Helene Combs Dreiling, FAIA, has been elected as the 2013 first vice president/president-elect and 2014 president of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The election was held during the AIA national convention, May 17-19, 2012 in Washington, D.C.
Helene graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.Arch. in 1981. She is currently the Executive Director of the Virginia Center for Architecture.