AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI

Executive Director

April 7, 2014 
Edition 4.1
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Happy Monday!


We have great CEPR events on the horizon, starting with the A.R.E. event this Saturday, April 12th! If you haven't registered yet, please do so by Thursday on our websiteI would like to thank Harley Ellis Devereaux, SmithGroupJJR and Ghafari for supporting their employees to participate as presenters. Workplace support and encouragement is important for the presenters to give their best, so if you would like to give back and help others get licensed, let us know. We will contact and encourage your firm to support you!


The premiere screening of the new, AIA underwritten series "Cool Spaces!" is next Wednesday, April 16th! The CEPR has coordinated with AIA National to bring the host of the series, Stephen Chung, AIA to the screening for a Q&A session! The details are in the article below and I hope to see you all at LTU for this exciting event!


Please read the official letter from the State of Michigan about the new continuing education requirements. The article below includes the letter image and a link if you would like to bookmark it in your web browser.


Saturday, May 31st is World Interiors Day and to celebrate, the Grand Rapids Art Museum will give free admission to AIA, IIDA, and ASID members! This special day occurs during the Michigan Modern exhibition so I hope members from across the state will take advantage of this offer. 


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
A.R.E. Weekend Seminar: This Saturday!
"Cool Spaces!" Premiere Screening April 16th!
"Streamlining the Path to Licensure" Event: April 18th!
Continuing Education Opportunity of the Week: BCRC Building Codes Seminar!
MHPN Annual Conference: Register Today!
State of Michigan Continuing Education Requirement Letter
AIA + 2030 Professional Series
A.R.E. Weekend Seminar: This Saturday!
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! 
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Registration is still open online! Check the A.R.E. Seminar Program webpage for the latest info! 
Questions? Email
"Cool Spaces!" Premiere Screening April 16th!

Cool Spaces event The AIA Michigan CEPR invites you to the "Cool Spaces!" Premiere Episode Viewing + Q&A with the Host, Stephen Chung, AIA! On Wednesday, April 16th, join us at LTU's A200 Auditorium for a reception at 5:30pm followed by the premiere at 6pm. Q&A with Stephen will follow the screening.


This event is FREE to attend, but be sure to RSVP to: aiami@aiami.comSpecial thanks to the "Cool Spaces!" Reception Sponsor: Ghafari Associates!

Learn more about Cool Spaces! and the host, Stephen Chung, AIA at the Cool Spaces! website. You can view the one-minute sizzle, learn more about the show concept, view featured locations, and learn what role the AIA has in the production of this innovative series. Architectural Record has already reviewed the show and you can read the article here!

"Streamlining the Path to Licensure" Event: April 18th!
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Is it too complicated, expensive, and time consuming to become a licensed architect? Can the process be improved?
Join AIA Huron Valley + AIA Michigan CEPR for an open roundtable discussion prompted by the recent document, "Streamlining the Path to Licensure" by the Texas Society of Architects.* A representative of the committee that authored the document will join us via video to join in the discussion.

We want to hear what you think!

This event will be held at the Wolverine State Brewing Company in Ann Arbor and is free to attend. Click here to RSVP! 
*Read "Streamlining the Path to Licensure" here
Continuing Education Opportunity of the Week: BCRC Building Codes Seminar!

AIA Detroit BC&RC presents: The New 2012 Michigan Building Code (MBC): An Overview and Look into the Significant Changes from 2009. The 2012 Michigan Building Code is on the way, come and learn about the changes on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 9:00am-4:00pm (Lunch is included!)!


Continuing Education - 6 hours of HSW Learning Units!


Seminar Description:

Michigan will use a new building code; don't be caught designing to an outdated code! The Bureau of Construction Codes current expected adoption date is September 26, 2014.The new requirements in the 2012 MBC are extensive; over 160 changes covering nine different chapters, but not limited to, safety glazing, means of egress, and fire sprinkler systems. The significant differences between the current 2009 edition of the MBC and the new 2012 version will be presented by Mr. Jay Woodward of the International Code Council at the San Marino Club in Troy, Michigan. Attendees will receive free ICC workbooks detailing the changes in the new code; lunch is included. At the seminar mid-break, Mr. Ben Tiseo of the Michigan Government Affairs Committee will explain the new Michigan requirement for mandatory continuing education.


8:30am - 9:00am - Registration, Check-in

9:00am - 4:00pm - Seminar (with break for included lunch)

Location:  San Marino Club in Troy, (

Cost: $100.00 AIA Members - $150.00 Non-AIA Members - $100.00 SEMBOIA Members - $75.00 for AIA Emerging Professional Committee Members, AIA Associate Members, Students and retired professionals.


Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) Annual Conference- Register Today!
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The MHPN's 34th Annual Conference - "Michigan Places Matter: Discovering how your community's cultural resources can make placemaking unique" is coming up on May 15-17, 2014! 

AIA Michigan and several of our members firms proudly sponsor this event, the state's largest and most comprehensive preservation conference, because the quality speakers, vital content and networking opportunities are beneficial to the architectural profession and to our communities across the state. 

For more information, please read the extensive conference brochure and be sure to register before May 7th!


State of Michigan Continuing Education Requirement Letter
We first reported on the new continuing education rules in 2013, thanks to updates from the Government Affairs Committee. Now that the new state-mandated continuing education rules are in effect, they have prompted questions. To remind members of the requirements, the official letter from the State of Michigan is shown below. You can also download the letter here.

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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Upcoming Events 


- April 12, 2014: AIA Michigan + AIA Detroit A.R.E. Seminar, Southfield


- April 16, 2014: CEPR premiere screening of "Cool Spaces!" + Q&A with Stephen Chung, AIA


-May 15-17, 2014: MHPN Annual Preservation Conference, Jackson


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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


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