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13 | AIA Virginia / Northern Virginia Town Hall
18 | Career Transitions Panel Discussion
19 | CAE Meeting (Committee on Architecture in Education)
20 | AIA Northern Virginia 2020 Scholarship Applications Due
21 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Retreat & Committee Chairs Meeting

2 | WIA Mentorship Pairing Program Begins
7 | WIA Committee Meeting / Holiday Party
14 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Meeting

11 | AIA Northern Virginia Board Meeting

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Alexandria, VA 22314
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AIA Virginia / Northern Virginia Town Hall on Friday
Thursday, November 11

Discover what the Virginia experience is for AIA members. Learn about the resources, services, programs, and leadership opportunities available to you as a member of AIA Virginia and AIA Northern Virginia. Share what is important to you as a member, provide feedback, ask questions, and offer suggestions in small group discussions. Free, register here.

News Flash: Virginia Code Limits Right to Withhold Fees from Design Professionals
Monday, November 2

The Virginia General Assembly revised the mechanic’s lien statute § 43-13, effective July 1, 2020, to make void contract provisions that provide for cross-project withholding of fees. While cross-project withholding provisions may be more prevalent in general contractor-subcontractor contracts, this modification to the statute inures to the benefit of design professionals. [learn more].

Chapter Honor Awards & Elections Featured at Autumn Social
Thursday, October 22

On Tuesday, October 20, members and guests tuned in to our first virtual Autumn Social. Videos of the event are available for viewing on the Chapter’s YouTube Channel.

The highlight of the evening was the presentation of our Chapter Honor Awards:
  • Award of Honor – Robert M. Gurney, FAIA
  • Outstanding Achievement – Al Cox, FAIA and Eliza Beth Engle, AIA
  • Distinguished Leadership – Joseph B. McCoy, AIA
  • Service to the Chapter – John A. Burns, FAIA; Sydney M. Huibregtse, Associate AIA; J. Paul Lewis, AIA; Marium Rahman, Associate AIA; and Charles J. Todd, AIA
  • AIA Northern Virginia Chapter Award – Alison R. Mullins, Esq. with Shannon Mullins & Wright LLP
  • Award of Special Recognition – Laura K. Lewis
  • Craftsmanship Award – Dan Lepore & Sons Company
While our 2021 Chapter elections were held virtually before the Autumn Social, we announced the winners during the event. Congratulations to our newly elected chapter leadership:

Executive Committee:
  • President – Manoj V. Dalaya, FAIA
  • President Elect/1st VP – Sonia R. Jarboe, AIA
  • Treasurer – April C. Drake, AIA
  • Secretary – Braden L. Field, AIA
  • Past President – Joseph B. McCoy, AIA
Chapter Directors: Stephen W. Kulinski, AIA; Roland G. Lemke, AIA; Joshua McKenrick, AIA; Rebecca W. Mezny, AIA; Simone Saidel, AIA; Jay Scruggs, AIA; Charles J. Todd, AIA; Anh Tran, Associate AIA; and Edward D. Weaver, AIA

AIA Virginia Directors: Karen M. Conkey, AIA; Eliza B. Engle, AIA; Christopher Kehde, AIA; Spencer E. Lepler, AIA; Maury S. Saunders, AIA; and Stephen R. Wakeman, AIA

Thank you for the service of our out-going board members: T.J. Meehan, AIA and John A. Burns, FAIA

A special thank you to our 2020 Autumn Social Sponsors:
Please also consider a donation to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) through the AIA Northern Virginia AFAC page

Please Donate to the Arlington Food Assistance Center
Thursday, August 8

In lieu of buying a ticket to the event this year, we are asking you to please donate to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). We support AFAC annually through our Canstruction Competition, but this year, due to the pandemic, we were unable to hold our Canstruction event. So please generously contribute to AFAC as they feed our neighbors in need by providing dignified access to nutritious supplemental groceries. Visit the AIA NOVA page on the AFAC website to donate:

. AIA Northern Virginia Honors 26 Projects with Design Awards
Friday, August 14

The Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognizes twenty-six exceptional projects designed by local firms with design awards. The winning projects were announced in a virtual celebration on August 13. The celebration is now available for viewing on the AIA Northern Virginia YouTube Channel along with additional videos showcasing a wide array of outstanding projects recently completed by local architects. We are pleased to announce the winning projects on the 2020 Design Award Gallery at