May @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on May 1, 2018

Two opportunities right at the start of the month for continuing education credits, including a building tour of Morningside Crossings, a Passive House in a Large-Scale Retrofit as a follow-up to Build Pittsburgh 2018.  Look for more tours in the coming months.  It’s FINALLY warm enough to be getting back outside.  Look for walking tours and other fun programs to experience the city in the Events section.

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Dossier: 2018 Young Architects Forum Advisory Committee Chair Larry Fabbroni, AIA

"A great narrative that people connect with is so often key to inspiring great architecture."

Name: Larry Fabbroni Firm: Strada Years in practice: 15 Education: BArch and Masters of Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon Your first job: Surveying assistant for my father’s business. I was around construction sites from a very early age, learning about site planning and observing all of the disciplines that contribute to new buildings. Favorite tool (can be digital, drafting, physical,…): Story-telling. A great narrative that people connect with is so often key to inspiring great architecture. Favorite building: NY Public Library Main Branch Favorite outdoor space: In Pittsburgh: Schenley Park (also maybe the beer garden at Grist House…)…outside of Pittsburgh: Las Ramblas and Assateague Island beaches. Architect you’d like to have a drink with: Marilyn Jordan Taylor If you hadn’t become an architect, what would you...

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March @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on February 28, 2018

March is full of new and unique opportunities and events.  AIA Pittsburgh is hosting a design charette for Western State Penitentiary.  Pecha Kucha Night Vol. 29 is March 8.  And AIA PA COTE is a new statewide Committee on the Environment.

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Dossier: AIA Pittsburgh President Mike Gwin, AIA

“You can go fast alone or you can go far together.”

Name: Michael Alan Gwin Firm: Rothschild Doyno Collaborative Family: Wife Renee and three boys Jordan, Rowan, and Nolan Years in practice: 20 years Education: Virginia Tech – I wasn’t familiar with Virginia Tech when I was in high school.  I found my way there through running rather than architecture.  I was recruited for their track team and started into architecture at the second year level.  After my freshman year, I participated in their summer architecture program.  This was a rigorous program that created an opportunity for people to get into the architecture school program.  It was two sessions long, after the first session we had close to half of the 50 or so people that started!  From there 4 or 5 of us got selected...

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I Belong to the AIA Because …

Architects on the Value of Membership

By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on February 5, 2018

We love to ask our members why they belong to AIA.  Time is precious and we find that every answer is a little bit different, but the common themes are about the value of community and the strength architects have as a collective voice.  We asked the AIA Board of Directors, including new President Mike Gwin, AIA of Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, why they participate, and here we share those responses with you. Michael Gwin, AIA, President Rothschild Doyno Collaborative Time is valuable, why AIA? I have found that the answer is always the same. Every time I participate or volunteer time with the AIA I am rewarded. The experiences and skills of the people that I have connected with have helped...

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February @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on February 1, 2018

Did January feel like it lasted about 62 days for anyone else?  Snow, snow days, bitter cold, the flu.  Well, if January was all about hibernation, February’s events are sure to get you out of your office.  There are some great opportunities to hear inspiring speakers, and then, your chance to STEP into the sun and take some solar training for design professionals.  Also, in case you didn’t know, if you want to plan your own event, the AIA Pittsburgh offices are now available for rent (and not just in February, this is ongoing).

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January @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on January 8, 2018

Come in from the cold!  January kicks off with our newly elected Board of Directors meeting on January 9th. This month there are plenty of opportunities to get out of the cold such as checking out the revolving exhibitions as part of Carnegie Museum of Art’s Copy + Paste: Hall of Architecture exhibit.  There’s also plenty of opportunities to apply for scholarships and awards.  So use that extra time in from the cold to promote yourself and your practice.

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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: 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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