AIA Pennsylvania Members Lobby Congress to Secure $300 Billion for Climate Action and Resilient Design

Nearly 20 AIA Pennsylvania members and staff participated in the AIA Grassroots Virtual Hill Day. AIA Pennsylvania Executive Director, Stephen Swarney and Director of Legislative Affairs, Amal Mahrouki, held a pre-planning meeting with members to coordinate and strategize on the direction and messaging for the virtual congressional meetings. AIA Pennsylvania member advocates and staff joined…

Charting the Profession’s Priorities | 2021 – 2022 Legislative Survey Insights

  In line with the two-year legislative session cycle, AIA Pennsylvania looks to the membership to share their insights on key issues impacting the profession, the built environment, and Pennsylvania communities. The biennial Legislative Survey prioritizes key issues as determined by the membership. In late 2020, 194 members shared their feedback and insights to help…

American Institute of Architects Elevates Six Pennsylvania Architects to the College of Fellows

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has elevated 102 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, AIA’s highest membership honor, for their exceptional work and contributions to architecture and society. Six AIA Pennsylvania members are among the 2021 Class of Fellows from across the nation. The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects…

How the Governor’s Proposed Budget Could Impact Architects’ Interests

The governor has revealed his proposal for a $37.837 billion General Fund budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year, an increase of $3.788 billion or 11.1 percent. Under the banner of “Back to Work PA,” formerly “Restore PA,” the governor’s proposal champions targeted investment into the economy and workforce. In his budget address, delivered virtually February…

Meet the AIA Pennsylvania Government Affairs Team

Meet the team leading the charge to ensure architects are at the policymaker’s table to affect positive and equitable social, environmental, and economic outcomes for the profession and the commonwealth. This includes lobbying state lawmakers, their staff, and other government officials and agencies to provide architects’ guidance on policies that impact the built environment and…

Announcing the 2021 AIA Pennsylvania President, Board, and Leadership

The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects, AIA Pennsylvania, is proud to announce its 2021 Board of Directors and governing Executive Committee members led by 2021 AIA Pennsylvania President, Jeffrey Pastva, AIA, CPHC, NCARB.  “As we head into 2021, I remain optimistic because architects are problem solvers and we’re citizens in this country…

Positioning Architects as a Resource for 2021-2022 Legislative Session

AIA Pennsylvania is committed to working with the newly announced 2021-2022 legislative session Senate and House Committee Chairs to offer architects as a resource on key issues impacting Pennsylvania communities, the construction industry, the environment, and the architecture profession. The Government Affairs team will be building relationships with the following key committees over the two-year…

Architects Working in Healthcare Environments May Be Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccine

Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine recently issued guidance on vaccine access for health care personnel falling within Phase 1A of Pennsylvania’s interim vaccination plan. Health care personnel are defined as paid and unpaid persons serving in health care settings who have the potential for direct or indirect exposure to patients or infectious materials. These health care…

Member News & Insights | December 2020

Philadelphia Firm Team Members Highlighted for the Preservation of the Home of Pioneering African American Artist  CICADA Architecture/Planning and ISA team members were recently highlighted in the Philadelphia Inquirer for forming the Dox Thrash House Project to raise awareness and funds with the goal of not only saving the historic house but promoting the idea…