AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI     

Executive Director

September 29, 2014 
Edition 9.5
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Happy Monday!


Happy Fall!  The next couple of weeks will be very busy with the AIA Michigan Leadership Retreat and Annual Meeting fast approaching.  I would like to encourage anyone who would like to get involved in the AIA Michigan or your local chapter to attend the retreat.  There will be continuing education opportunities, leadership sessions and tours available.  Please check out the website at or call the office for more details.  The Annual Meeting will be held on Friday, October 10th so mark your calendar!


Just a quick update on the Beaubien House.  The AIA Michigan board has accepted an offer to sell the headquarters. If you have any questions please give me a call.  Our goal is to be in our new space in Midtown Detroit by March. 


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
ARE Seminar: November 8th
New Code Books Available!
AIAMI/MAF Speakers Bureau: Call for Presentations
MHPN 20th Annual Fall Benefit
Become a "MARKITECT": Build Your Firm's Marketing Strategy!
BEC-GD Annual Symposium
Save the Date ~ ARE Seminar:    November 8th

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!)
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 [email protected]. 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 at Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center for a one-day event on 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! Please note registration is now closed. Call 313.965.4100 to be added to the wait list. 
Building Enclosure Council Greater Detroit (BEC-GD)6th Annual Symposium
Please join the Building Enclosure Council Greater Detroit (BEC-GD) chapter for its 6th annual Symposium.  It will offer national experts in the fields of masonry rehabilitation, forensic investigation, water tightness, and air tightness of building enclosures.  Early registration is only $50 and 5 AIA HSW CEU's and MI CEH's will be provided.  The event will be held at the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College from 8:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday October 14th. Visit BEC Greater Detroit
for more information.
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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.


Lori Poole: Communications, Marketing, Emerging Professionals liaison