Who + What + Why


AIA Hampton Roads is a sound, well-run, professional organization that serves the local architect, that promotes architecture and the built environment in Hampton Roads, that provides resources to our community for professional development and education, and acts as a vital link to the other components of the AIA and the local allied professionals.

Organizationally, we are a local membership organization incorporated as a 501(c)6 non-profit corporation and guided by the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia.


The AIA is the VOICE of the architectural profession and the RESOURCE for its members in service to society.


Since 1857, the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, over 80,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied Sponsors express their committment to excellence in design and livability in our nation's buildings and communities. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct that assures the client, the public, and colleagues of an AIA-member architect's dedication to the highest standards in professional practice.

The American Institute of Architects Hampton Roads
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