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Day Trip Destinations
Looking to get out of the house for the day or weekend? Check out these great regional destinations. Pictures above: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, by IKM Incorporated (Design Pittsburgh Certificate of Merit - Architecture and Green Design Citation Winner, 2007). Photography: Denmarsh Photography.

Looking to get out of the house for the day or weekend? Check out these great regional destinations. Pictures above: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, by IKM Incorporated (Design Pittsburgh Certificate of Merit - Architecture and Green Design Citation Winner, 2007). Photography: Denmarsh Photography.

Looking to get out of the house for the day or weekend? Check out these great regional destinations. Pictures above: Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, by IKM Incorporated (Design Pittsburgh Certificate of Merit - Architecture and Green Design Citation Winner, 2007). Photography: Denmarsh Photography.

The National Aviary Renovation and Expansion by Springboard Architecture. The Aviary has undergone a multi-phase expansion to create an environment to stimulate visitors’ imaginations about birds, nature, and the world around us. The project included renovating the Main Hall, adding an outdoor penguin viewing space, the FliteZone Theater, and a Rooftop Raptor Encounter, which showcases live raptor lure-flying demonstrations. Photography: Denmarsh Photography.

The National Aviary Renovation and Expansion by Springboard Architecture. The Aviary has undergone a multi-phase expansion to create an environment to stimulate visitors’ imaginations about birds, nature, and the world around us. The project included renovating the Main Hall, adding an outdoor penguin viewing space, the FliteZone Theater, and a Rooftop Raptor Encounter, which showcases live raptor lure-flying demonstrations. Photography: Denmarsh Photography.

The National Aviary Renovation and Expansion by Springboard Architecture. The Aviary has undergone a multi-phase expansion to create an environment to stimulate visitors’ imaginations about birds, nature, and the world around us. The project included renovating the Main Hall, adding an outdoor penguin viewing space, the FliteZone Theater, and a Rooftop Raptor Encounter, which showcases live raptor lure-flying demonstrations. Photography: Denmarsh Photography.

Drake Well Museum Renovation and Addition, by Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel. Located in Titusville, PA, the site had an early history of oil seeps and pits until Edwin L. Drake drilled for and struck oil, launching an industry of profound impact. The historic site includes a replica of the Drake Well drilling structure, the Museum Building, which was renovated in 2010, the Entrance Building, and a collection of operating oil field equipment and structures. Photography: Massery Photography, Inc.

Drake Well Museum Renovation and Addition, by Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel. Located in Titusville, PA, the site had an early history of oil seeps and pits until Edwin L. Drake drilled for and struck oil, launching an industry of profound impact. The historic site includes a replica of the Drake Well drilling structure, the Museum Building, which was renovated in 2010, the Entrance Building, and a collection of operating oil field equipment and structures. Photography: Massery Photography, Inc.

Drake Well Museum Renovation and Addition, by Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel. Located in Titusville, PA, the site had an early history of oil seeps and pits until Edwin L. Drake drilled for and struck oil, launching an industry of profound impact. The historic site includes a replica of the Drake Well drilling structure, the Museum Building, which was renovated in 2010, the Entrance Building, and a collection of operating oil field equipment and structures. Photography: Massery Photography, Inc.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter, by Pfaffmann + Associates, P.C. The Meadowcroft Rockshelter is one of the largest intact rockshelters in Pennsylvania. The enclosure both protects and interprets one of the most important sites excavated in the United States in a way that helps visitors understand its natural and cultural importance. (Design Pittsburgh Silver Medal winner, 2008). Photography: Massery Photography, Inc.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter, by Pfaffmann + Associates, P.C. The Meadowcroft Rockshelter is one of the largest intact rockshelters in Pennsylvania. The enclosure both protects and interprets one of the most important sites excavated in the United States in a way that helps visitors understand its natural and cultural importance. (Design Pittsburgh Silver Medal winner, 2008). Photography: Massery Photography, Inc.

Meadowcroft Rockshelter, by Pfaffmann + Associates, P.C. The Meadowcroft Rockshelter is one of the largest intact rockshelters in Pennsylvania. The enclosure both protects and interprets one of the most important sites excavated in the United States in a way that helps visitors understand its natural and cultural importance. (Design Pittsburgh Silver Medal winner, 2008). Photography: Massery Photography, Inc.

Sportsworks at the Carnegie Science Center, by Renaissance 3 Architects. Photography: Massery Photography, Inc.

Sportsworks at the Carnegie Science Center, by Renaissance 3 Architects. Photography: Massery Photography, Inc.

Sportsworks at the Carnegie Science Center, by Renaissance 3 Architects. Photography: Massery Photography, Inc.

Erie Art Museum by EDGE studio. Located in downtown Erie, PA, the Erie Art Museum has undergone a renovation and expansion to redefine it as a recurring destination for the community, providing new spaces for permanent and traveling exhibitions, a performance space, a cafe, and an outdoor sculpture garden. (Design Pittsburgh Certificate of Merit – Architecture winner, 2011). Photography: David Joseph Photography.

Erie Art Museum by EDGE studio. Located in downtown Erie, PA, the Erie Art Museum has undergone a renovation and expansion to redefine it as a recurring destination for the community, providing new spaces for permanent and traveling exhibitions, a performance space, a cafe, and an outdoor sculpture garden. (Design Pittsburgh Certificate of Merit – Architecture winner, 2011). Photography: David Joseph Photography.

Erie Art Museum by EDGE studio. Located in downtown Erie, PA, the Erie Art Museum has undergone a renovation and expansion to redefine it as a recurring destination for the community, providing new spaces for permanent and traveling exhibitions, a performance space, a cafe, and an outdoor sculpture garden. (Design Pittsburgh Certificate of Merit – Architecture winner, 2011). Photography: David Joseph Photography.

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts by MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni. Designed by Hoffman-Henon of Philadelphia, the Stanley Theatre opened in 1928. Once the largest movie theater in Western Pennsylvania, and then a venue for traveling musicals, comedians, and rock concerts, the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts opened in 1987 after a historical restoration and major new addition. The theater has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts by MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni. Designed by Hoffman-Henon of Philadelphia, the Stanley Theatre opened in 1928. Once the largest movie theater in Western Pennsylvania, and then a venue for traveling musicals, comedians, and rock concerts, the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts opened in 1987 after a historical restoration and major new addition. The theater has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Benedum Center for the Performing Arts by MacLachlan, Cornelius & Filoni. Designed by Hoffman-Henon of Philadelphia, the Stanley Theatre opened in 1928. Once the largest movie theater in Western Pennsylvania, and then a venue for traveling musicals, comedians, and rock concerts, the Benedum Center for the Performing Arts opened in 1987 after a historical restoration and major new addition. The theater has been added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Powdermill Nature Reserve by Pfaffmann + Associates, P.C. The Powdermill Nature Reserve underwent an expansion and renovation in 2006 in which the building was made to be used as an “exhibit” or teaching tool. Design strategies were implemented to minimize waste, conserve energy and water resources, preserve air quality, and grant access to the natural environment. (Design Pittsburgh Certificate of Merit - Architecture and Green Design Citation winner, 2008). Photography: Massery Photography, Inc.

Powdermill Nature Reserve by Pfaffmann + Associates, P.C. The Powdermill Nature Reserve underwent an expansion and renovation in 2006 in which the building was made to be used as an “exhibit” or teaching tool. Design strategies were implemented to minimize waste, conserve energy and water resources, preserve air quality, and grant access to the natural environment. (Design Pittsburgh Certificate of Merit - Architecture and Green Design Citation winner, 2008). Photography: Massery Photography, Inc.

Powdermill Nature Reserve by Pfaffmann + Associates, P.C. The Powdermill Nature Reserve underwent an expansion and renovation in 2006 in which the building was made to be used as an “exhibit” or teaching tool. Design strategies were implemented to minimize waste, conserve energy and water resources, preserve air quality, and grant access to the natural environment. (Design Pittsburgh Certificate of Merit - Architecture and Green Design Citation winner, 2008). Photography: Massery Photography, Inc.

New Hazlett Theater by EDGE studio. A collaborative effort between artists, architects, users, and the community, the lobby is designed as a physical space that blurs the line between the traditional roles of patron and performer. As you move through the space you get different experiences. The space becomes more three dimensional and more playful through the introduction of the handmade craft of the suspended lamps. (Design Pittsburgh Honor Award – Interior Architecture winner, 2007). Photography: Bradd Celidonia.

New Hazlett Theater by EDGE studio. A collaborative effort between artists, architects, users, and the community, the lobby is designed as a physical space that blurs the line between the traditional roles of patron and performer. As you move through the space you get different experiences. The space becomes more three dimensional and more playful through the introduction of the handmade craft of the suspended lamps. (Design Pittsburgh Honor Award – Interior Architecture winner, 2007). Photography: Bradd Celidonia.

New Hazlett Theater by EDGE studio. A collaborative effort between artists, architects, users, and the community, the lobby is designed as a physical space that blurs the line between the traditional roles of patron and performer. As you move through the space you get different experiences. The space becomes more three dimensional and more playful through the introduction of the handmade craft of the suspended lamps. (Design Pittsburgh Honor Award – Interior Architecture winner, 2007). Photography: Bradd Celidonia.

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Each year at AIA Convention, elections are held to fill the national positions of First Vice President, Vice President, and Secretary. This year, voting took place on June 27th in Chicago, and AIA Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that one of our own was chosen as one of two 2015-2016 Vice Presidents. The chapter congratulates Bill Bates, AIA. William J. Bates, AIA began his involvement when he was elected president of AIA Pittsburgh in 1988. He then went on to serve as president of AIA Pennsylvania not once, but twice. Additionally, he helped to organize the original Prince Charles-helmed Remaking Cities Conference here in Pittsburgh in 1988, and again 25 years later, in 2013. Bates has held a number of...

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