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Happy Holidays from the AIAGR Board
Posted by: AIA Grand Rapids Board

Happy Holidays from your AIA Grand Rapids Board! As the year winds down, it is important to reflect on the past year and look forward to the new year! The board has been working hard this past year trying to understand the impact Realignment will have on how we deliver services to you, our membership. As we worked through the summer, we worked with AIA Michigan and other chapters throughout the state to develop a plan of what the AIA will look like in Michigan in the coming years. The rollout will begin in 2016 and we welcome your feedback on how to further refine our path forward.

2015 AIA Leadership Institute
Posted by: Andrew Queenan, AIAGR Secretary

"We are in the Leadership business, and Design is our Medium." This is a profoundly important statement to what we, as architects, try to do in our professional lives.

ARE Study Group
Posted by: Ashley Dunneback, Emerging Professionals Committee Chair

This ARE Study Group provides a space for those on their path to licensure to discuss study techniques, review and discuss exam materials, and prepare for their exams amongst others in the Grand Rapids area seeking licensure.

We will discuss the transition from ARE 4.0 to ARE 5.0 and which exams you should start taking now to insure the best transition. We will also have guest speakers who have recently passed the exams to provide insight on their study techniques and their experience with the exam process.

Amendments to the AIA Michigan Bylaws
Posted by: Deborah Dik

Results of the vote are in, and all 5 proposals passed. As always, contact information for AIA Grand Rapids Board members is on our website at, and we welcome any questions from our members.

Congratulations 2015 AIA Grand Rapids Honor Award Winners!
Posted by: Lindsay Anes

The AIAGR 2015 honor awards gala was a resounding success!  Thank you to all who attended, and a speci

AIAGR 2015 Honor Awards Gala
Posted by: Deborah Dik

Event Date: Thursday, October 15, 2015 - 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Event Location: The Cheney Place, 1600 Monroe NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49505

Meet the New Board - Jamie Benvenuto, Associate Director
Posted by: Deborah Dik

Jamie Benvenuto, AIAGR Associate Director (May 2014-May 2016)
Progressive AE