Join us for the first seminar in the Got Codes? series: Practical FHA-ADA-Accessibility Code Compliance where we will focus on clarifying the application of the various standards (FHA, ADA, UFAS, IBC / ANSI) to Multi-Unit Housing compliance. Endelman & Associates (E&A) will address how to solve some of the most common issues in design and in the field, using photos and on the fly sketches; discuss some scoping areas that may impact your projects; and help provide you a good risk management perspective, and ways to minimize risk.

While immigrants and refugees face many challenges in their new urban lives such as language, access to services, employment, housing and cultural barriers; they also bring new energy to our cities and economy. Their success is our success. Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities calls upon designers of all disciplines to apply the power of design thinking to the urgent need to welcome, support and empower urban immigrants and refugees. Find the full Competition Resources Brief and more information here on the Design in Public website.

Also join these committees at their upcoming events:

PPB’s 2018 Legislative Session Overview, May 2

Seattle Waterfront: History & Future with YAF, May 3

SIAF & DRT Happy Hour, May 3

and YAF & WiD Happy Hour | May 10

AIA Seattle needs to hear what’s important from our members and non-members in order to be a better resource for the design community and a leading advocate of well-designed, livable spaces. Your feedback matters! Please take 2 minutes to complete our short 4-question survey to let us know how we are doing and ways we can improve. We will keep your responses confidential, reporting the data only in aggregate form. Your voice will make a difference, and decisions about future offerings and services will be made based on the survey results.

This year’s recipient of AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, Garrett Nelli Assoc. AIA traveled to LA, New Orleans, rural Alabama, Haiti, Spain, and Italy to catalog how the built environment can proliferate positive societal change. In the Public Interest showcases six innovative architectural practices redefining the role and responsibility of the architect in order to meet the needs of a broader public. Related programming: Movie Night: Design That Heals, April 26 and The Changing Nature of Practice panel discussion, May 24.

Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei spent a full year traveling through 23 countries, following the journeys of some of the 65 million people forced from their homes to escape famine, climate change, and protracted wars to create his new documentary film, Human Flow. Crossing oceans and visiting refugee camps in precarious border cities in Afghanistan, Greece, Iraq, Kenya, Mexico, Turkey and beyond, Ai documented the stories of fellow humans of all ages and nationalities who currently have no place to call home. Register here.

2018 is the year of TRUST. From September 8 – 21, the Seattle Design Festival (SDF) will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore how we design for TRUST.  Call for Proposals Due May 7.  SDF is the largest design-related event in the Pacific Northwest, gathering over 30,300 attendees for 80+ Festival events and installations hosted by 120+ partners in 2017. We invite you to collaborate with SDF 2018: TRUST. Download the Call for Proposals and find more information here on the Design in Public website.

In this issue of our monthly Advocacy Update, hear about State Climate Initiatives, City Climate Priorities, Parking Reform, Opportunities to comment on MHA – and other ways you can get involved in local policy issues, including several upcoming events.

Design in Public

Installation Power of Consequence by Signal Architecture + Research & Equinox Studios COG at the 2017 Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Seattle Design Festival 2017: POWER

The 2017 Seattle Design Festival was September 9-22. Read more


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