Seeking Practitioners’ Support for Pitt’s Architecture Summer Camp

The Pitt Architectural Studies Program is excited to host the second year of its summer program for local high school students. For four weeks in July, 24 area high schoolers will meet on Pitt’s campus to learn about architecture through experience, design, and making. Walking tours of Oakland and surrounding neighborhoods, visits to construction sites, and tours of local landmarks will broaden the students’ perspectives. Discussions with design professionals and studio visits will give them a sense of what it is like to practice. This program seeks a diverse student body, with a focus on minority inclusion and recruitment from schools and districts in and adjacent to the city. Instructors include Pitt faculty, current undergraduate students, and professional architects. Pitt’s summer design studio...

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NOMA Pittsburgh Announces Annual Project Pipeline Summer Architecture Camp

Since 2018, NOMAPGH has been hosting a Project Pipeline Summer Architecture Camp, focusing on bringing fun activities to help teach architecture to Pittsburgh students in middle and high school. The camp is open to all students in the age range and is led by local minority architects and professionals. By connecting minority youth and professionals, NOMA PGH hopes to foster experiences that make architecture a more diverse professional body that looks like the communities it serves. In its inaugural year, students shared that the experience was “life-changing” and broadened their understanding of architecture. In previous years, students were given fictional prompts and asked to create stories to help guide their design process. At last year’s virtual summer camp, students were...

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EDI Community Firm Outreach Workshop

How do issues of equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) impact the practice of architecture? What can you do to make your firm and the profession more equitable? Join the AIA Pittsburgh Chapter’s EDI Community and Human Resources Consulting Firm, CEPHR, LLC on March 17th from 12:30pm-2:00pm for “How to Strengthen Your Practice Through Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion,” a workshop to review Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the professional practice of architecture within Pittsburgh and the surrounding region. This workshop aims to bring firm leaders, administrative personnel, and design professionals together in a virtual forum of education and discussion on these topics and how they relate to our clients’ needs, our project work, our firm cultures, and our industry’s pathways to licensure....

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Business of Architecture Series

AIA Pittsburgh is offering a series of lunchtime sessions throughout 2021 to provide information, strategies, and tips for being a successful architect and running a successful architecture practice. These free sessions are original programming for our Chapter members and community and will include a Q&A.   Access the recordings of past sessions below and stay tuned for more Business of Architecture Session announcements!   How to Win AEC Projects: Tailoring Your Presentations and Conversations for Virtual, In-Person or Hybrid Settings June 30, 11:30am – 12:30pm Would you ever build a building the way you build an interview, designing, building, and strategizing all at once? In construction you build from a blueprint, with a clear hierarchy of leadership. But interview prep is...

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CoTE Measures for Design Excellence Education Series

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,...

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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...

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HAPPENINGS

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...

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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...

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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 &...

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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.   

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