2015 Architects Conference and Expo & Excellence in Design Awards
By: Tammie Fitzpatrick, AIA
Save the date for Monday, November 2, 2015!  This year we are holding the Conference and Expo at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg, Pa.  The Susquehanna Art Museum strives to be a cultural anchor for the Central Pennsylvania community, providing innovative, relevant and engaging exhibitions and experiences for members and visitors of all ages that excite, inspire and stimulate life-long learning, while also promoting economic development and tourism in our city, region and state.  Below is the schedule for the day!  Be sure not miss the Building Tour of the Susquehanna Art Museum and stay for the Keynote Address by Muralist Daniel Finch. Read more!
Check out the all new AIA Central Pennsylvania website!

2015 Leadership & Development Conference Recap
By Carson L. Parr AIA, LEED AP BD+C
Carnegie Mellon University hosted a mix of aspiring architects to seasoned professionals at the AIA Pennsylvania Leadership and Development Conference September 17th-18th. The first day provided dynamic discussions ranging from the Intern Development Program (IDP) and the Architect Registration Exam (ARE) to "How to Leave Your Business in Style".

2015 Fall Lecture Series
By Daniel R. Godfrey Jr., AIA, LEED AP
The 2015 AIA Central Pennsylvania Lecture Series will conclude on Thursday, November 19th in York with a presentation by Washington DC based Architect David Jameson at 7pm at the office of LSC Design. Read more!

Government Affairs Update
By Chris Dawson, AIA

Dear Chapter Members,
Bruce Johnson & I sit on the AIA PA Government Affairs Committee of 14 statewide AIA members and we work closely with AIA PA Executive Director Stephen Swarney and AIA Director of Public Affairs Holly Lubart to pursue the interests of our membership as impacted by legislation at the state and even national level.
At AIA PA's urging, last week the Pennsylvania Licensure Board approved a Canadian Reciprocity memorandum of understanding thereby allowing architects licensed in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to practice architecture in Canada and vice versa.

Yeoman Architect- If Architect is a Verb, I Are One, Too.
By: James A. Mehaffey, AIA

Kanye West's observations aside, I have never used the word architect as a verb.  I am one. 
Call me a fuddy duddy, but I speak English the way I learned it in high school. Not perfectly, mind you, but there are things I just cannot bring myself to say out loud.   I acknowledge that language does change over time, but sometimes it changes for the wrong reasons.  The simple fact that certain people recognize the word "literally" to mean the exact opposite of the word's true definition, and means "figuratively" drives me nuts.  We adjust a definition because it is used incorrectly by some inane segment of the population?  It just makes me think of about a bunch of hipsters complaining to each other about going to a club to which they really want to go, but have to pretend to their fiends that they are only really going to visit to be "ironic"...
Towards a New/Old Architecture Exhibition
Susquehanna Art Museum
By Chris Dawson, AIA
After almost 2 years of planning the Towards a New/Old Architecture exhibition opened September 13, 2015  at the Susquehanna Art Museum in Harrisburg. The architectural exhibit sponsored by both AIA PA and AIA Central PA explores the use of modern architecture for additions to and renovations of the rich building stock throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to create dynamic new spaces and buildings. These renovated spaces often drive a renaissance 

in historic neighborhoods within our communities. The Susquehanna Art Museum, designed by EwingCole and 
opened in January 2015, joins a contemporary addition to the renovated 1926 Keystone Trust Company building at Third and
 Calder Streets in Midtown Harrisburg. The museum is a prime
 example of repurposing a vacant, richly-detailed neoclassical building for an exciting new purpose and communicating this rebirth via a modern addition.
AIA Central Pennsylvania's Job Board
AIA Central Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the availability of a new resource on our web site.

We have created an  employment page where firms in Central Pennsylvania can advertise their employment opportunities.

If your firm has interest in posting employment opportunities please email Amal Mahrouki at aiacpc@aiacentralpa.org.

If you are looking for employment opportunities click HERE.
Hannah Bahney to receive 2015 CPAFF Architecture Scholarship 
The Central PA Architects Foundation Fund (CPAFF) Architecture Scholarship has been awarded to Hannah Bahney, a fourth year Architecture student attending Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. Hannah Bahney is the fifth recipient of the annual CPAFF Architecture Scholarship and will receive a $1,000 award. Hannah was the unanimous selection of the Foundation Advisory Committee as the 2015 recipient after their review and evaluation of an impressive group of scholarship applications received during spring/summer 2015. Financial need, community involvement, volunteer activities, and examples of design work are considerations in the scholarship recipient selection process. The Foundation Advisory Committee is comprised of Past-Presidents of the AIA Central Pennsylvania Chapter.


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