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

Announcements

The following is a list of announcements

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

  • Monday, April 30, 2012 3:46 PM | Anonymous member
    The ArchiFest committee is looking for two additional members to help plan and organize this years event (to take place in October).  Please contact David Lewis (dlewis@lg-architects.com) if you are interested.
  • Thursday, April 05, 2012 9:36 AM | Anonymous member

    American Institute of Architects (AIA) National and Huron Valley Chapter Scholarship

    April 5, 2012, Ann Arbor, Mich., University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning announced the 2012 AIA National/AIA Huron Valley Scholarships. Awards are presented to students whose projects “embody the exciting promise of realization while addressing real world challenges.” A jury of architects representing the AIA Huron Valley Chapter selected this year’s recipients and chose from student work showcased in the College’s 2012 Architecture Student Show, "Scenes From Studio.”

    A total of $2,500, $1,000 of which was provided by AIA National as a 2012 AIA Component Scholarship grant, was awarded to graduate students, Anna Schaefferkoetter, Andrew Heathfield, and Justin Garrison and undergraduate student, Andrea Yoas.

    Justin Garrison graduated with a bachelor of environmental design from Texas A&M University in 2010 and is from Austin, Tex. He will be receiving a master of architecture degree in April and continuing his studies at the University of Michigan, pursuing a master of urban design degree next fall.

    Andrew Heathfield grew up in Columbus, Ind. and received his received a B.A. in architecture from Miami University in Ohio. He is a master of architecture candidate at Taubman College and will graduate this April. Andrew works in architecture, as well as graphic and set design, and looks to synthesize these once in the professional realm.

    Anna Schaefferkoetter is a master of architecture candidate at Taubman College. She did her undergraduate work at the University of Tennessee, receiving a B.S. in architecture in 2009. She is from Knoxville and she volunteered for AmeriCorp and traveled through Europe and Egypt in between her undergraduate and graduate studies.

    Andrea Yoas is a junior at the University of Michigan, studying architecture at Taubman College. She is from Grand Haven, Michigan, and graduated from Grand Haven High School in 2009.

    AIA Huron Valley is comprised of registered architects from Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, and Washtenaw counties. The chapter engages in initiatives to increase the public’s knowledge and appreciation of architecture and the built environment, as well as promote advocacy for the profession.

    Through scholarships, mentorships, and collaborative programs with architecture students, Taubman College and AIA Huron Valley hope to enhance connections between architecture programs and professional practice.

  • Sunday, April 01, 2012 10:02 AM | Anonymous member

    AIA HURON VALLEY and the JEWISH FEDERATION OF GREATER ANN ARBOR are proud to announce:

    SUKKAH ARBOR:
    A DESIGN-BUILD
    COMPETITION TO REENVISION THE SUKKAH
    www.sukkaharbor.com

    PRIZES:

    • First place prize: $2,000
    • Second place prize: $500
    • Winners will be publicized

    EVENT GOALS:

    • Bring 21st century ‘design-build’ techniques and materials to a traditional observance.
    • Unite the wider community in a participatory, educational and artistic project.
    • Raise awareness of and educate about modern causes that connect to the holiday of Sukkot; homelessness, hunger and the environment

    ABOUT THE SUKKAH: Sukkahs are temporary shelters, used by the ancient Israelites while wandering in the desert. Sukkah Arbor is a ‘Design-Build’ competition that will re-envision the Sukkah, based upon the traditional construction laws detailed in the Bible, using 21st century techniques and materials. Sukkot – “The Feast of Ingathering” – is an especially joyful Jewish holiday. Religiously, the sukkah is meant to commemorate the fragile huts lived in by the Israelites after being freed from Egypt and a symbol of G-d’s protection wherever you may dwell. The sukkah also stands as a symbol for the impermanence and transience of life and shelter.

    ABOUT THE COMPETITION: Sukkah Arbor will be a regional ‘Design-Build’ competition, open to anyone, and expressly reaching out to architects, architectural students, builders and ecologists. Sukkah Arbor will have three phases:

    • DESIGN COMPETITION (PART 1)All submitted designs must be built in accordance with Halacha (Jewish Law). Designs will be judged by a select Jury of experts and based on criteria including: (sustainability, portability/reusability, beauty/inspiration/awe and innovation). Five winning designs will be selected to be built for Part 2 of the competition.
    • BUILD COMPETITION (PART 2): The top five winning designs will be commissioned for construction at Liberty Plaza in Ann Arbor on September 23, 2012. The Sukkah’s will be constructed by a collaborative team consisting of the original designer and a supporting group of experienced volunteer crafts-people. A building stipend ($1,000 minimum) for the purchase of construction materials will be provided. Public voting will be conducted to determine winning entries from among the built Sukkahs. Prize money and recognition will be awarded to the winning designs.
    • AWARD PRESENTATION AND OPEN HOUSE: The built and unbuilt designs will be on display at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Ann Arbor during the week of September 30 - October 9, 2012. An open house and design award presentation will be held for the general public during which the grand prize winner will be announced

    SCHEDULE:

    • Early registration ($25) by April 30th
    • Main registration: ($50)
    • Registration closed: June 1, 2012
    • Design Competition Submissions due: July 9, 2012
    • Finalists announced: July 16, 2012
    • Sukkah Build Event: September 23, 2012

     

    REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

  • Wednesday, February 08, 2012 11:15 AM | Anonymous member
    ECOMOMIC FORECAST AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT RESPONSE
     
    Michael Finney, President & CEO of Michigan Economic Development Corporation
    Bill Lichwalla, President & CEO of Plante Moran Cressa
     
    Wednesday, February 29th
    7:30 AM
    Weber's Inn, Ann Arbor
    WCA Members: $25, Non-Members: $50
     
    At the February meeting of the Washtenaw Contractors Association, we will learn how the economic conditions of the past several years are shaping the economic forecast for our region and how the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) is structuring its priorities and programs to meet the State of Michigan's current challenges.  Non-members are also welcome to attend.
     
    Bill Lichwalla, president and CEO, and Cam McCausland, partner and director of transaction management of Plante Moran Cressa, who represent only users of space, will provide their unique and valuable insights into the economic outlook for our region, and where the best prospects lie for development in the coming years.
     
    The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), is the State of Michigan's lead economic development agency.  As its President & CEO, Michael Finney is responsible for executing Governor Snyder's economic development strategy.  He will discuss what strategies MEDC is using to address Michigan's challenges and to take advantage of opportunities for growth.
     
  • Wednesday, February 01, 2012 6:03 PM | Anonymous member
    If you missed the Honor Awards Program at the Michigan Theater, you can see all the submitted project boards at the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Planning building (2nd floor) - from February 1st through February 29th.
    The exhibit will be traveling throughout the AIA Huron Valley area in 2012 - check back for future locations.
  • Monday, January 09, 2012 4:16 PM | Anonymous member
    If you missed the Honor Awards Program at the Michigan Theater, you can see all the submitted project boards at the Brighton District Library (100 Library Drive, Brighton, MI 48116, 810-229-6571) - from January 9th through January 31st.
    The exhibit will be traveling throughout the AIA Huron Valley area in 2012 - check back for future locations.
  • Tuesday, November 01, 2011 9:00 AM | Anonymous member
    If you missed the Honor Awards Program at the Michigan Theater, you can see all the submitted project boards at the Malletts Creek Branch of the Ann Arbor District Library (3090 E. Eisenhower Parkway Ann Arbor, MI 48108 734-327-4200) - from November 1st through December 15th.
    The exhibit will be traveling throughout the AIA Huron Valley area in 2012 - check back for future locations.
  • Tuesday, August 09, 2011 12:49 AM | Anonymous member

    AIA Michigan Center for Emerging Professionals and Resources (CEPR) hosted the first Vision 20x20 event at the Liberty Research Annex (a.k.a. Liberty Loft Glasshouse) during the Art Fair (Thursday, July 21 7.30pm).  The theme of the event was Emerging Design for a New Century and ten speakers from creative fields including architecture, graphic design, interior design, landscape architecture and visual arts were given six minutes and twenty slides to present their take on the theme.  The opening act, a digital violin performance by Dixon’s Violin, was a perfect antidote to the ninety-nine degree heat spell and drew much interest from passers-by on Liberty Street.  Despite the record temperature, the event was well-attended by a diverse group of attendees consisting of local architects, students and the public.  AIA Huron Valley’s Design Award Boards on exhibit also drew plenty of attention.  CEPR thanks all of our volunteers and sponsors, in particular AIA Huron Valley volunteers / CEPR leadership (Kristen Schleick, Nicole Eisenmann and Phil Proefrock) and Structural Design Incorporated whose generous sponsorship of the CEPR program made this event and other emerging professional programs possible. 

    Please check out more the CEPR Facebook page for the event photos and our upcoming programs: 

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/AIA-MI-Center-for-Emerging-Professional-Resources-CEPR/102283299864256

    Maria Kook, AIA LEED AP

    AIA MI YAF Regional Liaison, CEPR Co-Chair

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Monday, August 08, 2011 9:20 PM | Anonymous member
    Call  for  Nominations

    AIA HV is seeking people with wisdom, creativity and/or energy who want to contribute to our community and our profession.  Open positions for 2012-2014 include:

    • Treasurer
    • Director (Continuing Education)
    • Director (open description)

    If working on a committee is more in line with your interests, volunteers are needed to assist with Continuing Education programs, our Honor Awards traveling display, emerging professional events and planning Archifest 2012. Have an idea - come join in!   It is your AIA!

    Contact: Andrew Hauptman  andrewh@oxstudioinc.com

  • Monday, August 08, 2011 8:54 PM | Anonymous member

    The Building Enclosure Council – Greater Detroit (BEC-GD) is pleased to announce the October 18th Symposium theme: Understanding Hygrothermal Performance. Attached you will find information on the Symposium and the renowned speakers along with sponsorship opportunities.

    http://www.bec-gd.org/the-bec-symposium-2011.html

© AIA Huron Valley
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software