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

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Virginia Accord

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    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.