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Meet the New Board - Dan Tyrer - Vice President
Posted by: Deborah Dik

AIAGR Vice President
GMB ae

Dan Tyrer is a senior design architect with GMB ae in Holland, MI. Dan was an associate AIA member prior to becoming a licensed architect in the State of Michigan in 2009 and has since been a professional AIA member. In addition to licensure, he is also a LEED Accredited Professional, and has achieved EDAC certification for Evidence-Based Design in healthcare.

Meet the New Board - Mike Belisle - President
Posted by: Deborah Dik

AIAGR President
Michael Belisle, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
The Design Forum, Inc.

Michael Belisle has worked for The Design Forum Inc. for 13 years. Despite his years of experience, people still mistake him for being right out of school as he was born with a baby face. Luckily, after 3 children, he is starting to see some wrinkles and his wife has noticed a few gray hairs here and there.

Meet the New Board - Matt Gerard - Membership Services Director
Posted by: Deborah Dik

AIAGR Membership Services Director
Matthew Gerard, AIA

Matt Gerard is design architect at TowerPinkster Architects | Engineers and a licensed architect in the State of Michigan. Matt believes that if the design process is engaging, interactive, and fun; the end result will be the creation of meaningful places that inspire.

Meet the New Board - Thom Danckaert - Secretary
Posted by: Deborah Dik

AIAGR Secretary
Thomas Danckaert, AIA, LEED AP
Senior Architectural Designer, Architect
Progressive AE

Creating space to empower is Thom’s philosophy. He believes that craft is the conduit to mastery while intrinsic drive is what makes our work engaging, fun, and inspiring. Thom seeks to be inquisitive, empathic, passionate, and socially responsible.

AIAGR Honor Awards Gala 2014
Posted by: Deborah Dik

It will be an event not to miss for all who are a part of the West Michigan architecture and construction community. Please feel free to invite staff, clients, contractors, students, and others with whom you would want to celebrate a successful year in architecture.

Photo by PAE and Chuck Heiney Photography

Architect's Political Action Committee
Posted by: Ralph Moxley, AIA

In 2012, the AIA Michigan Board approved the establishment of a separate Architect’s Political Action Committee to provide financial support to those Michigan lawmakers that support legislation beneficial to Michigan architects. APAC takes a non-partisan approach: we support democrats, republicans, and independents who have demonstrated their support for our goals and objectives.

A Word From Our Sponsor - Eikenhout
Posted by: Deborah Dik

It all started in 1894 when Hendrick Eikenhout opened his roofing supply company on Wealthy Street. Still headquartered at the original site at 346 Wealthy Street in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Eikenhout has expanded over the decades to seven branches throughout the state.