Love in is the air. Love, that is, for interesting lectures, mentorship opportunities, and tours of iconic buildings. This month, architecture, art, and fashion intersect at the CMOA in a new exhibit featuring fashion designer Iris van Herpen. Later in the month 25 lucky members will get to go on the ultimate “date,” a tour of The Tower at PNC Plaza as part of Target 2030: Meeting Goals and Verifying 2030 Strategies.
February @ the AIA
See What's New This Month
By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on February 1, 2017
New Leadership at AIA Pittsburgh Shares A Vision for the Year Ahead
By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on January 16, 2017
At the recent 2016 AIA Pittsburgh President’s Holiday Party Jeff Murray, FAIA took the reins as President of the Board of Directors. Ray Bowman, Assoc. AIA received the AIA Pittsburgh President’s Award for his dedication and many contributions to the AIA and has now taken over as Chair of the Young Architects Forum (YAF). Revisit their dossiers and read what they have to say about their vision for the coming year: Jeff Murray, FAIA, President, AIA Pittsburgh Board of Directors I’m looking forward to getting to know more within the PGH architectural community. My goal this year is to help in some small ways to better prove to the rest of the building industry [and to a lesser extent the general public]...
January @ the AIA
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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on January 2, 2017
Wiping the slate clean, rebooting, resolving. January is a great time to set the tone for the rest of the year. Set goals, identify opportunities to share your work with the world. After setting your yearly goals, don’t forget to renew your membership and make sure you’ve accounted for all your continuing education credits.
2016 President’s Holiday Party
In Case You Missed the Holiday Party…
At the end of each year, members of the architectural community gather together to celebrate at AIA Pittsburgh’s President’s Holiday Party. This year, the party was held at the Alloy 26 designed by Desmone Architects. Early in the evening some business was announced. Four AIA members were voted on to be part of the AIA Pittsburgh Board of Directors – Eric Booth, AIA; Mike Gwin, AIA; Jeff Murray, FAIA; Dina Snider, AIA- as well as two Associate AIA Board representatives – Ray Bowman, Assoc. AIA; Bea Spolidoro, Assoc. AIA. The traditional passing of the wig took place, as 2016 president Michael McDonnell, AIA welcomed 2017 president Jeff Murray, FAIA. Next, Ray Bowman, Assoc. AIA was awarded the AIA Pittsburgh President’s Award for his...
November @ the AIA
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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on November 3, 2016
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 15 for 12 – It’s time to join or renew your AIA membership. Join now for 2017 and get complimentary membership for the rest of 2016 (as well as a chance to in either 2017 national, state, or local membership...
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...
Choose Your Own Adventure
Which Route Will You Take Towards Licensure?
By Sean Sheffler, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Posted on September 1, 2016
I’m not ashamed to admit that I don’t have the best sense of direction. Especially lately, when my day job has taken me to little out-of-the-way places that are hard to find, and sometimes even harder to find my way back from. I’ve become increasingly hyper-reliant on the GPS and navigation apps on my phone to get me pointed in the right direction. Oddly enough, sometimes even when I know exactly where I’m headed (back to the office, or, occasionally, home), I’m just not quite sure of how to go about getting there… because I’m starting out in unfamiliar territory. That’s when the app is the most valuable, helping me to get myself oriented and make the right choices, instead of heading off...
August @ the AIA
Design Awards and Emerging Professional Opportunities
It’s the dog days of 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 this month. For the emerging professionals, there is the deadline to apply to PALM, AIA Pennsylvania’s new state initiative to promote dialogue and mentorship, as well as the Paula Maynes AIA Pennsylvania ARE Grant, with applications due on August 12th and 31st, respectively. And don’t forget about the Young Architects Studio Competition, Vision PGH 2050. Looking for More Visibility? Interested in media attention for your project or firm? Get advice from PR professional...
June @ the AIA
Summer starts with a few tours and a few free webinars, Join YAF to visit The River House, or attend the next AIA+2030 session and tour Chatham University’s Eden Hall Campus, a 2015 Design Pittsburgh award-winning project. Looking forward, stay tuned for Design Pittsburgh related announcements in the upcoming weeks and months, including submission categories and the Young Architects Studio Competition. Finally, do you have a new project or interest to share? Consider submitting to present at PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh, Vol. 24 on July 14. Proposals are due on July 6. Free membership for New Grads! Are you a recent graduate of a NAAB-Accredited architecture program? Than you are eligible for up to 18 months of free membership with the...
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 to get involved? How about a social outing? YAF is hosting their annual Pirates tailgate this month. Or possibly you’re heading to Philadelphia for the AIA Conventional? And don’t forget about the AIA +2030 Series – Session 2 is this month, with more sessions to follow. Enjoy the warmer weather and longer days and check back often for new opportunities. AIA Increases Focus on Research – AIA is making a renewed commitment to research. With the release of the Practice-Relevant Research Roadmap, the AIA seeks to 1) increase research literacy, 2) enable and support...