Architectural Review Board

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) is an advisory board, to the Board of County Supervisors and other county officials, on the protection of local historical and cultural resources.  Duties include reviewing National Register Nominations and Certified Local Government grant applications; conducting an ongoing inventory of historic properties in the County and reviewing certificates of appropriateness.

When a homeowner, whose home is within a historic overlay district, performs substantial alterations or makes any changes to the outside appearance of the home they must first apply to the Architectural Review Board for a Certificate of Appropriateness.  Virginia law requires any locality with one or more historic district to designate a review board that reviews and issues a Certificate of Appropriateness for structural alteration and/or demolition within the historic district/districts.  The ARB serves as a review board for the Buckland Historic Overlay District which is the only historic overlay district currently within the County.

A majority of ARB members must have professional experience in one of the following fields: architecture, archaeology, history, or planning.  In addition, ARB members are required to attend State approved training on a yearly basis.

When there is an agenda the ARB usually meets on the second Wednesday of the month.  Meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are held in the Development Services Building, 5 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA 22192 or the James J. McCoart Administration Building, 1 County Complex Court, Prince William, VA  22192 or as noted below. 

ARB meetings are open to the public.

The next regular meeting of the ARB will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 7:00 p. m. in the Potomac Conference Room of the  James J. McCoart Administration Building 

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The Agenda is usually posted five days before the meeting.

Click on a link below to view the approved brief from that meeting. 

Architectural Review Board - Meeting Briefs
April 8, 2015​ ​May 13, 2015
January 8, 2014 ​March 12, 2014 July 9, 2014​ October 8, 2014​ February 11, 2015​
January 9, 2013​ March 13, 2013​ ​May 8, 2013 July 10, 2013​ Oct. 9, 2013
​March 8, 2012 April 19, 2012​ May 30, 2012 June 20, 2012 Oct. 10, 2012​


To confirm meeting schedule or for further information contact Toni Brzyski at 703-792-6832 or email to

Architectural Review Board Members
Name Contact Information Representation Term Expires
David W. Blake
8230 Buckland Mill Road
Gainesville, VA 20155


Kirk Copeland
12240 Stevenson Court
Lake Ridge, VA  22192

703-490-9191 (o)



Gail H. Johnson
8150 Cancun Court
Gainesville, VA  20155

703-753-0204 (h)



Elizabeth Long, Vice Chairman




​Vito Losardo, Jr., Chairman
6901 Broadleaf Terrace
Gainesville, VA  20155


703-743-1443 (h)

Vincent W. Musashe
15032 Holleyside Drive
Dumfries, VA  22025
703-851-2707 (o)
703-680-0953 (h)
​​Nichii Namaha-Ono



​Nancy S. Pickens
16087 Deer Park Drive
Dumfries, VA  22026

703-993-2644 (o)
703-670-4345 (h)


Justin Patton, County Archaeologist,
Planning Office Liaison

Toni Brzyski, ARB Secretary