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2021 ELA Class Nominations Due
November 6

AIA Virginia is now accepting applications for the 2021 class of Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA): An Honors Academy of AIA Virginia.

ELA is an intensive program of educational sessions structured around presentations, discussions, team exploration, analysis, consensus-building, collaboration, and case study activities undertaken over the course of a year by a small cadre of participants selected for their potential to be outstanding contributors to the profession and the community. Facilitators and mentors who are established leaders in the building, finance, non-profit, development, university, legal, consulting, and design professions and in the community at large develop and deliver the sessions, designed to provide participants with advanced knowledge and skills related to specific areas of leadership and practice.

The program consists of monthly, day-long seminars, work sessions, or class project presentations, culminating at a presentation at Architecture Exchange East. The class project for 2021 will be in Richmond.

In addition, each local AIA chapter in Virginia has the opportunity to nominate a single applicant to the ELA program. The AIA Northern Virginia nomination includes a confirmed place in the program and offers a financial commitment to cover up to 50% of the selected candidate’s ELA tuition. Details on how to apply for the NOVA position will be available soon.

Information is available at https://www.aiava.org/2021-ela-class-nominations-open/