Glavé & Holmes Architecture (G&HA) is proud to announce that Emely M. Taveras, AIA, has been honored with the 2018 Richard L. Ford Jr. Award from AIA Richmond.

The Richard L. Ford Jr. Award is considered the AIA Richmond Chapter’s highest award presented to a young architect, associate member, or intern. It is given in honor of one of the AIA Richmond Chapter’s leading and skillful mentors, Richard L. Ford, Jr. FAIA. Emely has been given the award by the Chapter Board, based on nominations by the Honors Committee, as a person who has demonstrated vision, passion, and excellence to the design community.

Since beginning her professional journey five years ago, Emely has made outstanding contributions to the profession and the industry. Emely joined Glavé & Holmes shortly after graduating from Andrews University with a Master of Architecture. She has participated in numerous organizations both professional and community-oriented. She is a founding member of designVA, an organization for young professionals who share a passion for architecture and design.

Emely was awarded a scholarship to be part of the 2017 Emerging Leaders in Architecture program by AIA Virginia. She recently became a registered architect in Virginia, and is working on becoming a LEED Accredited Professional. She remains proactive and seeks out opportunities for personal and professional growth.