Opportunity to Serve on the Commonwealth’s AARB

The Commonwealth of Virginia’s  Art and Architectural Review Board (AARB) reviews and advises the Governor on the acquisition and design of works of art, buildings and structures on property owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Agencies are responsible for submitting project information to AARB for its consideration.

The AARB meets year-round, in person, on a monthly basis and is comprised of seven voting members, to include a designee of the Department of Historic Resources, and six citizen members appointed by the Governor. Of the citizen members, one shall be an architect who may be appointed from a list nominated by AIA Virginia.

In June 2022, an opening to serve in this capacity will become available.  AIA Virginia plans to present a slate of qualified candidates to the Governor’s office for consideration.  For those that are interested, please email your submission to AIA Virginia Executive Vice President, Corey Clayborne at cclayborne@aiava.org  by May 23, 2022, in a single pdf format. Click here for submission requirements.

All submissions will be provided to AIA Virginia’s Advocacy Advisory Council and the organization’s Executive Committee for endorsement prior to submission to the Governor.

Art and Architectural Review Board Appointments

On August 24, 2018, Virginia Governor Northam announced appointments to his administration that included these individuals to the Art and Architecture Review Board.

  • Lindsey Brittain of Vienna, Artist
  • Thomas W. Papa of Richmond, Attorney-at-Law and President, Fountainhead Development, LLC
  • Burchell F. Pinnock* of Richmond, Principal Architect, Baskervill
  • Ian Vaughan of Portsmouth, Architect, NAVFAC Mid-Atlantic
  • Helen A. Wilson* of Albemarle, Senior Landscape Architect, University of Virginia

Congratulations to our members, Burt Pinnock, AIA and Ian Vaughan, AIA for these appointments and we thank you for your service to the Commonwealth.

To our knowledge, Ian is only the second Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA) participant in the history of the program to be tapped by the Governor of Virginia to serve in an extended professional capacity.

View the full press release: https://www.governor.virginia.gov/newsroom/all-releases/2018/august/headline-828913-en.html