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AIA Potomac Valley is recruiting bright, energetic volunteers to help produce quality programs in cooperation with their fellow architects and other program providers. Please review the committee opportunities below and find your niche - you can make a difference! Contact us with any questions or complete the committee interest form to become involved.


Advocacy Committee

Serves as liaison with government and industry officials, particularly in Montgomery County and Prince George’s County. Provides leadership and serves as a voice for the profession on issues affecting the public good, including the promotion of sustainable architecture. Supports and advocates for appropriate public policy.

Awards Committee

Oversees and conducts all chapter awards programs, including the Kea Medal and annual Design Awards. Oversees jury selection when AIAPV is requested to provide juries to other chapters.

CRAN Committee

The Capital Area CRAN (Custom Residential Architects Network) is a cooperative initiative among AIA Potomac Valley, AIA DC, and AIA Northern Virginia. The tri-chapter Steering Committee plans programs, tours, and social/networking events for architects engaged in custom residential design. Each chapter, through its CRAN Committee, produces, in turn, four of the monthly Capital Area CRAN programs each year, most of which provide continuing education credits. Likewise, monthly programs are located within each chapter's geographic area on a rotating basis. AIA Potomac Valley's CRAN Committee seeks volunteers to join in producing quality programs for the residential designer community.

Education Committee

Develops, coordinates, and provides architectural- and construction-related educational opportunities to members, those working in the architecture profession, and the public.

Finance Committee

Oversees chapter budget process, financial relationships, long-term fiscal planning and reporting to the board.

Small Practice Group

Provides dialogue, networking opportunities and programs for small practice architects in order to develop consensus on important issues and practices. 

Social Committee

Representing an area that stretches from Garrett to Charles Counties and everywhere between, the AIA Potomac Valley Chapter has what is perhaps one of the most rich and diverse memberships in terms of who we are and the types of architecture we practice. The Social Committee serves to support the Chapter mission through programming designed to foster and encourage connection, engagement and, most important, cognizant support within our member base.