October 11-15, 2021
AIA Michigan J.E.D.I. Panel: Five Firms / Four Generations A Discussion on Work Policy and Benefits Thursday, October 14, 2021 from 9:30a.m.-10:50a.m.

We have gathered panelists from five unique firms with four distinct generations represented to discuss the status of employee engagement, satisfaction, and inclusivity at each workplace.

Panel Moderator: Norm Hamman Jr., AIA – Diekema Hamann Architecture & Engineering

Ann Dilcher, AIA – Quinn Evans
Megan Fenstra Wall, AIA – Mathison|Mathison Architects
Matt Guinta, AIA – HKS, Inc.
Katie Potts, AIA – Diekema Hamann Architecture & Engineering
Libby Slaski, Associate AIA – Pure Architects
Valerie Wright, LEED AP ID+C – Diekema Hamann Architecture & Engineering
Women in Leadership Summit (WLS) 2021 virtual AIAU courses Join AIA on October 19 and November 16 as AEC recruiter Nancy Horne and career coach, Mia Scharphie, join forces to deliver two career-changing webinars to help you get what you want out of your career. The first session, "Seeking a Mid-Career Change or New Path? Strategies from an AEC Recruiter," is on October 19, at 3:00 PM EST. Register for both sessions now
7th Annual AIA Film Challenge Awards Ceremony Join AIA at 6:30 PM EST on October 21 to Celebrate the AIA Film Challenge 2021 winning films, which will be announced live! You'll also be recognizing the wonderful finalists, watching powerful films, hearing from AIA leadership, and more. Register now
Building a better world: How architects help their communities pre- and post-disaster Following the release of the 4th edition of the AIA Disaster Assistance Handbook, this free course provides an overview of the four phases of disaster management. It also explains how architects assist local efforts in responding to, recovering from, preparing for, and mitigating disaster events in their communities. October 25 - Register now

In 2005, Architecture 2030 issued the 2030 Challenge. The initiative comprised incremental carbon reduction goals over a 25-year timeline that were consistent with those called for by the global scientific community at the time. Meeting the targets would mean that all new buildings and major renovations would be zero carbon by 2030.

However, current data from the scientific community has made it clear that 2030 is too late. To meet the 1.5°C carbon budget, all new buildings and major renovations must be designed to be zero carbon today. learn more here

Achieving zero emissions from new construction will require energy efficient buildings that use no on-site fossil fuels and are 100% powered by on-site and/or off-site renewable energy.
MIM (Masonry Institute of Michigan) FREE - Meeting the Energy Code - Oct. 13 - Register Today 1HSW
Coming to a Library Near You! MAF’s Build Imagination Architectural STEAM Toy Kits

MAF is excited to announce that its Build Imagination architectural toy kits are coming soon to 15 select libraries throughout Michigan. The kits encourage STEAM learning and creativity, through fun, educational, and entertaining activities that children in grades 1-6 can complete in an hour. The kits were developed by MAF’s Rae Dumke Development Fund, in partnership with Birmingham’s Baldwin Public Library. Be sure to watch MAF’s website, social media, and future newsletter issues for more information on the kits!
Apply to be our small firm state representative The Small Firm Exchange’s annual call for volunteers is open until October 31. They are looking for volunteers who want to be a catalyst for change and positively impact the architecture profession. Given the dissolution of AIA regions, they are developing a network of state representatives to serve as liaisons —delivering small firm resources to chapters and sharing your state’s small firm concerns with AIA national. Are you a connector? Apply today
Disaster assistance: How architects can help Three expert contributors to AIA’s Disaster Assistance Handbook, which just released its fourth edition, share their experiences and advice for architects wanting to lend a hand before and after a disaster. Learn more
Firm billings for August 2021 AIA's Architecture Billings Index is a recognized leading indicator for nonresidential construction and is available to AIA members for free. August’s index reported another month of strong business conditions, with an ABI score of 55.6. Nearly two thirds of firms also indicated that their office has fully reopened. Learn more
K-12 Resources - Watch today and view the Presentation
Access complimentary construction economic news and construction forecasts Economic resources from ConstructConnect
Free Resume Review on Career Center AIA Career Center.
On-demand Housing and Community Development videos Learn more
Visual Identity Implemented To Support AIA Priorities Read More
Best Practice: Architecture as a value proposition
Firm Survey Report Available for FREE
Download the MI Practice Advisory
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
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.
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.
ArchiPrep® Meet the newest ARE® prep resource from AIA
Creating Resilient Sites and Landscape Systems Using Ecological Planning, Design & Engineering - 2030 Detroit District Spotlight Company
Thurs, Oct.14 - More Information

2022 AIA Detroit Board Nominees DUE
Fri., Oct 15 - More Information

BEC-GD 2021 Symposium
Tues., Oct 19 - More Information

Annual Business Meeting & Elections
Tues., Nov 9 - More Information

AIAGR COTE AIA+2030 Education Event: High Performance Building Systems Webinar
Tues., Oct. 12 - More Information

AIAGR COTE Education Event: Design for Equitable Communities | AIA Framework for Design Excellence Webinar
Thurs., Oct. 21 - More Information

Honor Awards Celebration
Thurs., Oct. 28 - More Information
2021 Annual Business Meeting | Opening of Election
Tues., Nov. 2 - More Information

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

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

Architect’s primer on renewable energy Incorporating renewable energy into your projects is easier and more affordable than ever. Learn more
Take action with this Sustainability Action Plan A solid Sustainability Action Plan can transform your firm. Learn more
Northampton, Massachusetts and Dubuque, Iowa have frequently outperformed larger jurisdictions on issues of climate change and resilience, emerging as leading municipalities. Learn more
AIA Michigan is Leasing out their space! If you need space or know someone that is looking to lease click HERE for more information!
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The 2021 Virtual Hip Hop Architecture Camp® Internship Program -  More Information
TMP Architecture, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI
10.8.2021 TMP Architecture, Inc. is seeking a Project Architect, Project Designer, Project Manager and Interior Designer. To learn more about TMP Architecture visit

H2A Architects Inc., Davison, MI
10.8.2021 H2A Architects, Inc. is seeking a CAD Person. To learn more about H2A Architects visit

New AIHFS Facility Project, Request for Qualifications, Detroit, MI
10.8.2021 American Indian Health and Family Services is soliciting Statements of Qualifications from qualified Architectural/Engineering Design Teams to provide professional services for design of the new AIHFS Facility Project in Detroit, MI. The facility is expected to be approximately 20,000 SF and consist of one to two stories. The professional services will include architectural, medical planning, interior design, civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, cost estimating, and other specialties as necessary. The work is expected to include concepts through closeout of the completed project. Statements of Qualifications will be accepted until 2PM local time on 28-Oct at the AIHFS front desk. An RFQ packet is available by visiting

DiClemente Siegel Design Inc., Southfield, MI
10.8.2021 DiClemente Siegel Design Inc is seeking an Architectural Revit Designer. To learn more about DiClemente Siegel Design Inc visit

Gerald R Ford International Airport Authority
9.30.2021 The Gerald R Ford International Airport Authority (GFIAA) is requesting proposals for Special Inspection and Structural Testing as part of a quality assurance program intended to ensure that the work is performed in accordance with the Contract Documents for the construction of Project Elevate Concourse A Expansion and widening. Proposals will be accepted until 2:00 pm local time on October 19, 2021. Please review the Request for Proposals document here and available at “Doing Business Here”/”Business Opportunities” on the Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority web site:

Quinn Evans, Ann Arbor/Detroit, MI
9.27.2021 Quinn Evans is seeking an Architect and a Historical Landscape Architect. . To learn more about Quinn Evans visit

Thomas Roberts Architects, Birmingham, MI
9.23.2021 Thomas Roberts Architects is seeking a Senior Project Manager, Architectural Intern and a Project Architect. To learn more about Thomas Roberts Architects visit

Saroki Architecture, Birmingham, MI
9.15.2021 Saroki Architecture is seeking an Office Manager. To learn more about Saroki Architecture visit

Daniels and Zermack Architects, Ann Arbor, MI
9.13.2021 Daniels and Zermack Architects is seeking a Project Architect. To learn more about Daniels and Zermack Architects visit

TMP Architecture, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI 
9.10.2021 TMP Architecture, Inc. is seeking a Project ArchitectProject Designer, and a Project Manager. To learn more about TMP Architecture visit

Driven Design, Battle Creek, MI
9.10.2021 Driven Design is seeking a Draftsperson, Project Architect and a Project Manager. To learn more about Driven Design Architecture visit
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