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Precedents & Possibilities Transforming Residential Practice

Across changing circumstances, residential design and practice is ever-evolving. What are the precedents shaping design decisions today? And what practices today might present new and innovative possibilities for the future? This year’s Housing Design Forum seeks to explore the inspiring work in this region spanning the past, present, and future of residential practice and transforming the way we design. Addressing the constraints and opportunities of designing in the Pacific Northwest, sessions will explore: designing for people and place; innovative modes of practice and collaboration; sustainable and equitable decision-making; and new materials and technologies.

Join us Monday, June 13, 2022 for AIA Seattle’s 2022 Housing Design Forum: Precedents & Possibilities Transforming Residential Practice at Block 41 (8 AIA LU HSW). 

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This live in-person forum will follow all relevant public health guidelines for the City of Seattle and King County, and further set by AIA Seattle. At this time, please come prepared to mask and show proof of vaccination (or proof of a negative PCR COVID test taken within 72 hours for those unable to be fully vaccinated) with matching photo ID. Masks may be removed while actively eating or drinking. Final details to be confirmed closer to the event and sent to all registrants. Please note in your registration if you would like to be contacted about specific accommodations to fully participate in the program.

Unable to join us in-person but invested in the content? We’re partnering with aecKnowledge to produce an on-demand video course and expand the impact of this forum. Stay tuned for more information post-program!


Includes continuing education credit (8 AIA LU HSW) + breakfast, lunch, and light refreshments. All sessions and speakers subject to change. 

$263 $302 AIA Member
$263 $302 Government + Partners
$159 $183 Associate Member
$463 $532 Non-Member
$55 $63 Student

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Early Bird Deadline: Thursday, May 26, 2022. After this time, the price increases 15%. Final Registration Deadline: Thursday, June 9, 2022. 

Reduced rate options are available! Please submit the Continuing Education Scholarship / Reduced Rate Request form via email by the priority deadline Thursday, May 26, 5:00PM PT. 


Monday, June 13, 2022 | Block 41 | 115 Bell St, Seattle, WA 98121

  • 8:30am Registration, coffee, tea + light breakfast
  • 9:00am Program starts
  • ~4:15pm Forum content concludes + happy hour begins
  • 5:00pm Program ends

Keynote: Todd Saunders | Saunders Architecture; Feature Presenter: Lewis McNeel AIA | Lake|Flato; Other Speakers Include: David Van Galen AIA | David Van Galen Architects, Jon Gentry AIA | GO’C, Kailin Gregga AIA LEED AP+BDC | Best Practice Architecture, Kevin Kudo-King, AIA, LEED AP | Olson Kundig, Geoff Piper | Fivedot, Sarah Smith | Sawhorse Revolution, Daniel Glenn, AIA, NCARB, AICAE | 7 Directions Architects/Planners, Peter Miller | Peter Miller Books, Susan Boyle | BOLA Architecture + Planning, Ken Tadashi Oshima | University of Washington, Rick Sundberg FAIA, LEED AP | SKL Architects, Gordon Walker | Mithun

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In alignment with AIA Seattle’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions and support sustainable food sourcing, all catered meals are vegetarian. 


The 2022 Housing Design forum will be held at Block 41 (115 Bell St, Seattle, WA 98121). Please enter using the front entrance on Bell Street, look for the Block 41 logo and the 115 sign.

  • Read more about Block 41 Location, Directions, Parking. Block 41 is fully ADA compliant with an elevator that visits each floor and a ramp in the outdoor courtyard. Weather permitting, the outdoor courtyard will be available for all meals and breaks.
  • If you would like to discuss physical or cognitive accessibility needs for this program, please make a note in your registration form or e-mail Programs Coordinator, Andrea Aguilera.


  • Investigate how the practice of residential architecture has evolved over time and transformed how architects design for people and place in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Analyze and discuss the future of housing design, considering current contexts, issues, opportunities, constraints, and challenges in the industry.
  • Explore upcoming trends and innovations in building materials that support designing for changing environments.
  • From owner, architect, and contractor perspectives, describe the most promising design opportunities and cost challenges related to building high-performing homes that support resilient communities.
  • Demonstrate how partnerships and collaborations with other sectors can positively impact the design process and create more equitable outcomes for end-users.

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR 2022 Housing Design Forum Sponsors

Green Latrine | Malsam Tsang Structural Engineering | Cairncross & Hempelmann | Kolbe Gallery Seattle  Lockhart Suver | Precision Property Measurements | Salter | Swenson Say Fagét | Windows, Doors, & More


Darren Chang AIA | Darren Vinci Studio
Karen DeLucas AIA Karen DeLucas Architecture
Thomas Lawrence AIA | Lawrence Architecture
Garrett Reynolds AIA | Olson Kundig
Yousman Okano | Okano Picard Studio

Registration or Credit Questions?
Contact Andrea Aguilera, Programs Coordinator at AIA Seattle

Program Questions?
Contact Zoe Guckenheimer, Programs Manager at AIA Seattle

Sponsorship Questions?
Contact Kristen Lound, Associate Director of Growth & Operations at AIA Seattle


June 13, 2022
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Event Price
Class Credit


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Block 41
115 Bell Street
Seattle, WA 98121 United States
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