Top Ten Columns Articles of 2017

Important Moments and Themes from 2017

By Maya Henry Posted on December 28, 2017

10. Plaster ReCast is ongoing as part of Copy + Paste: Hall of Architecture at the Carnegie Museum of Art through May 6, 2018.  Interested in reviewing this exhibit in 2018?  We’d love an architect member to participate.  Contact Maya Henry at mhenry@aiapgh.org.

Plaster ReCast at the Carnegie Museum of Art

9. There is not one answer to why our members belong to AIA.  Read the diverse viewpoints in this round-up.

I Belong to the AIA Because …

8. A roundtable discussion with the architect and developer of the Design Award-winning Penn Mathilda Development.  What can we learn from this development and how can we build more beatiful and functional affordable housing in Pittsburgh?

ACTION-Housing’s Penn Mathilda Development

7. Hands down the biggest news of 2017 was the election of Bill Bates, FAIA as the incoming AIA National First Vice President and the 2019 President-elect of AIA National.

William Bates, FAIA has been elected AIA National First Vice President/2019 President-elect

6. Not only does The Midwife Center’s expansion, thoughtfully designed by Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, make it the largest free-standing birth center in the United States but it was 2017’s most colorful addition to the Strip District.

The Midwife Center’s Expansion Creatively Highlights Women’s Health

5.  Is wellness design the new sustainable design?  To what degree does the built environment influence the health of people and society?  F. Jeffrey Murray, FAIA explores these questions in his review of Sarah Williams Goldhagen’s book.

Is Wellness Design the New Sustainable Design?

4.  David Lews, FAIA was honored in November with a short film by the AIA “The Legacy of David Lews.”

People Are the Foundations of Cities

3. This year we asked the public to leave comments while they voted for the People’s Choice Award during Design Pittsburgh.  We are planning to offer more opportunities for architects to interact with the public in 2018.

What Did You Say?

2. As part of our theme on affordability AIA Pittsburgh Board member Bea Spolidoro, AIA highlighted four projects that won national design awards and had an affordability component.

And the Winner is … Affordability

1. Every year Design Pittsburgh attracts over 3,000 visitors to the AIA Pittsburgh website and this year was no exception.  The Design Pittsburgh jury of Chicago architects selected many amazing award winners on display in this article.

Design Pittsburgh 2017


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