ICC Call for Applications to New IECC Development Committees Open Through April 23

On March 4, 2021, the International Code Council (ICC) Board of Directors voted to change the process for developing the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). Beginning this year, the IECC will no longer be developed using code development committees that the ICC uses to develop the other I-Codes. The ICC will instead employ its process for developing standards, called a consensus…

Not Too Late to Tele-Advocate

Thirty-six AIA Pennsylvania members took the pledge to telephone their state legislators on Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021, for Architects Tele-Action Day. Not one of the 36? Rest assured, it’s never too late to advocate! Pledge to call your state Senator and Representative to set up a time to tele-advocate in the next few weeks. Your…

Housing and Community Development Subcommittee Takes Shape

AIA Pennsylvania’s newly formed Housing and Community Development Subcommittee chaired by Ken Doyno, AIA, President of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, has established its mission and goals. Mission The American Institute of Architects of Pennsylvania’s Housing and Community Development Subcommittee evaluates policy and legislative activity to advance, inspire, and advocate for our profession’s interests in single-family and…

New Member Welcome | March 2021

Join us in welcoming the newest AIA Pennsylvania members of 2021!  The following members made the move to join AIA from January 2021 – March 2021. AIA Central Pennsylvania Timothy M. Holland, Assoc. AIA Monica L. Pacyna, Assoc. AIA Danika R. Sleeger-Dallam, AIA AIA Eastern Pennsylvania Brian K. Hillestad, AIA AIA Northwestern Pennsylvania Esra N….

Advocacy On the Boards | March 2021

Introducing “Advocacy On the Boards,” a monthly update from the AIA Pennsylvania Government Affairs Team to inform members of the great work “on the boards” 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 work includes lobbying state lawmakers,…

Congratulations to Pennsylvania’s Newest Architects | March 2021

Join us in congratulating Pennsylvania’s newest architects of 2020! 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…

The Microsoft Exchange Hack: What You Need to Know to Secure Your Firm’s Data

  The Microsoft Exchange Hack: What You Need to Know to Secure Your Firm’s Data Content courtesy of Beazley   Earlier this month, Microsoft revealed that hackers have been targeting and launching cyberattacks against small and medium-sized organizations by exploiting vulnerabilities in on-premises versions of its Exchange Server software including Exchange Server 2013, Exchange Server…

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…