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Board of Architectural Review


  • Third Thursday of each month
  • 8 pm  
  • Council Chamber at Town Hall
    127 Center Street S
    Vienna, VA 22180

Agendas & Minutes
BAR agendas and minutes are available through the Town's online agenda management system. For minutes from 2017 meetings or earlier, please email the staff representative.

The Board of Architectural Review (BAR) examines and approves plans for commercial buildings, signs, and landscaping to ensure that new construction is not bizarre or garish and is harmonious and compatible with existing buildings.The board is concerned primarily with appearance and aesthetic features in commercial construction, but also considers any construction activities in single-family detached residential zones other than single-family housing.

Please see Forms and Applications for BAR forms related to exterior modifications and signage. All potential applicants should speak with a staff representative before filing.


  • Paul Layer, Chair
  • Roy Baldwin
  • Michael Cheselka  
  • Patty Hanley
  • Laine Hyde, Vice Chair

Staff Representative
Andrea West, 703-255-7858

Sharmaine Abaied, 703-255-6334
Planning Specialist