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The Changing Nature of Practice: How Emerging Processes are Encouraging Social Change

The role of the architect—and architecture itself—in society is changing. A lack of involvement in critical social issues from a profession that holds such high responsibility within the community should no longer be avoided. Innovative design practices around the world are utilizing a wide variety of strategies to garner economic and political support that make it possible to operate in both the traditional and public interest realms. Through expanded design services, innovative business operations, and unique contextual initiatives, the preconceived notion of architectural practice is being reshaped and reinterpreted to address society’s most significant needs.

The Changing Nature of Practice panel discussion is presented in conjunction with In the Public Interest, the current exhibit @ the Center, and adds to the ongoing dialogue regarding the expanding civic obligation of architects and speculates on a future where high design and social welfare are integral to the perception and resiliency of design practices.

Light beverages and snack will be provided


Garrett Nelli Assoc AIA, 2017 AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship Recipient


Lesley Bain FAIA | Framework
Yasaman Esmaili Assoc. AIA | united4design, blokable
Sian Roberts FAIA | The MIller Hull Partnership
Rico Quirindongo AIA | DLR Group


May 24, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


WA United States
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