Elisabeth Sloan is the current AIA Central Virginia President. She was the Vice President from 2013 through 2015. She served on the Executive Committee of the Custom Residential Architects Network, a knowledge community of the national AIA, from 2010 through 2015. Liz graduated from the University of Virginia Architecture School in 1986 with a Master’s of Architecture. She became a licensed architect in 1989. Her undergraduate degree was from Amherst College. She received a B.A. degree in Fine Arts in 1981. 



Rob Winstead is the current AIA Central Virginia Vice President.  He received a BS ARCH from the University of Virginia and an MARCH from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.  A licensed architect since 2003, his career has been focused on sustainable design, in general, and healthy, high-performing schools in particular.  He is a member of the Architecture and Design Sustainable Design Leaders and the former Chair of the Large-Firm Roundtable Sustainability Committee.  He has been involved in a number of innovative projects, including an AIA Committee on the Environment Top Ten Project and a number of Net-Zero Energy buildings.  His work has been recognized with numerous awards for planning, design, architecture, urbanism, and sustainability.


Dan Zimmerman moved to Charlottesville in 2004 after graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with BArch in 1996 and becoming a Licensed Architect in 2000. He graduated the State AIA sponsored Emerging Leaders in Architecture academy in 2011, and has since served on several advisory committees as well as the Central Virginia AIA board since 2012. He served as President of the Board from 2014-2015.

Amber Ovitt
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Amber is a Virginia native. Born and raised in Williamsburg, she acquired her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech. In 2010, she took an opportunity to study at the Washington and Alexandria Architecture Consortium in D.C. with design students from all over the world, where she ended up staying to complete her Master of Architecture degree. Having worked in two medium-sized firms, Amber followed her love for detail and renovation work to Alloy, where she is now their Intern Architect, pursuing licensure. Amber is also the Liason for the CVAIA Emerging Professionals program.


Phoebe Crisman is an Associate Professor of Architecture and Director of the Global Environments + Sustainability program at the University of Virginia. Crisman graduated from the Harvard Graduate School of Design with a MArch in Urban Design and Carnegie Mellon with a BArch. A licensed architect since 1989, she has practiced with firms in Chicago, Cambridge, Charlottesville, Washington DC, and Hong Kong. Currently she serves on the AIAVA Board of Directors and has represented UVA on the Central Virginia AIA board since 2011.


Chris Weatherford is originally from the Charlottesville Area.   After graduating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with a BArch in 1994, Chris moved to Washington DC to start his architecture career.  He moved back to Charlottesville in 1997 to work for Heyward, Boyd and Anderson and then VMDO Architects.  Chris became a Licensed Architect in 2000 and has served as the Board Treasurer since 2012.  


Hadley Rodland has experience in architecture and design, coordination and planning, and interacting with a broad range of people. After graduating from UVA with a Minor in Architecture in 2008, her indiscriminate love of learning led her a winding path, eventually returning her to the world of architecture, as she worked as a designer and facilitator for William H. Atwood before joining the team at VMDO Architects.