Mission & Vision

Mission

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.

Vision

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>>

Membership News

  • Architects as Leaders

    Architects must “speak up” and be engaged in the public discourse that shapes our society, communities, and neighborhoods.

Professional Development News

  • ArchEx Call for Presentations

    Celebrating its 30th year, ArchEx has always strived to help push the profession forward. We are looking for exciting and engaging topics and speakers to make this historic ArchEx, a truly special one.

Government Advocacy News

Supporters

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.