The Echoes of Whitney M Young, Jr.
On the 17th of February, during Black History Month, Virginia State Senator Ghazala Hashmi sponsored Senate Joint Resolution 373 in which the General Assembly commends Robert L. Easter, FAIA for having received that award.

Reis Elevated to Fellowship
AIA Virginia member, Rob Reis, FAIA has been elevated to Fellowship in the prestigious College of Fellows, AIA’s highest membership honor.

Advocacy Summit
Are you interested in actively participating in legislative, regulatory, or other advocacy activities? If so, please plan to attend the AIA Virginia Advocacy Summit on Friday 5 May in Richmond.

The Art of Practice
Save the date for the biennial “Art of Practice” conference on Friday 23 June 2023 in Charlottesville, Virginia. This year’s event will focus on preparing for economic stress and maintaining resilience.

What’s Happening at YAF
Young Architect Representative, Carrie Parker, shares updates including the Future Forward Grant and the retirement of NCARB’s rolling clock.

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

ArchEx ’23: Call for Presentations
Last call for presenters and fresh voices to share their research and expertise at ArchEx ‘23 in person in Richmond on Nov. 1–3, 2023.

Inform’s New “Member Voices” Feature Wants You!
Inform welcomes thought leadership from its members across the Commonwealth under the banner of “Member Voices.” Send us ideas, case studies, research, and best practices you want to share with others. Email Bill Richards by the deadlines below to get started:

Here are some topics to get you going:
Transportation and adaptation: By March 27
Landscapes of remembrance: By April 24
Decarbonization: By May 22

The General Assembly is (Almost) a Wrap
The Budget has not been resolved. The “Veto Session” is scheduled for 12 April. And the Governor could convene a special session. But many have already remarked that this General Assembly session was generally, and comparatively, “quiet”.

The Fundamental Value of the Building Code
Architects are possessed of many skills and capabilities, amongst which we value technical expertise, including our command of the building code. We do well to consider not only what the code is now, but also how it might be, and the impact of potential revisions.

Participate in an International Study on DEI
The International Union of Architects (UIA) is conducting a global study of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) issues within the architecture profession. Please take a few minutes to complete a brief survey, which will provide valuable insight into DEI trends and practices in the United States.

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

Virginia Licensing Advisor
Are you interested in helping young EP’s through the licensure process? AIA Virginia is looking for a new Licensing Advisor to represent our members starting in July 2023.

Knowledge Community Grants
Started in 2022, AIA Virginia awards $2,000 a year to statewide knowledge communities to enhance reach and programming. Applications now being accepted for 2023!

AEC Spring Conference this April
Speakers, presentations, and roundtables will address important issues such as leadership, business development, legislative advocacy, risk management, recruitment and retention, and the economic forecast for the industry.

Featured Job Posting: Gaines Group Architects

Highlights from the February Board Meeting
Inclusivity is the theme of the brightest highlights from our most recent Board of Directors meeting.

Are You Ready to Get Licensed?
AIA Virginia associate members can get a 60-day subscription to the Amber Book for only $50.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Check out the statewide events calendar here>>

Women’s Leadership Summit (WLS) is coming to Boston, September 14-16, 2023, and is looking for fresh, inspiring, and empowering content. This premier event brings together the industry’s largest network of diverse women who are breaking down barriers, making themselves visible, and manifesting the careers they want—while making a difference in the world. The call for proposals is open! Submissions are due by April 7, 2023.
Learn more and submit here>>