Architecture Students Hold Regional Conference on Campus

Philadelphia University’s chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) will host its Fall Northeast Quad Conference Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4 on campus.102507story_aias4.jpg

The conference, which falls during the chapter’s 15th anniversary as a student organization, features the theme “Planning. Designing. Sustaining”—developed by conference organizers Erike DeVeyra ’09 and Troy Hannigan ’09—and will offer nearly 130 visiting architecture students from across the Northeast region of the country a variety of special presentations and workshops with industry representatives; tours of Philadelphia architecture firms, including renowned KieranTimberlake and RMJM Hillier studios; and more.  Philadelphia University’s chapter was chosen to host the conference after being voted the most desirable location at a national AIAS leadership development and training conference this summer.

“Troy and I organized the conference to help our members enhance their knowledge of architecture so they can create lasting designs for the future,” said DeVeyra, who previously served as chapter president.  “We’re all very excited to meet, and enjoy a great weekend with, our peers from other Northeast universities.”

In celebration of the chapter’s anniversary, organizers will also host a PhilaU Beaux Arts Ball.  An architecture-related tradition, this costume party will allow students to show off recycling-inspired costumes while enjoying music and refreshments.  For a complete list of events, CLICK HERE.  For more information about the conference, CLICK HERE.

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