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Emerging Leaders in Architecture Program Kicks-off Fourth Year at VSAIA

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Emerging Leaders in Architecture Program Kicks-off Fourth Year at VSAIA

On January 13, 2012, the VSAIA kicked-off the fourth annual program for fifteen Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA), an Honors Academy of the VSAIA (Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects).

It accelerates the learning curve for young professionals who want to practice more effectively.  The ELA meets monthly for intensely participatory lessons about the profession. Each session is led by expert speakers on a broad range of topics, including history, ethics, finance, construction, development, law, volunteerism and government advocacy.  
 
Summarizing the program, Will Scribner, FAIA, Principal at SMBW in Richmond and Chair of the ELA Steering Committee, said, “Our main goal in one short year is simply to expose these young leaders to the lessons it has taken us thirty years or more to learn.”  According to Mark S. Orling, AIA, VSAIA Director and Charter Member of the ELA Steering Committee, “The ELA program was conceived by Brian J. Frickie, AIA, and developed as a major initiative during his term as VSAIA President.”