The AIA MIchigan President’s Scholarship was started to salute outstanding leadership in future architects; acknowledge outstanding community and political leadership in future architects; and to provide recognition of past AIA Michigan Presidents. Each year, we honor the Founders of this scholarship. In 2024, we are honoring James Shane AIA, 1987 President of AIA Michigan.
Known for his dedication to architectural education and effusive leadership style, Jim Shane was a rare combination of educator and practitioner. He received degrees from both University of Notre Dame and the University of Michigan. He was the department head for the Ferris State College of Engineering Technology.
His service to the profession spanned decades and he became AIA Michigan President in 1986. In 1994, he won the AIA Michigan Gold Medal. Jim passed away in June of 2021 at the age of 89. Both Jim’s colleagues and students loved his compassion and cherished their relationship with him. He was truly a role model for young architects.
AIA Michigan President’s Scholarship
Amount Given Annually: $8,000
Total Amount Given: $109,000
Number of Recipients to date: 30
AIA Michigan President’s Scholarship Founders
Evie Asken, FAIA Gene DiLaura, FAIA Paul Bowers, FAIA Robert Greager, FAIA
Norm Hamman Sr., AIA Roger Margerum, FAIA Mike Marshburn, AIA James Morrison, AIA
Art Nelson, AIA Jay Pettit, FAIA Carl Roehling, FAIA James Shane, AIA
Dick Slocum, AIA Bruce Smith, FAIA Les Tincknell, FAIA Frederick Wigen, AIA
Robert Wold, FAIA