October @ the AIA

A Monthlong Celebration of Design!

By Posted on October 5, 2016


Each year, the month of October features AIA Pittsburgh’s celebration of architecture and design and those who create it. It is once again time for Design Pittsburgh, our annual design competition, exhibit, gala, and awards ceremony. We are also exhibiting the winning photographs from the AIA Pittsburgh / Steel City Grammers Instagram Competition in conjunction with this year’s Young Architects Studio Competition. Looking for a way to reconnect with the architecture community? This is a great time to experience over 90 projects, meet up with other architects, and get inspired!

Design Pittsburgh People’s Choice Award – Brought to you by Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc., the online exhibit of Design Pittsburgh submissions is available for viewing and we need your votes! Go look through the projects and vote for your favorite for this year’s People’s Choice Award, to be announced at the Design Pittsburgh Awards Ceremony!

Did you participate in Design Pittsburgh this year? Sponsors, members, and participants: maximize your support of and participation in Design Pittsburgh by visiting the Promo & Media Toolkit. This kit contains written and creative materials, including press releases, media advisories, email blast templates, social media information, Design Pittsburgh 2016 graphic artwork, and a Communications Resource Guide.

AIA Membership 15 for 12 – It’s time to join or renew your AIA membership. Join now for 2017 and get complimentary membership for the rest of 2016 (as well as a chance to in either 2017 national, state, or local membership dues or your choice between AIA ARE Prep: Powered by Black Spectacles or Black Spectacles software tutorial). Make sure your membership is up to date to be part of this professional network of nearly 88,000 colleagues.

October 6 – PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 25: Join the conversation! Come watch unique presentations in the 20 x 20 format (20 slides x 20 seconds each). Also take the time to view the Design Pittsburgh exhibit and vote for your favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

October 6 – YAF/CMU/PITT Mixer & PKN: The YAF (Young Architect’s Forum) will meet up with architecture students from both Pitt and CMU to network and mingle. We will meet up at 5:00 p.m. at Proper and then head over to PKN around 6:15 which will be held at the Design Pittsburgh Gallery Space at 805-807 Liberty Avenue.

October 10 – “The Foundry” Apartments Building Tour: Join YAF for this building tour of new apartments in Lawrenceville.

October 18 – ARE Review Series: Contract Documents: Are you thinking about beginning the testing process? Check out the many resources available…

October 19 – YAF Steering Committee Meeting

October 20 – Last day to register for the Award Ceremony & Gala!

October 20 – Storey Telling v3: Mentors share their experience with the next generation. Architects tell stories with their words and the forms they create. Storey Telling combines both, creating a way for mentees to connect with compatible mentors through personal experience.

October 25 – 11 Stanwix Street Building Tour: Join IKM Inc. and YAF for this building tour Downtown.

October 27 – Design Awards Ceremony & Gala: Celebrate architecture and design at the Design Pittsburgh Awards Ceremony and Gala! The Awards Ceremony will be held at the August Wilson Center, followed by the Gala at the Cultural Trust Education Center. Enjoy an evening full of good food, cocktails, friends, and best of all – good design!

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