Architects Working in Healthcare Environments May Be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine recently issued guidance on vaccine access for health care personnel falling within Phase 1A of Pennsylvania’s interim vaccination plan. Health care personnel are defined as paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. These health care…

AIA Small Firm Exchange (SFx) Update | 2020 3rd Quarter Regional Representative Report

AIA Small Firm Exchange (SFx) Regional Representative Contact Chris Dawson, AIA – AIA PA Regional Representative and SFx Conference Workgroup Chair chris@chrisdawsonarchitect.com or (717) 805-5090 Download the report SFx Mission & Objectives Advancing the mutual interests of architects practicing in small firms. Advocate for small firms within the AIA and in outside organizations and agencies…

Firm News & Insights // September 2020

Lenhardt Rodgers Announces Growing Leadership With steady growth over the course of its 70-year history, Lenhardt Rodgers Architecture + Interiors announces an expanded leadership team with the appointment of three principals. Each new principal brings distinct expertise to the leadership team, positioning the firm for continued growth and expansion into new markets with more comprehensive…

ASAE Honors the Power of Architects

AIA Pennsylvania has been recognized with an American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) “Power of A (association)” Gold Award, the association industry’s highest honor, for community support and engagement. These awards celebrate the outstanding accomplishments of associations who work tirelessly to solve problems and strengthen lives, the workforce, the economy, and the world. ASAE President…

A New Plan for a New Time

download the plan > Dear AIA Pennsylvania Members, AIA Pennsylvania is proud to announce our new 2020-2025 Strategic Plan to lead our profession and our industry forward.  Approved by our Board of Directors, this wide-ranging Plan will continue to position us as the voice of our industry looking forward with health, climate change, technology, communications,…

William J. Bates Appointed to the Pennsylvania Architects Licensure Board 

Coming off of his whirlwind experiences and dedicated service as 2019 American Insititute of Architects (AIA) National President, William (Bill) J. Bates, FAIA, is stepping into a newly appointed role. The two-time AIA PA President has been named to the State Architects Licensure Board. The licensing body is responsible for regulating the practice of architecture for the…

AIA Pennsylvania Preferred PPE Vendor Open for Business

AIA Pennsylvania has partnered with preferred PPE vendor, Provision, to bring you access to quality PPE at a competitive price.  With US-based headquarters in Hatfield, PA, Provision delivers excellence in procurement and supply chain related advisory services through effective collaboration with customers in the healthcare and hospitality industry. Read more about the Provision Promise and…

L&I Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety COVID-19 FAQS & Suspended Regulations

  COVID-19 Building FAQs​ COVID-19 Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Certification FAQs Additional COVID-19 FAQs From the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety (BOIS) correspondence (April 2): The second item of importance is regarding items of our Acts, as well as items in the Department’s regulations, that are currently suspended….

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…