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PKN Goes Green

Presenters speak on sustainability

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Continuing Education

Upcoming BEC and TAP events

 

 

AIAD Latest Articles

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.

AIA DETROIT ANNUAL MEETING

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
 
 
 
Treasurer
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.
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2015 AIAD Board Nominees

Nominee Statements of Intent

We have asked all of the candidates to provide some background on themselves while running for a position.  Below are their statements explaining their intentions for serving on the AIA Detroit Board.  We hope you take the time to read about the candidates before voting!  Remember, you can vote via absentee ballot (can be requested up through Wednesday, November 5th by emailing Lauren), or in person at the Annual Meeting on November 12th.
 
 

Congratulations On Your New Project AIA Member

Name/ Location of Project: First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ Sanctuary Addition and Renovations Rochester, Michigan

Owner: First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ
1315 N. Pine St. Rochester, Michigan 48307

Architect: Constantine George Pappas AIA Architecture/ Planning
1025 S. Washington Royal Oak, Michigan 48067 248-629-8998 fax 248-298-3192
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General Contractor: Frank Rewold and Sons, Inc. 333 East Second St.
Rochester, Michigan 48307

AIAD Up close - Photos

Photographer: David Rose, Photographer

Project Description:

This project consists of a new 375 seat sanctuary addition with associated lower level community spaces. The total size of the new addition is 14,000SF, 7000SF each floor. The concept is based on the cross sectional articulation of a box and how to manipulate light into the interior of the worship space. The box, or church, is divided into a series of tiers and clerestories. The first represents the support area and seating of the Church. The second tier represents the Chancel or religious activity area of the Church. The third tier, created above the pipe organ platform, allows northern light to spill onto the pipe organ and Chancel area. Each tier is structurally detailed to strengthen its space below.

Intended to be intimate from its inception, the sanctuary allows the congregation to be no further than 40 feet from the Communion Table and Chancel. Further efforts to increase natural light into the sanctuary are derived through the use of high clerestories around the box.  On the exterior, the raised tier of the sanctuary is defined with horizontal lapboard siding.  Protruding out of this material is the pipe organ platform, sheathed with vertical siding, expressing the vertical nature of the pipe organ. The remaining portions of the exterior building materials are defined with two colors of masonry, one representing the boundaries of the square, and the other representing the support areas of the Sanctuary. A 57’-0” high steel cross emanates from the Chancel and penetrates the roof expressing the Church’s mission and invitation to the community.

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