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For those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society

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The Fellows Committee seeks to stimulate a sharing of interests among Chapter Fellows, promote the purposes of the Institute, advance the profession of architecture, mentor young architects, and be of ever-increasing service to society.

The AIA Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession. Election to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual, but also honors before the public and the profession a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

So how does one go about becoming a Fellow? Architect members of the AIA who have been in good standing for at least ten cumulative years may be nominated for Fellowship by their Chapter or by a petition signed by any five Fellows or any ten AIA members. In addition, each candidate must be sponsored by either an FAIA or AIA member in good standing. The sponsor provides a one-page letter of introduction to the jury that includes specific reasons why the candidate deserves to be a Fellow.  The AIA Northern Virginia Fellows Committee is here to help you through the process.  Please reach out via email to [email protected].

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Manoj Dalaya, AIA

2024 Chair

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An Uncommon Monday: Winchester Architectural Tour Wrap-up

On Monday, May 13, approximately 40 members of AIA Northern Virginia were treated to “An Uncommon Monday,” led by AIA NoVA Board Director Chuck Swartz, FAIA, alongside his design/life partner Beth Reader, FAIA (founders of Reader & Swartz Architects, and Metrobilly Quarterly) and their team, with special guest and current AIA Virginia President, Kelly Callahan, AIA, of VMDO. Our “fast-paced
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2024 AIA NoVA Call for Honor Awards Nominations

Every year our Honors & Nominations committee seeks to acknowledge members and organizations in one of our six categories: Award of Honor, Outstanding Achievement, Distinguished Leadership, Service to the Chapter and AIA Northern Virginia Chapter Award, as well as suggestions toward our Craftsmanship Award. All selected candidates will be celebrated at our Autumn Social in Fairfax, VA, this October.  We
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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