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Six Pennsylvania architects elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Less than three percent of the architecture profession achieve AIA Fellowship. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is elevating six AIA members from AIA Pennsylvania to its prestigious College of Fellows, AIA’s highest membership honor, for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. The fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have achieved a standard of
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Women’s Leadership Summit Scholarship application open for 2024

April 4, 2024
For a third year running, AIA Pennsylvania is excited to offer scholarships for members to attend the Women’s Leadership Summit 2024 in Chicago from October 8-10, 2024. The Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS), an annual event founded by AIA, exists to support and empower women on their leadership journeys and break down the barriers that get in their way. The AIA Pennsylvania Women’s
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Designing Policy: Q+A with State Representative P. Michael Sturla

March 22, 2024
Originally published in the Winter 2024 edition of Context, the journal of the American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter Representative P. Michael Sturla represents District 96, serving part of Lancaster City and its northern suburbs. He is the Majority Chair of the Housing and Community Development Committee.   EDUCATION AND PRE-POLITICAL CAREER  Where did you go to architecture school, and how
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Designing Policy: Architect and Senator Tim Kearney shares how design and policy go together like brick-and-mortar

March 22, 2024
By Senator Tim Kearney, AIA. Kearney serves the 26th District, largely representing Delaware County, is a former mayor of the Borough of Swarthmore, and is also a registered architect. Originally published in the Winter 2024 edition of Context, the journal of the American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter As one of approximately five architects in state legislatures across the US,
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WTW Architects joins AE Works

March 21, 2024
AE Works Ltd. (AE Works), a Pittsburgh-headquartered building design and consulting firm, announces the strategic acquisition of WTW Architects, a national leader in higher education design with a 65-year legacy of notable Pittsburgh projects. The two firms, both founded and headquartered in Pittsburgh, come together with enthusiasm for future contributions to the city’s architecture and beyond. WTW’s mission of ‘Building
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Nominations open for the 2024 Architectural Excellence Special Awards

March 14, 2024
Recognize your firm, colleague, mentor, or mentee The Architectural Excellence Special Awards recognize significant achievements by architects, civic leaders, industry professionals, firms, and organizations who contribute to the built environment and the advancement of the profession in the Commonwealth. AIA Pennsylvania is accepting nominations from the AIA Pennsylvania membership for open Special Award categories through 11:59 pm Thursday, May 9,
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Becoming a Citizen Architect: Advocacy, Politics, and the Architect’s Role

March 7, 2024
By Stephen Swarney, JD, and Amal MahroukiOriginally published in the Winter 2024 edition of Context, the journal of the American Institute of Architects, Philadelphia Chapter When the Context editors asked us to write an article about advocacy and the role of being a Citizen Architect, our response was an unequivocal “yes.” Advocacy, politics, and the significance of civic engagement have
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CBP Architects’ multifamily adaptive reuse honors Kensington’s industrial heritage

March 7, 2024
Exemplifying continued urban renewal above Philadelphia’s Northern Liberties and Fishtown neighborhoods, the Paper Factory Lofts in Norris Square involved the adaptive reuse of an industrially zoned c.1885 former factory into 30 loft apartments in a mix of studio, one- and two-bedroom units. The building is listed on the Philadelphia and National Registers of Historic Places.  Funded partly by Federal and
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Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects to offer architecture program for York high schoolers through the Crispus Attacks Career Focus Institute

March 7, 2024
Amid construction for the new Crispus Attucks History & Culture Center that Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects designed, M&D is continuing its relationship with the nonprofit organization that makes such an impact in education and much more for the people of York. M&D will take part in the second phase of the Codorus Corridor Summer Enrichment Program by the Crispus Attucks
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AE Works celebrates the opening of Lebanon VA Medical Center’s primary health facility

March 5, 2024
Answering the demand for increased support for our nation’s veterans, the recently completed, $12 million behavioral health clinic is 17,000 square feet with 20 exam rooms, eight consult rooms, and two group rooms. AE Works provided our full spectrum of integrated services including architecture, interior design, building systems engineering, security risk management, and planning + project services. The project exemplifies
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What AIA Pennsylvania is advocating for in the Governor’s budget

March 4, 2024
In early February, Governor Josh Shapiro unveiled his second budget proposal, “prioritizing economic opportunity and access to higher education, making historic investments in public education, supporting law enforcement and public safety, ensuring people receive the care they need, and funding critical initiatives to help Pennsylvanians from our cities to our farmlands.” Our focus continues to be the impact of the
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