May 11-15, 2020

AIA Re-occupancy Assessment Tool which provides a framework of strategies for re-opening buildings. Informed by authoritative sources (CDC, WHO, OSHA, etc.) and public health experts, the tool includes baseline parameters for re-occupancy, architectural and engineering strategies, and administrative policies that promote the health, safety, and welfare of the public while creating opportunities for non-essential facilities to provide services.
“Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order  - The full list of critical services that will remain open is at:
How AIA contracts address the COVID-19 pandemic

For the foreseeable future, the design and construction industry may experience considerable disruptions, such as material shortages, construction delays, work stoppages, and suspended and terminated projects due to the coronavirus pandemic. This article provides some tips on how to handle project delays, suspensions, and terminations with AIA documents, and also provides a list of some insurance issues to consider.
ARE testing  Centers are closed As a result, NCARB has extended our no-cost rescheduling period for Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) appointments and is adding an additional six-month rolling clock extension to all valid passing scores. 
APAC Architects Political Action Committee
Our goal is $10,000 by August 2020
Only personal contributions allowed
Affiliations able to contribute: AIA/AIAE, FAIA, Associate AIA
Now Accepting Credit Cards!
Masonry iQ Webinar
Wednesday, May 13th 
Choice of Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm or
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Thursday, May 14, 2020
 12:00pm - 1:00pm | Online

AIA Michigan AIA Detroit are once again partnering up to bring you this virtual roundtable on returning to the office, now that the construction industry is opening back up.
The conversation will be led by individuals who will bring their firms' perspectives on topics such as the general feeling among employees, the logistical issues of reopening offices while remaining CDC compliant, and HR concerns.
  • Don Barry, Principal| A3C Collaborative Architecture
  • Patty Boyle, AIA Detroit President | SmithGroup
  • Charles Bultman, AIA Michigan Government Affairs Committee | Charles Bultman Architect
  • Norm Hamann, AIA Michigan President | Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering
  • Robert Hoida, AIA Michigan Vice President | Hobbs+Black Architects
  • Kim Montague, AIA Michigan Director | HKS Architects, Inc.
DEADLINE EXTENDED - “Yeah - What Lester Said”
Call for Submission - Net-Zero/Embodied Carbon Projects
The threat climate change poses is existential, and architecture is one of the key drivers—even more so than that stock culprit, the automobile. Buildings consume some 40 percent of the energy in the US annually. Construction and its related trades are responsible for nearly half of the carbon emissions in the U.S. and astonishingly, out of the 20,000 architecture firms in the United States, only some 400 are participating in the AIA’s 2030 Commitment to carbon neutrality by 2030.
In collaboration with the City of Detroit, Ann Arbor and Detroit 2030 Districts, Activist Artists, Climate Scientists, and Architects, Lawrence Technological University’s Detroit Center for Design + Technology and their curatorial partner, Embrace Creatives, The American Institute of Architects, Michigan  are bringing this absolutely necessary conversation to the forefront before it’s too late.
We’re reaching for you to submit your Net-Zero/Embodied Carbon Project to be part of this exhibition.
·         Submit one PowerPoint slide in Widescreen (16:9) slide size and use as many photos to display your project.
·         Limit words on the slide and please make them large enough to read.
·         Submit one 50-word document about your firm and its commitment to Net-Zero/Embodied Carbon
Please submit your project(s) by May 15, 2020 to be reviewed.
Email your submission(s) to with the subject line “2020 Net-Zero/Embodied Carbon Submission”
*It is essential that drawings and photographs are not restricted against publication.
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.  
AIAU's Top 25
As our world continues to rapidly evolve, so do the skills we need to design new solutions. We rounded up the top 25 highest rated courses on AIAU, including some of our newest courses. Leading instructors cover topics like business continuity, designing for pandemics, climate change, and more. They're growth areas that can open new opportunities for yourself or your firm, and longer term, change our world by changing the way we work. See what made the list

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
The  Capital Development Board   is pleased to announce the publication of a Notice of Intent for an exciting new project in conjunction with  University of Illinois and the Discovery Partners Institute.

•. The design team for this significant new project will be selected through a multi-stage QBS selection process under CDB’s new  Excellence in Design Program  that will include a conceptual design competition.

•. All interested firms must be prequalified with CDB prior to the Stage I submittal deadline.
The deadline to enter is June 23, 2020

Michigan Historic Preservation Network - 40th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference
“Preservation on the Frontline” 
Fetzer Center, Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo, Michigan
RESCHEDULED! September 20-23, 2020
AIA Michigan has Brightwood's 5.0 Study Guides. Please call 313-965-4100 or email   Evelyn Dougherty   to borrow the study materials! 
AIA Huron Valley has the ARE 5 Review Manual and the ARE 5 Practice Problems available to loan out free of charge. If you are interested 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 to borrow the materials.

Return to the Office: A Shared Discussion for Architectural Firms
Thurs., May 14 - More Information

2020 Honor Awards Project Registrations
Due June 15th - More Information

Donald E. Lee Architecture Scholarship
EXTENDED DEADLINE - Application Due - June 1 - Application

Annual Golf Outing
Wed., Sept. 9th - Save the Date!

2020 Honor Awards Celebration
Thurs., Oct. 29th - Save the Date!

Top Framing Concerns
Thrus., May 14 - More Information

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