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The mission of the AIA NOVA Design Awards committee is to promote Design Excellence and awareness in the community, through the adoption of the AIA Framework for Design Excellence. The primary goal of the Design Awards Committee is to promote and celebrate Design Excellence generated by the members of the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter, and coordinate with other design programs in the region to recognize the work of our chapter. Submissions are organized into seven categories for consideration, historic, institutional, commercial, commercial interiors, infrastructure and unbuilt. Each year the committee reaches out to other AIA chapters across the United States with similar membership qualities and numbers to select that year’s jury for the submissions. The winning projects for that year are celebrated at a summer Design Awards Gala Event in a significant architecture space in the community.

Involvement in the Design Awards Committee is a rewarding experience with opportunities to participate in jury selection, gala awards event venue selection, catering options, media coordination, submission guideline updates, submittal organization, graphics development, presentation elements and sponsorship development.

Our Leadership

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Roland Lemke, AIA

2024 Co-Chair
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JPaul Lewis, AIA

2024 Co-Chair

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02/13/2024

And the Award Goes To…

The 2023 AIA Northern Virginia Design Awards were a resounding success!  The Chapter received more than 100 entries across seven categories, with awards presented to firms whose projects included and demonstrated a level of good design principles of the 21st Century. With four levels in each category possible, the awards recognize and celebrate the achievements AIA Northern Virginia members have
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02/13/2024

2023 Honor Awards and Acknowledgements Announced!

On Oct. 18, members and guests of the AIA Northern Virginia Chapter gathered to hear the 2023 Honor Awards and other acknowledgements at our annual Autumn Social. The event was hosted by Sonia R. Jarboe, AIA, Chair, Honors & Nominations Committee.  Award of Honor: Manoj V. Dalaya, FAIA The Award of Honor is the Chapter’s highest award and is intended
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02/13/2024

100 Quay Street

Alexandria, Va.Designed by Conkey | architects What started out as a simple window replacement to take advantage of spectacular views of the Potomac River blossomed into a completely transformative renovation. This home, one of eighty-three built in an early 1970’s neo-colonial style development common to that era, was never meant to have a river view when it was originally designed.
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