AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI

Executive Director

September 2, 2014 
Edition 9.1
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Happy Monday -er- Tuesday!


I hope you all had a great weekend and that you enjoyed the holiday with your friends and family. It is hard to believe that it is already September! We have so much going on at AIA Michigan this month and I am looking forward to seeing many of you at our fall events starting next week! For those of you in denial that summer is already coming to a close, check out the Mid Summer Conference photos below to relive the breezy days on the island...  


AIA Michigan upcoming fall events include:


This year is the 25th Anniversary Celebration of Design Retreat! The committee has been busy planning special events to commemorate this milestone. The retreat is September 19-21st this year and offers participants 6 HSW and 3 LU continuing education hours! See the flyer below or click here to register.


The Green Health Summit kicks off Stair Week in Michigan on September 8, 2014. Space is limited and registration closes on September 5th so please register as soon as possible. 


The 2nd Annual Tigers Tailgate will be held on September 12th! Registration is open and the flyer is below for more information. Join us for a delicious tailgate feast at the DAC followed by a great game against the Cleveland Indians! 


The "Markitect" event will be held on November 6th. We have teamed up with the Society for Marketing Professional Services to help our member firms advance their companies. If you work at a big firm and don't know what the marketing staff does or if you work at a small firm and do the marketing yourself, there will be valuable insight for everyone. Check out our website for more information and to register!


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
AIA National Launches Two Resource Guides for Members
New Code Books Available!
AIAMI Design Retreat: 25th Anniversary!
AIAMI/MAF Speakers Bureau: Call for Presentations
Green Health Summit: Registration is Now Open
Tigers Tailgate: September 12th!
AIAD BCRC: Accessibility Seminar on Sept. 18th
MHPN 20th Annual Fall Benefit
Become a MARKITECT: Build Your Firm's Marketing Strategy!
AIA National Launches Two Resource Guides for Members
AIA National has launched their new Materials Matter website curating resources for AIA members to learn more about how materials affect our health, our environment and our communities. Click here to learn more.

The resource guide, Public-Private Partnerships: What Architects Need to Know, is now available for AIA members. The AIA State and Local Government Creations team has released a guide for architects to learn the pros and cons about Public Private Partnerships and how they affect Architects. Click here to learn more.
Mid Summer Conference 2014 Photos
MSC 2014 fort dinner
An entertaining dinner at Fort Mackinac was the perfect start to a weekend of family fun, reunions with friends and educational opportunities.
MSC 2014 bocci
The ever popular Bocci Tournament was featured on the Grand Hotel's facebook page!
MSC 2014 Stable tour
Attendees enjoyed the impressive tour of the Grand Hotel Stables.
MSC 2014 sat reception
Attendees enjoy the MAF Silent Auction during the popular Saturday reception on the porch of the Grand Hotel.
MSC 2014 Sponsors
Thank you to our sponsors!
Join us next year on August 6-8, 2015! 
New Code Books Available!
The BCRC has recently announced that the new 2012 MBC and the 2012 Rehabilitation Code are available for purchase. These code books will be instrumental not only for the BCRC seminar in September 18th, (see article below for information) but also because these updates will become law on October 9, 2014.

For more information, visit the International Codes Council site here and visit the LARA webpage to purchase these books. (If you follow the links from the LARA webpage, they books are available at "member" pricing!)
AIAMI Design Retreat: 25th Anniversary!
FINAL Design Retreat 2014 broch
This event provides 6 HSW and 3 LU continuing education hours!
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 being accepted until October 31, 2014 for the 2015 program. 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
Green Health Summit: Registration Closes on September 5th!
 For more information and to register, click here.

2nd Annual Tigers Tailgate: Sept. 12th!
To view the flyer and register, click here!
AIAD BCRC: Accessibility Seminar on Sept. 18th
The AIAD Building Code & Regulations Committee will present a two-part, all-day seminar on the 2010 ADA Standards and the changes in ANSI A117.1 Standards.  The morning session will cover applicability of ADA and ANSI requirements; differences between ADA and ANSI standards and stipulations; safe harbor; barrier removal; accessible routes as well as other specific changes. The afternoon session will focus on commercial building residential uses R-1, R-2 and R-4 with an emphasis on Accessible, Type A and Type B dwelling units.  Each session is approved for three PA 54 and HSW educational credits; a total of six credits for both sessions!  As part of their registration, attendees will receive a free copy of the new 2009 ANSI Standard and lunch. Click here for more information and to register.
MHPN 20th Annual Fall Benefit

The Michigan Historic Preservation Network's 20th Annual Fall Benefit will be held Saturday, October 11, 2014. Members and friends of the Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) have gotten together every fall for twenty years and the MHPN always chooses a noteworthy historic venue as the evening's backdrop.  This year's venue is the Tibbits Opera House in Coldwater, a building with a story of stunning reclamation.  Detroit architect Mortimer Smith designed the exquisite Second Empire fa´┐Żade of the Tibbits Opera House built in 1882.  The following decades brought changes and neglect but a recent restoration effort has restored the opera house to its original glory and it must be seen to be believed!  

MHPN Tibbits Opera House 

 The public is invited to the MHPN's 20th Annual Fall Benefit which includes strolling dinner fare and dessert, a hosted beer and wine bar, opera house tours, silent and live auctions, and more.  RSVP by Friday, October 3, at 6:00 PM. For more information, go to the visit the MHPN website, call 517-371-8080, or e-mail The website also includes information on the evening's commuter bus.   

Become a MARKITECT: Build Your Firm's Marketing Strategy!
AIA Michigan and the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) are teaming up to turn architects into marketing gurus! Join us on November 6, 2014 for a one-day event to learn how to truly differentiate your firm, and yourself, from the competition, leverage best practices in strategic planning, marketing and business development techniques, and identify partnering opportunities, and strengthen relationships you already have. 

No matter whether your firm is small or large, if you're a technical professional or a marketer, or even if you are a sole practitioner, this session is for you. Check out the program brochure here and visit our website to learn more and register today!
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Upcoming Events 


- September 8, 2014: Green Health Summit (plus Stair Week kick-off), Lansing


-September 12, 2014: CEPR Tigers Tailgate, Detroit


-September 19-21, 2014: AIAMI Design Retreat, Torch Lake


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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.