AIA Michigan Monday Minutes

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI     

Executive Director


Champion the profession. Nurture our chapters. Build Michigan better.
May 1, 2017
Happy Monday!  

Executive Director Update

The 2017 AIA Convention in Orlando was a great success.  Several Michigan members were honored.  Mark your calendar for June 21-23, 2018 in New York! Congratulations to all.
New Fellows, Left to Right
Mike Neville, FAIA, Stu Pettitt, FAIA, Jan Culbertson, FAIA and Mark Nickita, FAIA

University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture's Detroit Collaborative Design Center accepting the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

Kurt Neiswender, AIA about to accept the
AIA Young Architect Award

The 2015 Michigan Building Code Rules - The Rule sets went into effect April 20, 2017. Please click here to view the 2015 Michigan Building Code Rules

Number of U.S. Architects Holds Steady, While Professional Mobility Increases
New data from NCARB reveals that while the number of architects remains consistent, practitioners are looking to get licensed in multiple states.
Orlando, FL-There are 109,748 architects in the United States, according to the 2016 Survey of Architectural Registration Boards. While this represents a minimal drop from the previous year (roughly .4 percent), the survey also reveals that architects increasingly hold licenses in multiple states. In fact, U.S. architects now have 126,554 reciprocal (out-of-state) licenses, a 3 percent increase from 2015.
Conducted annually by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), the survey provides exclusive insight into the number of U.S. architects and reciprocal licenses.

The pool of emerging professionals working toward licensure also held steady in 2016, with more than 41,400 candidates taking the Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®) and/or reporting Architectural Experience Program™ (AXP™) hours. Read More

New Firm Benchmarking Tool
AIA's Firm Benchmarking Tool will help firms compare their data with newly available AIA Firm Survey data. It is an online interactive portal that launches with a module containing three key performance indicators of financial success-revenue per employee, profitability, and share of repeat clients. Please click here for more information

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

Weekly Highlights

  Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship
Are you an emerging professional beginning the path to licensure? The Architects Foundation is proud to sponsor the Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship for another year. This program recognizes the "significant contributions of emerging professionals at early stages in their careers and helps defray the costs associated with the Architect Registration Exam." Submissions are open from April 17 - June 19, 2017. Be sure and take advantage of this phenomenal opportunity. 
See the website for more information, including application guidelines.  

Fair Housing Accessibility FIRST Policy Training
6 HSW Credits

May 2nd, 2017 -  8:00AM - 4:15PM
Peckham, Inc. Meeting Space
3510 Capital City Blvd
Lansing, MI 48906-2102

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We will hold our annual Gregor and Elizabeth Affleck House grounds Spring Site work days in May from 8.30 am - 4.00 pm. as we prepare for the FLW 150th birthday event. Please RSVP to Julie Vulaj 5-6 days before the date you can assist, via email.
Key Dates as follows: May 6th, May 13th. and May 21st.
Our continued efforts are to clean up and landscape the site for greater beneficial use. This will reflect FLW's design principals keeping the foundation of the house visible. With 10-15 volunteers working together, we could really make a difference! 
Food and water will be provided.
Volunteers should bring gloves, wear protective shoes and clothing. These events are BYOT. Bring your own tools. Loppers, pruning shears, rakes, shovels, hoes, wheel barrows are always in high demand. Any donations of yard waste bags would be appreciated. Please mark with your name. Be aware that poison Ivy and oak exist on the site. Although we are actively working to eradicate it, there are still patches on the site.
Wow! Lots happening to keep the restoration momentum going!  Thank you for your time today, and on-going dedication to our Frank Lloyd Wright. Without you, all this would never have been possible!
925 Bloomfield Woods,  Bloomfield Hills, MI
Directions: The house is north of long lake and south of E. Hickory Grove Rd, on the east side of Woodward. The house is about 1,000 ft. on the left once you turn onto Bloomfield Woods Dr.
In Appreciation,  Lawrence Technological University, The Affleck Restoration Council and LEAF committee.

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Michigan Historic Preservation Network (MHPN)
37th Annual Statewide Preservation Conference 
"Imagine the Power of Partnerships"

May 17-20, 2017
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Masonry 101
Enhance your knowledge!
Enhance your knowledge of masonry materials: brick, block, mortar, grout, fire ratings, R-values, U-factors, STCs, masonry details, flashing & weepholes, and the TMS 602 Specification.
Friday, May 19th  8-5pm
Masonry Institute of Michigan's office
24725 West 12 Mile Rd., Suite 388; Southfield, MI  48034
AIA/CES: 8 hours
ACT54: 8 Hours Technical (#18232)
State of MI: 8CEUs/8CEHs
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AIA Michigan Honor Awards
June 16, 2017

Roostertail, Detroit

In 2017, the State Government Network and SpeakUp conferences will be held in different cities. More networking opportunities will be offered. SpeakUp will focus on training new advocates (there's no need to attend SpeakUp more than once). Grassroots features an optional pre-conference day for Capitol Hill visits if desired.
SGN 2017 Annual Meeting (Westin St. Louis)
June 14-16, 2017
SpeakUp 2017 (The Curtis Hotel, Denver)
July 19-21, 2017

  Structural Masonry Special Inspectors Workshop
presented by Masonry Institute of Michigan
Special Inspection is the monitoring of the materials and workmanship that are critical to the integrity of the building structure. It is a review of the work of the contractors to assure that the approved plans and specifications are being followed and that relevant codes and ordinances are being observed. Please click HERE for more information.
July 13 & 14 - Grand Rapids
August 10 & 11 - Southfield
8am - 5pm both days


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Strategic Plan
2014 -2020

As the architectural profession moves through the first decade of the twenty-first century, it becomes increasingly obvious that the pace of change continues to accelerate . . .

In This Issue
Job Positions

Have you checked the  Job Board  lately? New positions and resumes are added every week along with scholarship opportunities and design competitions!

If you have questions or are interested in placing an opening or resume, email


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Architect looking to relocate to Michigan: Resume

Venezuelan Architect traveling to Dearborn: Resume

Architectural Design and Consultant Architect: Resume

Recent Postings:

Bergmann Associates, Lansing & Grand Rapids, MI
5.1.17 Bergmann Associates is looking for a Project Architect, Senior Architectural Project Manager, and an Architectural Project Manager. To learn more about Bergmann Associates visit
Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick, Inc., Shelby Twp., MI
5.1.17 Anderson Eckstein and Westrick, Inc. is looking for an Architect. To learn more about Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick visit
Buday + Kruzel Architects PLLC, Harbor Springs, MI
5.1.17 Buday + Kruzel Architects, PLLC is looking for an Architectural Draftsperson. To learn more about Buday+Kurzel Architects PLLC visit

Disher, Indianapolis, IN
4.20.17 Disher is looking for a Landscape Architect. To learn more about Disher please visit
Faudie Architecture, Southfield, MI
4.20.17 Faudie Architecture is looking for an Architectural Intern & Architectural Draftsperson.
Alexander V. Bogaerts & Associates, P.C., Bloomfield Hills, MI
4.20.17 Alexander V. Bogaerts & Associates, P.C. is looking for a Project Architect. To learn more about Alexander V. Bogaerts & Associates, P.C. visit
Rochman Design Build, Ann Arbor, MI
4.20.17 Rochman Design Build is looking for an Architectural Designer. To learn more about Rochman Design Build visit
GAV & Associates, Farmington, MI
4.20.17 GAV & Associates is looking for an Architectural Project Manager. To learn more about GAV & Associates visit
John Tagle & Associates, Inc., Troy, MI
4.20.17 John Tagle & Associates, Inc. is looking for a Registered Architect To learn more about John Tagle & Associates, Inc. visit
Michigan Business, Lansing, MI
4.10.17 Michigan Business is looking for a Historic Architect. To learn more about Michigan Business visit
Saroki Architecture, Birmingham, MI
4.7.17 Saroki Architecture is looking for an Architect. To learn more about Saroki Architecture visit
4.7.17 Saroki Architecture is looking for an Architectural Render. To learn more about Saroki Architecture visit 
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
4.6.17 Western Michigan University is seeking information and qualifications from Architectural/Engineering firms. Please click here to view the RFQ.

Joseph Mosey Architecture, Inc, Northville, MI
4.3.17 Joseph Mosey Architecture, Inc. is looking to add a team member. To learn more about Joseph Mosey Architecture, Inc. visit
SmithGroupJJR, Detroit, MI             
4.3.17 SmithGroupJJR is looking for a Project Architect. To learn more about SmithGroupJJR visit
4.3.17 SmithGroupJJR is looking for a Design Architect. To learn more about SmithGroupJJR visit
4.3.17 SmithGroupJJR is looking for an Intermediate Architect. To learn more about SmithGroupJJR visit
4.3.17 SmithGroupJJR is looking for an Intermediate Lab Planner. To learn more about SmithGroupJJR visit
4.3.17 SmithGroupJJR is looking for a Healthcare Planner. To learn more about SmithGroupJJR visit
International Masonry Institute
4.3.17 International Masonry Institute is looking for a Director of Technical Education. To learn more about the International Masonry Institute visit
Rossetti, Detroit, MI
4.3.17 Rossetti Architects is looking for a Project Manager. To learn more about Rossetti visit

Upcoming Chapter Events:  

AIA Detroit
Lecture Series - Edwin Chan
Mon., May 1 - More Information

Tues., May 9 - More Information

Emerging Professionals Round table
Wed., May 10 - More Information

BEC-GD - History, Design and Best Practices for Commercial Membrane Roofing Systems
Thurs., May 11 - More Information

JUST Program
Mon., May 22 - Save the date!

Business Meeting
Tues., May 2 - More Information

Michael Ford's Remixing Design Hip-Hop Architecture
Tues., May 16 -More Information 

Golf Outing
Tues., June 13 - More Information

Building Matters: Reading Architecture
Wed., May 3 - More Information

Want to be an Architect? Please join us for [Re] Design Saginaw
May 8-12 - Email  Erin Andrus for more information

Night at the Ball Park @ Dow Stadium
May 31 - Please click here for registration information!

AIA Southwest Michigan

Heritage Guitar Tour
Wed., May 3 - Save the date

Monthly Membership Meeting - Tour of Heritage Guitar
Thurs., May 17 - Save the date

2016 Business Boosters

You asked for it and we listened. Key courses to help you deliver on your 2016 goals: Business management skills, recommendations to rev your revenue, and new business insights for large- and small-firm architects. Please click  here  to review the courses!

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Operations Director:
Event Planning, Documents, Continuing Education, Membership
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