2013 Award of Honor: The Octahedron
Frankenstein, Inc. in collaboration with LMN Architects

Photo Credit: Trevor Dykstra


Design for Livability: Doing Density Right

How will we design our communities to accommodate enormous population growth, respond to critical environmental issues, and contribute to the economic vitality and standard of living of future generations? Explore the critical role of innovative design for livable cities at this full-day summit for design, development & policy maker professionals.  Presented in collaboration with Cascade Land Conservancy's Cities Program and Allied Arts of Seattle.

Peter Steinbrueck FAIA

Carol Coletta, President and CEO of CEOs for Cities: Changing the American Dream
David Dixon FAIA, Principal, Goody Clancy: Mixed-use Myth, Reality and Citizen Embrace
Mark Hinshaw, FAIA, FAICP: Doing Density Right in Washington State


8-8:30: Registration

8:30-8:45: Welcome
Peter Steinbrueck, FAIA

8:45-10: Doing Density Right
Featuring David Dixon FAIA

10:30-Noon: Concurrent Sessions
Housing Typologies: Not Your Average Townhome 6-pack: A Look at How Architects Around the Globe Design for Density.
Featuring: Brandon Nicholson AIA, NK Architects; David Neiman AIA, Neiman Architects; David Foster AIA, David Foster Architects; Grace Kim AIA(moderator), Schemata Workshop; and others

Getting Great Design from Design Review
Featuring: Bob Bengford, Makers Architecture + Urban Design; Bill Trimm, City of Mill Creek; Maria Barrientos, Barrientos; and others. 

Sustainable Communities: Can LEED for Neighborhood Development Help?
Featuring: Cameron Hall AIA, NBBJ; Liz Birkholz, NBBJ; Catherine Benotto Weber Thompson; Ginger Garff, Weber Thompson

1-2:30: Concurrent Sessions
Character Building Growth for Small Cities
Featuring: Steve Pilcher, City of Black Diamond; David MacDuff, Yarrow Bay Company; Terrie Battuello, City of Bothell; Tom Nelson AIA, Mithun; Alison Van Gorp (moderator), Cascade Land Conservancy and others

Implementing Your Vision Through Form-Based Codes: Demystifying Form-Based Codes and Their Increasing Relevance in the US.
Featuring: Rick Browning AIA (convener), Parsons Brinckerhoff; Keith Liden, P; Marci McInelly , 

What To Do With The Automobile?
Featuring: Rick Browning AIA (convener), Parsons Brinckerhoff; Graham Black, gProjects; Peter Lagerwey, City of Seattle; Mark Hinshaw FAIA, FAICP (moderator), LMN; and others

2:45-3:45: Lessons from Afar
Featuring: Natasha Connelly, Arup

4-5: Doing Density Right in Washington State
Featuring Mark Hinshaw FAIA, FAICP, LMN, and Joe Tovar FAICP


David Dixon, FAIA leads Goody Clancy's Planning and Urban Design division.  His work has won national awards from AIA, Congress for the New Urbanism, Society for College and University Planning, and American Society of Landscape Architects.  In 2007 David was honored with the AIA's Thomas Jefferson Award for Public Architecture for his achievements in support of the public sector.  He writes frequently about urban issues.

Mark Hinshaw FAIA, FAICP is the Director of Urban Design for LMN Architects, based in Seattle.  He has served as President of the Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association and as President of the Seattle Chaprter of AIA.  In addition, he has served on the national Board of Directors for the American Institute of Certified Planners.  From 1982-1990, he was Principal Urban Designer for the City of Bellevue, WA.

Peter Steinbrueck FAIA is principal of Steinbrueck Urban Strategies, LLC, a mission-driven consulting firm engaged in strategic planning and complex problem solving around urban development and infrastructure.  He was elected President of the Seattle City Council in 2001, and from 1997 to 2001, Steinbrueck chaired the Housing and Human Services committee.  In his final term, he chaired the Urban Development and Planning Committee, which focused on comprehensive planning, city design, land use policy and zoning.

The Seattle Center is served by Metro bus routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 8, 13, 15, 16, 18, 19, 24, 30, 33, 45, 81, and 82.  For more information on specific routes, visit Metro.

Also, be sure to join us for:

September 25: Changing the American Dream*
How will our vision of the ideal city evolve in response to today's environmental, demographic and social forces?  Join us for an evening conversation with Carol Coletta, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities and host and producer of the nationally syndicated public radio show, Smart CityIn collaboration with Cascade Land Conservancy's Cities Program.
5:30p-7:00p @ Townhall Seattle  $5.00 AIA/Allied Arts/CLC members, $10.00  Non-members
*cost of this event is included in registration for Doing Density Rightarsons BrinckerhoffSERA; Vince Lyons (moderator), City of Seattle; and others

September 27: Taking Action: Advocacy Training
Unpack a grassroots organizer toolkit and learn how to develop a strong message, pitch the media, lobby your government and build effective relationships. Learn how to apply them to issues you care about with examples from the Seattle Waterfront, Arts Neighborhoods, and a Neighborhood Building Project.
9:00a-1:00p @ Seattle Central Community College

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