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Codes: Where to Start—A Primer on Applying Building Codes in Initial Design Phases

Where does design originate? Regardless of form following function or its inverse, professional practice relies upon a basis in designing for compliance with building codes, standards, and regulations. Each of these are subject to change relative to a project’s location. While licensed design professionals are empowered with upholding this firmament of health, safety, and welfare, not all practitioners are equally experienced in reviewing and analyzing this information, especially when it means crossing jurisdictional boundaries.

We invite emerging professionals, young architects, and practitioners looking to start their own firm or expand into new locations to join us for a journey into the building code where we filter down the most important content for initial project development. Learning to navigate this information quickly and integrate it into the schematic design phase is an invaluable skill that improves workflow and reduces design conflicts in later phases.

This meeting may also be attended via video-conferencing – but CEs are through self-reporting. To join remotely, go to, run Zoom Launcher, and use Meeting ID: 473-355-5948

1.5 LU/HSW AIA credits are available.

To learn more about the Codes Committee, visit

The co-chairs of the BSA Codes Committee are:

Tarica Leskiw AIA, CBT Architects, [email protected]
Andrew Kollar AIA, Fused Studios [email protected]
Drake Jacobs AIA, Group One Partners [email protected]

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