KGD’s Project Designer, Ava Helm was nominated by AIA Northern Virginia’s for the 15th Emerging Leaders in Architecture class at AIA Northern Virginia’s Autumn Social!

“Each year it is the privilege and task of the Chapter to nominate a deserving Emerging Architect to AIA Virginia’s ELA program who has shown leadership potential and a desire to be involved in the AIA.

Ava is not only dedicated to the profession but also consistently demonstrates a willingness to learn and is a proactive and motivated individual that has the potential to thrive in the ELA program. She was actively engaged in her local community architectural endeavors in both high school, in the ACE Mentoring program, and while attending Syracuse University, as the Vice President of the Architecture Student Organization.

She joined the AIA after attending her first national conference in New York in 2018, after seeing everything AIA had to offer.  We look forward to supporting her leadership path.” Comments by Manoj Dalaya FAIA, Past President