2017 Annual Report: A Year of Progress

On February 23, 1909, a small band of politically minded architects convened the first meeting of the Pennsylvania Association of the American Institute of Architects in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. On the agenda that day were discussions about what position the fledgling organization should take on a proposal requiring all architects to be licensed by the state…

The Case for Architects

American culture has promoted and encouraged an appreciation of design in the past few decades. From PBS’s “This Old House” and TLC’s “Trading Spaces” to the popular “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” on ABC and the recent “Fixer Upper” on HGTV, the American public is more aware of the benefits of design. Leading many to DIY…

Architects Action Day 2018: Advocating for Architects, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Nearly 50 AIA Pennsylvania and AIAS Drexel student members descended on the Capitol to advocate for architects on Tuesday, April 17th Eleven groups of AIA Pennsylvania members met with over 40 legislators/legislative staff and dropped off over 200 educational materials including issue briefs breaking down our key issues and a lego set “leave behind”, the evolution of 2017’s cube….

Signed, SEALED, Delivered! Congratulations to AIA Pennsylvania’s Newly Licensed Architects

Join us in congratulating the following AIA Pennsylvania members who through their extensive education, experience, and a series of rigorous exams earned their architecture license in 2018! Ms. Meghan M. Brennan, AIA Mr. Adam Castelli, AIA Miss Alexandria Chinikaylo, AIA Mr. Jordan G. Clark, AIA Mrs. Kristy M. Costanzo, AIA Daniel N. Dillow, AIA Mr. Robert A….

DGS Capital Project Funding Guide & AIA PA Member Feedback Request

The Pennsylvania Department of General Services Capital Project Funding Guide (Version 1.2 – January 3, 2018) provides a brief background and then describes how funding will be re-adjusted on existing projects and allocated on new projects. Public Works personnel, Client Agencies, and outside design professionals should refer to this memo as needed to continuously monitor project…

Firm & Member News // April 2018

Firm & Member News New Member Welcome Join us in extending a warm welcome to AIA Pennsylvania’s newest members! Amanda Baker, Assoc. AIA | Kieran Timberlake Ivette Batista, Assoc. AIA | Stantec Architecture and Engineering Meghan Brennan, AIA | JKRP Architects Adam Castelli, AIA | Bernardon PC Christopher Chilek, Assoc. AIA | Fancy Parsley Architecture…

Codes Update: RAC votes to adopt majority of 2015 ICC Commercial Codes

The Pennsylvania UCC Review and Advisory Council voted to adopt the majority of the 2015 ICC Commercial Codes (ADMIN, IWUIC, IBC FS, IBC Egress, IBC Structural, IBC General, IECC Commercial, IEBC, IFC, IFGC, IPC, IMC) with minor amendments at their March 20, 2018 and April 3, 2018 meetings. A full report will be submitted to the Secretary of…