AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI     

Executive Director

October 6, 2014 
Edition 10.1
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Happy Monday!


This week my message is dedicated to the upcoming Leadership Retreat and Annual Meeting. There has been some confusion with the combined events so please read the following updates. We hope to see you all at the Annual Meeting and again you are welcome to attend the leadership as well.


AIA Michigan Annual Meeting and Leadership Retreat: The upcoming 2014 Annual Meeting (October 10, 2014) will be combined with the AIA Michigan Leadership Retreat (October 9-11, 2014) previously held annually in January. Although not all of the AIA Michigan Chapters will have conducted elections by the October meeting date, we encourage any potential board members, chapter leaders or any members interested in being involved in AIA Michigan or at the chapter level to attend.


Register today for the AIA Michigan Annual Meeting, Friday, October 10, 2014. Click HERE for an agenda and to our website  to register. Although there is no cost we would like to be prepared so please register online or send the form back via fax 313-965-4100 or email [email protected].


As part of the Leadership Retreat there is also Continuing Education Credits Available to all members free of charge! You can sign up for these credits separately from any other events.


Thursday, October 9, 2015


FREE Continuing Education Sessions (3HSW) offered by Fred Butters, FAIA Available at the AIA Michigan Leadership Retreat at the Sloan Museum. Please click HERE  for the brochure. Click 

Online Registration to quick online registration processing. You can sign up for these credits separately from any other events.


 - 9:00AM - 10:30AM - 1.5 HSW - The Evolution of Contracts for the Project Delivery

- 10:30AM - 12:00PM - 1.5 HSW - Behind the Green Roof - Liability Challenges for the Architect in a Green World.


To attend the following Continuing Education sessions please download the registration form HERE and return ASAP.


Thursday, October 9, 2014


2:00p.m.-3:00p.m. - 1 HSW Credit

Contract Management Risk Allocation by Design

Lyndie M. Hunt, CIC, CRM, Professional Concepts Insurance Agency

This course is an examination of the many facets and activities associated with managing the project evaluation, negotiation and contract formation process. At each stage, we will explore opportunities for practice improvement.


3:15p.m.-4:15p.m. - 1 LU

Leadership Training Session: Non-Profit Accounting and Chapter Standards

Lee Bergstrom, CPA, Button Eddy Kolb & Sorrentino PLLC

Cathy Mosley, AIA Michigan Executive Director


Friday, October 10, 2014

9:00a.m. - 10:00a.m. - 1 LU

Leadership and Effective Non-Profit Boards

Edward Woods, III, Director of Learning and Leadership Experiences

Michigan Society of Association Executives                                                                                               

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
ARE Seminar: November 8th
New Code Books Available!
AIAMI/MAF Speakers Bureau: Call for Presentations
MHPN 20th Annual Fall Benefit
Become a "MARKITECT": Build Your Firm's Marketing Strategy!
BEC-GD Annual Symposium
MIM / AIA Awards
Save the Date ~ ARE Seminar:    November 8th


New Code Books Available!

Code books are still available. These updates 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/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
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 [email protected]. 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 at Schoolcraft College VisTaTech Center for a one-day event on 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! Please note registration is now closed. Call 313.965.4100 to be added to the wait list. 
SMPS Michigan Presents: Market Trends Panel

Find out what trends and factors will impact key higher education, healthcare and commercial markets in the near future.  


Hosted at Walsh College, Novi Campus

41500 Gardenbrook Road, Novi, MI 48375 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 ~ 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM


$45.00 SMPS Member

$90.00 Non-member registration

$30.00 Student (with current ID)


Register now by pasting this address into your browser:$$$&id=77  


Building Enclosure Council Greater Detroit (BEC-GD)6th Annual Symposium
Please join the Building Enclosure Council Greater Detroit (BEC-GD) chapter for its 6th annual Symposium.  It will offer national experts in the fields of masonry rehabilitation, forensic investigation, water tightness, and air tightness of building enclosures.  Early registration is only $50 and 5 AIA HSW CEU's and MI CEH's will be provided.  The event will be held at the VisTaTech Center at Schoolcraft College from 8:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday October 14th. Visit BEC Greater Detroit for more information.
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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.


Lori Poole: Communications, Marketing, Emerging Professionals liaison 

MIM / AIA Masonry Honor Awards


40th Annual Masonry

Honor Awards Program


Intent to Enter deadline: October 3, 2014

Submittals Due: November 21, 2014

Honor Awards Cocktail Reception: April 23, 2015


Projects completed since January 1, 2011 are eligible for entry


For more information:


For Rules/Registration booklet and form:



Contact Michelle at [email protected]

Or 248.663.0415