MCE Passes the House

AIA Pennsylvania’s Mandatory Continuing Education Bill (HB 223) passed the house with 189 ayes to 8 nays on April 3rd. The last time our bill passed the house was in 2013 with 31 nay votes. This is an example of measurable improvement in our advocacy efforts and a direct result of the action taken by…

Architects Action Day Re-Cap 2017

The faces above represent the nearly 45 AIA Pennsylvania and AIAS Drexel student members that visited the state capitol to advocate for architects on Wednesday, March 22nd Ten groups of AIA Pennsylvania members met with over 45 legislators and/or legislative staff and dropped off over 200 educational materials including our 2017 issue briefs and an interactive…

Create a More Efficient and Economical Building Envelope with Intertek

AIA Pennsylvania is excited to introduce our newest Allied Member,  Intertek! Intertek knows architecture intimately. It’s no coincidence that in the building division of Intertek’s former life they were known as Architectural Testing Inc. (ATI). The research they have performed over the last several decades has been oriented towards creating a more efficient and economical building…

AIA Pennsylvania Honored with Three PASAE Laurel Awards

AIA Pennsylvania is proud to announce we are the recipients of three Pennsylvania Society of Association Executives (PASAE) Laurel Awards. The awards were presented at the Laurel Awards Gala during PASAE’s 2017 Educational Summit and Expo. AIA Pennsylvania defended our 2015 titles in the Large Association Government Affairs/Advocacy and Communications categories rounding out a third title for 2015’s Leadership & Development…

Jeffrey Pastva, AIA Honored with Young Architects Award

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently released this year’s recipients of its Young Architects Award, an annual program that the Institute has been running for 24 years recognizing those licensed for no more than 10 years who have made significant strides in the profession, both in terms of leadership and contributions. This year’s prestigious…

Projects Running Over Budget Reducing Profit and Delaying Completion? Ask a Business Advisor

brought to you by    QUESTION: My projects tend to run over budget reducing my profit and delaying completion. How can I realize the profit I need and still deliver the product the client expects? ANSWER: There are two things that typically cause these over runs in Architecture firms: excessive meetings and drawing iterations. Often…