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About Us

The AIA NoVA Women In Architecture (WIA) committee strives to expand the diversity of the design professions; to mirror the society that we serve; to promote awareness of the contributions of women architects; to guide and encourage women to consider a career in architecture and allied fields. WIA models and encourages diversity, equity, and inclusion, working to expand the presences and power of minority groups within the profession.

Previous Committee Leadership

  • 2022-2023 Co-Chair: Susy Mikhail, AIA
  • 2023 Co-Chair, Carla Murillo-Gonzalez, AIA
  • 2021-2022 Co-Chair: Anna Barbour, AIA
  • 2020-2021 Co-Chair: Rebecca Pantschyschak, AIA

Our Leadership

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Sunny Carroll, Assoc. AIA

2024-2025 Co-Chair
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Rebecca Meyer, AIA

2024-2026 Co-Chair

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02/13/2024

J.E.D.I. IRL 2023 ReCap

The Women in Architecture (WIA) Committee is proud of yet another successful year of J.E.D.I. IRL (Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion In Real Life) programming. In 2020, the WIA and BBB (Beyer Blinder Belle) collaborated on the WIA Lecture Series on Diversity and Inclusion. As a follow up in 2021, these informal, off-the-record discussions explored how firms are tackling J.E.D.I. initiatives
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02/13/2024

Purses For a Purpose Collection Drive Ends

The Women In Architecture (WIA) Committee held its second annual collection drive for gently used purses and new travel size toiletries for a local branch of Purses For a Purpose on Saturday, Nov. 4. The non-profit group collects donated purses, handbags, and backpacks and fills them with travel-sized toiletries to deliver to homeless women in select cities across the nation. Though eleven
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07/27/2023

Sketches of Old Town Alexandria

From DC Urban Sketchers EventAlexandria, VA The second annual WIA Architecture Month walking & sketching historic tour event, in collaboration with Urban Sketchers Washington DC, and the first with Young Architects Forum, was a success! This judgement is measured by the number of people brought together across different fields and interests to learn more about both architecture and history, while

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