2018 Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

New RAs and Updates to the Bylaws

By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on December 6, 2018

At the end of each year, members of the AIA Pittsburgh community gather together to celebrate at the President’s Holiday Party. This year, the party was held at IKM, Incorporated. The Annual Meeting portion of the evening kicked off with the election of four AIA members to serve on the AIA Pittsburgh Board of Directors – Lisa Carver, AIA, Principal at Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff + Goettel: NCARB, LEED AP, Leadership Pittsburgh Graduate; Patricia Culley, AIA, Senior Associate at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson:  WELL AP, LEED AP BD+C, member of the PA COTE Committee, John Ryan, AIA, Project Architect at DesignGroup, LEED AP, Leadership Institute graduate.  Brian Gaudio, Assoc. AIA was renewed as Associate AIA Board representative. Next, the membership voted on the proposed by-law changes. The new Bylaw changes that were unanimously accepted...

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December @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on November 29, 2018

December:  Members will vote at the Annual Meeting and President’s Holiday Party to approve the slate of AIA Pittsburgh Board members. The slate is determined by a candidate process overseen by the Governance Committee that includes outreach, an open call to members, submission of written statements and bios, and in-person interviews.  There is also a Bylaws amendment to be approved that can be viewed here.

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AIA Pennsylvania Award Winners

By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on November 20, 2018

S. Philip Hundley, AIA, Medal of Distinction honoree Richard DeYoung, FAIA, Chip Desmone, AIA, John Martine, AIA, and Michelle Fanzo at the AIA PA Awards viewing party held at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson. This past Thursday, November 15th, the AIA Pittsburgh community gathered to watch the AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design Awards.  The awards were live-streamed during a viewing party at Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s downtown Pittsburgh offices. Remarks from president-elect of AIA Pennsylvania, Chip Desmone, AIA kicked off the evening.  Mr. Desmone let the crowd know that AIA Pittsburgh was proudly celebrating four Special Award Recipients this year: Timothy Khalifa of Carnegie Mellon University was the Student Award Recipient, Rich DeYoung, FAIA received the Medal of Distinction, Urban Design Build Studio was selected as  Impact...

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November @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on October 30, 2018

November: Design Pittsburgh was just the kick off for your architecture awards season.  On November 15 join your colleagues in Pittsburgh at the offices of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson from 5:30 – 9pm to celebrate architectural excellence with AIA Pennsylvania’s 2nd annual digital design awards reveal.

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October @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on October 2, 2018

Photo credit Rob Larson. October: Design Pittsburgh month has dropped.  Make sure you are voting with a purpose for the People’s Choice Award. Voting will end on October 18th, so cast your votes now. You can vote 1x in each category.  Then, make sure to get your tickets to help us celebrate the winners at Design Awards on October 25th at Nova Place.

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Call for Nominations: AIA Pittsburgh Board of Directors

Nominations due Friday, September 28th, 5:oopm.

The AIA Pittsburgh Governance Committee is compiling a list of nominated and solicited names for the following positions for the 2019 AIA Pittsburgh Board of Directors. (2 or 3) Directors (3-year term, renewable once for a total of 6 years max; serving 2019-2021) (1) Associate AIA (1-year term, renewable once for a total of two years max, serving 2019) If you are an AIA member in good standing interested in being considered for one of the open positions, please submit: your resume and in 100 words of less tell us why you want to be on the board, by 5:00pm September 28th  to Jeffrey Murray, FAIA, Chairman of the Governance Committee: jmurray@cannondesign.com The Governance Committee will review nominees for skills and experience the Board...

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In Memoriam: Mack V. Godfrey, Jr.

Godfrey Was Instrumental in Creating the People's Choice Award

Longtime AIA Pittsburgh supporter Mack Godfrey passed away this past Sunday, September 9th. During his long tenure at Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania, and beyond, Godfrey, understanding the importance and impact of good design on the region was a champion of AIA Pittsburgh’s mission. Godfrey served as a professional affiliate board member of AIA Pittsburgh for close to a decade and was a good friend to so many in the AIA Pittsburgh community. Former AIA Pittsburgh board member and principal at Strada Ed Shriver, AIA remembers his friend Mack: “I first met Mack while on the board of AIA Pittsburgh. We came on about the same time, somewhat unsure about our roles. At least I was unsure. Mack already knew what he wanted...

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September @ the AIA

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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on August 31, 2018

September: back-to-school and the promise of cooler temps in the air.  Many young architects are just starting out their studies (read about 2018 AIA/YAF Liaison for AIAS at CMU Chitika Vasudeva right here).  

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In Memoriam: Jon C. Jackson, FAIA

Retired Principal Jon Jackson Has Died

Jon C. Jackson, FAIA, retired principal of national architecture firm Bohlin Cywinski Jackson (BCJ), passed away on August 17, 2018. A Pittsburgh area native, Jon was a highly-respected figure in both the Western Pennsylvania and national design communities, and his life’s work was a major influence in BCJ’s rise to national and international prominence. Much of Jon’s career was devoted to the realization of large, technically complex projects. He was especially skilled in designing academic spaces and laboratories for scientific advancement, often noted for their vivid architectural expressions. His career also paralleled the emergence of computer science as a distinct discipline, and his work helped to define the interactive workplace that serves as a model for today’s innovative technology companies. Jon’s...

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Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral RFQ

Administration/Education Building Renovation and Addition

By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on August 16, 2018

Saint George Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral (SGAOC) invites submission of a Statement of Qualifications to provide construction design services. The SGAOC, located in the City of Pittsburgh 4th Ward, invites the submittal of responses to this Request for Qualifications (RFQ) from qualified firm(s) interested in providing architectural services in connection with the design of an addition and renovation for new administrative offices, church school classrooms, conference room, and a tiered presentation room. Additional multi-purpose space shall be included. A walkthrough of the facility will be August 31, 2018. RFQ due no later then Friday, September 28, 2018. Download the full RFQ – RFQ For SGAOC

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