Glavé & Holmes Architecture is proud to announce that Rachel Shelton has been honored with the 2016 Virginia Emerging Professional Award from AIA Virginia.

The Virginia Emerging Professional Award was established in 2015 to recognize the accomplishments of  emerging leaders for their contributions to the profession in one or more of the following categories:  design, research, education, or discourse; service to the profession; mentorship; or service to the community.

Since beginning her professional journey more than seven years ago, Rachel has made outstanding contributions to the profession and the industry – most noteworthy being her service to the profession and mentorship of others. Rachel has participated in numerous organizations both professional and community-oriented. In AIA Richmond, she serves as a board member and works to organize networking opportunities and events to elevate the profession. She also holds a leadership position in Richmond Women in Design, a group dedicated to creating a forum for women designers. As a mentor, Rachel is currently serving as the NCARB Licensing Advisor to promote the AREs and internship program, which helps future architects navigate the path to becoming licensed. A life-long learner, Rachel was awarded a scholarship to be part of the 2013 Emerging Leaders in Architecture program by AIA Virginia. She remains proactive and seeks out opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Rachel was honored along with one other recipient of the award at the Visions for Architecture gala on November 4. For more information about the honorees, visit AIA Virginia’s website.