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AIAD 2014 Annual Meeting and Elections

By-Laws: Section 3 - Election Publications

A. The Chapter shall publish a notice to the entire membership at least 20 days prior to the Annual Meeting. The notice shall restate the date, time and location for the meeting, list the nominations, shall provide background on the nominees, and shall give instructions for absentee ballot voting if there are contested positions.


Date: November 12, 2014
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Detroit Golf Club
(17911 Hamilton Rd, Detroit, MI 48203)


Absentee Ballot Instructions

AIA Licensed Architects and Associate members may request an absentee ballot from the date of this announcement (10/24/2014) up to a week before the Annual Meeting (11/5/2014).  Ballots can be requested by contacting Lauren Myrand at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  Absentee ballots must be submitted by close of business day, November 12th.

2014 Board Nominations (*denotes contested position)

Vice President
Robert Hoida
Kim Montague
Michigan Director*
Fred Butters
Amy Deines
Dima Daimi
Kristina Glusac
Detroit Director
Theo Pappas 
Associate Director
Chandra Moore
Affiliate Director
Aimee Zoyes

Candidate Profiles

We have asked all of the candidates to provide some background on themselves while running for a position.  We hope you take the time to get read about the candidates before voting!  Remember, you can vote via absentee ballot (can be requested up through Wednesday, November 5th), or in person at the Annual Meeting on November 12th.

2014 AIA Detroit Recognition Honor Awards

COTE History / Mission Statement / Contacts


COTE- Committee on the Environment

Mission: The Committee on the Environment (COTE) works to sustain and improve the environment by advancing and disseminating environmental knowledge and values, and advocating the best design practices to integrate built and natural systems to the profession, industry, and public.


Diane Van Buren

Sustainable Finance and Planning Consultant

Zachary and Associates, Inc.

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Diane Van Buren combines a passion for wise community investment and sustainable development practices to assist businesses and organizations plan and finance affordable green developments.   With over twenty years experience with the Detroit-based planning and development firm Zachary and Associates she has been engaged in critical planning and marketing efforts for both nonprofit organizations and for-profit developers with specific expertise in sustainable communities, financing green buildings, commercial revitalization strategies, green jobs and historic preservation.

Ms. Van Buren served as a Public Director on the National Board of the American Institute of Architects 2007-2008 and served on the Sustainability Committee and Long Range Planning Committees.  Additionally, she serves as a board member for Wayne State University Honors College and is a graduate of the Great Lakes Leadership Academy from Michigan State University, where she also earned a BA in Education with high honors.


Jason Davis

Jason received his a Bachelor’s and Master’s of Architecture from LTU. He is also a member of the Emerging Professionals Committee and was the Mentorship Chair for 2009-2011.  Jason is currently working as a Construction Manager / Owner’s Representative for Jacobs Engineering Group. 


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