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Decoded | Seattle Land Use Roundup

This is the fifth session in the 2021 Decoded series presented by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee.

This course is meant to provide a framework for better understanding and using the Land Use code for projects in Seattle. Participants will learn how to navigate the Land Use Code and find relevant information for their projects. Participants will also learn about potential constraints and where Land Use Code overlaps with Building Code. Examples and a case study will be explored to help facilitate these learning objectives.

Join us online November 30 and  December 1, 2021 (12-2pm each day) for Decoded | Seattle Land Use Roundup. Register below and look for information regarding online event access in your confirmation email and subsequent email communications.

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Registration Deadline: Monday, November 29, 5:00pm PT. 

This is a 2-day program. Participants must attend the live webinars both days in order to receive continuing education credit or a certificate of completion. All registration and credit questions can be directed to Andrea Aguilera


Tuesday, November 30, 2021 | 12:00 – 2:00pm PT | Webinar
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 | 12:00 – 2:00pm PT | Webinar

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*All sessions and speakers subject to change. 


Includes continuing education credit (4 AIA LU HSW)

$100.00 AIA Member
$100.00 Government + Partners
$50.00 Associate
$25.00 Student
$175.00 Non-Member

Reduced rate options are available. Please submit the Continuing Education Scholarship / Reduced Rate Request form via email by Monday, November 22 , 5:00pm PT.


Skye Bredberg AIA, Senior Associate/ Project Manager | Skye is an Architect, Senior Associate, and Project Manager at Weber Thompson. She works on multi-family mid-rise and high-rise projects, ranging from 5-40 stories. Skye is a member of the AIA Codes Committee and is also a member of CREW (Commercial Real Estate for Women). She has a passion for the technical aspects of a project and oversees projects from early concept design through project completion.




Emily Lofstedt, Land Use Planner, Policy and Technical Team | Emily is a Land Use Planner with the Policy and Technical group at the City of Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI.)  She has worked at the city since 2008 at both SDCI as a Zoning Land Use Planner, Permit Specialist and at the Parks and Recreation Department as a Planner.  Currently her focus on the Policy and Technical team is to provide support and guidance to internal and external customers through the land use entitlement process.



*All sessions and speakers subject to change.


  • Understand the entitlement process and timeline.
  • Understand use of the SMC Title 23 – Land Use Code – navigation, helpful tools, where to find critical information, and basics on permitting and communication with SDCI.
  • Understand use of the land use code – determining your buildable area and any constraints.
  • Cross-pollination between the land use code and building code – examples of where the codes overlap and where either code may take precedence.


Code Unlimited |  Hensel Phelps | Puget Sound Energy


Special thanks to the Code Committee for planning this series of sessions!

Marc Chavez, AIA
Steve Dombrowski, AIA

Registration or Credit Questions?
Contact Andrea Aguilera, Programs Coordinator at AIA Seattle

Program Questions?
Contact Connor Descheemaker, Member Engagement Manager at AIA Seattle

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact Kristen Lound, Associate Director, Growth & Operations at AIA Seattle


November 30, 2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


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