AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI

Executive Director

February 24, 2014 
Edition 2.4
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Happy Monday!


February is a short month, so don't forget that 
Legislative Day 2014 is next week 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 deadline to book your hotel room has passed (Feb. 17th), but I will continue to run the hotel room information for the next week in case anyone needs to make a last-minute reservation.

The Health Facilities Planning Seminar is March 20-21st this year and we already have hundreds of attendees registered! Be sure to visit our website to register and read about our great sponsors. In addition to the industry updates and valuable networking opportunities, this event offers 6.5 LU hours and 5 HSW hours!  


We are very excited for the AIAMI Design Honor Awards on June 7, 2014 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum in East Lansing. The deadline is March 24th, so if you haven't submitted your project yet please visit our website today!


Last week I announced 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
ESD Future City Regional Winners Take National Title!
Beaux Arts Ball Photos!
AIA Huron Valley: "50 Years, 50 Buildings, 50 Ideas for the Future"
CAM: Call for Entries: Special Issue 2014
AIA + 2030 Professional Series
ESD Future City Regional Winners Take National Title!
ESD future city 2014
The team from St. John Lutheran School in Rochester, recipient of the AIA Michigan Special Award at the Future City Regional competition in January, competed in the National competition last week in Washington, D.C. and won the National Title!

The St. John's team has won the Michigan Regional Future City Competition four consecutive times in as many years, but this is the team's first National Competition win. Click here for the full news article about the competition and the winning project.
Congratulations to the St. John Lutheran School team!


Beaux Arts Ball: Photos!
The AIAS groups from UDM and LTU joined together on Saturday, February 22nd at the Detroit Masonic Temple for the annual Beaux Arts Ball. The evening included dinner, Pecha Kucha presentations from creative-industry professionals, a tour of the several areas of the Temple, and dancing in the Crystal Ballroom.
BeauxArts Meag and Spen
AIAS Presidents Meaghan Markiewicz (LTU) and Spencer Jaskiewicz (UDM) welcome attendees
BeauxArts SlowRoll
Jason Hall, co-founder of Detroit Bike City's Slow Roll was one of the Pecha Kucha presenters
BeauxArts tablescape
The AIA Michigan tablescape, complete with interactive centerpiece components
BeauxArts symbol
Masonic symbols cover almost every surface of the Temple
Beaux Arts stair detail
Even the stair railings feature detailed workmanship
BeauxArts tour
Interior of one of the many formal chapel rooms in the Temple
BeauxArts dancing
AIAS students and guests ended the night by cutting loose!
On behalf of the AIAS groups from UDM and LTU, thank you to everyone who supported this great event! 
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 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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