January 8, 2018
A letter from 2018 AIA Detroit President Kimberly Montague:
“Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?”
Auld Lang Syne, a traditional Scottish poem written by Robert Burns, is sung all over the world on New Year’s Eve. Roughly translated, the tune means “for old time’s sake” and the lyrics are essentially about preserving old friendships and looking back over the events of the past year, often with a certain reverence. As I reflect on 2017, it was a time of change for AIA Detroit; change that was positive and will allow us to grow, strengthen, and prosper in 2018 and beyond. But it was also a time to remain true to our mission and strategic objectives; seeking to improve the value of great architecture and design in our communities.
Many existing AIA Detroit events and programs remained constant, with improvements based on your suggestions: (more…)