DVA

At The Branch, it is our mission to elevate awareness of the transformative power of architecture and design.

designVA is an organization for young professionals who share a passion for architecture and design. The goal of designVA is to foster educational, outreach, and networking opportunities for young professionals and advocates throughout our community; while continuing its support of The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design.  Membership is open to individuals ages 21 to 40 of all backgrounds and skills.

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2020 Calendar of Events


designMORNINGS – 7:00 am

FEBRUARY 13 | 3 North Office – Pattern Building at Tredegar

APRIL 9 | Fairfield Area Library or Libbie Mill Library

JUNE 11 | VCU Scott Building | 909 W. Franklin Street

AUGUST 13 | The Pump House | 1708 Pump House Drive

OCTOBER 8 | Purcell Construction (2525 Main Project) | 2525 E. Main Street

DECEMBER 10 | VCU College of Engineering | 601 W. Main Street


designHOURS – 5:30 pm

JANUARY 16 | Tobacco Company |

MARCH 12 | Greenleaf’s Pool Room| 100 N. 6th Street

MAY 14 | Starr Hill Brewery | 3406 W. Leigh Street

JULY 9 | Hotel Greene | 508 E. Franklin Street

SEPTEMBER 10 | Top Golf | 2308 Westwood Avenue

NOVEMBER 12 | The Jasper | 3113 W. Cary Street


Other Events of Note to Mark Your Calendar

MARCH 5 | 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm | Hard Hat Happy Hour

MARCH 28 | 10k with designVA and The Branch [CANCELLED]


Holiday Party

DECEMBER 8 | 7:00 pm | Cox’s House


designVA Board Meetings

5:30 pm | The Branch Museum | 2501 Monument Avenue

FEBRUARY 4

APRIL 7

JUNE 2

AUGUST 4

OCTOBER 6

2020 designVA Board:

President – Web Martin – WTM@danielco.net

President Elect – Megan Cox – mmcoxdesign@gmail.com

VP of Governance – Jacob Dyer – jacob@gulfseaboard.com

VP of Finance – Tyler Benckert – tbenckert@purcellconstruction.com

VP of Outreach – Mitchell Cox – mcox@mbpce.com

VP of Events – Eddie Sharp – ejsharp84@aol.com

Members At Large:

Matt Mallory – mmallory@riversidebrick.com 

Patrick Coor – pcoor@moorefinancialservices.com

Michael Saferight – msaferight@purcellconstruction.com