Allie Ditzel Selected as Young Architects Regional Director

Allie Ditzel, AIA, has been appointed a Young Architects Regional Director (YARD) for the Virginias, by the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Architects Region of The Virginias.

She will serve a two-year term on the national AIA Young Architects Forum (YAF), beginning in January 2020.

Allie is a Project Architect at HGA in Washington, D.C., where she works on commercial, civic, Industrial, religious, mixed-use, and campus planning projects.

“Young architects, if given the right tools, will engage on important issues facing their communities and by default the world,” Ditzel said. “We need to support, mentor and empower individuals to find their place within our field and continue to build a supportive community within the AIA for which they can rely.”

Jay Scruggs, Principal at HGA, noted “Allie is a dedicated employee, and she contributes to the community, our firm, and our office in many ways. Within AIA, Allie provides Architectural Registration Exam instruction for young aspiring architects through the Young Architects Forum and AIA Northern Virginia. She also is a mentor through the AIA Women in Architecture Mentorship Pairing Program and attended the Women’s Leadership Summit in Minneapolis in 2019. Allie has a keen interest in mentorship and furthering the professional growth of young aspiring architects.”

About Young Architects Forum

The Young Architects Forum is a program of the American Institute of Architects and the College of Fellows, organized to address issues of importance to recently licensed architects within 10 years after licensure.

The Young Architects Regional Director serves as a link between the Young Architects Forum and regional AIA members. There are 19 other Young Architects Regional Directors throughout the AIA chapters nationally.

For more information, visit AIA Virginia.