Join us in Seattle for our 2019 Advocacy Summit!Group

Thursday, Oct. 24

12:30 – 1:00 pm   Registration
1:00 – 5:00 pm     Summit
5:00 – 6:00 pm     Reception

Center for Architecture + Design
1010 Western Ave. | Seattle

AIA|WA’s Advocacy Summit is your chance to help shape architects’ agenda for the 2020 legislative session. The Summit will kick off with a deep dive on homelessness policy, design strategies, and the legislative response.  Following this session, attendees can engage with one or more policy committees as they discuss their ongoing policy agenda and specific legislation that AIA|WA will want to address.  The discussions will cover how architects can be involved as well as any needs for research or meetings with individual legislators prior to the session.  At the end of the afternoon, committee groups will convene for a larger group discussion on priorities, followed by a reception. Attendees are welcome to attend only one or both sessions.

All travel expenses will be reimbursed by AIA Washington Council. There is no cost to attend the Advocacy Summit

Detailed Agenda
Session 1: Built Environment Responses to Homelessness
1:00-2:30 pm
1.5 CE credits offered

  • Tim Parham, Director of Real Estate, Plymouth Housing, to discuss permanent supportive housing for chronically homeless adults in Seattle
  • Bill Singer, Director of Architecture, Environmental Works, to discuss farmworker/seasonal housing in Central Washington
  • Barron Peper, architect, to discuss the BLOCK Project: building healthy community and homes to end homelessness
  • Violet Lavatai, Director, Tenants Union, to discuss root causes and problems facing people experiencing homelessness
  • State Representative Nicole Macri, invited, to discuss policy accomplishments and new priorities in the state legislature
  • Moderator: Geoff Anderson, Principal, Schemata Workshop; Chair, AIA|WA Livability + Affordability Policy Committee

Session 2: Advocacy Planning
2:45-5:00 pm
2.0 CE credits offered
2:45 pm:   Overview of the 2020 State Legislative session – Kirsten Smith, manager of policy + advocacy, AIA|WA
3:oo  pm:   Committee discussions, planning, prioritization, and identification of research or outreach needs. Attendees can choose which policy committee meeting they would like to participate in when they register, or attend more than one
4:00 pm:   Report back to the group and wrap-up

5:00 pm:  Post-event reception on-site

Registration Is Open