AIA Michigan
April 2020
Gov. Whitmer to reopen Michigan construction industry May 7th

Norman Hamann, Jr., AIA, LEED AP
President Message
Hello Everyone,

This past week has been hard, and it could be that the novelty of this environment is wearing thin after 6-7 weeks. It could also be because the Covid 19 stay at home order has been extended into May. Not that we did not see it coming. We have three more weeks of a strange but familiar routine which still has a lot of uncertainty to it. The good news is that preventive measures are working, and the pandemic is slowing.  Read More
Jonathon Jackson, AIA, NCARB, CDT
Emerging Professionals Corner
Hi folks,

Well the tone of this entry will be drastically different than the last one I posted a couple of months ago. It’s no secret that a lot has happened since my last entry and in the words of my pastor, “I feel like a mosquito in a nudist colony. I don’t know where to start.”

All kidding aside, we as architects know that our duty is to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Read More
APAC Architects Political Action Committee

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“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.
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New Members - March 2020
Ghaith AlSafi, Assoc. AIA
Todd R. Callaway, Assoc. AIA
Todd Nemecek, AIA
Peter F. Smith, Assoc. AIA
Alicia VanderArk, AIA
Huaming Wang, Assoc. AIA
Newly Licensed Members April 2020 Congratulations!
Robert E. Ferguson, AIA, LEED AP
Amanda L. Katt-Cassidy, AIA
Jon Krdu, AIA
2020 Upcoming Events
  • Mid Summer Conference - August 6-8, 2020
  • Design Retreat - September 11-12, 2020
  • Honor Awards Ceremony - September 18, 2020
  • Leadership & Annual Meeting- October 2020
  • Holiday Open House - December 10, 2020
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