AIA Michigan Monday Minutes 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI

Executive Director

March 31, 2014 
Edition 3.5
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Happy Monday!


And Happy Opening Day to our Tigers fans!


This week, I am excited to announce that the CEPR has coordinated a premiere screening of the new, AIA underwritten series "Cool Spaces!" at LTU on April 16th. We are especially excited that the host of the series, Stephen Chung, AIA will attend for a Q&A session! This details are below and I hope to see you all at this exciting event!


We also have an A.R.E. event on the 12th and I would like to thank Harley Ellis Devereaux, SmithGroupJJR and Ghafari for supporting their employees to participate as presenters. Workplace support and encouragement is important for the presenters to give their best, so if you would like to give back and help others get licensed, let us know and we will contact and encourage your firm to support you.


Please read the official letter from the State of Michigan about the new continuing education requirements. The article below includes the letter image and a link if you would like to bookmark it in your web browser.


Last reminder: we had great news last week about the National Design Services Act so please read the official AIA statement here and click here to sign the petition in support of this bill and view a sample suggestion of a letter to send to your legislator. More information is in an article below.


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
State of Michigan Continuing Education Requirement Letter
A.R.E. Weekend Seminar: Registration is Now Open!
Continuing Education Opportunity of the Week: AIA Southwest Michigan Chapter
2014 AIAS Freedom By Design Auction
AIA + 2030 Professional Series
Today: On the Road with Energy 2030

Today, March 31st, the Erb Institute in the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and the Alliance to Save Energy will gather top experts from Michigan and the U.S. to try and answer that question.  You can attend virtually, through a live stream that Detroit Public Television will deliver to your computer or tablet.


Energy 2030 on the Road is an initiative organized around the following three strategies which set the agenda of this event:

  • Unleash investment in energy productivity throughout the economy,
  • Modernize regulations and infrastructure to improve energy productivity, and
  • Educate and engage business executives and government leaders on ways to increase energy productivity.

Join distinguished policymakers and Alliance to Save Energy President Kateri Callahan in Ann Arbor for the next stop on our nationwide campaign to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. Coverage starts here at 8:30am on Monday, March 31st.

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.

A.R.E. Weekend Seminar: Registration is Open!
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! 
ARE 2014 April LTU
Registration is now open! Check the A.R.E. Seminar Program webpage for the latest info! Questions? Email
Continuing Education Opportunity of the Week: AIA Detroit + CSI Meeting
CSI Metro Detroit/AIA Detroit Emerging Professionals Committee Joint Meeting

On Tuesday April 8th, Don Bauman, Manager of Specifications at Albert Kahn, will be presenting Specifications 101- Introduction to Specification Basics. The presentation will cover:

-MasterFormat, SectionFormat and PageFormat.

-Putting it all together and what it means in the greater context of Contract Documents.


AIA Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 HSW.


The presentation will be followed by Networking and Product Displays representing various Specification Divisions.


6:00 PM Doors open.

6:30 PM Meeting start: Sign-in followed by pizza and drinks.

6:45 PM Presentation begins, Specifications 101 with interactive discussion.

8:15 PM to 9:00 PM Networking/Product Displays Manufacturer Standard Spec Samples.


Location: VisTaTech Center (Room VT W210B), Schoolcraft College, 18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, MI 48150


Click Here To Register by Friday, April 4, 2014.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Frank Reed at 586-530-5960 or

2014 AIAS Freedom By Design Auction
2014 AIAS silent auction
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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- April 12, 2014: AIA Michigan + AIA Detroit A.R.E. Seminar, Southfield


- April 16, 2014: CEPR premiere screening of "Cool Spaces!" + Q&A with Stephen Chung, AIA


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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.