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…

Newly Formed AIA National Committee on Climate Action and Design Excellence (CCADE) Shares Update

Launching with a Few Tailwinds The AIA Committee on Climate Action and Design Excellence (CCADE) has been busy with initiatives both internal and external to the Institute.  CCADE is a new board committee established this year comprised of a variety of national subject matter experts working to better integrate the Institute’s climate action goals into all of the Institute’s committees…

Bright Common Honored as 2021 Design Vanguard by Architectural Record

For the past 20 years Architectural Record has honored 10 emerging practices advancing issues of form, construction, sustainability, and community engagement.  Their annual selections represent the promise of the future generation of architects. This year, AIA Pennsylvania member Bright Common was honored as a 2021 Design Vanguard from a pool of international applicants.  In Record’s…

Advocacy on the Boards | June 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 Architectural Excellence Design & COTE Awards

SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE 2021 ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE AWARDS Each year, AIA Pennsylvania celebrates the great work that Pennsylvania’s architects are doing to affect positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes for their clients and communities. The 2021 AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design & COTE Awards program is accepting submissions now through 11:59 pm Thursday, September 9,…

Congratulations to Pennsylvania’s Newest Architects | June 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 | June 2021

Join us in welcoming the newest AIA Pennsylvania members of 2021!  The following members made the move to join AIA from April 2021 – June 2021. AIA Central Pennsylvania Beverly H. Brockway, Associate AIA Scott G. Eldridge, Associate AIA Jessie Ellis, Associate AIA Teresa A. Pecher, Associate AIA AIA Eastern Pennsylvania Sophia Assaf-Bautista, Associate AIA…