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. Paula Loomis, FAIA, is the current Regional Director.
Paula J. Loomis, FAIA, FSAME, LEED BD&C, PMP, CPHC, is the Sustainability Program Manager for the US Army Corps of Engineers providing sustainability policy, technical assistance, and training to USACE engineering and construction worldwide. She has 34 years with the Air Force (AF), Army, Navy and General Services Administration. She was the Command Architect for Air Combat Command and Deputy in the AF’s Base Transition Office for BRAC 2005. In the private sector, she started the EDAW Virginia Beach office and taught architecture at Hampton University.
Her service to the AIA has been extensive. She was President of AIA Hampton Roads; served on AIA Virginia Board of Directors, the national Public Architects Knowledge Community Advisory Committee, the national AIA Board Knowledge Committee, and national juries; elevated to the AIA College of Fellows; selected to serve on the selection committee for the AIA College of Fellows from 2008-2011; and elected to the AIA National Board for 2014-2016.
Below you’ll find updates on Regional activity.
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