Brian J. Frickie, AIA
Brian J. Frickie, AIA

Every AIA member in Virginia and West Virginia is a member of the Region of The Virginias and is represented on the AIA Strategic Council by a Regional Director.  The Regional Director voices the concerns of our two-state region in national AIA policy discussions and is our conduit for information to and from our national component. The Strategic Council advances the profession by informing the Board of Directors and other Institute bodies of important professional issues and opportunities. The Council is charged with surveying the profession to identify opportunities and threats, and engaging in strategic planning to inform the goals, objectives and strategies of the AIA. Meet your Regional Representative:

Brian J. Frickie, AIA, LEED AP

Brian is a visionary leader with an uncanny ability to keep his eyes on both the big picture and the details required to achieve it. He has an intuitive understanding of the building process, persistently applies it to help others, always sets high expectations, and demands the most of himself.

Brian believes in the future of architects and architecture, serving as Virginia AIA President and leading an Honors Academy for young architects. He reads spy thrillers, collects art by out-of-work architects and slow-cooks perfectly moist, tender, fall-off-the-bone pork BBQ.

Brian graduated with Bachelors of Environmental Design and Architecture from Auburn University. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and an NCARB-certified Architect licensed throughout the mid-Atlantic. Before joining Kerns Group, he worked with two DC-area firms.

Below you’ll find updates on Regional activity.

Regional Directors

1986-1989     Paul H. Barkley, FAIA

1989-1992     Francis R. Guffey, FAIA

1992-1995     Joseph J. Wisnewski, FAIA

1995-1998      Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA

1998-2001     Richard L. Ford, Jr., FAIA

2001-2004     Robert E. Middlebrooks, AIA

2004-2007     Michel C. Ashe, FAIA

2007-2010     Edward W. Tucker, AIA

2010-2013     Mary Patton Cox, FAIA

2013- 2016    Paula J. Loomis, FAIA, FSAME, LEED BD&C, PMP, CPHC

2016-2019     Brian Frickie, AIA