Virginia Chapter


TRIUMVIRATE: Tyler Gifford, County of Albemarle; Paul O'Keef, Virginia Tech University; Lora Toothman, Chesterfield County Public Schools

PAST PRESIDENT: Derek Wilson, University of Virginia

PROGRAMMING: Daniel Buchta, Barton Malow

TREASURER - Jeff Moore, University of Virginia

Seeking news, networking opportunities, and workshops with the latest industry issues? Contact the COAA-Virginia Chapter with your fresh ideas, to update your contact information, join the leadership committee, or just stay connected for all the latest chapter happenings.


Upcoming Events

Coming July 24!

Mark your calendars! The COAA-VA Chapter is thrilled to invite you to the Hard-Hat Tour of Carilion's Crystal Spring Tower project in the heart of Roanoke, VA! Thanks to the generous support of Robins & Morton/Branch Builds, this exclusive event promises a firsthand look at the exciting developments underway.

Get ready to explore over 500,000 square feet of innovative construction, including the addition of a parking structure and pedestrian bridge to the esteemed Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital campus. Dive deep into the intricacies of project coordination with insights into lean processes and strategies for fostering effective stakeholder communication. Plus, don't miss out on the chance to connect and mingle during our post-tour social event. Save the date and stay tuned for more details – you won't want to miss this enlightening experience!


Up your project leadership game by joining COAA.
Sharpen your saw even further by helping lead the COAA-VA chapter.

The value of COAA membership is off-the-charts high. An entire Owner organization can join for $1,050/year. For an organization with 25 staff in the planning/design/construction department, that means a cost of only $42/person. Beyond the tangible benefits – especially for Emerging Pros (age 35 or younger) – membership also opens the door to engagement and volunteer opportunities. Give back to the industry, network with like-minded and motivated peers, direct the future of the organization, and build your resume.

The ball is in your court! If you are interested in learning more about COAA membership and/or volunteer opportunities, contact Jessica Bonin at