I Am AIA:
Don Rood is a founding partner of The Felt Hat, a strategic design office since 1994. A Northwest native and Cooper Union alumnus, Don is passionate about Design Thinking and its ability to transform brands, organizations and communities.
Why did you join AIA Seattle?
Architects are among our most satisfying, creative partners. We feel our engagement with the community is the best way to support a profession whose impact on lives can be profound.
What is the value of AIA to you?
AIA embodies the voice and values of those who spend entire careers using their creative energies and insights to build cities, homes, chapels, public and private spaces that impact the quality of lives of us all. It is important to support that kind of spirit.
What relationships have you created?
Too many too list. Chief among them though are the partners we found in your Seattle office! We have met many like-minded designers in the profession throughout the Northwest. We had hours of interesting conversations with Rick Zieve, Jon Schluening and the rest of the leadership at SRG when we worked through a rebrand with them last year.
What are you working on now?
Uhhh… A website?