June @ the AIA

Ever wonder how the AIA puts your yearly dues to use? Looking for a way to get involved? Interested in some fun summer activities? Here is a brief breakdown of events and opportunities happening this month at the AIA.  June 6 – Digital Fabrication: Join AIA Technology in Architectural Practice (AIA TAP) and Case Technologies to explore the implications and possibilities that the convergence of BIM and Digital Fabrication is beginning to have in transforming our industry. Space is limited, so RSVP today! June 14 – Submissions due for PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 15: Interested in presenting? Send an email to info@aiapgh.org with a slide and a brief description of your presentation. June 20-22 – 2013 AIA National Convention, “Building...

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Recent Grad? Become a Member!

The AIA offers complimentary membership for new graduates

The AIA would like to congratulate new graduates on completing this first step toward becoming an architect! In celebration of all you’ve achieved, recent grads from an accredited school of architecture are offered complimentary Associate AIA membership for up to 18 months. Associate membership benefits include Intern Development Program and Architect’s Registration Examination resources; AIA Continuing Education and IDP hours; events and networking opportunities; access to the 25 unique AIA Knowledge Communities; subscriptions to AIArchitect, the AIA bi-weekly e-newsletter and ARCHITECT, the print magazine of the AIA; and many other resources.  Click here to download a brochure about membership. Welcome to the Profession. Download an application today!

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May @ the AIA

April was a busy month here at AIA Pittsburgh. While May is a little calmer, don’t be fooled – there are plenty of events in the works!  Looking for a quick way to get involved?  Take the Build Pittsburgh survey and let us know what you thought – we are always looking for feedback!  Enjoy the warmer weather and longer days and check back often for new opportunities.    May 14 – ARE Review Session: Schematic Design May 20 – Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship applications due: The AIA National Associates Committee developed the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship in honor and memory of their late friend and colleague, Jason Pettigrew. The scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of interns at...

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April @ the AIA

Spring is finally here, and so is Build Pittsburgh! AIA Pittsburgh’s annual continuing education conference and exhibitor show is a great way to spend the day with other architects and engineers, earn learning units, and catch up on trends in the industry. Start the day with keynote speaker Barry Svigals, FAIA, and stay through ’til the cocktail reception. You won’t want to miss out! ARCHITECT Live Co-host Contest – Vote today! AIA members, AIAS members, and students have submitted a 2-minute audition video for the chance to co-host ARCHITECT Live at the AIA National Convention with Stephen Chung, AIA, ARCHITECT Live host. Voting is now open, so go pick your favorite. Voting closes April 14. April 7 – 13 – Architecture...

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The AIA Manifesto

It's more than three letters after your name

A new video that debuted at Grassroots 2013 explores what it means to be an architect.

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Storming the Hill (Grassroots 2013)

By Sean Sheffler, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Posted on March 25, 2013

I’m just getting back into town after spending last week in Washington D.C., where I joined my fellow architects from all corners of the nation for the AIA’s annual Grassroots Leadership Conference.  Nearly 700 representatives of the AIA stormed the hill — Capitol Hill, that is — to meet with our elected officials and lobby on the behalf of the AIA, architects in general, and the profession at large. This was my second year at Grassroots; after the incredible experience I had last year (which I waxed philosophic in an editorial), a return trip to our nation’s capital in 2013 was almost a sure thing. Why, exactly, is a difficult thing to describe. A friend recently asked me why I...

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March @ the AIA

Well, the month is certainly “in like a lion”. Will it be out like a lamb? Only time can tell. While you’re wishing for those first warm days, why not consider pulling on your snow boots and coming out to an AIA event? There’s a CRAN Open House, a Hard-hat Tour, and the always-lively PechaKucha Night. Keep busy and before you know it, the sun will be shining and spring will be here… Just in time for Build Pittsburgh! ARCHITECT Live Co-host Contest – Get ready for your close-up. AIA members, AIAS members, and students will be able to submit a 2-minute audition video for the chance to co-host ARCHITECT Live at the AIA National Convention with Stephen Chung, AIA, ARCHITECT...

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A Fellow Among Us

Congratulations to AIA Pittsburgh’s Rich DeYoung, who was among the 122 member architects inducted into the College of Fellows for 2013.  The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. DeYoung, president and CEO if WTW Architects, is currently serving as the 2013-14 AIA secretary.  He is also a past AIA national board member, has served as Pennsylvania regional director, a member of the AIA Secretary’s Advisory Committee as well as the AIA Advocacy Committee.  He was president of AIA Pennsylvania in 2006 and president of AIA Pittsburgh in 2003. He, along with the other 2013 Fellows, will be...

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Interested in Going to Convention?

AIA offers new Young Professional rate

New for 2013, AIA architect and associate members, 40 years of age or younger, can receive a reduced registration rate of almost 30 percent off. This promotion is restricted to the first 700 members who meet age and membership criteria and complete their registration. Convention registration includes most education seminars, entrance to AIA Expo2013, and the three keynote presentations. Preconvention workshops, educational tours, and networking/business events are available at an additional cost. The 2013 AIA National Convention will be held in Denver, Colorado from June 20-22. For more information, go to www.aia.org/convention_reg.

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February @ the AIA

Yes, it’s cold. Yes, it’s snowy. Don’t let that keep you from getting out and getting involved! This month features a birthday bash at the Heinz Architectural Center as well as a handful of webinars, which can be attended from the comfort of your office – stay warm and earn AIA Learning Units at the same time.   February 9 – CAKEitecture: Join the Heinz Architectural Center to celebrate their 20th birthday. CAKEitecture, a special opening event, pairs architects and designers with local bakeries to craft architecturally inspired confections. February 15 – AIA Committee on Architecture for Education webinar: Outdoor Learning Environments February 19 – ARE Review Building Systems, part 1 February 19 – AIA TAP webinar: The Future of...

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