AIA Pennsylvania Emerging Professsionals Leadership

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AIA Pennsylvania EP State Associate Director
Joe Adiutori, Jr., Assoc. AIA |

Joe Adiutori, Jr. is currently a Graduate Architect at Fukui Architects and plans to complete the Architect Registration Exams in the near future.

In 2012, Joe earned his Bachelor of Architecture at the Pennsylvania State University. For two years, he worked at an architecture firm in Harrisburg, PA specializing in K-12 Education projects before moving to Pittsburgh in February 2015.

Joe is an active member of AIA Pittsburgh and is currently the Communications Chair for the Young Architects Forum. Last fall, Joe served on the Design Pittsburgh 2015 Committee, instructed “Architecture without Walls” – a program established by Carnegie Mellon University for elementary school students in Pittsburgh and also participated in PALM (Promoting Advocacy + Licensure through Mentorship) with local architects and architecture students.

Looking forward, Joe endeavors to advance the agenda of the Emerging Professionals Committee and to promote leadership, mentorship, and fellowship throughout the commonwealth.

AIA Pennsylvania EP Regional Director
Jana Brink, Assoc. AIA |

Jana Brink is a staff architectural designer at Francis Cauffman in Philadelphia, PA, currently working in the healthcare studio and serving on the Green Initiative, an in-office sustainability committee.

Jana volunteers with the AIA on the National Associates Committee as a Regional Associate Director representing the Pennsylvania region.

Prior to moving to Philadelphia, Jana worked in and around the Chicago, IL area. Her architectural experience includes projects ranging in scope from single family homes to a multiuse skyscraper, including school additions, corporate offices, retail centers, restaurants, hotels, banks, and adaptive reuse developments, in both local and international locations.

She strives to unite her interests in sustainability, health and wellness, and social justice throughout her professional career, activities, and personal relationships.

She received a Masters of Architecture as well as a B.A. in Architectural Studies from Judson University in Elgin, IL. While there, she was an active member in campus chapters of AIAS and Habitat for Humanity.

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AIA Pennsylvania Young Architect Forum (YAF) Director
Christian Jordan, AIA |

Christian Jordan obtained a Bachelor of Architecture from Philadelphia University where he graduated with the AIA Henry Adams Gold Medal and the Herman Goldstine Thesis Award.  He has been an adjunct professor in the university’s College of Architecture + the Built Environment since 2006.  Drawing upon the energy and focus of his thesis, he created the Experimental Modeling seminar that is designed to further a student’s understanding of emerging technologies, theories and techniques.

Christian has been an active part of the architectural community in Philadelphia: previously volunteering as a lead volunteer for the Community Design Collaborative; moderating a panel discussion focused on emerging technologies in architecture in conjunction with AIA Philadelphia’s Young Architects Forum; and most recently as team leader for an installation in the engaging and successful Pearl Street Passage that was DesignPhiladelphia 2015’s signature event.

Upon becoming licensed in 2012, Christian founded PJA Architecture with his father, Phillip.  His experience in the classroom and as a principal building an architecture firm has made him acutely aware of the importance in encouraging and developing young emerging professionals as they seek licensure.  He is looking forward to having the opportunity to utilize the many skills he has learned as a student, professor, architect, volunteer, and father to further the initiatives and directives as a Young Architect Regional Director.

AIA Pennsylvania EP IDP Coordinator
Sean Sheffler, AIA, LEED AP BD+C |
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