Mobilizing for 2011

Our committee has ambitious plans for 2011. More community events, more educational efforts, and more advocacy than ever before. 

THEMES: Raise the profile of architecture within the AIA Austin region. / Cosponsor events other groups.

OUTREACH EVENTS: January- Architects at Capitol Day / February- Quarterly meeting with City council and aides. / March- Code Session with City of Austin Plan Review / April- Candidate Forum / October- Affordable Housing Summit 

ADVOCACY TOPICS: Revise Commercial Design Standards with regard to sustainability (audience is City Council) / Integration of Art with Open Space and Transit Corridors (Audience is Design Commission, Capital Metro, etc) / Transit Second Bond (Audience is Voters and AIA membership)

RESEARCH AND EDUCATION EFFORTS: Form Based Codes and Compatibility / Comprehensive Plan

Please comment on the areas where you want to get involved and the areas that you think need to be refined. Please note that this DRAFT will be coordinated with our incoming President, Taylor, and we will also coordinate ideas and resources with the other chairs and commissioners.