Kicking up leaves along a sidewalk. Getting one of the last seats on the bus. An inspiring project. A late-night idea. Homemade meals shared among friends and family. There are so many things to be thankful for and as the year winds down, this month is a great time to keep them in mind. After giving thanks, don’t forget to renew your membership, make sure your continuing education credits are all accounted for, and save room for pie!
Design Pittsburgh in the News – Thank you again to all who attended, sponsored, and enjoyed the program! Through exhibits and events, this program provides excellent exposure of architects’ work to a wide variety of audiences – including potential customers. It highlights the importance of good design in our region – and how our members, sponsors, partners, and the public support and promote the value of architecture and design in the places that we work, live, and play. Check out the media coverage Design Pittsburgh 2015 has garnered and be proud of the work you do!
AIA Membership Campaign – Time for your annual membership renewal! Renew by December 31st and you’ll be entered automatically to win one of three prize packages including free registration to AIA Convention 2016 in Philadelphia.
November 9 – ARE Review Series: Programming Planning & Practice
November 10 – PHWPA: Designing and Constructing a High-Performance Building Envelope for Multi-Unit Affordable Housing. Join AIA Pittsburgh, Green Building Alliance, and presenter Jeff Davis, AIA, LEED AP of FortyEighty Architecture to learn about the ventilated rain screen facade system designed for the Uptown Lofts on Fifth project, winner of a 2015 Design Pittsburgh Honor Award.
November 11 – CMU AIAS and YAF Crit Night: CMU AIAS would like to invite professionals to serve as reviewers at our 3rd Crit Night. This event is an opportunity to foster mentorship and communication between Pittsburgh’s working professionals and students of architecture.
November 18 – YAF Steering Committee Meeting
November 20 – AIA Housing Awards 2016 Submission Deadline: Originally established to recognize the best in housing design, the program has grown significantly over the last decade now including an energy reduction element but always and most importantly, the importance of good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.
November 20 – AIA/HUD Secretary’s Award 2016 Submission Deadline: The Housing Knowledge Community of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in conjunction with the Office of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD), recognizes excellence in affordable housing architecture, neighborhood design, participatory design, and accessibility. Good design is a cornerstone of thriving homes and communities of all incomes and backgrounds. These awards demonstrate that design matters, and provide examples of important benchmarks in the housing industry.
November 26-27 – AIA Pittsburgh offices closed in observance of Thanksgiving.