Puget Sound Integrated Design Lab Recieves the AIA Seattle Allied Organization Award
Congratulations to the Puget Sound Integrated Design Lab for receiving the AIA Seattle Allied Organization award, and to Joel Loveland, Lab Founder and Director for receiving the AIA Seattle Community Service award this month.
The Community Service award recognizes an individual or group for the achievement of the significant community service objectives and for exemplifying the application of architectural skills, values, and dedication to the advancement of community goals. In its nomination, the AIA Seattle Fellows and Honors Committee noted the “depth of contribution to the lives of design practitioners in fusing place-based design, sensory pleasure, productivity, well-being, and high-performance design”. Joel’s ability to contribute to and leverage university resources to further a body of applied research has made an indelible mark on the shape and character of the built environment. And his capacity to advance a critical body of knowledge in the design community deserves recognition.
The Allied Organization award recognizes an organization which has notably contributed to the goals of AIA Seattle. In its nomination, the Fellows and Honors Committee commended the impact the Integrated Design Lab has had on “advancing high performance design throughout the region, and in increasing capacity for enhancing place-based and high efficiency design through the education of students and professional design teams”. Partnerships built by the Lab have yielded a positive feedback loop between industry, utilities, academia, and the design community. Together, we owe a huge debt to the Lab’s impact on the way we learn, practice, and communicate about design.
The BetterBricks initiative of the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance provided the seed funding to start the lab and has been a constant supporter ever since. The Lab, along with its fellow labs in Oregon, Idaho and Montana have been instrumental in helping NEEA promote integrated design and advanced cutting edge high performance building design. Head to their website for more information about the Puget Sound lab and the rest of the Integrated Design Lab network.