The Public Interest Design Institute (PIDI) is a two-day course that offers training for architects and other design professionals on how design can address the critical issues faced by communities and how design professionals can become proactively engaged in this rapidly growing field. Learning objectives include finding new clients, learning about new fee sources & structures, understanding public interest design and leveraging other partners and assets to address project challenges. Participants will become certified in this emerging public practice and will earn continuing education credits.
The PIDI is a non-profit program of Design Corps, a 501c3 organization. Course material includes research from the 2011 FAIA Latrobe Prize and the Harvard Case Method will be used to learn from examples, with case studies and best practices presented and discussed by the country's leading design practitioners. The curriculum will be formed around the Social Economic Environmental DesignŽ (SEED) metric, a set of standards that outlines the process and principles of this growing approach to design. SEED goes beyond green design with a "triple bottom line" approach that includes the social and economic as well as the environmental.
June 15-16, 2012
University of Washington
Discounted registration for AIA Members
The Public Interest Design Institute, Seattle, is presented by Design Corps, AIA Seattle, and the University of
Washington's Department of Landscape Architecture.