Riverlife and evolve environment :: architecture were honored by the American Planning Association

“Completing the Loop” Plan Wins National Award for Excellence in Sustainability Riverlife and evolve environment :: architecture were honored by the American Planning Association (APA) for the plan, which outlines a 10-year vision to connect, enhance, and expand Pittsburgh’s network of riverfront parks, trails, and public green spaces. The Completing the Loop plan for Pittsburgh’s…

Avazier Honored with 2022 AIA Young Architect Award

Congratulations to Paul J. Avazier, AIA, associate principal at Philadelphia’s Atkin Olshin Schade Architects for the honor of being among the 23 recipients of the 2022 AIA Young Architects Award. The AIA Young Architects Award honors individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant contributions to the architecture profession early in their careers. Paul…

​New Member Welcome | March 2022

Join us in welcoming the newest AIA Pennsylvania members from across the state!  The following  45 members joined AIA from January 2022 – March 2022. AIA Bucks County Katelyn McKenna, Associate AIA Matthew Young, Associate AIA Jack Whalen, Associate AIA AIA Eastern Pennsylvania JC Laucks, Associate AIA Eduardo Perez, Associate AIA Michael Stauffer, Associate AIA…

​Meet Pennsylvania’s Newest Architects | March 2022

Join us in congratulating Pennsylvania’s newest architects! The following AIA Pennsylvania members have undergone an extensive process of education, experience, and examination to earn the title architect from January 2022 – March 2022. Architectural licensing is exclusively granted when candidates demonstrate professional education, complete a rigorous program of practical experience under the supervision of a…

2021 AIA Pennsylvania Year in Review

AIA Pennsylvania is proud to share the 2021 Year in Review, Architectural Excellence Showcase, and Firm Directory publication. As its name suggests, the publication recaps 2021’s achievements, programs, and initiatives, celebrates the Architectural Excellence Design, COTE, and Special Awards recipients, and recognizes last year’s Architectural Excellence Design Awards finalists. The publication also features a directory…

Pennsylvania College of Technology Pursues NAAB Accreditation with New B.Arch Program

Originally published on PCToday 02.03.2022 A new Bachelor of Architecture degree at Pennsylvania College of Technology, set to begin accepting students in Fall 2023 (and possibly sooner), will dramatically shorten graduates’ path to professional licensure and markedly broaden their employment opportunities. With Thursday’s approval by the Penn College Board of Directors, the Construction and Architectural…

Michael Johns Appointed to the State Architects Licensure Board

Michael Johns, FAIA, NOMA, LEED AP will officially join the Pennsylvania State Architects Licensure Board during the second board meeting of 2022 set for early March. Michael established his firm Mdesigns + MWJ Consulting LLC in 2007 as a Philadelphia-based Architecture, Planning and Development consulting firm specializing in assisting Public and Private sector clients in residential, retail…

Advocacy on the Boards | February 2022

“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…