Live Course: Reviving Communities – How Much Change Can One Government Project Spur?

When:  Oct 11, 2023 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  Public Architects Committee

Reviving CommunitiesHow much change can one government project spur?

October 11, 3-4pm ET Earn | 1 AIA LU HSW


Local, state, and federal government projects, especially those located in low income areas, often try to include features targeted to improve the local community. The area immediately surrounding a new government building or campus is taken into account during the design process. This webinar will focus on three urban projects: the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Ariel Rios Federal Building in Washington, DC; the Department of Homeland Security Campus in Washington, DC; and the City of Chicago Joint Public Safety Training Center in Chicago, IL. The speakers will discuss how each project met health, safety, welfare, sustainability, and energy requirements while also contributing positively to their local communities.

Learning objectives

  • Learn about the initial community and government goals for each project including sustainability, energy conservation, community engagement, and community participation.  
  • Understand how each project fulfilled code, health, safety, and welfare requirements as identified by federal, state, and local jurisdictions. 
  • Understand how the projects met sustainability and energy conservation requirements as identified by the federal Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings as well as City of Chicago requirements. 
  • Learn about the different types of community engagement and how each project was designed to provide opportunities for community engagement in the future.