On The Rise: Emerging Firms + Young Architects

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On The Rise: Emerging Firms + Young Architects



On The Rise: Emerging Firms + Young Architects

Presented Annually In Spring

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2019 Winners: Studio 6mm (PEA) + Drew Lavine (YA) + Fatima Olivieri (YA)

Exhibition of 2019 Winners: January 23 - March 5, 2020

Explore creative designs from the rising stars of the Philadelphia chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Philadelphia). This annual exhibition features current and past designs from the winners of the Philadelphia Emerging Architect (PEA) Prize and Young Architect (YA) Prize.

The PEA Prize is awarded annually to recognize an emerging architecture firm producing innovative design strategies within the Philadelphia region. Eligible firms must have been established & licensed within the past 10 years.

The Young Architect Award is awarded annually to one or more registered architect members of AIA Philadelphia between the ages of 25 and 39. Through the materials presented to the AIA Awards Committee, a successful candidate must display excellence and promise of future merit in two, three, or all four of the following categories:

  • Design Excellence: through the aesthetic or scientific application for the built environment
  • Practice: through leadership, management, and/or specialized technical expertise
  • Education: through teaching, publications, and/or research
  • Service: through exemplary service and contributions to the profession and/or society

Exhibitions at the Center are always FREE to visit!