Advocacy on the Boards | December 2021

“Advocacy On the Boards” is a monthly update from the AIA Pennsylvania Government Affairs Team to inform members of the great work “on the boards” ensuring architects are at the policymaker’s table to affect positive and equitable social, environmental, and economic outcomes for the profession and the commonwealth. This work includes lobbying state lawmakers, their staff, and…

Meet Pennsylvania’s Newest Architects | December 2021

Join us in congratulating Pennsylvania’s newest architects! The following AIA Pennsylvania members have undergone an extensive process of education, experience, and examination to earn the title architect from October 2021 – December 2021. Architectural licensing is exclusively granted when candidates demonstrate professional education, complete a rigorous program of practical experience under the supervision of a…

New Member Welcome | December 2021

Join us in welcoming the newest AIA Pennsylvania members from across the state!  The following 37 members joined AIA from October 2021 – December 2021. AIA Bucks County Justin Halsey, AIA Emilio Madrigal-Bernal, Int’l Assoc. AIA Philip Taylor, Associate AIA AIA Central Pennsylvania Taylor Denlinger, AIA Kelsey Gibson, Associate AIA Khoa Nguyen, AIA AIA Eastern…

Advance Your Career – Volunteer! Applications Open for Pennsylvania’s Next Regional Associate Director 

AIA PA Emerging Professionals at 2020 AIA Grassroots Conference | Pre-Pandemic (Left to Right: Jared Bilsak, AIA; Rachel Haynes, Assoc. AIA; Megan Henry, Assoc. AIA | Jan 2020 – Dec 2021 PA RAD; Elysia Mikkelsen, AIA | Past EPiC Chair; Kyle Solyak, AIA) AIA Pennsylvania is now accepting applications for the National Associates Committee 2022…

Hayes Design Group Architects Holds Fifth Annual Adopt-A-Landmark Volunteer Program at the Historic Walker-Ewing Log House

ROBINSON TOWNSHIP, PA – On Friday, October 8th, the Hayes Design Group Architects (HDG), headquartered in Robinson Township, held its fifth annual company-wide Adopt-a-Landmark program at the historic Walker-Ewing Log House built circa 1795 in Oakdale, Pennsylvania.  Throughout the day, ten of the firm’s employees assisted staff from the Allegheny Land Trust, current owners of…

Advocacy on the Boards | June 2021

“Advocacy On the Boards” is a monthly update from the AIA Pennsylvania Government Affairs Team to inform members of the great work “on the boards” ensuring architects are at the policymaker’s table to affect positive and equitable social, environmental, and economic outcomes for the profession and the commonwealth. This work includes lobbying state lawmakers, their…

EDI Committee Collaborates Across the State

                Last June, AIA Pennsylvania’s leadership and Board of Directors, under the direction of 2020 AIA Pennsylvania President Marc Mondor, AIA made the commitment to be part of the solution to the systemic racism and inequality that persists in our society.  We created an Inclusivity Intention Statement that…

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…