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2022 Online Continuing Education Opportunities

There’s still time to squeeze in those final CEUs with these online learning opportunities from 2022! We encourage members to take advantage of quality on-demand online learning programs through AIA Seattle’s partnership with aecKnowledge, AIAU, and other AIA Components’ programming.

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Continued Connection

A message for our valued AIA Seattle Community,  Summer has finally found us in Seattle, and all around us are signs of increasing community engagement. In our highly hybrid and virtual times, our committees and staff team at AIA Seattle are

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2022 Small Firm Series

In this 3-part Small Firm Series, Rena M. Klein and her colleagues at CVG will share fundamental knowledge, strategies, tools, and resources for successful small firm adaptation and transformation. Tailored to the needs and interests of small firm practitioners, these

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International Women’s Day 2022

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In principle and in practice, AIA Seattle values and seeks diverse and inclusive participation within the field of architecture. Over 60% of AIA Seattle leaders are women, including Board, Committee Chairs, and Staff, and our chapter continues to exceed the national average

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2022 Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort

This four-part, peer-based learning program was designed by a team of architects and allied professionals to specifically provide architecture and allied firms the tools and community to meet the explicit goals and metrics laid out in NOMA NW’s Call-to-Action. It

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Register Now for our Upcoming Road to Code Seminars

Join us for four upcoming sessions to learn from Code experts.  Session 1 | Road to Code | Code Requirements for Doors and Hardware February 17, 2022 | ONLINE | 12:00PM – 2:00PM // Class Credit: 2 LU/HSW Session 2 | Road

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Recipient Announced for 2021 Northwest Washington Section Scholarship

2021-22 Recipient: My name is Ciera Gordon. After graduating from Burlington-Edison High School, I studied architecture and mechanical engineering with a minor in energy studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I am currently in the final year of the

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Design Review Reform

*This page is not intended for your reference, not the public – please do not forward the link*   Seattle Design Review Coalition Documents Seattle for Everyone issue page Seattle Design Review recommendations    7/21 Design Review talking points for

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AHC Call for Board Members 2021

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The Architecture for Health Committee is pleased to open the call for new members to its board. The committee is seeking two replacements this year: Architect member from Washington Affiliate member from Oregon  Architect Board Member Thane Eddington and Affiliate Board

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AHC: Call for For Fall 2021 Conference Lightning Talks

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OVERVIEW This year’s AIA AHC Fall Event includes two days of virtual interdisciplinary presentations, design case studies, and conversations continuing the theme of resiliency in design and construction, while maintaining our focus on emotional well-being and mental health for all

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Climate News Roll

AUGUST 2021 AIA Media Outreach In the wake of the “heat dome,” The Everett Herald ran an op-ed by AIA Seattle Board Member Michael Stevens AIA of Dykeman Architects about the use of heat pumps as a climate-friendly way to

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Career Ladder Webinar

Asian American Designers Union (AADU) is a committee that was established under AIA Seattle earlier this year. Conceived as a support system that connects, empowers, and advocates for Asian American designers here in the Seattle area, AADU assists in promoting

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Day of Dialogue: Design for Early Learning

Over four segments, this year’s Day of Dialogue will provide a forum for leading-edge thinking around the design of spaces for early learning, with a focus on the impact these spaces have on the child, educator, family and community. Where

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AHC Honor of Distinction – Call for Nominations

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Early in 2020, the AHC Board introduced an initiative to dedicate time and resources to recognize members of our AHC community who have gone above and beyond in their careers to contribute, mentor and lead. This AIA AHC Honor of

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2021 Honor Awards

AIA Seattle’s Honor Awards for Washington Architecture is a nationally-recognized program that explores and honors projects designed by architects throughout the state of Washington. This annual program provides an important opportunity for the design community to share and celebrate its

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: 2021 Northwest Washington Design Awards

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AIA Northwest Washington’s Steering Committee invites you to share your most dynamic, new work! We invite you to submit to AIA Northwest Washington’s 2021 Design Awards. The intent of the Design Awards is to encourage excellence in architectural design and

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Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort

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This four-part, peer-based learning program was designed by a team of architects and allied professionals over the past nine months to specifically provide architecture and allied firms the tools and community to meet the explicit goals and metrics laid out

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2021 Northwest Washington Section Scholarship

AIA Northwest Washington - A Section of AIA Seattle

AIA Northwest Washington Section is proud to offer its annual scholarship fund, designed to encourage and assist local residents pursuing a degree in architecture. The scholarship is open to students (inclusive of those with immediately family) from Whatcom, Skagit, Island,

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THE STATE OF HIGHER EDUCATION – A LOOK AT TODAY & TOMORROW

White background, with red-to-blue gradient image of small group, duo, and independent education images with VR and computers. Text: The State of Higher Education; A look at Today and Tomorrow; A panel discussion of what is working, what's not, and what to try next. Wednesday, January 20th, 12-1pm PST

While the pandemic shone a spotlight on the vulnerabilities that have plagued higher education, it also represents an opportunity to improve the system holistically. As an extension of DLR Group’s ongoing research into The Evolution of CampusSM, Jackie Eckhardt moderates

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Register Now for our Upcoming Decoded Seminars

Join us for five upcoming sessions to learn from Code experts.  Session 1 | Decoded | Tall Wood: A New Path Forward – Code Provisions and Design Steps February 24, 2021 | ONLINE | 12:00PM – 2:00PM // Class Credit:

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Benefits of Resilient Design in New Construction

A new generation of buildings featuring resilient design will perform better in earthquakes with less damage, faster recovery, and reduced repair and business interruption costs. Read more

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Advocacy Update – October 2020

  VOTE! Don’t forget to submit your ballot by Nov. 3. If you are not registered, the deadline is Oct. 26 for mail or online registrations, but you can register to vote up to Nov. 3 if you show up

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Design After Quarantine Series

Join us for an extended look at how design is impacted by the COVID pandemic. BACK TO THE OFFICE: RETURN STRATEGIES June 2020 These town halls, one for medium-large firms and one for small firms, explored how firms and individuals

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2020 Honor Awards

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The Honor Awards for Washington Architecture is AIA Seattle’s annual marquee program, drawing hundreds of attendees to an event of unique rigor and breadth. This nationally-recognized program provides an important opportunity for the design community to share and celebrate its

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2020 Northwest Washington Design Awards

AIA Northwest Washington’s Steering Committee invites you to share your most dynamic, new work! Join us as we celebrate the best architectural designs available from the AIA members in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties for the Northwest Washington

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AIA Seattle Racial Justice Commitments

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As AIA Seattle reflects on our pursuit of racial justice, we are committing to a process of transparency in what measurable actions we are taking. As a member-led organization, we are establishing this evolving list for the sake of mutual accountability —

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YAF + UDF Release Design Competition

The Young Architects Forum and Urban Design Forum recently released a design competition that is live now! This competition seeks ideas and proposals for incrementally reshaping our region’s automobile-centric areas towards walking and transit. The competition is open to anyone

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Missing Middle Housing Reading List

The Housing Imperative Nine Totally Necessary Evolutionary Changes for Seattle’s Residential Neighborhoods     The Urbanist     4.16.20 Cities turn to ‘missing middle’ housing to keep older millennials from leaving     Washington Post     12.9.17 Bring Back Missing Middle Housing     AARP     2019 History of Seattle

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Diversity By Design

  Visit the Diversity by Design website to see projects that have already been submitted. By continuing to promote and share the impact and experiences as underrepresented designers, Diversity Roundtable hopes to encourage not only youth but currently practicing professionals

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AIA Seattle Statement on Racial Injustice

AIA Seattle Racial Injustice Statement

Dear AIA Seattle Members and Community At-Large, AIA Seattle joins powerful community voices raised to condemn the murder of George Floyd and the broader system of racism, violence, injustice and inequity that it represents. We see the sustained anguish of Black people

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Reopening the Workplace Resources

As this public health crisis continues to evolve, we are committed to providing as many up to date resources as possible. Since many counties are being – or have been – approved for Governor Jay Inslee’s “Phase 2,” there is

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2020 Northwest Washington Section Scholarship

AIA Northwest Washington - A Section of AIA Seattle

AIA Northwest Washington Section is proud to offer its annual scholarship fund, designed to encourage and assist local residents pursuing a degree in architecture. The scholarship is open to students (inclusive of those with immediately family) from Whatcom, Skagit, Island,

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More Design Review Guidance

On April 27th, City Council passed emergency legislation making temporary six-month land use permitting process changes that: Exempt affordable housing from design review Keep projects normally subject to Design Review moving forward by allowing City staff to complete review processes

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Call for Proposals – Member Access Events

AIA Seattle is seeking members of our community to offer one-hour, free skill-shares to our members for the purposes of networking and community-building. We’re interested in architectural and non-architectural skills! Suggested skills include: meditation, sketching, watercolor, architectural tech tutorials, drafting,

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Advocacy Update – April 2020

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As we all work to navigate these unprecedented times, AIA Seattle and AIA Washington Council are working to make sure you have the resources you need to take advantage of federal, state, and local programs designed to help firms and

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Gov. Inslee’s Shelter in Place Order

Gov. Inslee’s Stay Home Stay Healthy has been extended to May 4. The order outlines the requirements for all people to remain in their homes “except to conduct or participate in essential activities and/or employment in providing essential business services.”

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