QEA is thrilled to congratulate our own Kelley Holmes, AIA on being selected into the AIA VA Emerging Leaders in Architecture Class of 2019 (ELA). ELA is an intensive program of educational sessions structured around presentations, discussions, team exploration, analysis, consensus-building, collaboration, and case study activities undertaken over the course of a year by a small cadre of participants selected for their potential to be outstanding contributors to the profession and the community. 

“Kelley has been a great contributor to our team across a lot of areas of practice. The ELA program is going to give her an even broader perspective.  
We are enthusiastic about it and we’re excited about this opportunity for her to learn and grow professionally.”

Charles Piper, AIA, LEED AP 

AIA Virginia’s award-winning Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA) program was developed to jump-start the careers of young professionals. Conceived of and led by a passionate steering committee of successful architects, the program was designed to share the things they wished they had learned in architecture school. Click here for more information on AIA VA.