MAF’s 2020 Auction for Education Results Are In!


More Than $21,000 Raised to Support MAF Educational and Architecture Awareness Programming, Student Scholarships, and More

Online auction for the public coming this holiday season, with exciting items for gifting or treating yourself!

MAF hosted its annual Auction for Education August 7, 2020, during the 2020 AIA/AGC Michigan Mid-summer Conference on Mackinac Island. Conference attendees placed successful bids on unique dining, vacation, and entertainment experiences, as well as wines, artwork, and other items.

According to Bob Daverman, AIA, MAF Trustee and Auction for Education chair, “This year’s auction was an enormous success, raising $21,680 to support many programs for creative children, career-minded high schoolers, university students, and the public to learn about architecture. I am inspired by the generosity of our donors and the incredible interest of auction bidders, particularly during these unprecedented times.”

Programs that have benefited from MAF’s Auction for Education include the National Organization of Minority Architects Detroit (NOMA Detroit) Project Pipeline Camp, which exposes high school students to careers in architecture and the built environment; MAF has provided funding for the program since its inaugural year in 2016. Auction proceeds also help support MAF’s Architecture Awareness Grants, awarded to organizations and individuals for programming that advance the public’s knowledge and appreciation of architecture throughout Michigan.

While the MAF live auction was for conference attendees only, Bob is planning an online auction open to everyone during this year’s holiday shopping season. The online auction will also feature many exciting items and experiences for gift giving, or for treating yourself. Look for announcements regarding the online auction in the coming months.

“As a foundation, MAF is unique, strong, and thoughtful in its meaningful efforts in supporting human diversity, sustainability, and communities through our programs, scholarships and grants, said Bob. “Through events like the MAF Auction for Education, we are able to generate funding for those programs that inspire kids and communities, and which help us advance awareness of how architecture makes lives better.”

If you have any questions or wish to donate through the MAF Auction for Education now or in the future, please contact Bob at

Bob and his MAF auction committee wish to thank the following companies and individuals who made donations and supported this year’s auction:

Albert Kahn Associates and Alan Cobb, FAIA

ARC Document Solutions and Bill Dunn

Bells Brewery

Black Star Farms Winery

Jan and Tim Casai, FAIA

John Castellana, FAIA

The Christman Company and Amy Baumer & John Holmstrom

Jan Culbertson, FAIA


Marilyn and Kirk Delzer, AIA

Lisa Demankowski, AIA

Family of Anne Dorrance & Daniel Bollman, AIA

Daverman Architecture, LLC and Robert Daverman, AIA

Davidson Hotels & Resorts

Rae Dumke, Hon. AIA

Damian Farrell, FAIA


Kevin Flattery, CPA

Frank Rewold & Son

The Hairport and Carol McClow

Norm Hamann, Jr., AIA

Hobbs & Black Architects

Hopkins Burns Design Studio

Jane and Gene Hopkins, FAIA

Rebecca Houlihan Photography

Kelley Cawthorne

Brandon Kinsey, Hon. Affil. AIAM

Chuck Lewis, AIA

Marx Moda and Maria Craig

The Homestead/Manitou Passage Golf Club

Michigan State Historic Preservation Office and Debra Johnson, AIA

Vera Moore

Edie and Doug Kueffner, AIA

Tom Mathison, FAIA

Morgan Stanley and Carol Litka

Mike Neville, FAIA

Olympia Development


Gary & Cynthia Pozolo, FAIA

Professional Concepts Insurance Agency and Mike Cosgrove

R.C. Hendrick & Son

Barbara and Daniel Redstone, FAIA

Barb and Carl Roehling, FAIA

Kevin Schultis, AIA

Shanty Creek Resorts

Rob Sharrow, AIA

Lynne & Park Smith, AIA

Spence Brothers and Herb Spence III

Sullivan Ward Asher & Patton, PC and Kevin Gleeson

Testing Engineers Consultants and Katherine Banicki, Hon. Affil. AIAM

Traverse City Whiskey Co.

Robert Washer, Hon. Affil. AIAM

Dawn Zuber, FAIA