Started in 2009, The Emerging Leaders in Architecture: An Honors Academy of the American Institute of Architects Virginia (ELA), develops future leaders in architecture firms, in communities, and in the profession. The goal is to accelerate the growth of emerging architects and provide the tools and experiences needed to advance their careers and serve society as leaders in the community.

The 2019 Class includes:

Macy Anne Carman-Goeke, Annesley Cole, Assoc. AIA, Ashley Falwell, Assoc. AIA, Karim Habbab, Assoc. AIA, Kelley Holmes, AIA, Sydney Huibregtse, Assoc. AIA, Breanna LaTondre, Assoc. AIA, Ryan Oldach Assoc. AIA, Jeffrey Rynes, AIA, Kelsey Sinichko, AIA, Ianta Summers, Zakiya Toney Assoc. AIA, Jeanne Vick AIA, Alexander Zondlo Assoc. AIA, Divya Nautiyal, Assoc. AIA and Ojima Glover.

The 2019 ELA Steering Committee are Christopher Kehde, AIA (Chair), Jennifer Stringer, AIA (Vice Chair), Gwyn Gilliam, AIA (Past Chair), Abigail Watson, AIA, Bruce Wardell, AIA, Scott Boyce, AIA, Spencer Lepler, AIA, and Taylor Clark, AIA.

The Emerging Leaders in Architecture program needs your support! Contact Cathy Guske, Member Services Director to discuss the various ways to show your support.