AIA Northern Virginia
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2020 AIA Northern Virginia Architecture Month
Unfortunately, all in-person Architecture Month events were cancelled in keeping with CDC recommendations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to all the artists who submitted sketches to our competition, 70 sketches in all!

Thank you also to our jurors Matthew Harwood and McCain McMurray, both artists at the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria.

Matt and McCain selected four outstanding sketches as Jurors’ Favorites, commenting that each one used the medium and artistic style to capture a quality of the place depicted in a way that allowed them to feel as if they were there as the sketches were being made. Both remarked on how pleased they were to see how much architects clearly value drawing as a way to see and understand places and buildings.

Click on the images below to enlarge the winning sketches.


Mahamudul Asif, Associate AIA


Andrew Lewis, AIA


Sean McGillicuddy, Associate AIA


Martin Missaiel, Associate AIA

AIA Northern Virginia Architecture Month is held as part of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) nationwide celebration of our built environment.

Please contact the Chapter House if you have ideas for future events or are interested in joining the Architecture Week committee.