AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI

Executive Director

March 10, 2014 
Edition 3.2
Cathy Headshot 
Happy Monday!


This week you will be receiving a special survey from the AIA Michigan Board of Directors in your email and mailbox.  You may respond via email, mail or fax. The results from this survey will be crucially influential to the Board's decision on a very important topic, so please take the time to fill out the survey.

I would like to thank everyone who attended Legislative Day on Wednesday! It was another successful event for AIA Michigan and I would like to thank the Government Affairs Committee for all that they do to ensure this event is relevant and informative each year.
2014 Legis Day
The attendees in session at Legislative Day 2014. 
Thank you to Dennis King, FAIA for this photo!


Registration for the Grassroots Conference (March 19-21st) in Washington, D.C will close this Wednesday, March 12th! Visit the AIA National website today 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: ( or 202-626-7465).

The Health Facilities Planning Seminar is next week (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 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
Small Firm Round Table Meeting: This Thursday!
A.R.E. Weekend Seminar: Save the Date!
2014 AIAS Freedom By Design Auction
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
Small Firm Round Table Meeting this Thursday, March 13th!
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This Thursday, March 13th the Small Firm Round Table will be meeting at the CMU Research facility in Mt. Pleasant at 6:00 PM. 


The agenda is to discuss general issues that affect Small Firms and share best practices, fellowship and maybe dinner and a beverage! 


RSVP to Jeff Ferweda, AIA at:
A.R.E. Weekend Seminar: Save the Date!
Licensure-track candidates! Join AIA Michigan + AIA Detroit on Saturday, April 12th at Lawrence Technological University for the first of the 2014 ARE Seminar series! Structures I: An introduction to the exam + graphic vignette walk-through, plus the vignette walk-through and overview of the Programming, Planning, and Practice and Schematic Design exams.

More information and registration details will be available next week! Check the A.R.E. Seminar Program webpage for the latest info! Questions? Email
2014 AIAS Freedom By Design Auction
2014 AIAS silent auction
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 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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-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.