AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI     

Executive Director

February 2, 2015
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Happy Monday!  


Happy February! I hope everyone enjoyed "Snow Bowl Sunday"!  The AIA Michigan office is closed today but we are checking emails and working from home offices.


Speakers Bureau Re-launch

Some exciting news on this snowy day. Today we are celebrating the re-launch of the Speakers Bureau

Looking for a speaker for your business group, public service organization or professional association?  Consider this - while all of us view and interact with our community's buildings, few of us understand the built environment like architects - and we want to share our insights. The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is proud to announce that we have established a statewide Speakers Bureau of AIA members willing to speak to organizations just like yours.  You can schedule these complimentary presentations for your group by contacting the speaker. A brief description for each presentation is included on the website. More presentations will be available in the coming months!


Registration is now open for the 2015 Health Facilities Planning Seminar, (March 26-27, 2015). Click HERE to register or If you are interested in sponsoring this event, download the form here.


You may now register for the AIA Michigan Room Block for AIA National Convention in Atlanta, (May 14-16, 2015) I will be doing this for you this year. The rate for the AIA Michigan block is $189. Please fill out and return the PDF HERE


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


The University of Detroit, Mercy School of Architecture and the Volterra-Detroit Foundation is offering a continuing education program in Volterra, Italy for October 18, 2015-October 27, 2015 with an side trip to the 2015 World Exposition in Milan, Italy.  The program will be led by Professor Dan Pitera, FAIA.  Visit the web site and click on "programs" and/or contact Professor Stephen Vogel at for information, questions and to reserve a space.  This is being offered exclusively to AIA Michigan and AIA Pittsburgh members and their spouses on a first come, first serve basis.  Download PDF here.


Legislative Meet and Greet: February 13, 2015 in Wayne County at Wade Trim, Detroit Register Here. Its not too early to register for the 19th Annual Architects, Engineers & Surveyors Legislative Day on March 18, 2015!

Register Here 


The AIAS Chapters at Lawrence Tech and University of Detroit Mercy are hosting their 6th Annual Beaux Arts Ball on February 13, 2015. Click HERE to buy tickets.


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
Save the Date for Legislative Meet and Greet
Dear AIAMI Members;

While the government affairs committee has worked to build relationships with legislators, nothing can replace one on one contact with constituents. As you know, Michigan will seat a new legislature in 2015, and in addition to returning legislators there will be a number of new faces as well.

Relationships between legislators and their constituent members is critical to the success of government affairs. To kick the 2015 / 2016 session off, we have planned a number of legislative "meet and greet" sessions throughout the state as follows;

February 13, 2015; Wayne County, Location Wade Trim, Detroit
February 27, 2015; Macomb County, offices of AEW

These events will take a few hours out of your morning on the specified day. Please select the location where your legislator lives and mark your calendars. More information will be forthcoming, but please make it a point to save the date for these important events. Enjoy a continental breakfast, shake hands with your legislator, and help the government affairs committee kick of the legislative session on a high note.

Thank you

Frederick F. Butters, FAIA, Esq., GA Co-Chair
Greg Metz, AIA, GA Co-Chair
QBS Government Affairs Issue
AIAS Lawrence Tech and University of Detroit Mercy 6th Annual Beaux Arts Ball


The Beaux Arts Ball brings together professionals and students for networking in a non-traditional environment. The theme this year is Synergy, the integration of syndicate and energy.

To purchase tickets, Click Here
To view the sponsorship packages, Click Here
CREW Detroit February 25, 2015 [Commercial Real Estate Financing, A-Z]
Date: February 25 , 2015

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel


Some lenders are best for certain borrowing, but not others, and vice versa.  What type of lender is best suited for your commercial real estate loan?  And, why?  Our illustrious panel of presenters will answer these questions and, in the course, cover the whole range of commercial real estate lending in 2015.          


Register HERE

Registration Deadline: February 23, 2015

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 which was carried in the November 24th issue of Crain's Detroit Business. Theo 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.  Nominally six additional papers are in the pipeline on subjects including Green Health, Placemaking, Qualification Based Selection (QBS), Unlicensed Architecture and Life Safety.

AIA Michigan supports the authors with graphic support, proofreading, editorial review comments, and distribution to the media.  Authors, all architects, are recognized in the bi-line and given considerable freedom to express their position in a creative and compelling text. The papers are typically between 500 and 1,000 words.  Efforts are underway to integrate the position papers into the AIA Michigan website and social media. 


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 to explore the opportunity.  We'd love to include your message.  
Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow

The Construction Association of Michigan (CAM), Bloomfield Hills, is pleased to announce that the Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow will be returning to MotorCity Casino Hotel in Detroit. This one-day tradeshow will be held on February 4, 2015, and will be attended by construction owners, contractors, suppliers, architects and engineers. Show hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.


The Michigan Construction & Design Tradeshow will also play host to the CAM 129th Annual Meeting, CAM Magazine Special Issue Awards, and Construction Project of the Year Award, which will be held inside the Sound Board. 


CAMTEC, the Training and Education Center of CAM, will offer classes eligible for AIA Continuing Education during the tradeshow, as well.  Register online at or return the attached registration form to Tracey Alfonsi at  

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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 still being accepted.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
The MIplace "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.

Important Deadlines:
Timely Registration Deadline: Monday, March 16, 2015, 4:00pm EDT
Late Registration (+50%) Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2015, 4:00pm EDT
Submission Deadline: Monday, May 11, 2015, 4:00pm EDT
Winners Advised: Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Awards Symposium (Tentative): June 25, 2015, Location TBA

Click HERE for more information and to apply.
19th Annual Architects, Engineers & Surveyors Legislative Day
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Christman University, Ground Floor, The Christman Building

208 N. Capitol, Lansing, MI 

Registration Form

Health Facilities Planning Seminar
March 26-27, 2015
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Grand Rapids, MI

Call for 2015 Entries: click here
Due Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 

Click here for Registration Information and Brochure

If you are interested in Sponsoring this event, download the form here
Great Lakes Builders Show

Excitement is building for the area's first homebuilding industry-only trade show-The Great Lakes Builders Show-debuting at Ford Field in Detroit, March 4 - 6, 2015. Builders, remodelers, design professionals and contractors are looking forward to connecting with the region's building product and service suppliers at this one-of-a-kind event! 


Register today at

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:

February 15, 2015: Entry slips and fee due
March 23, 2015: All submittals due - no extension
April /May 2015: Notification to winners

Save the Date for the MAF/Dumke Golf Outing
Monday, June 22, 2015 
Western Golf and Country Club
Redford, MI

More information coming soon!
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Grissim Metz Andriese Associates is seeking a full-time entry level

landscape architect

Daniels and Zermack Architects seeks Project Architect / Project Coordinator

Architectural Resource seeks Architect Level 1 (Unlicensed or Unlicensed Architecture/Design Staff 1)

Bray Architects seeks Project Team Leader

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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.