AIA Michigan Monday Minutes

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI     

Executive Director


Champion the profession. Nurture our chapters. Build Michigan better.
June 4, 2018
Happy Monday!
The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) would like to inform you that the Administrative Rules for Architects were promulgated effective May 4, 2018.

Below is a summary of the significant changes to the rules:

Rule 201. Adopted standards: The rule added requirements for foreign applicants with nonaccredited training. These applicants must meet the NCARB Certification Guidelines. In sum, the guidelines measure whether a degree is equivalent to the standards of accreditation of the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) and allows for an education evaluation through Educational Evaluation Services for Architects (ESSA).
Rule 202. Experience requirements:  The rule removes a reference to the NCARB Intern Development Program, which has been discontinued, and removes a provision that allowed the board to approve internship programs. The rule also removes a requirement to obtain five references because it is no longer a statutory requirement. The rule will now consider any internship program by NCARB as acceptable.
Rule 301. Architect's seal: The rule requires the seal of an architect to include the full name and license number, as shown on the architect's state-issued license. Please note, architects will need to update their seal if it does not display the full license number. A Michigan license number is 10-digits.  
Rule 502. Continuing education: Subrule (2) of this rule sets out limitations for earning credit for continuing education. In addition, a table was included to list the types of continuing education activities that will be accepted. The table also specifies what documentation is required in the event of an audit. 
Rule 502a. Measurement of continuing education hours: This rule clarifies what is considered a continuing education hour. For example, 50 minutes of continuous instruction is equal to one credit and 25 minutes is equal to one-half of a credit.
Rule 506. Subjects acceptable for continuing education: This rule updated the subjects that are accepted for continuing education. It was updated in a manner to represent categories and topics used by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
The Architect Rule Set is available on our website at
Our office is diligently working on updating forms and relative information on our website to reflect the changes of the revised rules.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (517) 241-9288 or by email to .

The 2018 Hanley Wood/AIA Opportunity Fund application is now open for components. The grant awards $5,000 to two AIA local or state chapters to support development of charrettes, continuing education, membership recruitment and youth education.  Deadline: June 30  Submit application >

The State Government Network (SGN) Annual Meeting will be held July 10-13 at the Park Hotel in Madison, Wisconsin. All interested members are invited to attend and catch up on the latest policy trends, learn from other's experiences and reconnect with fellow volunteers. Registration is now open and there is no fee for members to attend.  Register >

Architects Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Jason Pettigrew Memorial ARE Scholarship.  The scholarship recognizes the significant contributions of emerging professionals in the early stages of their careers by defraying the costs associated with the Architect Registration Exam (ARE). The scholarship also pays tribute to our late friend and colleague, Jason Pettigrew.  Recipients will receive funds to cover the cost of the ARE exams, as well as study materials.  Application Deadline: Wednesday, July 11  Learn more and apply >

Now Available - 
Brightwood's 5.0 Study Guides! Please call 313-965-4100 or email  Evelyn Dougherty  to borrow the study materials!

AIA Knowledge Community Opportunities
  • Submit your health care research article, case study, etc. for consideration to the AAH Academy Journal. The submission deadline is May 31. Learn more >
  • AAH webinar "Enhanced Integration: Connecting the Disjointed Healthcare AEC/O Lifecycle" on June 12 at 2-3pm ET. Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW. Learn more >
  • AAH webinar "The 2018 Guidelines: How to Use and Major Updates" on July 10 at 2-3pm ET. Earn 1 AIA LU/HSW. Learn more >

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Have a great week!

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

The  Michgan Architectural Foundation (MAF) recently held its first Donor Appreciation Event, 'What is it About Architecture?' at Detroit's Guardian Building.
The purpose of the event was to thank MAF's donors and supporters, and celebrate with those who share a common love of Michigan architecture.
Read about the event, and the important role that donors have played in the growth of MAF  here

American Institute of Architects-Flint Chapter announces winners of annual  architecture scholarships  Read More

Vote for your favorite project from the 2018 Honor Awards submissions. 
One vote per computer per day! Click here to follow the link to vote.
Voting runs until June 7th at 5:00 PM!

CAM/HBA/AIA Economic Forecast
June 20, 2018
Suburban Collection Showplace

AIA Conference on Architecture 2018
June 21-23, 2018

Annual Golf Outing
June 25, 2018
Walnut Creek Country Club

In This Issue

Upcoming Chapter Events:  
Emerging Professionals Committee Meeting
Tues., June 5 - More Information 

Professional Affiliates Network Meetup
Wed., June 6 -  More Information

Honor Awards Call for Entries Registration Deadline
Mon., June 11  - More Information     

Building Codes & Regulations Committee Meeting
Wed., June 13 - More Information  

Midyear Membership Meeting & Bylaws Vote
Mon., June 18 - More Information
Design Center in a Box Competition Submission Deadline
Sun., June 24 - More Information  

Recognition Honor Awards Submission Deadline
Mon., June 25 - More Information   

Sukkah x Detroit Design Competition Submission Deadline
Mon., June 25 - More Information  
ABSTRACT: The Art of Design - Part 2 of a 4 Part Series
Tues., June 26 - More Information 
Commerce Design Detroit Submission Deadline
Fri., June 29 - More Information
2019 Detroit CKLDP Application Deadline
Sat., June 30 - More Information 
EPC Future Focus Designer Spotlight Submission Deadline
Mon., July 16 - More Information  

AIA Michigan Board & AIA Grand Rapids Happy Hour
Thurs., June 14 - More Information

Golf Outing
Tues., June 26 - More Information

Willow Run Bomber Plant Tour
Thurs., June 14 -  More Information

NCARB & You: AXP, ARE & Certification
Tues., June 26 - More Information

Member Luncheon
Thurs., June 21 - More Information
Member Luncheon
Thurs., July 19 -  More Information
Member Luncheon
Thurs., August 16 - 
More Information

NOMA Project Pipelines
July 13 & 14 - Save the Date!
Fri., Sept. 21 - Save the Date!

The Benefits & Uses of Cellular PVC Trim by Versatex Trimboard, location T.B.D.
Thurs., June 21 
July, date T.B.D. - Annual Summer Social Outing!
Window Shades & Projection Screens by Division 10 Sales, at Sidock Group, Gaylord
Thurs., Aug. 16
Insulated Metal Wall and Roof Panels - High Performing Systems in Design, Sustainability and Operation by ATAS International
Thurs., Sep. 20 - location T.B.D.

Norr,   Detroit, MI
6.4.2018  NORR Architects   is seeking a Project Manager, Intermediate Architect/Designer , and a   Designer.   To learn more about NORR   visit
Robert J. Tobin and Assoc. Inc.,   Warren, MI
6.4.2018  Robert J. Tobin and Assoc. Inc.   is seeking to share or sell their successful practice. Please send your expressions by  
Cornwell Architects,   Traverse City, MI
6.4.2018  Cornwell Architects   is seeking an Architect-Project Manager.   To learn more about   Cornwell Architects   visit
TowerPinkster,   Grand Rapids, MI
6.4.2018  TowerPinkster   is seeking anArchitectural Designer   and a   Project Architect.   To learn more about   TowerPinkster   visit
Flad Architects,   Madison, WI
6.4.2018   Flad Architects   is seeking a   Project Manager,   Project Architect   and Architects.   To learn more about Flad Architects visit
Davis & Davis Interior Design,   Farmington Hills,   MI
6.4.2018   Davis & Davis Interior Design   is seeking a   Space Planner.   To learn more about   Davis & Davis Interior Design   visit
Stantec Architecture,   Berkley,   MI
5.29.2018   Stantec Architecture   is seeking a   Project Manager   and a Senior Design Architect.   To learn more about   Stantec Architecture   visit
HED,   Detroit,   MI
5.29.2018   HED   is seeking a   Senior Project Architect.   To learn more about HED   visit
Hoyt Architects, Sarasota,   FL
5.22.2018   Hoyt Architects   is seeking a   Project Architect.   To learn more about   Hoyt Architects   visit
Wightman, Benton Harbor,   MI
5.21.2018   Wightman is seeking aKalamazoo Regional Manager-Architecture   and an   Architectural Project Coordinator.   To learn more about Wightman   visit
NSA Architects, Engineers, Planners, Farmington Hills,   MI
5.21.2018   NSA Architects, Engineers, Planners is seeking aProject Architect, aSenior Electrical Engineer   and an Architect - Construction Administration .   To learn more about   NSA Architects, Engineers, Planners   visit



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