- Reader Swartz
Beth Reader, FAIA, a 1986 graduate of Virginia Tech, founded Reader & Swartz Architects with her husband and business partner, Chuck Swartz, FAIA, in 1990. Her six person firm, located in a small city in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, does a wide variety of residential, commercial, and institutional projects, and has won over 80 design awards. Beth served on the Board of AIA Virginia for nine years and was the AIA Virginia president in 2020. She has lectured on her firm’s work at numerous design symposiums over the years, and has served as a juror for many architectural design award programs.