AIA Seattle announces 2015 Travel Scholarship Recipient

Congratulations to Garrett Reynolds, AIA, the 2015 recipient of AIA Seattle's Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, for his proposal, "Living Small - A Study of Innovative Concepts in High Density, Micro-Housing."

The introduction of micro-apartments in the United States represents an increasingly viable solution to growing demand for living space in dense, urban environments. With funding from the AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Scholarship, Garrett will travel to New York, Stockholm, Oslo, and Tokyo to research innovative housing strategies. His research will focus on the design of small housing units, the relationship between private and public spaces in residential buildings, and the integration of housing into the urban fabric. By studying the design, development, and integration of micro-housing, Reynolds intends to generate recommendations and strategies that could be implemented to support the future growth of Seattle.

Garrett Reynolds_sqGarrett Reynolds, AIA, is a licensed architect and designer at Mithun, a Seattle-based architecture firm. His work focuses on developing conceptually-based design solutions for dense, mixed-use, and transit-oriented developments from concept design through construction. He specializes in design visualization, parametric modeling, and forward-thinking design solutions. A LEED Accredited Professional, Reynolds is committed to sustainable design and works to develop innovative, energy efficient solutions to provide a more walkable, livable, and healthy environment. He is currently working on Block 136, a mixed-use residential development for Security Properties in Portland, Oregon’s Pearl District. Reynolds holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is currently a member of AIA Seattle’s Honor Awards Committee and Residential Design Forum Planning Task Force.

AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship seeks to expand the experience and leadership opportunities of young professionals, encourage cross-cultural dialogue in the profession, and share knowledge from architecture practice around the globe with members in the Puget Sound. Through a $5,000 grant, the scholarship supports travel for the purposes of research.

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Image Credit: Winning Entry for "My Micro NY" by Monadnock Development LLC

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