Photos from AIA Pittsburgh’s 12th annual continuing education conference and exhibitor show
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...
2012 President’s Holiday Party
Design Pittsburgh Gala and Awards Ceremony
PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 12
PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh vol. 12 was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended, presented, and enjoyed, and thank you to the Union Project for hosting us! We had a total of nine presenters, each with a unique presentation. The first presenter was Brigette Davitt, and her presentation was entitled “Chimera”. The second presenter of the evening was Mike Roy, whose presentation was entitled “Do Worse to Do Better”. Third up was Raymond Bowman, a member of the Young Architects Forum, presenting his “Electric Cars and Roadside Architecture”. The last presentation before intermission was Mike Schiller, CEO of the Green Building Alliance. His presentation was entitled “Paddling Upstream: A Look at the Challenges of Connecting the Outdoor Spaces We...