In Memoriam: Anthony Lee Wolfe, AIA

Anthony Lee Wolfe, age 88, of Naples, FL, passed away on Monday, September 22, 2014. Husband of the late Marianne Leas Wolfe; father of Lawrence Wolfe and Sandra Wolfe Wood (husband, James Wolfe Wood); grandfather of Corlett Wolfe Wood and Andrew Wolfe Wood. Predeceased by brothers, Lawrence and Lindsay. Born June 5, 1926, to Mary Clark Wolfe and Laurence Wolfe, Anthony “Tony” grew up in Ben Avon, PA and finished high school in Arlington, Virginia, where his father served as project architect on the Pentagon. A veteran of WWII, Tony attended Swarthmore College and Carnegie Tech (now Carnegie Mellon University), graduating in architecture. In 1950, he married Marianne Leas (who would go on to become stated clerk of Pittsburgh Presbytery)...

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April @ the AIA

Spring is here! Time to make sure your membership is current and maybe even get started earning those Learning Units with some webinars offered by various AIA Knowledge Communities, right from the comfort of your own office. Or if you want to get and enjoy the slowly warming temperatures and sunshine, there’s PechaKucha Night and an AIA CRAN event.  AIA Pittsburgh’s Industry Resource Directory – The Industry Resource Directory has undergone a navigation and design makeover! Check out the new features and help us welcome the returning members of March. Returning Industry Partner Members are Allegheny Construction, orginally DGI-Menard, now Menard USA, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Inc., Senate Engineering, Hope Furrer Assoc. Inc., and Trans Associates Engineering Consultants, Inc. Are you interested in becoming an Industry Partner?...

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December @ the AIA

2013 is rapidly coming to a close. As you ponder how yet another year has flown by, remember to take advantage of each day left, and get involved in what the AIA has to offer. It’s time to renew your membership. Or if you’re not a member, maybe 2014 is the year to become one! Deck the halls, bake some cookies, and join us for AIA Pittsburgh’s annual Holiday Party at the award-winning offices of MAYA Design. It’s sure to be a merry evening! AIA Membership Campaign – Time for your annual membership renewal! Renew by December 31st and you will be entered to win either a 21.5 inch iMac or an autographed copy of The Architecture of the Barnes...

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November @ the AIA

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! AIA Membership Campaign – Time for your annual membership renewal! Renew by December 31st and you will be entered to win either a 21.5 inch iMac or an autographed copy of The Architecture of the Barnes Foundation: Gallery in a Garden, written...

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October @ the AIA

Experience architecture this month with Design Pittsburgh

Each year, the month of October features AIA Pittsburgh’s celebration of architecture 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 your photographs of the Great Allegheny Passage 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 75 projects, meet up with other architects, and get inspired! AIA Membership Campaign – Time for your annual membership renewal!  Renew your AIA membership by December 31, 2013, and be entered to win either a 21.5-inch iMac or an autographed copy of The Architecture of the Barnes Foundation:...

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September @ the AIA

The days are getting shorter, but AIA Pittsburgh is finding ways to fit more into them!  September is quickly filling up with events all around town, particularly the unveiling of the Design Pittsburgh 2013 exhibit!  Design submissions will be available to view via the online digital exhibit in the next few weeks, with the physical exhibit making its debut at the Cultural District’s Gallery Crawl on September 27th! An autumn evening spent Downtown, taking in art and design… you won’t want to miss it! September 9 – GAP Trail Photo Submissions Due: This year’s Young Architects Studio Competition is featuring the Great Allegheny Passage, and part of the exhibit displaying YASC entries will be to showcase selected photographs taken of...

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August @ the AIA

It’s been a hot summer, and whether you find yourself shaking the sand out of your flip flops or daydreaming while staring out at that clear blue sky, it’s time to find your focus and start thinking about Design Awards. Entries, for both local and national design competitions, are due towards the end of August. And don’t forget about the Young Architects Studio Competition and photo exhibit, focusing on the recently completed Great Allegheny Passage. August 22- 24 – CRAN Symposium 2013: The 6th annual Custom Residential Architects Network symposium will be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This three-day event addresses elevating the art of residential design and practice. August 23 – Design Pittsburgh Submission Kit Request Forms are...

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July @ the AIA

It’s July, it’s hot, and you’re counting down the days (or hours) until vacation. Things may feel slower, even sluggish, on these 90° days, but the AIA is still at it, putting your dues dollars to work! While the calendar may not look very full, AIA Pittsburgh is working full-throttle as Design Pittsburgh approaches. Have a project you’re particularly proud of? A great design you want to show off to other professionals? A contender for an Honor Award? Submit it to our annual Design Awards Competition! In the meantime, here is a breakdown of events and opportunities happening this month at the AIA.     Rebuild By Design Competition – Rebuild By Design is a HUD-launched, multi-stage design competition to...

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June @ the AIA

Ever wonder how the AIA puts your yearly dues to use? Looking for a way to get involved? Interested in some fun summer activities? Here is a brief breakdown of events and opportunities happening this month at the AIA.  June 6 – Digital Fabrication: Join AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (AIA TAP) and Case Technologies to explore the implications and possibilities that the convergence of BIM and Digital Fabrication is beginning to have in transforming our industry. Space is limited, so RSVP today! June 14 – Submissions due for PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 15: Interested in presenting? Send an email to info@aiapgh.org with a slide and a brief description of your presentation. June 20-22 – 2013 AIA National Convention, “Building...

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May @ the AIA

April was a busy month here at AIA Pittsburgh. While May is a little calmer, don’t be fooled – there are plenty of events in the works!  Looking for a quick way to get involved?  Take the Build Pittsburgh survey and let us know what you thought – we are always looking for feedback!  Enjoy the warmer weather and longer days and check back often for new opportunities.    May 14 – ARE Review Session: Schematic Design May 20 – Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship applications due: The AIA National Associates Committee developed the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship in honor and memory of their late friend and colleague, Jason Pettigrew. The scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of interns at...

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