Gina Volpicelli Receives the 2019 ‘Wieb’ Award

December 16, 2019
Written by: CREW Northern Virginia
Gina Volpicelli, AIA, is the 2019 recipient of the John ‘Wieb’ Wiebenson Award from the Washington Architectural Foundation (WAF) and the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA|DC).

Gina is passionate about broadening the reach and understanding of the built environment through what has been her most rewarding professional experience to date: working with elementary and middle school students through the WAF’s Architecture in the Schools (AIS) program. By volunteering in AIS, she has exercised the students’ analytical and creative skills through the architectural design process and has applied what is learned in the classroom to the built environment. Since 2011, she has been a volunteer and has co-developed WAF single and multi-session workshop activities for programs including the Tools of the Trade, Archi-Builder, and Summer Camp. These programs inspire an interest in the built environment, but perhaps more importantly, they leave students feeling empowered to influence their communities.

Volpicelli is a Senior Associate at Shalom Baranes Associates and has recently joined the Board of Directors of the Washington Architectural Foundation. She is a member of CREW Northern Virginia and has served on the Board of Directors from 2014-1016 as Director of the Community Action Committee. She was a mentor in the chapter’s inaugural Connecting Future Leaders Mentoring Program, now the CNCC Connecting Leaders Mentorship Program.

Gina Volpicelli
Shalom Barnes Associates