AIA Michigan Monday Minutes

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI     

Executive Director


Champion the profession. Nurture our chapters. Build Michigan better.
August 14, 2017
Happy Monday!  

Government Affairs Update

Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Bureau of Professional Licensing - NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
August 16, 2017
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Location: G. Mennen Williams Building Auditorium
525 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing, Michigan
The hearing is held to receive public comments please click here to read the administrative rules
Executive Director Update

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 cancelations. The rate is $389 per night. There are other rooms available on the 2018 convention site here.

AIA Michigan Design Retreat registration is now open! New location located on Arbutus Lake : YMCA Camp Arbutus Hayo-Went-Ha1380 E Arbutus Lake Rd, Traverse City, MI 49696.  Click here to register!

Mark your calendars for the AIAMI Leadership Retreat and Annual Meeting in Traverse City, October 12-13th.  Watch your inbox for updates in late August.

Component Updates
  •  Architects in the 2030 Commitment save more than 16 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in 2016. The AIA released 2030 By the Numbers, the 2016 progress report assessing the work of architecture firms that are part of the  AIA 2030 Commitment. The commitment is a voluntary initiative to commit their practices to advancing the AIA's goal of carbon-neutral buildings by the year 2030. Read the highlights from the report: 
    • The potential energy savings from all 2016 projects represent approximately 16.7 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions - the equivalent of running almost five coal-fired power plants or powering 1.76 million homes for a year ( EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator).
    • Projects reported an average predicted energy use intensity (pEUI) savings of 42 percent in 2016, climbing from 38 percent in 2015.
    • 53 new firms joined the commitment in 2016, which creates a total of more than 400 firms participating in the effort.
    Read the full report.
  • Submit your project to the AIA Innovation Awards:  Sponsored by the Technology in Practice Knowledge Community , this program recognizes the exemplary use and implementation of innovative technologies and progressive practices among architects and designers, their collaborators, and their clients, in support of the design, delivery and operation of buildings or research in practice and academia. Deadline: August 21, 5pm EST.  Learn more.
  • Call for submissions: 2017 AIA Upjohn Research Initiative grants:   The Upjohn program funds up to six research grants of $15,000-$30,000 per recipient each year for projects completed in 6-18 months. Proposals should address the value of design, practice issues, or novel materials and methods of construction. The research should relate to architectural knowledge that can readily be applied within the discipline. Deadline to submit proposal: September 1, 11:59pm PST.  Submit here.
  • Midyear update to State Economic Profiles
    The midyear update to the AIA's State Economic Profiles has been released. The profiles provide a collection of economic indicators that can be used to make better business decisions. There is one for each state to better inform your understanding of policies affecting the industry.
    The data demonstrates the importance of architects and the industry to society. Each profile contains national, regional, and state indicators such as employment and gross domestic product. The profiles are updated each January and July.   Find your state and see how it compares with the rest of the nation.
  • 2018 Architectural Adventures tours announced: Travel with Architectural Adventures in 2018! Visit the Bauhaus on the eve of its 100th anniversary, experience historic Lisbon and lively Madrid, see the most creative contemporary architecture in Miami and cruise the Rhine River. More tours will be announced soon. Join the mailing list to be the first to know.
  • Join CRAN in Miami! The 10th annual Symposium hosted by Custom Residential Architects Network will be held from September 16-19 at the InterContinental Miami. Learn more and register.
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Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI
AIA Michigan Executive Director
Weekly Highlights

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, August 25th 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

MIM members:  $125
Non-Members:  $150

Please click HERE for more information!

In Place: Dancers + Architecture

An Exhibition of Photographs by Khalid Ibrahim
Curated by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Exhibition Opening: August 11, 2017 5:00-8:00pm
Exhibition runs August 11, 2017 until September 29, 2017
Please click here for more information

September 27-29, 2017
Please click here for more information

 Please click here for more information

2017 Green Construction Education Workshop
October 26, 2017
"Water Management in Commercial Buildings with Continuous Exterior Insulation"
Approved to offer 8 AIA HSW - Please click here for more information

In This Issue

Job Board: 
TowerPinkster, Kalamazoo, MI
8.7.17 TowerPinkster is seeking a Project Manager, Architectural Project coordinator, and a Project Architect. To learn more about TowerPinkster visit
Paradigm Design, Inc., Grand Rapids, MI
8.7.17 Paradigm Design, Inc. is seeking a BIM Manager/Coordinator. To learn more about Paradigm Design, Inc. visit
Edgewater Design Group, Grand Rapids, MI
8.7.17 Edgewater Design Group is seeking an Architect. To learn more about Edgewater Design Group visit
PARTNERS in Architecture, PLC, Mount Clemens, MI
8.7.17 Partners in Architecture is seeking an Architect and an Architectural Intern. To learn more about PARTNERS in Architecture visit
Integrated Architecture, Grand Rapids, MI
8.7.17 Integrated Architecture is seeking a Graduate Architect/Architectural CAD technician. To learn more about Integrated Architecture visit
Detroit Economic Growth, Detroit, MI
8.7.17 The Economic Development Corporation of the City of Detroit and The Nature Conservancy invite experienced and qualified firms to submit proposals to develop a "Comprehensive Neighborhood Framework Plan" and "Centralized Storm Water Management Feature Master Plan" to build upon the success of the Eastern Market and surrounding area. Proposals are due August 30, 2017 please click here for more information.

Sidock Group, Gaylord, MI
7.28.17 Sidock Group is seeking an experienced licensed architect. To learn more about Sidock Group visit
Erdman, Madison, WI
7.28.17 Erdman is seeking a Designer II. To learn more about Erdman visit

Art Van Furniture, Warren,  MI  
7.21.17 Art Van Furniture is seeking a Senior Project Manager. To learn more about Art Van Furniture visit

OHM Advisors, Livonia,  MI  
7.21.2017 OHM Advisors is looking for a Revit professional. To learn more about OHM-Advisors visit

Progressive AE, Grand Rapids,  MI  
7.18.17 Progressive AE is seeking a Project Assistant, Architect, and a Project Manager. To learn more about Progressive AE visit
Stantec, Berkley,  MI
7.18.17 Stantec is seeking a Project Manager - Architecture, Project Architect, and Interior Designer. To learn more about Stantec visit
TMP Architecture, Bloomfield Hills, MI  
7.18.17 TMP Architecture is seeking an Intern Architect, Project Architect, Project Designer and a Technical Architect. To learn more about TMP Architecture visit


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Upcoming Chapter Events:  
Rescheduled - BEC Summer Social Boat Cruise - Portofino's Boat
Thurs., Aug. 17 -  More Information

BEC September Monthly Program
Thurs., Sept. 14 - More Information

BCRC September Series
Wed., Sept. 20 - More Information

Celebration of Architecture
Thurs., Sept. 28 - More Information

BEC-GD Regional Symposium
Wed., Oct. 18 - More Information

AIAGR Honor Awards Gala
Thurs., Oct. 19 - Save the Date!

Honor Awards Celebration
Wed., Sept. 13 - More Information

Minds of Modernism
Wed., August 23 - More Information

Honor Awards Call for Entries
Fri., Sept. 22 -  More Information

Honor Awards
Fri., Nov. 3 - Save the Date!
AIA Southwest Michigan

Golf Outing
Fri., Sept. 22 - Save the Date!

CEU Marathon Day
Fri., Sept. 29 - Save the Date!

Design Awards Celebration
Thurs., Nov. 9 - 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!

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 . . .

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Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI:
Executive Director of AIA Michigan:
Events and Programming, Finances, Communications, Membership, Government Affairs, Sponsorship

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