October 23, 2014

2014 AIA Detroit Annual Meeting & 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)
RSVP through Eventbrite HERE by Monday, November 10th.

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 businessmanager@aiadetroit.com. 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.

Robert A. Hoida, AIA, NCARB
Running for: AIA Detroit Vice President/President Elect
Senior Associate
Hobbs + Black Architects
Phone: 734.663.4189
Email: bhoida@hobbs-black.com

Bob has over 25 years of varied experience in the architectural profession. That experience lies in traditional architectural practice as well as with national Development firms in the Midwest. A graduate of the University of Minnesota, Bob has held positions in Minneapolis, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit. The last twenty years have been in Detroit, and currently is a retail project manager at Hobbs + Black. Bob has held positions at Simon Property Group, The Taubman Company, and a division of the Pillsbury Co. in the past

In addition to currently acting as Treasurer of AIA Detroit, Bob has also been a member of the Urban Priorities Committee for the past three years. Bob’s interest in the regeneration of Detroit began with a retail project in Downtown Detroit, which led to his interest in the UPC. Bob has noted that “Detroit’s rich history is evident in almost every corner of the City. AIA Detroit and its members have a calling to have a voice in how the City grows and re-invents itself.”

Kimberly Nelson Montague, AIA, EDAC, LEED BD+C, NCARB
Running for: AIA Detroit Treasurer
A&D Manager – Healthcare
Herman Miller Healthcare
Phone: 248.880.9851
Email: Kimberly_montague@hermanmiller.com

Kimberly Montague has been a licensed architect for over 22 years and has worked in many capacities, both as an architect, planner and health care design strategist. In her current role, she serves as the Manager for the A&D team, and works to partner with architects and designers for knowledge sharing, resources and collaboration on healthcare projects. Prior to joining the health care team at Herman Miller Healthcare, Ms. Montague was the Director of Design Consultation Services for Planetree, Inc. As Director of Design Consultation, her primary focus was dedicated to assisting a variety of health care institutions improve not only the patient-centered aspects of care, but also the safety and health of those who work and are treated in these facilities.

A combination of a passion for healing environments and environmentally friendly design concepts, Kimberly demonstrates commitment to human-centered design by a strong commitment to evidence-based design principles and lean practices as well. By examining the environment from the patient’s perspective, coupled with a personal commitment to promoting health and wellness, her critical eye detects areas within a facility that support healing, or in some cases, can become barriers to furthering safe, effective and efficient healing environments.

Previously recognized by Healthcare Design Magazine as one of health care’s Top 25 Most Influential People in health care design, Kimberly launched the Planetree Visionary Design Network to recognize excellence in creating patient-centered healing environments for architectural and design firms. She currently serves as a Michigan Director for AIA Detroit.

Frederick F. Butters, FAIA, Esq.
Running for: AIA Detroit Michigan Director (2 positions open)
Attorney at Law
Frederick F. Butters, PLLC
Phone: 248.357.0831
Email: fred@butters-law.com

Frederick Butters is admitted to practice law in all Michigan courts, the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, the United States Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, The Federal Court of Claims, and the United States Supreme Court. His practice is concentrated on business and construction law matters, including litigation and arbitration of contract, construction defect and property disputes, construction lien and surety bond claims, construction-related copyright, and disputes involving architects, engineers and environmental professionals.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture, a Bachelor of Architecture degree and a Master of Architecture degree from Lawrence Technological University, as well as a Juris Doctor from Wayne State University. He’s licensed as an Architect and Attorney in Michigan, and is NCARB certified. He was a founding member of the AIA Michigan Government Affairs Committee (which he continues to chair today), and has been a member of the Design Retreat Committee and the Honors and Awards Committee. He served AIA Michigan as its regional director, and has served on the AIA National Diversity Council, and both the Licensing and the Risk Management committees. He is a member of the AIA College of Fellows, he is an AIA Richard UpJohn Fellow, and he has received the AIAD Young Architect Award, the AIAMI Hastings Award, and the AIAD Gold medal. In addition, he teaches law and practice management courses at both U of D Mercy and LTU in their respective graduate schools of architecture, and he was appointed by Governor Snyder to a seat on the Construction Code Commission.

His legislative accomplishments include legislative initiatives that expanded standing for Design Professionals to enjoin unlicensed practice, the removal of statutory construction supervision obligations for Design Professionals engaged on School Projects, prohibition of “sole negligence” clauses in state contracts, and establishing a 2 year statute of limitations for malpractice claims against architects in Michigan. He has been a long-time supporter of the Michigan Architectural Foundation, and has raised over $20,000.00 for its grant activities. As a past recipient of the LTU College of Architecture Distinguished Alumni Award, he is working extensively on the Affleck House restoration and in addition to investing hundreds of hours in hands on work he has raised of over $40,000.00 to advance the project.

A frequent speaker on various professional issues Fred continually provides architects with opportunities to meet the continuing education requirements necessary to maintain their licenses at no charge.

Amy Green Deines, Assoc. AIA, IIDA
Running for: AIA Detroit Michigan Director (2 positions open)
Associate Dean & Associate Professor
LTU College of Architecture and Design
Email: adeines@ltu.edu

As a graduate of the Cranbrook Academy of Art, Master of Architecture, Amy Green Deines has a diverse design background that builds on her academic training in industrial design and architecture.

Ms. Deines began her academic tenure at the University of Detroit Mercy; School of Architecture, where she developed a variety of programs ranging from the funded lecture series, international programs, and outreach initiatives with other institutions, as well as relevant industry partners. Ms. Deines has presented her work and lectured numerous times at various universities and conferences. Amy is a professional designer with experience in both the public and private sectors, specializing in architecture, graphic design, and urban design.

Amy is currently the Associate Dean at the College of Architecture and Design at Lawrence Technological University. As an educator and practitioner, Amy focuses on research that encompasses the reclamation of space, place, and materials in post‐industrial landscapes. This body of research allows Dean Deines to extend far outside the confines of Detroit, reaching international audiences with similar interests. In the published journal, “The Plan”, Amy was an invited guest editor and contributor in collaboration with colleagues from Milan, Italy. This particular journal is distributed to over 10,000 urbanists, architects, and planners globally, and advocates for sustainable and healthy cities. Dean Deines’ research has since been furthered through a variety of other lectures and peer reviewed paper presentations. Ms. Deines has received many university-supported grants. “Reclamation and Re-use of Materials Salvaged: The Demolition of 3,000 Homes in Detroit”, is a project that evaluates the repurposing and the categorization of reclaimed materials from post‐industrial landscapes. Her academic studios have engaged faculty and students from Harvard, GSD, Columbia, Pratt Institute and UM faculty. Amy’s research also looks at ways in which strategies surrounding demolition can act as urban density models.

Most recently, Ms. Deines has acted as a consultant to several very significant projects, which is shaping Detroit’s downtown core, including the development, design, and fundraising initiatives to launch LTU’s Detroit Center for Design and Technology (DCDT). The center will include a storefront gallery, design studios, creative practice, K‐12 programs, and a design business accelerator and research laboratory. Furthermore, Dean Deines is consulting on many projects that deal with policy, development, and future investment in the Detroit.

Dima Daimi, Assoc. AIA
Running for: AIA Detroit Michigan Director (2 positions open)
2014 AIA Detroit Associate Honor Award Recipient
Email: dimadaimi@dpopculture.com

Dima graduated as the Valedictorian for the University of Detroit Mercy’s Class of 2011 with her Masters in Architecture. Within the last five years, she has received many honorary distinctions for her involvement with the American Institute of Architecture Students, a national nonprofit organization that supports students pursuing an architectural education. Locally, regionally, and nationally, she has represented students and recent graduates on many issues relevant to emerging professionals and the path to licensure. She currently serves on the AIA Detroit Board as the Associate Director, where her initiatives and accomplishments continuously demonstrate her passion for the representation of associates and young professionals.

Kristina Glusac, AIA, LEED GA
Running for: AIA Detroit Michigan Director (2 positions open)
Project Manager
Email: kristina.glusac@smithgroupjjr.com

Kristina is a licensed architect and has eighteen years cumulative experience as an Architect and Project Manager in Chicago, Ann Arbor, and currently with SmithGroupJJR in Detroit. Prior to being based in Ann Arbor, she worked in Chicago and received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics with a minor in History of Art from Sweet Briar College in Virginia. Kristina recently completed her second three year term on the Ann Arbor Historic District Commission and served as the past Chairperson of the Community Advocacy Committee for the AIA Huron Valley Chapter. She has also been a member of the AIA Continental Europe Chapter since 2006 and has been a member of Rotary International, Ann Arbor Chapter. Currently Kristina is a trustee for Greenhills School in Ann Arbor and serves as the Chair of the Building and Grounds Committee.

Theodore G. Pappas, AIA, EDAC, LEED AP BD+C
Running for: AIA Detroit Director
Senior Planner
Phone: 248.878.5503
Email: theo.pappas@stantec.com

Theo is a licensed architect with over 30 years of experience working in the Metropolitan Detroit Area. With his predominant experience in the design and planning of educational facilities, Theo has also planned, designed and led many other project building types such as performing arts center, historic preservation, health care and commercial projects. He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Architecture(1980) and had his own practice in downtown Detroit during much of the 1980’s. He has worked for the esteemed design offices of Minoru Yamasaki and William Kessler and Associates in the past, and now continues his work on high level educational projects with Stantec Architecture (formerly SHW Group) in Berkley, Michigan.

Chandra Moore, Assoc. AIA
Running for: AIA Detroit Associate Director
Design Director
coG-studio LLC
Email: chandra.moore@cog-studio.com

Chandra Moore is the Director and founder of CoG-studio LLC. She grew up in California, where she began her experience working in architecture firms when she was a student in high school. This experience provided the foundation for her working in established firms around the world. She received both her Bachelors and Masters in Architecture from the University of Detroit Mercy in 1999, with a focus in Digital Visualization. This degree cumulated in a design thesis that focused on the meaning and the mechanics of Youth and their environment. In addition to analyzing Urban Communities like Detroit, Chandra was given the opportunity to practice in the United States and abroad including China, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Tennessee, Washington D.C., Minneapolis, and San Fransisco, where she worked with renowned Architecture firm Renzo Piano and Partners.

Her professional experience ranges from the Conceptual Design to Construction Administration. These experiences gave her the opportunity to design a 34,000 square foot Therapeutic Wellness Center for the Saben Center in Los Angeles, design the St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis Tennessee, and provide both design and construction administration services for Detroit’s Riverwalk Pavillions. As the Design Principal at coG-studio, she has the opportunity to work on unique projects for working families, create a healthy environment for young professionals, while showing companies how unique spaces can improve their return on investment. coG-studio is currently the Lead Interior Designers for the historic Mies Van Der Rohe Lafayette Towers located in Detroit, Michigan.

Aimee Zoyes, Hon. AIA
Running for: AIA Detroit Affiliate Director
Zoyes Creative Group
Email: aimee@zoyescreative.com

After receiving her BA in Fine Arts from the University of Toledo, Aimee moved to Metro Detroit in 1995 to further her career as an architectural illustrator and worked for several years in the fast-paced agency world. A born creative, Aimee has been drawn to the arts from her earliest days. In 1998 she launched an architectural illustration and graphic design business, serving local architects, designers, builders and developers.

In 2009 she and her husband Dean Zoyes decided to join forces, merging their businesses to combine rendering and design with architectural model making, laser cutting and display services. As President of Zoyes Creative Group, Aimee manages client relationships, strategy and business development, and provides creative leadership for the ten member team. Established 15 years ago, initially as AC Illustration and now as Zoyes Creative Group, the firm maintains extensive association with the architecture, art and design community in Detroit, counting many as clients.

Aimee has been a repeat participant in Detroit’s annual DIFFA (Design Industry Foundation Fighting AIDS) event, guest speaker at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture and at the Center for Creative Studies. She has also been a returning keynote speaker at Michigan Design Center, two-time presenter at Pecha-Kucha Detroit, and an active member and sponsor of the AIA Detroit Awards Event Committee. Today, she remains an art junkie at heart, splitting her free time between work, art openings and days at the zoo with her husband and lovely daughter Evangelina.

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