Designers Making Change

American Institute of Architects “Designers Making Change” Exhibit

client: American Institute of Architects (AIA), Seattle Chapter
location: Seattle, WA| size: 270 sq ft wall opened: 2009


In 2009, Mindy volunteered to work for the Committee on the Environment with the local chapter of the AIA, but was told that that Committee was full. Instead, the AIA asked if she would give them advice about putting up exhibits within their cramped office space. Over the course of a year or so, she donated her time to this effect, and also designed and developed a small, no-budget exhibit displaying the work of socially conscientious designers. For the show, she wrote the text on the wall and encouraged architect visitors to participate by asking them questions such as “What good are you doing as a designer?” Hopefully, this show itself submitted at least one, humble response from the show’s designer.

Brad Barnett was the AIA office manager who managed the collection of the posters and who organized volunteers to paint and hang the boards.