AIA Virginia | 2019 Board of Directors
October 11, 2019
Virginia Tech – Washington Alexandria Architecture Center

Motions Made and Approved:
The Board of Directors of AIA Virginia voted as follows:

  • Approval of the August 16, 2019, Meeting Minutes
  • Acceptance of the Honors Committee Diversity Task Force Recommendations
  • Approval of creation of the Invest in the Future Task Force

Written reports were provided for the following consent agenda items:

  • PAC Update
  • Membership Update
  • Disaster Assistance Committee Update
  • Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Update
  • ACE Joint Owner Forum
  • Helene C. Dreiling, FAIA Fellowship Award
  • University Reports

Questions regarding the written reports were answered to provide additional clarification. Members may request a copy of these written reports by emailing AIA Virginia Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne, AIA at


Position Architects as vital contributors to our built environment.

  • An overview of the Honors Committee Diversity Task Force’s charges, the process for engaging pertinent stakeholders, deliberations and recommendations were provided. A motion was presented by the Task Force recommending acceptance of the presented recommendations. The motion passed unanimously.

Advance the knowledge and expertise of members.

  • The Emerging Leaders in Architecture program’s class project is in Northern Virginia and will be presented at Architecture Exchange East. The application deadline for the 2020 class is November 8 and the project will be in Norfolk.
  • The revenue, registration counts, and demographics to date of Architecture Exchange East 2019 were presented.

Advocate for the profession.

  • The jury’s selected option for the PAC Pin design competition was presented.
  • The status of the organization’s advocacy efforts related to the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Statute of Limitations (SOL) was provided. The Executive Vice President attended an industry-wide presentation by the Department of General Services on October 3 which briefed attendees on the August survey results. A bill is expected to be introduced by the Associated General Contractors providing a finite limit on the SOL in which AIA Virginia will support.


Treasurer’s Report:
The organization’s Balance Sheet was presented which indicates the cash and cash equivalents are approximately $78k greater than at this point last year. It was noted that revenue associated with Architecture Exchange East is lower than at this time last year. The organization’s excess of revenue over expenses was recorded at just under $55k.

New Business:

  • The 2019 General Assembly directed the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development in SB1755 to develop proposals for building code changes to counteract the threats of active shooters in schools. The review required the examination of locking devices, barricade devices, and other safety measures. AIA Virginia’s position is that architects will implement the requirements of the building code language that is adopted.
  • It is expected that the 2020-2022 Strategic Plan will be voted on at the February 2020 Board meeting.
  • The National Organization of Minority Architects Exploratory Committee has been formed to determine the requirements and feasibility of starting a Virginia chapter. Its first meeting was held on October 17.
  • The Region of The Virginias Young Architects Regional Director position will need to be filled by the end of the year.
  • The Invest in the Future Task Force was created to explore how the organization can better position itself to invest in the future generation of the profession.
  • The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design hosted “Learning from Landmarks” on October 21. The event consisted of a moderated interview with Hugh Miller, FAIA.
  • Howard University hosted the Howard Modern Tour Day on October 26 on its campus in Washington, D.C.

The next meeting of the 2019 AIA Virginia Board of Directors will take place Thursday, December 12, 2019, at AIA Virginia’s Headquarters.