10x10x10 Green Building Slam!
These annual Chapter-sponsored awards and recognition events brand our organization and continue to build public awareness of green building opportunities. Showcasing pioneering projects is a worthy tradition and is a highly prized form of outreach for more than just design and building professionals.
Green Building Slam History - How it Started (in Seattle)!
10 beers, 10 friends and 10 competing cool projects under consideration!
A number of education committee folks at the time – Marnie Evans, Thor Peterson, Kristian Kicinski, Chris Herman, Matthew Cacho (and probably one or two others) were sitting around a table either at Third Place Books in Ravenna or Sully’s SnoGoose after a Guild meeting, and we had a furious brainstorm of six months worth of topics.
With ideas like Kristian’s ‘Stick Frame Smackdown’ inspiring the idea and Marni’s coining of the name “Green Design Slam”, the 10x10x10 was born. We recognized as a group that there were so many cool projects out there and we wanted to create a buzz around them, in a fun, timed and crazy event! We were also looking for ways to drum up higher attendance. It worked, because for the first time ever, we turned out more than 110 people!
Having been so successful, 10x10x10 became an annual event – and to this day inspires our local community with it’s energy and vibrance! – Alicia Silva