Communities in Europe in the past few decades have already been filling the void that results when the church no longer functions as the social condenser in society. All across the continent, churches and cathedrals have been repurposed into everything ranging from hotels to disco clubs to skate parks.
In 2022, AIA Northern Virginia decided to let its lease expire on its c. 1870 Chapter House on Duke Street in Alexandria. Inform sat down for a conversation with AIA Northern Virginia Executive Director Jaclyn Toole, Assoc. AIA, to talk about the unique process that led to this decision.
Travel has changed over the last two years. The uptick in flexible schedules and remote work means people are leaving home for longer periods of time and traveling to new—and unusual—destinations. Here’s a roundup of the more unique, off-the-beaten-path retreats throughout the state.