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Next Month’s Convening of a Family of Design Professionals

From November 6-8, we will be convening for AIA Virginia’s Architecture Exchange East at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. We will bring together hundreds, which include design professionals and students, from Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic to discuss the topic of Regarding Culture. Our keynote speakers are worth the wait! Dwayne Oyler, Pascale Sablan, and Patricia Gruits are the headliners that will take the stage and promise to leave you inspired about why we became architects.

On Wednesday, the complimentary Meeting of the Roundtables will take place in the afternoon. Did I mention this is FREE and worth 3 Learning Units? Those who attend will break into Roundtable groups, based on firm size, to discuss the pressing issues to their organization and engage in meaningful dialogue on best practices and lessons learned. This year, in the same room, there will also be an Emerging Professionals Roundtable where our future leaders will be able to share their perspectives with current firm leaders. Later that evening, we will host our Annual Membership Meeting to share with you our organization’s accomplishments and how we continue to position our members to be increasingly relevant to society. As part of this meeting, the John Braymer Leadership Circle [AIA Virginia Past Presidents] will host our annual Prosecco toast to celebrate our newly licensed architects with NCARB and DPOR leadership.

The rest of the conference contains individual seminars that have been organized by unique zones to allow you to easily satisfy your interests and educational yearning. Content has been curated and placed into the Inspiration, Future, HSW, Practice, History/Community, Public Work/Public Good, and Crowd-Sourced zones. For example, check out how our 2019 Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA) class is changing a community through design in the Future Zone. Friday night, we will celebrate our Design and Honors Awards recipients at our annual Visions for Architecture gala.

A great experience awaits you next month. Of course, you will grab some Learning Units, but you will also bond with your peers. Many call this event a “family reunion.” Various networking dinners and events will allow you to meet new friends and colleagues and reconnect with old ones whether you attend all three days or one.

I look forward to welcoming you to Richmond in three weeks!

With service,
Corey Clayborne, AIA, MBA
Executive Vice President

**NEW DAY** Annual Membership Meeting

Hear about vital developments with your professional society, elect officers and conduct other business at the AIA Virginia Annual Meeting of the Membership. The meeting will be held during Architecture Exchange East at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Wednesday, Nov. 6th, 4:15 to 5 p.m. in room B15c. There is no charge to attend the Membership Meeting. This years’ meeting will include a champagne toast to newly licensed architect members!

Meeting Agenda>>
Meeting Minutes from June 2019>>
Meeting Minutes from Nov. 2018>>

The 2019 nominating committee has placed the following members in nomination for 2020:

  • President-Elect: Sean Reilly, AIA (Northern Virginia)
  • VP of Government Advocacy*: Kathy Galvin, AIA (Central Virginia)
  • VP of Professional Excellence*: Krystal Anderson, AIA (Richmond)
  • VP of Member Services: Nick Serfass, FAIA (Richmond)
  • VP of Communications and Outreach: Rebecca Edmunds, AIA (Blue Ridge)
  • Treasurer: Mitch Rowland, AIA (Richmond)

The following nominee is presented as the 2020 Associate Director:

  • Associate Director: Michael Spory, Assoc. AIA (Central Virginia)

* Will fulfill an unexpired term

Notice of Annual Meeting

Hear about vital developments with your professional society, elect officers and conduct other business at the AIA Virginia Annual Meeting of the Membership. The meeting will be held during Architecture Exchange East at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 12:45 p.m. in room B15-a. There is no charge to attend the Membership Meeting.

Meeting Agenda>>
Meeting Minutes from June 15, 2018>> 
Meeting Minutes from Nov. 2, 2017>>
Motion>>

The 2018 nominating committee has placed the following members in nomination for 2019:

  • President: Rob Reis, AIA (AIA HR)
  • President-Elect: Beth Reader, FAIA (AIA NV)
  • Past President: Eric Keplinger, AIA (AIA HR)
  • Secretary: Jeanne Lefever, AIA (AIA R)
  • Treasurer: Mitch Rowland, AIA (AIA R)
  • VP of Government Advocacy: Sean Reilly, AIA (AIA NV)
  • VP of Professional Excellence: Lynden Garland, AIA (AIA R)
  • VP of Member Services: Dan Zimmerman, AIA (AIA CV)
  • VP of Communications and Outreach: Rebecca Edmunds, AIA (AIA BR)

The following nominee is presented as the 2019 Associate Director:

  • Associate Director: Gina Robinson, Assoc. AIA (AIA NV)

2018 Officers Elected

During AIA Virginia’s Annual Meeting of the Membership on Nov. 2, 2017, the following officers were unanimously elected to serve on the 2018 Board of Directors:

  • President: Eric Keplinger, AIA (AIA HR)
  • President-Elect: Rob Reis, AIA (AIA HR)
  • Past President: Bill Brown, AIA (AIA NV)
  • Secretary: Jeanne Lefever, AIA (AIA R)
  • Treasurer: Mitch Rowland, AIA (AIA R)
  • VP of Government Advocacy: Sean Reilly, AIA (AIA NV)
  • VP of Professional Excellence: Lynden Garland, AIA (AIA R)
  • VP of Member Services: Dan Zimmerman, AIA (AIA CV)
  • VP of Communications and Outreach: Beth Reader, FAIA (AIA NV)

The following person was elected as the 2018 Associate Director:

  • Associate Director: Gina Robinson, Assoc. AIA (AIA NV)

Annual Meeting and Slate of Officers Announced

Hear about vital developments with your professional society, elect officers and conduct other business at the AIA Virginia Annual Meeting of the Membership. The meeting will be held during Architecture Exchange East at the Greater Richmond Convention Center on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. in room E21c. There is no charge to attend the Membership Meeting.

Meeting Agenda>>
Meeting Minutes from June 16, 2017>>
Meeting Minutes from Nov. 3, 2016>
Motion to Update Bylaws>>

The 2017 nominating committee has placed the following members in nomination for 2018:

  • President: Eric Keplinger, AIA (AIA HR)
  • President-Elect: Rob Reis, AIA (AIA HR)
  • Past President: Bill Brown, AIA (AIA NV)
  • Secretary: Jeanne Lefever, AIA (AIA R)
  • Treasurer: Mitch Rowland, AIA (AIA R)
  • VP of Government Advocacy: Sean Reilly, AIA (AIA NV)
  • VP of Professional Excellence: Lynden Garland, AIA (AIA R)
  • VP of Member Services: Dan Zimmerman, AIA (AIA CV)
  • VP of Communications and Outreach: Beth Reader, FAIA (AIA NV)

The following nominee is presented as the 2018 Associate Director:

  • Associate Director: Gina Robinson, Assoc. AIA (AIA NV)