Philadelphia Emerging Architects

What is PEA?
PEA stands for Philadelphia Emerging Architects.
(Pronounced: Pee-yA) ; pee-yuh; /pēə/

What does PEA mean for me?
If you are an Associate AIA Member / AIA Young Architect Forum Member, you will still be both of those things! PEA simply means that you have a new committee structure that aims to bring you the best and most relevant programs and events throughout the year for emerging architecture professionals in Philadelphia. 


Contact Information: 

Jared Edgar McKnight, Assoc. AIA 
Maggie Reed, AIA

Welcome Event Contact:
Michael Fierle, Assoc. AIA (Subject: Welcome)

CANstruction Contact:
Jared McKnight, Assoc. AIA
Kelly Ganczarz

ArchMentoring Group Contact:
Melissa Bernstein, AIA

BIG Event Benefit Contact:
Michael Fierle, Assoc. AIA (Subject: BIG Event)

ARE Study Group Contact:
Cassidy Hobbs, AIA (Subject: AREs)

Spooktacular Contact:
Maggie Reed, AIA

Fast Forward >> Philly Contact:
Kathy Lent, Assoc. AIA
Erike De Veyra, Assoc. AIA
[seeking successors]

Design Competitions Contact:
Erike De Veyra, Assoc. AIA (Subject: Competitions)

Mailing address:
AIA Philadelphia Emerging Architects Committee
1218 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Who is the leadership?

Co-Chairs of PEA (representing both Associates + YAF):
Jared Edgar McKnight, Assoc. AIA (Associate Director, AIA Board- Year 2)
Maggie Reed, AIA

Associate Director (AIA Board- Year 1):
Michael Fierle, Assoc. AIA

Cassidy Hobbs, AIA

Treasurer + Fundraising Chairs:
Kathy Lent, Assoc. AIA
Kara Haggerty, AIA

Erike De Veyra, Assoc. AIA

Past Chairs:
Allison Edmonds, AIA
Kira Broecker, AIA
Troy Hannigan, Assoc. AIA

State/National Liasons:
Young Architects Regional Director (YARD): Christian Jordan (Philly-based)
Regional Associate Director (RAD). National Associates Committee (NAC): Jana Brink (Philly-based)
AIA PA Assoc. Director: Joanna Beres (Pittsburgh-based)