Jack Davis, Reynolds Metals Professor of Architecture and dean of Virginia Tech's College of Architecture and Urban Studies will serve as the 2014 president of the Virginia Society of the American Institute of Architects

One of the major highlights of Davis’ presidency will be leading the VSAIA during its centennial year.

Among his charges for the year, Davis will lead the VSAIA in the establishment of the Virginia Accord in commemoration of the 100th anniversary. Through this initiative, VSAIA members are invited to affirm a commitment to the natural and built environment, economy, and quality of life for all Virginians. 

The Virginia Accord, focused on, “re-visioning Virginia for the next 100 years,” will include a two-day statewide symposium in Richmond, Va., in September, 2014. This event, while organized by the VSAIA, is designed to encompass professionals of numerous disciplines who will hear from state and national leaders and experts engaged in discussions on how to overcome roadblocks to employment and environmental sustainability in our built environment. Participants of the symposium will be invited to sign the 2014 Virginia Accord, indicating a commitment to the economic and environmental future of Virginia.

Concurrent with the centennial celebration for the VSAIA, Davis is also leading the College of Architecture and Urban Studies’ 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2014. Through his leadership and the work of an appointed committee, the college will host a variety of special events, lectures, and exhibitions throughout the year to celebrate the milestone anniversary.

The American Institute of Architects is a professional society with component organizations at the national, state and local levels. The Virginia Society is a state component of the AIA, focused on delivering value to architects with statewide impact. Since 1914, the Virginia AIA has represented the professional interests of architects and allied professionals in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The society works in collaboration with five local chapters — Blue Ridge, Central Virginia, Hampton Roads, Northern Virginia, and Richmond. These five components join with West Virginia in forming the Region of the Virginias to elect a representative director to the national AIA board.

Jack Davis is a Design Futures Council Senior Fellow, Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, LEED Accredited Professional, and a board member of the National Academy of Environmental Design. He was selected by DesignIntelligence as one of the nation’s Most Admired Educators of 2009.

Davis received his Bachelor of Architecture degree and his Master of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech.