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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
Agendas are available prior to meetings.
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Minutes are also available following approval.
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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, Vice-Chair
  • Michael Cheselka 
  • Laine Hyde  
  • Dale Sawaya 

Staff Representative
Hyojung Garland, (703) 255-6347
Deputy Director

Jennifer Murphy, (703) 255-6349
Planning Specialist