Society of Building Science Educators Membership Management


  • 02 Aug 2021
  • 3:00 PM
  • 05 Aug 2021
  • 9:00 AM
  • Manresa Jesuit Retreat House Bloomfield Hills, MI


  • 3 night accommodation, all meals, these limited number of rooms are single rooms and include a bath in the room
  • 3 night accommodation, all meals, Single Room. These types of rooms have a toilet and sink en suite with the room, showers are available in the hall way.
  • Awarded Scholarship
  • 3 nights and all meals. Students with Scholarship will receive a room with shower off the hallway.
  • Virtual presentations will be scheduled in common session connected with on-site participants.
  • Virtual guest participation during the hybrid session on Tuesday August 3, from 1pm - 5pm only.

Registration is closed


The SBSE Board and Retreat Planning Committee is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2021 SBSE Retreat in Detroit.  The conference will be held at the Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center north of  Detroit on August 2-5, with optional tours in Detroit following the Retreat on August 5.  The committee has designed a broad range of opportunities to share ideas in the exciting field of building science, including the fast-paced Pecha Kucha research share, traditional research presentations, interactive workshops, and lively round table discussions on current topics. 

Manresa Jesuit Retreat House is located immediately north of the city of Detroit in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.  The venue is approximately 30 miles by auto north of Detroit Wayne International Airport or 20 miles north of the Detroit Amtrak Station at Baltimore Avenue. Vehicles can be rented at the airport or near the train station. We will also set up a rideshare group. If you need a ride or are driving your own car and are able to provide a ride for others, please sign up. 

Manresa Jesuit Retreat Center is located just 16 miles from Downtown Detroit on 39 wooded acres, crossed by the famous Rouge River. The peaceful natural setting is owned by the Jesuits, primarily used for religious retreats, and occasionally used for educational retreats. As both a Jesuit and Mercy University, the University of Detroit Mercy has arranged to use the center for our educational retreat. Originally a country manor designed for a wealthy Detroiter, the setting and buildings are historic, including the original water wheel house which has been converted to a chapel. Designed for retreat from the modern world, the individual accommodations are simple and practical. Participants will be housed in single occupancy rooms with an attached half bath. A few rooms also have a shower in the room. Standard rooms have a showering facilities located down the hall from the rooms. 

Check-in date: August 2, from 3:00 to 5:30pm, dinner at 5:30pm
Check-out date: August 5 by 9:00am

Optional post-retreat tour on August 6th for additional fee.

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