Learn About Architecture

Architects are problem solvers and forward-thinkers.  They combine their imagination and art, along with science, technology, engineering and math to design projects.  By nurturing the future of the profession, evolving our organization, engaging our membership, cultivating connections, and promoting the value of good design; we aim to create lasting change in our community. Together, we can elevate the value of architecture and advocate for design excellence to shape a better, more equitable future.

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Design Awards

Explore award-winning design projects by local architects.


Through friendly competition, local architecture firms provide hunger relief for NoVA residents.
Architecture Month Card

Architecture Month

Participate in events, tours and kid’s activities designed for everyone to gain insights into the built environment in Northern Virginia.
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Becoming an Architect

Explore the various resources and programs designed for young children and students with a keen interest in architecture.
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Assess the scholarships and programs provided by AIA Northern Virginia to foster the development of future leaders in architecture.
Interschool Student Design Competition

Interschool Student Design Competition

Opening doors for students to the various local architecture curriculums and the architecture profession.

Starting a new design project? Work with an Architect.

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Looking for industry-related products or services? Work with an Allied Member.

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