Mission & Vision


AIA Virginia is the voice of the architecture profession in the Commonwealth, dedicated to serving its members, advancing their value, and improving the quality of the built environment.


Through a culture of innovation, AIA Virginia empowers its members and inspires the creation of a better built-environment.

What We Do

  • While you focus on the business of architecture, AIA Virginia supports and protects you by monitoring and influencing legislation and regulation at the state level.
  • Staying current in your profession is critical to your success. We provide a wide range of professional development opportunities in locations throughout the state.
  • Good architecture and design affect the quality of life for all the citizens of Virginia. We communicate the value of your work and the role you play in the community.
  • Professional relationships enrich your career. We help connect you with colleagues who share common challenges, opportunities, and interests.

 Underlying Principals

The Society will SERVE members of AIA in Virginia by:

  • Acting as the VOICE of the profession in the Commonwealth
  • Advancing the VALUE of architects in society
  • Inspiring the creation of a QUALITY built environment
  • Empowering CONNECTIONS and COLLABORATIONS with members, components, students, allied professionals and other organizations

See the 2017-2020 Strategic Plan>>

Request a copy of the strategic plan in a fun, coloring format by emailing your mailing address to cguske@aiava.org

Membership News

Professional Development News

  • Young Architects Forum Regional Director

    Are you an AIA Member interested in the issues confronting young architects? Would you like to help the Young Architects Forum (YAF) address these issues? Then, you may be just the person we’re

Government Advocacy News

  • When Statutes Override Contracts Document swirl

    We see them all the time: overreaching indemnity provisions that might compromise our professional liability insurance coverage and hold firms accountable for a catalog of frightening claims and damages.

Virginia Accord

  • The Virginia Accord

    Bringing together the planning and design disciplines to examine two key themes critical to the future — job creation and environmental sustainability — on Sept. 19-20, 2014 at the Virginia Accord.