Communications Committee

The committee seeks to enhance the public awareness of architects in the SWPA region through the media and special projects. It serves as a network for architects and marketing/communications professionals interested in public relations. This committee will advise on communications efforts and outlets including, but not limited to the following:

  • Website Content
  • E‐newsletters
  • Social Media

Build Pittsburgh Committee

Members direct the development of AIA Pittsburgh’s continuing education programming.This committee plays a major role in the planning and development of Build Pittsburgh ‐ AIA Pittsburgh’s annual continuing education conference.

Committee on the Environment (COTE)

Work to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment. COTE serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design.

AIA Pittsburgh’s COTE brings the AIA+2030 program to our region, the first program featured in AIA Pittsburgh’s Architecture Academy

Design Pittsburgh Committee

This committee plans and executes AIA Pittsburgh’s signature program, Design Pittsburgh. Held annually, Design Pittsburgh is a celebration of architecture and design and honors those who create it. The program features the Design Awards competition, exhibition and celebration, in addition to a variety of other programs and initiatives. Through its efforts, the committee seeks to engage the public in and publicly promote the importance of good design in our communities.

Outreach Committee

The Membership Committee seeks to create a large, strong, and diverse membership of architects and related professionals. Duties of this committee include the following:

  • Identify member needs through networking, outreach, and surveys
  • Coordinate membership recruitment activities
  • Assist in the development/implementation of membership campaigns
  • Advocate for membership
  • Use market research to advise staff on how to best reach potential members, and maintain membership
  • Plan annual membership meeting

Revenue Committee

Play a key role in identifying funding and resources to maintain and expand AIA Pittsburgh programming and projects.

Young Architects Forum (YAF)

Its purpose is to support and encourage young professionals in the field of architecture to: obtain their license, become more involved with career development opportunities, and engage allied professionals through collaboration. Members of this committee continuously seek out new and fresh ideas and the energy and resources to implement them, and have fun doing it.

AIA-MBA Joint Committee

This joint committee provides a unique forum for Architects, General Contractors, and Owners to meet and discuss existing conditions of the construction industry.  As a result of this forum, a set of guidelines was created to reflect the best practices for procedures involving drawings and specifications, bidding, contract documents, and administrative procedures during construction.

Contact AIA Pittsburgh at or 412.471.9548 to sign up for a committee or for more information.