Category Archives: News

How to Register Your Position on State Legislation

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1. Follow this link to the state’s legislative website page on participating in committee hearings: 2. Select “Register to Testify Remotely During a Hearing” 3. Where is the bill being heard?  Choose “House” or “Senate” 4. Click on the drop-down arrow under Committee and choose the committee where the…

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November Advocacy Newsletter

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AIA|WA’s November Advocacy Newsletter may be downloaded HERE.  It covers the November state elections and previews the 2021 state legislative session – which will be unlike any other in the state’s history.   We would also like to highlight the following AIA|WA events: Capitol Connections – Jan. 25-29 Capitol Connections…

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October Advocacy Newsletter

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The October 2020 edition of AIA Washington Council’s is available HERE. Read about: The 2021 Legislative Session, which will move online Online events on advocacy training and how to navigate the legislative session and the state’s legislative website How you can participate in AIA|WA’s first ever virtual lobbying day, Capitol…

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Advocacy in Action

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Join us for Advocacy in Action, a free, 3-part webinar series on how architects can effectively advocate for the issues most important to you. AIA Washington Council advocates on behalf of our members on a range of issues, including: Climate change and the role of the built environment in addressing…

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September Newsletter

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AIA|WA September Newsletter Our September Newsletter for AIA|WA members is available HERE. In it you’ll find updates on Washington’s new commercial building performance standard under the Clean Buildings Act; the county-by-county roll-out of C-PACER financing, which will provide new funding for efficiency and resiliency projects; a listing of our Civic…

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Clean Buildings

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State’s Clean Buildings Law Nears the End of Rulemaking Washington’s 2019 Clean Buildings Act has been undergoing rulemaking by the Department of Commerce for over a year. The law establishes a mandatory building performance standard for commercial buildings greater than 50,000 square feet and includes incentives to encourage efficiency improvements….

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Congratulations to 2020 AIA Award Winners and members elevated to the College of Fellows!

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Each year the American Institute of Architects recognizes members for their contributions to the profession and excellence in design. Join us in congratulating these five AIA Washington Council members recognized this year. Congratulations to JoAnn Hindmarsh Wilcox AIA on receiving a 2020 Young Architects Award. Read more about JoAnn and…

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January 2020 Advocacy Newsletter: Legislative Session Week 3

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AIA|WA’s December Newsletter is available for download HERE.  In it you’ll find information about the first three weeks of the 2020 Legislative Session in Olympia, including our work on bills related to contracting, architect licensing, the B&O tax, C-PACER, embodied carbon, the State Building Code Council, housing and more. For…

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