes is featured. As former chair…

Member News & Insights // August 2020

Marc Mondor, AIA, elected Vice-Chair of the Climate Change Advisory Committee (CCAC) AIA Pennsylvania President Marc Mondor, AIA, has been elected Vice-Chair of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Climate Change Advisory Committee (CCAC). Marc, Principal of evolveEA, will join Chair A. Stevens (Steve) Krug, AIA of Krug Architects, to take on the Committee’s main…

Aging in (a Safer) Place

How Architecture can help us live longer and better, even during a pandemic. By Bea Spolidoro, AIA, WELL AP | Principal at Fisher ARCHitecture  Aging-in-place has become the preferred option for many when planning for their own future. Independence is precious. This said, entering a dedicated facility is an extreme step that for many families,…