Also join other committees at their upcoming events:

Tour of 8th & Howell with YAF | July 18

SIAF & Diversity Roundtable Social Hour | July 19

PPB’s Pre-approved DADU Plans Open Forum | July 23

and Designing for Special Populations | July 24

Join us July 25 for Session 3 of Got Codes?: Assembly! This half-day program will provide valuable insight into the 2015 Seattle Building Code (SBC) and how city staff interpret the SBC as it applies to assembly spaces. Expert speakers will review relevant topics such as occupant load factors; security vs free egress; and structural impacts of assembly live loads in existing buildings. Finally, the session will highlight code provisions designers most often struggle with meeting in assembly spaces and offer potential code-based solutions.

Selection panels are expanding the Q&A portion of project interviews and using surprise “paper airplane” exercises to better understand how A/E/C teams work together. These more conversational-focused interviews require a different type of approach. Join Scott Johnston, principal at Johnston Training Group at Smart Answers to Tough Questions to learn how to prepare for and answer challenging questions, manage interactive exercises, and draw out critical information from the panelists during project interviews.

Calling all interns! AIA Seattle wants to offer the next generation of talent a forum to connect with each other and established members of the local design community. Enjoy an evening of music, drinks and networking while showing off your work. Digital and printed portfolios are welcome. All levels of associates and architects are invited and encouraged to share advice with interns at this networking event. Register Today.

Depicting a building, a house or an interior space is an art on its own. Join us for our next Member Access event with Moris Moreno, professional Architectural and Interior Design photographer, who will share his insights on how to get the most out of your project photoshoots with any photographer. The conversation will include the elements such as the briefing process, walkthroughs, usage rights and releases, weather and sun location, styling and post-production. Register Today.

Join Richard Forbes of REI as he explores how gear developments and best practices can help us keep ourselves comfortable and protect our wilderness for future generations. Humans have voyaged into the backcountry for thousands of years to find adventure and solitude and the last few decades have seen an incredible increase in technical outdoor gear. Adventurous designers and engineers have applied cutting-edge manufacturing techniques to outdoor sports, and at the same time, outdoor participation has skyrocketed. FREE –  More information and register here.

Have fun golfing as we raise scholarship money to help students in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction pave the way to a great career. The tournament will be held at Avalon Golf Links in Burlington WA | August 24. Included in your registration is lunch, a bucket of range balls, 18 holes of golf, a delicious dinner and awards program, and some great raffle prizes – don’t miss out! Register Now

In this issue of our monthly Advocacy Update: AIA Washington Council’s proposal for the use of mass timber in tall buildings is under review by the SBCC’s technical advisory groups, SDCI publishes a final joint Director’s Rule on Early Community Outreach for Design Review, AIA Seattle Submits Comments on Seattle’s ADU Draft EIS, AIA Seattle weighs-in on Seattle’s MHA Proposal, and opportunities to get involved in statewide policy issues.

Design in Public

Installation Power of Consequence by Signal Architecture + Research & Equinox Studios COG at the 2017 Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Seattle Design Festival 2017: POWER

The 2017 Seattle Design Festival was September 9-22. Read more


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