Mayor Mike McGinn is looking for one landscape architect and one urban planner to serve on the Seattle Design Commission.
SEATTLE — Mayor Mike McGinn is looking for an artist to serve on the Seattle Design Commission.
The artist would provide advice, as a member of the commission, on plans for new public projects such as fire stations, parks, and streetscapes, and on major projects that affect the whole city, such as the waterfront and light rail stations. The artist would also serve as the Design Commission’s liaison on the Public Art Advisory Committee
The Seattle Design Commission Chair Julie Bassuk announced the winners of the commission’s 2010-2011 Design Excellence Awards. The five winning projects were selected from the many public buildings, parks, open spaces, and vision plans completed in Seattle in the past two years. They were chosen because they promote the mission and exemplify the values of the Seattle Design Commission: inspired design, contextual integration, innovative sustainability, social inclusion, exemplary partnerships, effective investment, and impeccable execution. For the first time an “In the Works” award was given to a project that hasn’t been constructed, but has had an exemplary design process and holds outstanding potential.
Mayor Mike McGinn is looking for a new Seattle Design Commission member to fill the At-Large position. The term will start as soon as possible and extend through February 2013, with the possibility of renewing for another two year term. The ten member commission includes architects, urban designers, environmental designers, urban planners, landscape architects, engineers, an artist, a member‐at‐large, and one member from Get Engaged, the YMCA Young Civic Leaders Program.