2017

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urban design forum

grace h. kim
seattle, wa
25 january 2017

In the first of three Urban Design Forum presentation from AIA Seattle, Grace and fellow Seattle Planning Commission members discuss urban families and how Seattle intends to shape development to attract and retain them.Their presentation covers their study into this topic and is summarized in this white paper and action agenda.

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earth to dinner

grace h. kim
seattle, wa
12 january 2017

Grace joined local panelists at Earth to Dinner to discuss sustainable food and urban design. In her presentation, Grace focused on community building, food security, and entrepreneurship through urban agriculture.  

2016

pocket neighborhoods & the scale of sociability

grace h. kim
detroit, mi
9 june 2016

In this panel discussion--part of the Congress for New Urbanism conference--Grace joins fellow architects to explore design patterns that foster sociability while respecting privacy.

affordable housing: stretching the possibilities

grace h. kim
seattle, wa
24 may 2016

A Forterra Seed & Feed event: Grace joins a panel of local architects, affordable housing leaders, and sustainability experts to discuss Seattle's struggle with growth and social equity, and to consider the possibility of creating beautiful, affordable, and green housing.

planning early for the golden years: starting an intergenerational community

grace h. kim
salt lake city, ut
20 may 2016

This presentation at the Aging Better Together conference discussed the merits of cohousing as an alternative for traditional nursing homes, elder care, and assisted living as we age. Grace shared the story of her own community's progress, timeline, and unique ownership structure, and identified common pitfalls and resources available to those starting their own communities

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capitol hill arts district advisory committee

michael mariano
seattle, wa
6 january 2016

Presentation and panel discussion regarding resident lead development projects and ownership models. Other presenters included Union Art Co-op on Capitol Hill and Equinox Studios in Georgetown. Mike shared the vision of Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing, along with a high-level overview of financing, and current operating model and challenges.

2015

cohousing symposium

grace h. kim
lancaster, uk
26 june 2015

This seminar critically examines what distinguishes cohousing from other forms of community-led/community-based development, including 'gated' common interest communities, focusing on the sense of shared endeavor entailed in the co-creation and co-management of communal spaces.

creating an urban, dense, small, affordable cohousing project- lessons learned

grace h. kim | sheila hoffman
national cohousing conference | durham, nc
30 may 2015

At 9 families and a 4500 sf lot, Capitol Hill Urban Cohousing will be vying for the title of “Highest density urban cohousing project in the US.” Located in an eclectic and vibrant pedestrian-oriented community in Seattle, this multi-generational community aspires to be highly sustainable; support a rooftop farm; and maintain long-term affordability for long-tenure residents. Residents will not purchase a homes, but instead become members of an LLC that own an apartment building, from which they will rent a unit. This project was ambitious and challenged many norms in traditional cohousing as well as conventional multifamily housing. This will be a candid lessons-learned session about what worked and didn’t work.

cohousing: a sustainable model for living independently

grace h. kim | anne p. glass
aia convention | atlanta, ga
15 may 2015

People of all ages are drawn to the cohousing model of living. The physical design and abundance of social activities (e.g. shared meals) aim to promote interpersonal contact. And when done right, it creates an environment where residents know and care about each other. 

Today, more seniors are turning to cohousing as a progressive alternative to continuing care retirement communities, nursing homes, or aging in their current homes. At this session, you'll learn about the key principles of cohousing—and how it can facilitate independent living for seniors. 

See how cohousing can reduce isolation and produce other benefits for residents, such as creating opportunities to build up social capital by helping others. You'll also have the chance to reflect on the social impact of your buildings and how you can build community at all scales—whether in the workplace, neighborhoods, business communities, or towns

aias quad conference

grace h. kim
aias quad conference west | seattle, wa
21 march, 2015

procurement for public works projects

grace h. kim
world of modular 2015 | las vegas, nv
16 march 2015

The Renton Housing Authority completed their first modular construction project in December. Called the Kirkland Avenue Townhomes, it is the largest, publicly funded, multistory, multifamily project in Washington State. Due to an ever growing need for affordable housing in both urban and rural areas, publicly subsidized housing projects are ideally suited for modular construction.

housing/designing where we live

grace h. kim
seattle architecture foundation youth program | jackson place cohousing 
14 february 2015

At this workshop participants will learn about housing in Seattle’s densest neighborhoods, discuss alternative ideas about housing with architects and explore a cohousing development. Participants will then get to design and present their own residential development that addresses affordability and quality of life.

2014

job search

grace h. kim
university of tennessee  
23 october 2014

cohousing: a sustainable model for independent living

grace h kim | jeremy southerland | anne p. glass
leadingage
22 october 2014

housing washington: kirkland avenue townhomes tour + lessons learned

grace h. kim
housing washington 2014
06 october 2014

modular construction

grace h. kim | dale sperling
appraisal institute | seattle, wa
10 september 2014

job search and mentoring presentations

grace h. kim
aias grassroots | washington, dc
26 july 2014

uw middle school program- waterfront overview

grace h. kim
schemata workshop | seattle, wa
14 july 2014

prefabricating quality housing

grace h. kim | mark gropper | joel ing
webinar
07 may 2014

cohousing: creating community through intentional living

grace h. kim | charlie brucker
oregon design conference | gleneden beach, or
01 may 2014

multigenerational cohousing: a sustainable model for living together

grace h. kim | marja preston
uli multifamily council 2014 
26 march 2014

2013

cohousing: a sustainable model for living independently

grace h. kim  |  anne glass  |  michael lester miller
leadingage annual meeting and expo  |   dallas, tx
27-30 october 2013

Cohousing is an intentional neighborhood where residents know and care about each other. Residents have private homes but possess a strong desire to build community through shared meals, social events and work parties. The physical design promotes social contact. Originating in Denmark in the 70’s, there are more than 120 built communities in the U.S. The first three elder cohousing communities opened between 2005-2007. Presenters will share research findings and anecdotal evidence that demonstrates how cohousing supports independent living. Learn how senior housing providers might offer services to allow those who prefer this housing option to live independently longer.

capitol hill mobile workshop

john feit
rail~volution 2013  |  seattle, wa
20-23 october 2013

Capitol Hill is an engaged, urban neighborhood that was wary of Sound Transit coming to neighborhood due to the agency’s challenges in developing previous TOD sites effectively and saw that our best chances for a successful outcome for both ST and the community was early involvement in ST’s planning processes.

developing leadership: mentoring in a dynamic profession

nancy clanton  |  grace h. kim  |  john martin  |  cynthia murphy
IALD enlighten americas 2013 conference | montreal, qc
03-05 october 2013

Without strong mentorship, it is nearly impossible for an emerging lighting designer to develop into a polished, well-rounded professional. Whether a designer comes from an education in theatre, engineering or architecture, there is plenty left to learn about the art, science and business of lighting. We will explore the needs and challenges associated with mentoring in the lighting community, examine successful traditional and non-traditional mentoring programs from associated industries and discuss ways that mentoring could be effectively implemented in the lighting community to develop tomorrow's leaders.

cohousing: a sustainable model for living independently

grace h. kim  |  anne glass  |  michael lester miller
LeadingAge washington's annual conference  |  vancouver, wa
11 june 2013

Cohousing is an intentional neighborhood where residents know and care about each other. Residents have private homes but possess a strong desire to build community through shared meals, social events and work parties. The physical design promotes social contact. Originating in Denmark in the 70’s, there are more than 120 built communities in the U.S. The first three elder cohousing communities opened between 2005-2007. Presenters will share research findings and anecdotal evidence that demonstrates how cohousing supports independent living. Learn how senior housing providers might offer services to allow those who prefer this housing option to live independently longer.

speed mentoring

aia seattle  |  young architects forum - women in design  |  seattle, wa
22 may 2013

The Young Architect Forum and Women in Design invites you to a fast-paced and fun way to meet others in our industry. Intended to connect architectural professionals at all experience levels in Seattle’s design community, Speed Mentoring gives you the chance to meet each other, socialize with old friends, and make new friends and contacts in an exciting and upbeat social environment. Take the stress out of approaching someone new. Meet one-on-one and share a little about yourself with up to five other professionals who are also interested in developing a mentoring relationship. Find someone with the same challenges as you and share your stories. It really is that easy!

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sustainable street networks principles

american planning association conference  |  chicago, il
13 april 2013

eco districts

mike mariano
northwest inter-agency partnership for sustainable communities  |  seattle, wa
22 march 2013

speed mentoring

aia seattle  |  women in design  |  seattle, wa
02  february 2013

Women in Design invites you to a fast-paced and fun way to meet others in our industry. Intended to connect architectural professionals at all experience levels in Seattle’s design community, Speed Mentoring gives you the chance to meet each other, socialize with old friends, and make new friends and contacts in an exciting and upbeat social environment. Take the stress out of approaching someone new. Meet one-on-one and share a little about yourself with up to five other professionals who are also interested in developing a mentoring relationship. Find someone with the same challenges as you and share your stories. It really is that easy! 
 

modular construction for affordable housing

grace h. kim  |  heather bunn  |  conor hansen  |  luther sligh  |  garrett hodgins
housing development consortium brown bag  |  everett, wa
29 january 2013
 

2012

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urban edibles:  continuously productive urban landscapes as elements in ecodistrict formation

joseph readdy  |  ann forsthoefel  |  kirk paulsen  |  jessica roberts  |  nicole storey  |  adam varat
urban interventions pecha kucha style  |  ecodistricts summit 2012  |  portland, or
23-26  october 2012

In the 20 slides, 20 second Pecha Kucha tradition, presenters will share the new wave of urban interventions sweeping our cities.  From redefining public spaces to innovative transportation solutions, hear from panelists on a wide range of urban solutions.

inclusive communities:  design for a changing world

joseph readdy  |  marcy mcinelly  |  eli spevak  |  ben schonberger
2012 housing land advocates conference  |  portland, or
14 september 2012

cohousing: re-creating the village

grace h. kim  |  jen witsoe  |  michele domash  |  eli spevek
seattle architecture foundation  |  seattle, wa
11 september 2012

What does “quality of life” mean: having neighbors who know and help one another—maybe even sharing meals and working together to live lighter? That’s the concept of “cohousing,” a way of life designed to encourage social interaction and investment in the greater good, as well as serve as a model for sustainable urban communities. The Seattle Architecture Foundation’s 2012-13 lecture series Developing Community Through Design kicks off with a discussion of co-housing as an alternative to the single-family suburban home from the perspectives of the architect, the developer, and the resident of co-housing communities. 

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speed kills - urbanism

joseph readdy  |  james rojas  |  lydia tan
2012 pro-walk pro-bike pro-place conference  |  longbeach, ca
10-13 september 2012

Streets serve two fundamental needs: they connect people to destinations (though a wide range of modes) and they serve as Places, stages for the activities of daily living. While the best land use plan is a transportation plan, we've been making mobility, especially high-speed auto-mobility, our priority for the last seventy-five years at the expense of the fabric of our cities. In a future of diminishing resources, cities that support the short, sustainable trip will have the upper hand, while cities that continue to prioritize long and unsustainable trips will be at a competitive disadvantage.

common house design

grace h. kim
annual cohousing conference  |  oakland, ca
15-17 june, 2012

The common house is the heart of every cohousing community, so the physical design of this space is critical to the level of communitas that is developed over time. I have spent a considerable amount of time researching, documenting and designing common spaces in multifamily projects as well as writing a pattern language for how to design a common house. I will share my insights while illustrating my ideas with a visual library of images from common houses in Denmark and across North America. This session is helpful not only to forming communities, but also to residents of built communities who wish to update their common house.

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cohousing 101 - curious about cohousing?

grace h. kim
seattle, wa
21 april 2012

Are you interested in living lightly on the earth, knowing and working cooperatively with your neighbors, reducing your household chores (cooking, cleaning, yardwork, sharing resources (woodshop, bikeshop, art space, kids play area)?  If you are seeking an alternative to how you currently live, attend this informational session on cohousing – community oriented, cooperatively managed, but independently owned housing.

cohousing: a model for aging in community

grace h. kim
2012 aging your way summit  |  senior services  |  seattle, wa
21 march 2012

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2011

transit oriented design 

mike mariano  |  josh brower  |  scott kirkpatrick  |  david hewitt
seattle architecture foundation  |  seattle, wa
15 november 2011

Large-scale transit projects are creating new and exciting opportunities for the design and implementation of transit-oriented development in the region.  Panelists Scott Kirkpatrick of Sound Transit, Josh Brower of the Seattle Planning Commission, Mike Mariano of schemata workshop, and David Hewitt (HEWITT) discuss their varied roles and perspectives on systemwide station-area planning, long-range land-use policymaking, and community engagement with the design process and completed transit-related projects. Presented by The Seattle Architecture Foundation as part of its lecture series “Interacting with Design,” which explores the ways people and communities interact with design in small and large developments.

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cohousing and CLTs

grace h. kim  |  rebecca lane  |  greg rosenburg  |  crystal fisher
national community land trust conference  |  seattle, wa
27 october 2011

affordable cohousing: making it work for low-income families

grace h. kim
national cohousing conference  |  spokane, wa
17-19 june 2011

This session will provide examples of how cohousing communities across the nation have partnered with local public housing authorities, community land trusts and effectively utilized HUD programs to achieve affordable models for community oriented housing.

mentorship – a team approach

grace h. kim
aiasf mentorship program kick-off  |  san francisco, ca
23 march 2011

 

2010

affordable cohousing: making it work for low-income families

grace h. kim  |  mike mariano
housing washington conference  |  spokane, wa
19 october 2010

This session will provide examples of how cohousing communities across the nation have partnered with local public housing authorities, community land trusts and effectively utilized HUD programs to achieve affordable models for community oriented housing.

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cohousing 101

grace h. kim  |  eris weaver
national cohousing conference  |  boulder, co
18-20 june 2010

First-time conference attendees should consider attending this session prior to any others. Participants will learn the basic concepts of cohousing and the jargon typically used in the various conference sessions. This informative session will feature lots of slides to help illustrate ideas. A lively Q&A session will prepare participants for a positive conference experience.

affordable cohousing task group

grace h. kim |  david entin
national cohousing conference  |  boulder, co
18-20 june 2010

The Affordable Cohousing Task Group will share its findings about methods for incorporating affordable units into new and built communities. These strategies will be for both individuals as well as communities. The Task Group will share the Goals and Advocacy plan for the 2011 National Cohousing Conference that will take place in Washington, DC. Attendees will be invited to ask questions and volunteer to participate in the planning for the upcoming year.

cohousing overview

grace h. kim |  laird schaub
national cohousing conference  |  boulder, co
18-20 june 2010

In the world of intentional communities, cohousing is the new kid on the block. In this session, participants will have the opportunity to learn from community network veterans who live on the block. We'll explore the ways in which cohousing is unique and the ways in which it isn't. While the main focus will be on what's happening in the U.S., we'll also provide an overview of developments in Denmark, where cohousing originated. It's a big world out there, and the good news is that we all have more allies in our efforts to build a better world than we know.

2009

making cohousing affordable

grace h. kim
housing washington conference  |  tacoma, wa

29 september 2009

outakes from the survival guide to architectural internship & career development

grace h. kim
aia northwest and pacific region conference  |  anchorage, ak
18 september 2009

internship & career development

grace h. kim
aia tennessee convention & expo |  knoxville, tn
31 july 2009

Grace Kim has literally written the book on understanding the choices and decisions architects confront on the road from student to practitioner. She takes the mystery out of the intern process, offering advice on getting that first job, navigating IDP, and taking the ARE. She will also discuss protecting employee rights, receiving a fair salary, finding a mentor, nontraditional paths, working abroad and starting one’s own firm.

speed mentoring: see how you grow

grace h. kim
aia tennessee convention  |  knoxville, tn
31 july 2009

Familiar with speed dating? You get five minutes to tell someone about yourself and to learn about the other person, a bell sounds, you move on to the next person and start again. In this session, mentoring will be approached in the same way. The program is fast paced, active and reactive. The goal is to tap into the profession’s best resource: each other. No matter where you are in your architectural career, you can be a mentor, and can be mentored as well. Ready, set, go!

cohousing 101

grace h. kim  |  eris weaver
national cohousing conference  |  seattle, wa
26-27 june 2009

First-time conference attendees should consider attending this session prior to any others. Participants will learn the basic concepts of cohousing and the jargon typically used in the various conference sessions. This informative session will feature lots of slides to help illustrate ideas. A lively Q&A session will prepare participants for a positive conference experience.

three's company: the collaboration between owner, architect and contractor at daybreak cohousing

grace h. kim  |  kristin wells  | gabe genauer
national cohousing conference  |  seattle, wa
26-27 june 2009

 

lucy reile  |  michael j. meehan  |  grace h. kim  |  derek c. webb
aia  |  aia podnet
26 may 2009

Mentoring is an important part of the architecture profession during all stages of career development. The AIA acknowledges the importance of mentoring in the AIA Code of Ethics, which encourages members to "nurture their fellow professionals as they progress through stages of their career, beginning with professional education in the academy, progressing through internship, and continuing throughout their career."

speed mentoring: developing you, an emerging professional

grace h. kim
aia national convention  |  san francisco, ca
02 may 2009

Familiar with speed dating? You get five minutes to tell someone about yourself and to learn about the other person, a bell sounds, you move on to the next person and start again. In this session, mentoring will be approached in the same way. The program is fast paced, active and reactive. The goal is to tap into the profession’s best resource: each other. No matter where you are in your architectural career, you can be a mentor, and can be mentored as well. Ready, set, go!

2008

a retrospective of danish cohousing

grace h. kim
national cohousing conference  |  boston, ma
14-15 june 2008

This session will provide a comprehensive overview of successful cohousing communities throughout Denmark. Photographs and floor plans from over 20 communities will be presented. Anecdotes from current residents as well as architects of cohousing will be shared via audio recordings. Communities featured include Saettedammen, Jystrup Savvaerket, Jernstoberiet, Aadelen I and II, Jerngaarden, and Bo90—representing rural, suburban, and urban settings as well as a range of community sizes.

mentoring: three modern approaches

grace h. kim  |  michael meehan  |  lucy reile  |  wyatt frantom
aia national convention  |  boston, ma
16 may 2008

speed mentoring: developing you - an emerging professional

grace h. kim  |  lee w. waldrep  |  jaclyn toole
aia national convention  |  boston, ma
16 may 2008

2007

a simple story about architecture beyond graduation

grace h. kim  |  mike mariano
aias quad conference  |  knoxville, tn
april 2007