Public interest Design Institute DC

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During this interactive, two day long summit, design professionals will learn skills and methods to pro-actively engage in community-based design through fee-based practice. Instructors and special guest speakers will present in-depth case studies of the community and client engagement processes and the outcomes of their award-winning Public Interest Design projects. Successful completion of this two-day intensive Public Interest Design Institute qualifies attendees for certification as a SEED Professional and LA CES PDHs or AIA CEUs.

Preliminary agenda:
8:00 to 9:00: Registration & Breakfast
9:00 to 9:05: Welcome
9:05 to 10:00: Presentation: Introduction to Public Interest Design (Bryan Bell)
10:00 to 10:15: Coffee Break
10:15 to 11:45: Case Study #1: Guest Speaker
11:45 to 1:00: Lunch (on your own)
1:00 to 2:00: Case Study #2: Guest Speaker
2:00 to 3:00: Case Study #3: Guest Speaker
3:00 to 3:15: Coffee Break
3:15 to 4:15: Presentation: Documenting Outcomes (Susan Thering)
4:15 to 5:00: Panel Discussion & Q&A
8:30 to 9:00: Breakfast
9:00 to 10:30: Presentation: Introduction to SEED Methodology (Bryan Bell)
10:30- 10:15: Coffee Break
10:15 to 11:15: Case Study #4: Guest Speaker
11:15 to 12:15: Case Study #5: Guest Speaker
12:15 to 1:30: Lunch
1:30 to 3:00: Case Study #6: Guest Speaker
3:00 to 3:15: Coffee Break
3:15 to 4:00: Panel Discussion, Review, Q&A
4:00 to 5:00: Exam

Washington, DC
Distance Learning
Course Equivalency
Business Practices / Contracts / HR
Development Trends
Energy Conservation / Renewable Energy
Healthcare & Therapeutic Design
Historic Preservation
Housing & Community Design
Parks & Recreation
Remediation / Brownfields
Site Planning
Sustainable Development & Design
Urban Planning & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learning Outcomes
Learning objectives include:
1. Find new clients and public interest design projects;
2. Learn about new fee sources and structures;
3. Learn methods of working with a community as a design partner;
4. Learn how to leverage other partners and assets to address project challenges;
5. Explore ways to maximize a project’s positive impact on a community;
6. Understand the importance of moving beyond LEED to measure positive social, economic, & environmental impact;
7. Gain an understanding public interest design and how it is re-shaping professional practice.
Bryan Bell, AIA, Executive Director, Design Corps and Associate Professor, North Carolina State University; Susan Thering, Ph.D., Programs Director, Design Corps; and guest speakers
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