Our long-time commitment to the AIA and other professional organizations includes the national leadership of Carl Elefante, FAIA, who will serve as AIA president in 2018, and Steven Spurlock, FAIA, who serves on the AIA Public Outreach Committee and the Equity in Architecture Commission.

Carl Elefante, FAIA, was voted 2017 AIA First Vice President / 2018 President-Elect of the American Institute of Architects at the 2016 convention in Philadelphia. A member of AIA Potomac Valley, Carl is a Principal and the firm's Director of Sustainability. He has helped shape and guide the firm's continued practice of sustainable preservation and is widely known for the quote "The greenest building is...the one that is already built."

Steven L. Spurlock, FAIA, has been appointed to the American Institute of Architects’ AIA Public Outreach Committee. Members of this national committee “focus on communication and elevating public awareness” of the architecture profession…and “advise and provide guidance to the board on public awareness initiatives, the AIA website, and other matters related to communications and public awareness.”

Spurlock is a long-time leader in the AIA at the local, regional, and national levels. He also serves on the national Equity in Architecture Commission. As a former board member and president of AIA/DC, he oversaw the development and funding of the District Architecture Center, which now serves as the headquarters for the chapter and the District Architecture Center (DAC). Spurlock is also a member of the board of directors of the foundation.