AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI     

Executive Director

March 30, 2015
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Greetings and Happy Monday!


The staff is back from another successful Health Facilities Conference with 396 attendees! Keep an eye out for the Newsletter this week for a recap on this month's events.


There are many events in the upcoming months to look forward to and receive your continuing education.


Late registration is still open for the 2015 "Missing Middle" Design Competition An open Design Competition intended to spur the development of creative, mixed-income, and affordable "Missing Middle" Michigan Housing Developments in our State's Downtowns and along key transit corridors. First Prize $10,000! Click here for more information and to apply.

The SFI Conference will be hosted in Detroit this year! The conference will be April 10-12, 2015, following with the Public Interest Design Institute on April 13-14, 2015. Register HERE

The AIA,  Huron Valley  chapter is pleased to announce the following upcoming event: 
Lecture: Mariana Mogilevich 
on Tuesday, April 07, 2015 at 6:00 pm. Click here for more information.

Check out AIA Grand Rapids upcoming Lunch and Learns and other events, click HERE 

The AIA Flint 2015 Code Seminar: Existing Building Code will be April 23, 2015. Earn 6 HSWs! RSVP to [email protected]

Brasco's 2015 ASLA Student Design Contest  Enter to win a $500 scholarship, a featured product page on our site, & engineered renderings of your design by Studio B Designs. More information here .

Scholarships for Emerging Professionals to attend the AIA Convention have been extended! Click HERE for more information.

Registration is now open for AIA Convention 2015, one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. This year's schedule is incredible: President Bill Clinton's day one keynote address. 300+ career-changing workshops, seminars, tours, and events led by visionaries, grassroots champions, change agents, and rising stars. A dynamic expo floor turned into a temporary built environment with hundreds of exhibitors, first looks, and surprises. We'll see you there! See what AIA Convention 2015 is all about. Register HERE


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
Strategic Plan 2014-2020
As the architectural profession moves through the first decade of the twenty-first century, it becomes increasingly obvious that the pace of change continues to accelerate . . . 

Health Facilities: Free 2016 Registration Winner Announced!
The Health Facilities Planning Seminar included a special contest at the end: attendees were invited to leave their business card for the chance to win a free registration for the 2016 Health Facilities Planning Seminar.

We have been eagerly awaiting the winner and the State of Michigan has informed us that the winner is:  Bobbi Marvin!

Congratulations, Bobbi! We look forward to seeing you at the 2015 Health Facilities Planning Seminar in Traverse City!
SFI Conference + PIDI Workshop

 Structures for Inclusion | April 10-12 | Detroit, MI

Now in its fifteenth year, SFI will feature the best public interest design projects from around the world, including the 2015 SEED Award winners.

"Resilience of Mind, Body and Spirit" will be the theme of SFI 15. Projects from Detroit and other resilient cities will be showcased in search of a new kind of post-industrial world order.

Full schedule, list of speakers, and registration at:


Public Interest Design Institute | April 13-14| Detroit, MI
Led by Bryan Bell, The learning objectives for the course are based on research funded by the 2011 FAIA Latrobe Prize. Attendees will learn from in-depth examples and participate in discussions with 14 leading practitioners including 2015 SEED Award winners about ways design can address the critical issues faced by communities, and get paid to do it!


Speakers below, registration at:


2015 AIA CAE Spring Conference

Please consider joining us for this highly anticipated international conference, returning to Detroit for the first time in over 25 years! You can register at the link provided below - please review our schedule of events, tours, and presentations for the conference as well as travel, hotel and logistics provided for attendees.  In addition to the AIA CAE Committee, we are joining with the AIA Pecha Kucha Detroit for a high energy group of presentations on the final day of the conference.  You can attend the entire conference or for a single day - note that the final day is free admission

AIAS LTU Freedom By Design Silent Auction

Michigan Historic Preservation Network
35th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference 
May 13-16, 2015
Northwood University
Midland, MI

Each spring, the Network sponsors the state's largest annual statewide preservation conference to provide training and networking opportunities geared to both beginners and seasoned preservationists.  Visit the MHPN webpage here for more information.  
17th Annual MSHDA Conference
17th annual Building Michigan Communities - MSHDA Conference
April 27-29, 2015
Lansing Center
Lansing, MI

This conference will provide a valuable place for education, networking, and recharging.  In addition to historic preservation topics, our participants will find many other sessions and events of interest. For more information visit the conference page  here.
Position Papers

Opportunity to Tell the World


Did you ever wish you could tell the world how you feel about Architecture and its influence on our lives?  AIA Michigan is actively developing a library of Position Papers for publication, education and public awareness.  The overall intent of Position Paper program is to create a library of prepared statements and to respond to 'one-off' issues as they arise. 


Theo Pappas, AIA has written the inagural article in the program and shared his perspective with the world on Detroit's Public Transportation in the context of the current construction of the M-1 Rail. (Click here for the article)

Dennis King, FAIA, has authored an article on  Why Design Matters , which is scheduled to be included in the January 2015 issue of CAM Magazine.  

If you have a subject that you would like to express your point-of-view on please contact Public Policy Director, Dennis King, at AIA Michigan (248) 310-3960 or [email protected] to explore the opportunity.  We'd love to include your message.  
MIPlace Placemaking Strategy Development

Placemaking Strategy Development workshops are designed to move your community through training and to action. Help your community by enrolling today! 

While RSVP's are required for this event, the workshops are free of charge. Please RSVP at least 10 days prior to each workshop. 


Some Upcoming Dates:

Detroit: April 1, 6:00-9:00pm

Grand Rapids: May 13, 6:00-9:00pm

Kalamazoo: May 14, 5:30-8:30pm

Lansing: April 21, 6:00-9:00pm 

Saginaw: May 12, 6:00-9:00pm 

Traverse City: May 6, 6:00-9:00pm 


Click here for more information and locations or register here.

Earn LUs Online at AIAU
At AIAU, you can earn LUs online, on your schedule, from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Stay on top of your field and your LU requirements with the most popular AIAU courses.
Michigan "MISSING MIDDLE" Michigan Housing Design Competition

An open Design Competition intended to spur the development of creative, mixed-income, and affordable "Missing Middle" Michigan Housing Developments in our State's Downtowns and along key transit corridors.

Click HERE for more information and to apply.

Late Registration Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2015, 4:00pm
Submission Deadline: Friday, May 22, 2015, 4:00pm
Michigan Battle of the Buildings Competition
We are nearing the end of registration for 2015 contestants (March 31 is last day).  We have increased the 2015 participation by more that 50% over 2014 already!

Registration is officially open for Michigan commercial and industrial buildings of all sizes interested in joining the  U.S. Green Building Councils of West Michigan and the Detroit Regional Chapter's statewide annual Battle of the Buildings competition!

Metanoia Fellowship Opportunity
Are you ready to work with communities to build a brighter future?

Make a difference while being paid to work! 
Click HERE for more information.
Click HERE to apply!
Application Deadline: June 15, 2015
Save the Date: AIA Michigan 2015 Honor Awards Celebration!
June 5, 2015
To be determined

2015 AIAMI Honor Awards Call For Entries: Download Form  Here

Register Online Here


Important dates:

March 23, 2015: All submittals due - no extension
April /May 2015: Notification to winners

Save the Date for the MAF/Dumke Golf Outing

Champion the profession. Nurture our chapters. Build Michigan better.

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If you have questions or are interested in placing an opening or resume, email [email protected] 


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William A. Kibbe Assoc., Inc seeks Architect.


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Rochman Design-Build seeks Architectural Designer

SmithGroupJJR seeks Architect IIArchitect III and Learning Studio Leader


Advanced Architectural Products seeks Engineering Department Manager


JTAI seeks Registered Architect.


Sidock Group seeks to expand its Architectural and Engineering team.  

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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.