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AIA Virginia Emerging Leaders in Architecture - Applications Due
November 5

The Emerging Leaders in Architecture (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 (16) selected for their potential to be outstanding contributors to the profession and the community.

The program consists of monthly, day-long seminars, work sessions, and class project presentations, culminating at a presentation at Architecture Exchange East in November. Sessions rotate among sites in Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, Alexandria, and Norfolk. The class project for 2022 will be in Roanoke, so many sessions and the project workdays will be located in the Roanoke area.

Applications are due by November 5. Additional information is available on the AIA Virginia website.

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.

If you are interested in seeking chapter nomination please submit the following items to by 5:00p on Friday, October 8:

• A letter to the board of directors explaining why AIA NOVA should nominate you
• A copy of your current resume
• A draft of your essay required for the ELA application