Architext | Fall 2017
- 2017 Fall Lecture Series
- AIA PA Design Awards Viewing Party @ Midtown Cinema
- 2017 Architectural Excellence Conference and Expo & Design Awards
- AIA National Component Scholarship Program Grant Award
- ARE 5.0 Study Materials Now Available
- 2017 ACE Call for Mentors
- FAQ about AIA Sectionhood
- The Yeoman Architect on Passing the Test
- Member News
- Upcoming Events
- Job Opportunities
Thanks to Our Generous Newsletter Sponsors
2017 Fall Lecture Series
Join AIA Central PA for a night of networking and education at AIA Central Pennsylvania’s 2017 Fall Lecture Series.
The Lecturer this Fall is Paul Mankins, FAIA.
When – Thursday November 16th @ 7:00pm.
Where – Armstrong headquarters in Lancaster PA
Time – There is a reception before the lecture which starts around 6:00 pm followed by the lecture at 7:00 pm. Lectures have been 1 hour-1 ½ hours in length.
CEU – There will be a CEU before the lecture starting at 5:30 pm.
Register before November 1st to get the early bird special. Click here to register!
AIA PA Design Awards Viewing Party @ Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg
Join your colleagues from across Pennsylvania to celebrate architectural excellence with AIA Pennsylvania’s fresh, digital design awards reveal! Celebrate 2017’s 30+ award recipients by logging on to our pre-produced awards documentary broadcast stream set to debut live starting at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 25th.
PARTY WITH LOCAL AWARD WINNERS
Join local AIA Central Pennsylvania winners at Midtown Cinema in Harrisburg to view the simulcast on the big screen! Click here to register by Oct. 23rd!
5:30 – 6:30 | Mixer at ZeroDay Brewery (next door to Midtown Cinema)
*Attendees are welcome to BYOZ (Bring your own ZeroDay) into the theater for the simulcast on the big screen. Attendees will receive 1 complimentary drink ticket
6:00 – 6:30 | AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design Awards Broadcast Pre-Roll
6:30 – 7:30 | AIA Pennsylvania Architectural Excellence Design Awards Broadcast
AIA and AIA allied member and student tickets are FREE; non-members tickets are $10
2017 Conference and Expo & Design Awards
By AIA Central PA Conference and Expo & Design Awards Committee
On October 5th, AIA Central Pennsylvania’s held its 42nd Annual Conference, Expo, & Design Awards at The Bond in York, PA. This year’s event included our largest number of exhibitors ever and we couldn’t be more thankful to all those who participated. We would like to extend our gratitude to all of our sponsors, exhibitors, presenters, and participants. Without all of your commitment, this event and many others we host throughout the year, would not be possible. Congratulations to all of this year’s Award winners, look for a full recap of the event in our upcoming Winter Newsletter.
As we reflect on this year, we are already beginning planning efforts for next year’s event to be held in Harrisburg area. Keep a lookout for more information in the New Year.
Congratulations to the 2017 Excellence in Design Award Winners:
Luca – TONO Architects
Listrak – TONO Architects
Rooster Woodshop – RLPS Architects
John Stewart Memorial Library and Lenfest Learning Commons – Murray Associates Architects, P.C.
Innovation and Leadership Pavilion – Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects
Dance Studio, Garage Bay Renovation – Chris Dawson Architect
Keystone Building Residential Conversion (F@TT) – Chris Dawson Architect
Bloomsburg University – Central Plant Bio-Fuel Conversion – Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects
THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS EAGLE LEVEL SPONSOR
THANK YOU TO OUR PILLAR SPONSORS
Additional thanks to our confirmed CONFERENCE & EXPO EXHIBITORS & SPONSORS
AIA National Component Scholarship Program Grant Award
>AIA National Component Scholarship Program Grant Award
By Kelsey Leed, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
AIA Central PA has received a Scholarship Program Grant Award from AIA National in the amount of $500. Since 2005, AIA National has been awarding the scholarship grant to local and state components with establish scholarship programs. A huge thank you to AIA National for supporting this grant program and the founding members of our amazing Central PA Architects Foundation Scholarship program which made the receipt of this grant possible. Thank you to those members and friends of AIA Central PA who have continued to contribute to the fund over the years.
The Central PA Architects Foundation committee have selected Samuel Horochowski as the inaugural recipient of the scholarship. Samuel is currently in his fifth year in the architecture program at Philadelphia University. The committee was very impressed with the content and message of the application Samuel provided. A link to his portfolio can be found here.
To contribute to the Central PA Architects Foundation click here.
ARE 5.0 Study Materials Now Available
Studying for the ARE 5.0 just got easier! AIA Central PA would like to extend a huge thank you to PPI and Holly Williams Leppo for donating of a full set of ARE 5.0 Study materials to our lending library. All materials are housed at our AIA Central PA Headquarters in Harrisburg. If you would like to sign something out please click here or visit: [https://aiacentralpa.org/emerging-professionals/lending-library/]. Also—a reminder, if you are still in transition and taking the ARE 4.0, we also have multiple sets of those study materials.
2017 ACE Call for Mentors
ACE is looking for experienced Architecture, Construction and Engineering professionals to be mentors. Click below to learn more about becoming a mentor.
FAQ about AIA Chapter Sectionhood
AIA Central Pennsylvania is looking for your feedback on a restructuring opportunity! AIA Central PA wants to hear from you. Take a moment to review our FAQ document on component restructuring. The purpose of this document is to inform our members of the national member-driven effort to reposition-realign-restructure AIA from the national, state and local level – focused on bringing value to the members and furthering the profession of architecture. The current leadership is currently in an exploratory phase with the idea of this opportunity and is seeking to gather information and solicit member input on this topic.
The Yeoman Architect on Passing the Test
By James Mehaffey, AIA
“Surprisingly, many of the lessons I’ve learned over the years have little to nothing to do with designing buildings. That doesn’t mean they weren’t worth learning.”
I completed my hours for the Intern Development Program (now called AXP) in the minimum amount of time possible and registered to take my first division of the test. I resolved to take one division per month until I passed all of them. There were nine divisions then. I took the first exam in October 1999 and finished the last in June of 2000. Read on to learn about how I passed the test.
By Kyle Solyak, AIA
TONO Group’s architect-led and design-build construction management company, PROTO Construction, was honored to rank #605 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 List of privately held fastest-growing companies in the United States. This is the first year the company joined the ranks, earning a spot after a 3-year revenue growth of 746.99%.
Both TONO Group and PROTO Construction are up for awards through Central Penn Business Journal —PROTO for “50 Fastest Growing Companies” and TONO Group for “Business of the Year.”