Design Pittsburgh is a celebration of architecture and design, and honors those who create it. Design Pittsburgh raises the profile of architects as critical resources and industry experts in the Pittsburgh region. Through exhibits and events, this program provides excellent exposure of architects’ work to a wide variety of audiences – including potential customers. This year we had: 1,000+ people visited the exhibit during the gallery crawl, PechaKucha Night, and Storey Telling 570 attended the Design Awards Ceremony & Gala 4,582 votes for the People’s Choice Award, a 20% increase from last year 55,990+ unique page views throughout the Design Pittsburgh promotional period Additionally, Design Pittsburgh highlights the importance of good design in our region – and how our members, sponsors, partners, and...
Design Pittsburgh 2016
Highlights + Photos
By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on November 4, 2016
Design Pittsburgh 2015
Highlights + Photos
By AIA Pittsburgh Posted on October 28, 2015
Design Pittsburgh is a celebration of architecture and design, and honors those who create it. Design Pittsburgh raises the profile of architects as critical resources and industry experts in the Pittsburgh region. Through exhibits and events, this program provides excellent exposure of architects’ work to a wide variety of audiences – including potential customers. This year we had: 35% increase in Design Award Submissions 1,000+ people visit the exhibit during the gallery crawl and PechaKucha Night, held in the exhibit space 520 registered to attend the Design Awards Ceremony & Gala 3,647 votes for the People’s Choice Award 49,000+ unique page views to the Design Pittsburgh webpages and online exhibit throughout the promotional period Additionally, Design Pittsburgh highlights the importance...
Design Pittsburgh 2014 Award Ceremony & Gala
Design Pittsburgh 2014 The Design Pittsburgh 2014 Awards Ceremony & Gala took place on Thursday, October 23, 2014, and was held at the Cultural Trust Education Center. Take some time to look through the photos of the event! Read more about the Design Award Winners. View all of the Design Pittsburgh project submissions. [sws_aia_slideshow AIA_Slideshow=””] [/sws_aia_slideshow] Photos by Renee Rosensteel. View photos of all Design Pittsburgh 2014 events on our Facebook Page.
Gulf Tower Building Tour
On January 31, 2013 AIA Pittsburgh’s Young Architects Forum took a tour of the Gulf Tower roof lighting system. The tour, organized by the Green Building Alliance, included a presentation by C&C Lighting LLC., the lighting design firm who recently upgraded the 1932 building’s lighting system from a 1970 neon light design to its current multicolor LED system. The lights that top the Gulf Tower typically display current weather conditions, such as barometric pressure, temperature, wind speed, and relative humidity. During special events like the Fourth of July or for a Pirates victory, a specially pre-programmed light show can be triggered by the building owner by smart phone, or by the foyer reception clerk. The lighting system upgrade, in addition...
NCARB Outreach Event
On January 22, 2013, as part of their ongoing outreach effort, The National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) visited Carnegie Mellon University. Assistant Director of IDP Nick Serfass, NCARB, LEED AP, PMP, was on-hand for two distinct presentations on all things related to licensure — “Designing Your Future: Creating Value in Your Career” and “NCARB and You: IDP, ARE, and Certification.” CMU’s School of Architecture hosted the event, which also included a networking reception complete with snacks from Pittsburgh Popcorn, for students and emerging professionals from AIA Pittsburgh’s Young Architects Forum. About 25 students attended the first presentation, which offered an overview of the licensure process. The second presentation, geared toward post-graduates who are already enrolled in IDP, attracted...
2012 President’s Holiday Party
This year’s President’s Holiday Party was a great success! The wig was passed from Mark Dietrick, AIA, to Dutch MacDonald, AIA; We honored all of the newly registered architects from 2012; and we all enjoyed the atmosphere of Wigle Whiskey. Thank you to all who attended and enjoyed! [sws_aia_slideshow AIA_Slideshow=””] [/sws_aia_slideshow]
Design Pittsburgh Gala and Awards Ceremony
PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh Vol. 12
PechaKucha Night Pittsburgh vol. 12 was a huge success! Thank you to all who attended, presented, and enjoyed, and thank you to the Union Project for hosting us! We had a total of nine presenters, each with a unique presentation. The first presenter was Brigette Davitt, and her presentation was entitled “Chimera”. The second presenter of the evening was Mike Roy, whose presentation was entitled “Do Worse to Do Better”. Third up was Raymond Bowman, a member of the Young Architects Forum, presenting his “Electric Cars and Roadside Architecture”. The last presentation before intermission was Mike Schiller, CEO of the Green Building Alliance. His presentation was entitled “Paddling Upstream: A Look at the Challenges of Connecting the Outdoor Spaces We...