Green Salon with Phil Hamlett

Green Salon: Living Principles ScorecardTuesday, March 18th.

With the Green Salon series of events, AIGA Atlanta wants to promote the exchange of innovative ideas and stimulate a discussion around sustainability and the role of designers in this process. Green Salons are informal events aimed at teaching tools and techniques for making your designs more sustainable.

We look forward to seeing you at Green Salon: Living Principles Scorecardwith Phil Hamlett

Green Salon: Living Principles Scorecard - Speaker: PHIL HAMLETT (Co-author The Living Principles for Design).

Assessing the overall sustainability of a design project can be a challenge. To aid designers and design instructors in that process, Living Principles co-architect and ambassador Phil Hamlett has created a new, user-friendly tool. The Living Principles Scorecard, downloadable here, makes it possible to easily rate the various aspects of design work according to the four Living Principles and their component concepts.

The Scorecard, which rates levels of sustainability on a scale of 0-4 (with 0 being “Doing Nothing” and 4 representing “Restoration”), is intended for the studio and the classroom in equal measure. For instance, a design team working on a branding and packaging system for their client might use the Scorecard during the early stages of project planning, applying the scores to each aspect of the proposed solution and then gauging where more sustainable measures might be taken. As part of a design curriculum, the Scorecard can be used during group projects and can stimulate discussion about what goes into sustainable design practice.

About the speaker:

Phil Hamlett has over twenty-three years of experience in a wide variety of design and communications roles. Currently, he is the Graduate Director of the School of Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, the largest private art and design school in the country. His students emerge from the MFA Program as advanced design practitioners and go on to acquire positions at the highest levels of the profession. Prior to the Academy, Phil was communications director at Turner & Associates in San Francisco, and in a previous life, a principal and director of creative services for EAI/Atlanta.

As a member of the AIGA board of directors, the founder of Compostmodern, and a co-author of the Living Principles for Design, he helps set the agenda for sustainable business practice within the design community at large.


This event is FREE to Members and $5.00 Non-Members.

Space is limited, please register in advance so we can reserve adequate space.


Tuesday March 18, 6PM

5 Seasons Westside

1000 Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
Parking is available

When & Where
Tue, Mar 18, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EDT
5 Seasons Westside
1000 Marietta Street NW
Atlanta, GA 30318