Virginia Architecture Week is held every April as part of the AIA’s nationwide celebration. During this week AIA chapters all over the country offer events and activities geared towards architects and the public alike.
AIA Northern Virginia is pleased to offer a walking tour of Old Town Alexandria and a clothing drive to collect professional attire for Dress for Success as part of Architecture Week 2015.
Dress for Success Clothing Drive
, at various drop-off locations
Our Women in Architecture Committee is holding a clothing drive to collect professional attire to donate to Dress for Success
, a non-profit organization that helps disadvantaged women. In the past few years WIA has collected over 1,000 donations including suits, skirts, jackets, slacks, dresses and shoes to help local women successfully enter the workforce. Please bring items on hangers and consider donating extra hangers as well.
For additional information and a list of designated drop-off locations, click here
Walking Tour of Historic Old Town Alexandria
Sunday, April 12
Led by members of our Historic Resources Committee, the tour covers the history of Alexandria as reflected through its architecture and urban design, highlighting examples from Georgian to Art Deco. 2 AIA HSW LUs offered for architects. The tour is free and open to the public, but space is limited and advance reservations are required. This tour fills every year, so register early to guarantee a place. Registration is available here
Please contact the Chapter House
if you have ideas for future events or are interested in joining the Architecture Week committee.