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Architectural Review Board

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ARB insignia.b&wThe Fauquier County Architectural Review Board (ARB) was established in 1976 in conformance with a resolution adopted by the Board of Supervisors pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 22, Title 15.2 of the Code of Virginia. The mission of the ARB is to protect against the deterioration, destruction, and encroachment upon Fauquier County historic properties and cultural areas and to encourage uses that lead to their continuance, conservation, and improvement.  


Through the authority enacted by Article 14, Part 3 of the Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance, the Architectural Review Board is charged with specific duties, including but not limited to:

  • advising and assisting the Board of Supervisors, the Planning Commission and other County departments and agencies in matters involving historically significant sites and buildings, such as appropriate land use on and around historic properties;
  • conducting studies deemed necessary to discern the best means of preserving and utilizing historic assets in the County; and
  • providing public preservation education for Fauquier County citizens and advising historic property owners regarding the best treatment options for historic resources. 


The ARB is comprised of seven (7) regular and voting members, all of whom must be Fauquier County residents with a demonstrated knowledge of and interest in the preservation of historic and architectural landmarks. One member is required to serve from each of the five County magisterial districts; another member is required to represent the Planning Commission; and the last member is designated citizen-at-large. Member terms run in four year increments.


Board Member/Staff Representing Term Expiration
John (Jack) LaMonica
Marshall District
G. Robert Lee
Planning Commission
Kristie Kendall
Cedar Run District
Center District
John Toler 
Scott District
Bryan Jacobs Lee District 01/14/2023
Mary M. Root
Wendy Wheatcraft*
Community Development (Staff)
Phone: (540) 422-8210
 *Denotes Staff Lead

Fauquier County Historic Preservation Award

The Architectural Review Board (ARB) presents the Fauquier County Historic Preservation Award annually to a deserving individual, group, organization, or business that has made a significant contribution to the preservation and/or protection of historic resources in Fauquier County. Nominations are accepted through March 31. An award recipient is selected in May. To review the award criteria and see a list of potential project examples, click on the following link.

Award Criteria & Project Examples

Do you know a Fauquier County resident, organization, or group deserving of this award? Submit an Award Nomination! See the link below.

Fauquier County Historic Preservation Award Nomination

Additional Links


Built Before the War: the Hidden Legacy of Fauquier County’s Enslaved & Free Black Tradesmen

Carpenters, stone & brick masons, blacksmiths, house joiners, stone fencers—all of these building trade occupations were held by enslaved and free black men during the early years of Fauquier County.  Join us on May 18 as we learn more about these craftsmen and honor their contributions to the county’s built environment.

Event free and open to the public. 

Sponsored by the Fauquier County Community Development Department, the Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County, and the Fauquier County Architectural Review Board 

For more information, contact (540) 422-8210 or  See the attached flyer for details. 

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Enslaved-Tradesmen Program Flyer - May 18, 2019

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