The 16th Annual MAF Golf Scholarship Fundraiser Golf Outing Registration is now open!

Architecture enriches life.

We have a unique legacy of great buildings because our forebearers believed in this statement. Today, the future of our quality of life is tied directly to the young people that will make  great places and those that will continue the support in this same belief.

The 16th Annual MAF Scholarship Fundraiser benefits five important investments in our future.

  • Architreks – a K-5 learning program teamed with Public Television
  • The Dumke Fund: a program that makes Architecture books available in our public libraries and our oncology, pediatric and family centers within hospitals.
  • Architecture Student Scholarships: UD Mercy, LTU, UM and Kendall students benefit from this robust scholarship program that keeps the best and brightest connected to Michigan.
  • The Tincknell Fund: this program was formed to promote the value of architecture to Michigan residents and students.
  • The MAF Public Awareness Grants – Funds towards specific initiatives designed to educate young and old on how architecture enriches life.

Learn more about the event and how to register here.

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The Evans – Graham Memorial Preservation Award acknowledges the contribution of historic preservation architect, David Evans, FAIA. The grant of $7,500 will be awarded for fees or hard costs of a preservation project located in Michigan and is intended to promote the practice of historic preservation and to encourage not-for-profit (501c3) community groups seeking to restore important resources.

Projects that may be eligible include those that preserve an historic property or artifact that may otherwise be lost, demonstrate a creative solution to a preservation problem, benefit the community aesthetically and/or through increased visibility, and leverage other funds and will contribute to the continued viability of the historic property.

Click here for more information, including the applicationClick here to view past grant recipients.

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Check out the PBS series American Masters!
Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future

 

Best known for designing National Historic Landmarks such as St. Louis’ iconic Gateway Arch and the General Motors Technical Center, Saarinen also designed New York’s TWA Flight Center at John F. Kennedy International Airport, Yale University’s Ingalls Rink and Morse and Ezra Stiles Colleges, Virginia’s Dulles Airport, and modernist pedestal furniture like the Tulip chair.

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Video expires: Jan. 27, 2017

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The Alden B. Dow Home and Studio in collaboration with the Zonta Club of Midland offer Mid-Century Modern Midland Homewalk, showcasing five outstanding mid-twentieth Century Modern homes in Midland.

As you enter Midland from any direction you are welcomed by signs that say “Midland the City of Modern Explorers.” Although it relates to our science, art and all aspects of our city and its people, nowhere is it more evident than in our architecture. Beginning in the early 1930s, Alden B. Dow began to refine buildings that allowed us to think and see in new and different ways. He focused on how a building functions as well as its beauty. He knew as humans we are happier and healthier when we are connected to nature and involved in it. His appreciation for horizontal-focused structures, clean and uninterrupted lines and integration of new technologies was part a national movement that created a new definition of architecture for the United States. Together with a number of outstanding architects like Jack Hallett, Red Warner, Robert Schwartz, Francis Beach and many others, they created a collection of Mid-Twentieth Century Modern buildings that is unparalleled in the United States. As you explore our city, enjoy the beauty, science and artistry of the over 250 modern structures that give Midland a unique definition and energy.

The event takes place December 3-4, 2016 from 1pm-5pm each day.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $20.00 the day of the Walk.  They are available online at www.abdow.org or by calling toll free 1.866.315.7678.

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bplFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebekah Craft, Baldwin Public Library
Phone: 248-554-4682
Email:  rebekah.craft@baldwinlib.org
maf-logoContact: Cathy Mosley, Hon. Affiliate, AIA Michigan/MAF
Phone: 313-965-4100
Email:  info@michiganarchitecturalfoundation.org

BIRMINGHAM, MI (October 19, 2016) – Patients at Munson Hospital Cowell Cancer Center will have the opportunity to enjoy a new collection of books during their stay, thanks to a donation from the Rae Dumke Fund of the Michigan Architectural Foundation (MAF). With help from the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, Rae Dumke, Hon. AIA, will be presenting the Build Imagination collection, a set of 100 books on topics that help foster children’s imaginations and raise awareness about architecture, to five children’s hospitals and cancer centers around the state.

Covering everything from architecture, art and color to LEGO, graphic design, shapes, and famous landmarks, the Build Imagination collection includes board books for the very young to more advanced informational texts for children as old as fourteen. Stephanie Klimmek, Head of Youth Services at the Baldwin Library, selected each title in the collection.

Michigan Architectural Foundation Board of Trustees Rae Dumke, Hon. AIA, and Tom Mathison, FAIA, of Mathison | Mathison Architects in Grand Rapids and Vice President of MAF, will present the set of books to Munson Hospital Cowell Cancer Center staff on Friday, October 21. Mathison, a Traverse City native, is currently working on several projects in Northern Michigan, including the new Glen Arbor Art Association headquarters.

Dumke is a resident of Maple City in Leelanau County and the President of the Glen Arbor Art Association. She is the former Executive Director of MAF, AIA Michigan (American Institute of Architects Michigan), and AIA Detroit. Dumke currently serves on the MAF Board of Trustees. Upon her retirement, the Michigan Architectural Foundation established a dedicated development fund to honor her legacy of 43 years of service to AIA and MAF. Contributions to the Rae Dumke Development Fund came from AIA members, the construction industry, friends, and family. The Dumke Open, an annual golf outing, is a major fundraising event for the development fund.

After debuting the Build Imagination collection at the Baldwin Public Library in September 2015, Dumke began looking for new avenues to share this special collection of books. “Children and parents all had such delightful reactions to the collection during the open house held to present the books. I wanted to be able to share these special books with more children around our state,” said Dumke. “Reading together is such a special and important way for a child to bond with a parent. I hope that these books will be a source of comfort to parents and children during the treatment process.”

The Rae Dumke Fund will also be providing complete sets of Build Imagination books to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (Ann Arbor), Bronson Children’s Hospital (Kalamazoo), Renucci Hospitality House (Grand Rapids), and Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan (Grand Rapids).

The Baldwin Public Library, located in downtown Birmingham, enriches Birmingham and participating communities by providing opportunities and resources for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to learn, connect, and discover. To learn more about the Build Imagination collection, visit www.baldwinlib.org/build-imagination.

The Mission of the Michigan Architectural Foundation is to advance public awareness and understanding of how architecture enriches life. To learn more, please visit: www.michiganarchitecturalfoundation.org.

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Stephanie Klimmek, Head of Youth Services, Baldwin Public Library
Rae Dumke
Doug Koschik, Director, Baldwin Public Library

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Tom Mathison, FAIA, of Mathison | Mathison Architects

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bplFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebekah Craft, Baldwin Public Library
Phone: 248-554-4682
Email:  rebekah.craft@baldwinlib.org
maf-logoContact: Cathy Mosley, Hon. Affiliate, AIA Michigan/MAF
Phone: 313-965-4100
Email:  info@michiganarchitecturalfoundation.org

BIRMINGHAM, MI (October 12, 2016) – Patients at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital will have the opportunity to enjoy a new collection of books during their stay, thanks to a donation from the Rae Dumke Fund of the Michigan Architectural Foundation (MAF). With help from the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, Rae Dumke, Hon. AIA, will be presenting the Build Imagination collection, a set of 100 books on topics that help foster children’s imaginations and raise awareness about architecture, to five children’s hospitals and cancer centers around the state.

Covering everything from architecture, art and color to LEGO, graphic design, shapes, and famous landmarks, the Build Imagination collection includes board books for the very young to more advanced informational texts for children as old as fourteen. Stephanie Klimmek, Head of Youth Services at the Baldwin Library, selected each title in the collection.

Rae Dumke, Hon. AIA, a member of the Michigan Architectural Foundation Board of Trustees and Doug Hanna, FAIA, University Architect at The University of Michigan and member of the Michigan Architectural Foundation, will present the set of books to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital staff on Thursday, October 27.

Dumke, Hon. AIA, is the former Executive Director of MAF, AIA Michigan (American Institute of Architects Michigan), and AIA Detroit. She currently serves on the MAF Board of Trustees. Upon her retirement, the Michigan Architectural Foundation established a dedicated development fund to honor her legacy of 43 years of service to AIA and MAF. Contributions to the Rae Dumke Development Fund came from AIA members, the construction industry, friends, and family. The Dumke Open, an annual golf outing, is a major fundraising event for the development fund.

After debuting the Build Imagination collection at the Baldwin Public Library in September 2015, Dumke began looking for new avenues to share this special collection of books. “Children and parents all had such delightful reactions to the collection during the open house held to present the books. I wanted to be able to share these special books with more children around our state,” said Dumke. “Reading together is such a special and important way for a child to bond with a parent. I hope that these books will be a source of comfort to parents and children during the treatment process.”

 

The Rae Dumke Fund will also be providing complete sets of Build Imagination books to Bronson Children’s Hospital (Kalamazoo), Renucci Hospitality House (Grand Rapids), Ronald McDonald House (Grand Rapids), and Munson Hospital Cowell Family Cancer Center (Traverse City).

The Baldwin Public Library, located in downtown Birmingham, enriches Birmingham and participating communities by providing opportunities and resources for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to learn, connect, and discover. To learn more about the Build Imagination collection, visit www.baldwinlib.org/build-imagination.

The Mission of the Michigan Architectural Foundation is to advance public awareness and understanding of how architecture enriches life. To learn more, please visit: www.michiganarchitecturalfoundation.org.

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Stephanie Klimmek, Head of Youth Services, Baldwin Public Library
Rae Dumke
Doug Koschik, Director, Baldwin Public Library

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Doug Hanna, FAIA, University Architect at The University of Michigan

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bplFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebekah Craft, Baldwin Public Library
Phone: 248-554-4682
Email:  rebekah.craft@baldwinlib.org
maf-logoContact: Cathy Mosley, Hon. Affiliate, AIA Michigan/MAF
Phone: 313-965-4100
Email:  info@michiganarchitecturalfoundation.org

BIRMINGHAM, MI (October 19, 2016) – Patients at Bronson Children’s Hospital will have the opportunity to enjoy a new collection of books during their stay, thanks to a donation from the Rae Dumke Fund of the Michigan Architectural Foundation (MAF). With help from the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, Rae Dumke, Hon. AIA, will be presenting the Build Imagination collection, a set of 100 books on topics that help foster children’s imaginations and raise awareness about architecture, to five children’s hospitals and cancer centers around the state.

Covering everything from architecture, art and color to LEGO, graphic design, shapes, and famous landmarks, the Build Imagination collection includes board books for the very young to more advanced informational texts for children as old as fourteen. Stephanie Klimmek, Head of Youth Services at the Baldwin Library, selected each title in the collection.

Michigan Architectural Foundation Board of Trustees Rae Dumke and Norman Hamann, Jr., AIA, of Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, will present the set of books to Bronson Children’s Hospital staff on Wednesday, October 26.

Dumke, Hon. AIA, is the former Executive Director of MAF, AIA Michigan (American Institute of Architects Michigan), and AIA Detroit. She currently serves on the MAF Board of Trustees. Upon her retirement, the Michigan Architectural Foundation established a dedicated development fund to honor her legacy of 43 years of service to AIA and MAF. Contributions to the Rae Dumke Development Fund came from AIA members, the construction industry, friends, and family. The Dumke Open, an annual golf outing, is a major fundraising event for the development fund.

After debuting the Build Imagination collection at the Baldwin Public Library in September 2015, Dumke began looking for new avenues to share this special collection of books. “Children and parents all had such delightful reactions to the collection during the open house held to present the books. I wanted to be able to share these special books with more children around our state,” said Dumke. “Reading together is such a special and important way for a child to bond with a parent. I hope that these books will be a source of comfort to parents and children during the treatment process.”

The Rae Dumke Fund will also be providing complete sets of Build Imagination books to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (Ann Arbor), Renucci Hospitality House (Grand Rapids), Ronald McDonald House (Grand Rapids), and Munson Hospital Cowell Family Cancer Center (Traverse City).

The Baldwin Public Library, located in downtown Birmingham, enriches Birmingham and participating communities by providing opportunities and resources for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to learn, connect, and discover. To learn more about the Build Imagination collection, visit www.baldwinlib.org/build-imagination.

The Mission of the Michigan Architectural Foundation is to advance public awareness and understanding of how architecture enriches life. To learn more, please visit: www.michiganarchitecturalfoundation.org.

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Stephanie Klimmek, Head of Youth Services, Baldwin Public Library
Rae Dumke
Doug Koschik, Director, Baldwin Public Library

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Norman Hamann, Jr., AIA, of Diekema Hamann Architecture + Engineering

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bplFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebekah Craft, Baldwin Public Library
Phone: 248-554-4682
Email:  rebekah.craft@baldwinlib.org
maf-logoContact: Cathy Mosley, Hon. Affiliate, AIA Michigan/MAF
Phone: 313-965-4100
Email: info@michiganarchitecturalfoundation.org

BIRMINGHAM, MI (October 19, 2016) – Patients at Michigan hospitals and cancer centers will have the opportunity to enjoy a new collection of books during their stay, thanks to a donation from the Rae Dumke Fund of the Michigan Architectural Foundation (MAF). With help from the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, Rae Dumke, Hon. AIA, will be presenting the Build Imagination collection, a set of 100 books on topics that help foster children’s imaginations and raise awareness about architecture, to five children’s hospitals and cancer centers around the state.

Covering everything from architecture, art and color to LEGO, graphic design, shapes, and famous landmarks, the Build Imagination collection includes board books for the very young to more advanced informational texts for children as old as fourteen. Stephanie Klimmek, Head of Youth Services at the Baldwin Library, selected each title in the collection.

The Rae Dumke Fund will be providing complete sets of Build Imagination books to C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (Ann Arbor), Bronson Children’s Hospital (Kalamazoo), Renucci Hospitality House (Grand Rapids), Ronald McDonald House (Grand Rapids), and Munson Hospital Cowell Family Cancer Center (Traverse City).

Rae Dumke, Hon. AIA, is the former Executive Director of MAF, AIA Michigan (American Institute of Architects Michigan), and AIA Detroit. She currently serves on the MAF Board of Trustees. Upon her retirement, the Michigan Architectural Foundation established a dedicated development fund to honor her legacy of 43 years of service to AIA and MAF. Contributions to the Rae Dumke Development Fund came from AIA members, the construction industry, friends, and family. The Dumke Open, an annual golf outing, is a major fundraising event for the development fund.

After debuting the Build Imagination collection at the Baldwin Public Library in September 2015, Dumke began looking for new avenues to share this special collection of books. “Children and parents all had such delightful reactions to the collection during the open house held to present the books. I wanted to be able to share these special books with more children around our state,” said Dumke. “Reading together is such a special and important way for a child to bond with a parent. I hope that these books will be a source of comfort to parents and children during the treatment process.”

The Baldwin Public Library, located in downtown Birmingham, enriches Birmingham and participating communities by providing opportunities and resources for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to learn, connect, and discover. To learn more about the Build Imagination collection, visit www.baldwinlib.org/build-imagination.

The Mission of the Michigan Architectural Foundation is to advance public awareness and understanding of how architecture enriches life. To learn more, please visit: www.michiganarchitecturalfoundation.org.

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Stephanie Klimmek, Head of Youth Services, Baldwin Public Library
Rae Dumke
Doug Koschik, Director, Baldwin Public Library

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bplFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebekah Craft, Baldwin Public Library
Phone: 248-554-4682
Email:  rebekah.craft@baldwinlib.org
maf-logoContact: Cathy Mosley, Hon. Affiliate, AIA Michigan/MAF
Phone: 313-965-4100
Email:  info@michiganarchitecturalfoundation.org

BIRMINGHAM, MI (October 19, 2016) – Guests at Renucci Hospitality House and the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan will have the opportunity to enjoy a new collection of books during their stay, thanks to a donation from the Rae Dumke Fund of the Michigan Architectural Foundation (MAF). With help from the Baldwin Public Library in Birmingham, Rae Dumke, Hon. AIA, will be presenting the Build Imagination collection, a set of 100 books on topics that help foster children’s imaginations and raise awareness about architecture, to five children’s hospitals and cancer centers around the state.
Covering everything from architecture, art and color to LEGO, graphic design, shapes, and famous landmarks, the Build Imagination collection includes board books for the very young to more advanced informational texts for children as old as fourteen. Stephanie Klimmek, Head of Youth Services at the Baldwin Library, selected each title in the collection.

Michigan Architectural Foundation Board of Trustees Rae Dumke, Hon. AIA, and Tom Mathison, FAIA, of Mathison | Mathison Architects in Grand Rapids and Vice President of MAF, will present the set of books to Renucci Hospitality House and the Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan staff on Thursday, October 25.

Dumke, Hon. AIA, is the former Executive Director of MAF, AIA Michigan (American Institute of Architects Michigan), and AIA Detroit. She currently serves on the MAF Board of Trustees. Upon her retirement, the Michigan Architectural Foundation established a dedicated development fund to honor her legacy of 43 years of service to AIA and MAF. Contributions to the Rae Dumke Development Fund came from AIA members, the construction industry, friends, and family. The Dumke Open, an annual golf outing, is a major fundraising event for the development fund.

After debuting the Build Imagination collection at the Baldwin Public Library in September 2015, Dumke began looking for new avenues to share this special collection of books. “Children and parents all had such delightful reactions to the collection during the open house held to present the books. I wanted to be able to share these special books with more children around our state,” said Dumke. “Reading together is such a special and important way for a child to bond with a parent. I hope that these books will be a source of comfort to parents and children during the treatment process.”

The Rae Dumke Fund will also be providing complete sets of Build Imagination books to Bronson Children’s Hospital (Kalamazoo), C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital (Ann Arbor), and Munson Hospital Cowell Family Cancer Center (Traverse City).

The Baldwin Public Library, located in downtown Birmingham, enriches Birmingham and participating communities by providing opportunities and resources for individuals of all ages and backgrounds to learn, connect, and discover. To learn more about the Build Imagination collection, visit www.baldwinlib.org/build-imagination.

The Mission of the Michigan Architectural Foundation is to advance public awareness and understanding of how architecture enriches life. To learn more, please visit: www.michiganarchitecturalfoundation.org.

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Stephanie Klimmek, Head of Youth Services, Baldwin Public Library
Rae Dumke
Doug Koschik, Director, Baldwin Public Library

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Tom Mathison, FAIA, of Mathison | Mathison Architects

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Learn more about the LTU CoAD Lecture series by visiting their website here.

September 8, 2016 | 5:30 pm reception, lecture follows | A200
Distinguished Alumni Award: Mark Farlow, FAIA

September 15, 2016 | 5:30 pm | A200
Roberta Ingaramo

October 20, 2016 | 5:30 pm reception, lecture follows | A200
Pellerin Traveling Fellows: Brean Bush & Breck Crandell

November 3, 2016 | 5:30 pm | A200
Juan Rois

November 10, 2016 | 5:30 pm | A200
CritPrax Fellows: Bittertang

December 1, 2016 | 5:30 pm | A200
Martin Hogue

December 16, 2016 | 5:30 pm | DCDT Panel Discussion
Discussion: Detroit

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