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…

New Building Codes Effective Early 2022

AIA Pennsylvania was in attendance at the UCC Review & Advisory Council (RAC) meeting earlier this month when the adoption date of the new codes into Pennsylvania’s Uniform Construction Code (UCC) was announced. February 14, 2022, is the effective date for the adoption of the 2018 International Codes reviewed and modified by the UCC Review…

Submissions Open for the 2021 AIA Tri-State Design Awards

Submissions Open Regionally compete with your peers from AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania to be honored for architectural excellence! The AIA Tri-State Design Awards will be celebrated in conjunction with December’s virtual AIA Tri-State Conference set for December 8 – 10. The 2021 AIA Tri-State Design Awards program is accepting eligible project…

Submissions Open for the 2021 Architectural Excellence Design & COTE Awards

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE 2021 ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS Each year, AIA Pennsylvania celebrates the great work that Pennsylvania’s architects are doing to affect positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes for their clients and communities. The 2021 AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design & COTE Awards program is accepting submissions now through 11:59 pm Thursday, September 9,…

AIA Pennsylvania’s Resolutions Advancing Equity and Architects’ Influence Receive National Support

Delegates at the 2021 AIA Annual Meeting voted to approve three resolutions put forth by AIA Pennsylvania, prioritizing investment in underserved communities, emphasizing a pipeline for a more diverse profession, and expanding the influence of the citizen architect running for public office. 2021 AIA Pennsylvania President Jeff Pastva, AIA, led the effort to author the…

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…