AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI

Executive Director

September 8, 2014 
Edition 9.2
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Happy Monday!


I am in Lansing for the Green Health Summit, which kicks off Stair Week in Michigan and I am looking forward to seeing many of you a the conference today. We launched Stair Week at the Capitol with a press conference and Michigan's First Lady, the energetic Mrs. Snyder, spoke to the media to show the state's support of this healthy initiative.

Stair Week 2014 Snyder speaks
The First Lady speaks to the media with Joyce Lee, FAIA, Gene Hopkins, FAIA, Tamara Burns, AIA and others showing their support.
Stair Week 2014 walking
What better way to wrap up the Stair Week press conference than with a group walk up the Capitol Stairs?!

Be sure to check out the Stair Week webpage for local event information and click here to read the official proclamation signed by Gov. Snyder! 


We have more great AIA Michigan events coming up this fall:


The 2nd Annual Tigers Tailgate is this Friday, 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! 


This year is the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Design Retreat! The committee has been busy planning special events to commemorate this milestone. The retreat is September 19-21st this year and offers participants 6 HSW and 3 LU continuing education hours! See the flyer below or click here to register.


The "Markitect" event will be held on November 6th. 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. Check out our website for more information and to register!


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
Dr. Richard Jackson at LTU Tomorrow!
Tigers Tailgate: September 12th!
AIAMI Design Retreat: 25th Anniversary!
New Code Books Available!
AIAD BCRC: Accessibility Seminar on Sept. 18th
AIAMI/MAF Speakers Bureau: Call for Presentations
MHPN 20th Annual Fall Benefit
Become a MARKITECT: Build Your Firm's Marketing Strategy!
Dr. Richard Jackson at LTU Tomorrow!
Rich Jackson event Sept 2014
2nd Annual Tigers Tailgate: This Friday, Sept. 12th!
To view the flyer and register, click here!
AIAMI Design Retreat: 25th Anniversary!
FINAL Design Retreat 2014 broch
This event provides 6 HSW and 3 LU continuing education hours!
New Code Books Available!
The BCRC has recently announced that the new 2012 MBC and the 2012 Rehabilitation Code are available for purchase. These code books will be instrumental not only for the BCRC seminar in September 18th, (see article below for information) but also because these updates will become law on October 9, 2014.

For more information, visit the International Codes Council site here and visit the LARA webpage to purchase these books. (If you follow the links from the LARA webpage, they books are available at "member" pricing!)
AIAD BCRC: Accessibility Seminar on Sept. 18th
The AIAD Building Code & Regulations Committee will present a two-part, all-day seminar on the 2010 ADA Standards and the changes in ANSI A117.1 Standards.  The morning session will cover applicability of ADA and ANSI requirements; differences between ADA and ANSI standards and stipulations; safe harbor; barrier removal; accessible routes as well as other specific changes. The afternoon session will focus on commercial building residential uses R-1, R-2 and R-4 with an emphasis on Accessible, Type A and Type B dwelling units.  Each session is approved for three PA 54 and HSW educational credits; a total of six credits for both sessions!  As part of their registration, attendees will receive a free copy of the new 2009 ANSI Standard and lunch. Click here for more information and to register.
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
MHPN 20th Annual Fall Benefit

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network's 20th Annual Fall Benefit will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014. Members and friends of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) have gotten together every fall for twenty years and the MHPN always chooses a noteworthy historic venue as the evening's backdrop.  This year's venue is the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, a building with a story of stunning reclamation.  Detroit architect Mortimer Smith designed the exquisite Second Empire fa´┐Żade of the Tibbits Opera House built in 1882.  The following decades brought changes and neglect but a recent restoration effort has restored the opera house to its original glory and it must be seen to be believed!  

MHPN Tibbits Opera House 

 The public is invited to the MHPN's 20th Annual Fall Benefit which includes strolling dinner fare and dessert, a hosted beer and wine bar, opera house tours, silent and live auctions, and more.  RSVP by Friday, October 3, at 6:00 PM. For more information, go to the visit the MHPN website, call 517-371-8080, or e-mail The website also includes information on the evening's commuter bus.   

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!
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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.