Dossier

Jen Bee, AIA

A look at this sole-practioner

Name: Jen Bee Firm: Jen Bee Design, LLC Family: Husband Mark Paczan, and a son, 4 years old Years in practice: 12 Education: Hofstra University (freshman year), Art Major; James Madison University, Bachelors of Science in Art, Interior Design Concentration; Virginia Tech, Masters of Architecture Your first job: First architecture job- Balance Associates, Seattle Washington; first job ever – Wendy’s drive through window and salad bar, Greensburg PA Project you are proudest of: Any project that I’ve completed since I’ve had my own practice- I’m still amazed and thankful for each project that comes my way. Most embarrassing moment: About 7 or 8 year ago I was attending a construction meeting with about 15 attendees and one of the subcontractors...

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Dossier: Nick Doichev, AIA

Meet a member of the Board of Directors

Name: Nick Doichev, AIA Firm: DLA+ Architecture & Interior Design, Principal Family: Single; Daughters: Maya (10), Nora (7) Years in practice: 17 Education: Master of Architecture, Virginia Tech Your first job: Philadelphia, Kitchen & Associates Architectural Services Project you’re proudest of: On the boards: Energy Innovation Center (Former Connelley Trade School), Pittsburgh, PA; Completed: Yuma Arts Center, Yuma, AZ Most embarrassing moment: January 2010…I could not get out of bed the morning after I was laid off. What’s the best part of your job? I get many chances to work with people to create space. What would you change about your job? Working for a minimum or no fee. What have you always wanted to tell your clients? Good architecture...

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DOSSIER: Scott Simpson, FAIA, LEED AP

A glance at Build Pittsburgh's keynote speaker

A brief intro… You may remember a recurring feature of Columns during the 1990s entitled “Dossier”, in which a different member architect was highlighted in each issue. They answered questions to give insight into who they were, both professionally and personally.  Well, it has been 15 years, and we have decided it is time to bring it back, featuring updated questions for the world we live in today.  A lot has changed in those 15 years but one constant is that AIA Pittsburgh exists because of, and for, its members, and the larger architectural community that the membership represents.   Here is a peak into the minds of architects. We begin the resurrection of the Dossier with a look at...

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