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MAF’s 2021 Auction for Education
Results are In


On August 6, MAF hosted its annual Auction for Education at the AIA/AGC Michigan Mid-Summer Conference on Mackinac Island. According to Bob Daverman, AIA, MAF Trustee and auction chair, “This year’s auction was an amazing success, raising $17,754 to support MAF’s architecture-related programs for creative children, career-minded high schoolers, and university students. In the past ten years, MAF’s Auction for Education has raised over $190,000, due to the generosity of our donors and the incredible interest of auction bidders. Their continued support is appreciated by MAF grant recipients.”

Additionally, MAF’s Auction for Education helps fund MAF’s Architecture Awareness Grants, which are awarded to organizations and individuals for programs, events, lectures, exhibits and more that advance the knowledge and appreciation of architecture throughout Michigan.

Programs that have benefitted from MAF’s Auction for Education include Project Pipeline Architecture Camp, which introduces minority and underrepresented students in grades 10-12 to careers in architecture. Run by architect (and MAF board member) Bryan Cook, AIA on behalf of the Detroit Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA Detroit), the program has received MAF Architecture Awareness Grant support since its inaugural year in 2016.

Other programs benefiting from MAF’s Auction for Education include MAF’s architecture-based free K-12 educational resources, ‘Architecture: it’s Elementary’ and ‘ArchiTreks’.

Architecture: it’s Elementary! is a multi-disciplinary educational curriculum designed to introduce students from kindergarten through grade five to architecture and the built environment through STEAM-related lessons and activities that engage their minds, bodies, and imaginations.  ArchiTreks is a video program aimed at getting kids excited about architecture, science, and engineering through segments that take kids on neighborhood adventures to explore shapes, structures, landmarks, and preservation, and to pique curiosity about their surroundings.



Bob continues, “As a foundation, MAF is unique, strong, and diverse in its meaningful efforts in supporting human diversity, sustainability, and communities through our programs, scholarships and grants”.  If you have any questions or wish to donate to the MAF Auction for Education, please reach out to Bob via email:

Bob and the MAF Auction for Education committee wish to thank the following companies and individuals who made donations, and the success of the auction, possible. Thank you one and all!

Amical Traverse City

Tim Casai, FAIA

Barton Malow

Belden Brick Sales Company

Bells Brewery

Black Star Farms Winery

Randy Case, AIA

Chateau Chantal

The Christman Company – Amy Baumer & Ron Staley

Jan Culbertson, FAIA

Daverman Architecture

Lisa Demankowski, AIA

Anne Dorrance & Daniel Bollman AIA

Rae Dumke, Hon. AIA

Damian Farrell, FAIA


Ghafari Associates

R.C. Hendrick & Son

Grand Hotel – Davidson Hotels & Resorts

Hobbs & Black Architects

The Homestead/Manitou Passage Golf Club

Hotel Walloon

IDS-Chuck Lewis, AIA

Albert Kahn and the Albert Kahn Legacy Foundation

Kelley Cawthorne

Doug Kueffner, AIA

Carol Litka – Morgan Stanley

Mathison|Mathison Architects

Tom Mathison, FAIA

Vera Moore

Mike Neville, FAIA

Dominic Pangborn

PCIA – Mike Cosgrove

Plum Hollow Country Club

Cynthia Pozolo, FAIA

Danial Redstone, FAIA

Carl Roehling, FAIA

Shanty Creek Resorts

Rob Sharrow, AIA

Spence Brothers

Park Smith, AIA


Les Tincknell, FAIAE

TMP Architecture

Testing Engineers and Consultants – Katherine Banicki

Traverse City Whiskey Co.

Bobby Leo Verazan

Dawn Zuber, FAIA