Professional Development

Staying current in your profession is critical to your success. We provide a wide range of professional development opportunities in locations throughout the state.

  • We host an annual conference and expo — Architecture Exchange East — to keep you on the cutting edge of the profession (and earn up to 18 learning units).
  • We develop and deliver symposia, seminars, forums and classes throughout the state. Event Calendar
  • We recognize excellence in design and preservation through various awards programs.
  • We assist emerging professionals on the path to licensure and continue to nurture professional growth through leadership development programs.
  • We track continuing education units.
  • We distribute AIA Contract Documents and Code Books.

Membership News

Professional Development News

  • Young Architects Forum Regional Director

    Are you an AIA Member interested in the issues confronting young architects? Would you like to help the Young Architects Forum (YAF) address these issues? Then, you may be just the person we’re

Government Advocacy News

  • When Statutes Override Contracts Document swirl

    We see them all the time: overreaching indemnity provisions that might compromise our professional liability insurance coverage and hold firms accountable for a catalog of frightening claims and damages.

Virginia Accord

  • The Virginia Accord

    Bringing together the planning and design disciplines to examine two key themes critical to the future — job creation and environmental sustainability — on Sept. 19-20, 2014 at the Virginia Accord.