Public Interest Design Institute at CCA

October 27–28, 2012
Timken Lecture Hall, San Francisco Campus

Hours: Sat.-Sun., 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (please arrive at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday morning to register)
Info:, 510.594.3768

The Public Interest Design Institute provides training to architecture and design professionals in addressing critical issues by engaging the communities most directly affected.

This training is intended to enhance one's existing design practice with skill sets integral to community-based design, including using a step-by-step process for connecting with communities and identifying new fee sources.

It is free for CCA students and faculty (starting on Sept. 29); $350/$450 for professionals.

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At the CCA edition of the Public Interest Design Institute, six designers and architects will present their projects for group discussion using the Social / Economic / Environmental / Design (SEED) Evaluator, a metric developed to engage stakeholders who usually have a limited voice in the design and decision-making processes that directly affect them.

All participants will have the opportunity to become certified in the SEED process. Architects can also receive continuing education credits as required by the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

This event is coordinated by the CCA Center for Art and Public Life and CCA's divisions of architecture and design.