Central Area Design Review Board

SDCI is in the process of creating a new Design Review Board to serve the Central Area. We are currently finalizing our selection of candidates to fill board positions representing local residential, community, development, business/landscape design, and design profession interests.

Design Review Board members evaluate the design of new buildings based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines; the new Central Area neighborhood-specific design guidelines were recently adopted and are in effect. The boards review large mixed-use developments, multifamily housing, and commercial projects. Board meetings are held twice monthly in the evenings. The first Central Area Board meeting is expected to be held at the end of July.

For questions about the new Central Area Design Review Board, please contact:

Lisa Rutzick, SDCI
(206) 386-9049
lisa.rutzick@seattle.gov

Members Sought for Pending Central Area Design Review Board

–Shape new buildings in your community

Passionate about design or architecture? The Mayor is looking for qualified candidates to fill five potential openings on the City of Seattle’s Central Area Design Review Board. In anticipation of pending legislation proposing an eighth Design Review Board for the Central Area, we are accepting applications for new board members. Design review board members evaluate the design of new buildings based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines. The boards review large mixed-use developments, multifamily housing, and commercial projects. The volunteer positions will start on July 1, 2018, pending a vote by City Council on legislation to establish the new Design Review Board district. If legislation is revised or delayed, we will contact applicants regarding their application status or next steps.

Ideal candidates are professionals in the design and development fields who have proven skills and established careers. We are also seeking community and business leaders interested in civic engagement and shaping new development in their neighborhoods. The City of Seattle encourages applicants from all backgrounds and those with diverse life experiences. Applications will be accepted for the following board positions:

  • Local residential/community representative (two positions)
  • Development profession representative
  • Business/landscape design profession representative
  • Design profession representative

 

To be considered for an appointment, please send an application, cover letter, and resume by April 25, 2018 to Lisa Rutzick at lisa.rutzick@seattle.gov.

You may download an application or email lisa.rutzick@seattle.gov to receive a copy.

Emailed applications are preferred, as electronic documents facilitate file sharing among the selection committee. If emailing is not an option, applicants can send their applications via U.S. mail to:

Lisa Rutzick, Design Review Program Manager
City of Seattle
Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections
700 5th Ave, Suite 1900
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, Washington 98124-4019

Applicants should have:

  • Knowledge of, or interest in, architecture, urban design, and the development process
  • The ability to evaluate projects based on the city’s design guidelines
  • The ability to listen and communicate effectively at public meetings
  • A passion for design and community development
  • The ability to work well with others under pressure (prior experience with community or neighborhood groups is a plus)

 

Board members should expect to work approximately 15 hours a month attending and preparing for board meetings, which are held twice a month in the evenings. Board members are expected to attend at least 90 percent of the meetings. For more information on the Design Review Board and the City’s Design Review Program, visit SDCI’s Design Review website.

For other information, please contact:
Lisa Rutzick
Design Review Program Manager
(206) 386-9049
lisa.rutzick@seattle.gov

Reminder: Members Sought for Seattle’s Design Review Boards

Shape new buildings in your community

Passionate about design or architecture? The Mayor is looking for qualified candidates to fill 15 upcoming openings on the City of Seattle’s Design Review Boards. Board members evaluate the design of new buildings based on citywide and neighborhood-specific design guidelines. The boards review large mixed-use developments, multifamily housing, and commercial projects. The volunteer positions will start on April 4, 2018, when retiring board members’ terms expire.

Ideal candidates are professionals in the design and development fields who have proven skills and established careers. We are also seeking community and business leaders interested in civic engagement and shaping new development in their neighborhoods. The City of Seattle encourages applicants from all backgrounds and those with diverse life experiences. Applications will be accepted for the following board positions:

Southwest Design Review Board:

  • Development profession representative
  • Local residential/community representative
  • Business/Landscape Design profession representative

 

Southeast Design Review Board:

  • Local residential/community representative
  • Development profession representative
  • Business/Landscape Design profession representative

 

East Design Review Board:

  • Design profession representative
  • Business/Landscape Design profession representative

 

Downtown Design Review Board:

  • Business/Landscape Design profession representative
  • Design profession representative

 

Northeast Design Review Board:

  • Design profession representative
  • Business/Landscape Design profession representative

 

Northwest Design Review Board:

  • Local residential/community representative
  • Development profession representative

 

West Design Review Board:

  • Local residential/community representative

 

To be considered for appointment, please send an application, cover letter, and resume by December 15, 2017 to Lisa Rutzick at lisa.rutzick@seattle.gov.

You may download an application or email lisa.rutzick@seattle.gov to receive a copy.

Emailed applications are preferred, as electronic documents facilitate file sharing among the selection committee. If emailing is not an option, applicants can send their applications via U.S. mail to:

Lisa Rutzick, Design Review Program Manager
City of Seattle
Department of Construction and Inspections
700 – 5th Ave, Suite 1800
P.O. Box 34019
Seattle, Washington 98124-4019

Applicants should have:

  • Knowledge of, or interest in, architecture, urban design, and the development process
  • The ability to evaluate projects based on the city’s design guidelines
  • The ability to listen and communicate effectively at public meetings
  • A passion for design and community development
  • The ability to work well with others under pressure (prior experience with community or neighborhood groups is a plus)

 

Board members should expect to work approximately 15 hours a month attending and preparing for board meetings, which are held twice a month in the evenings. Board members are expected to attend at least 90 percent of the meetings.

For more information on the Design Review Board and the City’s Design Review Program, visit SDCI’s Design Review website.

For other information, please contact:

Lisa Rutzick, Design Review Program Manager
(206) 386-9049
lisa.rutzick@seattle.gov