PAC Competition Update

One Month to go in the “Rumble in the Jungle” PAC Competition – AIA Hampton Roads is still holding on.

  1. AIA Hampton Roads – 80 points
  2. AIA Central Virginia – 70 points
  3. AIA Richmond – 40 points
  4. AIA Northern Virginia – 20 points
  5. AIA Blue Ridge – 0 points

The winner receives $1,000 for its use for Architecture Week 2020.

Invest at www.aiavapac.org

Below outlines point allocations:

  1. Local component Board participation
    1. Did 100% of the Board of Directors invest into the AIA Virginia PAC?
      1. Yes = 20 points
      2. No = 0 points
  2. Percentage of local component’s members who have invested in the AIA Virginia PAC
    1. Component with highest % = 40 points
      1. Component with second-highest % = 20 points
      2. Component with third highest % = 10 points
  3. Average investment per member from the total local component membership
    1. Component with highest average investment/member = 40 points
    2. Component with second-highest average investment/member = 30 points
    3. Component with third-highest average investment/member = 20 points
    4. Component with fourth-highest average investment/member = 10 points
    5. Component with fifth highest average investment/member = 0 points

The scoring will be closed on October 31, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

The AIA Virginia PAC Award looks to celebrate the engagement and commitment of a local AIA component who supports the advancement and mission of the PAC. The Award will be presented at Architecture Exchange East to the local component’s Board of Directors who will accept the award on behalf of the its respective membership. The Award criteria is based on a point total calculation based on three areas: local component Board participation, percentage of local component’s membership who have invested in the PAC, and total amount of money invested by the members of the local component.

AIA Virginia is thankful for the following 2019 PAC Investors:

$5,000 to $9,999
Architecture, Incorporated

$2,500 to $4,999
Hanbury

$1,000 to $2,499
Glave & Holmes Architecture
Quinn Evans Architects
Kenney Payne, AIA

$500 to $999
LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects
MG2 Corporation
William T. Brown, AIA
Robert Comet, AIA

$200-$499
Anonymous
R. Corey Clayborne, AIA
Theresa del Ninno, AIA
Elisabeth Sloan, AIA
Nick Vlattas, FAIA
Lou Wolf, AIA
Dan Zimmerman, AIA

$100-$199
Anonymous
Husain Alam, AIA
Ron Anderson of Nello Wall Systems
Jim Boyd, AIA
Scott Campbell, AIA
Tim Colley, AIA
Karen Conkey, AIA
Robert Dunay, FAIA
Robert Easter, AIA
Rebecca Edmunds, AIA OBO r4 llc
Thomas Ellis, AIA
Eliza Engle, AIA
Lynden Garland, AIA
Genevieve Keller
Thomas Kerns, FAIA
Ed Gillikin, AIA
Eric Keplinger, AIA
Jeanne LeFever, AIA
Jeremy Maloney, AIA
Gregory Powe, AIA
Beth Reader, FAIA
Sean Reilly, AIA
Robert Reis, AIA
J. Mitchell Rowland, III, AIA
James Scruggs, AIA
Chris Venable, AIA

Up to $99
Anonymous (8)
Krystal Anderson, AIA
Sam Bowling, AIA
Scott Boyce, AIA
John Burns, FAIA
Mickey Chapa, AIA
April Drake, AIA
Jori Erdman, AIA
Keesha Ezell
Rhea George, Hon. AIA VA
Jody Lahendro, FAIA
Spencer Lepler, AIA
Robert McGinnis, FASLA
Andrew McKinley, AIA
T.J. Meehan, AIA
Shawn Mulligan, AIA
Kathryn Prigmore, FAIA
Gareth Ratti, AIA
Susan Reed, AIA
Amanda Schlichting, AIA
Damian Seitz, AIA
Marc Treon, AIA
Chris Warren, Assoc. AIA
Jean Webster, AIA
Rob Winstead, AIA
Fred Wolf, AIA

Thank You

AIA Virginia is Thankful for the Following PAC Investors

$5,000 to $9,999
Architecture, Incorporated

$2,500 to $4,999
Hanbury

$1,000 to $2,499
Glave & Holmes Architecture
Quinn Evans Architects
Kenney Payne, AIA (also gave in 2015, 2016, and 2018)

$500 to $999
LeMay Erickson Willcox Architects
William T. Brown, AIA (also gave in 2012-2018)
Robert Comet, AIA (also gave in 2017-2018)

$200-$499
Anonymous
R. Corey Clayborne, AIA (also gave in 2014-2015 and 2017-2018)
Theresa del Ninno, AIA (also gave in 2015 and 2018)
Elisabeth Sloan, AIA (also gave in 2017-2018)
Nick Vlattas, FAIA (also gave in 2012-2018)
Lou Wolf, AIA (also gave in 2016-2018)
Dan Zimmerman, Alloy Architecture & Construction llc (also gave in 2016-2018)

$100-$199
Anonymous
Husain Alam, AIA (also gave in 2018)
Ron Anderson of Nello Wall Systems
Jim Boyd, AIA (also gave in 2018)
Scott Campbell, AIA (also gave in 2016 and 2018)
Tim Colley, AIA (also gave 2012-2018)
Karen Conkey, AIA (also gave in 2017-2018)
Robert Dunay, FAIA (also gave in 2018)
Robert Easter, AIA (also gave in 2018)
Rebecca Edmunds, AIA OBO r4 llc (also gave in 2018)
Thomas Ellis, AIA (also gave in 2016-2018)
Eliza Engle, AIA (also gave in 2018)
Lynden Garland, AIA (also gave in 2014 and 2016-2018)
Genevieve Keller
Thomas Kerns, FAIA (also gave in 2015 and 2017-2018)
Ed Gillikin, AIA (also gave in 2018)
Eric Keplinger, AIA (also gave in 2015-2018)
Jeanne LeFever, AIA (also gave in 2013 and 2015-2018)
Jeremy Maloney, AIA (also gave in 2017-2018)
Gregory Powe, AIA
Beth Reader, FAIA (also gave in 2013-2018)
Sean Reilly, AIA (also gave in 2015-2018)
Robert Reis, AIA (also gave in 2013-2015 and 2017-2018)
J. Mitchell Rowland, III, AIA (also gave in 2015 and 2017-2018)
James Scruggs, AIA
Chris Venable, AIA (also gave in 2016-2018)

Up to $99
Anonymous (9)
Krystal Anderson, AIA (also gave in 2018)
Sam Bowling, AIA
April Drake, AIA (also gave in 2018)
Keesha Ezell
John Burns, FAIA (also gave in 2013 and 2015-2018)
Rhea George, Hon. AIA VA (also gave in 2015-2017)
Jody Lahendro, FAIA
Spencer Lepler, AIA (also gave in 2016-2018)
Robert McGinnis, FASLA
Andrew McKinley, AIA (also gave in 2017-2018)
T.J. Meehan, AIA
Kathryn Prigmore, FAIA (also gave in 2017-2018)
Gareth Ratti, AIA (also gave in 2017-2018)
Amanda Schlichting, AIA (also gave in 2018)
Marc Treon, AIA (also gave in 2016-2018)
Chris Warren, Assoc. AIA
Jean Webster, AIA (also gave in 2017-2018)
Rob Winstead, AIA (also gave in 2016 and 2018)
Fred Wolf, AIA (also gave in 2018)

Give today at www.aiavapac.org

2019 PAC Rumble in the Jungle

The 2019 PAC Rumble in the Jungle is underway!

The AIA Virginia PAC Award looks to celebrate the engagement and commitment of a local AIA component who supports the advancement and mission of the PAC. The Award will be presented at Architecture Exchange East to the local component’s Board of Directors who will accept the award on behalf of its respective membership. Invest today in the PAC at www.aiavapac.org.

Award Criteria
Below outlines point allocations:

1. Local component Board participation

a. Did 100% of the Board of Directors invest into the AIA Virginia PAC?

i. Yes = 20 points
ii. No = 0 points

2. Percentage of local component’s members who have invested in the AIA Virginia PAC

i. Component with highest % = 40 points
ii. Component with second highest % = 20 points
iii. Component with third highest % = 10 points

3. Average investment per member from the total local component membership

i. Component with highest average investment/member = 40 points
ii. Component with second highest average investment/member = 30 points
iii. Component with third highest average investment/member = 20 points
iv. Component with fourth highest average investment/member = 10 points
v. Component with fifth highest average investment/member = 0 points

The scoring will be closed on November 1, 2019, at 5:00 p.m. EST.

Why Do This?
Like many professions, architects have interests that specifically impact our profession, practice, and our community. The legislative and regulatory environment is arguably the most important arena that impacts how we provide our professional services. We, as architects, want to have an influential voice in this arena which allows us to control our destiny. We can’t have an influential voice without having relationships. As such, the PAC allows us to build these necessary relationships.

Why Give?

by Reggie Jones, Esq.

The practice of architecture is a regulated profession that is dependent on the actions of the General Assembly and the Administration, not only for the activity of the profession but also for much of the business atmosphere in which a Virginia architect operates. Elected officials decide:

  • how your profession is regulated;
  • how government policies are developed for the conduct of your business;
  • how your profession is taxed;
  • how government procures professional services; and
  • the priorities for expenditure of revenue collected from citizens.

In order for your profession to have a voice in the political process, it is important to support those candidates who best represent your viewpoint on the issues. The cost of communicating with constituents and running for office has escalated geometrically over the past 15 to 20 years and it is imperative for candidates to raise enormous sums of money to be successful

In order for AIA Virginia to play a significant role in the election of the right candidates, members of the profession need to encourage qualified candidates to run for office and to support the good legislators so they can continue to serve. By giving adequate funding to AIA Virginia’s PAC, it provides your representatives a better opportunity to be in the room when the candidates are formulating their policies and determining how to vote on issues that impact architects, the businesses you serve and the community where you live.

For comparison, below is the giving data for the reporting period 2015–2016 (which represents the most recent 2-year election cycle):

$349,632  Medical Society of Virginia
$521,665   Virginia Dental Association
$152,450   Va. Society of Certified Public Accountants
$208,045  Va. Optometric Association
$141,000  Va. Society of Anesthesiologists
$60,280   ACEC of Virginia
$10,750    AIA Virginia

I urge your profession to step up your contributions to AIAVA for political contributions. It is one of the best investments you can make for the future of your profession and your community.

You can make a contribution today at www.aiavapac.org/give

The Fight Continues

Qualifications-based selection. Statutes of repose. Taxation. Business definitions and regulations. Policy.

Every practicing architect and associate is affected by these issues.

And the fight continues to protect the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the Commonwealth, create fair business conditions for the profession, and provide the best possible value for Virginia’s tax payers.

By speaking with a united voice, architects influence legislation affecting our profession and the quality of life for all Virginians. AIA Virginia uses the collective power of its membership to participate in the legislative and regulatory policy-making process by educating legislators about issues important to the profession.

Through the AIAVA PAC, we support candidates for state office who understand the profession and support its goals, without regard to party affiliation.

Your membership dues will never be used to support a candidate. And that’s why we need your support.

AIAVA PAC Trustees set a goal to raise $10,000 this year for the PAC before the upcoming election.  Join the fight to protect the profession and practice by giving today.

ABOUT THE AIAVA PAC

Where Does the Money Go?
Funds go toward supporting the campaigns of statewide candidates who support the architecture profession. The AIAVA PAC Board of Trustees, which is made up of AIA Virginia members, is responsible for approving every disbursement from the PAC. Approval for a disbursement is based on several criteria, such as the candidate’s understanding of the profession’s concerns, past voting record on key issues, committee assignments, and leadership positions. In addition, the committee seriously considers suggestions for candidate support from AIA components and current contributors.

How Can You Contribute?
You can make a contribution online at www.aiavapac.org. You may also mail a donation to:
AIAVA PAC
c/o AIA Virginia
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220

There are no contribution limits in Virginia. The AIAVA PAC can accept contributions from any individual, corporation, union, association or partnership. It is required that all contributions received by the committee, and that required information identifying the contributor, be reported on the committee’s campaign finance reports. Federal law prohibits accepting contributions from a foreign national or foreign corporation.

For more information on how to get involved, send an email to rgeorge@aiava.org.

Who Are the PAC Trustees?
Chair ~ William T. Brown, AIA (NV)
Moseley Architects
8001 Braddock Road, Suite 400
Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 249-7640  Fax: (703) 426-9280
bbrown@moseleyarchitects.com

Treasurer ~ Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA (BR)
AIA Virginia
2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 644-3041  Fax: (804) 643-4607
hdreiling@aiava.org
ex officio

Clifton “Tip” Strickland, III, AIA (HR)
Vision Design Group
2200 Dunbarton Drive, Ste. F
Chesapeake, VA 23325-4920
(757) 440-3131
cstrick@visiondesigngroup.net
Term expires 12/15

Tim Colley, AIA (BR)
Colley Architects, P.C.
620 North Main Street, Suite 301
Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 953-2724  Fax: (540) 953-2725
tim.colley@colleyarch.com
Term exp. 06/18

Robert E. Comet, AIA (R)
BCWH Architects
1840 W Broad Street, Ste. 400
Richmond, VA 23220-2151
(804) 788-4774  Fax: (804) 788-0986
rcomet@bcwh.com
Term expires 06/18

Lynden P. Garland, Jr., AIA (R)
Baskervill
101 South 15th Street, Ste. 200
Richmond, VA
(804) 343-1010
lgarland@baskervill.com
Term expires 06/18

Sean E. Reilly, AIA (NV)
Kerns Group Architects, P.C.
105 N Maple Avenue, Ste. 200
Falls Church, VA 22046-4317
(703)281-1955  Fax: (703)528-1151
sreilly@kernsgroup.com
Term expires 06/18