2023 Advocacy Summit: a point of departure, not a destination
Members consistently rank advocacy, which is particularly appropriate to the state-level component, as a leading factor in determining the value of their membership. It gives us great pleasure to deliver that value.

Art of Practice
Join us in Charlottesville on June 23rd for the Art of Practice Conference. Our focus will include assessing your readiness for and planning for times of economic stress, as well as considering the range of factors “stressing” our members and maintaining resilience. The firm-size roundtables will also convene as part of the conference. Limited seats remain!

Meet the 2023 ELA Class
Get to know the members of the Emerging Leaders in Architecture class of 2023 a little bit better.

Call for Nominations: AIA Virginia Honors
Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition? Is there a firm with a great culture that consistently produces incredible work? Is there a building that has captured your heart? Consider nominating them for an award in AIA Virginia’s 2023 Honors Awards program.

Support the PAC – Win Cash for Your Component
The AIA Virginia PAC is one of the sharpest tools in our advocacy toolkit. The AIA Virginia PAC Award celebrates the engagement and commitment of a local AIA component that supports the advancement and mission of the PAC. The Award is presented at Architecture Exchange East. AIA Central Virginia currently holds the trophy.

Jury Selects 2023 AIA Virginia Prize Winner
Five architecture students have been selected as recipients of the 2023 AIA Virginia Prize. The jury named University of Virginia’s Lydia Cartwright as the competition’s overall winner of the $2,000 prize.

There is still time on the Clock for the AIA 2030 Commitment
The latest climate data tells us that merely reducing carbon emissions is not enough. To make the biggest impact, we must all commit to net zero emissions by 2030. And since the built environment creates a staggering 40% of the world’s emissions, architects, engineers, and owners play a key role.

Design Awards Jury Announced
A committee of esteemed architects chaired by Ray Calabro, FAIA, will judge the entries for AIA Virginia’s 2023 Awards for Excellence in Architecture. Joining Calabro on the jury are Jennifer Devlin-Herbert, FAIA; and Omar Gandhi, FRAAC.

Update from the Small Firm Exchange (SFx)
Read about the recent work of the Small Firm Exchange from our representative Dan Zimmerman.

Call for Entries: Design Awards
Entries to the 2023 Design Awards program are now being accepted. AIA Virginia’s Awards for Excellence in Architecture (also known as the Design Awards) recognize outstanding design, built and unbuilt, from the past seven years.

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

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 deadline below to get started:
Decarbonization: By May 22

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

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

Featured job postings
Hanbury – Senior Architect>>
Glave & Holmes – 3 open positions>>

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities
Check out the statewide events calendar here: https://inform-magazine.com/events/

Reach out to AIA Virginia
AIA Virginia is updating our phone system. To contact us, please call (804) 644-3041 and leave a message, email info@aiava.org, or reach out to a specific staff member using the mobile numbers in their email signatures.