Grand Rapids Chamber Offices

Current News

aiagr newsletter

2017 AIAGR Student Scholarship
Posted by: Gary Gerber

Announcing the American Institute of Architects Grand Rapids Chapter Student Scholarship that recognizes a deserving junior, senior, or master degree architecture student having the characteristics and qualities necessary for achieving success and leadership in the architecture profession.

Honor Awards Gala Committee
Posted by: Kate Betts

The AIA Grand Rapids honor awards gala is our opportunity to celebrate the fantastic work and extraordinary efforts of our member architects. It is the goal of AIAGR to broaden the reach and awareness of the amazing spaces and places that our members are instrumental in bringing to fruition. This event also serves as an opportunity for each of us to step back and reconnect with friends and colleagues.

ARE Study Group
Posted by: Ashley Dunneback

Are you or anyone you know looking to complete the ARE and become a licensed architect?! This is the year for you! AIA Grand Rapids continues its Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) study group. Come meet others who are in the testing process and get the tools you need to finally finish those exams!

Sustainability Committee Meeting
Posted by: Vince Novak

West Michigan is a leader in sustainability. Developers, municipalities, and property owners have all played a crucial role in developing this leadership. So too have architects. Sustainability, however, is not a static thing. It is dynamic and ever changing, reacting to new technologies, new discoveries, and deeper understandings of the challenges we all face as humanity.

Recruitment and Retention Committee
Posted by: Ben Rambadt

This committee will focus on the ever evolving changes that a chapter undertakes to bring in and keep AIA members. What works? What doesn’t work? The committee will look at how AIA Grand Rapids can best serve its members and the many methods to reach out to new members.

Michigan Director Election
Posted by: AIAGR Board

The AIA Grand Rapids board has been seeking candidates to fill our AIA Michigan Director position. We have found one interested individual in Paul Weber (see bio). We now have a period for open nominations to the general membership per our bylaws. With this announcement of open nominations, the election will then begin, through Survey Monkey, for our members by February 11. If you are interested, or know of someone else who would be interested, in running for the AIA Michigan Director position, please let a member of the AIAGR board know as soon as possible.

Golf Outing Committee
Posted by: AIAGR Board

The AIA Grand Rapids golf outing is a unique event organized by our chapter in that it provides an opportunity to support future architects. Unlike other programs, proceeds from the golf outing go directly to funding scholarships for students enrolled in one of Michigan’s schools of architecture, and the success of the scholarships each year depends on the success of the outing.