AIA Michigan Monday Minutes

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI     

Executive Director


Champion the profession. Nurture our chapters. Build Michigan better.
October 5, 2015
Happy Monday!
Cathy Headshot

I have just returned from the large states meeting in Chicago this weekend.
Many topics were discussed but the member realignment including core service plan implementation continued to be at the top of the list.

In Michigan we will again be discussing this at our annual meeting on October 16th. I encourage you to attend to hear the latest updates.  Some of the changes the AIA Michigan board is proposing were outlined in an election ballot you should have received. 

Please remember to vote online or return the paper ballot by October 12th. You may also vote at the Annual Meeting. We look forward to hearing from you.
Please check out the AIA Michigan calendar for upcoming events and don't forget to make sure you have your continuing education requirements for the year!

Have a great week and remember to  contact me  anytime with your ideas or if you would like to join a committee! 

Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI
AIA Michigan Executive Director 
Government Affairs Committee: Note to Firms offering Architect Services

The following important language is from the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs regarding Professional Licensing for Architects in Michigan. It is relatively new and can be found on the State's Website, and we encourage all Michigan Architects to follow through immediately as noted:

Firms Offering Architect Services

In order to obtain approval from the Department under MCL 339.2010(2) please send an email to that contains the following:
* Name of the firm seeking approval
* Address of the firm
* Name of the person submitting the request
* A certification stating the following:
"2/3 of the principals of <<YOUR FIRM NAME>> are licensed under Article 20 of the Occupational Code and the conduct of the firm and its principals complies with the law and rules promulgated by the Department."

Design Perspectives

Over the course of the last year, AIA Michigan members have begun to produce articles that have a point of view about matters of interest to our many communities. These Design Perspectives have been graciously published on our behalf by partnering publications, and they are now reproduced here in our website section of the same name, Design Perspectives, for you our readers. Feel free to use these articles and insights to help support and promote the design profession. From the AIA Michigan website, simply click on the Design Perspectives heading in the box on the left. The articles can be found there for your edification. Thanks to our authors. Let us know if you'd like to contribute too.

Weekly Highlights
The Grand Prize is a trip to Kohler. All prizes will be awarded the week after the open house, except the Grand Prize. This will be awarded in March.
2 nights at The American Club- Kohler's 5 Diamond Hotel, a $500 gift card for amenities, tour the design center and the factory.

2015 CANstruction Call For Entries! Deadline is October 9, 2015. Sign up here!

AIA Michigan ARE Seminar: Site Planning and Design,
October 10, More Information

The Masonry Institute of Michigan/AIA Michigan 41st Annual Masonry Honor Awards Program Important Dates: October 16th - Intent to Enter deadline
December 11th - Submission deadline, More Information
Upcoming Events

REINVENTION Symposium, October 12-13

Annual Meeting , October 16

AIA Leadership Institute in Cleveland, OH, October 23
SMPS / AIA Become a MARKITECT Lecture,
November 5, Information coming soon!

2015 Society of Architectural Historians Awards Gala,
November 6, More Information

AIA Michigan ARE Seminar: Schematic Design Vignette, November 7,  More Information

AAF's National Summit on School Design
November 6-8  More Information

2016 Legislative Day, March 16, 2016

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

Upcoming Chapter Events

AIA Detroit Board and Special Membership Meeting ,
October 13, More Information

BEC Symposium, October 20

AIA Detroit Annual Business Meeting, November 10
More Information coming soon!

AIA Detroit TAP Meeting, November 11
More Information coming soon!

AIA Flint Vendor Luncheon, October 15

AIA Flint Exec Committee, October 19

AIAGR Honor Awards Gala , October 15

designTHUNK - Progressive AE, October 22

West Michigan Design & Construction Expo, October 29

Lunch and Learn, October 30

Windows and Historic Rehabilitation, October 22

Huron Valley BIM User Group - October Meeting, October 22, More Information

2016 Honor Awards Banquet, October 23

AIAHV Board Meeting, October 28

Michigan Advanced Lighting Conference, October 29

AIAHV Board Meeting, November 18


AIA Mid Michigan Lunch and Learn, October 15

AIA Mid Michigan Exec Board Meeting , November 5

AIA Mid Michigan Lunch and Learn, November 19

Billingham & Cobb Exhibition & Lecture, November 6

AIA Upper Peninsula (No Website)
In This Issue
Job Postings!

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 
Recent Postings:

Stantec's Berkley office is looking for a Project Architect a registered professional with a minimum of 6 years of experience.

SmithGroupJJR is seeking a Architect III and a Workplace Studio Leader.

Sidock Architects is seeking candidates for a Project Manager/Senior Project Architect position in its Novi, Michigan Architectural Studio.

CRB is seeking qualified candidates with 12+ years of architectural design experience for a Senior Architect Position.

ROSSETTI is seeking a Project Manager, responsible for managing both the client relationship and project success.

PARTNERS in Architecture is seeking a Project Architect/Manager and Intern Architects.
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

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