April 19-23, 2021
AIA Conference on Architecture 2021
Jun 17, Jul 8, Jul 29, Aug 19

AIA is hosting an all-digital event featuring some of the biggest names in architecture and design. Over four days, they'll cover the timely topics that matter to your practice now: Firm resilience, sustainable practice, community engagement, and building efficiencies. Each day includes seminars, product demos, activities, and more. There are also eight keynote events—let's just say they've cooked up something special. Hurry! Tickets are $99 for AIA members through May 4. Register Today!
AIA Michigan Design Perspectives (CAM Magazine April 2021 Issue) - Change: The One Guarantee in Healthcare for 2021 Authored by Kimberly Montague, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP, NCARB - Read the Article
AIA's Architecture Billings Index is a recognized leading indicator for nonresidential construction and is available to AIA members for free. February's index showed billings return to the positive side for the first time in a year. Firms also reported they expect fewer employees to work full-time in the office post-pandemic. Learn more
Incorporating renewable energy into your projects is easier and more affordable than ever. AIA’s newest resource is a starter guide to help you meet your client’s goals while contributing to a more sustainable, distributed electric grid. Learn more
Creating healthy communities: People own what they help create
Attendees will learn the processes used to engage a vulnerable, underserved population in Tempe, Arizona. The project team will also discuss how this process facilitated a health care facility responsive to the community’s needs and aspirations. April 13 - Earn 1 LU HSW Register today
This session explores how design engages with water, conservation, water quality protection, and how resilient design responds to rainfall, storms, and flooding. We will also discuss how design offers teachable moments of water as a resource and mutable element. April 15 at 2:00PM ET Learn more
AAH stipends, ranging from $2,000 to-20,000, support students and emerging professionals pursuing their interest in health care design. Submit your application by April 23 at 5pm ET. Learn more
Last summer, NOMA and AIA Board members met to strengthen the relationship between the two organizations. The conversation proceedings were compiled as a resource for components interested in hosting similar local conversations. Learn more
Firm billings for January 2021
AIA's Architecture Billings Index is a recognized leading indicator for nonresidential construction and is available to AIA members for free. Read more
Access complimentary construction economic news and construction forecasts Economic resources from ConstructConnect
Latest residential firm trends Access the latest releases today
Free Resume Review on Career Center AIA Career Center.
On-demand Housing and Community Development videos Learn more
New Visual Identity Implemented To Support AIA Priorities Read More
Making the 2030 Commitment work for your small firm Learn More
Best Practice: Architecture as a value proposition
Firm Survey Report Available for FREE
Please download the MI Practice Advisory and share with your colleagues!
Business Planning
Many companies say that vaccination is one of the most important variables influencing return-to-office plans. But can firms require employees to be vaccinated for COVID-19 before returning to the office? AIA’s General Counsel discusses considerations for mandatory vaccination policies. As businesses grapple with next steps, Harvard Business Review offers four strategies for Making the Hybrid Workplace Fair and McKinsey shares their latest perspectives on COVID-19’s implications for business.
COVID-19 Re-opening tools & resources 
How AIA contracts address the COVID-19 pandemic
Built around health: The impact of COVID-19 on urbanism Learn More
NCARB Remote (or online) proctoring enables candidates to take the ARE in a private location that meets specific requirements.
Between the Pages: Publication Celebrates Architecture and Achievements of AIA Huron Valley Members
AIA Huron Valley's annual AWARDS booklet features projects designed by chapter members, and recognizes those who have made positive contributions to the profession and their communities. The 2021 edition of the booklet was funded with the help of a MAF Architecture Awareness Grant. Read More
2021 Honor Awards Call for Submissions

Click here to register for the AIAMI Individual Recognition, and AIAMI Firm of the Year

Click here to download submission requirements for Awards

AIAMI Recognition & Firm Submissions due April 30th
Attention Emerging Professionals!
Ever wanted to ask the difficult questions without the pressure of an interview? Want to know what firms are looking for when trying to recruit new talent? Now’s your chance to speak with several firms about the burning questions on your mind. This is a FREE event.
04/27/2021 (Tue. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)                    

04/28/2021 (Wed. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)

05/04/2021 (Tue. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)              
April COMMONS with Snøheta - Mon., April 26 - Register today!
The AIA International Region is excited to announce a one-day virtual conference on April 26th on how the profession can move towards a sustainable future. Explore how architecture can provide solutions to environmental crises, respond proactively to the call for climate action, and help create a net positive built environment for all.

Attendance is free and open to all, whether you are an AIA member or not. All sessions will be available on-demand for a week following the conference day. AIA members can receive continuing education credit. 

Keynotes will include Ed Mazria, FAIA (CEO of Architecture 2030 & AIA 2021 Gold Medalist), and Ken Yeang, Hon FAIA. Register Today!
AIA Wisconsin 2021 Conference - Ethical Architecture Conference for human-centered design April 26-29, 2021

AIA Wisconsin is excited to partner with their neighbors AIA Chicago, NOMA, and IIDA Wisconsin to create interdisciplinary, geographically relevant programming, showing us that a virtual conference can be a real moment of celebration and opportunity, not a second-best Plan B. Register Today!
OldCastle Webinars - Free for AIA Michigan Members
Virtual SAP (Safety Assessment Program) training with AIA Illinois and AIA Wisconsin!

AIA Illinois will be hosting a virtual SAP Training April 22 & 23, 2021. Because this event is virtual, they are open to folks from other states joining, just do be aware that while the SAP training is all hazards, there will be examples and hazards specific to Illinois and neighboring states.

SAP (Safety Assessment Program) training will allow architects, engineers and building officials to become certified to inspect and assess buildings after a natural disaster. This will allow you to participate as a volunteer in assisting the local building officials as they work to evaluate the damage to buildings in the community. This allows people to return to their homes more quickly or start the process of rebuilding.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI or Jon DenBoer, AIA.
May 11-15, 2021 - virtual

This year's theme is "Connections: People, Pathways and Preservation" Register Today!
Mid Summer Conference will be August 5-8 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. The committee has planned many continuing education seminars, tours and family activities that will be sure to please everyone. The Grand is taking measures to socially distance and provide a safe and healthy environment.
The registration deadline for the hotel and conference registration is July 6, 2021. We are not guaranteed conference rates past the deadline.

This year there are many changes planned at the grand. Please check out this link for a “Grand Sneak Peak”
The 2021 Virtual Hip Hop Architecture Camp® Internship Program -  More Information
Structure Monitoring Technology: Making the Invisible Visible with MWA
Wed., Apr. 21 - More Information
April COMMONS with Snøheta
Mon., April 26 - More Information

BEC-GD Roof Day Expo
Thur., May 6 - More Information

2021 AIA Detroit Honor Awards Call for Project Entries
Registrations due Friday, May 28 - More Information

Scholarship Applications must be postmarked by May 1, 2021 Scholarship Application and Press Release

3rd Annual Absolutely Accessible Kent Technical Workshop
Tues., April 20 - More Information

April Virtual Lunch and Learn
Fri., April 23 - More Information

Golf outing
Wed., June 30 - More Information

Ann Arbor 2030 District, Washtenaw Contractors Association, and AIA Huron Valley Carbon Neutrality Educational Webinar Series (listed below)

Tues., April 13 - Electrification of Building Systems--Case studies - More Information

Tues., May 11 - Material Embodied Carbon Reduction & Whole Building Life Cycle Recommendations for Concrete & Steel Specifications - More Information

Tues., June 8 - Zero Code/ASHRAE 90.1 2019/Benchmarking ordinances - More Information

Tues., July 13 - On-site and Off-site Renewable Energy Planning & Procurement - More Information

Tues., Aug. 10 - NZE Communities & Multifamily Projects - More Information

Tues., Sept. 14 - Building Tune-ups & Rx Commissioning/Envelope Commissioning - More Information

Tues., Oct. 12 - Decarbonization in Existing Buildings & Historic Properties - More Information

One Story in One Photo Photography Contest
Due by May 31th, 2021 - More Information

Virtual Membership Meeting - Webinar  
Thurs., April 15 - More Information

Architects Afterhours
Tues., April 27 - More Information

Learning in Lockdown: Sherwin Williams: High Performance Coatings for Commercial Spaces
Tues., April 13 - Zoom Link

Learning in Lockdown: Bradley/New Century: Solid Surface Solutions for Washstations
Tues., April 27 - Zoom Link

Learning in Lockdown: SMARTci
Tues., May 11 - Zoom Link

Learning in Lockdown: Georgia Pacific/MWA: Exterior Gypsum
Tues., May 25 - Zoom Link

6/8/21 - Learning in Lockdown: Scranton Products: Sustainable & Contemporary Locker Solutions for All Purposes

6/22/21 - Learning in Lockdown: J+J Flooring: Introduction to Carpet Specifications

7/13/21 - Learning in Lockdown: EcoSurroundings: Biophilic Design

7/27/21 - Learning in Lockdown: Spray Lock: Colloidal Silica Concrete Waterproofing

Sustainable + Contemporary Locker Solutions for All Purposes
Fri., April 16 from 8:00AM-9:00AM - More Information

Building Facade Glazing
Fri., April 16 from 9:30AM-10:30AM - More Information

AIA Michigan is Leasing out their space! If you need space or know someone that is looking to lease click HERE for more information!
APAC - Architects Political Actions Committee

Please consider giving to APAC.Giving is simple, just follow the link to the APAC donation page and click on the amount you wish to give. All donations must be from personal funds, no corporate donations are allowed by law. Donating by credit card is easy and fast.

Only personal contributions allowed
Affiliations able to contribute: AIA/AIAE, FAIA, Associate AIA

Thank you and with great appreciation,
Email AIA Michigan for current ad rates!
Ferris State University, Saginaw, MI
4.19.2021 Ferris State University is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor. To learn more about WTA Architects visit

WTA Architects, Saginaw, MI
4.19.2021 WTA Architects is seeking a Business Development and Marketing Professional. To learn more about WTA Architects visit

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
4.19.2021 Wayne State University invites Design Professionals to submit Statements of Qualifications in accordance with the requirements of this Request for Qualifications for Professional Design Services for the State Hall Renovation. View RFQ here.

Cinnaire Solutions and Woodbridge Neighborhood Development, Detroit, MI
3.28.2021 Cinnaire Solutions and Woodbridge Neighborhood Development (WND) have announced an open request for proposals to develop the initial phases of a multi-use residential development. For additional details and to access the RFP, please click here.

Alliance Architects, South Bend, IN
3.23.2021 Alliance Architects is seeking two Architects for Project Manager positions, and one Engineer for an Architectural Engineering position.  To learn more about Alliance Architects visit

Diekema Hamann Architecture & Engineering, Kalamazoo, MI
3.19.2021 Diekema Hamann Architecture & Engineering is seeking a Project Coordinator and an Interior Designer. To learn more about Diekema Hamann Architecture & Engineering visit

O|X Studio, Ann Arbor, MI
3.18.2021 O|X Studio is seeking a Project ManagerProject Designer and Project Architect. To learn more about O|X Studio visit

JPRA Architects, Farmington Hills, MI
3.11.2021 JPRA Architects is seeking an Architectural Technician (REVIT). To learn more about JPRA Architects visit

Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI
3.5.2021 Michigan State University is seeking a Continuing Specialist - Teaching. Review of applications begin March 8th. To learn more about Michigan State University visit

INFORM Studio, Northville, MI
3.5.2021 INFORM Studio is seeking a Marketing Coordinator. To learn more about INFORM Studio visit

TowerPinkster, Grand Rapids/Kalamazoo, MI
3.5.2021 TowerPinkster is seeking two Project Managers a BIM Specialist, an Architectural Project Coordinator and an Architectural Designer. To learn more about TowerPinkster visit
Architect seeking Project Manager position Resume
Free AIAU courses for AIA members
ArchiPrep® Meet the newest ARE® prep resource from AIA

Executive Director of AIA Michigan: Events and Programming, Finances, Communications, Membership, Government Affairs, Sponsorship

Operations Director: Event Planning, Documents, Continuing Education, Membership, Sponsorship, Emerging Professionals

Administrative Assistant: Events, Membership, Documents, Continuing Education
AIA Michigan has Brightwood's 5.0 Study Guides. Please call 313-965-4100 or email Evelyn Dougherty

AIA Huron Valley has the ARE 5 Review Manual and the ARE 5 Practice Problems available to loan out free of charge. Please email AIA Huron Valley

AIA Saginaw Valley has the ARE materials available for their section members to borrow! If you're a member of the AIA Saginaw Valley chapter please contact AIA Saginaw Valley

AIA Southwest Michigan has the Brightwood ARE 5.0 Study Guides (physical copies & ebooks), the Ballast ARE 5.0 Review Manual, and an electronic copy of the The Architect's Handbook of Professional Practice (15th edition). All are available for members to check-out with no fee. Please contact AIA Southwest Michigan