West Virginia Foundation for Architecture

The West Virginia Foundation for Architecture continues its efforts in providing scholarships for deserving West Virginia students in accredited architectural programs across the country. Since 1986, AIA West Virginia has been able to distribute over $290,000 in scholarships to deserving students. As a small state chapter of AIA, we are recognized as a leader in the country for the amount of scholarship funds we distribute each year. We are proud that we are able to assist these worthy students and grateful for the generous support
of the architectural community who have made this possible.

It is the Foundation’s mission to not only distribute funds on behalf of AIA West Virginia, but to grow these funds and expand these efforts. Your gift will help these students become the next great West Virginia architect.

The West Virginia Foundation for Architecture is a 501(c)(3) organization, and gifts are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law. Make your check payable to “West Virginia Foundation for Architecture” and mail to: P. O. Box 813 Charleston, WV 25323.

Or you can donate here:

Mission Statement: “Improving Quality of Life Through Architecture”

The purposes of the Foundation shall be:
a. to engage at no profit, exclusively in charitable, educational and scientific activities;

b. to seek, investigate or carry out programs and projects for improving the human environment for living and working in West Virginia;

c. to solicit, receive and expend gifts, grants and legacies for education, preservation, exhibition, publication and research relating to architecture, architects and the arts and sciences allied to them to the end that such activities may be developed and maintained in a manner that enhances existing and potential cultural, educational, residential, aesthetic and other assets;

d. to provide scholarships, fellowships and other grants in support of architectural studies;

e. to enlarge the public understanding of architecture and its allied fields, primarily in West Virginia, especially of the history, quality, and social significance of architecture and its allied fields, and of the people and organizations who have contributed to these fields;

f. to establish awards, prizes, and medals for meritorious work in architecture and its allied fields,primarily in West Virginia.
The Board of Trustees:
John Harris, AIA, NCARB, Chair
Edward Tucker, AIA, Vice Chair
Dale Clowser, Secretary
Jennie Ferretti, Treasurer
Jody Driggs, AIA
Phoebe Patton Randolph, AIA
Gary Young

Please contact the AIAWV office (304 344-9872) if you wish to make a donation to the Foundation.