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AIAS Pittsburgh

(American Institute of Architecture Students)

AIAS Pittsburgh is a local chapter of the nationally organized, student-run American Institute of Architecture Students.  This chapter was established at Pitt to create a better relationship between students and professionals in the area, as well as create a social network among students who are interested in architecture and design.  In the past we have hosted design charrettes, taken trips, spoken to visiting professionals, in addition to seeing a number of exhibits and speakers in Pittsburgh.

All interested students should contact AIAS Pittsburgh at info@aiaspitt.com.

Design Charette

AIAS Pittsburgh held the "Cardboard Chair Charrette" in January 2009, challenging students to design a chair made entirely of recycled corrugated cardboard and without glue or fasteners.  Three groups were asked to design a chair based on a first name chosen randomly from a list - resulting in a "Vince", an "Eleanor", and a "Whitney" chair.  With only five hours to work the charrette was a flurry of creative activity and it yielded some impressive results!  Thanks to all students who participated.

        Whitney Chair           Vince Chair

        "Whitney" Chair                                                "Vince" Chair

 

Field Trips

UVA+DC

Vienna IFTA

Vienna IFTA