The Emerging Leaders in Architecture program now has 150+ alumni members! The first ten years of this program have shown that a majority of these alumni become more engaged AIA members, citizen architects, and leaders in their firms/industries.

Here’s how you can stay engaged with ELA:

  1. Sponsor class sessions/happy hour
  2. Follow/Like through Social Media Channels
    1. ELA Facebook page
    2. Current class social media
      1. 2019: Instagram – @elaclassof2019
    3. AIA Virginia Facebook and Instagram pages
  3. Attend the local event happy hours – when the class seminar day is in your area, plan to attend the happy hour afterward to connect with the current class and network with your alumni peers.
  4. Attend the annual networking dinner at Architecture Exchange East (November)
  5. Become part of the local steering or executive committees. View the Leadership structure.
    1. Work on planning sessions in your area
    2. Work on researching class project ideas. Be on a project advisory council for the class when it’s in your area.
  6. Nominate potential class members (August-October)
    1. Work with local AIA board or help with open applications
  7. Networking/Social events
    1. Help plan quarterly alumni socials around the state
    2. Help plan the annual summer reunion for all alumni and families

To get involved, or if you have any questions, email Cathy Guske, Member Services Director at AIA Virginia,