A Chapter of the American Institute of Architects
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Announcements

The following is a list of announcements

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

  • 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!
  • Wednesday, September 08, 2010 1:55 PM | Anonymous member

    From Sara Dougherty with AIA Michigan:

     

    The annual AIA CES audit cycle is winding down, but there is still time for you to fulfill your AIA/CES continuing education requirement for 2009 by Thursday, September 30, 2010

    Audited members who have not completed the 2009 AIA/CES continuing education requirement by the end of this grace period are still active members through 2010, but are considered lapsed and cannot renew for

    2011 without going through a reinstatement process.

    Please if there is anything else I can help you with let me know.

    Sara

    AIA/ Membership

    AIA Michigan/Detroit Calendar

    September 14, 2010

    Green Roofing Systems 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Cost $10.00

    Location

    Michigan First Credit Union
    27000 Evergreen Road
    Lathrup Village MI 48076-3231

    5 HSW/SD

    September 17-18, 2010

    Design Retreat

    Cost: $185.00

    This is the time of year when we (AIA Michigan) announce our annual design retreat. This retreat provides you with the opportunity to talk about architectural design with your peers. We try to expose you to a wide variety of ideas and attitudes about architecture and the design process in an informal (read: rustic) atmosphere. This is a chance to see how the problems of design are handled by fellow members of the profession. Forget about the mundane problems in the office and think about design, design, and more design. When was the last time you were offered the chance to spend time talking and thinking about what we all went to school for? Imagine it. . . fun in the woods thinking about architecture!

               

    4 HSW/SD

    6 LU

    Total CES 10

    Location

    YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha
    919 North Torch Lake Drive
    Central Lake, Michigan

               
    Here are 2 free online sites also:

    Free courses can be found at http://www.aia.org/education/conventionprograms/index.htmAlso, I would recommend http://www.aecdaily.com/

    Sara Dougherty

    AIA Michigan Membership

    553 East Jefferson Avenue

    Detroit,  MI  48226

    Office:  313-965-4100

    Email:    sara@aiami.com

  • Thursday, April 22, 2010 12:35 PM | Anonymous member

    In conjunction with the Guide to Ann Arbor Architecture you can now download podcasts of many of the significant buildings contained within the Guide. These podcasts are hosted by architects from the Huron Valley Chapter of the AIA and can be used to take walking tours of the city at any time.

    Click Here For The: Guide to Ann Arbor Podcast

    Michael R. Strother, AIA
    AIA Guide to Ann Arbor Architecture
    Committee Chair

  • Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:47 AM | Anonymous member

    Welcome to Ann Arbor!

    The City of Ann Arbor was founded in 1824, and the University of Michigan was permanently located here in 1837. The blend of city and university forms a "college town" atmosphere that is pedestrian friendly, beautiful, exciting and enlightening. As you experience the area’s architecture, you will see how closely the city and the university are intertwined.

    The Huron Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has worked collectively to create this brochure for your enjoyment.

    The Chapter, comprised of registered architects from Jackson, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe and Washtenaw counties, 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.

    The entries in the guide were chosen based on their architectural, historical and/or cultural significance, and the guide is intended to highlight just a small cross-section of the many beautiful and significant works of architecture in our community. ..." See the PDF for more information

    Michael R. Strother, AIA
    AIA Guide to Ann Arbor Architecture
    Committee Chair

  • Thursday, April 22, 2010 11:45 AM | Anonymous member
    The Huron Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is proud to announce the award of two scholarships to students of the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning.

    Thanks to a successful year, we were able to contribute part of our proceeds from our annual Golf Outing towards the future of our profession. Both Lindsay Cooper and Kayla Lim were deserving recipients of these UMTCAUP scholarships.

    Through scholarships and other collaborative programs with architecture students, AIA Huron Valley and the U-M Taubman College hope to enhance connections between architecture programs and professional practice in an effort to insure the quality of both.

    Congratulations Lindsay and Kayla!

  • Saturday, March 06, 2010 10:47 AM | Anonymous member
    In conjunction with the Guide to Ann Arbor Architecture you can now download podcasts of many of the significant buildings contained within the Guide. These podcasts are hosted by architects from the Huron Valley Chapter of the AIA and can be used to take walking tours of the city at any time.

    Click Here For The: Guide to Ann Arbor Podcast
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