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, June 04, 2012 10:01 AM | Anonymous member
    If you missed the Honor Awards Program at the Michigan Theater, you can see all the submitted project boards at the Bank of Ann Arbor (801 W. Ellsworth Rd.) - from June 1st through June 29th.
    The exhibit will be traveling throughout the AIA Huron Valley area in 2012 - check back for future locations.
  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012 7:20 AM | Anonymous member

    Mission Zero Fest is a unique event unlike anything that’s been seen before -- it’s part sustainability symposium, part environmental exhibition, part green home tour, and part neighborhood block party. While speakers and workshops exhibit the how and why of sustainability, organizations will exhibit an array of green products and services for living a healthier, more comfortable life with a lighter footprint. Food vendors will also be on board to present local culinary favorites to attendees. The two-day event offers grassroots solutions to a complex global problem, designed to inspire a greener, more fulfilling lifestyle in our communities.

    Mission Zero Fest takes place Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Water Hill neighborhood, located just northwest of downtown. This event is free for all ages.

    Mission Zero Fest Attracts Vienna Teng, Mr. B’s Joybox Express, and Other Music Acts to Neighborhood Street Festival

    (http://tinyurl.com/MZF-2012)

    Well-known local favorites singer/songwriter and pianist Vienna Teng and blues and boogie-woogie legend Mr. B’s Joybox Express will be two of the great musical acts being showcased at the Mission Zero Fest. Focusing on event’s goal of celebrating sustainability in all its forms in a fun, festive atmosphere, Mission Zero Fest organizers are pleased announce a stellar lineup of eclectic musical acts to keep things lively. 

    Other musical acts performing during the festival include The Appleseed Collective, Homegrown of Rap for Food, The Tim Haldeman Trio, and FUBAR.

    Performances will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday and will continue throughout the evening. 
     
    Mission Zero Fest is a unique event unlike anything that’s been seen before -- it’s part sustainability symposium, part environmental exhibition, part green home tour, and part neighborhood block party. While speakers and workshops exhibit the how and why of sustainability, organizations will exhibit an array of green products and services for living a healthier, more comfortable life with a lighter footprint. Food vendors will also be on board to present local culinary favorites to attendees. The two-day event offers grassroots solutions to a complex global problem, designed to inspire a greener, more fulfilling lifestyle in our communities.

    Mission Zero Fest takes place Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Ann Arbor's Water Hill neighborhood, located just northwest of downtown. This event is free for all ages.

    Learn more at www.missionzerofest.org or find us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/missionzerofest) or Twitter (https://twitter.com/#missionzerofest).

  • Tuesday, May 08, 2012 10:32 AM | Anonymous member
    Seeking Convention Delegates!

    It’s time again for the AIA National Convention!  As you know, the convention is being held in Washington DC this year, from May 17 – May 19.  If you’re an AIA Huron Valley member planning on attending the convention, and you’re interested in becoming an official delegate, please contact Andrew Hauptman (andrewh@oxstudioinc.com)  by May 11, 2012.  For more information on the convention please visit  http://convention.aia.org/event/convention-home.aspx 
  • Wednesday, May 02, 2012 12:56 PM | Anonymous member

    AIA Huron Valley is seeking people with wisdom, creativity and energy who want to contribute to our community and our profession.  Volunteering is a great way to get your feet wet if you’re interested in volunteering for a future board position! We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with any of our committees, Continuing Education programs, our Honor Awards/Archifest program and traveling display, emerging professional events, etc.   Have an idea - come join in!   It’s your AIA! Upcoming board positions for 2013-2015 include:

    • ·         2013 Vice President / 2014 President
    • ·         2013 Secretary
    • ·         2013 Treasurer
    • ·         AIA MI Director 2013-2015
    • ·         Associate Director 2013

    Please contact: Dan Whisler (dwhisler@p-wa.com)

  • Monday, April 30, 2012 3:51 PM | Anonymous member
    The 2011 AIAHV Honor Awards exhibit is currently on display at the Dexter District Library (lower level).  The exhibit will be traveling throughout the AIA Huron Valley area in 2012 - check back for future locations.
  • 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.
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