Seattle has over an estimated 1,000 unreinforced masonry structures.  These URMs are highly susceptible to severe damage in earthquakes.  URM What? will explain the geologic hazards facing Seattle and why URMs are susceptible to this intense damage.  In the second half of the class, retrofit techniques and city policies addressing URMs will be addressed in detail.

This is the first session in our Code Dependant Series.

Despite increasing diversity in students and young professionals entering the field, architecture remains a remarkably homogeneous profession. How can we help retain more diverse voices in our profession? As practitioners, what can we do? Using topics and resources from the just-released AIA Guides for Equitable Practice, this event series is a recurring monthly, small group based discussion. Each month we will gather to discuss a different topic, and explore how we can promote equity, diversity and inclusion within our own firms.

The AIA Seattle Social Hour Series is a bimonthly gathering presented by the Seattle International Architecture Forum and Diversity Roundtable committees to encourage connections amongst diverse practitioners within the Seattle design community.

Mark your calendar & click to print the 2019 SIAF + DRT Social Hour Schedule to post at your firm!

Also join these committees at their upcoming events:

SPARC Home Tour #10: The Transformation of an Existing Residence | March 25

COTE’s What Architects Need to Know About Trees | March 28

Solo Practitioner Roundtable (SPRout) | April 4

and SPARC’s Home Tour #11 – The Roost Live/Work | April 9

The AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series is a monthly gathering presented by the Young Architects Forum and Women in Design committees to encourage connections within the Seattle design community. This year’s happy hours will highlight connections between designers and builders throughout the design and construction process.

Print the 2019 Happy Hour Series Poster to pin up at your firm and join us every second Thursday through December!

In principle and in practice, AIA Seattle values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the field of architecture.

Learn more about upcoming events and resources working to advance gender equity within the profession, plus recommended reading and Women’s Day 2019 events in Seattle and beyond.

Congratulations to Ruth Baleiko FAIA and John Harrison FAIA on being elevated to the prestigious AIA College of Fellows! We are extremely fortunate to have each of these AIA Seattle Members as leaders in our talented and dedicated design community. We look forward to celebrating their achievements at the investiture ceremony during the AIA Conference on Architecturein Las Vegas, June 6–8, and at our annual President’s Dinner hosted by AIA Seattle on Saturday, June 15.

Recipient of AIA Seattle’s 2018 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, Laura Bartunek Assoc. AIA explored the concept of rain as a creative catalyst within design. The exhibit catalogs these tales of rain through a series of climate illustrations and architectural research models, asking and inspiring us to think differently about our weather.  Visit us and her exhibit @ the Center, beginning March 7 with the Opening Night Reception. 

This month in federal, state, and local advocacy: Representatives from AIA Seattle attend AIA Grassroots conference in Washington, D.C.; updates from the capitol and Shift Zero; MHA passes, and more. PLUS opportunities to get engaged, and upcoming advocacy-focused meetings and events. Read the full March Advocacy Update here.

Join AIA Northwest Washington in Mount Vernon April 19, 9am – 3pm for an IBC Code Updates session reviewing core requirements such as: occupancy classifications, construction type, means of egress, and special uses. Fire Protection & Life Safety 101 will also be covered.

And Save the Date for August 23 for the 2019 AIA NWW / AGC Scholarship Golf Tournament in Burlington, Washington.

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival 2018: TRUST

The 2018 Seattle Design Festival was September 6-21. Read more