and join us at these other upcoming committee events:

CAE’s Libraries as Learning Spaces | February 11

2020 Path to Fellowship | February 25

YAF + WID Happy Hour | February 27

and don’t miss committee’s regularly scheduled monthly meetings – check the calendar here.

AIA Seattle’s Codes Committee presents its first seminar of 2020. This seminar reviews the latest technological advances in electrical energy production and storage, and the fire safety and fire protection regulations regarding the installation, maintenance, and use of these types of systems. Specifically, the seminar reviews the recent changes to the 2018 International Fire Code in Chapter 6 and Chapter 12 governing emergency and standby power systems, photovoltaic power systems, stationary fuel cells, and battery energy storage systems. Register here.

Submit by February 28 to showcase your work as an AIA Seattle Home of Distinction in the Fall / Winter 2020-21 Seattle magazine & online! Projects selected through the Home of Distinction program are showcased to Seattle magazine’s 270,000 readers and 175,000+ monthly online visitors. Check out the latest Home of Distinction online or in the November 2019 print issue.

Revised and refined since the 2019 sold-out premier, this 4-part project management series is tailored to prepare practitioners for the deep interdisciplinary collaboration that distinguishes design and construction practice in our region. Getting it Done: The Art of Project Management will focus on the “secret sauce” and most powerful components of successful project management: Communication, Collaboration and Client Care. Learn more and register here.

For many years, our focus as a professional association has been on reducing or eliminating operating carbon from new buildings. But the significant scale and urgent timeframe of our climate crisis demand interventions that are broad and immediate, and that recognize decarbonization is directly correlated to health, safety, and equity in our communities. Join us on April 21 for a full day summit to learn from thought leaders and identify immediate actions we can take to accelerate decarbonization in the built environment.

Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies explores the notion of balance by posing a series of questions about how we can focus emerging technologies towards the human experience and develop best urban practices to make our cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.

Join us for related programming:
The Emerging Smart City: Augmented Reality Workshop | February 6

Data, Technology and the Re-Imagined City | February 18

AIA Northwest Washington (NWW) serves our members in North Puget Sound, supporting and promoting the design profession through educational programs and other activities. Check here for their latest updates.

And congratulations to all the 2019 NWW Design Awards winners! 

This month in state and local advocacy: The 2020 state legislative session is underway in Olympia; the Seattle Planning Commission weighs in on a new growth strategy for Seattle; Mayor Durkan issues a directive for all-electric municipal buildings; Seattle’s pre-approved DADU program is open for submittals; SDCI seeks Accela feedback; and more! Read the full January Advocacy Update here.

AIA Seattle believes our world needs the visionary and integrative thinking of architects and designers, and that design solutions can positively impact our communities. Guided by our values of excellence, advocacy, integrity, equity and stewardship, we prepare our profession to lead, and deploy design to make a difference, so that we are all able to do our best work in a culture of design the fosters equitable, resilient, thriving communities. Read about the planning process, member feedback and our mission, vision, values in our new strategic plan.

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - August 15-23, 2020. Read more