VSAIA board members tour Va. Tech's campus and the award-winning Lumenhaus

VSAIA board members tour Va. Tech’s campus and the award-winning Lumenhaus

The AIA Virginia works to develop and maintain close relationships with the Virginia universities with accredited architecture programs. The Virginia  institutions below offer degrees in Architecture.

Hampton University

Virginia Tech Blacksburg

Virginia Tech Washington Alexandria Architecture Center

University of Virginia

Each year the AIA Virginia and the universities participate in the AIA Virginia Prize, a student design competition.


Architects share an important responsibility in assuring the health, safety, and welfare of the communities they serve. The American Institute of Architects is committed to contributing to the preparation of graduates who will meet the current and future challenges in a swiftly evolving profession. The AIA believes that the investment to support the education of future professionals is a crucial part of its mission.

The AIA National Component desires to support local and state Components or their affiliated foundations in their efforts to provide and develop scholarship programs. Offering matching grants to augment existing Component programs will reinforce the significance of the AIA in the lives of architects, aspiring students, and their communities, and will stimulate interest in the formation of new scholarship programs.

The Virginia Center for Architecture Foundation, with matching fund support from the American Institute of Architects Component Matching Grant Program, and in collaboration with AIA Virginia, offers scholarships to students enrolled in Virginia professional degree programs accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

The 2010 VCFA Scholarships were awarded to the following Virginia students:

Hampton University

Roberta McLaughlin
Corrie Machado

University of Virginia

Renee Pean
Abigail Whalen

Virginia Tech

Samuel Boysen
Matthew Wilson


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