AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI

Executive Director

March 24, 2014 
Edition 3.4
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Happy Monday!


I am back in the office today from the Grassroots Conference and have lots of great updates that I will detail in the upcoming March Newsletter.


The Health Facilities Planning Seminar was last week and we had a great turnout of 345 healthcare and design professionals. Evelyn and Christine report that the speakers were top-notch and we had a great group of attendees, so thank you to the hardworking event committee and our generous sponsors!  


Don't forget that the project submission deadline for the Design Honor Awards is TODAY! If you haven't submitted your project yet please visit our website and don't miss the deadline!


Last reminder: we had great news last week about the National Design Services Act so please read the official AIA statement here and click here to sign the petition in support of this bill and view a sample suggestion of a letter to send to your legislator. More information is in an article below.


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
AIA National Grassroots Conference Photos!
Continuing Education Opportunity of the Week: AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter
H.R. 4205: the official National Design Services Act (NDSA)!
A.R.E. Weekend Seminar: Save the Date!
2014 AIAS Freedom By Design Auction
AIA Huron Valley: "50 Years, 50 Buildings, 50 Ideas for the Future"
CAM: Call for Entries: Special Issue 2014
AIA + 2030 Professional Series
AIA National Grassroots Conference Photos!
2014 Grassroots
The 2014 Grassroots had a great turnout and informative speakers. Stay tuned for details in the upcoming Newsletter.

2014 Grassroots appt
The attendees from AIA Michigan are all smiles as they eagerly await their legislative appointments!
Continuing Education Opportunity of the Week: AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter
Please join the AIA Southwest Michigan chapter on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Consumers Concrete Plant at 1100 Nazareth Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 for a tour with the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek NAWIC chapters. Attendees will gather at 4:15 PM and the program will run from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

This is a great opportunity for continuing education with 1.5 HSW hours offered to participants.

*Please wear construction type footwear and personal attire. Safety glasses will be furnished on site*

Also, refreshments will be served courtesy of the tour hosts and the tour is free to all participants!

RSVP: By 4/21/2014 noon via Eventbrite 
Reminder: H.R. 4205: the official National Design Services Act (NDSA)!
From the official AIA National Press Release:
Washington, D.C. - March 12, 2014 - The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) today committed to timely passage of the National Design Services Act (NDSA), which will give architecture students the same relief from crushing student loan debt, which is already granted young lawyers, doctors and others - in return for community service. The bipartisan legislation, H.R. 4205, was introduced Tuesday by Rep. Ed Perlmutter (D-CO) and co-sponsored by Rep. Greg Meeks (D-NY), Rep. Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Rep. Dennis Ross (R-FL).

Read the official press release here. To sign the petition, click here
A.R.E. Weekend Seminar: Registration Opens Wednesday!
Licensure-track candidates! Join AIA Michigan + AIA Detroit on Saturday, April 12th at Lawrence Technological University for the first of the 2014 ARE Seminar series! Structures I: An introduction to the exam + graphic vignette walk-through, plus the vignette walk-through and overview of the Programming, Planning, and Practice and Schematic Design exams.

Registration will open on Wednesday! Check the A.R.E. Seminar Program webpage for the latest info! 
Questions? Email
2014 AIAS Freedom By Design Auction
2014 AIAS silent auction
AIA Huron Valley: "50 Years, 50 Buildings, 50 Ideas for the Future"
Greetings for the New Year! 2014 is a significant year for the AIA Huron Valley Chapter as we commemorate 50 Years since the formation of our Chapter in December 1964. Our anniversary celebration will focus on the theme "50 Years, 50 Buildings, 50 Ideas for the Future". There will be several events throughout the year centered around this theme, but the Guide to Ann Arbor Architecture deadline is fast approaching! 

For the "50 Buildings" portion of our year's theme, we will be expanding our existing "Guide to Ann Arbor Architecture" to include 50 significant buildings from the Huron Valley Region, and distributing this entire collection in a medium fit for 2014: a geo-located mobile app! Currently, our existing brochure includes 35 notable architectural works, so we're looking for an additional 15 submissions of significant/influential Architectural works, built within the Huron Valley Region (Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw Counties).

If you know of a building that deserves to be included, please submit the information noted below by 5 pm on February 21 via email All submissions will be considered for inclusion, and 15 will be selected for publication this year. As there are likely to be an excess of 15 submissions worthy of inclusion, we are also considering making this app a continually updated resource, that is, additional works of architecture can be added in future years through a similar vetting process. 

Thank you for your participation and we look forward to receiving your submissions.
CAM: Call for Entries: Special Issue 2014
The Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) has announced a Call for Entries for this year's Special Issue of their monthly publication. Winning projects will be featured in the Special Issue and will also receive a commemorative plaque at the CAM Awards show, held annual during their tradeshow in February. The deadline for submissions is Friday, March 7th; click here for the Call for Entries criteria and instructions.
AIA + 2030 Professional Series

The AIA+2030 Professional Series began Sept 26, 2013 and continues through 2014. This series helps design professionals create buildings that meet the ambitious energy efficiency goals of the 2030 Challenge. Ten, 4-hour sessions offer strategies to reach 60% reduction in fossil fuel greenhouse gas emissions, giving design professionals the knowledge and leverage to create next-generation, super-efficient buildings and provide firms with the skills that will set them apart in the marketplace.

AIA Huron Valley has arranged for this year's AIA +2030 sessions to be held at Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn. Please view the full description and registration information here.

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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


Christine Zylla Lovstrom: Communications Director: Social Media, Calendar Updates,  Announcements, Press Releases, Emerging Professionals


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