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SPOTLIGHT | Illuminart Featured in 'Concentrate'

AIA Detroit has proudly partnered with the talented folks at Illuminart for the past two years, so we were super excited to see Brienne Willcock and Robert White featured on concentratemedia.com. Illuminart is the designing force behind the lighting at Shed 3 for our 2013 & 2014 Celebration of Architecture; the cobalt blue and fuschia lighting schemes that you could see from down the street in Eastern Market are all because these guys know how to light a building.  They also helped to pull in Fantasee Lighting, who brings the equipment and skilled labor needed to bring to life Brienne's concept for the building.  We are eternally grateful for these folks, they certainly deserve the media attention.

The below article was originally featured on concentratemedia.com on Feb. 4th, 2015.  It was written by Patrick Dunn, an Ann Arbor-based freelance writer and a senior writer at Concentrate and Metromode, and the photographs featured in the original article were taken by Doug Coombe.

To see the article in its original publication and to view more photos taken during their interview, visit Concentrate Media's website HERE.

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS | Structures for Inclusion 15 Detroit

Lawrence Technological University College of Architecture and Design and Design Corps are proud to announce a partnership to present the Structures for Inclusion Conference 15 in Detroit.
 
Background:
In October of 2000, Design Corps, a community based non-profit organization, sponsored a conference at Princeton University. The purpose of this conference is to bring together and share the best ideas and practices that are reaching those currently un-served and underserved by architecture. These efforts are often grounded on two common beliefs that communities and individuals should be included in the design decisions that affect them and architects and communities should work together to identify their shared values and goals in the collaborative process of defining quality design. Since the first SFI at Princeton University, it has been hosted at various institutions including the University of Virginia, the University of Texas at Austin, Harvard University, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, and the Parsons New School for Design among others. The conference has become internationally recognized as a thought-provoking forum to learn about grass roots efforts and alternative practices making architecture more accessible.
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EVENT | AIAS Annual Beaux Arts Ball

AIA Detroit is a proud sponsor of this year's 6th annual AIAS Beaux Arts Ball.  Join the University of Detroit Mercy and Lawrence Technological University's American Institute of Architecture Students chapters on February 13th at St. Andrews Hall in Detroit for a night of networking and dancing.

BEAUX ARTS BALL HISTORY
Historically, Beaux Arts Ball was an annual costume ball traditioally hosted by studuents at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.  In 1931, it's reputation had spread to New York, where famous architects began dressing up as their own buildings for the event.  This trend continued to live on in architecture schools across the country, including here in Michigan, where our local architecture schools would host a similarly styled event attended by faculty and students alike.  In 2010, after years of not having a Beaux Arts Ball at any of the architecture schools, the AIAS chapters at Lawrence Tech and University of Detroit Mercy decided to work together to revitalize this annual event.  Past venues have included the Detroit Yacht Club on Belle Isle, the Fox Theatre, and the Detroit Masonic Temple, but the students are excited to try something new with the historic St. Andrews Hall this year.
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Structures for Inclusion 15 Detroit: Call for Presentations

Lawrence Technological University College of Architecture and Design and Design Corps are proud to announce a partnership to present the Structures for Inclusion Conference 15 in Detroit.

“Resilience of Mind, Body and Spirit,” the theme of SFI 15, serves to position the value of SFI within Detroit and other resilient cities. Mind (e.g., attitudes towards the city’s significant challenges); Body (e.g., creative economies such as social entrepreneurship and grassroots physical interventions), and Spirit (e.g., a city’s psyche and sense of itself) will advance the mission of SFI.

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University of Detroit Mercy 2014/2015 Lecture Series

BEC Detroit Program Library

Archive Of BEC Past Programs

2012

January 2012

Selecting Aluminum Fenestration Systems: Storefronts/ Curtainwalls/ Ribbon/ Strip Windows/ Operable Windows - Mr. Dan Goodman, CSI and Mr. Matt Rinkowski

February 2012

Litigation and the Exterior Enclosure - LEED Risks - Mr. Kevin Gleeson

April 2012

Waterproofing - Mr. Jerome Misiolek, Mr. Paul Wild

May 2012

Prefabricated Masonry Systems - Mr. David T. Biggs, PE, SE

September 2012

Advanced Framing: Time to Green-up Your Structure - Mr. Bob Clark

October 2012 - SYMPOSIUM

Achieving High Performance Resilient Buildings and Communities - Mr. Henry Green, Hon. AIA

The State of the Interface: Achieving Building Enclosure Performance - Ms. Fiona Aldous

Evaluating Air Barriers: Test Methods and Standard Specifications - Ms. Theresa A. Weston, PhD

Why Buildings Matter: Part 2: How Long Will it Last? Addressing the Real Challenge of Sustainability - Mr. R. Christopher Mathis

November 2012

Coming November 2012!

Adventures In Building Science
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Vapor Barriers Do Not Protect Buildings,
Vapor Barriers Protect Architects
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Why Buildings Matter: A Perspective on the Past, Present and Future of Building Performance
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October:  The BEC Symposium 2011
Dr. Suess Does Building Science
Fundamentals of Moisture Transport
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Energy Consumption in Buildings
May 2011
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Building Enclosures: Legal Issues
April 2011
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Exterior Wall Assemblies - State of the Art
February 2011
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Optimizing Performance in Commercial Fenestration
January 2011
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Saving Energy with Masonry
November 2010
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DOE Update on Building Envelope Research
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Building Envelope Fundamentals:  When Old is New Again
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October:  The BEC Symposium 2010
GSA and Energy Efficient Building Enclosures
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BIM and Total Building Analysis
September 2010
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Blast Resistant Design
May 2010
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Introduction to Infrared Thermography
April 2010
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Guidelines for Sealant Selection and Application
February 2010
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Specifications to Avoid Three Concrete Problems
January 2010
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ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 90.1
1999 to 2004 Changes
Relative to the Building Envelope
November 2009
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Lstiburek's Enclosure Definitions
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A Forensic Approach to Roofing Failure
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Controlling Masonry Cracks and Leaks
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October:  The BEC Symposium 2009
Solar Solutions for Commercial Roofing
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Thermal and Moisture Migration Analysis
September 2009
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Rainscreen Building Envelopes
May 2009
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Curtainwall 101
April 2009
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ROOFING APPLICATION AND
CONSIDERATIONS
March 2009
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An Introduction to Air Barriers
February 2009
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Preservation of Contemporary, Historic
and Architecturally Significant
Structures
January 2009
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Research and Development
Supporting the Evolution of EIFS
November 2008
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Environmental Loads and Masonry
October 2008
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