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  • Dossier: Michael Larche II, Associate AIA

    Meet the 2021 NOMA Pittsburgh Board Secretary

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    Introducing the 2021 AIA YAF Chair!

  • My Unprecedented Year on the AIA National Board of Directors

Design Matters; You Matter

The built environment is not neutral. It either enables progress or obstructs it; contributes to wellbeing or disturbs it. Our region is experiencing the most development it has seen in decades with buildings that will be around for the next 40 to 120 years. Because development impacts people in our community today and for years to come, there is an urgency to be thoughtful and informed about what we are cementing into new places and spaces. And yet, we as a society and a region do not talk about how buildings impact human wellbeing. Blueprint for Better: Pittsburgh (B4B) was developed to change that, and we are looking for more people (i.e. architects, designers of all kinds, neuroscientists, sociologists, EDAC...

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    Grassroots 2020: The Big Takeaways

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CoTE Measures for Design Excellence Education Series – Session 1 “People”

Mar 25, 2021

The AIA Pittsburgh Committee on the Environment (CoTE) is excited to launch the 2021 Measures for Design Excellence Education Series! The Framework for Design Excellence represents the defining principles of good design in the 21st century. Comprised of 10 principles and accompanied by searching questions, the Framework seeks to inform progress toward a zero carbon, equitable, resilient, and healthy built environment. These are to be thoughtfully considered by designer and client at the initiation of every project and incorporated into the work as appropriate to the project scope. The Framework is intended to be accessible and relevant for every architect, every client, and every project, regardless of size, typology, or aspiration. AIA Pittsburgh’s Committee on The Environment has put together 3 seminars to help our members...

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Upcoming Events

  • CoTE Measures for Design Excellence Education Series – Session 1 “People”

    Mar 25, 2021
  • CoTE Measures for Design Excellence Education Series – Session 2 “Place”

    Apr 29, 2021
  • BUILD PITTSBURGH 2021

    May 18, 2021
  • CoTE Measures for Design Excellence Education Series – Session 3 “Planet”

    May 27, 2021