AIA Pennsylvania Chapters

AIA Pennsylvania’s nearly 3,000 members are served through eight regional chapters. Click on the interactive map below to connect with other leading architects in your community.
AIA Bucks County
Counties: Bucks
Chapter Website:
www.aiabuckscounty.com
AIA Central PA
Counties: Adams, Cumberland,
Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata,
Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour,
Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, York
Chapter Website:
www.aiacentralpa.org
AIA Eastern PA
Counties: Berks, Carbon, Lehigh,
Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill
Chapter Website:
www.aiaeasternpa.org
AIA Middle PA
Counties: Bedford, Blair, Cambria,
Centre, Clearfield, Clinton,
Huntingdon, Lycoming, Mifflin,
Potter, Tioga, Union
Chapter Website:
www.aiamiddlepa.org
AIA Northeastern PA
Counties: Bradford, Columbia,
Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Sullivan,
Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming
Chapter Website:
aianepa.org
AIA Northwestern PA
Counties: Cameron, Clarion, Crawford,
Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean,
Mercer, Venango, Warren
AIA Philadelphia
Counties: Chester, Delaware, Montgomery,
Philadelphia
Chapter Website:
aiaphiladelphia.org
AIA Pittsburgh
Counties: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver,
Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence,
Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland
Chapter Website:
aiapgh.org

 

AIA Pennsylvania Committees

2019 MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES


Audit Committee

Chair……………………………………………………………………………………. Raymond Sinagra, AIA – Treasurer

Staff Liaison……………………………………………………………………. Stephen Swarney – Executive Director

NOTE: This committee is a closed committee not accepting additional members. Reporting to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, the Audit Committee holds two, designated spots for (1) AIA Pennsylvania’s Treasurer and (2) AIA Pennsylvania’s Executive Director.

Nominating Committee

Chair…………………………………………………………………………………… Marc Mondor, AIA – President elect

Staff Liaison……………………………………………………………………. Stephen Swarney – Executive Director

NOTE: This committee is a closed committee not accepting additional members. Reporting to the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, the Nominating Committee is holds two, designated spots for (1) AIA Pennsylvania’s President-elect and (2) AIA Pennsylvania’s Executive Director.

Strategic Partnerships Committee

Chair………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Steve Krug, AIA

Staff Liaison……………………………………………………………………. Stephen Swarney – Executive Director


2019 PROGRAM COMMITTEES


Government Affairs Committee

Chair………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Jeff Pastva, AIA

Staff Liaison………………………………………………………. Amal Mahrouki – Director of Legislative Affairs

The mission of the AIA Pennsylvania Government Affairs Committee is to influence state legislation and policy to help the profession and to be an essential resource to members.  We understand the making, impact and effect of the built environment as it pertains to health safety and welfare.  We are the resource to educate legislators, officials, funders and the public about the value of architects and architecture.  We oversee relationships between the various government agencies regarding our practice.

Building Codes Subcommittee

Chair…………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Al Comly, AIA

Staff Liaison………………………………………………. Amal Mahrouki – Director of Legislative Affairs

The Building Codes Subcommittee makes recommendations concerning all building and other related codes impacting the architectural profession. The members are responsible for reviewing legislation and providing input in a swift manner. The Chair should attend all Review Advisory Council meetings if possible.

Education (School Construction) Subcommittee

Chair………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Jay Clough, AIA

Staff Liaison………………………………………………. Amal Mahrouki – Director of Legislative Affairs

The School Construction Subcommittee is responsible for making recommendations concerning all educational issues impacting the architectural profession. The members are responsible for reviewing legislation and providing input in a swift manner.

Subcommittee on the Environment (COTE)

Chair……………………………………………………………………………………………………… Marc Mondor, AIA

Staff Liaison………………………………………………. Amal Mahrouki – Director of Legislative Affairs

The Committee on the Environment Subcommittee makes recommendations on legislative issues dedicated to the advancement of sustainable design practices and advocates on behalf of AIA architects for sustainable, high performance design of the built environment.

DGS & Procurement Working Group

Chair…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Steve Krug, AIA

Staff Liaison………………………………………………. Amal Mahrouki – Director of Legislative Affairs

The DGS & Procurement Subcommittee meets with the Department of General Services on a quarterly basis. It also makes recommendations concerning state procurement and public works.

Practice Encroachment Task Force

Chair…………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Adam Trott, AIA

Staff Liaison………………………………………………. Amal Mahrouki – Director of Legislative Affairs

The Practice Encroachment Task Force meets as needed and makes recommendations concerning the intrusion of the architectural profession from other industries, professions, and occupations. The members are responsible for reviewing legislation and providing input in a swift manner.

Legal Reform Task Force

Chair……………………………………………………………………………………………. Mary McClenaghan, AIA

Staff Liaison………………………………………………. Amal Mahrouki – Director of Legislative Affairs

The Legal Reform Task Force makes recommendations on legislative issues concerning the Statue of Repose, Tort Reform, and Certificate of Merit.

Licensure Task Force

Chair…………………………………………………………………………………………………… Bruce Johnson, AIA

Staff Liaison………………………………………………. Amal Mahrouki – Director of Legislative Affairs

The Licensure Task Force is responsible for reviewing and reporting any abuse from other professionals against the architectural profession. The Chairman attends all Architecture Licensure Board meetings.

P3 Task Force

Chair………………………………………………………………………………………………. Raymond Sinagra, AIA

Staff Liaison………………………………………………. Amal Mahrouki – Director of Legislative Affairs

The Public Private Partnership (P3) Subcommittee makes recommendations on legislative issues concerning the use of these partnerships for the architectural profession.

Historic Preservation Task Force

Chair…………………………………………………………………………………………………… Scott Compton, AIA

Staff Liaison………………………………………………. Amal Mahrouki – Director of Legislative Affairs

The Pennsylvania Historic Tax Credit program is set to sunset in 2020.  Re-authorizing and expanding the Pennsylvania Historic Tax Credit is a priority to retain investment in and renew historic buildings within our local communities. This task force will meet monthly to discuss strategy, legislative language, coalition building, and grassroots efforts.

Grassroots Advocacy Subcommittee

Chair…………………………………………………………………………………………………… Raymond Bowman, AIA

Staff Liaison…………………………………………………….. Olivia Perry – Director of Communications

The purpose of the Grassroots Advocacy Subcommittee is to act as the communications and grassroots engagement arm of the Government Affairs Committee. Specific initiatives include mobilizing the PLAN (The Pennsylvania Legislative Action Network), drumming up excitement for Architects Action Day and District Days, enhancing Town Halls and virtual listening sessions, and inspiring the next generation of Citizen Architects through introduction to civic engagement.

Outreach, Programming, & Foresight Committee

Chair………………………………………………………………………………………………. Betty Bluvshtein, Assoc. AIA

Staff Liaison…………………………………………………………….. Olivia Perry – Director of Communications

The intended purpose of the Outreach Committee is to address and direct member feedback to form strategic content and programming. Initiatives vetted in this committee and by leadership will be disseminated to working taskforces that report back to this small, strategic steering committee that will act as a think and plan tank.

Component Connection Committee

Chair…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Beth Maier, AIA

Staff Liaison…………………………………………………………….. Olivia Perry – Director of Communications

The newly formed Component Connection Committee is taking on the function of the Membership Committee with streamlined intent. Member recruitment, retention, and value remains top of mind. The Committee will function to connect the 8 local component chapter leaders (Presidents/President-elects) to the state and to each other to share best practices and keep current with key pieces of membership information disseminated by AIA National. This committee will also allow AIA Pennsylvania to have a better pulse on what is happening with the locals and vice versa. State and local programming partnerships will be an ongoing initiative tackled by this committee.

Committee on Design

Chair……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Bob Kelly, AIA

Staff Liaison…………………………………………………………….. Olivia Perry – Director of Communications

The newly name Committee on Design’s purpose is to promote design excellence among members of AIA Pennsylvania, the broader design community, and the public at large.

The main function of the Committee on Design is to provide a platform to showcase excellence in design that is produced by AIA Pennsylvania architects and selected by a panel of distinguished jurors. The committee organizes and implements the annual AIA PA Architectural Excellence Design & Special Awards.

Small Firm Exchange (SFxPA)

Chair………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Gwen Dakis, AIA

Staff Liaison…………………………………………………………….. Olivia Perry – Director of Communications

The Small Firm Exchange PA is the Pennsylvania arm of the National AIA SFx. Objectives of SFxPA are in accordance with National’s tenants:

  1. Advocate for small firms within the AIA and in outside organizations and agencies
  2. Promote leadership in Small Firm professional practice and leadership resources
  3. Identify legislative and political issues that impact small firms and bring awareness to these issues with the partnership of the Government Affairs Committee and Grassroots Advocacy Committee
  4. Plan and executive SFxPA Conference biannually alternating with regional conference.

Emerging Professionals Committee (EPiC)

Chair………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Elysia Mikkelsen

Staff Liaison…………………………………………………………….. Olivia Perry – Director of Communications

AIA Pennsylvania “Emerging Professionals” are architecture students, Associate AIA members, and Architects licensed for 10 years or less. The purpose of the Emerging Professionals Committee (EPiC) is to promote the professional development of Emerging Professionals in the Commonwealth through leadership, mentorship, and fellowship.

Political Action Committee (PAC)

Chair…………………………………………………………………………………………………………… Scott Compton, AIA

Staff Liaison………………………………………………………. Amal Mahrouki – Director of Legislative Affairs

The purpose of the PA PAC is to support the mission of AIA Pennsylvania by soliciting voluntary personal contributions of financial support to state legislators who advance the interest of the architectural industry. The committee shall develop strategies for increased member donations and help to plan and promote events. The committee shall approve all expenditures in connection with the attempt to influence the positions of state legislators.