We’re doing things differently at Visions for Architecture this year. To keep everyone safer, our annual honors and awards program will take place online on Thursday, Oct. 8 beginning at 4:30 p.m. The program is free, but advance registration is required. We’re trying some new things — like announcing the Design Awards live — with the goal of creating a vibrant celebration of the people and organizations who mean so much to our profession.

In the past, this black-tie gala recognizing AIA Virginia’s Honors and Design Award winners has served as a fundraiser to support a wide range of architectural education.

At Visions 2020, we’d like to get more specific with our fundraising efforts. Our friends at Hampton University need our direct support and we’re asking you to join the cause.

In addition to recognizing our honorees, Visions will serve as a mini telethon to raise money to support Hampton University’s department of architecture Scholarship Fund. Hampton has a 5-year Master of Architecture program. Students in their final year of the program lose access to the traditional undergraduate financial aid such as Pell Grants. This fund directly helps these students when many funding streams are no longer available to them.

Support Virginia’s only HBCU with an accredited architecture program by making a charitable contribution today.

Since tickets to Visions are free this year (and there’s no travel cost or formalwear to purchase) we’re asking you to consider making a donation in the amount you might have spent to join us in person. Below are some suggested giving levels, but no amount is too small.

  • Champion: $600
  • Advocate: $400
  • Supporter: $200
  • Believer: $100
  • Friend: $25

Your gift will directly, and meaningfully, contribute to diversity in the profession. Please give today.


About Visions for Architecture

Visions for Architecture, created in 1998, is AIA Virginia’s annual Honors and Awards gala.

Visions celebrates the achievements of those whose work makes especially strong contributions to society and celebrates the recipients of AIA Virginia’s Honors Awards and the Awards for Excellence in Architecture.

Visions for Architecture 2020 will be held virtually and delivered through our online event platform Foresight 2020. Tickets are free, but advance registration is required. If you’re planning on attending any of the educational programming, Visions for Architecture is included free with all ticket options. If you’re only planning to attend Visions, select the Visions for Architecture and Social Events Only ticket when you register.

Visions for Architecture is generously sponsored by:

Gold
Hanbury
Phoenix Noise

Silver
3north
Linton Engineering LLC
Provectus, Inc.
Reader & Swartz Architects
SMBW
VIA design architects

Bronze
Ashwood Financial Partners
Conkey Architects
Lee/Shoemaker PLLC
R.C. Fields & Associates