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Legislative/Govt. Affairs

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For those interested in advocating for the profession and educating legislators on the value an architect brings to the table
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About Us

The Legislative and Government Affairs Committee serves as a nexus between local governments and AIA NoVA for the Northern Virginia region. The committee also endeavors to build relationships with allied professional associations on matters pertaining to policies and professional development. The Committee’s focus includes: legislative policies affecting architecture and planning; local government processes involving jurisdictional review of projects (permits, project entitlement and future planning goals); the advent of emerging technology that could influence the profession to ascertain if regulations are needed; and, opportunities to partner with local governments on areas of mutual interest.

Our Leadership

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Bill Robson, AIA

2024 Chair

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05/22/2024

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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05/22/2024

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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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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