Do you have a colleague who deserves recognition? Is there a
firm that consistently produces incredible work? Is there a building that has
captured your heart? Consider nominating them for AIA Virginia’s Honors Awards
The Honors program recognizes the best efforts of Virginians
who — by profession or avocation — have made creating, preserving, and
enhancing Virginia’s communities an important life commitment. Honorees will be
recognized at the Annual Meeting of the Membership at Architecture Exchange
East (Nov. 7, 2019) and Visions for Architecture (Nov. 8, 2019).
Nominations must be submitted online.
Nominations should be submitted as a single PDF up to 20 pages (not including
letters of support) and no larger than 30 MB. Letters of support can be
combined into a single PDF and uploaded on the nomination form.
Nominations for all AIA Virginia honors may be made by
individual members, by chapter honors committees, by AIA Virginia committees,
or by the Board of Directors itself.
Current AIA Virginia Board members and Honors Committee
members are not eligible for any award. No member of the Honors Committee may be
used as a reference or adviser or be solicited by the candidate or the
The deadline is Thursday,
July 11, 2019 at 5 p.m.
Eligibility criteria and submission requirements vary by
award. Click on the awards listed below for additional details and to review
William C. Noland Medal, as the highest award bestowed on a member
architect, is intended to honor a distinguished body of accomplishments,
sustained over time, that spans a broad spectrum of the profession and that
transcends the scope of normal professional activities. Only one medal may be
bestowed each year.
Architecture Medal for Virginia Service is AIA Virginia’s most
prestigious public award, honoring an individual or organization that has made
an unusually significant contribution to Virginia’s built environment or to the
public’s understanding and awareness of the built environment. Only one medal
may be bestowed each year but may be given simultaneously to more than one
T. David Fitz-Gibbon Virginia Architecture Firm Award, as the highest
honor bestowed by AIA Virginia to a Virginia-based architecture firm,
recognizes a firm that has consistently produced distinguished architecture for
at least ten years.
Virginia Emerging Professional Award is intended to recognize the
accomplishments of emerging leaders in Virginia for their contributions to the
profession in one or more of the following categories: design, research,
education, or discourse; service to the profession; mentorship; or service to
Award for Distinguished Achievement signals distinguished
achievement by an architect in any one of the following categories: design,
practice, education, service as “citizen architect”, and service to the
profession; and thus may serve as an accolade for the work of an entire career
or recognize the current accomplishments of a younger leader. Up to three
awards may be bestowed each year.
Membership is bestowed upon a person of esteemed character who is
not eligible for membership in the AIA Virginia but who has rendered
distinguished and exemplary service, over a sustained period of time, to
architecture and the built environment within the domain of AIA Virginia.
Virginia Honors may be bestowed on non-member individuals or
organizations that have inspired, influenced, or complemented the architecture
profession in Virginia through practice of an allied profession, research,
education, planning, legislation, architectural writing, the arts, or crafts.
An individual who has previously been elected an Honorary Member of AIA Virginia
is ineligible to receive AIA Virginia Honors.
Test of Time Award recognizes architectural design of enduring
significance. The structure should be in Virginia and must be no less than 25
years old. Building use may change over time if the overall design is cherished
as a significant contribution to the community and the built environment.