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Affordable Housing: Stretching the Possibilities

May 24, 2016, 5:30 pm7:30 pm

Tuesday, May 24 – As our community struggles with breakneck growth and questions of social equity, is it possible to create housing that’s affordable, beautiful, and green? What would it take? Join us at the Center for Architecture & Design for a spirited conversation among architects, leaders in affordable housing, and champions of sustainability.

5:30 PMHors d’oeuvres & refreshments served
6:00 PM
Program begins

This event is currently at capacity. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please email Lauren Zondag (lzondag@forterra.org).

Join us at the next Seed & Feed, “Working Forest, Changing Climate, New Investments?” on June 2!


Casey Huang, Associate Principal, Mithun. A national leader in sustainable design and urbanism since 1949, we look for and find connections – the universal in the specific, and ways to balance the human and natural worlds.
Grace Kim, Founding Principal, Schemata Workshop. Schemata Workshop is an architecture and urban design practice that empowers people and their communities.
Marty Kooistra, Executive Director, Housing Development Consortium (HDC). Through education, advocacy and leadership, HDC supports and inspires its members as they work collaboratively to meet the housing needs of limited-income people throughout King County.
Gordon McHenry, President and CEO, Solid Ground. Since 1974 Solid Ground has been helping people living on low incomes to achieve the well-being needed to reach their fullest potential.
Faith Li Pettis, co-chair, Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA); Partner, Pacifica Law Group. HALA is a multi-pronged strategy for addressing the housing affordability crisis in Seattle.

Moderated by Tory Laughlin Taylor, former Deputy Director, Bellwether Housing; Chief Operating Officer, Forterra.

Thank you to the Center for Architecture & Design for hosting Forterra’s Seed & Feed.

Seed & Feed is a series of talks by acclaimed thinkers addressing critical issues impacting the sustainability of our region.

Photo by Tiffany Von Arnim


May 24, 2016
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm


Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Ave WA 98104 United States


Lauren Zondag

Thank you to our event host—