RECOGNITIONS AND ACCREDITATIONS

2019: Joins FisherARCHitecture as a Principal

 

2019: Winner of the Young Architect Studio Competition of AIA Pittsburgh, with the project "The Dolce Vita"

2019: Becomes Co-Chair of the Outreach Committee for AIA Pittsburgh

 

2019: Speaks at the AIA National Convention in Las Vegas, with Eric Fisher, AIA, with the lecture: "Repurposing Everyday Buildings: Extraordinary Renovations of Ordinary Buildings".

 

2018: Part of the Planning Team for the Braddock Civic Plaza Opening Celebrations

 

2018: Guest Speaker at the IIDA panel: On Common Ground

2018: Interviewed for Young Architect Podcast: Leadership Through Volunteering

 

2018: Invited Guest at Carnegie Mellon University School of Architecture event: EX_Change

 

2018: Nominated one of the ENR's "Top 20 Under 40" Professionals, for Mid-Atlantic AND at a National level

2018: Became WELL APTM

 

2018: Became Chair of the Young Architects Forum of Pittsburgh, PA

2017: Became part of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects - Pittsburgh, PA Chapter

2017: Guest of the Lecture Series event "My Architecture" at Carnegie Mellon University, School of Architecture

 

2017: Became LEED Green Associate 

2017: Pittsburgh Sprout Found - Belonging: a Community Art Project

          "The Pittsburgh Chair Design" Design receives Honorable Mention and selection for Community Poster

2017: Lecturer at Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation (PHLF): Collapse and reconstruction Lecture

 

2016: Became a Registered Architect in Pennsylvania

2015: AIA National: Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship   

2012: Graduation from Alta Scuola Politecnica Scholarship            

2012: AIA Pittsburgh: Young Architect Studio Competition - HONOR AWARD

TITLE: Symphony Bridge

DESCRIPTION: The aim is to create a special and unique place that can be interesting not only for people living near the bridge.  This is done through the creation of a pedestrian passage and two bike trails.  Along this passage, the bridge will be equipped with little instruments that can make music out of the vibrations caused by the trains, by nature, or by the people passing through.

JURY COMMENTS: This is a strong idea with interesting potential.  It could be an event where the public participates all the way to a symphony performance.  It is a very organic notion.  And from one jury member…”I am dying to steal this concept.”

 

2012: Design Center of Pittsburgh: Imagine Art and urban connectivity

TITLE: “Medium Line” - HONORABLE MENTION

The work was exhibited at the Andy Warhol Museum, with the other winners.

JUDGING EXPERIENCE

2018: Tree Houses Design Charrette & Competition - by YAF Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Environmental Council

 

2016: AIA NATIONAL Institute Honor Awards for 2017 - Member of the Jury

2016: AIA NATIONAL J. Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship - Member of the Jury

VOLUNTEERING AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT

AIA PITTSBURGH

YOUNG ARCHITECTS FORUM PITTSBURGH

AIA NATIONAL

National Organization for Minority Architects (NOMA) Pittsburgh Chapter

CANstruction Pittsburgh

The Design Center of Pittsburgh

C.L.I.M.B. New York

Hill House of Pittsburgh

Mondo Italiano

Greenfield Community Association

Shadyside Action Coalition

Drafting Dreams Pittsburgh

Braddock Borough of Pennsylvania

Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank

Pennsylvania Environmental Council (Tree Houses Charrette)

MY ADVENTURE SO FAR...

I was born in Milano, Italy and I have been living in Pittsburgh, PA since 2012, working for the Architecture and Urban Design firm Rothschild Doyno Collaborative till the end of 2019 and then at FisherARCHItecture. I was six years old when I first imagined myself living in the USA, and eleven years old when I decided I wanted to become a designer, after seeing a book of Alvar Aalto's creations.

I have always been a creative person, and very focused on making things happen. Since I began working in the USA, I can define myself also as an enthusiast of my profession. Since my childhood, I have always fostered my passion for architecture, inspired by Italian creativity and helped by our quick problem-solving ability. Curious and always ready for new challenges, I left Italy to finally follow this American opportunity. That was the boldest choice I have ever done. 

 

At the end of 2016, I became a Registered Architect in Pennsylvania. In addition to my work as an Architect, I volunteer for the AIA Pittsburgh and other civic organizations in Pittsburgh. Volunteering has shown me how I can “make an impact” every day, and help others. I joined the AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF) chapter in 2012. I currently am on various committees to make other AIA Pittsburgh events possible. The YAF goals of Leadership, Fellowship and Mentorship have become my personal goals for life and in the profession.

I believe that, as an architect, you can make the difference, and leave the world a better and happier place.

© 2017 Bea Spolidoro