December @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on December 3, 2017

The holiday season is upon us, and AIA Pittsburgh is kicking it off with our President’s Holiday Party & Annual Meeting on December 7th from 6-9pm at the new AIA Pittsburgh offices in the Ewart Building at 925 Liberty Avenue.  If you have not seen the new offices yet make sure to make it to this event to check them out!

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Dossier

Dossier: Alicia Volcy, Assoc. AIA

"Since we get to design the world we live in, we may as well make it great for everybody."

Name: Alicia L. Volcy, Assoc. AIA Firm: IKM, Inc. Family: Husband, Riccardy Volcy. Years in practice: Six. Education: BArch, Florida A & M University. Your first job: Judson Architecture in Miami, Florida. I was only a sophomore. Project you’re proudest of: My home renovation. What have you always wanted to tell your clients? Cheap short cuts = long expensive wounds. What’s the most annoying thing architects do? Critique a restaurant’s finishes and details while at the dinner table. Favorite tool (can be digital, drafting, physical,…): Museum board and tacky glue. Favorite building: The Aqua Tower Architect you’d like to have a drink with:  David Adjaye Best gift to give an architect: An unlimited budget. If you hadn’t become an architect, what would you have...

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November @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on November 2, 2017

The highlight of November will be David Lewis, FAIA’s lecture at the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture on November 6th where the premiere of  AIA National’s 20-minute film, The Legacy of David Lewis, that will precede David’s lecture.  This month you can also check out the Pittsburgh Magazine competition and two RFQ opportunities.

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Feature

Walking the Walk

The AIA Leadership Institute for Emerging Professionals

By Nicole Grayburn Posted on October 9, 2017

Editor’s note: Reposted in its entirety from IKM’s website.  Used with permission. What is an “emerging professional?”  As architects, we use the term to describe any professional with 10 years of experience or less. At IKM Architecture, our “emerging professionals” represent the largest and most influential group at the firm. In many ways, their diverse backgrounds, skill sets, and technical acumen make them our go-to resource for mentoring the upcoming generation of designers and forming a symbiotic relationship with firm leadership. No pressure, right? Last year, the AIA Pittsburgh’s Foundation for Architecture launched the inaugural class of the AIA Leadership Institute for Emerging Professionals to support a cohort that is ripe with talent and ambition but remains hungry for direction.Through a...

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October @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on October 2, 2017

October is all about Design Pittsburgh! Voting is now open for the People’s Choice Award.  View all 99 entries and learn more about the intent behind each project.  Design Awards and Gala will take place October 19th.  Later in the month, come by the AIA Pittsburgh office for a livestream party celebrating the AIA Pennsylvania Design Award winners on October 25th.

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Dossier

Dossier: Monica Blasko, AIA

"This is not HGTV."

Name: Monica Blasko, AIA Firm: qkArchitecture Family: Husband- Matt; Furkid- Axel Years in practice: 6 Education: Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute; Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati Your first job: Farmers’ market cashier– duties included quickly making change without the use of a cash register or calculator (a great life skill) and expert veggie and fruit display making, which came in handy at my next job as a Sheetz “sandwich artist.” Project you’re proudest of: The eternally in-progress renovations to our 1890s row house in Lawrenceville. What have you always wanted to tell your clients? This is not HGTV. What’s the most annoying thing architects do? Us architects tend to flock together, so I tend...

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September @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on August 30, 2017

September is back-to-school so get to work on those design boards which are due the 21st.   This month, the CRAN Symposium will be held in Miami.  Watch for a report from CRAN chair Mary Cerrone, AIA if you can’t attend.   Also, consider submitting to present Pecha Kucha night, Design Pittsburgh edition. PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh 20 x 20 Vol.28 will be held October 12th.

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August @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on August 1, 2017

This month, it’s time to get your head out of the sand and start thinking about submitting to the Young Architects Studio Competition and Design Pittsburgh 2017. Get the deadlines on your calendar now, review this year’s themes, and decide what projects you plan on submitting.  Take note this year, the submission categories have been updated.

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July @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on July 4, 2017

This month, PechaKucha Vol. 27 will be held July 18 at City of Asylum, there’s the opportunity to give input on the Pittsburgh Design Review process, apply for the Paula Maynes AIA Pennsylvania ARE Review Process, and an invitation to bid for conceptual design and pre-development technical services in Venango County.

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June @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on June 5, 2017

This month, there are lunch and learn opportunities, lots of news from AIA National and the opportunity to submit to be a presenter at PechaKucha Vol. 27 to be held July 18 at City of Asylum, 40 W. North Avenue, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15212

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