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Call for Nominations

2015 AIAD Elections

 


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2015 AIA Detroit Board Elections

To:  AIA Detroit Board Nominees
 
This year, the AIA Detroit Board of Directors has formally recognized, agreed to, and documented the direction and methods our Chapter will use to support the Vision of AIA Detroit.  This is not a radical change in direction; rather, it is the result of the work of past Boards and Presidents as we have purposefully and carefully adjusted our course to best support the membership and the profession by
 
• Energizing and supporting our emerging professionals so that they recognize the importance of becoming registered and participating in the AIA.
• Reaching outwards to the broader design community to collaborate and partner with like minds and efforts to spotlight the positive impact design has on the environment.
• Taking action by involving ourselves in key community and civic initiatives that are shaping our city and region.
• Merging the work of committees and Board so that they are mutually supportive.
• Become active and influential participants in the historic changes developing in the City of Detroit.
 
In order to effectively move forward, support and further enhance our stated direction, Board members must be active participants in our initiatives and programs.  If you are willing to commit your time and energy to meet each month as a member of the AIA Detroit Board and to dedicate additional time and energy outside of those Board meetings to actively engage in initiatives and programs, then this is your opportunity.  This is the expectation of all AIA Detroit Board members moving forward.
Bob Piatek
2014 AIA Detroit President 
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EVENT | 4th Annual Dumke Open

A Scramble Tournament Where Architecture Wins

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Stonebridge Golf Club, Ann Arbor, MI

9:00am Registration
10:00am Shotgun Start
3:00pm Gathering
3:30pm Dinner

Entry Fee Options:

Par Package - $175 per golfer – includes your golf with cart, lunch, dinner, and eligibility for gifts and door prizes. A cash bar is available on the course and at dinner.
Birdie Package - $600 per foursome – includes your golf with cart, lunch, dinner, and eligibility for gifts and door prizes. A cash bar is available on the course and at dinner.

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DESIGN COMPETITION | UPC Riverfront Competition Dialogue Continues Beyond Symposium

UPC Announces the Detroit by Design Riverfront Competition Winners

The Urban Priorities Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the Detroit by Design 2012 Riverfront Competition. We would like to thank all of the entrants that participated and shared their ideas. We would also like to thank the jury, which included Walter Hood, Reed Kroloff, Faye Alexander Nelson, and Lola Sheppard, for their thoughtful consideration, rich debate, and careful deliberation.

The top three prizes were selected as a group and represent three different approaches to the design challenge and question what civic space could be in Detroit today. In addition to the three prizes, the jury selected three honorable mentions. The 6 selected entries are unique solutions, and address one or several of the challenges of the site and design problem. The jury stated that each winning entry showed something valuable and that the selections should be looked at as a group. We hope that the combined group acts as a catalyst for a continued conversation surrounding the possibilities for the riverfront.

First Place
Atelier WHY
New Jersey/Korea

Second Place
Matthew Edward Getch
London, England

Third Place
OMMX
London, England

Honorable Mention
Brian White, Portland OR

Honorable Mention
Christina Kimmerle, Austria
Honorable Mention
Anna Hochhalter, Urbana IL

 

Detroit by Design Riverfront Symposium – A Full House

The Detroit by Design: Detroit Riverfront Symposium on December 4th at the DIA was hailed as a resounding success by all who attended. With the panel discussion moderated by author and journalist John Gallagher of the Detroit Free Press, the discussion unfolded to over 400 attendees"

“I found the Detroit by Design Symposium to be the most stimulating and important AIA Detroit event in years. I thoroughly enjoyed the discourse on our City and its future, and being a part of a community of colleagues that cares. It restored the activist in all of us. I was proud of being an architect and proud of AIA Detroit for leading the charge on this important issue. We have been quiet for far too long.”

Carl Roehling FAIA, LEED AP | President & CEO | SmithGroupJJR

Vote for your Favorites

Because the competition and symposium have received so much positive feedback, the Urban Priorities Committee is looking to the public and design community to continue the dialogue on the results. As of today, December 19, the committee has launched on the competition website a People’s Choice award that will allow members of the public to vote for their favorite entries. The voting will run through January 15 and winners will be named shortly thereafter. Voting is not limited to a single entry; the committee is urging the public to enjoy the process of learning more about the possibilities of Detroit’s waterfront gateway and select as many entries as they deem worthy.

In tandem with the launch of the People’s Choice voting system, the competition website will include a comment section at the bottom portion of each entry webpage. It is our hope that visitors to the website will discuss the pros and cons, form and function, practicalities and ideological differences of the design possibilities inherent to each submission.

We are urging competition participants to engage in the dialogue, so don’t be afraid to ask questions of the designers or solicit opinions and ideas.

Visit www.aiadetroitbydesign2012.com today to start voting and continue the discussion!

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