Congratulations to Emely Taveras, Assoc. AIA, NCARB, a member of Glavé & Holmes’ Cultural Studio, on graduating from this year’s AIA Virginia Emerging Leaders in Architecture (ELA) program.

Emely is one of 15 individuals who made up to 2017 class of Emerging Leaders, selected based on their potential to be outstanding contributors to the profession and the community. The goal of ELA is to help emerging architects learn and grow by providing tools and experiences to support their careers and future endeavors as leaders and community members. It 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. The 2017 class project is sited in Melrose-Orange area of Roanoke, Virginia. This area has been identified as a target area where entitlement funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) could be used to benefit persons of low to moderate income, help eliminate slums and blighting influences, and other urgent needs.  Creation and preservation of affordable housing is also a goal of HUD that directs how these funds can be spent.

Glavé & Holmes has greatly benefited from Emely’s involvement with ELA, and our team is excited to learn more from her experience. The firm has had seven other members complete the program. For more information about the Emerging Leaders in Architecture program and to see the rest of the profiles, visit ELA’s website.