AIA Michigan Monday Minutes

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI     

Executive Director


Champion the profession. Nurture our chapters. Build Michigan better.
February 5, 2018
Happy Monday!  

Intersections: The City Through Cartography gallery opening on Friday, February 2nd was a huge success! Thank you Amanda Harrell-Seyburn, Associate AIA for all of your hard work and thank you to the artist and cartographer Lyz Luidens and Alex B. Hill. The exhibition is running from  February 2 - March 30th, 2018.  The  gallery is open Monday-Friday from 9:00AM-5:00PM. The gallery is also available by appointment after hours. Please email to schedule an appointment!

It's not too early to secure your room for the 2018 convention. AIAMI has secured a block of rooms at the Hilton Midtown which is the AIA headquarters hotel. More here about the hotel. If you are interested in reserving a room with the AIAMI block follow this link . You will be asked to enter your information. You are responsible for making your reservation, updating and cancellations. The rate is $389 per night. There are other rooms available on the 2018 convention site here .

AIA Knowledge Community Opportunities
  • Showcase your firm in The SPP Review 2017! Submit noteworthy, professional accomplishments and firm news relating to the theme Renewal to share with your 9,500+ SPP national peers, friends, and clients. Deadline: February 5 - Submit your project
  • Earn 1 HSW free: Investing in Urban Infrastructure webinar. Learn how strategic public investment in innovative urban infrastructure is tackling big urban issues and strengthening communities in Bethlehem, Boston, and New Orleans. Date: February 12, 12-1pm ET - Register
  • Earn 1 HSW free: Designing Net Zero Energy Buildings: Obstacles and Lessons Learned webinar. This webinar will flatten the learning curve for designers undertaking-or hoping to undertake-a net zero energy project. Date: March 5, 12-1pm ET - Register 
  • Save the dates for COD Conferences in Vancouver and Chile! Vancouver, Canada: May 17-20 - Santiago & Valparaiso, Chile: October 21-27
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Have a great week!

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI
AIA Michigan Executive Director
Weekly Highlights

I ntersections:
The City Through Cartography

Giving Data Empathy | Alex Hill
Tuesday February 6; 5:30pm-7:30pm
Nothing is more important than giving data context. Spreadsheets are great for compiling, but not very helpful in understanding data or being persuaded by it. The majority of data that we see isn't shared in raw form for that very reason. We often see data in dashboards, infographics, and other visuals. I am constantly thinking about how to make maps and data more focused on people, their stories, and the impacts that those numbers represent. It is a constant battle working with data and numbers every day and one that is most often overlooked by organizations that are focused on utilizing big data and attempting to turn a city around. Materials will be provided.
Time Traveling in Ink | Lyz Luidens
Thursday February 15; 5:30pm-7:30pm
In this workshop we will make collograph maps of the landmarks we travel around most often in the city. A collograph is a type of print made out of collaged items - we'll be using flat items, like cardstock, ribbon, thread, tape, etc. We'll then use a reductive monoprinting technique to overlay our routes over our collographs of the city! Materials will be provided.
How to Read Maps | Alex Hill
Tuesday February 20; 5:30pm-7:30pm
In a world full of data visualization and maps, through the shares, likes, and retweets we have never seen maps appear and educate as much as they do right now. Maps are an engaging way to visualize data and gain knowledge, but need to be viewed with a critical eye. Participants will be lead through a discussion on the history and creation of maps. Following the discussion, participants will get to use their new critical map reading skills to examine historic and current maps. Materials will be provided.
Memory Map Monoprints I Lyz Luiden
Thursday March 1; 5:30pm-7:30pm
In this workshop, we'll use specific prompts to create a visual map of a specific memory in Detroit. We'll print multiple times on one paper, creating a layered images, each layer representing a different part of the experience. Additive Monoprinting is often referred to as the most painterly printmaking technique, and very good for improvisation. Materials will be provided.
QGIS101 I Alex Hill
Tuesday March 6; 5:30pm-7:30pm
We produce incredible amounts of data daily while at the same time we ARE the data. In this hands-on workshop participants will learn and apply Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping techniques commonly used by those practicing in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Attendees will need to bring a laptop.
Timeline Mapping I Lyz Luidens
Thursday March 15; 5:30pm-7:30pm
In this workshop, we'll be choosing one specific place in Detroit (as specific as your home, or as broad as a whole neighborhood). We'll be making several prints of this one place at different points in time, as your relationship with the location or the physical location itself has changed. We can create several different prints to show this time passing, or layer our prints on top of one another to show the passing of time and the ways the city has changed. To create these prints, we'll be using Styrofoam to create relief prints, as well as having the option of adding collograph and monoprint elements to our visual timelines. Materials will be provided.
Public Space Printing I Lyz Luidens
Tuesday March 20; 5:30pm-7:30pm
In this workshop, we'll be choosing memories that happened in public spaces in Detroit; parks, streets, bus stops, libraries, etc. We'll be creating relief printing blocks out of Styrofoam to create our maps. Materials will be provided.

February 7, 2018

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You are cordially invited to the Alger House one of the finest estates on Lake Shore Drive in Grosse Pointe. Join art historians, architects, designers and restoration experts
to explore the intriguing legacy of old homes and their neighborhoods. 
The Alger House is part of The War Memorial.
32 Lake Shore Drive, Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Tickets are $20 per lecture.
2 pm, Sunday, March 4   
 Placemaking: A plan for rebuilding Detroit's neighborhoods
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2018 Call for Entries
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Submissions due March 22, 2018 - no extensions

Thursday March 22, 2018
Neuroscience and Architecture - Eve Edelstien
Saving Lives and Transforming Medicine with 3D Printing - Dr. Glenn Green
Infection Control - Dr. Stephanie Taylor 
Collaborate, Really Collaborate: Combining Cultures, Improving Processes, and Re-inventing Advancing Co-Design: Patient and Family Advisory Councils and Mindful Partnerships - Randy Carter
The Nation's Fire Fighters - Facing Cancer -Joseph Finn and Richard Paris 
Innovation is the Next Best Thing to Technology! - Joyce Durham RN, AIA 
Friday March 23, 2018
A. Aubrey Swift - Lessons Learned in Enclosure Commissioning of Health Care
Single Bed Room Research - FGI - Ellen Taylor
Status and Future of the Affordable Healthcare Act - Jean Meyer
Regulatory Session - Panel discussion 
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In This Issue

Upcoming Chapter Events:  
AIAD Emerging Professionals Committee Meeting
Tues., Feb. 6, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm at TechTown, Detroit 

BEC-GD February Monthly CEU Program
Thurs., Feb. 8, 2018, 5:00pm - 6:00pm - More Info
Oakland Row Kickoff Charette w/ AIAD Emerging Professionals
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 10:30am - 3:00pm - More Info

AIAS Beaux Arts Ball
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 8:00pm - 12:00am - More Info 

Feb Lecture Featuring Karen Burton & Saundra Little
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm -  More Info
Lecture: A Brief History of Black Architects in Detroit with Karen Burton & Saundra Little
Mon., Feb. 19, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm - More Info 

AIAD Committee on the Environment Meeting
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Socra Tea Detroit

TAP/DABUG First Quarter CEU Program
Tues., Feb. 27, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm - More Info
ARE Study Group
Thurs., Feb. 8 - More Information
COTE Planning Meeting
Thurs., Feb. 8 - More Information
designThunk - Diekema Hamann Architecture
Thurs., Feb. 15 - More Information
Life of An Architect
Thurs., Feb. 15 - More Information
ARE Study Group
Tues., Feb. 20 - More Information
Bowling Night
Fri., March 2 More Info
COTE Planning Meeting
Thurs., March 8 - More Information
ARE Study Group
Thurs., March 8 - More Information
designThunk - Cornerstone Architects
Thurs., March 15 - More Information
Life of An Architect
Thurs., March 15 - More Information

SmithGroupJJR, Detroit, MI
1.22.2018 SmithGroupJJR is looking for an Intermediate Lab Planner, a Senior Marketing Coordinator, and a Building Enclosure Consultant. To learn more about SmithGroupJJR visit
hayes inc., Phoenix, AZ
1.22.2018 hayes inc. is looking for a candidate for a Paid Internship, and a Project Manager. To learn more about hayes inc. visit
Norr, Detroit, MI
1.22.2018 Norr is looking for Architects, Architectural Designers, and Project Managers. To learn more about Norr visit
HopkinsBurns Design Studio, Ann Arbor, MI
1.22.2018 HopkinsBurns Design Studio is looking for a Preservation Architect. To learn more about HopkinsBurns Design Studio visit
Davis & Davis Interior Design, Farmington Hills, MI
1.22.2018 Davis & Davis Interior Design is looking for an Architectural Senior Project Manager To learn more about Davis & Davis Interior Design visit
TMP Architecture, Inc., Bloomfield Hills, MI
1.22.2018 TMP Architecture is looking for a Technical Architect, a Project Architect, and a Project Designer. To learn more about TMP Architecture visit
McIntosh Poris Associates, Birmingham, MI
1.15.2018 McIntosh Poris Associates is looking for an Architectural Designer.T o learn more about McIntosh Poris Associates visit
Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI
1.15.2018 Ferris State University is seeking a Assistant/Associate Professor of Architecture & Facility Management.  To learn more about Ferris State University visit
TMP Architecture, Inc., Portage, MI
1.15.2018 TMP Architecture, Inc. is seeking a Project Designer and Technical Architect. To learn more about TMP Architecture visit
PARTNERS in Architecture, PLC, Mount Clemens, MI
1.15.2018 PARTNERS in Architecture, PLC, is seeking a Project Architect and an Intern Architect. To learn more about PARTNERS in Architecture visit

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