Presidential Citation for Clayborne

On Friday, June 15, 2018, AIA Virginia President Eric Keplinger, AIA presented Corey Clayborne, AIA with a Presidential Citation.

The citation reads:

Through his ever-increasing service to the profession and his unwavering commitment to excellence, his colleagues in Virginia acknowledge his remarkable dedication in earning his Master of Business Administration while serving and upholding the highest ideals of the American Institute of Architects.

Congratulations, Corey!

Frickie Awarded Presidential Citation

On Friday, March 31, 2017 AIA Virginia President, Bill Brown, presented a Presidential Citation to Brian J. Frickie, AIA:

“Before you are a leader, success is all about grooming yourself.  When you become a leader, leadership is all about grooming others.” ~ Jack Welch

AIA Virginia President, Bill Brown, AIA and Brian Frickie, AIA

Brian J. Frickie, AIA is just such a leader, dedicating much of his career to “grooming others.”  Many, many others.  As the 2008 President of The Virginia Society AIA, Brian conceived of the Emerging Leaders in Architecture Program and has continually served as its primary shepherd.

Since its inception the following year, ‘the ELA’ has enhanced hundreds of lives, and these emergent leaders are visible statewide as principals of their firms, officers for their AIA components, and activists in their communities.  The program transformed them … and they have, in turn, transformed us.

As he transitions away from his ELA role, his professional colleagues salute Brian J. Frickie, AIA for his devotion to grooming others, nurturing others, developing others, and inspiring others.

William T. Brown, AIA, President

Presidential Citations Awarded

2016 AIA President Nick Vlattas, AIA, awarded two Presidential Citations recently.

Nick Vlattas, AIA and Robert Boynton, FAIA
Nick Vlattas, AIA and Robert Boynton, FAIA

The first was to Robert A. Boynton, FAIA, which read – AIA Virginia, a Society of the American Institute of Architects, is privileged to confer this Presidential Citation Upon Robert A. Boynton, FAIA. For seventeen years, he has supported the ideals of the American Institute of Architects and its historic mission to be of ever-increasing service to society through his service on the Virginia State Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers, and Landscape Architects. As the Board’s Chair on two separate occasions, he advanced the inestimable value of this profession’s enduring commitment to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of the public it so respectfully serves.


Nick Vlattas, AIA and Kenney Payne, AIA. Photo by Dan Currier.
Nick Vlattas, AIA and Kenney Payne, AIA. Photo by Dan Currier.

And the second was to Kenney Payne, AIA, which read – AIA Virginia, a Society of the American Institute of Architects, is privileged to confer this Presidential Citation Upon Kenney Payne, AIA. Inspired by the practical efficiency of our profession, he has dedicated much of his career to enriching the individual and collective understanding of building codes and standards, the inimitable twin pillars that support the practice of architecture. Hundreds of his industry colleagues throughout Virginia have benefited from his wisdom, expertise, and passion, which he has so selflessly and willingly shared through countless professional development settings and sessions.

Congratulations to you both!

Abernathy Honored

T. Duncan Abernathy, AIA, recently retired from the Virginia Society AIA, was awarded a Presidential Citation by VSAIA President Valerie Hassett, FAIA on Friday, April 17, 2015.

The citation read:

This Presidential Citation is hereby awarded to T. Duncan Abernathy, AIA upon his retirement from the position of Director of Government and Industry Affairs with the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects. For more than two decades, Mr. Abernathy has provided outstanding service to the AIA and the architectural profession in Virginia. In his role as the voice of architects to our governmental representatives, he has also helped advance the greater public good. His manner, knowledge, and professionalism is worthy of acclaim. His example will endure as an inspiration to all of us.