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Why Architects Should Pay Big Attention to Tiny Houses

an AIA Codes Advocacy Webinar

Thursday, December 15, 2016
Free and open to all
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Tiny houses are more than just houses built on trailers. Building codes and zoning ordinances are evolving to allow tiny houses in urban areas so it’s time we take a serious look at the potential of this housing type. We’ll define the three types of tiny houses and review the latest ICC building code proposals to address tiny houses. This will help AIA members focused on housing understand why and how they may provide services for owners interested in tiny houses.

About the Presenters:

Ryan Taylor, AIA – Founder, Ryan Taylor Architects | AIA C&S Committee Member

Ryan Taylor founded Ryan Taylor Architects LLC in 2002 to change the scale of his practice from commercial work to residential projects: renovations, additions and new construction. Ryan shares a combination of experience in commercial work, residential practice, building code development, legislative work, public speaking and community service with each project team and audience. He’s invested in growing his skill set to include HERS ratings and HVAC design to be ready for our evolving building codes and real estate market.

Robert E. Reed III, Assoc, AIA – Director, Res. & Community Sustainability Services, Southface

Robert is the Director of Residential & Community Sustainability Services at Southface Energy Institute, a non-profit at the forefront of sustainability-planning in the Southeast region advocating for sustainable homes, workplaces, and communities for more than 38 years. He co-led the community interaction and architectural guidelines process for the award-winning Chattahoochee hill Country Land Use Plan, recognized by the Atlanta Regional Commission and the American Society of Landscape Architects. Robert is Past-Chair of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission and is a four-time winner of the Atlanta urban Design Commission Award for homes and communities designed in historic neighborhoods.

Moderator: Paul Karrer – Manager, AIA Building Codes Policy | | (202) 626-2562

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, attendees will be able to…

1) Define the three types of tiny houses.
2) Explain why and how AIA members focused on housing may provider services for tiny houses.
3) Demonstrate the potential for tiny houses in development and increasing density of cities.
4) Identify building code issues related to tiny houses.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.