New Member Welcome // June 2018

Join us in welcoming the newest members of AIA Pennsylvania! Alina M. Ahmad, Assoc. AIA Cynthia Anastasiou, Assoc. AIA Angela Baehr, AIA Ramune Bartuskaite, Assoc. AIA Jeremy D. Beatty, AIA Brian J. Bollens Jr., Assoc. AIA Sarah Davis, Assoc. AIA Stephen Foss, Assoc. AIA Alexander M. Good, Assoc. AIA Carol Hickey, Assoc. AIA Samantha A….

New Member Welcome // May 2018

Join us in welcoming the newest members of AIA Pennsylvania! Julia Cauller, Assoc. AIA Jeffrey Foreman, AIA Darius Hopkins, Assoc. AIA Smita Jantre, Assoc. AIA Lauren Jester, Assoc. AIA Marat Kanafin, Assoc. AIA Eric Linn, Assoc. AIA Chao Liu, Assoc. AIA Vera Neumann-Sachs , AIA Diana Nguyen, Assoc. AIA Michael Penzel, Assoc. AIA Nicholas Rebeck,…

NEW Additions to the On-Demand Continuing Education Webinar & Lecture Archive

Exit Your Firm in Style >> Identify and understand key issues in transferring ownership that have been identified by thought leaders in the profession. Learn how to value a professional services firm and pinpoint the key valuation and operating benchmarks for Architectural firms. Determine which exit strategy is best for you and your firm. Selections…

Architects’ License Application Update Effective June 15, 2018

Effective June 15, 2018, the Professional and Occupational Affairs Bureau at the Pennsylvania Department of State will no longer be accepting paper initial applications for an architects’ license. Additionally, they have removed questions related to criminal history and will instead be using the Pennsylvania State Police’s Access to Criminal History (PATCH) system.  However, there is a…

AIA Pennsylvania Introduces the Girl Scouts to Architecture at STEM Expo

AIA Pennsylvania members Elysia Mikkelsen, Assoc. AIA, Kelsey Leed, AIA, and Stephanie Dando, Assoc. AIA all of Crabtree Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects represented AIA Pennsylvania at the Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania STEM Expo at Millersville University last past Saturday, May 19th. Equipped with the guidance of the Justine Tarrant, Assoc. AIA, co-founder of AIS: Architecture…

Moving PA’s Infrastructure Foward

On Friday April 27, the Construction Legislative Council of Western Pennsylvania had the opportunity to host State legislators on a bus tour of the Pittsburgh region.  The Moving PA Forward Infrastructure Bus Tour was a full-day bus tour created to highlight current prominent projects in Southwestern Pennsylvania and to show the need for robust public-private…

AIA Pennsylvania Members Quoted in PlanCon Advisory Committee’s Report

AIA Pennsylvania’s Director of Legislative Affairs, Amal Mahrouki, was in attendance as the PA Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee made several recommendations Wednesday (May 23rd) regarding the state’s reimbursement program for school districts for costs associated with construction and reconstruction and lease of public school buildings (commonly known as PlanCon). These recommendations…

2017 Annual Report: A Year of Progress

On February 23, 1909, a small band of politically minded architects convened the first meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of the American Institute of Architects in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. On the agenda that day were discussions about what position the fledgling organization should take on a proposal requiring all architects to be licensed by the state…

Architects Action Day 2018: Advocating for Architects, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Nearly 50 AIA Pennsylvania and AIAS Drexel student members descended on the Capitol to advocate for architects on Tuesday, April 17th Eleven groups of AIA Pennsylvania members met with over 40 legislators/legislative staff and dropped off over 200 educational materials including issue briefs breaking down our key issues and a lego set “leave behind”, the evolution of 2017’s cube….

The Case for Architects

American culture has promoted and encouraged an appreciation of design in the past few decades. From PBS’s “This Old House” and TLC’s “Trading Spaces” to the popular “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC and the recent “Fixer Upper” on HGTV, the American public is more aware of the benefits of design. Leading many to DIY…