Seeking New Design Review Board Members

Seattle’s Design Review Program is seeking new volunteer board members to join the program in April 2016. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about our built environment and civic engagement.

Applications are available at our Building Connections Blog. The deadline to apply is December 14, 2015. Please spread the word to those who may be interested.

For more information, contact:
Lisa Rutzick
(206) 386-9049
lisa.rutzick@seattle.gov

Seeking Architect for Seattle Design Commission

Mayor Murray is looking for a new Architect member of the Seattle Design Commission to fill an upcoming vacancy. The term will begin in March 2015.

Design Commission members are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council for up to 2 two‐year terms. The 10‐member Commission is made up of architects, artists, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, members‐at‐large, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.

Established in 1968, the Seattle Design Commission advises city officials on the design and environmental effects of capital improvement projects. Members also help select consultants for City projects. The Commission meets during the day on the first and third Thursdays of each month. In addition, members serve on project subcommittees and represent the Commission on other advisory boards. Members work an average of 15 to 20 hours a month. Members cannot contract with the city on any capital improvement project that the Commission reviews. Commission members receive an hourly rate as compensation for their service.

To be considered, please send a letter of interest and resume by December 1, 2014, to:

Michael Jenkins, Director – Seattle Design Commission
Department of Planning and Development
City of Seattle
700 Fifth Ave., Ste. 2000
PO Box 34019
Seattle, WA 98124‐4019
(206) 386-4024
michael.jenkins@seattle.gov