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  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012 2:41 PM | Anonymous member
    We regret to inform you of the passing of Professor Emeritus S. Glen Paulsen who died this past Sunday.

    Michigan architect S. Glen Paulsen died at the age of 95 on November 25, 2012, at his home in Chelsea, Michigan. He was preceded in death in 2011 by his wife and indispensable partner of 67 years Virginia H. PaulsenundefinedJennie, and his granddaughter Joy Lynn Marshall. Glen’s sister Helen MacInnis and her husband Don also are deceased. Still living are children Thomas Paulsen and his wife Rita of Derby, Connecticut, and Nancy Marshall, husband John (deceased), now of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Glen and Jennie’s remaining grandchildren are Jordan Marshall and his wife Victoria, Anthony Marshall and his wife Kristy, and Tristan Paulsen; great grandchildren are Cassandra Paulsen, Aaron and Malek Rickett (Marshall), and Bella Joy Marshall.

    Glen discovered architecture when he was a junior in high school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Architecture became his life-long passion. He attended three schools to acquire his professional education. WWII interrupted his education at The University of Illinois, and he completed his degree after the war at The University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His last formal education was acquired at the Royal Academy of Arts, Stockholm, through an American Scandinavian Foundation Fellowship.

    The next most influential experience of Glen’s career came from his association with Eliel and Eero Saarinen. This was the beginning of Glen’s career in Michigan and also of his association with and love for Cranbrook in Bloomfield Hills. The artists and architects he met throughout his career became life-time friends and, together, their generation shaped post-war modern architecture.

    Glen taught architecture for many years at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and also enjoyed a long association with Cranbrook Academy of Art. From 1966-1970, Glen served as president of the Art Academy while continuing as head of the architecture studio and operating Glen Paulsen and Associates. GPA merged with Tarapata, MacMahon Associates of Bloomfield Hills in 1969, becoming TMP Architecture. Inc. In addition, Glen was pleased to be a member of the Michigan Society of Architects and an AIA Fellow.

    Gifted with the ability to form lasting relationships with his students and colleagues, Glen was a natural mentor. It was gratifying to him that many of the men and women he taught and mentored kept in touch with him throughout their careers. Their letters, calls, and visits gave him a great deal of pleasure.

    Glen’s memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church, 128 Park St., Chelsea, Michigan 48118, on December 8, 2012, at 2 pm. A reception will follow the service.

    Glen was focused on leaving a legacy to help the educational institutions he loved. If you would like to share in his legacy, contributions in his memory may be made to either of the following: Taubman College of Architecture Alumni Scholarship Endowment, UM, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI  48109, or The S. Glen Paulsen Memorial Fund, c/o Cranbrook Academy of Art, PO Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48303-0801.

  • Monday, November 05, 2012 2:09 PM | Anonymous member
    We currently have old AIA honor award and Archifest boards for a number of firms who submitted projects for the years of 2011, 2010, 2009,  2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 and a few from 2000.  If you or your firm would like to have these boards back , please contact me to arrange for pick up from our office by no later than Tuesday, November 26th.  After that date we will recycle any remaining boards that are not picked up.

    Please email me if you would like a list of the older boards we currently have.  I do not have a listing of the 2011 and 2010 boards but hopefully you recall what projects were submitted recently.

    thanks in advance for helping us de-clutter our office.

    Dan Whisler
    Penchansky Whisler Architects
    603 East William St
    Ann Arbor
  • Thursday, November 01, 2012 3:15 PM | Anonymous member

    This year's AIA Huron Valley general membership meeting took place on Wednesday, October 17th at the biennial Archifest event at the Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor; congratulations to all of the 2013 board members:

    • President: Dan Whisler
    • VP/President-Elect: Wayne Chubb
    • Secretary: Michael McCulloch
    • Treasurer: Donald Wesley
    • AIAMI Directors: Kristen Schleick and Chuck Bultman
    • Co-Directors (Events): Lindsey Pickornik, Philip Proefrock
    • Director (Emerging Professionals): Stephen Wilson
    • Director (Media): David Lewis
    • Associate Member Director: Jessica Green
    • Board Representatives appointed by TCAUP:
    • AIAS Representative: Kelsey Reynolds
    • TCAUP Chair of Architecture: John McMorrough

    A special welcome to our newest board members: Donald, Chuck and Jessica!

  • Thursday, October 04, 2012 1:16 PM | Anonymous member
    There’s still time to submit your board for display at Archifest and for the Archifest board exhibit traveling around the Huron Valley area in 2013 (boards are due electronically by 10/11/2012). All costs for printing and mounting are covered by the registration fee! The Archifest title-block is the same as for the Honor Awards title-block (except the date of course) so you can always tweak your honor award submission and re-submit for inclusion in the exhibit... get that extra mileage out of your previous submissions!!!
  • Thursday, October 04, 2012 12:33 PM | Anonymous member

    AIA Huron Valley is seeking people with wisdom, creativity and energy who want to contribute to our community and our profession.  Volunteering is a great way to get your feet wet if you’re interested in volunteering for a future board position! We are currently looking for volunteers to assist with any of our committees, Continuing Education programs, our Honor Awards/Archifest program and traveling display, emerging professional events, etc.   Have an idea - come join in!   It’s your AIA! Upcoming board positions for 2013-2015 include:

    • 2013 Treasurer
    • AIA MI Director 2013-2014

    Please contact: Dan Whisler (

  • Thursday, August 02, 2012 12:09 PM | Anonymous member
  • Sunday, July 15, 2012 4:05 PM | Anonymous member

    It’s that time of year and once again we’ll be “Chalking the Park” at this year’s Art Fair in Ann Arbor! The AIA Huron Valley will be providing the chalk at Liberty Plaza for the kids to celebrate the creativity of our community, encourage the future artists of Huron Valley, and provide a shady place for parents to take a much needed break.

    We need volunteer leaders to pass out chalk and encourage creativity during the following times:
    • Saturday, July 21st: 12-2 or 2-4
    We already have volunteers but would love your help if you're available during any of the other times that we'll be at the park!
    • Friday, July 20th: 4:30-6
    • Saturday, July 21st: 10am - 4pm 

    We need your help, so please contact Lindsey Pickornik at if you’re available during any of those times. Don’t miss this opportunity to see how the youth and youthful transform the park into a canvas of color!

  • Tuesday, July 03, 2012 10:33 AM | Anonymous member
    We regret to inform you of the passing of longtime AIA Huron Valley Chapter member James John Meneghini who passed away On July 1, 2012 at age 72. James was born on August 12, 1939 in Grand Rapids, Michigan to Adolph and Julia Meneghini. On August 11, 1962 James married his loving wife Leonarda (Lee) Buzzitta at Our Lady of Sorrows Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. James graduated from the University of Michigan with a Degree in Architecture and belonged to the American Institute of Architects. James was a talented watercolorist and displayed his water colors at the Chelsea Center for the Arts. Besides his love for art he was an avid car enthusiast. Surviving James is his beloved wife of 49 years, Leonarda Meneghini of Hamburg, daughters, Elaine (Scott) Smith of MN. Cheryl Meneghini of Dexter, and Michelle Meneghini of Brighton. Also surviving are his siblings, Julie Ann Ignasiak of Grand Rapids, Robert (Karen) Meneghini of Grand Rapids, Donald (Linda) Meneghini of Ann Arbor, Joe (Janet) Meneghini of WA, Cynthia (Rick) Trachy of MN., many nieces, nephews, extended family, friends and grand animals. A Simple Farewell will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012. The family will gather with friends from 9:30 AM until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at Old St. Patrick Catholic Church 5671 Whitmore Lake Rd, Ann Arbor with Fr. Gerald Gawronski as Celebrant. Memorial contributions are suggested to Catholic Social Services of Washtenaw County or The National Parkinson’s Foundation. Please leave a Message of Comfort to James’ family by calling 877-231-7900 or sign his guestbook at
  • Monday, June 11, 2012 2:45 PM | Anonymous member
    The AIA Huron Valley Board of Directors is happy to announce that a delegation including several chapter members will be departing this week for Ann Arbor's Sister City Tuebingen, Germany. Congratulations to Celeste Novak, Eileen Tyler, Anne Cox, Heather Lewis and Jan Culbertson for their leadership and participation in this important cultural exchange.
  • Monday, June 04, 2012 10:01 AM | Anonymous member
    If you missed the Honor Awards Program at the Michigan Theater, you can see all the submitted project boards at the Bank of Ann Arbor (801 W. Ellsworth Rd.) - from June 1st through June 29th.
    The exhibit will be traveling throughout the AIA Huron Valley area in 2012 - check back for future locations.

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Ann Arbor, MI 48106

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