Get Involved with AIA Northern VirginiaMake the most of your AIA membership by being an active Chapter member. Attend an event, join a committee or volunteer for an outreach activity. There are also many ways for allied professionals to partner with us, by joining the Chapter, sponsoring events or advertising in our publications.
AIA Northern Virginia members can make a difference in the Chapter, in their communities and in their profession.
Be sure you are receiving AIA Northern Virginia News, our newsletter sent both digitally and by mail, and our e-newsletter, BLAST. Check our website regularly for the Chapter's calendar, timely news stories and educational opportunities. And become a fan of the Chapter on Facebook to get latest news in your feed and participate in discussions.
The Chapter offers numerous professional, educational, networking and social events throughout the year.
Join a Committee
Members can express their professional interests through committee involvement. Committees are a great place to network with fellow members with shared interests. See what committees may interest you here.
Be a Volunteer
The Chapter offers many volunteer opportunities, including planning educational programs, organizing our Design Awards, serving as a mentor, supporting our local architecture schools or writing newsletter articles. Volunteering is also a great way to meet colleagues and gain valuable skills. Access our Volunteer Form and let us know how you want to get involved.
Become Involved in Community Service
Share your knowledge and talents in the community by offering to volunteer in a local school, become a Citizen Architect, participate in our Canstruction® Competition or join our Rebuilding Together volunteers.
Showcase Your Projects
We are always looking for recent projects to publish in both AIA Northern Virginia News and BLAST. So please consider submitting your projects. Submittal requirements may be found on the newsletter and BLAST pages.
Share Your News
Please let us know when you get a promotion, win a project, receive an award, join a new firm or want to share any accomplishment. We want to recognize your achievements in the FYI feature in our newsletter. Email announcements and press releases to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participate in our Design Awards
Submit your projects to our Design Awards Program and then attend our gala to celebrate design in Northern Virginia.
Join the Chapter
AIA Northern Virginia is a member-driven Chapter that serves more than 1,200 Architect, Associate and Allied Professional Members. Information is available here.
Become a Chapter Partner or sponsor a Chapter event to receive widespread publicity in our publications and on our website. Information on becoming a sponsor may be found here.
Become an Allied Professional
Non-architects in the architectural community have a home in the Chapter as an Allied Professional. Allied members can also find many opportunities to reach Chapter members. Learn more here.
Advertise in our Newsletter
Increase your visibility by advertising in our newsletter, AIA Northern Virginia News. You can reach over 1200 architects and related professionals in the metro area, and members receive a discounted rate for advertising. Information may be found here.
Attend Chapter Events
Both our educational and social events offer great networking opportunities. Check our calendar for upcoming events.
Offer an Educational Program
We are always interested in considering a wide variety of possible educational offerings for our members. If you have a program you feel would benefit our members, please send us information to consider at email@example.com.