This past August, Patrick Burke, AIA, Design Principal with MGA&D, organized and chaired the jury for the 2015 Virginia Society AIA Awards for Excellence in Architecture. Held annually, the Awards celebrate projects no older than seven years that contribute to the built environment and are clear examples of thoughtful and engaging design. This year the jury identified 8 Honor Awards, 13 Merit Awards and 8 Honorable Mention Awards in the following categories: Architecture, Contextual Design, Historic Preservation, Interior Design and Residential Design. Winners will be honored at a special session during Architecture Exchange East being held November 4 – 6, 2015 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. As jury chairperson, Patrick has been invited to speak at the conference and provide an overview of MGA&D’s current work.