Aging in (a Safer) Place

How Architecture can help us live longer and better, even during a pandemic. By Bea Spolidoro, AIA, WELL AP | Principal at Fisher ARCHitecture  Aging-in-place has become the preferred option for many when planning for their own future. Independence is precious. This said, entering a dedicated facility is an extreme step that for many families,…

AIA Pennsylvania Members Honored with 2020 Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards

Pennsylvania’s Historic Preservation Awards continue a tradition started in 1979 to honor excellence in preservation. The annual awards recognize significant contributions in the field of historic preservation made by both individuals and organizations. The Pennsylvania Historic Preservation Awards are presented annually by Preservation Pennsylvania. Congratulations to the AIA Pennsylvania member firms that contributed to these award…

L&I Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety COVID-19 FAQS & Suspended Regulations

  COVID-19 Building FAQs​ COVID-19 Uniform Construction Code (UCC) Certification FAQs Additional COVID-19 FAQs From the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry, Bureau of Occupational & Industrial Safety (BOIS) correspondence (April 2): The second item of importance is regarding items of our Acts, as well as items in the Department’s regulations, that are currently suspended….

COVID-19 Government Updates & Resources

AIA PA COVID-19 BULLETINS Governor Wolf Orders Physical Shutdown of Architecture Firms & Construction Clarification to Governor Wolf’s Order to Cease Construction Exceptions to Construction’s Non-Life-Sustaining Business Classification Waiver Extension & Revised Timing of Order Enforcement FAQ Essential vs. Non-Essential Construction & Building Inspections & Updates from AIA’s Disaster Assistance Program AIA Pennsylvania Forging Ahead…

AIA Small Firm Exchange Q1 2020 Update

I had the pleasure of attending AIA National’s Small Firm Exchange’s (SFx) Annual Meeting in Fayetteville, Arkansas from March 2nd thru the 4th as your Pennsylvania Representative. The SFx Member Group’s mission is to advance the mutual interests of architects practicing within small firms. Please find more information on the resources related to those interests…

COVID-19 Resource Round-Up

As the world faces an unprecedented “new normal”, many organizations including architecture firms have taken steps in response to the COVID-19 outbreak to protect the health of their employees, clients, and the community. We understand that architecture firms are no different. While every firm will have a unique set of circumstances, we are sharing some…

An Opportunity for Architects to Lead

A Message from AIA Pennsylvania President, Marc Mondor We are going through a remarkable time. The current Coronavirus crisis is impacting all of us – personally, societally, professionally.  As people, we are concerned for our relatives, friends and communities.  We are affected socially with the sudden absence of large events, whether sports, conferences, gatherings or…

Member & Firm News // February 2020

Member News State College Architect, Fred Fernsler, AIA, Celebrates 50 Years in Practice Feb. 20 marks Fernsler’s 50th year as a registered architect in Pennsylvania, and he continues to contribute to Centre County’s ever-changing landscapes. Read Centre Daily’s coverage of Fred’s Career and his lessons learned Read WTAJ’s coverage of Fred’s approach to developing business…