Members Contributions Recognized with 2021 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has honored 13 projects by schools, businesses, and community organizations around the state with the 2021 Governor’s Awards for Environmental Excellence. Four of these projects recognize the contributions and collaboration of architects across the Commonwealth. “This year’s Environmental Excellence honorees showcase the innovation and passion that our students,…

Advocacy on the Boards | September 2021

“Advocacy On the Boards” is a monthly update from the AIA Pennsylvania Government Affairs Team to inform members of the great work “on the boards” ensuring architects are at the policymaker’s table to affect positive and equitable social, environmental, and economic outcomes for the profession and the commonwealth. This work includes lobbying state lawmakers, their…

Congratulations to Pennsylvania’s Newest Architects | September 2021

Join us in congratulating Pennsylvania’s newest architects of 2021! The following AIA Pennsylvania members have undergone an extensive process of education, experience, and examination to earn the title architect. 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 | September 2021

Join us in welcoming the newest AIA Pennsylvania members of 2021!  The following members made the move to join AIA from July 2021 – September 2021. AIA Central Pennsylvania Katrina M. Endresen, AIA Gail Chen, Associate AIA Drew T. Hohenwarter, AIA AIA Eastern Pennsylvania Jeff S. Gendell, AIA Zachary Hawk, Associate AIA Cindy G. Zheng,…

Advocacy on the Boards | August 2021

“Advocacy On the Boards” is a monthly update from the AIA Pennsylvania Government Affairs Team to inform members of the great work “on the boards” ensuring architects are at the policymaker’s table to affect positive and equitable social, environmental, and economic outcomes for the profession and the commonwealth. This work includes lobbying state lawmakers, their…

Submissions Open for the 2021 AIA Tri-State Design Awards

Submissions Open Regionally compete with your peers from AIA New Jersey, AIA New York State, and AIA Pennsylvania to be honored for architectural excellence! The AIA Tri-State Design Awards will be celebrated in conjunction with December’s virtual AIA Tri-State Conference set for December 8 – 10. The 2021 AIA Tri-State Design Awards program is accepting eligible project…

Advocacy on the Boards | July 2021

“Advocacy On the Boards” is a monthly update from the AIA Pennsylvania Government Affairs Team to inform members of the great work “on the boards” ensuring architects are at the policymaker’s table to affect positive and equitable social, environmental, and economic outcomes for the profession and the commonwealth. This work includes lobbying state lawmakers, their…

Building Codes and Maintenance are at the Core of Occupant Safety

James A. Mehaffey, AIA, chair of the AIA PA Building Codes Subcommittee, authored an opinion piece pitched by AIA Pennsylvania and published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on June 7th. Jim emphasizes the dual importance of building codes and maintenance in thwarting tragedies like Surfside. Jim also highlights the architect’s expertise and role in protecting the public’s health,…

Shriver Launches 9K Consulting

Ed Shriver, FAIA, a Founding Principal of Strada, retired from his role at the firm in December of 2020. He has launched a new chapter of his life and career with the advent of 9K Consulting, founded to help inventive, creative, and design-focused firms make and run their practices as creative studios and successful businesses. MBA…