February AIA Membership Meeting
The Citizen Architect
A conversation with David Rabbitt and Scott Bartley
Architects are unique professionals who come equipped with specialized skills and responsibilities as well as an understanding of how the built environment affects the wider community. As such, architects have the power to be an important and influential voice in government. There are about 1,250 Citizen Architects in the United States today. These Citizen Architects are civically engaged and help shape community design policies and other public policy in order to benefit the wider population.
Danny Strening, a member of the AIA Redwood Empire Board of Directors and former member of the Santa Rosa Design Review Board, shall introduce and develop an understanding of the Citizen Architect through a brief power point presentation. Participants shall also learn about the AIA's role in supporting civically engaged members of our profession. Mr. Strening shall then introduce and moderate a discussion with two special guest architects, Supervisor David Rabbitt and Council Member Scott Bartley. Each guest holds high profile elected positions within our local government. Participants shall have an opportunity to ask questions pertaining to their roles, experiences, and special remembrances as Citizen Architects.
Supervisor Rabbitt is in his first term on the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors representing the 2nd District. Prior to being elected to the Board of Supervisors, Mr. Rabbitt served on the Petaluma City Council. He is a graduate of the University of Oregon with a Bachelors in Architecture. Prior to being elected to the Board of Supervisors, Mr. Rabbitt was active in the profession as a licensed architect and as a sole-practitioner.
Council Member Bartley was elected to the Santa Rosa City Council in November 2010. He has served extensively in various aspects of City government and volunteering in the community including ten years on the Santa Rosa Design Review Board and seven years on the Santa Rosa Planning Commission. He is a graduate of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a Bachelors in Architecture. Mr. Bartley continues to practice architecture while serving in public office and is a principal in the firm Hall & Bartley Architecture.
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