2021 Paula Maynes ARE Grant Recipients Announced

Architecture Licensure Candidates Awarded Grant for Dedication to the Profession and their Communities The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects Emerging Professionals Committee (EPiC) is pleased to announce the 2021 class of Paula Maynes ARE Grant recipients. Since 2015, the grant has recognized outstanding architectural graduates pursuing licensure and their contributions to the…

Awards Honoring the Impact of Pennsylvania’s Architecture Community Announced

The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects is proud to announce the 2021 Architectural Excellence Awards, first revealed in late November with the premiere of the annual broadcast. More than 60 honors were presented to firms and individuals across Pennsylvania for excellence in design, contributions to the profession of architecture, and commitment to…

Muhlenberg Greene Architects’ Reading Distilling Guild Tasting Room Design Receives Award

Popular Local Tasting Room Design Wins Restaurant/Bar Category at Chamber’s Building Berks Awards [Reading, PA, 10-14-21] – Muhlenberg Greene Architects’ design of the Reading Distilling Guild received the Restaurant/Bar category award at the 2021 Building Berks Awards last night. Constructed in 1894, the building located at 503 Penn Street was home to an inn and…

Hayes Design Group Architects Holds Fifth Annual Adopt-A-Landmark Volunteer Program at the Historic Walker-Ewing Log House

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, PA – On Friday, October 8th, the Hayes Design Group Architects (HDG), headquartered in Robinson Township, held its fifth annual company-wide Adopt-a-Landmark program at the historic Walker-Ewing Log House built circa 1795 in Oakdale, Pennsylvania.  Throughout the day, ten of the firm’s employees assisted staff from the Allegheny Land Trust, current owners of…

Members Contributions Recognized with 2021 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has honored 13 projects by schools, businesses, and community organizations around the state with the 2021 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. Four of these projects recognize the contributions and collaboration of architects across the Commonwealth. “This year’s Environmental Excellence honorees showcase the innovation and passion that our students,…

Congratulations to Pennsylvania’s Newest Architects | September 2021

Join us in congratulating Pennsylvania’s newest architects of 2021! The following AIA Pennsylvania members have undergone an extensive process of education, experience, and examination to earn the title architect. Architectural licensing is exclusively granted when candidates demonstrate professional education, complete a rigorous program of practical experience under the supervision of a licensed architect and pass…

New Member Welcome | September 2021

Join us in welcoming the newest AIA Pennsylvania members of 2021!  The following members made the move to join AIA from July 2021 – September 2021. AIA Central Pennsylvania Katrina M. Endresen, AIA Gail Chen, Associate AIA Drew T. Hohenwarter, AIA AIA Eastern Pennsylvania Jeff S. Gendell, AIA Zachary Hawk, Associate AIA Cindy G. Zheng,…

Shriver Launches 9K Consulting

Ed Shriver, FAIA, a Founding Principal of Strada, retired from his role at the firm in December of 2020. He has launched a new chapter of his life and career with the advent of 9K Consulting, founded to help inventive, creative, and design-focused firms make and run their practices as creative studios and successful businesses. MBA…

Newly Formed AIA National Committee on Climate Action and Design Excellence (CCADE) Shares Update

Launching with a Few Tailwinds The AIA Committee on Climate Action and Design Excellence (CCADE) has been busy with initiatives both internal and external to the Institute.  CCADE is a new board committee established this year comprised of a variety of national subject matter experts working to better integrate the Institute’s climate action goals into all of the Institute’s committees…

Bright Common Honored as 2021 Design Vanguard by Architectural Record

For the past 20 years Architectural Record has honored 10 emerging practices advancing issues of form, construction, sustainability, and community engagement.  Their annual selections represent the promise of the future generation of architects. This year, AIA Pennsylvania member Bright Common was honored as a 2021 Design Vanguard from a pool of international applicants.  In Record’s…