AIA Michigan Monday Minutes

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI     

Executive Director


Champion the profession. Nurture our chapters. Build Michigan better.
December 21, 2015
Happy Monday!
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Happy Holidays,
It's hard to believe the new year is upon us. I am amazed at how fast the year has flown by and how much we have accomplished.  
The AIA Michigan office will be closed from December 24th to January 4th.  We will check the phone and emails so continue to contact us during this time. 
If you have some extra time the next few weeks please check us out on Facebook.  If you have anything you would like us to post you can post to our group or our Facebook page and we will get the information out to our members and followers.  We are here to promote you. 

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The next Monday Minutes will arrive on January 4th.  Have a great holiday and happy new year!  Please   contact me  anytime.

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

179D Tax Deduction

Last week Congress voted to restore and extend the 179D tax energy efficient commercial building deduction.  The 179D deduction is used by thousands of design professionals each year. Since its inception in 2005 it has spurred job creation in the design and construction industry and helped architects design more energy efficient buildings, saving both consumers and taxpayers millions of dollars in lower energy bills. Despite this track record, 179D expired at the end of last year. But thanks to a major grassroots effort by AIA members like you, Congress voted to extend it to cover projects completed in 2015 and 2016.  Because AIA members spoke up, Congress listened. As we move into the critical 2016 election year, Congress will be debating many issues that affect architects and the built environment. Working together, we can make sure they hear from architects.
New Address for AIA Michigan
4219 Woodward Avenue
Suite 205
Detroit, MI 48201
The ICC has just made available the 2015 Michigan Residential Code. This will be enforced as of 2-8-2016.
Please click here to pre-order your copy today!

Upcoming Events
Board of Architects Meeting  
Ottawa Building UL - Room 4
Wed., Jan. 13, 2016  
Health Facilities Planning Seminar
Grand Traverse Resort, Acme, MI
March 10-11, 2016 - Information posted soon.
2016 Legislative Day  
Wed., March 16, 2016

24th Annual Congress for the New Urbanism
June 8-11, 2016 -
  More Information

Click here for our calendar of events!
Upcoming Chapter Events:  
Professional Affiliate Monthly Meeting
Tues., Dec. 22, 2015 - More Information
BC&RC Building Codes 102,  
Tues., Jan 19, 2016 -
designThunk - Nederveld
Thurs., Dec. 17, 2015 -   More Information
ARE Study Group
Tues., Dec. 22, 2015 - More Information
designThunk - Jennifer Boezwinkle, AIA, Rockford Construction
Tues., Jan. 19, 2016 - More Information
Lunch and Learn - Save the date!
Fri., Jan. 29, 2016
designThunk - GMB Architecture + Engineering
Thurs., Feb. 18, 2016 - More Information
Lunch and Learn - Save the date!
Fri. Feb. 26, 2016
Chapter Meeting - Lunch and Learn
Thurs., Jan. 21, 2015 -   More Information
Canstruction - Contact Daniel Bollman, AIA to participate
[email protected]!
Feb. 2016
Chapter Meeting - Lunch and Learn
Thurs., Feb. 18, 2016 - More Information
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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 [email protected]
Recent Postings:

SDI, Ann Arbor
12.21.15 SDI is seeking a BIM specialist. To learn more about SDI visit

Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo
12.21.15 Western Michigan Universityrequest for qualificationsfor architectural and engineering services. To learn more about Western Michigan University
Seeking entry level interior architecture position.

Contact the Staff

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI:

Executive Director of AIA Michigan: Events and Programming, Finances, Communications, Membership, Government Affairs, Sponsorship


Evelyn Dougherty, Hon. Aff. AIAMI:

Events and Operations Director: Event Planning, Documents,

Continuing Education, Membership 


Public Policy Director: Public Awareness, Government Affairs and Fund Development
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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