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November 2019

COTE: Building Tune-Ups in Seattle

November 13, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment to discuss recent building “tune-up” legislation in the city of Seattle. Read more

Dreaming about a home design project and not sure where to start? Wondering how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family’s changing needs?

Ask An Architect – November 2019

November 16, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

**This program has been cancelled. 2020 Ask An Architect programming to be announced later this month, with the first seminar taking place on Saturday, January 25. Details will be posted here.** Whether your project is a small remodel or new construction — or if you are just curious about the design process — AIA architects can help. Join AIA Architects Jeff Babienko of babienko ARCHITECTS PLLC and Eric Drivdahl of Gelotte Hommas Drivdahl for an information-packed overview of the design…

SIAF: Pechakucha México

November 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AIA Seattle International Architecture Forum invites you to hear from 11 short, visually-enticing presenters with connections to architecture and design in México. Read more

YAF: ARE Workshop Series – Project Delivery

November 21, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Young Architects Forum is excited to announce the ARE Workshop Series. This is a series of workshops led by industry expects that will inform participants on various subjects that are relevant to the AREs. Read more

AHC Fall: Healthcare Design & Construction – Lessons Learned

November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Join the regional Architecture for Health Committee for its Fall seminar, focused on lessons learned in healthcare design and construction. Read more

CAE: Tour of Lincoln High School

November 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on Architecture for Education for a tour of the newly-renovated, historic Lincoln High School. Read more

Are you a recent grad or newly-licensed architect looking to gain a truly global knowledge base?

2020 Travel Scholarship Info Session

November 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Fellows & Honors Committee to learn about the 2020 Travel Scholarship, and the opportunities it provides to young architects. Read more

December 2019

Forecasting the Intersections of Advocacy, People, & Channels

AIA + SMPS Fellows Program

December 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle and SMPS Seattle for a unique joint Fellows Forum, a highly interactive program combining observations and ideas from a range of industry leaders. Read more

NWW: Sustainable Connections Green Building Slam

December 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Sustainable Connections and AIA Northwest Washington section for the annual green building presentation slam! Read more

CANCELLED: MBA Health Trust Open House

December 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle, and representatives from Capital Benefit Services and MBA Health Trust to learn about the chapter’s exclusive new association health plans. Read more

Effective Sales Planning for Doer-Sellers

December 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

This is the final course in our 2019 Sessions for Small Firms. In professional services firms, skilled practitioners like architects, engineers, and other consultants are often responsible for finding and winning new work. These busy Doer-Sellers must balance doing the work and winning the work as they deliver on their current contractual commitments and build long-term client relationships. How can Doer-Sellers prepare for important, high-stakes conversations and meetings with prospective clients? What planning can help Doer-Sellers gain a competitive advantage…

Committee Meeting: Adaptation & Resilience

December 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

The Adaptation & Resilience Committee meets the second Wednesday of every other month at noon at the AIA Seattle office. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Click for more information about the Adaptation & Resilience Committee and to sign up for their email updates.

January 2020

YAF – ARE Trivia January 2020

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum for an ARE study-trivia night at Fado Irish Pub. Read more

UDF+COHO: Seattle 2100 – Homelessness & Informal Communities

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum for a discussion of informal communities and their potential to change how homelessness is addressed in the U.S. Read more

YAF: ARE Workshop Series – Know the Code

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum for its third ARE workshop seminar, focusing on building code. Read more

Ask An Architect – January 2020

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dreaming about a home design project and not sure where to start? Wondering how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family’s changing needs? Join two AIA architects to discuss your building project, no matter the stage. Read more

February 2020

2020 Medical Design Forum: Caring for People Caring for the Planet

February 6 @ 9:30 am - February 7 @ 3:00 pm

This year’s Medical Design Forum presents two days of interdisciplinary presentations, design case studies and engaging conversations about how to address the magnitude of the climate crisis while meeting regulatory requirements aimed at ensuring a safe and healthy environment for patients. What are the obstacles to achieving sustainability goals in healthcare environments, and how can design teams, owners, providers and communities respond? What are the policies and processes that support high performance building strategies? What is driving innovation in community…

CAE: Libraries As Learning Spaces

February 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Committee on Architecture for Education for a panel discussion on libraries and education design. Read more

NWW: Green Building Nerds – Building Envelope & Energy Code

February 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Sustainable Connections and its monthly Green Building Nerds program for an inside look at the much-anticipated Fairhaven Towers project. Read more

Cracking Code: 2018 Fire Code Revisions + Impacts on Design

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle and the Codes Committee for its first seminar of 2020, focusing on updates to the 2018 International Fire Code and their impacts on architectural design. Read more

2020 Path to Fellowship

February 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you a seasoned professional who is considering applying for AIA Fellowship? Or are you an emerging professional who’s curious about steps you can take now to make a future application more competitive? Join a panel of local FAIAs to learn more about the College of Fellows eligibility and submittal process, our chapter’s coaching and nomination of candidates, and tricks and tools you can employ now to tell your own professional story. Read more

March 2020

POSTPONED – WID: Meaningful Mentorship

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

POSTPONED – Join AIA Seattle’s Women in Design committee for guided group discussions on mentorship in the design professions, and how to establish and grow this networks both inter- and intra-workplace. Read more

ONLINE: Ask An Architect – March 2020

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

**MARCH SEMINAR IS ONLINE ONLY.** Dreaming about a home design project and not sure where to start? Wondering how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family’s changing needs? Join two AIA architects to discuss your building project, no matter the stage. Read more

April 2020

CANCELLED – YAF: ARE Trivia March 2020

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

CANCELLED – Young Architects Forum is excited to present its latest ARE trivia session! A room is reserved–come and study in good company, with good food and drinks. Read more

WEBINAR: Virtual Collaborative Spaces with Sheryl Cababa

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle for a short, live webinar on how to facilitate creative collaboration virtually. Read more

YAF: April ARE Virtual Trivia Night

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum for a *virtual* trivia meetup to keep you on track for the ARE! Read more

POSTPONED – DWB: Federal Center South Tour

April 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:50 am

**This tour is postponed.** Join AIA Seattle’s Design & Wellbeing Committee to learn about the redevelopment/modernization of the existing 1202 warehouse located at Federal Center South completed by ZGF in 2012. The integrated design set a new standard for high-performance, cost-effective, and sustainable workplace environments. Read more

WEBINAR: Digital Firm Management Solutions with Carlos Obando

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle for a live webinar on technological solutions for remote firm management and client relationships. Read more

Action Now: Accelerating Pathways to Decarbonization

April 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

For many years, our focus as a professional association has been on reducing or eliminating operating carbon from new buildings. But the significant scale and urgent timeframe of our climate crisis demand interventions that are broad and immediate, and that recognize decarbonization is directly correlated to health, safety, and equity in our communities. Considering: 1) Reducing embodied carbon in new construction, including the construction process; 2) Electrification of buildings; and 3) Retrofitting existing buildings, this year’s thought leadership summit will explore high-impact actions in…

COTE: 2020 Earth Day Sustainability Slam

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee for its annual Earth Day sustainability slam, this year as a live webinar! Read more

WEBINAR: Coping With Coronavirus – Design Firm Challenges

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle sponsors AP | Hall & Company for a webinar on insurance- and legal-related challenges from COVID-19. Read more

POSTPONED – NWW: 2018 International Residential Code Overview Seminar

April 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

**POSTPONED – Future edition to be determined.** Join AIA Northwest Washington section for a daylong overview of major changes to the 2018 IRC Code, with Stephen Thomas of Colorado Code Consulting. Read more

Cracking Code: Commercial Energy Code Update

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the second session in the 2020 Cracking Code series presented by AIA Seattle’s Codes Committee.  The Washington State and Seattle commercial energy codes going into effect this year contain significant changes geared towards meeting ambitious carbon reduction targets. In addition, state laws regarding existing building performance standards and the global warming potential of refrigerants and insulation are coming into force. This seminar reviews the most significant changes and their impacts on projects under the Washington state and Seattle…

May 2020

ONLINE: Ask An Architect – May 2020

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

**May’s program is ONLINE ONLY.** Dreaming about a home design project and not sure where to start? Wondering how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family’s changing needs? Join two AIA architects to discuss your building project, no matter the stage. Read more

COTE: Equity in Renewables

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment for presentation on incorporating equity into renewable development. Read more

UDF + COTE: Seattle 2100 – Sci-Fact Future – PNW

May 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rescheduled: Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum and Committee on the Environment for a discussion on the true future of the region, looking dystopian, utopian, or apocalyptic. Read more

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