A Letter to Our Members

Our Commitment to You and to Our Community...

Dear AIA Pittsburgh Members and Partners, We have heard from several of you expressing concerns and criticism about Robert Ivy’s initial press release and the subsequent explanation. The fractious nature of the recent campaign is evident in your comments and expressive of the anxiety many feel. While we have responded to many of you individually, we thought it was important to affirm with everyone our commitment to you and to our community. AIA Pittsburgh will continue our work to advance the profession of architecture and to strengthen our community through design. The work of AIA Pittsburgh is based on a set of shared values. We are committed to public health, safety, and welfare of the built environment; diversity; equity; sustainability;...

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November @ the AIA

See What's New This Month

By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on November 3, 2016

Kicking up leaves along a sidewalk. Getting one of the last seats on the bus. An inspiring project. A late-night idea. Homemade meals shared among friends and family. There are so many things to be thankful for and as the year winds down, this month is a great time to keep them in mind. After giving thanks, don’t forget to renew your membership, make sure your continuing education credits are all accounted for, and save room for pie! 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...

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Working Together

AIA Announces Strategic Partnerships

In an increasingly connected and technology-driven world, architects need more than a pencil and drafting table to succeed. Innovative tools are being created to help increase public awareness of the value of architecture as well as provide architects with the resources to not only survive in today’s economy, but ideally excel. With that in mind, last month in Chicago the AIA introduced two companies that have entered into strategic partnerships with the organization. Each partnership offers an unique opportunity for AIA members to deepen their knowledge and reach, utilizing technology initiatives to grow their businesses. Houzz The AIA has joined with Houzz, the world’s leading online platform for residential remodeling and design, to develop innovative technology initiatives to engage architects,...

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Bates Elected Vice President

AIA Pittsburgh member wins national office

Each year at AIA Convention, elections are held to fill the national positions of First Vice President, Vice President, and Secretary. This year, voting took place on June 27th in Chicago, and AIA Pittsburgh is pleased to announce that one of our own was chosen as one of two 2015-2016 Vice Presidents. The chapter congratulates Bill Bates, AIA. William J. Bates, AIA began his involvement when he was elected president of AIA Pittsburgh in 1988. He then went on to serve as president of AIA Pennsylvania not once, but twice. Additionally, he helped to organize the original Prince Charles-helmed Remaking Cities Conference here in Pittsburgh in 1988, and again 25 years later, in 2013. Bates has held a number of...

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