Three Levels of Advocacy


Sept 20th at Green Pastures Paul Mendelsohn from AIA National will journey to Texas and present updates on Rebuild & Renew, Regulatory Burdens, and other National Advocacy efforts.  This will be a coming-out party for our local Advocacy committee.  Chair Richard Weiss will review milestones from the past few months and highlight opportunities for member involvement.


Sally Fly contacted TSA to coordinate member involvement in disaster assistance.


Stuart Sampley and Michael Hsu presented progress reports on Residential and Commercial Design Standards.  Major themes include improving consistency, predictability and reviewability.  We need improved communication when members see regulatory agencies or individual reviewers interpret codes inconsistently.  New Boards and Commissions members were briefly discussed with regard to architect involvement.