AIA Michigan Newsletter

February 2016

Champion the profession. Nurture our chapters. Build Michigan better.

President's Message:
Dear Members,
I can't believe that it's already February!! Our first board meeting of the year is February 11th in Ann Arbor. The Huron Valley Chapter will be hosting this meeting. 
Repositioning is progressing as each Chapter has submitted their individual Chapter "Memorandum of  Understanding" (MOA).  The purpose of this MOU is to ensure that Core Member Services are delivered to all AIA members within Michigan and to record the intention of all parties to this MOU to work together toward that effort.
I just wanted to share some interesting facts as it pertains to our mission this year of acquiring new members and communicating the value to our membership. In regards to membership numbers we first need to look at the National Membership numbers. The National membership stands at 87,912 which mean our State membership needs to be approximately 1,670 to maintain Large State status. The current Michigan membership is 1,668 We need to look at the areas and regions that membership participation is low and analyze the reasons for these low numbers.
In recent weeks I've had members approach me with questions regarding the "Value" of their membership. While value may be driven down to individuals, most organizational values affect the majority of the members in ways that are not always visible. A majority of AIA value is enhancing/supporting and being visible to promote areas within profession. In the last month our board & members have participated and supported two house bills, opposed another and are supporting efforts to reduce our young professional's efforts in pursuit of licensing by reducing the IDP requirements. We are also supporting our local educational institutions in developing streamlined educational programs to expedite the licensing process for our future young professionals.
Each and every member is an ambassador to our organization and must promote our membership and the value of being an AIA member.
Thanks for reading/listening!

Thank You!

Mike Neville, AIA
Executive Director's Message :

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AIA Grassroots, February 23-25, 2016
is now closed but here in Michigan we can still register! Since Grassroots is being held in Detroit, AIA Michigan members have the option of attending at a reduced rate. If you are interested please download the form Here and return Here ASAP! I will gather the forms and send them to AIA. This is a great savings! Don't miss the opportunity to participate in Grassroots in Detroit! 

Looking for a fun evening out?   Attend the  AIAS LTU Freedom By Design Silent Auction to be held at the Midtown Campus of LTU Friday, February 19th 5-8 p.m. AIAS will have live music, refreshments and food. While you are strolling the auction the  art exhibition will be open in the Gallery space for a special after hours viewing. Afterwards, head to the DIA (open until 10 p.m.) which has free admission to Wayne, Oakland and Macomb County residents and end up at Hop Cat and enjoy some "crack" fries and a beer!  

AIA National Convention registration 
is now open.  Click here  to register. We also have a a few rooms available in the AIAMI block. Please click
h ere to download the hotel registration form.
Please return to and I will make the reservation for you. If you are interested in other hotels you can check the AIA website in the link above. The AIA Michigan Hotel:
             Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
             1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107  
             (215) 625-2900

Health Facilities Conference   is open for registration.
March 10-11, 2016, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa
Click on the website for more information.
Please Click here to register online for the conference
Please Click here to download the brochure
Please Click here to book your hotel room
Call for Committee Members
The AIA Michigan is looking for volunteers. This is your chance to make a difference in your association!
Download the committee volunteer form here and return to We look forward to your participation.  

The 2016 Jury of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated three AIA Michigan members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession.  The new Fellows will be honored at an investiture ceremony at the 2016 National AIA Convention in Philadelphia.  The Fellowship program was developed to elevate those architects who have made a significant contribution to architecture and society and who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession.  Election to fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of architects as individuals, but also their significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level.

AIA Michigan congratulates the following  New fellows
Tamara Burns, FAIA -  AIA Huron Valley
Douglas Hanna, FAIA - AIA Detroit
David Richards, FAIA - AIA Detroit

AIA Michigan is looking for recommendations of candidates for Fellowship.   Fellowship is one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon a member. Elevation to Fellowship not only recognizes the achievements of the architect as an individual but also elevates before the public and the profession those architects who have made significant contributions to architecture and to society.  The Fellowship Committee is asking every chapter in the State to recommend those members they feel could be a candidate for recognition. Please contact Evelyn Dougherty @ with-in the next 30 days with your recommendations accompanied with a one-page profile.

AIA Flint developed the AIA Flint Safe Water Storage Guidelines Initiative for the purpose of informing residents that improper storage can lead to floor collapse and the guidelines to prevent this danger. AIA Flint members distributed the guidelines to key water resource centers around the city and interacted with the National Guard working to distribute water to residents. ABC News 12 featured the AIA Flint Safe Water Storage Guidelines Initiative as one of the top stories of the 6:30pm news on Friday, February 5th. Please click here to watch the video!

Check out Scott Reynolds, AIA feature in AIAArchitect - How Michigan's youngest licensed member chose architecture 

2016 MAF Dumke Open, July 18, 2016 - registration is open! Please click here to download the registration form.
  • Gail Allevato is celebrating 30 years with  TMP Architecture !
  • HED - New Year=New Look! Harley Ellis Devereaux (HED) is pleased to announce it has a new corporate identity HED! New website address is
  • HKS rewards outstanding performance with the promotion of the following individuals in their Detroit office. Eric Messing, AIA, was promoted to associate principal and Marie Sinco, AIA, was promoted to associate.
  • HED (Harley Ellis Devereaux) is pleased to announce  Christopher Vogelheim, AIA and James Zwolensky, AIA, LEED AP , have joined the firm as Associate, Studio Leader, Higher Education Design Studio. Ching Luk, AIA and Ronald Zuhorski, AIA have been named as new Associates of the firm. David Jaeger, AIA has assumed new responsibilities as a Studio leader in the Healthcare Studio.
  • Congratulations to Danielle O'Neal, who recently passed all of her exams and is now Danielle O'Neal, AIA!
  • Stantec has promoted Margie Simmons, PA to senior Vice President.
New Members!

New members who joined, rejoined or transferred to AIA Michigan in January!


Perhach Kristina, Associate AIA
Andrew Smith, AIA
Sheryl Ananich, AIA
Charles Gaidica, Assoc. AIA
Arthur Harris, Assoc. AIA
Sarah Molina, Assoc. AIA
Christopher Perkins, Assoc. AIA
Jalal Saied, AIA
Tyler Wayne Walker, AIA
Nicole Wallace, Assoc. AIA
Clayton C. Wenrick, Assoc. AIA
Karin Cooper, AIA
Mechthild Heerde-Olind, AIA
Maria Kook, AIA
Robert Porter, AIA

Welcome to AIA Michigan and we look forward to meeting you at future events!!
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In This Issue
Contact the Staff

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI:

Executive Director of AIA Michigan:  Events and Programming, Finances, Communications, Membership, Government Affairs, Sponsorship
Evelyn Dougherty, Hon. Aff. AIAMI:

Events and Operations Director: Event Planning and Registration, Documents,  Continuing Education, Membership
Dennis King, FAIA:

Public Policy Director: Public Awareness, Government Affairs and Fund Development

Upcoming Events!

ARE Kick-Off/Wrap Up 
Tues., February 16, 2016 More Information

AIA National Grassroots
February 23-25, 2016 - More Information

2016 Health Facilities
March 10-11, 2016 - More Information

2016 Legislative Day
Wed., March 16, 2016 -  More Information

ESD Affiliate Council Gold Award Banquet
Wed., March 16, 2016 - More Information

Michigan Battle of the Buildings Energy Summit - Save the Date!
Fri., April 22, 2016

MHPN Conference
May 12-14, 2016 - More Information

AIA National Convention PhilAIAdelphia
May 19-21, 2016 - More Information

24th Annual Congress for the New Urbanism
June 8-11, 2016 -  More Information

Upcoming Chapter Events:

designThunk - GMB Architecture + Engineering
Thurs., Feb. 18, 2016 - More Information

Lunch and Learn 
Fri. Feb. 26, 2016 - More Information

Mary Free Bed YMCA
Fri. Feb. 26, 2016 - More Information 

designThunk - Integrated Architecture
Tues. March 15, 2016 - More Information

designThunk - Sam Cummings, CWD 
Thurs., April 21, 2016 - More Information

Chapter Meeting - Lunch and Learn
Thurs., Jan. 21, 2015 -  More Information

Canstruction - Contact Daniel Bollman, AIA to participate!
Feb. 2016

Chapter Meeting - Lunch and Learn
Thurs., Feb. 18, 2016 - More Information

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