COVID-19 Resources Page
As a member-based organization, AIA Seattle is rapidly shifting its response to this public health crisis with remote learning and engagement opportunities, and aggregating regional and national resources for our members. We are here for you during this difficult time, and all staff are continuing to work remotely to serve you. Below, we have compiled a list of membership-, business- and management-related resources to connect you with what you need. Programming updates will continue to be made on our events calendar, and homepage. Our Thought Leadership Summit and next Cracking Codes Session are already moved to online platforms.
Have questions or resources you’d like added to this list? Please contact Madison Eggerding, Membership & Development Coordinator at [email protected] We will add things here as we find them.
Member & Firm-specific Resources:
- AIA’s summary of the recently approved federal stimulus bill (CARES) Act
- AIA National’s Covid-19 Resources Page.
- Contact your local permitting office for help with in-progress developments
- How Architecture Firms are Responding to COVID-19 courtesy of Hanleywood
- Coronavirus Be Prepared – Contractual Impacts and How To Address Them courtesy of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
- OSHA’s “Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19” – a valuable resources for both architectural offices and construction sites
- 2018 Seattle Construction Code adoption delayed
Featured Webinar Events
- Slides from BSA Webinar: AIA Contracts During COVID-19 – Collaboration & Communication
- Sildes from BSA Webinar: BSA Virtual Program: Remote Workflows + Collaboration
- Free courses to support your practice from AIAU
- Autodesk is offering free & extended access to their cloud collaboration products
- List of tools & resources for remote working courtesy of BSA
- Our colleagues at AIA San Francisco put together a web-based web-based ARE program that is available all members. Here you can find their 2020 course schedule, and here is where you can sign up. The second link will allow you to sign up for courses one-by-one, rather than in a chunk per the linked PDF.
- Information on AIA Dues Installment Program
- For further information on AIA Dues Reductions and/or the Installment Program, please contact [email protected] or [email protected]
Project Specific Resources
Look to this separate post on our website for Seattle Code and Permitting resources, as well as updates as we know them for Washington State resources and impacts, including info on Small Business Support.
Best Practice Materials from AIA & AIA Trust:
- Message from Robert Ivy, FAIA
- The AIA Foresight Report and navigating through a recession with new business models
- Straightforward Advice on Preserving Cash Flow
- Navigating the Economy: Architects Weather Ebb and Flow of Projects
- An Architect’s Guide to Virtual Practice
- Small Firm Exchange
- AIA Disaster Assistance Program (being regularly updated)
- City of Seattle Small Business Stabilization Fund
- Low-Interest Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL)
- U.S. Chamber of Commerce Paycheck Protection Program
- United Way of King County List of Resources for Unemployed Workers due to COVID-19
- The Washington State Department of Revenue can provide extensions on taxes or waive penalties.
How to Help:
- Housing Development Consortium’s (HDC) resources page and feedback tool
- Habitat for Humanity SKC Resiliency Fund
- Seattle Foundation’s COVID-19 response fund
Additional COVID-19 Resources:
- Stateside’s daily report on State-level responses to the fluid COVID-19 situation
- Centers For Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to COVID-19. This includes recommended strategies for employers to use now, planning considerations, and recommendations for an outbreak response plan
- World Health Organization (WHO) Recommendations for Mass Gatherings
- United States of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)