AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI

Executive Director

April 21, 2014 
Edition 4.3
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Happy Monday!


I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend and that the Easter Bunny left you lots of goodies!


This week we feel like relaxing now the A.R.E. Seminar, the "Cool Spaces!" premiere screening and the "Streamlining the Path to Licensure" events went well... BUT... we can't relax yet because we have big announcements to make about the AIA Michigan Design and Honor Awards this week! This year the awards ceremony and reception will be held on June 7, 2014 at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum! Stay tuned for more announcements in your inbox!


And here is a little reminder to save the date for the annual Mid Summer Conference! Join us August 7-9th!

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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
RIP: Prof. Aldo Colandrea, friend of AIA Michigan
Continuing Education Opportunity of the Week: AIA Southwest Concrete Plant Tour - Sign up Today!
Volterra Dates Announced: Earn Continuing Education on Vacation in Italy!
BCRC Building Codes Seminar!
MHPN Annual Conference: Register Today!
State of Michigan Continuing Education Requirement Letter
AIA + 2030 Professional Series
RIP: Prof. Aldo Colandrea, friend of AIA Michigan
We regret to inform the membership of the sudden passing of Aldo Colandrea. Aldo was a dedicated professor at University of Detroit Mercy for over 30 years and many AIA Michigan members have looked to him for instruction and mentorship. He will be greatly missed and if you would like to pay your respects to Aldo and the Colandrea family, please note the following:

Visitation: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 5:00-9:00pm and also on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 2:00-9:00pm at John Molnar Funeral Home: 14032 Northline Rd., Southgate, MI 48195. (Phone: 734.285.1515). 
His service will also be held at the John Molnar Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 10:00am.


Continuing Education Opportunity of the Week: AIA Southwest Concrete Plant Tour - Sign up Today!
Please join the AIA Southwest Michigan chapter on Wednesday, April 23, 2014 at the Consumers Concrete Plant at 1100 Nazareth Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49048 for a tour with the Kalamazoo/Battle Creek NAWIC chapters. Attendees will gather at 4:15 PM and the program will run from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM.

This is a great opportunity for continuing education with 1.5 HSW hours offered to participants.

*Please wear construction type footwear and personal attire. Safety glasses will be furnished on site*

Also, refreshments will be served courtesy of the tour hosts and the tour is free to all participants!

RSVP: By 4/21/2014, today, at noon via Eventbrite.
Volterra Dates Announced: Earn Continuing Education on Vacation in Italy!
Volterra The University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture and the Volterra Detroit Foundation are pleased to announce a Fall program in the historic Etruscan city of Volterra, Italy to earn 24 AIA HSW units.  
The program begins on September 27 and ends October 5, 2014.  You will stay at the newly renovated Volterra International Residential College and tour Florence and Siena as part of the program.  A flat fee includes rooms, meals, transportation and course and tour fees.  Spouses, partners, family and friends are welcome to join you in this exciting adventure.  Space is limited and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, so sign up now!  
For complete information visit our web site at or contact Prof. Stephen Vogel, FAIA at [email protected] or Prof. Wladek Fuchs, Tour Leader, at [email protected].  
BCRC Building Codes Seminar!

AIA Detroit BC&RC presents: The New 2012 Michigan Building Code (MBC): An Overview and Look into the Significant Changes from 2009. The 2012 Michigan Building Code is on the way, come and learn about the changes on Thursday, May 15, 2014 from 9:00am-4:00pm (Lunch is included!)!


Continuing Education - 6 hours of HSW Learning Units!


Seminar Description:

Michigan will use a new building code; don't be caught designing to an outdated code! The Bureau of Construction Codes current expected adoption date is September 26, 2014.The new requirements in the 2012 MBC are extensive; over 160 changes covering nine different chapters, but not limited to, safety glazing, means of egress, and fire sprinkler systems. The significant differences between the current 2009 edition of the MBC and the new 2012 version will be presented by Mr. Jay Woodward of the International Code Council at the San Marino Club in Troy, Michigan. Attendees will receive free ICC workbooks detailing the changes in the new code; lunch is included. At the seminar mid-break, Mr. Ben Tiseo of the Michigan Government Affairs Committee will explain the new Michigan requirement for mandatory continuing education.


8:30am - 9:00am - Registration, Check-in

9:00am - 4:00pm - Seminar (with break for included lunch)

Location:  San Marino Club in Troy, (

Cost: $100.00 AIA Members - $150.00 Non-AIA Members - $100.00 SEMBOIA Members - $75.00 for AIA Emerging Professional Committee Members, AIA Associate Members, Students and retired professionals.


Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN) Annual Conference- Register Today!
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The MHPN's 34th Annual Conference - "Michigan Places Matter: Discovering how your community's cultural resources can make placemaking unique" is coming up on May 15-17, 2014! 

AIA Michigan and several of our members firms proudly sponsor this event, the state's largest and most comprehensive preservation conference, because the quality speakers, vital content and networking opportunities are beneficial to the architectural profession and to our communities across the state. 

For more information, please read the extensive conference brochure and be sure to register before May 7th!


State of Michigan Continuing Education Requirement Letter
We first reported on the new continuing education rules in 2013, thanks to updates from the Government Affairs Committee. Now that the new state-mandated continuing education rules are in effect, they have prompted questions. To remind members of the requirements, the official letter from the State of Michigan is shown below. You can also download the letter here.

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 


-May 15-17, 2014: MHPN Annual Preservation Conference, Jackson


-June 7, 2014: AIAMI Design Honor Awards, Broad Art Museum, East Lansing


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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


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.