I Am AIA:
Marisa Hagney Assoc. AIAExpand
Marisa graduated with her B.S. in Architectural Studies from Washington State University. Project management and big-picture thinking while working in the Facilities + Engineering Department at EMP Museum contribute to Marisa's enthusiasm to be a part of the Living Building Challenge Team at the International Living Future Institute. Co-chairing the AIA Urban Design Forum keeps Marisa enlightened by its members and at the forefront of Seattle current design events and trends.
Why did you join AIA Seattle?
I joined AIA Seattle because I continued to meet members that gave back to me and I wanted to do the same. The leadership opportunities are unbelievable if you simply attend an event!
What is the value of AIA to you?
The value of AIA to me is a network of leading design practitioners who want to continue to make a difference in the field.
How do you want AIA Seattle to impact our city?
AIA Seattle should be our city’s guide and #1 champion for a healthy current and future built environment.
What interested you about being on the AIA Seattle Board of Directors?
I am most intrigued by the opportunity to get all people, including new disciplines, as well as the minority and younger demographic, involved in the conversation around the built environment. Economic, social and environmental sustainability should be at the forefront of what we talk about each and every day.
What project are you working on now?
I am currently involved in education creation, team support for projects pursuing the Living Building Challenge, as well as an exploration of affordable multi-family housing seeking net positive energy and water. A deep dive into the curriculum development for the International WELL Building Standard v1.0 was my recent cup of tea!
How do you explain what you do for a living?
What I do for a living: support others to design with empathy.