AIA Michigan Newsletter

May/June 2015

Champion the profession. Nurture our chapters. Build Michigan better.

President's Message:
Ferweda Jeff 2013 headshot Summer rain shower greetings. As it rains while I write this, I am reminded that interruptions never happen at a time that is convenient. Change never waits until you have time to deal with it, and sometimes you find things in your path that you might wish were not there but they must be dealt with.. Right now AIA MI has several such events in the works that you should know about.

Construction often takes longer than expected and the move to the Mid Town space has been pushed back to September now. The buyer of Beaubien house is allowing us to close later than originally agreed upon, saving us the cost of renting an interim space.

On July 16th AIAMI has called a special meeting at the offices of The Christman Company in Lansing at 5:30 pm to change our AIAMI By-laws to allow for absentee voting. Please take time to attend, we have some big decisions in October, and want every member to be able to have a voice in the changes about to take place. Note, we must have 2/3 of the board present along with 1% of our membership (or 17 non-board members) for this meeting to meet our By-laws and allow us to allow for absentee voting in the future.


Jeff Ferweda, AIA
AIA Michigan President

Executive Director's Message:
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Thank you to everyone who attended the Missing Middle Awards Symposium! Click here to view the winning projects!

The Special Meeting for the Bylaws Amendment will be held on July 16, 2015,   click here for more information. 

Don't forget to register for the Mid Summer Conference on August 6 -8, 2015 on Mackinac Island! Register here .
Monthly Recap:

Missing Middle Symposium 2015


  • Knapp's Department Store Restored in Downtown Lansing; Wins 2015 Governor's Award for Historic Preservation, Quinn Evans Architects. Press Release
  • SmithGroupJJR announced hires Mike Medici, AIA as president and managing partner, Russ Sykes PE, LEED AP and Troy Thompson AIA, LEED AP as managing partners.
  • Stantec has named two Berkley-based design professionals to new leadership roles.  Architect James Chatas has been appointed education sector leader for the US East and Kevin Rettich is Stantec's new global discipline leader for buildings engineering.
  • A3C has moved! Their new address is 115 1/2 E. Liberty, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
  • Jim Zwolensky, AIA joins Stantec Architecture in Berkley.
  • TowerPinkster announces promotion of Jason Novotny, AIA, LEED AP, to Senior Principal.
  • Glen LeRoy, FAIA announced as Boston Architectural College's next President. Read Here
  • ACEC OF MICHIGAN elects new president and board of directors. Press Release

New Members!

Welcome to our new members who joined, rejoined or transferred to  AIA Michigan in May / June:

Mr. Brian J. Halprin, AIA
Mr. Michael B. Locher, AIA
Ms. Ceara O'Leary, Assoc. AIA
Mr. Matthew Puz, Assoc. AIA
Mr. Zachary T. Shea, Assoc. AIA
Mr. Larry L. Burns, Assoc. AIA
Mr. Darrel Dehaan, AIA
Mr. Richard T. Hamming, Assoc. AIA
Mr. David K. Taylor, AIA
Ms. Stephanie F. Cuniberti, Assoc. AIA
Mr. Rodney G. Guigar, Assoc. AIA
Ms. Adrianna Melchior, AIA
Mr. Joseph B. Odoerfer, AIA
Mr. Nicholas J. Wallis, Assoc. AIA

Welcome to AIA Michigan and we look forward to meeting you at future events!!
In This Issue
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
Upcoming Events:

AIA Detroit TAP/DABUG July 2015 Program , July 21

72nd Annual Mid Summer Conference, August 6 - 8

U of M Flint Urban Planning and Land Use Design using CommunityViz Workshop , August 12

CREW Detroit Impact Awards,
September 16

AIA Detroit TAP Committee - Next Meeting, September 24 

Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy's Annual Conference, September 30 - October 4

2016 Legislative Day, March 16
Information coming soon!