AIA Potomac Valley (AIAPV), a local chapter of the American Institute of Architects founded in 1955, is based in College Park, Maryland. The Chapter’s territory includes Montgomery, Prince Georges, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Washington and Allegany Counties. Our mission is to create value for our members by providing opportunities to advance their roles in service to society; provide a collective voice to help cultivate the future of the architectural profession; and to foster innovation and sustainability in design. We are architects designing a better world.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is the largest and most influential professional association for architects, interns, and those directly involved with the practice of architecture in the world. Based in Washington, DC. the AIA has almost 300 state and local chapters representing over 83,000 members, including a majority of registered architects in the United States.
For information about membership in AIA, see the Join the AIA section of our website.
The Potomac Valley Architecture Foundation (PVAF) is our charitable arm, a 501 (c)(3) organization which promotes architectural education, training and research, and public awareness of the field of architecture.