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2014 BC&RC Events

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AIAD Latest Articles

Open Call for Art + Light: Detroit TechTown

Midtown Detroit, Inc. (MDI) in partnership with the New Economy Initiative (NEI) is seeking proposals to transform the undersides of two viaducts located in Midtown Detroit's TechTown district with public art and light.

 

The Second and Cass Avenue viaducts are two fully operational railroad bridge grade separations located between Baltimore and Amsterdam Streets in TechTown, a 20-block emerging innovation district anchored by three key institutions in Midtown Detroit-Wayne State University, the College for Creative Studies and the Henry Ford Health System. Originally constructed in 1934, these once magnificent viaducts have been poorly maintained over the years and lack adequate lighting, contributing to unsafe perceptions of the district. This call seeks to give these industrial bridges new life-making them a choice destination rather than a place to pass through.

 

This call is open to all professional artists, architects, designers, design firms and/or teams consisting of these entities located in the following eight southeast Michigan counties:  Genesee, Lapeer, Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne . National and international partners may be included in any given team as long as the project lead can prove residency or physical presence in one of the previously mentioned eight counties. A panel of Detroit-based curators and arts professionals will select winning proposals.

 

Entries will be judged according to the following criteria:

·Conceives an imaginative transformation of space and conceptual design

·Combines art and function to create a friendlier environment that promotes use of the space

·Creates a signature presence for the viaducts that encourages daytime and nighttime interaction

·Provides adequate and artfully designed lighting

·Utilizes sustainable building materials and is feasible to maintain

·Contributes to TechTown's identity as a hub of innovation

 

Accepted proposals will be funded up to $75,000 per viaduct. For more information on how to apply, please go to www.midtownviaducts.com for a full set of guidelines. The deadline for applying is Wednesday, April 30, 2014.

 

Helpful Links:

Online Application: https://midtowndetroitinc.slideroom.com

Midtown Viaducts:www.midtownviaducts.com

Midtown Detroit, Inc.: http://midtowndetroitinc.org/

New Economy Initiative:http://neweconomyinitiative.org/

April DC3 Lectures

Other Industry Events

DC3 Lecture: Art Interventions

DC3 and Culture Lab Detroit present an evening of conversation and collaboration on Art Interventions, featuring David Adjaye, Humberto & Fernando Campana, Theaster Gates, and David Stark. April 24, 2014 at 6pm at the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education. Click here to RSVP or visit www.culturelabdetroit.org. For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

DC3 Concert: 'In Cahoots'

DC3 and Culture Lab Detroit present a musical mash-up on April 26, 2014 at Trinosophes. Featured artists include My Brightest Diamond & Migguel Anggelo. Visit www.culturelabdetroit.org for more information or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Parallel Projections Competition

Parallel Projection's design competition, ReAnimate the Ruins, opens for registration on May 15.  The competition will run from May 15 until July 31 and winners are scheduled to be announced August 15.  To learn more about the competition, please visit our website atwww.parallelprojections.com.

BCRC Mission Statement / Contacts

 

 

BCRC- Building Codes and Regulations Mission Statement / Contacts

The Building Codes and Regulations Committee is dedicated to advancing the understanding and awareness of building codes, regulations and the public laws that govern the building industry, its regulators and the practice of architecture.  More specifically, the BC & RC:

  • fosters interaction between building officials and architects
  • provides architects opportunities to improve their practice and skills
  • works with building officials to implement code changes
  • informs AIA Detroit members of impending code changes
  • conducts continuing education seminars related to building codes and regulations
  • supports and promotes the Mission of AIA Detroit

2012 Chairman:

James Velthoven, AIAE

248-363-8698

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Jim has over 30 years of administration and technical experience at Giffels Associates Inc. He was responsible for construction systems, material selections and code compliance to satisfy project and budget requirements. He developed code revisions, appeals and code variances for numerous projects. Jim has been a member of the Detroit Buildings and Codes regulations Committee for over ten years.

 

2012 Vice Chairman:

Brian Tognetti

WJE Associates Inc.

248-593-0900

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