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2014 Celebration

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EVENT | 4th Annual Dumke Open

A Scramble Tournament Where Architecture Wins

Thursday, May 22, 2014 | Stonebridge Golf Club, Ann Arbor, MI

9:00am Registration
10:00am Shotgun Start
3:00pm Gathering
3:30pm Dinner

Entry Fee Options:

Par Package - $175 per golfer – includes your golf with cart, lunch, dinner, and eligibility for gifts and door prizes. A cash bar is available on the course and at dinner.
Birdie Package - $600 per foursome – includes your golf with cart, lunch, dinner, and eligibility for gifts and door prizes. A cash bar is available on the course and at dinner.

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EVENTS | Culture Lab Detroit

Other Industry Events & Competitions

April 30 | Midtown Viaducts Public Art + Light Project

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.

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.

May 15 - July 31 | Parallel Projections "Reanimate the Ruins" Competition

Parallel Projections invites you to participate in this open, international design competition; Reanimate The Ruins! Participants are charged to investigate and propose a new dynamic and adaptive urban node on one of the city's most iconic sites, the Packard Auto Plant.
Cast your vision for the rehabilitation of Detroit through the introduction of secondary urban nodes of destiny to support the city center. Use elements that make up a successful urban area through new mixed-use construction, while leaving part of the Packard in ruins as a monument to its history.

This competition is open to all include architects, engineers, urban designers, artists, and students. Competition registration opens May 15th and closes July 31st. First place includes a $3000 prize! Find out more at parallelprojections.com.

2014 Architecture / Digital Media Summer Camp

The University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture is currently enrolling students for the 2014 Architecture and Digital Media summer camp. The camp will take place at UDM between June 23rd - 27th and is open to any 9th - 12th graders. The application deadline is June 3rd. Preivous camps have been a great way of engaging young people and exposing them to school and architecture as a profession. For more information or to apply, visit the SOA website.

 

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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