Our Mission

The Branch elevates awareness of the transformative power of architecture and design.

Our Vision

We envision a society that appreciates, supports, and embraces exemplary architecture and design … past, present, and future.

Board of Trustees:

Laura B. Cameron, Chair
John H. Crouse, AIA, LEED BD+C, Chair-Elect
Samuel W. Daniel, Vice Chair
Walter M. Dotts, III, Secretary
Thomas T. Winborne, AIA, CID, LEED AP, Treasurer
William S. Talley, AIA, LEED AP, Immediate Past-Chair

James T. Alexander IV, Trustee
Robert A. Boynton, FAIA, Trustee
Sally Brown, Trustee
Stephen A. (Kip) Caudle, Trustee
Stephen A. Coor, Hon. AIAVA, CSI, CMI, Trustee
Lori Garrett, AIA, LEED Green Associate, Trustee
Meril Gerstenmaier, Trustee
Richard Wells Gresham, AIA, LEED AP, Trustee
Kathleen S. Kilpatrick, Trustee
Marc B. Moyers, CPA, Trustee
Kathryn Tyler Prigmore, FAIA, NOMA, Trustee
Joseph H. Seipel, Dean Emeritus, VCU School of the Arts, Trustee
Robert A. Steele, AIA, Trustee


Executive Director: Penelope C. Fletcher
Event Director: Kathleen Bagenstose
Development and Membership Manager: Chelsea Kashani
Special Projects and Grants Manager: Jennifer VanSteenburgh
Visitor and Tenant Services Manager: Manon Loustaunau
Facilities Coordinator: JaMaar Hunt
Preservation Coordinator: Leslie Naranjo
Visitor Services + Volunteer Coordinator: Lesley Boggs
Visitor Services Assistant:  Cindy Song
Visitor Services Assistant: Alvin Whiteside