Tuesday, December 30, 2008

AIA Offers Guidance in Tough Times

The AIA has created a page on its website as a central resource for architects trying to find their way through the ongoing economic downturn. "Navigating the Economy" (www.aia.org/navigatingeconomy)

Friday, December 26, 2008

The Lawrence Technological University Stimulus Package for Displaced Workers

Recognizing the plight of Michigan's displaced workers and other citizens affected by the economy, Lawrence Technological University is inaugurating a bold new program to improve the future.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

NOMA Detroit announces new Board Members for 2009

The Detroit Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects has elected new board members for 2009.
NOMA Detroit

Saturday, December 13, 2008

AIA president: Architecture is coming back

The architecture industry is going to fire back up again by next summer, according to the incoming head of the American Institute of Architects.


The New Opportunity

As events in our economy unfold, what are you doing to re-invent your self?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Architectural Competitions

Are you interested in entering design competitions? Information for current design competitions is now posted on the Black Architects Forum blog site. Check the news feed in the sidebar.

Monday, December 1, 2008

HKS Detroit Design Fellowship 2009

The HKS Design Fellowship was initiated to cultivate emerging design talent, excite and stimulate new design approaches and benefit the communities we serve. The HKS Design Fellowship will be awarded to up to three architectural or interior design students enrolled in local universities. Students must be nominated by a professor.

Please submit the following with your nomination:
1. A brief letter from the professor who is nominating you
2. An 8.5" x11" page showing your work, life or design creativity. The requirements for the one page are intentionally vague. It can be a single picture, a collage or artwork reflecting who you are.
3. Please send nominations and questions to Carol Johnson Kartje, AIA, IIDA, LEED AP, Vice President, HKS Detroit, at ckartje@hksinc.com by January 9, 2009.

Fellowship Retreat Program Outline for February 26-27 2009:
Thursday PM - Introductions and orientation to charrette problem
Friday AM - Teams begin working on charrette problem
Friday PM - Wine and cheese, Jury Review and HKS Firm Philosophy discussion

The HKS Detroit Design Fellowship is an intense, full-day charrette where young professionals come together with civic leaders and academic professors to solve challenges and shape communities through design. This year the focus is the Michigan Central Station – a historical landmark that was once the gateway to Detroit. (Please See Attached Document: HKS_Call_for_Nominees)