Urban Design Forum

The Urban Design Forum serves members and the community by bringing forward critical issues facing Puget Sound neighborhoods and cities, in order to inform, engage, and support advocacy by AIA Seattle members and others who share a concern for the quality of the built environment.

The Urban Design Forum hosts monthly panel discussions, case studies and presentations. Previous topics have included such topics as bicycle and pedestrian master planning, transit-oriented development, neighborhood planning and more.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

The Urban Design Forum typically hosts events on the 4th Wednesday of the month, though sometimes speaker’s schedules require off-day events.  Please check our calendar on the top-right of this page. To receive upcoming meeting and event details, subscribe to our email list on this page.

Facebook: Urban Design Forum [seattle]
Twitter: @UDFseattle
Instagram: udfseattle

The Urban Design Forum serves AIA Seattle’s Society vision.

RESOURCES

AIA Communities by Design
Washington Chapter of the American Planning Association
Urban Land Institute Northwest

DESIGN COMPETITION – REGION OF SHORT DISTANCES

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In conjunction with YAF, the Urban Design Forum is hosting a design competition for 2020. This competition seeks ideas and proposals for incrementally reshaping our region’s automobile-centric areas towards walking and transit.

Check it out and sign up for updates.

Committee Chair(s):

  • Dylan Glosecki AIA
  • RJ Van Liere AIA
  • Daniel Herhold AIA
  • Andres De Wet
  • Nicolas Vivas
  • Adam Bettcher
  • Lisa Awazu Wellman
  • Contact the Committee Chair(s):

    UrbanDesignForum@aiaseattle.org

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    Files

    In order to view these files, please join the committee.

    Updates from Urban Design Forum

    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

    Earn 7.25 HSW online “Density Done Right” Housing Forum

    Filmed live on May 20 at the 2019 Housing Design Forum, Density Done Right is now available in 7 individual sessions online for up to 7.25 continuing education HSW credits.This series of case studies and lightning talks offers innovative strategies

    Welcome New 2018-19 Board of Directors

    AIA Seattle’s Board Nominating Committee is pleased to present this slate of accomplished members to fill open seats on our Board of Directors beginning September 1, 2018. Our nominating committee – Ron Rochon FAIA (Chair), Vicki Ha AIA, Stephen Jablonsky, Amy Janof

    YAF OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING – ARE 5.0 Transition

      Join us for our monthly meetings set the fourth Thursday of every month at 4:30pm at the AIA Seattle office. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community.

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

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