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.
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August 12 – PALM Deadline to Apply: AIA Pennsylvania is launching a new state initiative, previously piloted by AIA Pittsburgh and AIA Philadelphia, the PALM Program (Promoting Advocacy and Licensure through Mentorship). The purpose of the program is to create a dialogue between registered architects and aspiring architects regarding advocacy, career experiences, goals, and thoughts on the past and future of the profession. If you are interested in participating in PALM, please send an email to email@example.com by August 12, with PALM in the subject line.
August 12 – AIA 2017 Awards Submission Deadline: AIA awards celebrate the best buildings and spaces and the people behind them. Submit your best projects in the categories of Architecture, Interior Architecture, Regional & Urban Design, and the Twenty-five Year Award.
August 17 – YAF Cinema in the Park & Committee Meeting: Architecture students from around the Pittsburgh area are invited to discuss how you can get involved while still in school as well as what to expect once you graduate. We will hang out to watch the free band and movie on Flagstaff Hill in Schenley Park (band starts at 7pm and movie starts at dusk). The movie that night is Abduction which was made in Pittsburgh! Bring your own blanket and we will provide the popcorn and snacks! Please RSVP.
August 19 – Design Pittsburgh Submission Request Forms Due: Submission Request Forms must be received by AIA Pittsburgh by 5 pm.
August 26 – Design Pittsburgh Entries Due: All submission elements must be uploaded to your Dropbox folders by 5 pm to be eligible for judging.
August 31 – Paula Maynes AIA Pennsylvania ARE Grant Application Deadline: This grant, in remembrance of Paula Maynes, AIA, awards architecture graduates the cost of one portion of the ARE, as well as a full Brightwood Architecture Education ARE Study Guide Library for the duration of their ARE studies. Download an application here.