AIA Northern Virginia
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Capital Area Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN)
Randall A. Mars, AIA, AIA Northern Virginia Chair
Thea Scott-Fundling, AIA, AIA Northern Virginia Co-Chair


The Capital Area CRAN was organized by the three local AIA chapters (AIA Northern Virginia, AIA|DC and AIA Potomac Valley) to support custom residential architects through opportunities in educational programs, networking and marketing. Launched in 2013, it is a local chapter of the National AIA CRAN Knowledge Community.

The Capital Area CRAN hosts programs and events throughout the year, on a rotating basis in each of the three chapter areas, including lectures, tours and social events. Bimonthly evening programs and lunch-time seminars are planned this year.

All interested area architects whose practices include a focus on custom residential design are encouraged to attend CRAN events and invited to participate in planning events. If you have a topic to suggest or would like to volunteer to help the committee, please email chair, Randy Mars, AIA.

Add me to the AIA Northern Virginia distribution list for CRAN.

Visit the Capital Area CRAN website.

Join the National AIA CRAN Knowledge Community.

Specific CRAN events can be found on our Chapter calendar.



October 2013 CRAN event, Three for Thirty: Reflections on the Evolution of Residential Design, featured James W. Ritter, FAIA (Ritter Architects), David E. Neumann, AIA (Neumann Lewis Buchanan Architects) and Mark C. McInturff, FAIA (McInturff Architects), reflecting on how their practices have evolved. Organized by AIA Northern Virginia, sponsored by Thorsen Construction and hosted by Virginia Tech's Washington Alexandria Architecture Center (WAAC).