March 8-12, 2021
Do you wonder if you’re signing an unfair construction contact? Join us for a free webinar as legal experts examine 5 warning signs to look for and avoid when reviewing a contract. Thurs., March 11 - Earn 1 LU Register today
Submit your Healthcare Project - Submissions are due March 16 by 5pm ET Submit today
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!
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.
REMINDER: Apply Through 4/1 for Michigan Architectural Foundation's 2021 Scholarships
Do you know a student enrolled in a graduate architecture program at one of Michigan’s colleges and universities? Applications are now being accepted for MAF’s 2021 Scholarships. Deadline is April 1, 2021. Find out more.
Gary Johnson, AIA & Laura tragically passed away in February. Gary worked for TowerPinkster since the early 1980’s, most recently as Architectural Specification Writer.

Gary was an active member of the AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter. He served as a director on the chapter board, he volunteered as a guest speaker, and he frequently attended regular chapter meetings.

In lieu of a funeral there will be a memorial service for Gary and his wife, Laura, on Saturday, June 26, 2021. All family and friends are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in honor of Gary to the Leukemia Foundation. Obituary
John David Kohler, AIA passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 28, 2021.

John was a registered Architect in Michigan and Ohio and began his 47-year architectural career working for Richards, Bauer and Moorehead in Toledo, OH, and D.H. Dunbar in Monroe, MI, before establishing the architectural firm John D. Kohler Architect, P.C. in 1977, which he operated for 37 years before passing this legacy on to his sons Mark and Keith.

To honor the life of John D. Kohler, his family plans to hold an outdoor memorial service in the summer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Education Foundation of the Monroe Public Schools. Obituary
Lawrence Technological University Lecture Series Imani Day EVIDENCE : Inequities in the Built Environment Thurs., March 11 at 6:00PM As architects, we are tasked with protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public, yet we often overlook aspects of the built environment that are complicit in the uneven allocation of resources in communities of color. This presentation seeks to build a framework for eliminating the choice to ignore these examples by intentionally combating these injustices with design. The talk + Q & A is available via Zoom and YouTube
*image (c) Eric Laignel, Design by Gensler
By attending Legislative Day, you’re building relationships, helping to influence change and make a difference.

Let your voice be heard and register by March 12th to guarantee your appointments! 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.
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Featured Artwork; Hope & Joy, 40″H X 50″W, oil on canvas by EC Artist, Robert Piatek
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
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
Mass Timber: A Two-Part Series with the BCRC
Wed., Mar. 10 & 17 - More Information

BEC's Specifying High-Performance Coatings for Maximum Value
Thurs., Mar. 11 - 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 - More Information

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

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

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

Carbon Neutrality Series - Session 3 - University of Michigan and Local Institution Energy Reduction/Carbon Neutrality Plans and Accomplishments
Tues., Mar. 9 - More Information

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.

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

Thank you and with great appreciation,
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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
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