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November 2021

NWW: New Building Envelope Solutions

November 18, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Northwest Washington Section for a half-day webinar focusing on thermally efficient envelopes for new construction and renovation projects to meet more stringent energy codes and human safety and welfare requirements. Read more

Decoded | Seattle Land Use Roundup

November 30, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until December 1, 2021

This is the fifth session in the 2021 Decoded series presented by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee. This course is meant to provide a framework for better understanding and using the Land Use code for projects in Seattle. Participants will learn how to navigate the Land Use Code and find relevant information for their projects. Participants will also learn about potential constraints and where Land Use Code overlaps with Building Code. Examples and a case study will be explored to help…

December 2021

Decoded | Seattle Land Use Roundup

December 1, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until December 1, 2021

This is the fifth session in the 2021 Decoded series presented by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee. This course is meant to provide a framework for better understanding and using the Land Use code for projects in Seattle. Participants will learn how to navigate the Land Use Code and find relevant information for their projects. Participants will also learn about potential constraints and where Land Use Code overlaps with Building Code. Examples and a case study will be explored to help…

AIA Seattle, in close collaboration with NOMA Northwest and Planning in Color, is proud to announce its first culture change leadership cohort.

Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort – Session 4

December 6, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 in NOMA NW’s Call-to-Action. The fourth and final session of Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort is scheduled for Monday, December 6, 9:00am-12:00pm PT. Want to learn more? Visit Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort for additional program…

COTE: Decarbonizing Healthcare

December 10, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment for its December program, focusing on medical facilities’ impact on the carbon in our built environment. Read more

MOVED TO ONLINE – SPARC: Risk Management for Architectural Solo Practitioners and Small Practices

December 16, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

**MOVED TO ONLINE** Join AIA Seattle’s Small Practice & Residential Committee for a virtual lecture, featuring a vital discussion on legal risks for small practices, as led by representatives from the legal and insurance industries. Read more

January 2022

MOVED ONLINE: Ask An Architect – January 2022

January 22 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

EVENT MOVED ONLINE – 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 2022

2022 Path to Fellowship

February 10 @ 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

Road to Code | Code Requirements for Doors and Hardware

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

This is the first session in the 2022 Road to Code series presented by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee. This course is intended to provide education on door hardware and how it affects fire, ADA, and egress codes.   Join us online February 17, 2022 for Road to Code | Code Requirements for Doors and Hardware. Register below and look for information regarding online event access in your confirmation email. Registration has closed Information regarding online event access will be provided in the…

NWW: 2018 WSEC Commercial Existing Building Alterations Training Series – Building Envelope

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join Evergreen Technology Consulting, with support from AIA Seattle’s Northwest Washington Section, for an informative webinar summarizing the 2018 Washington State Energy Code (WSEC) commercial requirements for existing building alterations, focusing on building envelope alterations. Read more

March 2022

2022 AIA Safety Assessment Program (SAP) Evaluator Training

March 23 @ 9:00 am - March 24 @ 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle, in association with Cal OES, AIA National, and the Adaptation & Resilience Committee, for a the certification course for the Safety Assessment Program (SAP), training architects, engineers, and building inspectors. Read more

UDF: Community Impacts of Urban Greenspace

March 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum for a panel conversation and audience discussion covering the impacts of greenspace on wellness & violent crime reduction in our urban areas. Read more

AIA Seattle Adaptation and Resilience Committee is hosting a series of panel discussions during 2022 to highlight current regional resilience efforts in architecture & planning through difference project types – Public Realm, Infrastructure, Building.

A&R: Conversations Toward Resilience – Public Realm

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

AIA Seattle Adaptation and Resilience Committee is hosting a series of panel discussions during 2022 to highlight current regional resilience efforts in architecture & planning through difference project types – Public Realm, Infrastructure, Building. Read more

April 2022

NWW: IBC Building Areas, Fire Areas, & Mixed Occupancies

April 13 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Northwest Washington Section for a live, virtual four-hour webinar with Steve Thomas featuring a comprehensive discussion of the major compartmentalization concepts of the IBC, focusing on those requirements that deal with building size, sprinkler options and mixed-use buildings Read more

SPARC: Existential Crisis or Opportunity – The Impact of 3D-Printed Houses on Residential Architecture

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Small Practice & Residential Committee for a discussion on new technology surrounding 3D-printed housing, and the evolving role of architects in this work. Read more

Ask An Architect – April 2022

April 23 @ 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

Practicing Equity and Advocacy in Rapid Decarbonization

April 25 @ 9:00 am - April 26 @ 2:00 pm

In the urgent call to respond to our climate crisis, we must recognize that decarbonization is directly connected to health, safety, and equity. AEC professionals are working on design and policy changes to rapidly eliminate carbon emissions from our built environment. But what barriers prevent us from taking leaps towards rapid decarbonization, despite this necessity? What responsibilities do architects have as advocates? And how do we ensure our processes support equitable and resilient communities? Through exploring 1) the health impacts…

Join us for Bryan Lee Jr.'s Power + Place, the opening keynote of AIA Seattle's 2022 (Virtual) Climate Leadership Summit.

Power + Place – Keynote with Bryan Lee Jr. | Practicing Equity and Advocacy in Rapid Decarbonization

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Join us online, April 25-26, 2022 for AIA Seattle’s 2022 (Virtual) Climate Leadership Summit: Practicing Equity and Advocacy in Rapid Decarbonization. The Summit will kick-off with keynote Bryan Lee Jr.’s presentation Power + Place. Our values are validated through the spaces and places we design and subsequently build. Power + Place explores the privilege and power structures that have defined injustice in the built environment from America’s inception. We will look at the history of the design justice movement and…

AADU: Ace Your Next Interview

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Ace Your Next Interview is a virtual workshop presented by AIA Seattle’s Asian American Designers Union, inviting Architects/Designers with years of experience to share their insights for a definition of a good portfolio with young professionals and students. Read more

May 2022

AHC Spring 2022: Transitioning Care Delivery and Design

May 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

The AIA AHC Spring Conference is a lively, day-long interdisciplinary gathering devoted to emerging trends in healthcare delivery, design, and construction in the Pacific Northwest. This May we will explore emerging opportunities and challenges faced by our clients. Read more

SIAF + UDF: Inter-Committee Happy Hour

May 26 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Seattle International Architects Forum and Urban Design Forum for a celebratory happy hour, welcoming folks back to in-person activities in anticipation of summer. Read more

June 2022

COHO: Social Housing in Seattle – A Look Into Initiative I-135

June 2 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on Homelessness for a panel discussion on the new proposed ballot initiative to create a public development authority for social housing in Seattle. Read more

COTE: World Environmental Day Sustainability Slam

June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment for its annual Sustainability Slam, its first in-person program in over two years! Read more

NWW: WA State Building Code Means of Egress

June 9 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Northwest Washington Section for a half-day deep-dive into chapter 10 of the Washington State Building Code. Read more

Precedents & Possibilities Transforming Residential Practice

June 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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…

A&R: Conversations Toward Resilience – Water + Resilience

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Adaptation & Resilience Committee for the latest edition of their Conversations Toward Resilience Series, focused on water. Read more

WID + CODE: Breaking Down Bias – A Case Study in Delivering Universal Toileting

June 22 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Women In Design and Code committees for a discussion on universal toileting strategies – how to create inclusive restroom facilities for all. Read more

July 2022

2022 Small Firm Series: Session 1

July 6 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us IN-PERSON at MG2 on Wednesday, July 6, 2022 for Session 1: Stabilize Your Small Firm with Strategic Business Planning of AIA Seattle’s 2022 Small Firm Series (4 AIA LU).  Managing a growing design firm offers a variety of unique challenges and opportunities. An unpredictable business environment and a quickening pace of change requires firm owners to adapt, but how can firm owners proactively prepare for growth in uncertain times? We will demystify the business planning process. Each attendee will…

Mass Timber + SPARC: Mass Timber in Residential Design – A case study and panel discussion

July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Mass Timber and Small Practice & Residential committees for a case study and panel discussion on this trendy construction material, featuring presentations from architects, engineers, and vendor partners. Read more

CANCELLED: Ask An Architect – July 2022

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

**CANCELLED** 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

September 2022

2022 Small Firm Series: Session 2

September 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join us ONLINE on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 for Session 2: Effective Strategies for Advancing Emerging Leaders and Transitioning Ownership of AIA Seattle’s 2022 Small Firm Series (4 AIA LU).  How do firms succeed in transitioning ownership and leadership? When should firm leaders begin thinking about ownership transition, and what options are available to firm founders approaching retirement? How can successors truly leverage the knowledge and connections of the founder? Planning for leadership transition brings up many questions and few answers;…

Road to Code | Significant Changes to the ICC/ANSI A117.1 – 2017

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - September 22 @ 2:00 pm

This is the third session in the 2022 Road to Code series presented by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee. Approximately every 6 years, ICC publishes updates for the ICC A117.1 Accessibility Standard. The latest 2017 version contains significant changes to the basic building blocks used in accessible spaces. This presentation will explore the key changes in great detail and how these changes will impact design in public, common use, and multifamily residential spaces. Join us online September  21 and September 22, 2022…

Sustainable Connections: 2022 Green Building Slam

September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

HOST COPY: The Green Building Slam, our most fun, fast-paced, and inspirational green building event of the year, is back in-person, baby! Read more

October 2022

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.

CANCELLED – Ask An Architect – October 2022

October 15 @ 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

November 2022

The AHC Fall Conference is a full-day education event for the healthcare design and construction industry in the Pacific Northwest.

AHC Fall 2022 | Transitioning Design Priorities: Clinicians, Patients & Our Earth

November 10 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

The AHC Fall Conference is a full-day education event for the healthcare design and construction industry in the Pacific Northwest. Read more

Road to Code | Topical Issues in Residential Design

November 15 @ 12:00 pm - November 16 @ 2:00 pm

This is the fourth and final session in the 2022 Road to Code series presented by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee. This two day presentation will explore current trends and issues associated with designing under the Seattle Residential Code. Day 1 will cover substantial alterations definitions and enforcement/Fire walls in lieu of substantial alterations. Day 2 will cover loft typology/AADU and DADU design/Building configuration impacts. Join us online November 15 and November 16, 2022 (12-2pm each day) for Road to Code |…

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