AIA Pennsylvania Attends Governor Wolf’s Executive Order Ceremonial Signing Ushering In New Environmental Standards for the Commonwealth

Governor Tom Wolf has signed the first statewide climate goal to reduce carbon emissions by 26 percent by 2025 from 2005. Up until now, Pennsylvania did not have a greenhouse gas emissions goal. The executive order establishes the first statewide goal to reduce carbon pollution in Pennsylvania, which is contributing to climate change. The executive order also establishes the GreenGov Council to boost green and sustainable practices…

New Member Welcome // October 2018

Join us in welcoming the newest members of AIA Pennsylvania! Ayla Abiad, Assoc. AIA | AIA Pittsburgh Mark Adamiak, AIA | AIA Philadelphia Musab Badahdah, Assoc. AIA | AIA Philadelphia Kayla Barko, Assoc. AIA | AIA Pittsburgh Matt Beuke, AIA | AIA Philadelphia Caroline Bozzi, Assoc. AIA | AIA Philadelphia Michael Buckley, AIA | AIA…

New Member Welcome // May 2018

Join us in welcoming the newest members of AIA Pennsylvania! Julia Cauller, Assoc. AIA Jeffrey Foreman, AIA Darius Hopkins, Assoc. AIA Smita Jantre, Assoc. AIA Lauren Jester, Assoc. AIA Marat Kanafin, Assoc. AIA Eric Linn, Assoc. AIA Chao Liu, Assoc. AIA Vera Neumann-Sachs , AIA Diana Nguyen, Assoc. AIA Michael Penzel, Assoc. AIA Nicholas Rebeck,…

Architects’ License Application Update Effective June 15, 2018

Effective June 15, 2018, the Professional and Occupational Affairs Bureau at the Pennsylvania Department of State will no longer be accepting paper initial applications for an architects’ license. Additionally, they have removed questions related to criminal history and will instead be using the Pennsylvania State Police’s Access to Criminal History (PATCH) system.  However, there is a…

AIA Pennsylvania Introduces the Girl Scouts to Architecture at STEM Expo

AIA Pennsylvania members Elysia Mikkelsen, Assoc. AIA, Kelsey Leed, AIA, and Stephanie Dando, Assoc. AIA all of Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects represented AIA Pennsylvania at the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania STEM Expo at Millersville University last past Saturday, May 19th. Equipped with the guidance of the Justine Tarrant, Assoc. AIA, co-founder of AIS: Architecture…

Moving PA’s Infrastructure Foward

On Friday April 27, the Construction Legislative Council of Western Pennsylvania had the opportunity to host State legislators on a bus tour of the Pittsburgh region.  The Moving PA Forward Infrastructure Bus Tour was a full-day bus tour created to highlight current prominent projects in Southwestern Pennsylvania and to show the need for robust public-private…

2017 Annual Report: A Year of Progress

On February 23, 1909, a small band of politically minded architects convened the first meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of the American Institute of Architects in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. On the agenda that day were discussions about what position the fledgling organization should take on a proposal requiring all architects to be licensed by the state…

The Case for Architects

American culture has promoted and encouraged an appreciation of design in the past few decades. From PBS’s “This Old House” and TLC’s “Trading Spaces” to the popular “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC and the recent “Fixer Upper” on HGTV, the American public is more aware of the benefits of design. Leading many to DIY…