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Virginia E. Marquardt, AIA
Senior Associate California Region, DLR Group

Virginia E. Marquardt, AIA, LEED AP, CDT, is an architect and a mentor. She graduated with honors from Louisiana Tech University and has spent the past 16 years not only leading educational, justice and civic projects, but also working to inspire the next generation of architects.

Since joining DLR Group, she has helped to launch the firm’s Intern Development Program (IDP) and served as the Phoenix IDP coordinator. Now a senior associate with the firm’s California Region, she is coordinating the firm-wide re-launch of the program.

As a project manager, Virginia is skilled at leading her team, including the client, to project success and profitability. As such, she has been designated as a future leader with DLR Group and serves as an associate member on the K-12 Forum and a representative for the Group-wide Project Manager team. Both of which contributing to the how DLR Group practices today and sets the course for the firm’s future. She has held leadership positions at the local level as AIA-Phoenix Metro’s Associate Director, Emerging Professional Director, YAF Committee Chair, Director, Secretary and Treasurer. At the regional level, she was AIA-Western Mountain Region’s Young Architect Regional Director from August 2007 through 2011. At the national level, in 2010 Virginia served on the Center for Integrated Practice Leadership Committee, from 2011-2013 Education Committee, in 2014 Membership Committee, and from 2012-2013 as the Community Director and the 2014 Vice Chair of the Young Architects Forum (YAF) Advisory Committee. Since 2010, she has reviewed and evaluated education proposals for AIA National Convention. Currently, Virginia is the 2015 Chair of the YAF

She is a licensed professional in Arizona and California as well as a LEED accredited professional and Construction Document Technologist (CDT).

Virginia is the recipient of ENR California’s Top 20 Under 40 (2015), AIA-National’s Young Architect Award (2013), AIA-Arizona’s Young Architects Citation Award (2009), and AIA-Western Mountain Regions’ Jason Pettigrew Associate AIA Memorial Leadership Scholarship (2006).

Last updated: 09-Feb-2015 02:57 PM
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