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…

IS-DG Combines Culture, Design, and Business to Succeed in the Philadelphia Market

The Philadelphia Tribune – Ayana Jones, Tribune Staff Writer June 11, 2021 – Ian Smith is making his mark in the field of architecture. He leads the Ian Smith Design Group LLC, an award-winning full service architecture design firm. “I’d say we’re a unicorn,” Smith says describing his Fishtown-based company. “We’re one of very few that…

Architects Power their Way into the Top 30

On June 25th the Central Penn Business Journal Released their Power 30 for Construction and Real Estate, a list featuring several leaders and influencers in the architecture, engineering, and construction industries. Several AIA Pennsylvania architect members and allied members graced this list – a credit to their hard work and perseverance during a difficult year….

Coscia Moos Architecture Announces Rebrand and New Website Launch

Coscia Moos Architecture Announces Rebrand and New Website Launch Award-winning architectural firm updates brand to match its dynamic and creative work. Philadelphia, PA, June, 10, 2021 Coscia Moos, a Philadelphia-based architectural firm, announced today that it has completed a major rebranding effort. The rebrand reflects how Coscia Moos has evolved over the last 10 years…