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Code Reload | Beyond Single Family

This is the third session in the 2023 Code Reload Series presented in joint collaboration by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee and the Small Practice And Residential Committee (SPARC).

This two-day program focuses on 2021 IRC/SRC Building Code and Energy Code updates. We will also explore case studies for small scale residential development and commercial projects, looking at code implications when moving beyond single family residential.

Join us online on September 19 and September 20, 2023 (12-2pm each day) for Code Reload | Beyond Single Family. Register below and look for information regarding online event access in your confirmation email.

Registration Deadline: Monday, September 18, 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. No partial credit will be awarded. All registration and credit questions can be directed to Andrea Aguilera.


Tuesday, September 19, 2023 | 12:00 – 2:00pm PT | Zoom Webinar

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | 12:00 – 2:00pm PT | Zoom Webinar

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*All sessions and speakers are subject to change.


Includes continuing education credit (4 LU | HSW)

$105.00 $121.00  AIA Member/Corporate Allied Partner (CAP)/Allied Member
$105.00 $121.00 Government
$65.00 $75.00 Associate Member
$25.00 $29.00 Student/Emeritus
$205.00 $236.00 Non-Member

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Early Bird Deadline: Monday, September 4, 2023. After this time, the price increases 15%.
Registration Deadline: Monday, September 18, 5:00pm PT.

Reduced rate options are available. Please submit the Continuing Education Scholarship / Reduced Rate Request form via email by Monday, September 4, 5:00PM PT.


Moderator: 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 committee co-chair 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.



Amedeo Gallucci, P.E, Bend Office Principal and Fire Protection Engineer | Amedeo Gallucci is a Fire Protection Engineer and Mechanical Engineer who began his career as a federal Trial Technician and Wildland Forest Fighter where he studied and worked with fire spread and behavior. Since joining Code Unlimited over five years ago, Amedeo has focused on managing risk for the built environment through structural analysis, equipment analysis, egress analysis, finite element analysis, and computational fluid dynamics. Amedeo’s advanced computer modeling skills and knowledge of fire and life safety regulations have been an asset to several notable education projects, such as Oregon State University’s Cascades Building and Washington State University’s Vancouver Campus.


Josh Richards, Code Analyst & Project Manager, Jensen Hughes | Joshua Richards has 20 years of experience in the architecture and construction industry, including specialized involvement with restorative publicly funded housing programs. His extensive background in overseeing operations, project management, plan review, site inspections, and building forensics make him a valuable addition to construction and design teams. Josh is an on-point and proficient communicator that likes to see problems solved in any project he takes on. He is also versatile in his familiarity with general construction and his knowledge of building and accessibility codes.  Since joining the Code Unlimited/Jensen Hughes team, Josh uses his cross-disciplinary experience to manage large commercial projects as well as community and civic facilities.


Kayvan Nehchiri, Mechanical Project Manager, Design West Engineering | Kayvan is a highly skilled Mechanical Project Manager who specializes in affordable, market-rate, and luxury multi-family housing. With a strong passion for his field, Kayvan has dedicated himself to honing his expertise and delivering exceptional results. Kayvan has 4 years of industry experience and joined the Design West Engineering team in 2022, bringing a wealth of knowledge to bolster our PNW team. His versatility and adaptability have allowed him to thrive in different environments since joining DWE and he has delivered outstanding outcomes across diverse sectors which include municipal, medical, and commercial. As a Project Manager, Kayvan excels in his role by leveraging his technical expertise and meticulous attention to detail. He works closely with clients to understand their vision, ensuring that the design aligns with their expectations while remaining realistic and budget-conscious. Kayvan’s holistic approach to project management ensures that each step of the process, from conception to completion, is executed with the highest standards of quality and efficiency

Richard Pellinger, Technical Codes Manager, Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections | Richard is the Technical Codes Manager with Seattle DCI. He is responsible for implementing technical policy and the Seattle Building Codes throughout the department. Prior to joining the City in 2007, Richard worked in Seattle with over 20 years of experience in building design and construction, including residential, mixed-use and commercial work. Richard serves on the AIA Codes Committee, the WABO TCD committee, and is a voting member for ICC Code Development. In addition, Richard is a graduate of North Dakota State University with a degree in Architecture.


Rick Blumenthal, Energy Program Coordinator, WSU |Educated in Environmental Conservation and Planning at the University of New Hampshire, Rick has spent the last half of his career focused on producing high performance sustainable buildings. For 34 years Rick had his own general contracting business. For many of those years, Rick also held the position as consultant for Construction Resources and Solutions, analyzing building performance and conducting energy audits. For nearly four years Rick was the Lead Energy Advisor and Technical Specialist for the RePower Bainbridge Energy Challenge. Later he held the position of Building Science Specialist and Training Manager for Knauf Insulation. Most recently, Rick worked for Cross 2 Design Group, an architectural and consulting firm in Seattle involved in building envelope water proofing and air barrier design. Rick will be working with the WSU Energy Codes team answering questions and writing FAQs.

Steve Dombrowski, ICC Accessibility Inspector / Plans Examiner, Endelman & Associates | A licensed architect, Steve Dombrowski is a Senior Architectural Consultant specializing in accessibility compliance. With multiple specialty certifications, experience in litigation consulting, and years of field work under his belt. Steve is the outgoing chair of the AIA Seattle Code Committee and a member of the AIA Seattle Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee. Previous to accessibility consulting, Steve worked as a project architect, construction contract administrator, and project manager for a multifamily architecture practice. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of New Mexico and his Master of Architecture degree from North Carolina State University. Steve also received a Business Administration certificate from the University of Washington – Michael G. Foster School of Business. He is currently providing firm leadership at Endelman & Associates in addition technical consulting

*All sessions and speakers are subject to changes.


  • To understand the primary changes of building code updates from the 2018 IRC/SRC to the 2021 IRC/SRC
  • To learn potential implications of recent state legislation and what’s beyond 2021 (i.e. HB 1110 – Missing Middle Housing).
  • To understand single family energy code updates for 2021 – redevelopment of credits, trade-offs, compliance paths, etc
  • Analyze code implications/code triggers when moving beyond single-family housing by review of case studies for small scale residential/commercial projects


Andersen Construction Company of Washington | Code Unlimited | HolmesPuget Sound Energy


Special thanks to the Code Committee  and SPARC for planning this session!

Skye Bredberg, AIA
Leonard Ruff, AIA

Darren Chang, AIA
Colbi Cannon, AIA
Geng Tan, AIA

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

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact Melissa K. Neher, Executive Director at AIA Seattle


September 19, 2023 @ 12:00 pm
September 20, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Event Price


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938