MONDAY MINUTES December 14-18, 2020
John J. Castellana, FAIA, Chairman of TMP Architecture, was inaugurated into the role of Chancellor of the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows for 2021 in a virtual ceremony December 9, 2020. Read More
There are 2 openings on the Board of Architects. Applications must be received by January 6, 2021 apply here email Cathy Mosley after you apply or if you have any questions.
Firm Survey Report Available for FREE

Take advantage of a special offer to get the newly released 2020 AIA Firm Survey Report for FREE this year. This essential resource includes metrics to measure practice, evaluate performance, and set strategy. Read More
New Visual Identity Implemented To Support AIA Priorities Read More
CRAN® seminar series Register
EDspaces 2020: The virtual experience Register
AIA makes strategic move to invest in Contract Documents program Read More
Updated AIA documents released Register
Making the 2030 Commitment work for your small firm Register
Best Practice: Architecture as a value proposition
Built around health: The impact of COVID-19 on urbanism Learn More
If you would like to report a possible scam regarding licensees, please contact our office at or 517-241-0199.
COVID-19 Re-opening tools & resources 
How AIA contracts address the COVID-19 pandemic
Please download the MI Practice Advisory and share with your colleagues!
NCARB is excited to announce that Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) candidates will be able to schedule remote-proctored appointments after December 14, 2020. Remote (or online) proctoring enables candidates to take the ARE in a private location that meets specific requirements.

Robert C. Wakely Jr., 69, of Grosse Pointe Shores, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, at Beaumont Hospital, Grosse Pointe, with pneumonia and complications due to COVID-19. Robert was well known in his native Grosse Pointe as an award-winning architect. He attended St. Paul on the Lake and Austin Catholic Preparatory School and graduated from Grosse Pointe High School in 1969. Read More
The 2020 Virtual Hip Hop Architecture Camp® Internship Program - The Hip Hop Architecture Camp
Students around the country have completed their vision for a business in their neighborhood focused on social justice. The students will act as owner/architect of the business venture created during the Hip Hop Architecture Camp. More Information
APG + MIT Sustainability Series #4: Concrete's Impact on Energy Efficiency
Jan. 7 at 1:00PM/1HSW - Register Today!
2020 F.I.E.R.O. Webinar Series & Design Awards Program - click here for 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
Free AIAU courses for AIA members
We're in the midst of a pandemic and the business environment is rapidly changing. Many of our members are already feeling the impact. To help you navigate these uncertain times, we're making some of AIAU's best business and tech courses available to AIA members for free. Learn valuable skills about virtual practice, successful business strategies, risk management, and more from some of the most innovative architects, firms, and design professionals. Browse Courses
Discover what you can learn AIAU brings the industry's best learning to you. Our 300+ instructors are from leading firms, and they'll immerse you in in-demand topics that will boost your skills and portfolio.  
Shaping & Adopting Form-Based Codes: Why Architects Should Engage
Thurs., Dec 17 - More Information

Firestop: Industry Fire-Rated Barrier Testing with the BCRC
Wed., Jan 13 - More Information

Chemical Quagmires: A chemist’s perspective on damage to building facades
Thurs., Jan 14 -  More Information

ARE Virtual Study Session & Check-In 
Wed., Dec. 16 - More Information

December Virtual Lunch & Learn Sessions 
Fri., Dec. 18 - More Information

Making Transitions: Keeping Air and Water Barriers Continuous - Presented by Colin Vaughn, Georgia Pacific Building Products
Thurs., Dec. 17 - More Information

It's a Virtual Christmas
Fri., Dec. 18 - More Information

Learning in Lockdown: Scranton Products - Privacy Partitions
Tues., Jan. 12 - More Information

Learning in Lockdown: MWA - Single Ply Revolution
Tues., Jan. 26 - More Information

Email AIA Michigan for current ad rates!
U.P. Engineers & Architects, Inc., Houghton, MI
12.1.2020 U.P. Engineers & Architects is seeking an Architect. To learn more about U.P. Engineers & Architects visit

Kohler Architecture, Inc., Monroe, MI
11.24.2020 Kohler Architecture is seeking an Architectural Draftsman.To learn more about Kohler Architecture visit

NSA Architecture, Farmington Hills, MI
11.24.2020 NSA Architecture is seeking a Marketing Coordinator. To learn more about NSA Architecture visit

TowerPinkster, Grand Rapids or Kalamazoo, MI
11.2.2020 TowerPinkster is seeking an Architectural Project Coordinator. To learn more about TowerPinkster visit
Interior Architecture recent grad seeking: Resume
Architectural Intern looking for position: Resume 
APAC Architects Political Action Committee

We know that many of our fellow AIA Members have been hit hard with the COVID-19 pandemic and it’s affect on your business and personal life. The last thing you may be thinking of doing is contributing to APAC right now. But give us a moment to share with you a couple thoughts.

This year’s $20 in support of APAC’s $20 in 2020 Campaign! was designed to encourage first time donations to APAC and assist in the progress of focusing on architectural related issues in Lansing that support our practice. Please consider giving to APAC this year as we work toward our goal of $10,000. 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.

Please consider donating now as you read this update.

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

Thank you and with great appreciation,


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