Corey Clayborne, FAIA, who has served as AIA Virginia’s Executive Vice President since June 1, 2017, is leaving to serve as Senior Vice President, Knowledge & Practice at The American Institute of Architects headquarters in Washington, D.C. “This is a tremendous opportunity to work alongside a dedicated and dynamic staff team to equip and position architects around the globe with the resources to lead in the fight against the climate crisis while maintaining a commitment to shaping healthy equitable communities.” His last day with AIA Virginia is June 17, 2022.

“AIA Virginia has been extremely blessed to have benefited from Corey’s leadership and vision,” says board president Robert Easter, FAIA. “We wish him great success in this new position of professional leadership.”

A search committee is being formed to fill the position.

Clayborne earned his degree in architecture from Virginia Tech and spent 13 years in practice before stepping in to lead AIA Virginia. He received AIA Virginia’s Award for Distinguished Achievement in 2016 and the AIA’s Young Architects Award in 2017. In 2020, he was elevated to Fellowship for his sustained efforts to create a more diverse and sustainable leadership pipeline to the profession.