Nominations Open for the 2021 Architectural Excellence Special Awards

 documentary short featuring the George Nakashima Studio & Grounds, 2020’s 50 Year/Timeless Award recipient The AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Special Awards recognize significant achievements by members, non-members, civic leaders, allied professionals, and firms who contribute to the built environment and the advancement of the profession in the Commonwealth. We are accepting nominations from the…

Pennsylvania Construction Industry Eligible for Vaccine on April 12

The Pennsylvania Department of Health (DOH) has announced an accelerated rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine. In line with the CDC’s recommendations for the “Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services” industries, the PA DOH has designated the “housing construction” sector’s professionals eligible to receive the vaccine in Phase 1C starting April 12. Use the Department of Health’s…

2020 AIA Pennsylvania Year in Review

AIA Pennsylvania is proud to share the debut issue of our annual Year in Review, Architectural Excellence Showcase, and Firm Directory publication. As its name suggests, the publication recaps 2020’s achievements, programs, and initiatives, celebrates the Architectural Excellence Design, COTE, and Special Awards recipients, and recognizes last year’s Architectural Excellence Design Awards finalists. The publication…

The Microsoft Exchange Hack: What You Need to Know to Secure Your Firm’s Data

  The Microsoft Exchange Hack: What You Need to Know to Secure Your Firm’s Data Content courtesy of Beazley   Earlier this month, Microsoft revealed that hackers have been targeting and launching cyberattacks against small and medium-sized organizations by exploiting vulnerabilities in on-premises versions of its Exchange Server software including Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server…

Announcing the 2021 AIA Pennsylvania President, Board, and Leadership

The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Pennsylvania, is proud to announce its 2021 Board of Directors and governing Executive Committee members led by 2021 AIA Pennsylvania President, Jeffrey Pastva, AIA, CPHC, NCARB.  “As we head into 2021, I remain optimistic because architects are problem solvers and we’re citizens in this country…

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…

News from the Schools | December 2020

Jefferson Announces New Option for MS in Real Estate Development Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) is thrilled to announce the addition of an Online Low Residency option to its Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED) program. Led by new Program Director, Troy Hannigan, Assoc. AIA, SEED, the…

UCC RAC Seeks Architects’ Comments on Technical Advisory Committee Reports Ahead of 2018 ICC Codes Adoption

The UCC Review and Advisory Council (RAC) is currently reviewing the 2018 ICC Codes. The Technical Advisory Committees (TAC) are taking public comments regarding the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) reports that have been submitted to the RAC.  See below for links to download the TAC reports. IBC General TAC final report.xlsx IBC Structural TAC final report.pdf IBC…

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…