AIA Michigan Newsletter
December 2020
Norman Hamann, Jr., AIA, LEED AP, NOMA
President Message
Presidents Report - December 2020

In early December I attended a couple of great leadership conferences. The first was the AIA Large states conference. The 8 largest states by AIA membership come together to discuss issues that can be more easily prioritized and forwarded to the AIA National leadership. The second was Catalyst University a regional leadership conference held in Kalamazoo annually. This year’s event was held as an all live but virtual event. The speakers included Jon Acuff, Patrick Lenzioni and Tom Izzo.

There was a consistent theme that emerged from the two conferences. Thinking and making decisions for the long term allows three important characteristics to become strengths: endurance, flexibility and compassionRead More
Christopher Stefani, Associate AIA
Emerging Professionals Corner
Happy Holidays and wishing a happy and heathy new year to all of our Michigan members!

As we come to the close of 2020 – it has been a time for me to reflect on these past two years as your Associate Director. From my first national meeting with the National Associates Committee almost two years ago in Puerto Rico, to Mid-Summer Conference in Mackinac, through COVID and onto our last board meeting earlier this month – it has been an exceptional experience. I have enjoyed getting to meet many of you from across the state, creating connections with a range of young professionals across the country, and most importantly, enjoying the lasting friendships that I have been fortunate enough to build within our professional community. Read More
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New Members - November 2020
Ellen C. Duff, AIA
Michael A. Leaveck, AIA
Cara C. Mitchell, AIA
Brittany K. Stripp, AIA
William M. Laditka, AIA
Anthony Ricciuti, AIA
Newly Licensed Members November 2020 Congratulations!
Check back next month!
2021 Upcoming Events
  • February 16-19 - AIA National Grassroots - Virtual
  • March 24 - Legislative Day - Virtual
  • April 22-23 - Health Facilities - Virtual

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 for the end of the year!

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

Thank you and with great appreciation,
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