We heard from you that you would like to get to know the AIA Virginia staff a little better, so here we go.

This month we highlight our Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne. Corey has been at the helm for nearly a full year now. Reach out to Corey at cclayborne@aiava.org.

Paula J. Loomis, FAIA, R. Corey Clayborne, AIA, and Rhea George, Hon. AIAVA brave the D.C. weather at Grassroots 2015.

Where did you go to college and what did you study?
Virginia Tech – College of Architecture and Urban Studies class of 2004

What is the last book you read?
Unfortunately, it is a textbook for my MBA Capstone class called Business Model Generation

What is your favorite thing to do to relax?
Chill out on the beach, listen to the waves crash, and being served a libation. Basically, the types of activities you would do at a Sandals resort.

Who or what inspires you?
Those that quietly get big results through serving others.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
That is tough. Alan Wong’s Pineapple Room in Honolulu, HI is a hitter. I’ve been to a few great restaurants in Savannah, GA, and Charleston, SC. There’s an amazing Soul Food spot in Downtown Birmingham, AL. There was a restaurant in Portland, ME that had the best lobster rolls. Can’t forget Arthur Bryant’s BBQ in Kansas City, MO. I don’t think it’s possible to answer this question.

What color crayon would you be?

What is your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
Spend time with my little girl.

What is one thing on your bucket list?
Go to Australia and New Zealand

What’s the best gift you have ever received?

What’s the one TV show you never miss?
Sharktank – Mr. Wonderful makes the show

White, dark, or milk chocolate?
Milk chocolate

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