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October 20, 2020


Please join the AIA Detroit Board and membership at our 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, taking place on Tuesday, November 10th, beginning at 6pm via Zoom Meeting. This meeting will include the annual report to the membership; the election of the 2021 AIA Detroit Board of Directors; and reflecting on this year and how that will affect the organization going forward.

We will also include a question & answer session with questions submitted by our membership through Eventbrite.

We hope you will attend! The Annual Meeting is one of the few times throughout the year that we, as an organization, can reflect on our progress and discuss the future of AIA Detroit with our members.

Those unable to attend the 2020 Annual Meeting may request an absentee ballot by emailing with your name and AIA Member number by Nov 10, 5pm. Absentee ballots must be completed by 12pm on November 10th. (You must be an AIA Detroit Member in good standing to vote)

RSVP Here for the 2020 Annual Meeting


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October 12, 2020

LARA Alert: Scam Targeting Architects

Originally sent out by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs on October 9th:

Dear Licensees of the Architect Profession:

The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL) within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) would like to share the below message for informational purposes only.

We are aware of a scam targeting architect licensees. Therefore, our office would like to provide the following tips to avoid falling for one of these scams

  1. Be cautious of unsolicited requests for any personal information. LARA will not contact you directly asking for personal information.
  2. Be suspicious of any unexpected emails or links to websites. If your personal information is compromised, it may be used in other fraud schemes.
  3. Do not respond to or open hyperlinks in emails or text messages requesting to validate your personal data.
  4. Do not share your licensing, personal, or financial information over the telephone or via text message with a purported representative of the Department. If asked for sensitive information, please request the representative to contact you from a email account or provide you with an official request by mail. You may also contact us at the email address or phone number below to verify if the Department is requesting any information from you.
  5. If there are any hyperlinks, check the link or URL before clicking. LARA websites will have the “” domain name.
  6. Correspondence from LARA will always include a contact number or email address.
  7. If you suspect fraud, report it immediately online to

Should you have specific questions regarding this email communication or would like to report a possible scam regarding licensees, please contact our office at or 517-241-0199.

Licensing Division
Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL)

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