AIA Detroit's board elections are fast approaching! The ballot will be voted upon at our annual meeting on November 12th, 2013. We are looking for enthusiastic individuals who wish to be deeply involved in the organization. You must be an AIA Member at the time of election to sit on the AIA Detroit Board. Please note that you do not have to have prior experience on the AIA Detroit Board in order to be elected to the Executive Committee.
Schedule for nominations:
The election slate will be publicized 20 days prior to the Annual Meeting, and members may vote on the slate either by absentee or by attending the Annual Meeting on November 12th at 6:30PM location to be determined).
The jury is in, the winners have been chosen. The 2013 AIA Detroit Celebration of Architecture is almost upon us! Try not to overdose on excitement.
This year's Celebration promises not to disappoint. We have paired up with the Detroit Creative Corridor Center (dc3) team, who has welcomed us as part of the 2013 Detroit Design Festival. Check out our Happenings page here!
WHY YOU NEED TO GO
AIA Detroit will be "Celebrating" at Eastern Market's Shed 3, on September 19th--the same evening as Eastern Market After Dark. That means that Russell Street will be overflowing with community members from all walks of life outside of the design profession. AIA Detroit feels that this is the perfect opportunity to reach out the public and welcome them to Celebrate with us; we want to share our knowledge and passion for design with everyone! Come join us on September 19th and be a part of that dialogue.
STILL NOT CONVINCED?
We are pulling out all the stops this year. Not only will we be featuring twelve juried architecture awards, but at Shed 3 on the 19th, you will see craft cocktail lounges, catered tastings, light installations, and even architecture-inspired runway fashion shows. You read that right: fashion shows. A tremendous shout out to Illuminart and Fantasee Lighting, who are going to bring this year's theme of illumination to life. We promise that you will not want to miss witnessing the expertise they have brought to this year's event.
TICKET and EVENT INFO
The evening will be broken up into two segments. The first portion, The Awards Reception from 7PM - 9PM, will feature our 2013 Building and Recognition Award winners, as well as a keynote speech from Dan Carmody, Eastern Market President. Tickets for this event are only $35 ($15 for students), and that includes an open bar with special craft cocktails, as well as catering from some reknown culinary masters in the Detroit area. Did we mention tickets were only $35 this year? Click here to get them now!
After 9PM, the doors open to the public for The Architecture Afterglow and a free evening of entertainment. From 9PM - 11:30PM, you will experience musical accompaniment to two fashion shows, whose designers were hand-picked for this event, while enjoying our cash bar and schmoozing in our lounges.
We know you can't wait to buy those tickets, but just in case we missed anything, here's a list of all the vendors and artists you will see at our 2013 Celebration on September 19th:
Join the Michigan chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers on December 6th for a holiday party. Put on your best western wear and mosey on down for a good time, celebrating the Holidays with friends and colleagues. Includes a building tour of Inalfa Roofing Systems, Appetizers, Refreshments, and Raffle Items. For more information, click here.