Member of the Month // Kirman Hanson // “I’m a second year B.Arch student from rural NY with an interest in baking, photography, and exploring the many neighborhoods of Pittsburgh. AIAS has really helped broaden my idea of what it means to be an architect not only as a professional, through firm tours and internship advice, but as a member of a broader community in both the School of Architecture and Pittsburgh.”
Alumni Spotlight / Samantha Falcone / B.Arch 1995 / http://www.scf-arch.com / Currently AIA and LEED AP at her firm SCF Architecture in Center Valley, PA, USA / Professional focus: Small commercial, residential, sustainability / "AIAS was one of the best things I did while in college. I travelled the country, had so many opportunities and learned the leadership skills that have served me well professionally." / "Sam served as the AIAS Chapter President and went on to be elected as one of the National Directors of the American Institute of Architecture Students. She also helped co-found the Pittsburgh Interns and Young Architects’ Forum to help address the needs of the architectural interns in the Pittsburgh Chapter of the AIA" / Other involvements during CMU education: Intramural Sports
This national AIAS committee is responsible for developing programming for Advocacy Month, exploring the transparency of architectural education, and discussing issues of equity, diversity, and resiliency in design as they relate to architectural education.
This conference and honor showcased the top 60 AIAS members and provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to engage with Walt Disney Imagineers on May 19-21, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.