Committees of the Board

AIA Detroit relies on and empowers its members to advances the causes, initiatives, and interests that best represent the practice of architecture in metro Detroit. Select a committee below to learn more, or email info@aiadetroit.com with general questions.

Building Codes & Regulations Committee

MISSION

The BC&RC is dedicated to advancing the understanding of the architectural profession and awareness of building codes, regulations and the public laws governing the building industry, its regulators and the practice of architecture within the construction industry. BC&RC seeks to:

A. Foster interaction between Building Officials and Architects.

B. Conduct continuing education seminars relating to building codes and regulations.

Learn More

Building Enclosure Council

MISSION

The Building Enclosure Council of Greater Detroit is part of a national network founded jointly by the American Institute of Architects and the National Institute of Building Sciences to foster effective performance of building exteriors.

By providing a forum for all construction professionals, each Council serves to share objective building enclosure information of interest to the local design/construction community. The Greater Detroit Council is non profit with no dues or membership requirements and is affiliated with AIA Detroit Chapter and Michigan Society of Architects.

Learn More

Celebration of Architecture

MISSION

AIA Detroit is well underway on the planning for the 2018 Celebration of Architecture, continuing the successful partnership with Design Core and the Detroit Month of Design. Our continued alignment with Eastern Market After Dark has been a resounding success, with over 3000 people attending the 2017 Celebration, including more than 900 members of the design and AEC industry.

The 2018 Celebration of Architecture will take place in Eastern Market Shed 3 on Thursday, September 20th.

Sponsorship opportunities are available and selling fast! If you or your company is interested in sponsoring this event, please see the links on the left, or contact us at sponsor@aiadetroit.com

Learn More

Committee on Diversity and Inclusion

MISSION

Our mission is to advocate for equity, empowerment, and the value of inclusion through the promotion of partnerships and the exchange of diverse perspectives within the design community.

Learn More

Committee On The Environment

MISSION

The Committee on the Environment works to advance, disseminate, and advocate—to the profession, the building industry, the academy, and the public—design practices that integrate built and natural systems and enhance both the design quality and environmental performance of the built environment. COTE serves as the community and voice on behalf of AIA architects regarding sustainable design.

Learn More

Emerging Professionals Committee

MISSION

AIA Detroit - Emerging Professionals Committee

MISSION

The AIA Detroit Emerging Professionals Committee serves as the voice of the next generation of architects and their collaborators in Detroit

VISION

The Emerging Professionals Committee strives to provide a productive platform for learning and development opportunities for its constituents within the ever transforming field of architectural practice. As a response to evolving technology, changing expectations of collaboration and work, and growing diversity, the EPC will guide the continued growth of future leaders of our profession through programming that meets our core values of engaging, listening, and leading.

CORE VALUES

ENGAGING
With the community
With the city of Detroit
With non-architects

LISTENING
To members of allied and interdisciplinary practices
To our mentors, and actively seeking knowledge from industry leaders
To the larger community with which we help build relationships

LEADING
As active members of the AIA Detroit. Within the AIA Detroit
As young professionals who start and maintain conversations within the industry
As designers capable of being changemakers

Learn More

Professional Affiliates

MISSION

The Professional Affiliate Committee connects AIA Professionals with affiliate members and other design and construction professionals through networking events of both a social and educational nature. We enhance the professional affiliate experience by connect designers across disciplines.

Learn More

Technology in Architectural Practice

MISSION

AIA Detroit Technology in Architectural Practice Committee [TAP] and Detroit-area BIM User Group [DBUG]

Through continuous open dialogue with the local building industry, including Architects, Engineers, Contractors, Owners and Governing Agencies, TAP will help identify and educate how technology has changed the building process, specifically within the Architectural Practice.

Objectives:

1.) Collaborate with all aspects of the building industry in matters pertaining to technology’s influence in today’s profession and built environment.

2.) Identify opportunities that have presented themselves through building process’ adoption of technology and reinforce the advantages through educating and networking of these ideas within membership.

3.) Identify hurdles that have presented themselves through building process’ adoption of technology and identify solutions through educating and networking of these ideas within membership.

4.) Communicate regularly with membership topics regarding technology in practice – through all committees of AIA Detroit - reinforcing how technology can impact all aspects of our profession.

Learn More

Urban Priorities Committee

MISSION

"The UPC strives to improve local neighborhoods, encourage design thinking, and build connections and relationships."

The UPC is a volunteer-driven committee of the (AIA) Detroit Chapter. It is our mission to make impact in the sustainable development of Detroit by partnering with civic, business, and community leaders that contribute to one or more of the following goals:

1) Creating, or contributing to the creation of, replicable and catalytic models for improvement
2) Illustrating the capacity for design oriented solutions to make real impact in a community
3) Increasing visibility and sparking dialogue about the Detroit design community, architecture, and urban environments

Learn More