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MG Architects’ Architectural Designer Awarded Grant for Dedication to the Profession and Her Community

Jamie N. Snitzer, Assoc. AIA, Design Technician, is the recipient of an AIA Pennsylvania 2023 Paula Maynes ARE Grant.

Dec 01, 2023

by MG Architects

MG Architects is pleased to announce that Pennsylvania Architecture Licensure Candidate Jamie N. Snitzer has been awarded a Paula Maynes ARE Grant for dedication to the profession and her community.

Since 2015, the grant has recognized outstanding architectural graduates pursuing licensure and their contributions to the architecture profession and their communities at large. The grant celebrates the late Paula Maynes, AIA, whose legacy of mentorship and service to the profession left an indelible impact on the AIA community.

This year, the grant recognizes three dedicated, passionate emerging professionals with funding to sit to test for three divisions of the ARE – a $705 testing fee and $100.00 for study materials. The traditional path to becoming an architect in Pennsylvania is three-fold, requiring education (Bachelor or Master of Architecture from a National Architectural Accrediting Board architecture program), 3,740 hours of experience (AXP – Architectural Experience Program), and a six-part examination (ARE – Architect Registration Examination).

Jamie Snitzer earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Marywood University in 2015. Ms. Snitzer brings nearly a decade of architectural experience to the firm, utilizing her solid understanding of designing and detailing commercial architecture to assist the team in bringing a design from initial planning and schematics through construction documentation and construction.

Jamie is a presenter for the Sisters in STEM program at the Reading Science Center and regularly presents a customized Women in Design program she created for local school districts. In addition, Jamie is a guest critic for architecture students going through the program at her Alma Mater. She recently purchased her first home in the Schuylkill Haven area, where she is utilizing her construction skill set performing home renovations.

MG Architects believes that it is the firm’s professional responsibility as leaders to provide encouragement, mentoring, and assistance for emerging architects to gain the broad experience required on their path to licensure. Congratulations, Jamie!

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The Pennsylvania AIA Paula Maynes ARE Grant celebrates the late Paula Maynes, AIA, whose legacy of mentorship and service to the profession left an indelible impact on the AIA community. Paula graduated from Carnegie Mellon’s architecture program and worked for several architectural firms before starting Maynes Associates Architects. She served two terms on the AIA Pittsburgh Board of Directors and two terms on the AIA PA Board of Directors. Paula was the President of AIA Pittsburgh in 2008, Secretary of the AIA Pennsylvania Board in 2012, and chair of the Government Affairs committee in 2010 and 2011.

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The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), AIA Pennsylvania, represents nearly 3,000 members across the commonwealth working at the forefront of a nearly $17 billion construction industry. AIA Pennsylvania advocates for the value of architecture and policies that promote economic prosperity and the health, safety, and welfare of the public. As a membership organization, we support architecture professionals with the statewide community, advocacy, and knowledge to affect positive outcomes through the power of design.

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