Design Pittsburgh is a celebration of architecture and design, and honors those who create it. Design Pittsburgh raises the profile of architects as critical resources and industry experts in the Pittsburgh region. Through exhibits and events, this program provides excellent exposure of architects’ work to a wide variety of audiences – including potential customers. This year we had: 1,000+ people visited the exhibit during the gallery crawl, PechaKucha Night, and Storey Telling 570 attended the Design Awards Ceremony & Gala 4,582 votes for the People’s Choice Award, a 20% increase from last year 55,990+ unique page views throughout the Design Pittsburgh promotional period Additionally, Design Pittsburgh highlights the importance of good design in our region – and how our members, sponsors, partners, and...
Design Pittsburgh 2016
Highlights + Photos
By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on November 4, 2016
Design Pittsburgh 2015
Highlights + Photos
By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on October 28, 2015
Design Pittsburgh is a celebration of architecture and design, and honors those who create it. Design Pittsburgh raises the profile of architects as critical resources and industry experts in the Pittsburgh region. Through exhibits and events, this program provides excellent exposure of architects’ work to a wide variety of audiences – including potential customers. This year we had: 35% increase in Design Award Submissions 1,000+ people visit the exhibit during the gallery crawl and PechaKucha Night, held in the exhibit space 520 registered to attend the Design Awards Ceremony & Gala 3,647 votes for the People’s Choice Award 49,000+ unique page views to the Design Pittsburgh webpages and online exhibit throughout the promotional period Additionally, Design Pittsburgh highlights the importance...
Build Pittsburgh 2015 Highlights
Wrapping up with Highlights…
Stats Almost 14,500 people visit the Build Pittsburgh pages on our website including people located in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia! Our program continues to hold strong with approximately 400 design/build professionals in attendance. Attendee Survey Quotes “Good exposure to new products, manufacturers representatives, consultants, and networking.” “Gaining new information on Well Building, LEED for Homes Midrise, Passive House, and Energy Star was great. Peeking under the hood on 4 PNC was the icing on the cake.” “The sessions on leadership and team-building were extremely beneficial. I appreciated the fact that the conference looked beyond design and construction issues to the more “soft skills” that have an effect on everyday performance and interactions with co-workers and consultants.” Additional Links &...
Design Pittsburgh 2014 Award Ceremony & Gala
Design Pittsburgh 2014 The Design Pittsburgh 2014 Awards Ceremony & Gala took place on Thursday, October 23, 2014, and was held at the Cultural Trust Education Center. Take some time to look through the photos of the event! Read more about the Design Award Winners. View all of the Design Pittsburgh project submissions. Photos by Renee Rosensteel. View photos of all Design Pittsburgh 2014 events on our Facebook Page.
Build Pittsburgh 2014
2013 President’s Holiday Party
2013 President’s Holiday Party On Thursday, December 4, 2013, the wig was passed from 2013 AIA Pittsburgh President, Dutch MacDonald, AIA, to 2014 AIA Pittsburgh President, Jen Bee, AIA. Check out some photos from the fabulous event. Thank you to Ed Massery of Massery Photography, Inc., for the lovely photos of the event!
Design Pittsburgh 2013 Awards Ceremony & Gala
Design Pittsburgh 2013 The Design Pittsburgh 2013 Awards Ceremony & Gala took place on Thursday, October 24, 2013, and was held at the Cultural Trust Education Center. Take some time to look through the photos of the event! See all the winners in their proud moments, and explore what was an outstanding event!
Build Pittsburgh 2013
Gulf Tower Building Tour
On January 31, 2013 AIA Pittsburgh’s Young Architects Forum took a tour of the Gulf Tower roof lighting system. The tour, organized by the Green Building Alliance, included a presentation by C&C Lighting LLC., the lighting design firm who recently upgraded the 1932 building’s lighting system from a 1970 neon light design to its current multicolor LED system. The lights that top the Gulf Tower typically display current weather conditions, such as barometric pressure, temperature, wind speed, and relative humidity. During special events like the Fourth of July or for a Pirates victory, a specially pre-programmed light show can be triggered by the building owner by smart phone, or by the foyer reception clerk. The lighting system upgrade, in addition...
NCARB Outreach Event
On January 22, 2013, as part of their ongoing outreach effort, The National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) visited Carnegie Mellon University. Assistant Director of IDP Nick Serfass, NCARB, LEED AP, PMP, was on-hand for two distinct presentations on all things related to licensure — “Designing Your Future: Creating Value in Your Career” and “NCARB and You: IDP, ARE, and Certification.” CMU’s School of Architecture hosted the event, which also included a networking reception complete with snacks from Pittsburgh Popcorn, for students and emerging professionals from AIA Pittsburgh’s Young Architects Forum. About 25 students attended the first presentation, which offered an overview of the licensure process. The second presentation, geared toward post-graduates who are already enrolled in IDP, attracted...