The Framework for Design Excellence seeks to enable architects to make progress toward a zero carbon, equitable, resilient, and healthy built environment. The 10 principles of good design in the Framework are meant 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. It 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 (CoTE) has partnered with the Design Pittsburgh Committee to organize 3 seminars that will demonstrate the importance of these measures and their continued application for 2021 Design Award submissions. Join us for the following sessions on Design Excellence,...
CoTE Measures for Design Excellence Education Series
p4: What Will Pittsburgh’s Future Look Like?
People, Planet, Place, Performance
By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on April 27, 2018
Cities are at the vanguard of new ideas and development. So what is the future of our city? What kind of city and region do we want? How do we make that future inclusive for all area residents? These were the key questions for the third annual p4 Conference – People, Planet, Place, Performance – held this Wednesday and Thursday at the David Lawrence Convention Center. Almost 800 attendees came together to take stock of developments and advancements happening in the Pittsburgh area, and consider what technologies – like advanced manufacturing and autonomous vehicles – could mean for employment, gentrification, the built environment, equality, and the very social fabric of our region. The event sought to learn from other cities...
Design Pittsburgh 2016
Highlights + Photos
By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on November 4, 2016
Design Pittsburgh is a celebration of architecture and design, and honors those who create it. Design Pittsburgh raises the profile of architects as critical resources and industry experts in the Pittsburgh region. Through exhibits and events, this program provides excellent exposure of architects’ work to a wide variety of audiences – including potential customers. This year we had: 1,000+ people visited the exhibit during the gallery crawl, PechaKucha Night, and Storey Telling 570 attended the Design Awards Ceremony & Gala 4,582 votes for the People’s Choice Award, a 20% increase from last year 55,990+ unique page views throughout the Design Pittsburgh promotional period Additionally, Design Pittsburgh highlights the importance of good design in our region – and how our members, sponsors, partners, and...
Design Pittsburgh 2015
Highlights + Photos
By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on October 28, 2015
Design Pittsburgh is a celebration of architecture and design, and honors those who create it. Design Pittsburgh raises the profile of architects as critical resources and industry experts in the Pittsburgh region. Through exhibits and events, this program provides excellent exposure of architects’ work to a wide variety of audiences – including potential customers. This year we had: 35% increase in Design Award Submissions 1,000+ people visit the exhibit during the gallery crawl and PechaKucha Night, held in the exhibit space 520 registered to attend the Design Awards Ceremony & Gala 3,647 votes for the People’s Choice Award 49,000+ unique page views to the Design Pittsburgh webpages and online exhibit throughout the promotional period Additionally, Design Pittsburgh highlights the importance...
Build Pittsburgh 2015 Highlights
Wrapping up with Highlights…
Stats Almost 14,500 people visit the Build Pittsburgh pages on our website including people located in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, and Australia! Our program continues to hold strong with approximately 400 design/build professionals in attendance. Attendee Survey Quotes “Good exposure to new products, manufacturers representatives, consultants, and networking.” “Gaining new information on Well Building, LEED for Homes Midrise, Passive House, and Energy Star was great. Peeking under the hood on 4 PNC was the icing on the cake.” “The sessions on leadership and team-building were extremely beneficial. I appreciated the fact that the conference looked beyond design and construction issues to the more “soft skills” that have an effect on everyday performance and interactions with co-workers and consultants.” Additional Links &...
Design Pittsburgh 2014 Award Ceremony & Gala
Design Pittsburgh 2014 The Design Pittsburgh 2014 Awards Ceremony & Gala took place on Thursday, October 23, 2014, and was held at the Cultural Trust Education Center. Take some time to look through the photos of the event! Read more about the Design Award Winners. View all of the Design Pittsburgh project submissions. [sws_aia_slideshow AIA_Slideshow=””] [/sws_aia_slideshow] Photos by Renee Rosensteel. View photos of all Design Pittsburgh 2014 events on our Facebook Page.
Build Pittsburgh 2014
2013 President’s Holiday Party
2013 President’s Holiday Party On Thursday, December 4, 2013, the wig was passed from 2013 AIA Pittsburgh President, Dutch MacDonald, AIA, to 2014 AIA Pittsburgh President, Jen Bee, AIA. Check out some photos from the fabulous event. Thank you to Ed Massery of Massery Photography, Inc., for the lovely photos of the event! [sws_aia_slideshow AIA_Slideshow=””] [/sws_aia_slideshow]
Design Pittsburgh 2013 Awards Ceremony & Gala
Design Pittsburgh 2013 The Design Pittsburgh 2013 Awards Ceremony & Gala took place on Thursday, October 24, 2013, and was held at the Cultural Trust Education Center. Take some time to look through the photos of the event! See all the winners in their proud moments, and explore what was an outstanding event! [sws_aia_slideshow AIA_Slideshow=””] [/sws_aia_slideshow]