Here We Go. Together.
Like many of you, I spent some time recently “planning” for the coming year – considering what I need to start doing, what I need to keep doing (albeit more effectively), and what (for various reasons) I need to stop doing.

Cultivating Your Path to Fellowship
Only 5 spots remain! Reverse Engineering the FAIA Submission Process to Develop Meaning & Purpose in Practice. Four, 1-hour sessions starting Wednesday, January 25th.

2023 Political Outlook in Virginia
On January 11th, the 2023 Virginia General Assembly gaveled into a 46-day “short session”.

Easter 2023 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Honoree
Virginia member and immediate past president of the Board of Directors, Robert L. Easter, FAIA, has been awarded the 2023 Whitney M. Young Jr. Award by the American Institute of Architects.

The Windshield and Rear View Mirror: A Stock Market & Economy Recap of 2022 and What to Expect in 2023
After his popular session in November, Samuel LeNeave from Wealth Management is back to share his economic insights.

YAF Update
Links to the latest issue of YAF’s Connection and Now YA Know.

Call for Content: Inform Magazine
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the upcoming Transformations (Renos, Rehabs, and Retrofits) or Objects & Graphics Issues of Inform? Submit your projects and other content suggestions to the editor.
Transformations issue content deadline: Jan. 23
Objects and Graphics issue content deadline: Feb. 15

Meet the 2023 ELA Class
The 15th Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA) class started the year last Friday with our first session. Meet the class.

Welcome These New Members
We are always excited to welcome new members to Virginia. The following members recently joined AIA Virginia.

Newly Licensed
Congratulations to the following member for passing their exams and gaining licensure.

Are You Ready to Get Licensed?
Only ten $50 Amber Book subscriptions remain!

SAP Training Feb. 24
Want to help when there is a natural disaster? Post-disaster Safety-Assessment Program (SAP) training provides you with the knowledge to provide evaluations of facilities and buildings in the aftermath of a disaster.

AEC Virginia Spring Conference
This conference bridges the architecture, engineering, and construction professions to collaborate, create and build for the future. Join us this April in Richmond.

Renew Your 2023 AIA Membership
Take a moment to make sure your 2023 AIA dues have been paid. You can renew your membership online at or call AIA National at (800) 242-3837, option 2. Payment plans are also available to spread out your dues payments for a few months. If you are struggling financially, please contact Cathy Guske at today to discuss how you may be able to reduce your dues payment for 2023.

Highlights from the Last Board Meeting
Read about the items discussed and voted on during the December AIA Virginia Board meeting.

AIA Virginia PAC
If you want to opt out of giving to the AIA Virginia PAC from your 2023 dues payment, please click here.