AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI

Executive Director

March 3, 2014 
Edition 3.1
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Happy Monday!


Welcome to March and a month full of great events! Legislative Day 2014 is this Wednesday in Lansing! Check out our website to register for this event and please call the office if you have any questions.

Registration is still open for the Grassroots Conference (March 19-21st) in Washington, D.C. Click to register. The hotel block has expired but if you need assistance with securing a sleeping room contact Tonya Horsley at the AIA for assistance: ([email protected] or 202-626-7465).

The Health Facilities Planning Seminar is also coming up this month (March 20-21st) in Traverse City. In addition to the industry updates and valuable networking opportunities, this event offers 6.5 LU hours and 5 HSW hours! Be sure to visit our website to register and read about our great sponsors.  


Please keep in mind that we are in March now and the project submission deadline for the Design Honor Awards is March 24th! If you haven't submitted your project yet please visit our website today!


One more reminder that the Mid Summer Conference will take place August 7-9, 2014. This year's theme is "Reunion-- Old Friends and New Experiences" so if you have never attended, or if it has been a few years, I hope you will consider making the Mid Summer Conference your new summer tradition. 


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
2030 Challenge Survey
BC&RC + SEMBOIA Seminar: March 19th
AIA Huron Valley: "50 Years, 50 Buildings, 50 Ideas for the Future"
CAM: Call for Entries: Special Issue 2014
AIA + 2030 Professional Series
2030 Challenge Survey
This survey is distributed on behalf of an AIA National special Emerging Professional group. Please take a moment to read about the survey and participate:
As the 2030 Challenge deadline approaches, people are beginning to question if global carbon-neutrality is a feasible reality. But the question should not be whether we can build one carbon-neutral building, as many individual buildings have reached this goal, but rather the question should be whether we will build a carbon-neutral community. 
As emerging professionals asking these questions, we have developed a survey aimed to uncover gaps in knowledge and practice around sustainable design techniques pertaining to the built environment. It has been developed as a launching point to begin a discussion about what may or may not be holding us back from carbon-neutrality. 
The survey will take 10-15 minutes to complete, and will contribute to a base of knowledge for further research studies. The results will be presented at various national conferences this year. Please take the time to fill out the survey, as it will help better our architectural practice as a whole.
Click here to take the survey.
BC&RC + SEMBOIA Seminar: March 19th

Performing Construction in Existing Buildings

Learning Seminar - 3 hours of HSW Learning Units


Come learn about philosophy, codes, construction activity definitions, rehabilitation, and more pertaining to existing buildings!!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 1pm-4pm

(Lunch included from 11:30am to 1pm)


Seminar Description: The purpose of this presentation is to improve the code awareness of design professionals and the building authority representatives with regard to the code-compliant options that are available when performing

construction in existing buildings. 


Click here for more information and to register. 

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 [email protected]. 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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Upcoming Events 


-March 5, 2014: AIA Michigan + AESLC Legislative Day, Lansing


-March 19-21, 2014: AIA National Grassroots Conference, Washington, D.C.


-March 20-21, 2014: AIA Michigan Health Facilities Planning Seminar, Traverse City 


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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, Continuing Education, Documents, 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.