March 15-19, 2021
Submit your Healthcare Project - Submissions are due March 16 by 5pm ET Submit today
Learn about the deep retrofit that transformed this 1970s concrete high-rise, resulting in dramatically improved performance and occupant experience. The session will also include analysis methods and strategies to reduce embodied carbon in adaptive reuse and other architectural projects. March 19 - Earn 1 LU/HSW Learn more
Whether you are drafting a contract or reviewing one, becoming familiar with common terminology will help you better understand the contract. Geared towards construction contract novices, this webinar will walk you through basic terminology that you may recognize but not fully understand. March 22 - Register today
Economic Outlook
The next Architecture Billings Index comes out on March 24. AIA Chief Economist, Kermit Baker, Hon. AIA, will walk you through the latest data and its impact on firms at his monthly webinar on March 25 (registration required)
Call for jurors: 2022 Fellowship jury
The call for jurors for the 2022 Fellowship Jury is now open. We need individuals whose fellowship experience includes Design, Practice, and Education, Research, and Literature. Candidates from Florida, the Gulf States, Michigan, New England, New Jersey, and Texas are of particular interest. Applications are due March 31 at 5pm Eastern. Learn more
Webinar: K-12 Update 
Please mark your calendars for April 1 for a K-12 update, where we will discuss engagement opportunities and resources your component should consider throughout the year. With schools re-opening, we'll need to understand better how to collaborate to reach future architects in the coming months. Register today
Making "drawdown buildings" is much less complicated than you think! This session will explore tools for calculating embodied carbon emissions and carbon storage in materials, including environmental product declarations, LCA software, carbon emission databases, and biogenic carbon databases. April 5 - Earn 1 LU/HSW Register today
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
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. While January’s index showed a continued decline in billings, fewer firms reported declines, and inquiries into new work reached the highest level since February 2020. Read more
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.
Access complimentary construction economic news and construction forecasts Economic resources from ConstructConnect
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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!
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.
Fore a Great Cause!
Are you ready for some golf, networking, and the opportunity to support programming that makes Michigan's communities and the lives of its residents better through architecture? Join MAF for the annual Fore a Great Cause Golf Outing on May 24, 2021.  The fun-filled afternoon includes a boxed lunch, putting green, 9-hole scramble, prizes, putting contest, afterglow reception with networking, and a silent charity auction - all in a safe environment. REGISTER NOW!
Hugh Newell Jacobsen, award-winning modernist architect passed away March 4, 2021. Hugh was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., on March 11, 1929, and spent his early years in what he termed a “Coca-Cola Colonial,” a cookie-cutter version of the real thing. His father, a meat importer, became an official with the War Shipping Administration during World War II and relocated the family to Washington. Obituary
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.
03/17/2021 (Wed. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
03/24/2021 (Wed. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
04/07/2021 (Wed. 12:00pm - 1:00pm)
March 18, 1:00pm ET: Blended Cements for Reduced Carbon Footprint of Concrete (1 LU | HSW) 
Join industry expert Jamie Farny from the Portland Cement Association as he provides an introduction to the ASTM C595 blended cements standard, including Portland-Limestone cements, as well as an in-depth look at the formulation and performance of PLC’s and other blended cements. Register Today!
Lawrence Technological University Lecture Series Thursday, March 18 6:00PM
Design is Ceremony Chris Cornelius

During his presentation, Professor Cornelius will be speaking about how he incorporates timeless Indigenous values in contemporary architecture. Chris’s work posits Indigenous design thinking can be a tool to de-colonize design. The talk + Q & A is available Zoom link and YouTube link
By attending Legislative Day, you’re building relationships, helping to influence change and make a difference.

Let your voice be heard and Register today!

Kickoff Webinar - Thurs., March 18th | 8:00 – 9:30 AM

During the kickoff, will walk through all the logistics and talking points that will be discussed during the legislative meetings which will occur the following day.
Detroit Mercy School of Architecture Lecture Series with Zena Howard, FAIA
Wed., March 31st at 5pm
Principal and Managing Director of Perkins&Will, Zena's work focuses on culturally-significant projects, such as the Motown Museum Expansion in Detroit - More Information
The 2021 Virtual Hip Hop Architecture Camp® Internship Program -  More Information
Detroit Mercy SOA Alumni Virtual Gathering
Thurs., Mar. 18 - More Information
It’s in the Details - with MWA + Firestone
Tues., Mar. 23 - More Information

Detroit 2030 District Architect Spotlight: NORR
Thurs., Mar. 25 - More Information

AIAD:COMMONS with Mona Lisa Construction
Tues., Mar. 30 - POSTPONED

The Restorative Impact of Perceived Open Space - with Sky Factory
Thurs., Apr. 1 - More Information

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

Passing the ARE 5.0 - General Study Tips Webinar
Thurs., Mar. 18 - More Information

Design for Integration | AIA Framework for Design Excellence LIVE Webinar
Thurs., Mar. 18 - More Information

March Virtual Lunch & Learn Sessions
Fri.., Mar. 26 - More Information

2021 Student Scholarship Program
Applications due April 5th - More Information

Mineral Wool Core Panels: Innovative, Sustainable Fire Resistive Wall Construction 
Thurs., Mar. 18 - More Information

Learning in Lockdown: Pella: Glazing Strategies for Sound Control
Tues., March 23 - Zoom Link

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

CEU Relay Day - virtual - attend one or more of the planned three (3) sessions
Fri. April 16 - Eventbrite invitations will be sent for each session - Save the date!

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.

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

Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo, MI
3.8.2021 Western Michigan University is seeking a Project Manager Architect. Applicants must apply online here. Closing date March 12th. To learn more about Western Michigan University 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
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Free AIAU courses for AIA members
ArchiPrep® Meet the newest ARE® prep resource from AIA
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

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

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