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2019 Civic Design Award Winners

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The AIA Washington Council held its Civic Design Awards celebration on Sept. 26, honoring design excellence in publicly funded projects located in Washington State. These awards showcase projects with the highest standards in sustainability, innovation, building performance and overall integration with the client and surrounding communities. This year 12 projects…

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Gov. Inslee signs Substitute House Bill No. 1148, April 19, 2019. Relating to architect registration. Primary Sponsor: Steve Kirby

Governor Inslee signs AIA|WA legislation

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On April 19, Gov. Jay Inslee signed HB 1148, AIA Washington Council’s signature legislation this session. The bill addresses NCARB-approved changes to the path to licensure, including eliminating a year of AXP electives and allowing all candidates to complete the experience and testing portions of licensure non-sequentially.  In addition, the…

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AIA Washington Council Endorses I-1631

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AIA Washington Council has endorsed Washington Initiative 1631, the Protect Washington Act, which would establish a carbon fee to reduce incentives for fossil fuel use, generate funds to invest in renewable resources and promote energy efficiency. AIA Washington Council believes we have a moral responsibility to protect future generations by…

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Next City’s Vanguard Conference

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Next City’s Vanguard Conference is an experiential urban leadership gathering of the best and brightest young urban leaders working to improve cities across sectors, including urban planning, community development, entrepreneurship, government, transportation, sustainability, design, art and media.  The Vanguard Conference welcomes entrepreneurs, community developers, activists, artists, designers, urban planners and sustainability experts…

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Hirst Decision Background

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The Hirst Decision In October 2016, a 6-3 ruling by the Washington State Supreme Court changed how counties decide to approve or deny building permits that use wells for a water source.  In Whatcom County vs. Hirst, Futurewise, et al., the court ruled that the county failed to comply with…

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