But Then There Was One
If you, as firm leaders, are committed to being bold about diversity, equity, and inclusion – then you must provide “But then there was one” moments to those who may otherwise never be exposed to these great opportunities.

Design Awards Call for Entries
AIA Virginia’s Awards for Excellence in Architecture recognize outstanding design, built and unbuilt, from the past eight years. More>>

Show Us Your Sketches
Since its inception, we hoped Inform would be a place to exchange ideas and art. We’ve been lucky enough to have Virginia legend Carlton Abbott, FAIA be the first to share his sketch of a Nelson County Barn. Now, we’re hoping you’ll share your work too! More>>

Joint Statement
Virginia’s state and local chapters of the AIA and Virginia NOMA issue a joint statement on racial injustice. More>>

Virtual SAP Training
June’s Safety Assessment Program training has been rescheduled to July 10th. Register today>>

Can You Hear Me Now?
An Open Memo to My Colleagues in the Community of Architecture. More>>

Designing a Successful AIA Virginia Honors Nomination
Ready to nominate a deserving individual or organization for an Honor Award, but not sure where to start? Hear an overview of each AIA Virginia Honors Awards category, see examples of successful past nominations, and learn about your role as a nominator. More>>

Paycheck Protection Program
Read about the favorable changes made to the PPP loan forgiveness. More>>

Welcome These New Members
Please help us welcome these new members to the AIA as architects and associate members, transfers, and AIA Virginia Allied Members. More>>

Contribute to Inform’s Upcoming Travel Issue
Do you have a favorite destination in Virginia? Do you work in the hard-hit hospitality sector? Share your insights through Inform Magazine. More>>

Associated Thoughts
How can we, who care so much about the beauty in our built environments, imagine and act to bring a better world into being? More>>

Dreiling Honored
Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA has been recognized with 2020 NCARB President’s Medalist for Distinguished Service and 2020 Laudatory honors.

Aging in Place Survey
You can help a team working on developing construction-related “Aging in Place” recommendations for the US Department of Housing and Urban Development by taking this 10-minute survey>>

Listening Theatres: The Sounds of Iconic Landscapes and Architectural Spaces
A new exhibition exploring the aural qualities of created spaces opens at The Branch July 16, 2020. More>>

Virginia NOMA
An exciting update for our anticipated new Virginia NOMA chapter. More>>

Working Towards Licensure?
Ready to take the ARE? Testing centers are opening back up. We still have 3 seats available for our $50 Amber Book promotion. Sign up here>>

Featured Member
Want to be featured on aiava.org? Complete this simple form. More>>

O’Hagan Meyer – Free Legal Consultation
AIA Virginia and O’Hagan Meyer Attorneys + Advisors have partnered together to provide up to 30 minutes of Employment Law Counseling for AIA Members during this time of uncertainty. More>>

New Architect
Congratulations to the following member for passing her exams and gaining licensure. More>>

Meet the Fellows
Meet another one of the 2020 inductees into the College of Fellows. More>>

Reopening Resources for your Clients
As states are beginning to reopen for commerce, your clients may be seeking additional guidance. Go to our COVID-19 resource page for resources we have been collecting that address various business types and industry sectors. More>>

Combined Event Calendar
Looking for one place to find all the free webinars and architecture events in the region? AIA chapters across Virginia and West Virginia are contributing to a combined calendar on Inform Magazine. More>>

Five Steps to Thrive
Architects have always had intrinsic value in improving the quality of our lives. Economic trouble won’t diminish this fact, but it does signal the time for architects to demonstrate their relative value to clients and potential clients. More>>

Looking to Serve?
Nominations are open for 2021-2022 At-large Representative(s) to the AIA Strategic Council. More>>