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By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on July 4, 2017

This month, PechaKucha Vol. 27 will be held July 18 at City of Asylum, there’s the opportunity to give input on the Pittsburgh Design Review process, apply for the Paula Maynes AIA Pennsylvania ARE Review Process, and an invitation to bid for conceptual design and pre-development technical services in Venango County.

Give Input on Pittsburgh Design Review Process

The following call for input on the City’s development review process is a prime opportunity for architects to exert influence on design and development in the community. When you respond, be sure to identify yourself as an architect:

As you may have seen in the press recently, the City of Pittsburgh is embarking on a critically important project to optimize our development review process. Given this is a cross-departmental, cross-agency effort, we have retained the talents of Zucker Systems, a consultancy group who specifically specializes in this work and has worked with other cities and municipalities across the country as well as internationally, to aid our efforts. However, one of the most important voices we want to hear is yours – please provide us with your thoughts by filling out this brief survey.

Invitation to Bid for Conceptual Design and Pre-Development Technical Services

Bids Must be Received by 10:00 a.m. on July 25th.  Download the Invitation to Bid.

Venango County is soliciting sealed bids for a Conceptual Design and Pre-Development Technical Services Study for its recently purchased building located at 100 Seneca Street, Oil City, PA 16301.

The 2017 Paula Maynes AIA Pennsylvania ARE Grant

7 Grants Available – Each Cover the Cost of 1 Portion of the ARE

In order to be eligible for the Paula Maynes ARE Grant, interested applicants must be an AIA Pennsylvania Associate Member and a NCARB record holder in good standing.

Applications are due August 31st at 5 pm.

I Look Up Film Competition

The AIA 2017 I Look Up Film Challenge is now open for registration, inviting architects across the country to collaborate with filmmakers by highlighting projects that are changing communities for the better.

Architecture is at its best when practiced in service of the community. The I Look Up Film Challenge is an opportunity for architects and filmmakers to come together to showcase exactly that.

All films submitted by August 13 will be reviewed by an esteemed panel of judges from the media and architecture world, along with a chance to win the public’s vote. Winners will be screened in early November at the Architecture and Design Film Festival, and win cash and distribution prizes.

Visit http://www.ilookup.org/ to register by June 26 and submit films by August 13. Use the hashtag #ilookup to join the conversation.

Topic Architecture

Topic Architecture, also known as TopicA, is the AIA’s public-facing website to further show how great design can change lives. The site will build awareness and consideration of architecture services among potential clients. As the leading edge for our public awareness efforts, Topic Architecture will engage visitors with effective editorial content that’s easy to digest so that they can reach the decision stage to hire an architect.

Find out more here.

PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 27

Tuesday, July 18 – City of Asylum, 40 W North Ave, Pittsburgh

5:00 p.m. Doors open.
7:00 p.m. Presentations begin.

PechaKucha Nights are informal, fun gatherings held in more than 900 cities world-wide, where creative people share their ideas, works and thoughts in a 20×20 format; a presentation style with 20 images that advance automatically for 20 seconds each, as the presenter talks along with the images.

In addition to the presentations: Enjoy great food, wine, and artfully curated cheese plates at Casellua restaurant. Shop and browse City of Asylum Books, an independent bookstore specializing in works in translation and world literature.

There is no admission fee to enjoy the presentations, however, registration is required.

AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design Awards

AIA Pennsylvania is pushing the envelope with a fresh, new design awards presentation format for 2017! Be a part of the professionally shot and edited awards video broadcast set to debut simultaneously to nearly 3,000 architects across Pennsylvania. The deadline to submit for all Architectural Excellence Awards and Special Awards is Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 11:59 pm EST.

Find out more here.

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