April 6-10, 2020
March 2020 Special Report: Moving ahead, challenging times confront the design professions

Like most other businesses, U.S. architecture firms are heading into uncharted waters regarding what the economy holds in store for them as the COVID-19 pandemic plays out globally. This situation is exacerbated by the lack of timely business intelligence to help firm leaders make informed decisions. Quite clearly, though, economic activity has been ramping down in the U.S. since early March, with the downturn accelerating beginning around the middle of the month. Jefferies Financial Group has developed a weekly activity indicator based on common social and business behaviors, and it estimates that business activity was about 67% of normal levels as of March 20. The indicator—which is not an effort to measure economic output—includes activities like traffic congestion, hiring levels, energy usage, public transportation utilization, and airline flight activity. Read More
Governor Whitmer Signs “Stay Home, Stay Safe” Executive Order  - Governor directs all non-critical businesses to temporarily close, all Michiganders to stay home or six feet away from others during COVID-19 crisis - click here to read entire Executive Order The full list of critical services that will remain open is at:
AIA Implores Congress to Provide Relief to Business Owners and Employees
Here are links to the letter and the media statement  AIA released 
MARCH   ARE testing   CANCELLED  - NCARB is allowing registered individuals to reschedule their appointment through the end of April
AIA Dues renewal has been extended until April 28 th
Board of Architects Revised Administrative Rules Went into affect. Most of the changes had to do with clarifying the Continuing Education requirements. Please click here to read the Revised Administrative Rules
Residential Trends for Firm Leaders The AIA's Home Design Trends Survey is a recognized resource for emerging trends in residential design. We need firm leaders to respond to the survey to help us better track trends. Through HDTS you can use data to track trends and plan for future business conditions. Join today
Best Practice: Employee Benefits Employee benefits are often defined as compensation paid by an employer to an employee over and above regular salary and wages. Employee benefits come in many shapes and sizes and are an integral part of an overall compensation package offered to employees. Employee benefits are essential in keeping current employees happy and have become an important ingredient to attracting new and highly skilled employees to a firm. Learn More
The revised Michigan Health Facilities Rules became effective Feb 21, 2020 Any new healthcare construction/renovation submitted after April 1, 2020 to the Health Facilities Engineering Section (HFES) will be reviewed to 2018 Facilities Guidelines Institute guidelines (with some modifications per Michigan amendments that found in the revised Michigan rules). This includes all three volumes of the 2018 FGI (Hospital, Residential & Outpatient) applied to those types of health facilities covered under the revised rules. Click here to view the final document. Here's the link to the Michigan Michigan Administrative Rulemaking System for the Health Facilities. Once on the page click on Final Rule Language link.
Join the Local State and Local Government Network

The State and Local Government Network (SLGN) Online Community Forum and Resource Library offers component staff and AIA members the opportunity to quickly learn about a variety of legislative and policy issues, discuss advocacy efforts with colleagues, and pose questions. Join Today!
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Rose Fellowship Call for Applications - The Rose Fellowship partners community-engaged architects and artists with local community development organizations. Together, we facilitate an inclusive approach that creates and preserves sustainable, healthy and affordable communities.Applications due April 10, 2020
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.
Recent Graduate Seeking:   Resume
Professional with Marketing/Administrative experience in A/E/C seeking:  Resume

Webinar: How to Assist with Face Shield Production & Distribution
Thurs., April 9, 12pm - More Information

BEC-GD and IIBEC Great Lakes Chapter Roof Expo
Thurs., Apr 9 -  POSTPONED

2020 Commerce Detroit - Applications are Open
Due by Mon., April 13 - More Information

Mon., April 20 - POSTPONED

Practice Roundtable
Tues., April 28 - POSTPONED

BCRC Codes 103
Wed., May 6 - WEBINAR

Donald E. Lee Architecture Scholarship
Application Due - May 1 - Application

2020 Scholarship Deadline
Mon., April 6 - More Information

Tod Williams & Billie Tsien Keynote Lecture
Tues., April 21 - More Information


Community in Schools Career Fair, Kalamazoo
Sat., April 18 -  TENTATIVE
Tues., April 21 - TENTATIVE

Email AIA Michigan for current ad rates!
TowerPinkster,    Kalamazoo, MI

3.19.2020   TowerPinkster is seeking a   Project Manager . To learn more about TowerPinkster visit

Rochman Design Build,  Ann Arbor, MI

3.19.2020 Rochman Design Build is seeking a  Senior Residential Designer . To learn more about Rochman Design Build visit

AECOM,  Southfield, MI

3.19.2020 AECOM is seeking a  Senior Architect  and an  Architect . To learn more about AECOM visit

Environment Architects,     Traverse City, MI

3.10.2020   Environment Architects is seeking a   Project Architect . To learn more about Environment Architects visit

TMP Architecture,     Bloomfield Hills, MI

3.10.2020   TMP Architecture is seeking an   Interior Designer ,   Project Designer ,   Project Manager   and   Specification Writer . To learn more about TMP Architecture visit

The Collaborative,   Ann Arobr, MI

3.9.2020   The Collaborative is seeking to fill   multiple positions . To learn more about The Collaborative visit

Integrated Architecture, Grand Rapids, MI

3.2.2020 Integrated Architecture is seeking an  Architectural Designer Project Architect ,   Project Manager Senior Project Architect Electrical Engineer  ,  Mechanical Engineer   and  Architectural CAD/BIM Technician . To learn more about Integrated Architecture

HKS, Inc., Northville, MI

2.24.2020 HKS, Inc. is seeking a   Design Professional Job Captain Project Architect Senior Medical Planner Sustainability Engineer   and   Director of Sustainable Design . To learn more about HKS, Inc. visit

PARTNERS in Architecture, Mount Clemens, MI

2.24.2020 PARTNERS in Architecture is seeking an  Architectural Designer Architectural Intern Construction Administrator  and a  Project Architect . To learn more about PARTNERS in Architecture visit

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