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Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) Training
March 24-25

At AIA National Office, 1735 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20006.

This two-day course is presented by Design Corps, the SEED Network, the American Institute of Architects National and the M.S. in Sustainable Design Program at The Catholic University. Participants will learn skills and methods to pro-actively engage in community-based design through professional fee-based projects. The Public Interest Design Institute curriculum is structured around the Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) process and metric, which provides a step-by-step guide for practice, documentation and showcasing of public interest design projects. Successful participants will earn SEED Certification and AIA continuing education credits.

Learning objectives include:
• Finding new clients and public interest design projects
• Learning about new fee sources and structures
• Learning methods of working with a community as a design partner
• Leveraging other partners and assets to address project challenges
• Maximizing a project’s positive impact on a community
• Moving beyond LEED to measure positive social, economic, & environmental impact
• Understanding public interest design and how it is re-shaping professional practice

Additional information and registration is available here.