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President's Message

By: Chris Dawson, AIA, President

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It is with mixed emotions that I write my final newsletter article as your President. I am confident that Rich Gribble, AIA will provide strong leadership in 2012 to our organization and I will appreciate the additional time I will have but it has been a truly rewarding experience to serve as an executive for the past 4 years. I was afforded the opportunity to attend 3 AIA National Conventions (San Francisco, Miami, and New Orleans) and 3 AIA Grassroots Conventions in Washington, D.C. allowing me to learn a great deal more about the AIA, those 4 very different cities, and meet a tremendous number of architects and related professionals.

 

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Architect Needed

By: Angela Anderson, City of York

 

The City of York, Pennsylvania is requesting proposals from qualified development teams for the disposition of York Redevelopment Authority ("RDA") owned area of land for redevelopment into a mixed-use neighborhood to build upon recent development made in the Stadium District adjacent to the Cordorus Creek. The parcel is located within the Northwest Triangle (NWT) Redevelopment Area created by the City of York in 2006.

The Northwest Triangle Project is a targeted redevelopment effort for the City aimed to spur additional downtown revitalization, provide new employment opportunities for City residents and stimulate private investment in a formerly blighted corner of the City and to develop an entirely new mixed-use neighborhood. The City of York and the York Redevelopment Authority seek to expand upon recent development successes in the Stadium District, that includes, but is not limited to, new market-rate residential, new retail and restaurants, and the location of the new York Academy, an International Baccalaureate Charter School, and to ensure that the Northwest Triangle redevelopment serves as an impactful, urban infill project and Gateway to the City's downtown.

For more information about this project:
www.yorkcity.org/nwt

 

Fall Lecture Rewiew

By: Chris Dawson, AIA, President

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Our 2011 AIA Central Pennsylvania Fall Lecture was held Thursday November 3rd at Armstrong World Industries Corporate Campus in Lancaster. Winka Dubbeldam, Assoc. AIA presented the work of her firm Archi-Tectonics based in New York, New York and Rotterdam, Netherlands in a lecture entitled "Fragmentation as Optimization."

 

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Design Awards Review

By: Tammie Fitzpatrick, AIA, Design Awards Chairman

  

Thank you to all who submitted entries in this year's Design Awards Competition.  We had around 35 entries and presneted awards to five projects that showed exemplary design.  This year our chapter had the opportunity to collaborate with the AIA's components overseas.  Our digital entries made it easy for our jury, which was made up of members of the Continental European Chapter of AIA, to thoroughly consider each project that was submitted.  Architect Gregg Broadarick, founding partner of BDG Architecture and Design in Milan, Italy, served as the jury chair.  He received his bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky and his master's from Syracuse University's Florence, Italy, campus.  We are very grateful for the time and efforts of our 2011 Design Awards jury and we are excited about future opportunities to collaborate with our colleagues overseas. 

 

Thank you to all of our sponsors!

CenterPoint Engineering

Howard Jay Supnik Landscape Architect

Warfel Construction Company

Greenebaum Structures, P.C.

Hoffman/Borowski Engineering

Wagman Construction

David Miller Associates 

  

Congratulations to the winning firms!

 

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Lessons Learned by the Yeoman Architect

 By: James Mehaffey

 

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My first full time job was in a very large Japanese company right outside of New York City.  I liked working near the city because of the cultural and social amenities it affords to its inhabitants.  There are few places like New York where large segments of one ethnicity can live in a distinct community, right next to another large group of another ethnicity but still overlap one another.  Just think of how Little Italy sits right next to China Town.  The line between them is blurry because there is no real boundary, pizza shops live next door to Chinese bodegas and it seems natural in New York.  Not even the planned juxtapositions in EPCOT Center in Disney work as well. 

 

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ACE Mentoring

By: Chris Dawson, AIA, President

I've had the privilege to serve on the ACE Mentoring of Central PA Board of Directors for the past several years and occasionally am able to make presentations to our local program affiliates. There are 4 county programs now (York, Dauphin, Lancaster, and Cumberland) serving roughly 200 high school students each year by providing access to area industry professionals and craftsman. On December 6th, I made a presentation to the Dauphin County group of about 60 students relaying my passion for architecture and touching on some architectural history basics in an attempt to help them think about the group project they are developing during the 16 week program. After my presentation they broke out into two teams and then further into smaller working groups of 5-10 as they tackled specific issues for the project.

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2011 Distinguished Service Award

By: Richard Gribble, AIA, Vice President and David Morrison

 
On October 28, 2011 the Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Institute of Architects recognized Mr. Duryea Cameron, AIA, with its Distinguished Service Award for Lifetime Achievement.  The award was presented in recognition of his many significant contributions to the profession of architecture, as well as his sterling example as a visionary community servant, loyal volunteer and beloved role model. 

 
Duryea has lived a storied life of adventure and influence.  It has typically been the style of Duryea Cameron to remain out of the

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spotlight while playing a supporting role upon which others truly depended.  After serving as a 1st Lieutenant with the 10th Mountain Division in the United States Army during World War II, he returned home and continued his architectural education at Princeton University and Carnegie Mellon University.  After completing additional studies in Paris, he returned to Central Pennsylvania and joined the firm of architect Clayton Lappley in the early 1950's.  Throughout his professional career, he was a proud member of the AIA Central Pennsylvania Chapter and has become a role model to younger AIA members who have followed in his footsteps.  He is widely viewed as an outstanding example of the highly influential role architects have on the development of architecture in modern society and was the logical choice for the award.

 

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President's Message
Architect Needed
Fall Lecture Review
Design Awards Review
Yeoman Architect
ACE Mentoring
2011 Distinguished Service Award

 

 

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