Legislative Victories For and By Pennsylvania’s Architects Create Better Commonwealth Communities

Grassroots Victories for Pennsylvania Architects and Communities The $34 billion dollar budget (HB 790) has passed and is in the hands of the Governor. Highlights include increased funding for education, school safety, and added funding for job creation. The legislative victories outlined below include AIA Pennsylvania-led initiatives that have been implemented into the Tax Code,…

Call for Submissions & Nominations! 2019 Architectural Excellence Design Awards & Special Awards

Call for AIA Pennsylvania Design Excellence AIA Pennsylvania is accepting project submissions for the 2019 Architectural Excellence Design Awards program. These awards recognize significant achievements by AIA Pennsylvania members to contribute to a better and more sustainable built environment. Submissions are open now until Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:59 pm EST. Download 2019’s Architectural…

Meet Pennsylvania’s Newest Architects

Join us in congratulating Pennsylvania’s newest architects! The following AIA Pennsylvania members have undergone an extensive process of education, experience, and examination to earn the title architect in 2019. Architectural licensing is exclusively granted when candidates demonstrate professional education, complete a rigorous program of practical experience under the supervision of a licensed architect and pass…

New Member Welcome | April 2019

Join us in welcoming the newest members of from across Pennsylvania! AIA Bucks County Greg Lehman, AIA AIA Central Pennsylvania Lauren Bennett AIA Daniel Gagliano AIA Ashley O’Hern Assoc. AIA AIA Northwestern Pennsylvania Aneta Dziechciaruk, Assoc. AIA AIA Philadelphia  Ayad Al Shathir, Assoc. AIA Daniel Barker, AIA Richard Dengler, Assoc. AIA Jamie Doran, AIA Laura…

District Days Establish Architects As Trusted Resource for PA Legislators & Communities

Throughout the month of April, AIA Pennsylvania arranged for engaged, “citizen architects” to meet with their state legislators back home in the district. The opportunity for AIA Pennsylvania members to build relationships with their elected officials by way of district meetings started last year as a follow-up supplement to Architects Action Day. This year, district…

AIA Pennsylvania Adopts 2030 Resolution

Endorsing Energy Efficient and Sustainable Design and Construction FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE On March 26, 2019, the AIA Pennsylvania Board of Directors unanimously adopted its first resolution emphasizing the organization’s commitment to high-performance buildings and sustainable design in the Commonwealth. Architects are uniquely positioned to positively impact the built environment by ensuring that sustainable design is…

Meet AIA Pennsylvania’s NCARB Licensing Advisor: Kathryn Doyle

Kathryn is a graduate of Penn State University’s Stuckeman School where she obtained her Professional Masters of Architecture degree. This was following her undergraduate degree at the Boston Architectural College where she participated in a cooperative learning environment and gained valuable on the job training while pursuing her degree. Her studies allowed her to find…

AIA Pennsylvania Attends Governor Wolf’s Executive Order Ceremonial Signing Ushering In New Environmental Standards for the Commonwealth

Governor Tom Wolf has signed the first statewide climate goal to reduce carbon emissions by 26 percent by 2025 from 2005. Up until now, Pennsylvania did not have a greenhouse gas emissions goal. The executive order establishes the first statewide goal to reduce carbon pollution in Pennsylvania, which is contributing to climate change. The executive order also establishes the GreenGov Council to boost green and sustainable practices…

That’s a Wrap! A President’s Reflections on AIA Pennsylvania’s Accomplishments in 2018

2018 has been a tremendous year for AIA Pennsylvania and I couldn’t be happier with our many achievements.  On the legislative front, AIA Pennsylvania and the Government Affairs Committee headed by Marc Mondor advocated for the passage or four key issues that became laws.  On the sustainability front, we worked with coalitions to pass a…