AIA Virginia Honors may be bestowed by the AIA Virginia on non-member individuals or organizations that have inspired, influenced, or complemented the architecture profession in Virginia. Contributions may be made through allied professions, research, education, planning, legislation, architectural writing(s), the arts, and crafts.
AIA Virginia Honors formerly included the honors and awards categories of the Allied Professions Award, the Craftsmanship Award, and Special Awards.
- Nomination form
- Nominator’s statement
The statement should be no more than a paragraph and should include a concise description of the applicant and summarize how the nominee meets the criteria for the award.
- Narrative information
This information should detail nominee’s qualifications for award, citing specific examples related to evaluative criteria.
- Biographical information
This information should include education, professional history, volunteer efforts, and awards/recognition received by the candidate.
Consideration is given to:
- The nominees’ regional and statewide contributions and impact;
- The nominee’s efforts must be Virginia-based, a model for other efforts, and have statewide value;
- The nominee’s length of service and type of activities.
Submissions should be no larger than 15MB and no more than 20 pages long (not including letters of support).
J. Timothy Keller, FASLA
Genevieve P. Keller
William A. Lynch
Satyendra Singh Huja
Richard Guy Wilson
General Assembly patrons of House Bill 1435, Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credit
Richmond Better Housing Coalition
Arthur Miller Studios, Ltd.
David P. Hill ASLA
M. Kent Brinkley, FASLA
Jaeger & Ernst
Jack A. Proctor
Theo Van Groll
Edward A. Chappell
William D. Rieley
Nelson-Byrd Landscape Architects
Taylor & Parrish, Inc.
Roanoke Redevelopment & Housing Authority
Harry Kollatz Jr.
K. Edward Lay
Mrs. James C. Wheat, Jr.
John G. Zehmer
Barbara S. Page, ASID
Vincent F. Callahan, Jr.
John H. Chichester
Samuel W. Daniel
Charles W. Yeager, Jr.
Paramount Theatre, Inc.
Building Goodness Foundation
Daniel A. Gecker
Gregg Bleam, FASLA
Bryna Dunn, LEED AP
C. Douglas Aurand, ASLA
Paul N. Proto
Robert T. Skunda
Thomas McGraw, III
Liphart Steel Co., Inc.
The Honorable Betsy Carr
Loudon County Department of Economic Development’s Design Cabinet
Siewers Lumber & Millwork
The Honorable David Bulova
VCU Office of Planning and Design
Bedford Department of Economic Development’s School-to-School Project
The Honorable Chris Hurst
Joan Becker Kelsch
Shade & Wise
Until 1993, the Society maintained separate awards designations for allied professions and craftsmanship. The awards are given to individuals or organizations who have inspired, influenced, or complemented the architecture profession in Virginia in the fields of research and education, innovative engineering, landscape planning, building products and equipment, furniture design and manufacturing, legislation or architectural criticism and writings.
Nol Putnam, White Oak Forge, Decorative Ironwork
Victor Pickett, Norfolk, Artist & Metalcrafter
Paul Huffman, Richmond, Architectural Photographer
Thomas C. Parker, Arlington, Economic Development Chief
Joanna Sunshine, Blacksburg, Textile Artist
Dr. George Shackleford, Blacksburg, Historic Preservation
Alfred E. Abiousness, Norfolk, Structural Engineer
Dorothy Gillespie, Roanoke, Sculptor and Artist
William T. St. Clair, Richmond, Civil & Structural Engineering
Richard P. Hankins, Richmond, Consulting Engineer
Joni Pienkowski, Blacksburg, Artist
Milton Glaser FASID, Richmond, Interior Designer
Meade Palmer FASLA, Warrenton, Landscape Architect
Roger K. Lewis FAIA, Washington, D.C., Architectural critic and writer
Thomas Downey, Richmond, Professional Engineer
Kenneth R. Higgins, ASLA, Richmond, Landscape Architect
Rowan LeCompte, Alexandria, Stained Glass Artist
Dunbar, Milby, & Williams, Richmond, Structural Engineers
William M. Kelso, Ph.D., Archaeologist
Peter Jonathan Hatch, Charlottesville, Horticulturist
William Luther Beiswanger, Architectural Historian
James H. Harris PE, President, Hanover Engineers, Richmond
Calder Conrad Loth, Senior Architectural Historian, Virginia Department of Historic Resources
Shelton Sprouse, Stonemason, Charlottesville
W. L. Whitwell, Professor, Art & Architectural History, Hollins College, Roanoke; Chairman, Art & Architectural Review Board, Roanoke