AIA Michigan Monday Minutes

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI     

Executive Director


Champion the profession. Nurture our chapters. Build Michigan better.
December 18, 2017
Happy Monday!  


It has been said that we are a nation of laws, not a nation of men (or women). As architects, and aspiring architects, we live this every day. From what we call ourselves, to how to practice, to how we build, our world is full of rules we must follow. However, while we have all of these rules, rarely do we question their origin; as if it has always been this way. It has not. As if these are the rules everywhere. They are not. If that makes you think a little, maybe you might want to learn more. And maybe you might want to help shape the rules of the future.
One of the most important things AIAMI does is follow and influence government affairs. Our profession, like all others, has to look out for itself. Politicians, for the most part, are not architects and are ignorant about the issues and details of our profession. But that does not stop them from passing laws that affect what we do. It is for this reason that AIAMI has a Government Affairs Committee (GAC). The GAC actively follows proposed legislation, and actively crafts new legislation, to help our legislators enact laws that make sense for the architecture profession and the construction industry. Laws that reflect our commitment to having the safest buildings we can have.
At this time AIAMI and the GAC is asking that you consider helping us and serve on this important committee. And please note, emerging professionals and associates are absolutely welcomed and encouraged to contribute.
Chuck Bultman AIA - Co-Chair
AIAMI Government Affairs Committee

Click here to read the 2017 NCARB report!
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.

Component Updates:
  • New product supporting EPs seeking licensure. The AIA is launching a CONFIDENTIAL new product in 2018 and we are seeking registered architects to act as subject matter experts to assist with the development. Dedicated and passionate individuals who can volunteer 15-20 hours can contact the AIA Center for Emerging Professionals for more information.
  • Be sure you're covered. If your component is insured by The Hartford (for fire, premises, P&C, etc.), your policy may soon be cancelled. The AIA Trust Business Owners Program through CNA Schinnerer offers customized solutions to meet your component's needs. Contact Kevin Collins at (301) 951-5412 or call (888) 867 9327 for a quote. For more information on component insurance, review the insurance primer here. For more information about Business Owners coverage for your component office, click here.
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Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI
AIA Michigan Executive Director
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In This Issue

Progressive AE, Grand Rapids/Novi, MI
12.18.2017 Progressive AE is seeking an Architectural Project Manager. To learn more about Progressive AE visit
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc, Grand Rapids/Novi, MI
12.18.2017 Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc is seeking one or two candidates for an Architect/Intern Architect position. To learn more about FTCH, Inc visit
Partners In Architecture, PLC, Mount Clemens, MI
12.18.2017 Partners in Architecture, PLC which provides services to local/state/federal governments and K-12 schools, is seeking an Architect. To learn more about Partners in Architecture visit
Ionia Community Library, Ionia, MI
12.11.2017 The Ionia Community Library has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit interest from qualified and bonded professional design firms to develop a Feasibility Study Proposal. Interested qualified Firms are invited to review the RFP here.
Siegal Tuomaala Architects and Planners, Southfield, MI
12.11.2017 Siegal Tuomaala Associates Architects and Planners Inc. is looking for an intern architect. To learn more about Siegal Tuomaala Associates visit

NSA Architects Engineers Planners, Saginaw, MI
12.4.2017 NSA Architects Engineers Planners seeks an Architectural Designer, a Senior Electrical Engineer and a Senior Project Manager.  To learn more about NSA Arhitects Engineers and Planners visit
WTA Architects, Saginaw, MI
12.4.2017 WTA Architects seeks a Marketing Director.  To learn more about WTA Architects visit
Edgewater Design Group, Petoskey, MI
12.4.2017 Edgewater Design Group seeks a full time Architect.  To learn more about Edgewater Design Group visit
University of Detroit Mercy, Detroit, MI
11.28.2017 The University of Detroit Mercy seeks an Associate/Assistant Tenure-Track Professor: Integrated Design.  To learn more about U of D Mercy visit
Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
11.27.17  WMU releases a Request for Qualifications for Western Michigan University's upcoming housing project.  Questionnaires must be received no later than December 20, 2017 to be considered.
starrdesign, Charlotte, NC
11.20.17  starrdesign is seeking a Project Manager/Architect and an Interior Designer. To learn more about starrdesign visit

Stantec, Berkley, MI
11.20.17  Stantec is seeking a full-time Project Manager. To learn more about Stantec visit

HED, Southfield, MI
11.20.17  HED is seeking a Construction Administrator and an Interior Architect. To learn more about HED visit

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