1 2021 YEAR IN REV I EW & AWARDS SHOWCASE WELCOME TO 2022 03 YEAR IN REVIEW 2021 12 AWARDS & HONORS 2021 30 FIRM DIRECTORY 85 YEAR IN REVIEW ARCHITECTURAL EXCELLENCE SHOWCASE + FIRM DIRECTORY
03 WELCOME TO 2022 2022 President's Message Message from the Executive Director About AIA Pennsylvania Board of Directors & Leadership | 2022 Outgoing Board & Leadership | 2021 Membership Preferred Partners Allied Members 12 2021 YEAR IN REVIEW 2021 President's Message Membership By the Numbers Government Affairs Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Emerging Professionals Awards Programs Small Firm Exchange Programming 32 AWARDS & HONORS 2021 College of Fellows ARE Grant Recipients Design Awards Design Awards Finalists COTE Awards Special Awards Student Awards Tri-State Design Awards EPiC Firms 87 FIRM DIRECTORY 2022 Firm Directory PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: No part of this publication may be copied, reproduced, or transmitted in any other form or by any other means, electronic or mechanical, to any information storage or retrieval system without the expressed written consent of the American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania. Any use other than for what it was intended, or reproduction of materials in the publication, must be with written consent of the AIA. While every effort has been made to avoid mistakes in this publication, the publishers, AIA, and their agents assume no liability whatsoever to anyone for any error or omission or for any damages of any kind which may arise from the publication or use of this directory. Please contact the AIA office at 717-236-4055, so that we can make the necessary changes to our database. GREEN PRINTER LOGOS For information regarding advertising, please contact us at email@example.com or 800-572-0011 x8005. PUBLISHED BY E&M Consulting, Inc. p. 800-572-0011 www.emconsultinginc.com MANAGERS Kayla Grams Caleb Tindal LAYOUT & DESIGN Dan Opheim, April Ortloff PROOFREADERS Olivia Whipple Troy Del Favero PUBLISHED FOR American Institute of Architects Pennsylvania 240 North Third Street, 12th Floor Harrisburg, PA 17101 p. 717-236-4055 f. 717-236-5407 www.aiapa.org Contents WE LCOME TO 2022 2 A I A P ENNSY LVANI A
2022 President's Message As we continue to hope that the worst of the pandemic appears farther away in our collective rear view mirror, we have all adjusted to different realities. Those new routines include challenges with the supply chain, including both materials and people, new pressures on home life, and a tougher time making any predictions or foresight reports. There is good news. The building industry remains strong for most of the country. Capitol investments, although new shifts in how and where money is invested, are robust. Infrastructure and public works appear ready for increases. And architects continue to successfully address design challenges to improve communities, the environment, and sustainability. I’m proud to let you know that your organization is well-positioned to meet many of the challenges that will face the profession. We are partnering with more providers to offer educational opportunities to help you run your business, practice your craft, and help reposition architects to maintain and gain seats around critical decision-making tables on the local, state, and national fronts. Through our efforts, the phrase “Isn’t the AIA that insurance outfit?” has been replaced by statements such as “I didn’t know architects did that”, and “can your members help us with this?” We have expanded our reach and increased our active committees to address housing, sustainability, legal and business issues, best practices, and equity, diversity, and inclusivity. If you want to get involved and help shape the profession and grow your business, I guarantee we have a committee, group, or opportunity for you. This year will mark a new endeavor to establish a foundation to help our current members, communities, and future members with more scholarship grants, more resources, and more opportunities to collaborate with under-served communities to help address the challenges facing the profession and our state. Thank you for your continued support and please let us know what we can do better to serve you. Adam J. Trott, AIA, NCARB 2022 President AIA Pennsylvania Stephen Swarney, JD Executive Director AIA Pennsylvania I have had the pleasure of serving AIA Pennsylvania since 2011. In recent years, we have been working on many fronts including the consequences of COVID-19, extreme political polarization, school safety, climate change, supply chain and labor disruptions, social unrest, new leadership at National, and continued practice encroachment efforts. We have accomplished much, including getting three resolutions approved by the National AIA membership, getting seats at the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) strategy tables, strengthening relationships with state legislators, bonding with smaller communities, helping the state climate action plan, and improving the engagement of our members that are emerging professionals, minority, and women. I look forward to working with the talent we have in 2022 and will invite the reservoir of wisdom and insights we have with our Past Presidents and Fellows to address both external and internal opportunities in 2022. Externally, COVID-19 and other events have opened up an explosive dialogue on the health and equity of our built environment challenging the architects’ historic role. We will continue to evolve our COTE and our newer EDI and Housing and Community Development Committees. We will grow our voice upstream in the policy making circles to inform decisions made ahead of the point where architects traditionally get involved and empower our members to engage the policy‑making structures in their local communities. We must continue educating the public that we are the only professionals to holistically study and design communities and buildings that are healthy, sustainable, and climate change resilient. Internally, we will continue to improve the many programs that expand delivery of services to all members and promote diversity in both membership and leadership. I aspire in 2022 to do my best to make your membership and service worth your effort, as well as enjoyable. Message From The Executive Director 3 2021 YEAR IN REV I EW & AWARDS SHOWCASE WE LCOME TO 2022
▪ W e protect the profession and fight for architecture that does more We educate state legislators, officials, and industry professionals on the importance of a system that enables architects to do great work and move our state forward. AIA Pennsylvania annually organizes and mobilizes members to speak up for better policy through Architects Action Day and District Days. ▪ We celebrate Pennsylvania’s architecture community We recognize the visionary solutions and dedication of Pennsylvania’s architectural community to affect positive social, environmental, and economic outcomes for communities and clients through four Architectural Excellence Awards programs—the Design Awards, COTE (Committee on the Environment) Awards, Special Awards, and Student Awards. ▪ W e offer professional development and engagement resources Through webinars, committees, joint industry, and cross-industry events, as well as regional conferences bringing together AIA chapters from across the country, we offer opportunities to develop technical, business, and leadership skills. The EPiC Firm assessment and recognition program, mentorship program (PALM -Promoting Advocacy and Licensure through Mentorship), and the Paula Maynes ARE Grant offer additional opportunities for professional development. Learn more at aiapa.org. 4 A I A P ENNSY LVANI A WE LCOME TO 2022 The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA Pennsylvania, represents nearly 3,000 members across the commonwealth working at the forefront of a nearly $17 billion construction industry. AIA Pennsylvania advocates for the value of architecture and policies that promote economic prosperity and the health, safety, and welfare of the public. As a membership organization, we support architecture professionals with the statewide community, advocacy, and knowledge to affect positive outcomes through the power of design. The historic Payne Shoemaker Building, home of the AIA Pennsylvania Headquarters, overlooking the State Capitol
5 2021 YEAR IN REV I EW & AWARDS SHOWCASE WE LCOME TO 2022 MISSION Advance, inspire, and advocate for the profession of architecture while providing for the health, safety, and welfare of the built environment and the public. Architecture has the power to improve the lives of the occupants that dwell in buildings and spaces for generations to come. As stewards of the places where we live, learn, work, heal, and play, architects are uniquely positioned to address the challenges of our time through design. That is why AIA Pennsylvania works to advance, inspire, and advocate for the architecture profession while providing for the health, safety, and welfare of the built environment and the public. VISION Lead our industry with vision for all issues important to the profession, particularly with regards to energy, the environment, and equity of architecture as a life-sustaining force. VALUE Deliver quality services and tangible benefits to Pennsylvania members and the architecture profession so that we may improve the value of the built environment. Stephen Swarney Executive Director AIA Pennsylvania firstname.lastname@example.org Amal Mahrouki Director of Legislative Affairs AIA Pennsylvania email@example.com Olivia Perry Director of Communications AIA Pennsylvania firstname.lastname@example.org Susan Frear Membership & Marketing Coordinator AIA Pennsylvania email@example.com Meet the AIA Pennsylvania Staff
6 A I A P ENNSY LVANI A Al Comly, Jr., AIA Chapter Representative & AIA State Disaster Assistance Coordinator AIA Philadelphia VITETTA Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org Megan Henry, Assoc. AIA Regional Associate Director (RAD) AIA Eastern PA MKSD Architects Architectural Designer Marc Mondor, AIA, LEED FELLOW, WELL AP Immediate Past President AIA Pittsburgh evolveEA Managing Principal and Co-founder email@example.com Chris Dawson, AIA AIA Small Firm Exchange Representative AIA Central PA Chris Dawson Architect Principal firstname.lastname@example.org Gary O'Connor, AIA Chapter Representative AIA Bucks County PA Gary R. O'Connor Architect LLC Principal email@example.com Patrick Endler, AIA, LEED AP Chapter Representative AIA Northeastern PA Endler Architecture and Collaboration Chief Collaborator firstname.lastname@example.org Outgoing Board Members & Leaders | 2021 AIA Pennsylvania extends our thanks to the following board members and leaders that left the board in 2021. Join us in applauding them for their service to the chapter. WE LCOME TO 2022 AIA Architect Membership Architect membership is open to architects licensed in the U.S. AIA Associate Membership Associate membership is open to those who have a professional degree in architecture, work under the supervision of an architect, are enrolled in AXP, or are faculty members in a university architecture program. AIA offers free Associate Membership for new architecture school grads, up to 18 months. AIA Pennsylvania Allied Membership Allied membership is open to companies looking to build awareness and connect their products, services, and knowledge with nearly 3,000 architecture, design, and allied industry professionals across the state. Join or renew your AIA Architect/Associate membership! ▪ Join at https://membership.aia.org ▪ Renew at https://renew.aia.org Contact Susan Frear, AIA Pennsylvania’s Membership and Marketing Coordinator at email@example.com for more information on membership, partnership, sponsorship, and advertising opportunities.
7 2021 YEAR IN REV I EW & AWARDS SHOWCASE WE LCOME TO 2022 Connect across the commonwealth Local chapters of the AIA deliver core member benefits customized to support member needs in their unique local area including networking and education events, awards programs, community awareness initiatives/ volunteerism, mentoring opportunities, ARE study sessions, and more. AIA Pennsylvania’s nearly 3,000 members are also served and represented by eight regional chapters/sections. Find your local chapter on the map. ▪ AIA Bucks County Bucks aiabuckscounty.com ▪ AIA Central Pennsylvania Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Juniata, Lancaster, Lebanon, Montour, Northumberland, Perry, Snyder, York aiacentralpa.org ▪ AIA Eastern Pennsylvania Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Schuylkill aiaeasternpa.org ▪ AIAMiddle Pennsylvania Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Lycoming, Mifflin, Potter, Tioga, Union aiamiddlepa.org ▪ AIA Northeastern Pennsylvania Bradford, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Sullivan, Susquehanna Wayne, Wyoming aia.org/northeasternpennsylvania ▪ AIA Northwestern Pennsylvania Cameron, Clarion, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, McKean, Mercer, Venango, Warren ▪ AIA Philadelphia Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, Philadelphia aiaphiladelphia.org ▪ AIA Pittsburgh Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Somerset, Washington, Westmoreland aiapgh.org Connect across the country The national chapter of the AIA advances members’ common causes, helping to set standards, raise public awareness, and advocate nationally for architects. AIA provides resources, tools, and education with Contract Documents, research/reports for business intelligence, AIAU, the AIA Trust, Knowledge Communities, the Conference on Architecture, Career Center, and so much more. Discover the latest tools and resources for every stage of your career at aia.org. When you become an AIA member, you’re immediately connected to benefits at the local, state, and national levels. AIA national, state, and local components all have a role to play in delivering services designed to advocate for the profession, connect with the industry, build networks, communicate with members, provide educational opportunities and resources, and conduct public outreach. Join or renew your AIA membership and you'll be instantly connected to the largest, most influential network of architecture professionals. Membership
8 A I A P ENNSY LVANI A WE LCOME TO 2022 Adam Trott, AIA, NCARB President AIA Northwestern PA AJT Architect Owner firstname.lastname@example.org Stephen Heinz, AIA Chapter Representative AIA Bucks County PA Solarchitecture Architect email@example.com Michael Metzger, AIA, LEED AP Treasurer AIA Eastern PA Alloy5 President firstname.lastname@example.org Robert Kelly, AIA, IDSA, FAIA Chapter Representative AIA Philadelphia ideeworks Founder email@example.com Jeff Pastva, AIA, CPHC Immediate Past President AIA Philadelphia Scannapieco Development Corporation Vice President of Development firstname.lastname@example.org Scott Compton, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Strategic Council Representative AIA Philadelphia Compton Insights Principal email@example.com Roger Williams, AIA President-Elect AIA Northeastern PA Larson Design Group Project Manager rwilliams@ larsondesigngroup.com Jamie Ober, AIA, LEED AP Secretary AIA Philadelphia Lenhardt Rodgers Architecture & Interior Design Senior Designer, Senior Project Manager firstname.lastname@example.org William Kraft, AIA Chapter Representative AIA Eastern PA K-Bridge Development, Corp. Principal email@example.com Kyle Solyak, AIA, LEED AP Chapter Representative AIA Central PA Tono Group Director of Architecture firstname.lastname@example.org David Macharola, AIA, NCARB, CSI CDT Chapter Representative AIA Middle PA David Macharola Architects Ower and Principal Architect email@example.com Elysia Mikkelsen, AIA, LEED AP BD+C Chapter Representative, Government Affairs Committee Co-Chair AIA Central PA Crabtree, Rohrbaugh & Associates Architects Project Architect firstname.lastname@example.org Meet the 2022 AIA Pennsylvania
9 2021 YEAR IN REV I EW & AWARDS SHOWCASE WE LCOME TO 2022 Quintin Kittle, AIA Chapter Representative AIA Pittsburgh qkArchitecture Principal email@example.com Kathryn Doyle, Assoc. AIA AXP State Coordinator, NCARB Licensing Advisor (ALA) AIA Northeastern PA HUNT EAS Project Architect firstname.lastname@example.org Frank Dittenhafer, FAIA College of Fellows Regional Representative AIA Central PA Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects President email@example.com Christian Jordan, AIA Small Firm Exchange Board Member AIA Philadelphia PJA Architecture Principal firstname.lastname@example.org Kevin Malawski, AIA Small Firm Exchange Representative AIA Philadelphia Karbon Architects Principal email@example.com Betty Hackney, AIA State Associate Director (SAD) AIA Philadelphia AT-AT Designs Principal/Co-Founder firstname.lastname@example.org Anastasia Markiw, AIA, NCARB, LEED Green Associate Young Architects Representative (YAR) AIA Pittsburgh DesignGroup Project Architect email@example.com Ken Doyno, AIA, LEED AP Chapter Representative AIA Pittsburgh Rothchild Doyno Collaborative Senior Principal, President firstname.lastname@example.org Anne Chen, AIA, LEED AP Chaper Representative AIA Pittsburgh GBBN Principal email@example.com Eric Booth, AIA Chapter Representative AIA Pittsburgh Desmone Architects President firstname.lastname@example.org Board of Directors and Leadership. Representatives to AIA National and NCARB
10 A I A P ENNSY LVANI A WE LCOME TO 2022 Preferred Partners AIA Pennsylvania’s Preferred Partners can help you achieve your goals through their products, services, expertise, and resources. We are proud to work with these allied industry leaders to deliver value to members and advance architecture’s role in construction. Burke Cromer Cremonese www.bccattorneys.com Michael J. Cremonese 517 Court Place Pittsburgh, PA 15219 ph. 412-904-3360 email@example.com Burke Cromer Cremonese understands the timehonored principle that the client’s interest is paramount. As our client, BCC will collaborate with you as members of your team. At the outset of every new legal matter, we work with clients to understand their interests and overall goals. With this focus, BCC contributes bold ideas about legal strategy and efficiency, commitment to advancing your interests and achieving your goals, and creativity in solving your problems. After formulating the legal strategy designed to efficiently achieve our client’s goals, BCC confidently implements the legal strategy, mindful that the legal process is fluid. Therefore, we encourage open lines of communication to reevaluate tactics and fortify our plan. Our collaborative process enables us to effectively negotiate or litigate successful outcomes for our clients. BCC understands that not every problem can be resolved short of a trial and has passionate trial lawyers who remain bold, committed, and creative in advancing our clients’ interests. At Burke Cromer Cremonese, our goal is your success. We measure our success by your satisfaction. Fenner & Esler www.fenner-esler.com Tim Esler 467 Kinderkamack Road Oradell, NJ 07649 ph. 201-262-1200 x208 firstname.lastname@example.org Since 1923, Fenner & Esler Insurance Agency has been an innovative provider of insurance and risk management for architects and engineers. Known for their expertise in this specialized field, Fenner & Esler currently represents the interests of more than 1,200 firms of all sizes throughout the United States. Fenner & Esler is the Commended Insurance Provider to the AIA of Pennsylvania and an active member of numerous AIA state and local chapters. If your firm has had claims, Fenner & Esler can offer an effective strategy to manage these claims that can help reduce further reduce risk and help better manage both your future insurance costs and coverage. Milber Makris Plousadis & Seiden (MMP&S) http://milbermakris.com Rich Davies 1000 Westlakes Drive, Suite #250 Berwyn, PA 19312 ph. 610-677-2400 x2401 email@example.com For more than 30 years, the partners leading our Pennsylvania office, Rich Davies and Neil Clain, have guided the architects and engineers of Pennsylvania, providing a wide range of services including: Defending them in construction, commercial, and personal injury litigation Assisting them in contract preparation and review Providing risk management advice Addressing their compliance with professional and business licensure requirements Offit Kurman www.offitkurman.com Tony Potter 240 North 3rd Street, Suite #1101 Harrisburg, PA 17101 ph. 717-980-3140 firstname.lastname@example.org At Offit Kurman, we understand how to navigate the daily challenges of running an architectural firm. We know it, because we live it. From professional licensure, contract negotiation, risk management, and claims our lawyers have been assisting clients solve legal, professional practice, and business challenges for years. The Offit Kurman team focuses on helping their architectural and engineering clients in an efficient and cost effective manner. Our unparalleled experience and knowledge can help guide you through your professional practice and business needs. When you make our team a part of yours, the potential is endless. Oldcastle APG www.oldcastleapg.com John Cicciarelli 400 Perimeter Center Terrace, Floor #10 Atlanta, GA 30346 email@example.com Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, is North America’s leading manufacturer of commercial masonry and hardscapes products from brands including Echelon Masonry, Belgard hardscapes, Amerimix mortars, stuccos and grouts, and more. APG’s network of coast-to-coast manufacturing facilities and dedicated regional architectural rep team merge the power of our national scale with the unrivaled local service that your project demands. From products to education to service and support at every stage of your project, no other manufacturer can exceed the demands of the ever-changing building materials industry like Oldcastle APG.
WE LCOME TO 2022 11 2021 YEAR IN REV I EW & AWARDS SHOWCASE Allied Members AIA Pennsylvania is proud to include the following Allied Members among our membership and statewide community of architecture, design, and allied construction industry professionals. AGS Stainless Milena Con www.agsstainless.com 7873 NE Day Road West Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 ph. 888-842-9492 firstname.lastname@example.org Behr Daniel Reidy www.behr.com 3400 West Segerstrom Avenue Santa Anna, CA 92704 ph. 714-545-7101 email@example.com Cove Tool Sandeep Ahuja www.cove.tools Centennial Tower, 101 Marietta Street NW, Floor 16 Atlanta, GA 30303 ph. 404-998-5846 firstname.lastname@example.org First Energy/Wildan Amy Lowman www.firstenergycorp.com/ save_energy/save_energy_ pennsylvania.html 10802 Bower Avenue Williamsport, MD 21795 ph. 301-300-6295 email@example.com Vincent Mazzella firstname.lastname@example.org The Harman Group Susanne Gleason https://harmangroup.com 900 West Valley Forge Road, Suite #200 King of Prussia, PA 19406 ph. 610-337-3360 email@example.com Hillis- Carnes Engineering Associates David Harmanos www.hcea.com 3200 Pike Street Harrisburg, PA 17111 ph. 717-561-1623 firstname.lastname@example.org Hudson Construction Melissa Baker www.hudsoncc.com 1625 Dutch Lane Hermitage, PA 16148 ph. 724-962-1980 melissa@hudson construction.com Intertek Jose E. Colon www.intertek.com 130 Derry Court York, PA 17406 ph. 717-764-7700 email@example.com Kistler-Tiffany Advisors Jamie Arnold www.ktadv.com 920 Cassatt Road, Suite #205 Berwin, PA 19312 ph. 610-722-3304 firstname.lastname@example.org Langan Christine Hough www.langan.com 1818 Market Street, Suite #3300 Philadelphia, PA 19103 ph. 215-845-8922 email@example.com Larsen & Landis Bradley Landis www.larsenlandis.com 3906 Concord Pike, Suite F Wilmington, DE 19803 ph. 302-477-1970 firstname.lastname@example.org M/E Engineering Anthony V. Thomas www.meengineering.com 433 State Street, Suite #410 Schenectady, NY 12305 ph. 518-533-2171 email@example.com Messiah Lifeways www.messiahlifeways.org 100 Mount Allen Drive Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 ph. 717-697-4666 mechplace@ messiahlifeways.org Microsol Resources Anna Liza Montenegro www.microsolresources.com 1617 John F. Kennedy Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19103 ph. 215-557-0770 amontenegro@ microsolresources.com Monograph George Valdes https://monograph.com 276 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10001 ph. 707-653-5823 firstname.lastname@example.org Mowery Construction Bill Sutton https://rsmowery.com 1000 Bent Creek Boulevard, #100 Mechanicsburg, PA 17050 ph. 717-590-8342 email@example.com Myer’s Building Product Specialists Amy Green https://myersbps.com 2200 Monroe Street York, PA 17404 ph. 717-578-3578 firstname.lastname@example.org Pareto Health www.paretohealth.com 2929 Walnut Street, #1500 Philadelphia, PA 19104 ph. 215-240-6529 email@example.com PennBid Freddy Lutz www.pennbid.net ph. 610-693-4769 firstname.lastname@example.org Phase Shift Consulting Bryan Abelowitz, CTS-D www.phaseshift.com P.O. Box 183 Glen Rock, PA 17327 ph. 609-273-6723 email@example.com Reynolds Restoration Megan Berbaum https://reynoldsrestoration.com 3539 North 6th Street Harrisburg, PA 17110 ph. 888-277-8280 firstname.lastname@example.org Rockfon Nicole Doyle www.rockfon.com 4849 South Austin Avenue Chicago, IL 60638 ph. 215-970-8022 email@example.com Triple Crown Corporation www.triplecrowncorp.com 5351 Jayce Avenue Harrisburg, PA 17112 ph. 717-657-5729 firstname.lastname@example.org UPMC www.upmc.com 200 Lothrop Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 ph. 412-647-8762 email@example.com USA Shade Basil Haymann www.usa-shade.com P.O. Box 3467 Coppell, TX 75019 ph. 800-966-5005 firstname.lastname@example.org Vehicle Protection Structures (VPS) Matthew Vernon www.vpslp.com 8505 Chancellor Row Dallas, TX 75247 ph. 866-887-4233 email@example.com Vermont Slate Co. David Márquez https://vermontslateco.com 2600 Louisville Road Savannah, GA 31415 ph. 866-339-2038 firstname.lastname@example.org W.S. Cumby Construction Erika Bohl www.cumby.com 938 Lincoln Avenue Springfield, PA 19064 ph. 610-328-5353 email@example.com Wohlsen Construction Jeffery Sturla www.wohlsenconstruction.com 200 North Third Street, Suite #5-B Harrisburg, PA 17101 ph. 717-635-9280 firstname.lastname@example.org WoodWorks – Wood Products Council Kate Hoffhine www.woodworks.org 1101 “K” Street NW, Suite #700 Washington, DC 20005 ph. 208-571-7329 email@example.com If you would like to reach our members throughout the state to be a Continuing Education Partner, Blogs and/or Promotions, Sponsorships, or Advertising, please contact Susan Frear - Membership Marketing Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
12 A I A P ENNSY LVANI A YEAR IN REV I EW 2021 2021 President's Message Deva Vu It’s hard to believe that 2021 will end in much the same way it started. We are now in the third calendar year of a pandemic and there’s a chance the first half of 2022 will see a sustained virtual/ hybrid approach to the way we conduct business. Even though many of us have been able to adapt to this reality, we are still in a state of disruption. Despite the challenges, however, we were still able to have a successful year at AIA Pennsylvania. We started a robust Housing Committee that will continue to explore one of the most pressing issues of our time, held our second year of virtual advocacy sessions, continued our industry-acclaimed virtual awards, conducted a virtual Tri-States, passed Resolution 21-1 at the AIA National Business Meeting, and partnered with mayors and policymakers in our webinar series Shaking up Small Cities. As an organization, we started a shift towards a virtual environment pre-pandemic so we could better connect with members throughout the state. As disruptive as the pandemic has been, we had the tools to deftly switch over and collaborate in this new state, now and for the future. We do hope to return to in‑person board meetings, capitol hill advocacy, and pop‑up awards shows, but we feel confident we can still deliver top-class services in this virtual/hybrid environment we will likely see ourselves for the near term. As I pass the baton to the next set of leaders, I implore our members to stay engaged, particularly at the Citizen Architect level, as we move the profession forward. Jeffrey Pastva, AIA, CPHC 2021 President AIA Pennsylvania Learning from 2021, Applying to 2022 Membership By the Numbers TOTAL MEMBERS: 2,876 Architect: 2,023 Associate: 495 Architect Fel low: 92 Architect Fel low Emeritus: 34 Architect Emeritus: 286 International Associate: 11 69% Architect 10% Architect Emeritus 1% Architect Fel low Emeritus 3% Architect Fel low 17% Associate <.5% International Associate MEMBERSHIP BREAKDOWN
13 2021 YEAR IN REV I EW & AWARDS SHOWCASE YEAR IN REV I EW 2021 TOTAL MEMBERS: 2,941 Bucks County: 99 Central Pennsylvania: 272 Eastern Pennsylvania: 175 Middle Pennsylvania: 68 Northeastern Pennsylvania: 90 Northwestern Pennsylvania: 30 Phi ladelphia: 1,593 Pittsburgh: 614 1% Northwestern Pennsylvania 3% Northeastern Pennsylvania 2% Middle Pennsylvania 6% Eastern Pennsylvania 9% Central Pennsylvania 3% Bucks County 21% Pittsburgh 54% Philadelphia CHAPTER BREAKDOWN
YEAR IN REV I EW 2021 14 A I A P ENNSY LVANI A AIA Pennsylvania's Government Affairs Committee, chaired by Adam Trott, AIA, and Scott Compton, AIA, continued to advocate for the legislative priorities laid out in the 2021 biennial Legislative Survey. AIA Pennsylvania continues to advocate for and influence state legislation and policy to assist and further the profession of architecture. This year AIA Pennsylvania has defended the profession against encroachment, worked to have legislation introduced to protect architects from unlimited liability, and commented on regulations that would help to better our environment. The work is far from done but the Government Affairs Committee will continue to advocate for architects throughout the remainder of this legislative session and beyond. The following priority issues were addressed in 2021 by new and returning Government Affairs committees, subcommittees, and task forces under the purview of the Government Affairs Committee. Government Affairs Scott Compton, AIA, NCARB, LEEP AP Government Affairs Committee Co-Chair Adam Trott, AIA Government Affairs Committee Co-Chair
15 2021 YEAR IN REV I EW & AWARDS SHOWCASE YEAR IN REV I EW 2021 In late 2020, 194 members shared their feedback and insights to help us chart a course for the 2021–2022 legislative session by partaking in the biennial Legislative Survey. View a snapshot of the Legislative Survey findings including a breakdown of priorities as determined by respondents' firm size at aiapa.info/legpriorities. Ken Doyno, AIA, Karen Welsh, AIA, and Scott Compton, AIA join AIA Pennsylvania Director of Legislative Affairs, Amal Mahrouki outside the capitol day of the presentation. Members presenting to the House Urban Affairs Committee Housing & Community Development The AIA Pennsylvania Housing and Community Development Subcommittee chaired by Ken Doyno, AIA was established in 2021 with a mission to evaluate policy and legislative activity to advance, inspire, and advocate for our profession’s interests in single-family and multifamily housing and community development in alignment with AIA PA’s mission and strategic plan. The subcommittee’s primary goal is to insert the architect's voice and value to ultimately improve the health safety and welfare of the public through improved conditions, resilience, equity, diversity, inclusion, affordability, and quality of life provided by housing for all people across the Commonwealth. At the end of 2021, Ken Doyno, AIA, Karen Welsh, AIA, and Scott Compton, AIA presented to the House Urban Affairs Committee on the role of the architect in Housing and Community Development. Topics included adaptive reuse, infill projects, affordable housing, blight, and much more. AIA Pennsylvania is looking forward to continuing to advocate for quality housing and community in the Commonwealth. Ken Doyno, AIA Housing and Community Development Subcommittee Chair
16 A I A P ENNSY LVANI A YEAR IN REV I EW 2021 Brian Smiley, AIA, CDT, LEED BD+C COTE Chair James A. Mehaffey, AIA Chair Building Codes Subcommittee The AIA Pennsylvania Committee on the Environment (COTE) chaired by Brian Smiley, AIA was elevated from subcommittee to committee in 2021 to continue to address sustainability, resiliency, high-performance building, and combat climate change. In 2021, the AIA Pennsylvania COTE: Environment & High-Performance Building ▪ Provided public comment on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) at all steps of the regulatory process. As a result, AIA PA was invited to participate in three DEP funding round tables Greenhouse Gas Abatement, Energy Efficiency, Clean and Renewable Energy Industrial and Commercial Opportunities Residential Energy Efficiency. ▪ Advocated for the expansion of Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (CPACE) through SB 635 introduced by Senator Yudichak & HB 1760 introduced by Representative Heffley. Both bills would expand CPACE funding for multifamily commercial buildings, indoor air improvements, and resiliency improvements. The AIA Pennsylvania Building Codes Subcommittee was chaired by James Mehaffey, AIA in 2021. In 2021, the AIA Pennsylvania Building Codes Subcommittee: Building Codes ▪ Attended all PA L&I UCC RAC Meetings during deliberation and review of the 2018 ICC Codes. ▪ Provided public comments and feedback through architect appointees. ▪ Promoted and gave continuing education seminars on the 2018 Code Implementation Dates. ▪ Confirmed through the Department of Labor and Industry that the grace periods AIA advocated for in 2017 would apply to both accessibility and other suite of codes. ▪ Advocated against the shift made by ICC to shift the IECC to a standard instead of a code via letters sent to the ICC Board of Directors. ▪ Worked with Senator Judy Ward's office on the advancement of SB 191: Exempting Historical Agricultural Buildings from UCC. ▪ Advocated on behalf of AIA PA for SB 634 regarding Third-Party Contracts for Code Administration. ▪ Regularly weighed in on legislation that would amend the UCC or negatively impact the enforcement of building codes in the Commonwealth. ▪ Testified in front of the House Labor and Industry Committee to educate the house members on the UCC and discuss issues and challenges related to the UCC. Chair James Mehaffey, AIA, relayed how the membership is impacted by the UCC. ▪ Authored an op-ed published by the Philadelphia Inquirer. In early June, James Mehaffey, AIA, also authored an opinion piece pitched by AIA Pennsylvania and published in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Jim emphasized the dual importance of building codes and maintenance in thwarting tragedies like 2021’s Surfside collapse. Jim also highlighted the architect’s expertise and role in protecting the public’s health, safety, and welfare throughout a building’s life cycle. Read the op-ed at https://aiapa.info/op-ed_surfside
17 2021 YEAR IN REV I EW & AWARDS SHOWCASE YEAR IN REV I EW 2021 The DGS (Department of General Services) Task Force was chaired by A. Stevens Krug, AIA, in 2021. In 2021, the task force: Public Architecture ▪ Established internal task force to assist the members of the DGS/AIA/ACEC/PSPE Professional's group that meets with the Public Works Department of DGS quarterly. ▪ Developed relationship with new Deputy Secretary Robert Carr. ▪ Contributed feedback on the 2020 Green Government Report. A. Stevens "Steve" Krug, AIA DGS & Procurement Subcommittee Chair In 2021, the Disaster Assistance Subcommittee was chaired by Al Comly, AIA, and established with the 2020 roster of AIA Members interested in disaster assistance. The subcommittee also cultivated relationships with the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) in order to develop an MOU. Disaster Assistance Al Comly, AIA Disaster Assistance Committee Chair ▪ SB 833 introduced by Senator Laughlin would limit the Statute of Repose in Pennsylvania to 6 years. Senator Laughlin working with AIA Pennsylvania to author this legislation that has been introduced and referred to Senate Judiciary. ▪ HB 424 introduced by Representative Stephens would require every party of a construction project to be responsible for their own negligence. AIA Pennsylvania was able to get language amended into the bill to ensure this protection extends to architects and engineers. The AIA Pennsylvania Legal Reform Taskforce was chaired by Mary McClenaghan, AIA in 2021. The subcommittee is comprised of AIA members and all three legal corporate partners— Offit Kurman, MMP&S (Milber, Makris, Plousadis, Seiden), and BCC (Burke Cromer Cremonese). In 2021, the subcommittee worked to introduce the following bills: Legal Reform Mary McClenaghan, AIA Legal Reform Taskforce/Subcommitee Chair
18 A I A P ENNSY LVANI A YEAR IN REV I EW 2021 R. Jeffrey "Jeff" Straub, AIA School Construction & Education Subcommittee Co-Chair Chris Linkey, AIA School Construction & Education Subcommittee Co-Chair Mike Kelly, AIA Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) School Safety and Security Committee (SSSC) Member In 2021, the School Construction & Education Subcommittee was chaired by Jeff Straub, AIA, and Chris Linkey, AIA. ▪ The School Construction & Education Subcommittee has been focused on ending the moratorium on PlanCon funding. ▪ Mike Kelly, AIA served on the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD) School Safety & Security Committee that evaluates school safety measures across the commonwealth and allocates grant funds to individual school districts. School Construction Bruce Johnson, AIA Licensure Subcommittee Chair In 2021, the Licensure Committee was chaired by Bruce Johnson, AIA, and was active with the following initiatives: ▪ The Licensure Committee attended and provided reports to the Architects Licensure Board at their regular meetings. ▪ Interacted with Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA) staff regarding changes to regulations. ▪ Assisted members with the 2021 renewal deadline of June 30, 2021. Licensure
In 2021, Architects Action Day took the form of Tele-Action Day. Members were asked to take the pledge to contact their state senator and representative on March 23 to remind them of the architecture’s capacity to help solve some of Pennsylvania’s toughest immediate public health and economic challenges. Architects Action Day Christine Mondor, FAIA, with Senator Lindsey Williams at the ribbon cutting of evolveEA’s “The Well” project AIA Pennsylvania’s Director of Legislator Affairs, Amal Mahrouki, hosted the annual Architects Tele-Action Day Primer webinar to brief members on the following key issues: ▪ Statute of Repose ▪ High Performance Building ▪ Anti-Indemnification Annually, AIA Pennsylvania preps and coordinates two signature grassroots events encouraging the membership to forge or reinforce relationships with their state legislators and policymakers. This gives us two opportunities throughout the year to mobilize and utilize the membership’s voice to share the profession’s impact, challenges, and a few key issues that have been pinpointed by the Government Affairs Committee. Grassroots Events The Architects Tele-Action Day Blueprint outlined a step-by-step guide, script, and breakdown of the issues to support member advocates in their outreach. The District Days Blueprint covered pre-meeting, in-meeting, post-meeting, as well as some helpful dos and don’ts. District Days gives members the opportunity to share their professional “proof points” and project narratives with legislators to introduce them to the broad scope of the architects’ skillset and practice back home in their districts. The goal is to have elected officials walk away from these meetings with an understanding of the ways architects can act as a resource for them in all matters related to the built environment that touch the health, safety, and welfare of their constituents. In 2021, AIA Pennsylvania sought members’ availability to schedule meetings with legislators in local districts throughout August and September. Members were encouraged to select meeting formats per their comfort levels—virtually, in-person at their offices for a “take-your-legislator” to work visit, or in their legislators’ district office. Fifteen members committed to participate over the late summer months. AIA Pennsylvania’s Director of Legislator Affairs, Amal Mahrouki, hosted the second grassroots primer of the year to brief members on the three key issues touched on for Architects Tele-Action Day with the addition of Interior Design Licensure. District Days 19 2021 YEAR IN REV I EW & AWARDS SHOWCASE YEAR IN REV I EW 2021 Architects Tele-Action Day By the Numbers 36 took the pledge to contact their legislators ▪ 14 recorded touchpoints with representatives ▪ 13 recorded touchpoints with senators
Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion 2021 marked the first time in recent memory that AIA Pennsylvania proposed several resolutions for consideration during the AIA National business meeting. Any resolutions put forward must go through a fairly rigorous process that includes several committee reviews, meetings with elected Institute officials, and multiple writes and rewrites. Paula Maynes, AIA Applicants should demonstrate one or more of the following: ▪ Significant contributions to the profession and/or community or intent/ideas to contribute to the profession ▪ A passion for architecture and the pursuit of registration ▪ Financial need This year, AIA Pennsylvania awarded three (3) architecture graduates with a grant to cover the cost of three (3) divisions of the ARE! Learn more about them by flipping to page 31. Paula Maynes ARE Grant Established in 2015, the AIA Pennsylvania Emerging Professionals ARE Grant is dedicated to the remembrance of Paula Maynes, AIA. The goal of the grant is to provide assistance to Associates throughout the Commonwealth, who are taking the Architect Registration Examination (ARE). EPiC believes it is essential for the future success of our profession to retain as many young professionals and Associates as possible and aims to facilitate their path to licensure. An important component of our commitment to emerging professionals is our initiative to provide more financial assistance to pay for the ARE. 20 A I A P ENNSY LVANI A YEAR IN REV I EW 2021 AIA Pennsylvania, under the leadership of 2021 President Jeff Pastva, was fortunate enough to have three resolutions accepted for deliberation during the 2021 virtual national convention. Arising from our strong support to advance equity, diversity, inclusivity, and advocacy, and with the help of 2021 Immediate Past President and Chair of the AIA Pennsylvania Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity (EDI) Committee, Marc Mondor, the committee members, and board of director leaders, the following resolutions were discussed: ▪ A resolution to conduct research in underserved communities. ▪ A resolution to provide member resources to run to local, state, or national political office. ▪ A resolution for AIA National to explain and promote the UDREAM program to AIA components around the country. The program, started at Carnegie Mellon University by Dr. Erica Cochran, serves as an excellent model to bring architecture students of color to Pittsburgh for internships with firms. Unfortunately, the National Board only ratified the resolution concerning research in underserved communities. Nonetheless, AIA Pennsylvania and the EDI Committee will continue to promote the program and help to ensure its continued success. AIA National has even committed to help promote and host a webinar to explain the program to interested components. Stay tuned for more updates on all three of the initiatives in 2022. Marc Mondor, AIA Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee Chair Emerging Professionals The AIA Pennsylvania Emerging Professionals Committee or Emerging Professionals Community (EPiC) works to improve the network, role, and impact of Emerging Professionals throughout the Commonwealth. Parva Markiw, AIA Emerging Professionals Committee (EPiC) Chair
PALM (Promoting Advocacy and Licensure through Mentorship) AIA Pennsylvania’s PALM (Promoting Advocacy and Licensure through Mentorship) program brings quality mentoring to individuals in Pennsylvania that may not have had such an opportunity in the past. The purpose of the PALM program is to create a dialogue between registered architects, aspiring architects, and architecture students regarding advocacy, career experiences, goals, and thoughts on the past and future of the profession. This program is intended to engage members at all levels of professional development and encourage the mission of AIA Pennsylvania by preaching benefits of licensure for architectural grads and the importance of advocacy for all members. In 2021, the Emerging Professionals Committee piloted a state-wide round of a virtual PALM program, to widen the network and connection between members across the state. This was a unique opportunity for architects, emerging professionals, and architectural students from all over Pennsylvania to connect with mentors in chapters other than their own. Screenshot from the 2021 state-wide virtual PALM program School Visits EPiC Advocacy EPiC conducts school visits with NAAB accredited schools around the state of Pennsylvania to introduce and educate students about who we are, what we do, and how we can support them. We want students to know they can rely on us for support while they’re going through their academic careers and when entering the workforce. In 2021, EPiC made six virtual and one in-person visit to NAAB accredited schools around the state. EPiC also participated in the University of Pittsburgh’s new summer program, “Experiencing Architecture.” ▪ In 2021, EPiC hosted a happy hour called “Your First Call to a Legislator” to discuss the importance of our roles as emerging professionals in speaking and advocating about the profession to our politicians. ▪ EPiC also participated in the Statute of Repose Call to Action SB833. ▪ EPiC authored a piece regarding their Citizen Architect role as emerging professionals in the National Young Architects Forum (YAF) Publication, “Connection” for Q2 - “An emerging Professionals’ committee take on the Citizen Architect’s role.” ▪ EPiC members participated in AIA PA’s signature advocacy events, Architects Tele-Action Day and District Days. EPiC Firms are recognized for their commitment to the development of Emerging Professionals with the 2021 EPiC Firm Recognition. The American Institute of Architects defines Emerging Professionals as architecture graduates pursuing licensure and architects licensed within the last 10 years. To be eligible for this designation, an emerging professional and a firm principal from each firm took the time to complete an assessment that provided checkpoints for three critical areas of an Emerging Professional’s development: The Architectural Experience Program (AXP), Leadership, and Support. In 2021, a new set of questions were added to the EPiC Firm Recognition’s bank of questions to bring Equity, Diversity, and Inclusivity awareness at firm level regardless of size. EPiC Firm Recognition 21 2021 YEAR IN REV I EW & AWARDS SHOWCASE YEAR IN REV I EW 2021 For a listing of 2021 EPiC Firms, flip to page 85.
Awards Programs Annually, the Committee on Design oversees the submission/nomination processes, jurying, and production of the Architectural Excellence Awards including the Design, Special, and COTE Award programs. In 2021, the committee was also tasked with running the biennial AIA Tri-State Design Awards program. In 2021, the following adjustments were made to the Architectural Excellence Awards programs with the ultimate goal of engaging and showcasing a broader spectrum of architectural excellence. Robert "Bob" Kelly, FAIA Committee on Design Chair Design Awards The Design Awards program added a new “Small Project” category as well as a flexible minimum and maximum page count for the “Digital Project Binders” giving applicants the opportunity to repurpose local chapter award submissions with fewer edits and hassle. The selection process for the jury was also revised to ensure greater diversity of juror background and practice. 22 A I A P ENNSY LVANI A YEAR IN REV I EW 2021 For 2021’s Design Award recipients and finalists, flip to page 34. AES is a structural engineering consulting firm that believes good design is more than just sizing beams and columns. By listening and communicating efficiently, prioritizing your goals, and devising customized solutions, we help deliver solutions for structures in which people live, learn, work, play, heal, worship, and more.
The nomination timeline for the Special Awards program was moved up in 2021 to break the Special Awards nomination timeline out from the Design and COTE Awards submission timeline to foster greater participation and build in time to produce additional documentary shorts profiling the recipients, highlights of the annual broadcast. In 2021, the committee added a documentary short featuring the Architecture Firm Award and Medal of Distinction, to the previously standard feature profiling the 50 Year/Timeless Architecture Award Recipient. Additionally, nomination requirements for the Special Awards program were adjusted in 2021 to encourage members to co-self-nominate with the support of a “prime nominator” for certain eligible categories. Meaning nominees could fill out the nomination with the authorization of the named primary nominator. For the first time, the Special Awards Nomination Committee members also acted as “Architecture Firm Award Advocates” reaching out to firms of their choice to sponsor their nominations during committee deliberations. 2021’s Special Awards program had record participation with 43 nominations put forth by the Special Awards Nomination Committee and 13 nominees put forth by the general membership. 2021 marked the second year of the COTE Awards opt-in program complete with a separate jury review and the second iteration of the Framework for Design Excellence Assessment, the basis of the COTE Awards jury review criteria. In 2021, Design Awards jurors were also given the opportunity to review these assessments for greater context in their jurying process. Assessment support was provided with open office hours hosted by the trio of COTE leaders credited with the development of the AIA Framework for Design Excellence Assessment. Brian Smiley, Jonathan Weiss, and Sherman Aronson led the development and rollout of the assessment tool used for both the local AIA Philadelphia awards program and the state program. 23 2021 YEAR IN REV I EW & AWARDS SHOWCASE YEAR IN REV I EW 2021 Brian Smiley, AIA, CDT, LEED BD+C Chair AIA Pennsylvania COTE Jonathan Weiss, AIA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP, Fitwel AIA Pennsylvania COTE/COD Taskforce Sherman C. Aronson, AIA, LEED AP BD+C AIA Pennsylvania COTE/COD Taskforce Frank Grauman, FAIA Special Awards Nomination Committee Chair Oil Region Alliance/Oil City Main Street Program Special Awards For 2021’s Special Award recipients, flip to page 74. For 2021’s COTE Award recipients, flip to page 69. COTE Awardswww.emconsultinginc.com