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…

AIA Small Firm Exchange Q1 2020 Update

I had the pleasure of attending AIA National’s Small Firm Exchange’s (SFx) Annual Meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas from March 2nd thru the 4th as your Pennsylvania Representative. The SFx Member Group’s mission is to advance the mutual interests of architects practicing within small firms. Please find more information on the resources related to those interests…

COVID-19 Resource Round-Up

As the world faces an unprecedented “new normal”, many organizations including architecture firms have taken steps in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to protect the health of their employees, clients, and the community. We understand that architecture firms are no different. While every firm will have a unique set of circumstances, we are sharing some…

An Opportunity for Architects to Lead

A Message from AIA Pennsylvania President, Marc Mondor We are going through a remarkable time. The current Coronavirus crisis is impacting all of us – personally, societally, professionally.  As people, we are concerned for our relatives, friends and communities.  We are affected socially with the sudden absence of large events, whether sports, conferences, gatherings or…

Member & Firm News // February 2020

Member News State College Architect, Fred Fernsler, AIA, Celebrates 50 Years in Practice Feb. 20 marks Fernsler’s 50th year as a registered architect in Pennsylvania, and he continues to contribute to Centre County’s ever-changing landscapes. Read Centre Daily’s coverage of Fred’s Career and his lessons learned Read WTAJ’s coverage of Fred’s approach to developing business…

American Institute of Architects elevates 4 Pennsylvania architects to the College of Fellows

New AIA Fellows pictured left to right: Jeff Goldstein, FAIA; Samuel Olshin, FAIA; David Schrader, FAIA; Jason Smith, FAIA Congratulations to Pennsylvania’s newest Fellows! The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated 116 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, AIA’s highest membership honor, for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society….

Megan Henry, Assoc. AIA: Giving Back to Gain Insight & Inspiration

Meet Megan Henry, Assoc. AIA, Pennsylvania’s Regional Associate Director (RAD) to the AIA National Associates Committee (NAC) An enthusiastic and active member of the AIA Eastern Pennsylvania chapter and board, Megan is also a member of the AIA Pennsylvania Emerging Professionals Commitee (EPiC) leadership. Megan is currently a Project Designer at MKSD architects in Allentown, Pennsylvania….