AIA Virginia and ACEC Virginia Acknowledged by General Assembly

AIA Virginia and our legislative advocacy partners ACEC Virginia were acknowledged on the House floor of the General Assembly on Feb. 26, 2020.

Below are the remarks made by Del. Betsy Carr:

Thank you, Madame Speaker, I rise for an introduction. Today joining us in the gallery are representatives from the American Council for Engineering Companies of Virginia and the American Institute of Architects Virginia Chapter. If they would please stand…

These organizations are present today to represent the important work that architects and engineers do for the Commonwealth, whether it is the design of buildings, parks, roadways, public utilities, electrical grids or renewable energy sources, or the next generation of the Commonwealth’s infrastructure. Architects and engineers have a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all Virginians through designing equitable, resilient, and healthy communities. They take an oath and must be dedicated to protecting the public health, safety, and welfare in performing their professional services. 

Today, as Virginia responds to a changing climate, both architects and engineers are working together to respond to these effects by designing sustainable and resilient structures that reduce their impact upon the natural and built environment, and protect the life and property of all Virginians.

Madam President I ask that members of the body please stand and give them a warm House welcome.

Pictured in photo
Bottom row, left: Lynden Garland, AIA; Kathy Galvin, AIA; Corey Clayborne, FAIA; Rob Comet, AIA; Chris Stone, PE
Top row, left: John Stuart, PE; Eric Burke, PE; Nancy Israel; Paul Anderson, PE

AIA Virginia Hosts Joint Forum with Richmond-Region Public Owners in February

AIA Virginia, in collaboration with ACEC Virginia and AGC Virginia, hosts its first 2019 ACE Virginia event on Feb. 21, 2019 from 2:30­–4:30 p.m. at the Richmond OMNI. Participants will join an interactive panel discussion with key Richmond-region government decision-makers to discuss upcoming projects and ways the industry can best collaborate with the respective bodies. To date, leaders from Hanover County, Henrico County, Chesterfield County and City of Richmond have been invited to participate.

The interactive discussion will be followed by a cocktail reception from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Key Virginia legislators will be invited to attend the reception as an opportunity for the industry to connect policy and law-makers.

ACE Virginia is a joint venture of the American Institute of Architects, Associated General Contractors, and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Virginia, to educate and promote best practices of the design and construction industry.

Registration is open to members and the fee is $50. Space is extremely limited.

Register online.

ACE Virginia is sponsored by:

Pella Windows of Virginia
The Garland Company