Monday Minutes
December 6-10, 2021
Missed the 41st Annual Statewide Preservation Conference? Continue to register to watch 2021 Conference session recordings. Access to session recordings through 12/31/2021 Learn More and Register
USGBC Detroit Region Events
December 9 - ENC LEED Case Study: Fostoria HS - More Information
Making our Lives Better Through Architecture

Through our grants, student scholarships, and free architecture-related programming, MAF makes life better through architecture. None of it would be possible without the support of our generous donors.

As the year closes out, please consider making a year-end contribution to the Michigan Architectural Foundation. MAF is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, and your gift is tax-deductible. READ MORE
Component Update
Join us for this unique conversation where we'll explore the concept of beauty from two perspectives in neuroscience and the natural and built environment. Dec 9, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 03:30 PM (ET) Learn more
Critical care design: The history and future Panel discussion led by Frank Zilm on the history and future of critical care unit design. Panelists include distinguished healthcare design professionals and professors as well as notable, credentialed nightingale professors of nursing. Earn 1 LU/HSW Dec 14, 2021 from 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM (ET) Register today
Working across housing typologies Join us for this session to learn about innovative models of practice and projects that are diversifying the housing market. Discover what single-family and multi-family housing can learn from each other, and how firms are structuring their practices to tackle an array of housing typologies and mission-driven work. Earn 1 LU Dec 15, 2021 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM (ET) Register
COTE® Top Ten 2022 call for submissions are now open Celebrating its 26th year, the Committee on the Environment (COTE®) Top Ten Awards is the industry's best-known award program for sustainable design excellence. Awarded projects will demonstrate a holistic vision of architecture, exemplified across the ten measures of AIA's Framework for Design Excellence. Deadline: January 13th, 2022, 5pm EST Learn more
Nominations are open for the 2022 elections Architect members in good standing may declare candidacy for AIA elected national office (2023 First Vice President or 2023-2024 Secretary). Individuals eligible for selection as a 2023-2025 At-large Director, per the Bylaws, may also declare candidacy. Deadline: Monday, February 14, 2022 at 5pm EST
Tuition and ARE Scholarships Applications for tuition scholarships and additional ARE grants. Architect Registration Exam (ARE) candidates, and licensed architects pursuing enrichment opportunities. Apply today
K-12 Resources - Watch today and view the Presentation
Access complimentary construction economic news and construction forecasts Economic resources from ConstructConnect
Best Practice: Architecture as a value proposition
Firm Survey Report Available for FREE
Download the MI Practice Advisory
Emerging Professional Resources
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). Please contact AIA Southwest Michigan
NCARB Remote (or online) proctoring enables candidates to take the ARE in a private location that meets specific requirements.
ArchiPrep® ARE® prep resource from AIA
Chapter Events
Rescheduled Eastpointe Designers' Charrette: Parking Lot to Event Space
Sat., Jan. 29, 2022 - More Information

AIA Grand Rapids COTE: Design for Change
Thurs., Dec. 16 - More Information

Construction tour of the Kalamazoo Gospel Ministries new Women & Children's Shelter
Thurs., Dec. 9 - More Information

Sustainability Resources
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!
Job Board
The Think Shop Architects, Detroit, MI
12.6.2021 The Think Shop Architects is seeking a Draftsperson and a Project Architect. To learn more about The Think Shop Architects visit

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport, Grand Rapids, MI
12.6.2021 The Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority (GFIAA) is seeking statements of qualifications from interested firms to provide Detailed Design, Procurement Support, and Construction Support for the rehabilitation of the airfield lighting, controls, and electrical system at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 pm local time on January 5, 2022. View Request for Qualifications for further information. To learn more about the Gerald R. Ford International Airport visit

Quinn Evans, Ann Arbor/Detroit, MI
11.19.2021 Quinn Evans is seeking an Architectural Designer, Architect and Senior Architect. To learn more about Quinn Evans visit

HED, Southfield, MI
11.16.2021 HED is seeking an Architectural Designer. To learn more about HED visit

TMP Architecture, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI
11.16.2021 TMP Architecture, Inc. is seeking a Project Architect, Project Designer, Project Manager and Interior Designer. To learn more about TMP Architecture visit
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Covid Updates, Resources & Assessment Tools
Business Planning Many companies say that vaccination is one of the most important variables 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.
Built around health: The impact of COVID-19 on urbanism Learn More