AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI

Executive Director

July 28, 2014 
Edition 7.4
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Happy Monday!


July is flying by and I am counting the days until the Mid Summer Conference but I have a lot to keep me busy in the meanwhile. One of those things is the "Markitect" event just announced this past week. We have teamed up with the Society for Marketing Professional Services to help our member firms advance their companies. If you work at a big firm and don't know what the marketing staff does or if you work at a small firm and do the marketing yourself, there will be valuable insight for everyone. Please read the article below for more information about this great event!


Registration is currently open for the Green Health Summit and space is limited so please register as soon as possible. 


Have you registered for the Tigers Tailgate on September 12th? Registration is open and the flyer is below for more information. Join us for a delicious tailgate feast at the DAC followed by a great game against the Cleveland Indians! 


Have a great week and remember to contact me anytime with your ideas or if you would like to join a committee!


Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI
AIA Michigan Executive Director  
In This Issue
Become a MARKITECT: Build Your Firm's Marketing Strategy!
AIAMI Operations Special Update
AAO's New Symposium Launches in Michigan!
Taubman College: Call for Collaborators
AIAMI/MAF Speakers Bureau: Call for Presentations
Green Health Summit: Registration is Now Open
Tigers Tailgate: September 12th!
Become a MARKITECT: Build Your Firm's Marketing Strategy!
AIA Michigan and the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) are teaming up to turn architects into marketing gurus! Join us on November 6, 2014 for a one-day event to learn how to truly differentiate your firm, and yourself, from the competition, leverage best practices in strategic planning, marketing and business development techniques, and identify partnering opportunities, and strengthen relationships you already have. 

No matter whether your firm is small or large, if you're a technical professional or a marketer, or even if you are a sole practitioner, this session is for you. Check out the program brochure here and visit our website to learn more and register today!
AIAMI Operations Special Update
An update from 2014 AIA Michigan President Paul Dannels, FAIA on the recent announcements about the AIA Michigan operations location is now available. The update includes a timeline, midtown proposal, survey results and other information. Click here to read the PDF.
AAO's New Symposium Launches in Michigan!
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The Association of Architecture Organizations (AAO) is bringing a new event, the A+DEN Symposium, to Michigan! This symposium will be held at the Cranbrook Art Museum July 31-August 2nd and AIA Michigan members are invited to register.

The AAO is piloting a special gathering devoted exclusively to K-12 architecture and design educators. This inaugural event offers 20+ hours of networking and professional development, including live observations of design camps (grades 3-12), group workshops, one-on-one meet-ups and small group discussions, special receptions, and tours of nearby architectural sites and design-related education facilities.


For all the details, please visit the A+DEN webpage here.

Taubman College: Call for Collaborators
Taubman College is seeking interested and forward-thinking architectural practices to collaboratively explore new research trajectories in digital fabrication and robotics. We offer a world class FABLAB facility, leading edge faculty and highly motivated and engaged students. Our goal is to leverage these tools and associated knowledge to bridge academic with practice and industry interests from the region. The research group will develop an integrative course that will address emerging questions from practice and better prepare students to operate in a rich and complex professional environment. 

Interested professionals should contact Karl Daubmann, AIA ( for more information and to be informed of upcoming meetings to discuss the development of this group.
Taubman Collaborators
AIAMI/MAF Speakers Bureau: Call for Presentations
AIA Michigan and the MAF want to get the word out about the benefits architects provide to their communities. To accomplish this we are gathering passionate speakers to create the Speakers Bureau which, in conjunction with our local chapters, will bring exciting, informative presentations to organizations around the state. This is a great opportunity for our members to raise awareness about their firm's work and their passion while advocating for the architectural profession.     

Applications are being accepted until October 31, 2014 for the 2015 program. If you are a member in good standing and would like to join the Speakers Bureau, please review the Call for Presentations and the Speaker Questionnaire


Please visit the Speakers Bureau webpage and if you have any questions, contact the Speakers Bureau Task Force:

  • Ralph W. Moxley, AIA, LEED AP: home 616-676-0425, or cell 616-560-9174
  • Charles T. Bultman, AIA: office 734-214-0810, or cell 734-223-1358
  • Lonny S. Zimmerman, AIA: office 248-352-0099
  • Thomas R. Reder, AIA, LEED AP BD&C: office 517-272-9835, or cell 517-819-0622
Green Health Summit: Registration is Now Open
 For more information and to register, click here.

Tigers Tailgate: September 12th!
To view the flyer and register, click here!
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- August 7-9, 2014: AIAMI and AGC Mid Summer Conference, Mackinac Island


- September 8, 2014: Green Health Summit (plus Stair Week kick-off), Lansing


-September 12, 2014: CEPR Tigers Tailgate, Detroit


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Cathy Mosley: Executive Director of AIA Michigan: Events and Programming, Finances, Communications, Membership, Government Affairs, Sponsorship


Evelyn Dougherty: Events and Operations Director: Event Planning, Documents,  Continuing Education,  Membership


Dennis King, FAIA: Public Policy Director: Public Awareness, Government Affairs and Fund Development.