The AIA Housing and Community Development Knowledge Community (HCD) is a network of architects and allied stakeholders that promotes equity in housing, excellence in residential design, and sustainable, vibrant communities for all, through education, research, awards, and advocacy.
This webinar is part of a series sponsored by the Housing Knowledge Community on AIA KnowledgeNet.
Public Interest Design is a quickly growing sector of the practice of Architecture. For the last ten years, evidence has been growing that this type of practice is growing and becoming an important means to serve those who have been traditionally not had access to the benefits of design. Specific projects and people have shown that design can address the most critical social, economic and environmental issues faced in the world today. As the field develops, we must learn what works and what fails to meet a level of ethical and professional standards that the public deserves. Using twelve years of research including the 2011 AIA Latrobe Prize, the presentation will include best practices and propose a systemic way forward that can maximize the public value of design. Additionally, the SEED Evaluation tool will be explained. SEED provides Public Interest Design with a professional standard of ethical practice through a clear and step-by-step process to guide ethical community engagement based on case studies of best practices.
Register for the webinar. Attendees can earn 1 AIA LUs.