Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Architect – October 2010 : Can This Planner Save Detroit?

Architect – October 2010 : Can This Planner Save Detroit?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bringing architecture to urban students

Bringing architecture to urban students

Friday, September 24, 2010

Architectural Intern/CAD Position (Farmington Hills, MI)

A Farmington Hills Architecture firm is looking for an individual to assist in the production of CAD drawings for various caliber projects. Must be organized and team friendly. This person would hold a position similar to an intern, working directly under project managers.

The firm is in search of someone with a Bachelors degree in Architecture and preferably in pursuit of a Master’s degree. This position does qualify for logging of Intern Development Program Hours. Proficiency in AutoCAD 2008 and Microsoft Programs is a must. Adobe programs is a plus as well.

We are looking for staff that have the following qualities: commitment to design, accuracy and service, strong verbal and graphic skills, a sense of humor, and a desire to contribute to a diverse, experienced firm.

Please send resume to:

Monday, July 26, 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Position for AIA Michigan Director

The AIA Michigan Board, staff and membership seek a new Executive Director who is a respected strategic manager and a bold thinker to advance the mission of AIA Michigan. S/he must be able to capture opportunity, navigate change and assist the board leadership to move the organization to its next level of accomplishment – programmatically, financially and in terms of its professional and public effectiveness. Through innovation, smart business practices, and a commitment to engage diverse audiences in, s/he will enhance AIA Michigan’s influence within the state and the professional success of its membership.

Complete AIA Michigan Executive Director Position Profile

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to (In electronic PDF format only)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010


ArcStart is a three-week residential program that offers high school students the opportunity to experience the rewarding intensity of a college architecture studio. The program will provide students with a taste of life in a vibrant college town along with the confidence and skills to pursue a career in architecture or design.

Program Date: July 19, 2010 – August 9, 2010

There is no application fee. To apply complete the application form; write a 500-word essay explaining your interest in architecture; include an official high school transcript and two letters of recommendation from a counselor or teacher; and submit a portfolio (optional) showing artistic and creative strengths.

Have a question? Email or call 734.936.0221. To learn more about Michigan Architecture visit

Click here for website

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Economic Impact Survey

NOMA Detroit is collecting information on how minority architects in south east Michigan have been impacted by the "Great Recession".

Participate in Survey here.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Partnership-in-Scholarship Grants for African American Historic Places


Partnership-in-Scholarship Grants
support collaborative projects between African American Historic Places and college/university scholars. In spring 2010, up to twelve grants of $5,000 each (1:1 match required) will be awarded for projects that help sustain current or attract new audiences at historic sites or enhance the interpretation of challenging topics at historic sites. Eligible projects include improving public access to African American historical and cultural resources at historic places, strengthening teaching and education at colleges and universities through historic places, promoting research and original scholarship of a significant theme related to African American history and culture to support joint public programs, providing opportunities for lifelong learning through a collaborative program, strengthening each institution’s humanities programming in order to preserve, enhance, or enjoy significant African American historic places. Download the grant guidelines and application form here or contact or the NTHP Regional Office near you. National Trust Historic Sites and elementary and secondary schools are not eligible to apply. Deadline for applications is April 30, 2010. This grant program is supported in part by the Ford Foundation.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Detroit Public Schools Industry Opportunity Fair

Detroit Public Schools Industry Opportunity Fair
Wednesday, February 24 from 8-12:00 p.m. at
Cobo Hall in the Riverview Ballroom.
For More Information:
This first Industry Opportunity Fair is targeted towards General Contractors and Architects/Engineers.
4 certification groups will be in attendance; they are as follows:
· City of Detroit
· WBEC Great Lakes
To register
, send an email to:
Include a note that you will attend along with your company name, and number of attendees, please include in the cc:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Black Architects Forum will begin running a series of profiles of Practicing African American Architects you may or may not have heard of.

Howard Sims is the founder and chairman of SDG Associates, LLC, an architectural and planning firm founded in 1964. He graduated from Northwestern High School in Detroit, and earned Bachelors and Masters degrees in Architecture from the University of Michigan.

His architectural firm is noted for many distinguished and award winning buildings including The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and The Cobo Hall Convention and Exhibition Center. Clients of the firm are numerous and include The University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Wayne County Community College, General Motors Corporation, The City of Detroit and The City of Atlanta. He is currently licensed in Michigan, Georgia, Arizona and Ohio, and throughout his career has also been licensed to practice architecture in Illinois, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Tennessee and Florida. Both he and his firm have been the recipients of numerous awards for outstanding architecture and excellence in the field.

A long serving member of The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a current Emeritus Member, Howard was elevated in 1977 to the College of Fellows, the second highest honor that AIA can bestow upon one of its members. In 1988 they awarded him the Gold Medal of The Detroit Chapter, their highest honor for outstanding contributions to the profession. He has served on many national and local committees and has also held multiple officer positions at AIA. Additionally, he served as the first Chairman of The State of Michigan Construction Code Commission, was a member of the Board of Directors of The Engineering Society of Detroit, and is a founding member of The National Organization of Minority Architects.

With a longstanding role in community involvement, Howard has served in such capacities as the Trustee of The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan, Trustee and Chairman of The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Trustee and Chairman of Oakland University, and Board Member and Chairman of The Detroit Branch of The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. He also co-chaired the Education Task Force of the Detroit Strategic Plan for the Detroit Renaissance. He is also a former Board Member of New Detroit, Inc, Metropolitan Detroit Youth Foundation, St. John’s Hospital, The Detroit Economic Growth Corporation, and The Inner City Business Improvement Form. In the business community, he has served as a member of the board of directors for Primark Corporation, Comerica, Michigan Consolidated Gas Company, MCN Corporation and DTE Energy.

Howard is a life member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and a life member of the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity. He is currently an Emeritus Member of the Detroit Boule of the Sigma Pi Phi fraternity and has been instrumental in sponsoring educational programs for young people. Many years ago, Howard and his wife created a graduate fellowship for African American students in architecture at the University of Michigan. Later, they created additional annual student award programs open to students studying Social Work, Education and Architecture. Recently, he endowed a fellowship in Alternative Energy Applications and Sustainable Architecture at Lawrence Technological University.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Architects for Haiti (Re)Construction

Architects from around the world lets pool our talents to to provide direction and guidance in the (re)Building of the Nation of Haiti.

Facebook Group

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


REHABILITATING DETROIT. In 2009, the federal government passed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. It was enacted as an economic stimulus package and immediately pumped $12.7 billion towards the modernization of the nation’s public housing. New leadership at the Detroit Housing Commission (DHC) has earmarked $8 million toward breathing new life into a scattered sites housing program that has proven national success. Through this capital outlay, the DHC is continuing its mission to provide quality housing for all Detroiters. Hamilton Anderson Associates is one of four teams of architects asked to take this journey of rehabilitation with the DHC. Our specific task is to assess the physical condition of 80 homes, but as our work continues, we realize our assessments are also about restoring the human condition.

Complete Blog post from Rob Saxon here

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

ARE Forum

Are you working on IDP?
...started taking the ARE?
...part way through the exams?
...recently licensed?

This event is for you!!!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Harley Ellis Devereaux
26913 Northwestern Hwy Suite 200
Southfield, MI

A LIVE forum event in metro Detroit to discuss the Architectural Registration Exam and IDP. Those who are recently licensed or taking the exams can share their study tips, tell how they chose their exam sequence, what study materials and resources worked best, etc. Those who are just getting started with IDP and ARE will benefit from this sharing of knowledge on how to prepare.

Looking for study partners? This event is the perfect time to hook up with others studying for the same exam. are not in this alone!

Best part... this event is free! And food will be provided!!!

We just ask that you RSVP here or by emailing by January 11th (so we have a head count for our food order).

See you at 6pm at Harley Ellis Devereaux office!

Thanks and spread the word................................