October @ the AIA

A Monthlong Celebration of Design!

Each year, the month of October features AIA Pittsburgh’s celebration of architecture and design and those who create it. It is once again time for Design Pittsburgh, our annual design competition, exhibit, gala, and awards ceremony. We are also exhibiting the winning photographs from the AIA Pittsburgh / Steel City Grammers Instagram Competition in conjunction with this year’s Young Architects Studio Competition. Looking for a way to reconnect with the architecture community? This is a great time to experience over 90 projects, meet up with other architects, and get inspired! Design Pittsburgh People’s Choice Award – Brought to you by Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., the online exhibit of Design Pittsburgh submissions is available for viewing and we need your...

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What Should Pittsburgh Look Like in 2050?

Young Architects Studio Competition 2016

Pittsburgh isn’t just growing again; it’s thriving. It’s a center of technology, innovation, culture, medicine and education, and has been recognized for its environmental stewardship and sustainable design practices. However, it is not a city without its challenges. The Young Architects Studio Competition (YASC) is a part of AIA Pittsburgh’s annual Design Pittsburgh, a celebration of architecture and design awards competition. This year’s YASC – Vision PGH 2050 – asks you to design a solution for a resilient Pittsburgh of the future.  The City was chosen as a member of the 100 Resilient Cities, whose purpose is to help cities become more resilient to the physical, social, and economic challenges that are a growing part of the 21st century. Through...

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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! [sws_aia_slideshow AIA_Slideshow=””] [/sws_aia_slideshow]  

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Design Pittsburgh 2013

See the winners of this year's juried competition

ARCHITECTURE: Honor Award PROJECT: Robert M. Smith Student Center CLIENT: Slippery Rock University ARCHITECTURE FIRM: DRS Architects Inc., with Sasaki Associates – Design Architect CONTRACTOR: Mascaro Construction Company PHOTOGRAPHER: Engelbrecht Photography; Chuck Choi Architectural Photography ENGINEERS: Sasaki Associates; The Gateway Engineers, Inc.; Atlantic Engineering Services; CJL Engineering DESCRIPTION:  Centrally located between residential and academic areas of campus, the Robert M. Smith Student Center at Slippery Rock University is designed to create a programmatic and visual hub for student life and community outreach. Organized around and radiating out from an unfolding open atrium, the spaces are arranged by floor – from active and social to quiet and contemplative, reflecting various campus communities’ desired hierarchies of spaces. Large congregation spaces are designed...

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Anne Marie Decker, AIA

Meet one of the Design Pittsburgh 2013 jurors

Name: Anne Marie Decker, AIA Firm: Duvall Decker Architects, P.A. Family: Husband and two children, 7 and 13 Years in practice: 19 Education: BArch from Mississippi State University Your first job: My Dad’s pharmacy, Duvall Drugs, Inc. Project you’re proudest of: Truly, they are like children, and I am proud of all of them.  Right now, I am particularly proud of the Jobie L. Martin Building at Hinds Community College. Building you’d like to tear down: Chain drugstores at intersections, the ones with the chopped off corners. What’s the best part of your job? That it is different every day. What have you always wanted to tell your clients? In certain moments, I have wanted to say “Seriously?!” out loud...

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A Bright Idea: Supporting Good Design

Top 5..... Reasons to Sponsor Design Pittsburgh 2013

By Becky Spevack Posted on August 25, 2013

Design Pittsburgh is AIA Pittsburgh’s celebration of architecture and design – it’s a design competition and exhibition, a gala, an awards ceremony, and a time to focus on the importance of good design, and the value of design services. It’s a month-long series of events to highlight outstanding architecture in the Pittsburgh region. And, it’s a tremendous opportunity to promote your company, products, and services. AIA Pittsburgh invites you to be a Design Pittsburgh 2013 sponsor. Your support is essential in making everything happen. Here’s a quick list why we think being a sponsor is a great idea! Access a large audience who loves design. Design Pittsburgh is host to a number of events, including a stop on The Pittsburgh...

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AIA Pittsburgh Highlights the Great Allegheny Passage

Two great challenges feature this local gem

The Young Architects Studio Competition AIA Pittsburgh is excited to announce the Young Architects Studio Competition (YASC), as a part of Design Pittsburgh 2013. Now in its fourth year, the YASC was created  for young architects – architecture graduates who have been out of school for no more than 10 years. NEW this year, we are expanding this competition to include architecture undergraduates. Entrants may or may not be licensed, and may or may not be members of the AIA or AIAS. The goal of this competition is to engage our young and emerging professionals and students, by challenging them to find innovative ways to approach a regional design problem. Learn more and download all forms here. The Great Allegheny...

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Announcing the 2013 Young Architects Studio Competition

Are you up to the challenge?

The Young Architects Studio Competition (YASC), a part of Design Pittsburgh, is a competition to engage our young and emerging professionals and students, by challenging them to find innovative ways to approach a regional design problem. Now in its fourth year, the YASC was created  for young architects who have been out of school for no more than 10 years. New this year, the competition is expanding to include architecture undergraduates. Entrants may or may not be licensed, and may or may not be members of the AIA or AIAS. This year’s competition is titled The Great Allegheny Passage, which is the name of the 150-mile, multi-use trail connecting Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. through the Appalachian Mountains, utilizing easements of abandoned...

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Design Pittsburgh Call for Entries

The 14th annual design competition is underway!

AIA Pittsburgh  invites your participation in our Annual Design Awards Competition. Each year, architects from across the region submit projects to be part of this month-long celebration. Held each October, Design Pittsburgh features an architectural design exhibition, a juried Design Awards competition, public voting opportunity for the coveted People’s Choice Award, a gala for more that 400 members, affiliates, design enthusiasts, and guests, and a ceremony recognizing the winners of the prestigious AIA Pittsburgh’s Design Awards. The Design Awards is a juried design competition open to AIA members and firms whose principal(s) are members of AIA Pittsburgh. The mission of the awards is to recognize and honor architects and designers, and promote excellence, innovation, and achievement in the craft of...

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People’s Choice Award Winners – November 2012

We take a look back at some People’s Choice Award Winners from past Design Pittsburgh competitions. [sws_aia_slideshow AIA_Slideshow=””] [/sws_aia_slideshow]  

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