The American Institute of Architects Richmond was founded in 1976.

Committees

Volunteering to serve on a committee is a great way to get engaged with AIA Richmond and connect with your colleagues in the architecture and design community.

Allied Membership

The Allied Membership Committee brings allied professionals higher visibility, networking and promotional opportunities through our events and professional development opportunities. The Committee also provides recognition through Honors & Awards for their part on award winning projects.

Chair:

Robert-Vaughn
Robert Vaughn

Vice Chair:

Krystal-Anderson
Krystal Anderson

Vice Chair:

Patrick-Thompson
Patrick Thompson

Events:

  • Golf tournament
  • Clay shooting

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Community + Gov’t Affairs

Vision: To connect our members with the local government and community through outreach programs. Through outreach we can help create stronger connections between the design industry and the community we live in.

Mission: Through actively connecting and engaging our members to the Richmond community and local government, we will provide our members opportunities to serve, educate and advocate for our community.

Chair:

Krystal-Anderson
Krystal Anderson

Vice Chair:

Jaclyn-Miller
Jaclyn Miller

Events:

  • Partnerships with non‐profits
  • CANstruction
  • Holiday Drive
  • Legislative Lunch & Breakfast
  • Lobbying Days and Government Visits
  • Committee Appreciation Celebration

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JEDI

Coming Soon!

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K-12 Outreach

To promote design as a critical thinking tool and bring awareness to the architectural profession in the K‐12 age group.

Chair:

Mayda-Colon
Mayda V. Colón

Events:

  • Scholarship [January]
  • Career Days [March‐June]
  • STEAM events [March]
  • Semester long workshops [Year round]
  • Movies at the Byrd [April]: Family movie with C&GA [April]
  • Mission Tomorrow [October]
  • Lego Event [November]
  • Committee Happy Hour Recognition [November]

Partnerships:

  • ACE Mentorship
  • USGBC Connect the Dots
  • partner with museums for summer camps or semester programs, maybe we can partner with other non‐profits such as Storefront for Community Design, 6 PIC, or others

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Professional Development

The Professional Development committee seeks out and coordinates educational opportunities for the membership. We look to recognized names and brands for quality and structural continuing education programs. This allows members to expand their knowledge and earn continuing education credits that meet the requirements of the AIA and State Licensing Board. Monthly events are facilitated by architecture firms and Allied members throughout Richmond.

Chair:

Taylor-Clark
Taylor Clark

Vice Chair:

Christine-Snetter
Christine Snetter

Courses and programs are certified by the AIA and include:

  • Lunch and Learn
  • Hard Hat Tours

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Public Relations

The PR Committee’s mission is to maintain regular outreach through our quarterly newsletter, The Pedestal, and through social media content, display boards and ensuring we have photographers at events.

Chair:

Susan-Reed
Susan Reed

Vice Chair:

Nea-Poole
Nea Poole

We are always looking out for:

  • Cover images for The Pedestal
  • News and events for our Member News section of The Pedestal
  • Photographers to document events

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RWiD

All are welcome! The purpose of this group is to provide opportunities to educate, enhance, explore and celebrate the historic and present contributions of women in our industry through education, networking, mentorship, outreach and professional development.

Chair:

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Kelley Holmes

Vice Chair:

Ashleigh-Brewer
Ashleigh Brewer

Events:

  • Tours
  • panel discussions
  • lectures
  • activities

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YAF

Through mentorship, networking, and development opportunities, YAF [Young Architects Forum] strives to provide an environment that promotes collaboration and growth for young architects and emerging professionals.

Chair:

Nick-Cooper
Nick Cooper

Vice Chair:

Ryan-Alkire
Ryan Alkire

Events:

  • Welcome to Richmond Happy Hour
  • Cross Interdisciplinary Happy Hour
  • ARE Trivia Night
  • Industry Focused Happy Hour
  • Hard Hat Tours
  • Mentorship Series
  • ARE Seminars
  • Annual Design Challenge
  • Committee Appreciation Celebration

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