Capitol Advocacy & Education

From its Harrisburg headquarters, AIA Pennsylvania manages state government affairs on behalf of all its members. The Government Affairs Committee, in collaboration with staff, oversees these responsibilities:

  • Reviews and monitors state legislative activities
  • Develops AIA Pennsylvania’s positions on legislative issues
  • Represents AIA Pennsylvania’s interests involving state agencies
  • Plans and implements advocacy and communication strategies
  • Informs and engages AIA members in government affairs activities (e.g., Architect’s Day)
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Major Legislative Issues


  • Updated Building Codes
    Status of 2015 I-Codes Adoption: The UCC Review and Advisory Council (RAC) is charged with reviewing the latest triennial code revisions of the ICC codes, except for the accessibility provisions, and must inform the Department of any code revisions that should be adopted into the UCC. On May 29, 2015, the UCC RAC informed the Department that 16 triennial code revisions shall be adopted. The department promulgated regulations based on the RAC’s adoptions. Therefore, the 2009 edition of the ICC codes remain in effect with the addition of the adopted 2015 code provisions.

    The Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council Report

    The Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council Clarification

  • School Construction Reimbursement
  • Mandatory Continuing Education
  • Green Building & Sustainable Design
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Mechanics’ Lien


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