A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
                                 Serving Michigan's Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Macomb, and Washtenaw Counties


The following is a list of announcements

Have additional announcements that you would like to add? Email us at: board@aiahv.org

  • Thursday, August 04, 2011 2:18 PM | Anonymous member

    Connect with Custom Residential Architects Across the Country Through CRAN!

    Dawn Zuber is interested in forming a local chapter of CRAN.  This group would focus on the interests of Custom Residential Architects. You can read more about the formation of CRAN here: http://www.aia.org/practicing/groups/kc/AIAB090258

    Dawn would like to hear from you if you are interested!

    Contact: dzuber@studiozarch.com

    A Short History:

    Over the past 5 years, a small group of residential architects has worked to build the AIA Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN), which began as a subgroup of the AIA Residential Knowledge Community. CRAN's primary focus is to make the AIA relevant to residential architects by providing information, course content, and leadership to our members. In a very short time we have become one of the most active, vibrant, and relevant groups within the AIA Knowledge Communities. But that was just the beginning...

    A New and Rapidly-Growing AIA Knowledge Community:

    CRAN has recently become an independent AIA Knowledge Community. This elevation is the culmination of years of work and will allow us to unite and represent all custom residential architects within the AIA. Further, it opens the door for more custom residential architects to join the AIA. Given the number of non-AIA residential architects, the potential for inclusion is monumental! In fact, during a meeting of all KCs in New Orleans, our growth was heralded as a role model for other KCs to build upon.

    Contributions and Events:

    CRAN was responsible for five courses about residential architecture at this year's convention in New Orleans. CRAN also contributed to several courses developed by the AIA Small Project Practitioners KC. Our steering committee has organized several national events for residential practitioners over the last four years, including symposiums in Minneapolis, Chicago, and Austin. In addition, we have participated in Hanley Wood's annual Reinvention conference. We are currently working on plans for our next annual symposium, which will take place October 13 through 16 in Indianapolis. This event will include a roundtable discussion on the diverse forms of residential practice, featuring incoming AIA 2012 President Jeff Potter, FAIA. Planning has already begun on the 2012 CRAN Symposium in Newport, Rhode Island.

  • Friday, July 08, 2011 12:57 PM | Anonymous member

    Eating hotdogs, marveling at the DIA Rivera mural, Gunnar Birketts underground library, photographing the Detroit River from the top of the Guardian building or paddling on the Huron in Ann Arbor, were just a few of the highlights from the sister city and AIA exchange this June.

    To read more and see photos and sketches of the exchange click on the article below:

    tubingen article.pdf
  • Thursday, June 30, 2011 1:06 PM | Anonymous member

    Longtime AIA Huron Valley Chapter Member Larry Brink passed away peacefully at his home in Pinckney, MI on June 15, 2011.  Larry was one of the original members of the Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy and served on its board multiple terms. He was also a Frank Lloyd Wright Fellow and served two terms as president of the Frank Lloyd Wright Fellowship Board and many terms as a board member.

    Larry, Richard Fry, Richard Black, Jim Meneghini, and Bill Nowycz were all students at the UM in the old A&D building together and had many wonderful train trips to Chicago attending NEOCON meetings including a few restaurants and bars. Good times!

    A celebration of Larry's life will be at the family home on Portage Lake, July 29, 4-9pm. Everyone wishing to honor Larry is welcome. Contributions may be made in Larry's name to the The Frank Lloyd Wright Building Conservancy, 53 West Jackson Blvd, Suite 1120, Chicago, Illinois, 60604 or to the Humane Society of Huron Valley, 3100 Cherry Hill Rd, Ann Arbor, Michigan 48105


  • Monday, June 27, 2011 1:41 PM | Anonymous member

    2011 Michigan Energy Coder Update Seminar

    When:  Monday June 27, 2011 from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

    Where:  Kellogg Conference Center, 55 South Harrison Avenue, East Lansing, MI 48824

    YOU'RE INVITED to join the Michigan State University School of Planning, Design, and Construction and Consumers Energy for a one-day seminar on interpretation of the 2011 Michigan energy codes as they apply to commercial and industrial buildings.

    In addition to the valuable insight into Michigan's newly adopted energy code, you will learn about Consumers Energy incentive program for existing building commissioning and hear about the latest information in net-zero energy (NZE) buildings.

    Join presenters William Bezdek, P.E. from Michigan State University; Joe Wadel an architecture graduate from the University of Michigan and New Construction Lead; John Nametz an engineer and Smart Buildings Lead from the Consumers Energy Business Solutions team; and Shayne Rolfe of KEMA Sustainable Buildings and Operations, will share the topic of net-zero energy buildings. In addition you will learn about the new codes, building technologies and financial incentives for energy efficiency construction.

    Cost: $50.00 for this full day of training. This includes a copy of the ASHRAE 90.1 - 2007 code book.


    Course content is eligible for self reporting Continuing Education Units.

    Certificate of course completion to all attendees.

    To register for the event click on the link below.


    If you have any questions or concerns call 877-607-0737

  • Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:00 PM | Anonymous member

    Detroit Regional Chapter

    U.S. Green Building Council

    The Detroit Regional Chapter of the USGBC cordially invites you to attend the next networking and tour event being presented by the Detroit Regional Chapter.


    Date:                   Wednesday - March 16, 2011


    Time:                   6:00 - 8:00pm


    Location:            University of Michigan

                                  Stephen M Ross School of Business

                                  701 Tappan, Ann Arbor, MI  48109


    Cost:                     Tour Free

                                  Food Donation - $5


    Online Registration Required:  www.drc-usgbc.org

    (Max Attendance:  50)


    The Ross School is among the world leaders in research and academic programming devoted to sustainable enterprise.  The Ross building is an example of that commitment.  Incorporating many architecturally innovative and environmentally responsible features, the building was designed and built in accordance with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.


    Please contact the Detroit Regional Chapter if you have any questions, and feel free to invite a friend or interested colleague!


    USGBC - Detroit Regional Chapter

    Events and Outreach Committee


  • Wednesday, March 16, 2011 6:00 PM | Anonymous member
    Wednesday, March 16 · 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Taubman College Liberty Annex 305 W. Libery St. Downtown Ann Arbor

    The Modernism at Risk initiative is a program created by the WMF with founding sponsor Knoll in 2006 to address the distinct threats facing great works of modern architecture around the world. This program focuses on advocacy, conservation, and public education.

    Michigan Matters is the Taubman College response to the WMF initiative by bringing to light the modern architectural resources distinct to Michigan and Ann Arbor. The W...MF exhibit consists of large-scale photographs by Andrew Moore, and interpretative panels with five case studies that explore the role designers play in preserving modern landmarks. The five buildings highlighted include the Grosse Pointe Public Library in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan – saved from demolition by local residents with partial funding for its renovation from the WMF.

    The Michigan Matters exhibit materials include reproductions of drawings from the Albert Kahn, Mies van der Rohe, Minoru Yamasaki, and Saarinen Collections. In addition, photographic documentation depicting various modern buildings at varying time periods will be displayed. Cooperation from the Balthazar Korab Studio, Cranbrook Archives, Museum of Modern Art NYC, State Archives, and the Bentley Historical Library have made it possible to exhibit significant works of Michigan modern architecture. Exhibit Opening Reception March 16, 5-7 p.m., 305 W. Liberty St., Ann Arbor.

  • Friday, March 11, 2011 4:37 PM | Anonymous member
    Friday, March 11 · 6:30pm - 8:00pm
    A+A Auditorium (Rm 2104)
    Title: ...oh so pretty

    Forencia Pita is currently design faculty at SCI-Arc teaching in the undergraduate and graduate design studios, a Visual Studies instructor of advanced software, and part of the Visiting Faculty at Lund University, Sweden.

    Pita works as an architect in Los Angeles, and has been engaged in practice, teaching and research of architecture. She graduated in 1998 from the National University of Rosario, School o...f Architecture, degree: Licensed Architect. She was awarded the 2000 Fulbright-Fondo Nacional de las Artes Scholarship to pursue studies at Columbia University and in 2001 she received her master’s degree from Columbia University, AAD Program. Pita received the first prize in the 2001 Metro Design Plaza International Competition, Lexington-Kentucky and has been recipient of the Graham Foundation Grand Award. Her work has been published in Log, Architecture Record, A+U, and Surface Magazine. She is the co-editor of Log 17. She has been part of solo exhibitions at SCI-arc Gallery and LAxART gallery and group exhibitions at the Chicago Art Institute, the 2007-08 Shenzhen-Hong Kong Biennial of Urbanism and Architecture in China, and Artist Space in New York. Her work is also part of the permanent collection of the MAK Museum in Vienna.

    Pita’s work experience includes the offices of Greg Lynn FORM (where she participated in the World Trade Center Design Competition as part of United Architects), Eisenman Architects and Asymptote. Her firm, mod, is a collaborative practice that thrives on the mannerist use of digital technology. As new modes of design and production become more involved with new technologies, the firm focuses on the underlying mechanisms of overlaying forms.
  • Tuesday, March 08, 2011 4:29 PM | Anonymous member
    Alivia Stalnaker, a 2nd year graduate student from Leonard, Michigan, was awarded a $1,200 graduate merit scholarship.  Alivia attended LTU for her undergraduate studies and was a member of the 2007 Solar Decathlon Team. She is a past recipient of scholarships form the Masonry Institute of Michigan and the Michigan Architectural Foundation.

    Two $650 scholarships were awarded to undergraduate students, Jason Andre and Joyce Tseng.  Jason is originally from Callifornia, but has spent the last several years working as a civil engineering associate for the City of Portage, MI.  Joyce is from Canton, MI and is active the the AIAS, campus Asian cultural organizations and works as an undergraduate consultant at the UM English Language Institute.

    Congratulations Alivia, Jason and Joyce!

    AIA Huron Valley sincerely appreciates the assistance of the UM TCAUP faculty in the selection of the scholarship recipients.
  • Wednesday, January 05, 2011 10:55 AM | Anonymous member

    For those of you who did not get an opportunity to stop by the Michigan Theater on October 5th, the display boards are being exhibited through January 31st at Mallet’s Creek Library (3090 East Eisenhower Parkway, Ann Arbor, MI  48108-3225, 734-327-4200.) Future locations for the exhibit are to be announced.

  • Wednesday, September 08, 2010 2:10 PM | Anonymous member
    New online continuing education sources added to the CE page! Do you have other online CE sources that you'd like to share? E-mail us: info@aiahv.org!
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