Special Edition!

AIA Michigan Newsletter/Monday Minutes

March 2016

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

President's Message:
Dear Members,
Can you believe it will be 60 degrees this week! For those who know me, golf is just around the corner. It has also been a busy time at AIA Michigan. We have moved into our new offices in Midtown, a successful Grass Roots conference just finished, and the 49th Annual Health Facilities Planning Seminar had a great conference last week. The 2016 Legislative day is coming up on Wednesday, March 16. Please check your calendars and see if you can free up some time to join us in Lansing next week for legislative day.
The February Board meeting was held in Ann Arbor and much of the discussions focused around our 2016 goals of increasing membership and communicating the "Value" of our organization throughout our members. In order to maintain our large State status we will need an additional 30-40 members. If we lose our large State status it will significantly affect all of our Chapters and sections. The result would be the State of Michigan's members would be service by another State and our representation would be very limited.

A few interesting "Value" facts that have been accomplished since January;
*             A number of AIA Board members attended the Michigan Board of Architects Board meeting last month for the purpose of supporting the Local Universities in explaining the newly proposed educational curriculum plans to reduce the Schooling and job training for our young professionals. The members also supported and discussed the initiative to reduce the number of IDP hours required to obtain licensure.
*             The AIA Michigan Board just recently signed letters in opposition of the House Bill 5232 and Senate Bill 720 which would have changed the requirements/regulations on Historic Districts throughout the State. These Bills could threaten many historic buildings/sites and Districts.
*             The Chapters and sections are scheduling CEU seminars across the State to assist members in obtaining the necessary learning units to meet the State Licensing regulations.

Thanks and please know that I take great pride in being an AIA member.

Thanks for reading/listening!

Mike Neville, AIA
Executive Director's Message :

Cathy Headshot
Good Afternoon,

The 2016 Health Facilities Conference in Traverse City was a great success! Mark your calendar for 2017 - March 30-31. This will be the 50th year of the conference and the committee is working on making this a year to remember. AIA Michigan would like to give a big "Thank You" to our sponsors pictured below.
Join us Tuesday, March 15th at the 4219 Woodward Tenant party!  5-9p.m. The tenants in the Midtown building will hold an open house. We encourage everyone to attend, especially if you have not seen the building yet!

Call for Committee Members
The AIA Michigan is looking for volunteers. This is your chance to make a difference in your association!
Download the committee volunteer form here and return to cathy@aiami.com. We look forward to your participation.  

Have a great Week!
Cathy Mosley, Hon. Aff. AIAMI

AIA Flint developed the AIA Flint Safe Water Storage Guidelines Initiative for the purpose of informing residents that improper storage can lead to floor collapse and the guidelines to prevent this danger. AIA Flint members distributed the guidelines to key water resource centers around the city and interacted with the National Guard working to distribute water to residents. ABC News 12 featured the AIA Flint Safe Water Storage Guidelines Initiative as one of the top stories of the 6:30pm news on Friday, February 5th. Please click here to watch the video!

2016 MAF Dumke Open , July 18, 2016 - registration is open! Please click here to download the registration form.
Thomas James Lucas Jr., FAIA age 90, passed away peacefully March 12, 2016 at his home. Tom was a partner and a past President at TMP Associates in Bloomfield Hills. A big part of his life was the involvement in the American Institute of Architects (AIA). He worked as a director on the board of AIA Detroit, president of AIA Michigan and regional director for the National AIA. Tom was a consultant for the University of Detroit, and also started a company called the Argos Group. Tom was a United States Marine Corps Veteran of World War II. He was involved in many charities, especially Heifer International. He loved to travel and after he retired he wrote a book called "Stew".
Memorial visitation Thursday 4-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. Prayer Service at the Wm. Sullivan and Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Road (4 blocks E of Woodward), Royal Oak. Family will receive friends Friday 9 a.m. until the time of the memorial Mass 10 a.m. at Church of the Transfiguration, Southfield. Inurnment at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Southfield. Memorial contributions to Heifer Foundation - Mary Frank Tibbs Memorial Endowment are appreciated. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.
  • Christopher Ozog, AIA has joined OHM Advisors
  • Dennis Diener, AIA is now with the Detroit Medical Center
  • IDS & AIA Michigan Congratulate Charlie Haas, AIA and Sam Moschelli, AIA on becoming licensed!
  • Merz & Associates is moving! Their new address is 3420 Cass Avenue, Suite 307, Detroit, MI 48201. phone and email remain the same
  • Wightman & Associates, Inc. 2016 ACEC "FIRM OF THE YEAR"
New Members!

New members who joined, rejoined or transferred to AIA Michigan in February!


Richard Bohl, AIA
Zachary E. Funk, Assoc. AIA
Kevin Gurtowsky, Assoc. AIA
Long H. Nguyen, Assoc. AIA
Michele Jolaine Robinson, Assoc. AIA
Christopher L. Stefani, Assoc. AIA
Dustin Tiemeyer, Assoc. AIA
Kenneth R. Herbart, AIA
Ryan A. LaHaie, Assoc. AIA
Christopher R. Siminski, Assoc. AIA

Welcome to AIA Michigan and we look forward to meeting you at future events!!
AIAU is a place for architects to learn and earn continuing education credits.

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 and Registration, Documents,  Continuing Education, Membership
Dennis King, FAIA:

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

Upcoming Events!

ARE Challenge 
March 2016 -  More Information

Legislative Day  
Wed., March 16, 2016 -  More Information
IMI (International Masonry Institute) - Masonry Options + Solutions
Friday, March 18, 2016 -  More Information
Affleck Tour  - Fred Butters, FAIA tour guide
Sun., April 3, 2016 -  More Information
MIM (Michigan Masonry Institute) Awards
Thurs., April 7, 2016 - More Information to follow
Michigan Battle of the Buildings Energy Summit - Save the Date!
Fri., April 22, 2016
Affleck Tour  - Fred Butters, FAIA tour guide
Sun., May 1, 2016 -  More Information
36th Annual Michigan Historic Preservation Network State Conference
Wayne State University, Detroit
May 12-14, 2016 -  More Information
AIA National Convention PhilAIAdelphia
May 19-21, 2016 -  More Information
24th Annual Congress for the New Urbanism
June 8-11, 2016 - More Information
Upcoming Chapter Events:

AIA Detroit
Public Hearing #1 - 
Make your voice heard! A public hearing will be held on adopting the 2015 International Building Code with amendments, the result will be the eventual issuance of the 2015 Michigan Building Code. 
Mon., March 15, 2016 - More Information

PechaKucha Vol. 27: "Media" Call for Presenters -
Send name, contact info., and a few images to
by  Mon., March 14, 2016 

Detroit Women in Architecture Meeting please contact Patty Boyle at SmithGroupJJR for more information
Wed., March 16, 2016

USGBC LEED Green Associate Exam Prep Study Group
Thurs., March 17, 2016 - More Information
University of Detroit Mercy Lecture Series - Maurice Cox
Wed., March 23, 2016 - More Information

IES Product Show
Thurs., March 24, 2016 - More Information
BC&RC - Changes in the 2015 International Residential Code & Michigan's New Residential Energy Code
Tues., April 5, 2016 - More Information

designThunk - Integrated Architecture
Tues., March 15, 2016 - More Information

Jack H Miller Center for Musical Arts Tour
Fri., March 18, 2016 - More Information

ARE Study Group
Tues., March 22, 2016 - More Information

Small Practitioners Group Lunch
Wed., March 23, 2016 - More Information

Lunch & Learn - Insulated Metal and Roof Panels for Sustainability and Energy Efficiency
Fri., April 1, 2016 - More Information

Meyer May House Tour
Mon., April 11, 2016 - More Information

Deer Haven Residence Tour
Tues., April 12, 2016 -  More Information

Mary Free Bed YMCA Tour
Tues, April 13, 2016 - More Information

ARE Study Group
Thurs., April 14, 2016 -  More Information

Long Road Distillers Building Tour
Fri., April 15, 2016 - More Information

designThunk - Sam Cummings, CWD 
Thurs., April 21, 2016 - More Information

AIAS Portfolio Resume Workshop
Mon., March 14, 2016 - More Information

Jacky Grimshaw Lecture
Fri., March 18, 2015 - More Information

Charles and Ray Eames Lecture
Mon., March 28, 2016 - More Information

John Dinkeloo Memorial Lecture
Fri., Apri 1, 2016 - More Information

AIA Saginaw Valley (No Website)

AIA Southwest Michigan
Second Annual Habitat for Humanity Charette
Wed., March 23, 2016 - More Information

Member Education Program - Save the Date!
Wed., April 20, 2016 - More information to follow

Central Tile & Showroom Tour & Product Information 
Thurs., May 12, 2016 - More information to follow
Monthly Member Educational Program - TBD - Save the Date
Wed., May 25, 2016
Monthly Member Educational Program - TBD - Save the Date
Wed., June 22, 2016
Golf Outing at Heritage Glenn - Save the Date
Fri., Sept. 16, 2016
Monthly Member Educational Program - TBD - Save the Date
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016
Monthly Member Educational Program - TBD - Save the Date
Wed., Oct. 26, 2016
Design Awards at Cityscapes - Save the Date
Thurs., Nov. 10, 2016

AIA Upper Peninsula (No Website)