Corey Clayborne Appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to Serve on APELSCIDLA Board


Corey Clayborne pictured standing third from the left

Wiley|Wilson Project Manager Corey Clayborne, AIA, NCARB, was appointed by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe to serve on the Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, Certified Interior Designers and Landscape Architects (APELSCIDLA). Corey’s four-year term on the board begins July 1, 2015 and ends June 30, 2019. He was sworn in by Secretary of the Commonwealth Levar Stoney on September 4, 2015.

The APELSCIDLA board is a Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) board. DPOR Boards issue professional credentials, licenses, certificates, and registrations to ensure the minimum competency necessary to practice without harming the public. Regulatory boards determine the minimum standards necessary to enter a profession and qualify applicants based on a combination of education, experience, and examination. DPOR also enforces standards of professional conduct. The agency investigates reports of regulatory violations and seeks to obtain compliance with the law or, when necessary, discipline the licensee.

“I am honored that Governor McAuliffe has appointed me to serve on this board due to my previous contributions to the profession of architecture,” Corey said. “This is a highly competitive and sought after appointment in the architectural field. This board will expose me, in depth, to the regulatory side of the profession. My experience with NCARB boards and AIA will position me well to be successful.”

An award-winning, licensed architect, Corey joined Wiley|Wilson in 2004 in the architectural department and was named project manager in 2009. As project manager, Corey has directed and designed a variety of projects for many of the firm’s local, state, and federal government clients. He is a licensed architect in Virginia and the District of Columbia, certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), and a LEED Accredited Professional by the US Green Building Council. During his career, Corey has served in Director and Vice President roles for local, state, and regional American Institute of Architects (AIA) components. In 2016, he will serve as President of the AIA Richmond component. Additionally, he has been appointed by several NCARB Presidents to serve on several of their committees to advance the profession. Corey earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Tech in 2004.

According to Neil McSweeney, PE, Wiley|Wilson Senior Vice President, Corey is the ideal candidate for appointment to this board. “Corey is a seasoned and well-respected professional in this industry and his guidance and insight will be invaluable to Governor McAuliffe,” Neil explained. “Corey’s career is marked by his engaged involvement in organizations that promote architecture and encourage young professionals. Wiley|Wilson is thrilled by his appointment, and we are confident Corey will exceed the Governor’s expectations.”