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May 2019

Housing Transformations: Density Done Right

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Design professionals in the urban built environment often advocate for “good density.” But what exactly does that look like, and how specifically can the planning, design, and construction of housing options support vibrant communities? How can the integration of new housing center equity, sustainability and livability in rapidly changing neighborhoods? Join us for a full day program exploring housing transformations that advance density done right. For registration to the concluding keynote and happy hour ONLY, visit the keynote event page.…

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Lorcan O’Herlihy Keynote + Networking Happy Hour

May 20 @ 3:15 pm - 6:00 pm

As architects, we have a responsibility to cities and the people who occupy them. ‘Social Occupation’ presents the idea that architecture is a social act–a tool for engaging in politics, economics, aesthetics, and smart growth. As global cities become denser and the need for housing greater, it is more critical than ever to design spaces that promote equity, human interaction, and cultural evolution. Even if you don’t plan to attend the full-day Housing Design Forum, you can still register to…

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Join AIA Seattle's Women In Design and Diversity Roundtable committees for a series of monthly discussions about the culture and climate of the architecture community in Seattle and beyond, and how to build a stronger pipeline and retention practices for equity in the field. May's discussion focuses on managing a career for diverse practitioners.

WID + DRT: Conversations Towards An Equitable Practice – May – Managing A Career

May 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Despite increasing diversity in students and young professionals entering the field, architecture remains a remarkably homogeneous profession. The retention statistics are alarming. We are losing potential talent and important perspectives. How can we help retain more diverse voices in our profession? As practitioners, what can we do? Using topics and resources from the just-released AIA GUIDES FOR EQUITABLE PRACTICE, this event series is a recurring monthly, small group based discussion. Each month we will gather to discuss a different topic,…

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Committee Meeting: COTE

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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 Committee on the Environment (COTE) and to sign up for their email updates.

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YAF: Building Cure Construction Tour

May 22 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum for a construction tour of Building Cure, a new research incubator in Denny Triangle. Read more

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2019 is the year of Balance. From August 6–25, the Seattle Design Festival (SDF) will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore how we design for Balance.

SDF 2019 Call For Proposals

May 22 @ 5:00 pm

We invite you to collaborate with SDF 2019: Balance: Ready to apply? Submit here. KEY DATES April 20 – Design Jam May 8 – Design Jam May 16 – Design Jam May 22, 5pm PT – Deadline to submit program proposals June 7 – Notification of Festival acceptance July 1 – Final program/installation info due August 16–25 – Seattle Design Festival! Questions? Contact Debra Webb, Director, Design in Public.

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YAF: ARE Program Discussion – May

May 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

oin YAF for a robust discussion of the challenges and resources for completing the ARE exams, and come prepared to help shape the future of exam prep AIA Seattle and YAF can provide. Read more

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NEW DATE & LOCATION: Urban Design Forum Happy Hour + Committee Meeting

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until November 30, 2019

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

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CoHo: “Trickle Down Town” Film Screening

May 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join CoHo for a documentary screening featuring director Tomasz Biernacki present for a talkback. Read more

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DWB: Bertschi School – Science Wing Tour

May 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the new Design & Wellbeing Committee for a tour of the Bertschi School and its innovative approach to integrating wellness into design. Read more

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NWW: Wood Product Tour Field Trip

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join an intimate group of AIA Northwest Washington members to observe framed and engineered lumber production, a presentation about cedar products, and tour a prototype CLT building. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Codes

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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 Code Committee and to sign up for their email updates.

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CANCELLED: Commitee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

May 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

**CANCELLED** Please join Young Architects Forum again in June for their regularly-scheduled meeting. AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:00pm 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 Young Architects Forum and to sign up for their email updates.

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SIAF + DRT Social Hour – May 2019

May 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The AIA Seattle Social Hour Series is a bimonthly gathering presented by the Seattle International Architecture Forum and Diversity Roundtable committees to encourage connections amongst diverse practitioners within the Seattle design community. Read more

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SIAF: Emerging Markets In Africa

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

AIA Seattle International Architecture Forum invites you to join three experienced architectural practitioners will share their experiences of embarking on projects, setting up branch offices and consulting on large scale works in Africa. Read more

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COTE: Life-Cycle Assessments

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment to discuss the strategy of Life-cycle analyses to reduce carbon impact in building design. Read more

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June 2019

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

June 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

The Diversity Roundtable meets the first Tuesday of every month at 4:30pm at AIA Seattle. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Read more

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SIAF + Goethe: Dr. Astrid Bahr and bauhaus journal

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AIA Seattle International Architecture Forum (SIAF) in partnership with Goethe Pop Seattle welcome Dr. Astrid Bähr, research associate at Berlin’s Bauhaus-Archive, for a talk on architectural and design photography and the renewed significance of the bauhaus journal. Read more

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COTE: Resistence is Futile. Resilience is About Recovery

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment and Steve Moddemeyer for a robust discussion on mirroring natural resilience for mending our buildings and infrastructure for a more sustainable future. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

June 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 4:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) meets the first Wednesday of the month, from 4:30-5:30pm at the Center for Architecture & Design, unless otherwise specified. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Read more

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Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) Meeting

June 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until January 2, 2020

Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) is an opportunity for solo practitioners to share ideas, challenges, and resources. This group meets at noon on the first Thursday of the month at DeForest Architects in Ballard. All are encouraged to join us, you do not need to be a member to attend. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Design & Wellbeing

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Join Design & Wellbeing for their monthly meeting to learn about upcoming events, projects, and opportunities for involvement. Read more

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CAE: From Commuter to Community – Bellevue College’s First New Residence Hall

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on Architecture for Education for a multifaceted tour and discussion of the master planning process for Bellevue College’s residential development. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 12, 2019

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 Committee On Homelessness and to sign up for their email updates.

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Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

June 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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 Mass Timber committee and to sign up for their email updates.

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City Leaders Breakfast Series: Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda on What’s Next for Housing

June 12 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

The AIA Seattle City Leaders Breakfast Series connects AIA Seattle members to elected officials, policymakers and thinkers who are transforming Seattle and the Puget Sound region in critical areas ranging from housing and homelessness to city design, sustainability, transportation and more. The series provides opportunities to learn about key issues impacting our communities and the built environment and to hear the viewpoints of and interact with leaders who are shaping our future. Our inaugural series event will feature Seattle City…

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Happy Hour with Young Architects Forum + Women In Design – June 2019

June 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series is a monthly gathering presented by the Young Architects Forum and Women in Design committees to encourage connections within the Seattle design community.  Read more

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Please join us for an evening reception on Saturday, June 15 to celebrate the 2019 AIA Seattle honorees for championing outstanding design in our city and region.

2019 President’s Dinner

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Each year, AIA Seattle recognizes leadership and achievement in design and the built environment through its honors program. Join us as we honor the 2019 award winners! Read more

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Committee Meeting: COTE

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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 Committee on the Environment (COTE) and to sign up for their email updates.

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The Seattle International Architects Forum (SIAF) broadens cross-cultural horizons, provides mentoring and educational opportunities, and inspires awareness of international architectural practice.

Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architecture Forum

June 19 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 31, 2019

The Seattle International Architecture Forum meets the third Wednesday of every month at 5:00pm at AIA Seattle. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Women In Design – DATE CHANGE

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Women in Design Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at noon at the Center for Architecture & Design. Every other month, we will have a discussion topic. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Click for more information about Women in Design and to sign up for their email updates.   Join the from your computer or phone: https://www.uberconference.com/missyg Optional dial in number:…

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Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

June 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

The Small Practice and Residential Committee (SPARC) meets the third Thursday of every month at noon at DeForest Architects. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Read more

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Join AIA Seattle's Women In Design and Diversity Roundtable committees for a series of monthly discussions about the culture and climate of the architecture community in Seattle and beyond, and how to build a stronger pipeline and retention practices for equity in the field. June's discussion centers on engaging communities with your architectural practice.

WID + DRT: Conversations Towards An Equitable Practice – June – Engaging Communities

June 24 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Despite increasing diversity in students and young professionals entering the field, architecture remains a remarkably homogeneous profession. The retention statistics are alarming. We are losing potential talent and important perspectives. How can we help retain more diverse voices in our profession? As practitioners, what can we do? Using topics and resources from the just-released AIA GUIDES FOR EQUITABLE PRACTICE, this event series is a recurring monthly, small group based discussion. Each month we will gather to discuss a different topic,…

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Committee Meeting: Codes

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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 Code Committee and to sign up for their email updates.

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Commitee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

June 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:00pm 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 Young Architects Forum and to sign up for their email updates.

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July 2019

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

July 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

The Diversity Roundtable meets the first Tuesday of every month at 4:30pm at AIA Seattle. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Read more

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