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PSU Center for Public Interest Design Hosts Public Interest Design Institute, May 3 & 4
Friday, May 3, 2013 - 8:00am to Saturday, May 4, 2013 - 7:00pm

With Public Interest Design becoming an increasingly important sector in the profession of architecture, the PSU School of Architecture's Center for Public Interest Design is offering the two-day Public Interest Design Institute workshop, which will provide training to architecture and other design professionals in public interest design with in-depth study into the methods by which design can address the critical issues faced by communities. Training in public interest design is a way of enhancing an existing design practice and learning skills to become proactively engaged in community-based design.

Social Economic Environmental Design (SEED) will be the basis of the curriculum for the workshop, which will teach attendees the best practices in approaching design through the interests of society, economy, and the environment. Upon completion of this workshop, attendees will earn SEED AP certifiication. Architects who attend can earn 11.5 American Institute of Architects continuing education credits. Registration is open to the public, and professionals working in all areas of design are highly encouraged to attend no matter what their discipline.  Register at


Students: $250
AIA, AIGA, ASLA, IDSA, or USGBC Members: $350
Standard: $450


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