The Virginia Society AIA announces a call for applications for the 2013 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture: An Honors Academy of the Virginia Society AIA (ELA).
ELA is an intensive program of educational sessions structured around presentations, discussions, team exploration, analysis, consensus-building, collaboration, and case study activities undertaken over the course of a year by a small cadre of participants selected for their potential to be outstanding contributors to the profession and the community. Facilitators and mentors who are established leaders in the building, finance, non-profit, development, university, legal, consulting, and design professions and in the community at large develop and deliver the sessions, designed to provide participants with advanced knowledge and skills related to specific areas of leadership and practice.
The program consists of seven day-long seminars, several work sessions, culminating with a presentation at Architecture Exchange East. The application is available here. The seminars are interactive, drawing on real examples and actively involving participants. They rotate among sites in Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, Alexandria and Norfolk in conjunction with the firms, schools, and the local AIA component in each area.
Nominations are encouraged from each of Virginia’s schools of architecture and local chapters within the state, state or local government institutions, allied industries, and architecture firms whose principal is an AIA member. Interested applicants do not need to be nominated and can complete an application to be considered for one of the slots.
Find out more information by downloading the program outline and application or by contacting Wayne Conners, Director of Professional Development, by email at email@example.com or by phone at (804) 237-1769. The application deadline is Nov. 16.
The 2012 Emerging Leaders in Architecture program is sponsored by Hanbury, Evans, Wright, Vlattas + Company, Glavé and Holmes Architecture, and BB&T Insurance Services. They are hard at work on their class project, which is focused in Charlottesville.