Being a part of Notkin means supporting the local community. One of the firm's primary organizations is Childhaven. Since 1996, Notkin staff have supported children and their families for Childhaven's Eli Creekmore Kindergarten Start-up and Holiday Adopt-a-Family programs.
Relative to the A/E/C industry, Notkin supports the Seattle Architectural Foundation and the AIA Seattle Chapter as an Allied Partner. In addition, Notkin supports several programs focused on educating the public about engineering through presentations to community colleges and participation in the ACE Mentor Program sponsored by the American Council of Engineering Companies/ACEC-WA. (See Seattle Daily Journal of Commerce article about the ACE Mentor Program, "An ACE in the hole for high schoolers," March 25, 2004, Construction & Equipment 2004 Special Section.)
Other involvement includes staff presentations to community organizations:
LEED Technologies. Society of Women Engineers Pacific Northwest, August 2012 . Presenter: Sandy Bonderman.
ME Leadership Seminar Series 2011. University of Washington, February 2011. Presenter: John Rowland.
Federal Forms – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: Strategy and Techniques for Winning Proposals. Seattle Chapter SMPS, January 2011. Presenter: Marcie Lohr.
Auburn Area Middle School Conference. Auburn School District, Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce and Communities in Schools/Auburn, January 2010. Presenter: Darren Schwend.
Hospitals of the 21st Century | Exceptional Places to Heal and Work at Lower Costs. ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter, December 2009. Panelist: John Rowland.
Beyond the Basics of Marketing in the A/E/C Industry. Seattle Chapter Society for Design Administration, November 2009. Presenter: Marcie Lohr.
Fan Wall Technology Education Event. Puget Sound Chapter Washington State Society of Health Care Engineering, May 2008. Presenter: Darren Schwend.
Business of Green, Communicating Technical Information. Engineering Vision 2030, March 2008. Panelist: Marcie Lohr.
Cultivating Leadership. 2007 ACEC Washington Fall Conference. Panelist: John Rowland.
Medical Design Forum 2006, "Design for Disaster". AIA Seattle Continuing Education and AHP Programs, March 2006. Presenter: Sandy Bonderman.
Strategic Marketing. ACEC-WA 2004 Spring Conference, April 2004. Panelist: John Rowland.
Managing the Impact of the New Washington State Building Code: Mechanical Provisions 2003 IBC. Seattle AIA Workshop, January 2004. Panelist: Sandy Bonderman.
Energy Use in Data Centers: Alternate Energy Sources. 24 x 7 Exchange Planning Organization, October 2003. Presenter: John Rowland.
Experience Music Project. ASME-Seattle Chapter, September 2000. Presenter: Sandy Bonderman.