Representation Matters
Hispanic Heritage Month reminds me that representation matters; cultural diversity is a strength worthy of celebration. Too many of our children watch images in the media that denigrate, marginalize and malign those who share their culture.

Changemakers Working to Create a More Just & Equitable Society @ ArchEx ‘22
Be the change you want to see in the world. Hear from designers who are (re)building their communities in innovative and impactful ways at Architecture Exchange East this Nov. 2-4, 2022.

Are You Ready to Make a Difference?
As 2023 fast approaches, AIA Virginia is looking for diverse voices from all over the Commonwealth to move the organization forward. We have numerous opportunities to serve that will help you develop strong leadership skills, expand your network, and ultimately advance the goals of the architecture profession as a whole.

2022 Design Awards Announced
AIA Virginia is pleased to announce the 2022 Design Awards. From a field of 155 entries, only 16 were selected by the jury for recognition.

PAC Award Update
With only 48 hours remaining, AIA Central Virginia continues their lead in the “Rumble in the Jungle” for the AIA Virginia Political Action Committee Award.

An Open Call for An Artistic Response to Issues Concerning Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion

Annual Membership Meeting
Join us on Nov. 2 to hear about vital developments with your professional society, elect officers, and conduct other business at the AIA Virginia Annual Meeting of the Membership, Join us at Architecture Exchange East or virtually.

Consider Being A Mentor
We need a few more mentors for Virginia architecture school students this year.
Sign-up to be a mentor here>>

ELA 2023 Applications Closing Soon
Time is running out to complete your application for the 2023 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture.

Call for Content: Inform Magazine
Do you have a case study, research, or best practices to share in the upcoming Arts & Interiors Issue of Inform? Submit your education projects and other content suggestions to the editor. Content deadline: Oct. 21.

Visions for Architecture
Visions for Architecture 2022 will be held on Friday, Nov. 4, 2022 at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. A cocktail social will follow the awards celebration. Tickets can be purchased online at You can add Visions to your ArchEx registration or purchase tickets for the awards program only by selecting “Social Events Only.”

COTE Corner: Latest 2030 Commitment Results Released
Learn more about the progress firms made in reporting year 2021 toward the goal of carbon-neutral buildings by 2030.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

Oct. 18 @ noon: Implementing the Guides for Equitable Practice
Earn 1.0 AIA LU|Elective (Free)

Oct. 19 @ noon: High Performing Resilient Wood-Framed Roofs
Earn 1.0 AIA LU|HSW (Free)

Nov. 2-4: Architecture Exchange East

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

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

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

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