Key AIA-Pennsylvania State Government Contacts

PA Department of Education

333 Market Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
General Information:   717.783.6788
| Division of School Facilities:   717.787.5480

The mission of the Pennsylvania Department of Education is to lead and serve the educational community to grow into an inspired, productive, fulfilled lifelong learner.

Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency

2605 Interstate Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9364
Director:  717.651.2040

The mission of PEMA is to coordinate state agency response, including the Office of the Fire Commissioner and Office of Homeland Security, to support county and local governments in the areas of civil defense, disaster mitigation and preparedness, planning, and response to and recovery from man-made or natural disasters.

Department of Environmental Protection

P.O. Box 2063
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063
General Information:  717.783.2300

The DEP’s mission is to protect Pennsylvania’s air, land and water from pollution and to provide for the health and safety of its citizens through a cleaner environment. The department works as partners with individuals, organizations, governments and businesses to prevent pollution and restore our natural resources.

Bureau of Engineering and Architecture

18th and Herr Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17125
Director:  717.787.6200

The DGS mission is to provide high quality services at a good price to support the operation of state government. As the state’s purchaser of commodities and services, the manager of capital expenditures for buildings, and the entity that maintains and protects our facilities, it is imperative that we make cost-effective service our primary mission.

Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission

State Museum Building
300 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120-0024

Commission Information:  717.787.3362
Division of Preservation Services:  717.787.4215
Division of Grant Programs and Planning:  717.772.5071

Department of Labor & Industry

Labor and Industry Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
General Information:  717.787.5279

Industrial Board

Room 1622 Labor and Industry Building
Seventh and Forster Streets, Harrisburg PA 17120
Phone:  717.787.6114

Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety

Building Codes Website: (Click on Quick Links: Building Code)
Buildings Section, Buildings Plan Examination Manager:   717.787.3806
Asbestos/Lead:   717.772.3396
Boiler Section:   717.787.2923
Elevator Section:   717.787.3765
Accessibility Advisory Board:   717.787.3329

Department of State

State Architects Licensure Board
Penn Center
2601 North Third Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649

Phone:  717.783.3397
Fax:     717.705.5540
License renewal cycle and fees: Licenses expire June 30 of every odd-numbered year. The board mails renewal notices 2 to 3 months prior to the license expiration date. Notices are mailed to the most recent address the licensee has reported to the Board. The Postal Service does not forward licenses. If you have not received your renewal notice information, you may download a copy of the renewal application from the State Architects Licensure Board website.

Pennsylvania Rural Development Council

506 Finance Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Phone:   717.772.9030
Fax:    717.705.0354

The mission of the Pennsylvania Rural Development Council is to strengthen the capacity of rural Pennsylvania to prosper in a changing economic and social climate.

Department of Community & Economic Development

400 North Street, 4th Floor
Commonwealth Keystone Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120-0225

Phone:  866.466.3972
Office of Community Development:  717.787.5327

The mission of the Department of Community and Economic Development is to foster opportunities for businesses and communities to succeed and thrive in a global economy, thereby enabling Pennsylvanians to achieve a superior quality of life. The Department ensures growth and development in our businesses and communities across Pennsylvania.

Department of Conservation & Natural Resources

Bureau of Facility Design and Construction
Rachel Carson State Office Building  P.O. Box 8451
400 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8451

Phone:   717.787.2869 or 717.787.7398
Fax:   717.705.5549

Maintaining the infrastructure of DCNR is the job of Facility Design and Construction. The bureau’s engineers design and manage construction projects for bridges, water and sewage systems, swimming pools, beach areas and dams in the state parks and forests. Through four regional offices, technical support is also given, and bids are taken every year for the completion of many building projects.

Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

211 North Front Street
P.O. Box 8029, Harrisburg, PA 17105

Phone:  717.780.3800
Fax:  717.780.1865

In order to make the Commonwealth a better place to live while fostering community and economic development, the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency provides capital for decent, safe and affordable homes and apartments for older adults, persons of modest means and those persons with special housing needs.

Pennsylvania Capitol Preservation Committee

Room 630 Main Capitol Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120

Phone:  717.783.6484
Fax:   717.772.0742