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April 2017

Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

April 20, 2017 @ 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, 2020

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

May 2017

CAP Collaboration Educational Series: Residential Design

May 31, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

AIA Seattle’s Corporate Allied Partners (CAPs) enliven the AIA Seattle community and value involvement with AIA Members. Our sponsors also offer their knowledge and expertise in the field to help our members earn their continuing education credits through our CAP Collaboration Classes. Join us May 31 for the Residential Design Themed CAP Classes. Read more

July 2017

Design firms operate in an unpredictable environment and much is beyond the control of the individual firm owner. Nevertheless, it is possible to improve firm profitability and risk management through taking action in arenas where firm leaders can have an  impact.

Small Firm Essentials: Four Ways to Maximize Profit

July 18, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

This highly interactive 4-hour workshop describes essential actions necessary to becoming more profitable – controlling scope creep, improving work processes, balancing staff skill with work types, and understanding how to figure out what to charge. Practical methods for addressing each of these issues will be introduced, including important risk management concepts and the use of key financial performance indicators. Ample time will be provided for knowledge exchange with colleagues and for interactive exercises designed to apply workshop concepts to each…

Density & Affordable Housing: Info Session on Seattle’s HALA/MHA and D/ADU Proposals

July 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Seattle is moving forward with city-wide proposed zoning changes to increase density as a way to mitigate escalating housing costs and provide more affordable housing. What will this look like “on the ground”? As an architect, your informed opinion is important in the call for responses (by August 7) to the MHA Draft Environmental Impact Study. Read more

September 2017

Seattle Design Festival 2017 – Block Party

September 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Seattle Design Festival Block Party is a two-day street fair celebrating the powerful ways design affects our lives. This fun outdoor event serves as the kickoff to the two-week Seattle Design Festival (September 9-22, 2017) and is an opportunity for the design community and the public to come together and interact through large-scale design installations, performances, and design activities all centered around the Festival’s 2017 theme, Design POWER. The installations are designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, sizes,…

Seattle Design Festival 2017 – Block Party

September 10, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Seattle Design Festival Block Party is a two-day street fair celebrating the powerful ways design affects our lives. This fun outdoor event serves as the kickoff to the two-week Seattle Design Festival (September 9-22, 2017) and is an opportunity for the design community and the public to come together and interact through large-scale design installations, performances, and design activities all centered around the Festival’s 2017 theme, Design POWER. The installations are designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, sizes,…

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: Navigating Your Building Project

September 23, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

October 2017

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: Navigating Your Building Project

October 21, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

November 2017

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?

CANCELLED: Ask An Architect: Navigating Your Building Project

November 18, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

December 2017

We are 1!

2017 SPARC-iversary

December 7, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

SPARC is 1 this year! Join us to Learn, Connect, Share and Make a Difference! 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?

CANCELLED: Ask An Architect: Navigating Your Building Project

December 9, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

Owner-Architect Contracts for Smaller Projects

December 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The presenters and the attendees will discuss whether/why it is important to use written agreements between client and architect for residential and smaller commercial projects. We will discuss subjects that should always be covered in written agreements. We will also discuss letter-format agreements vs. manuscript agreements vs. AIA form agreements. Read more

January 2018

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: Navigating Your Building Project

January 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

February 2018

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: Navigating Your Building Project

February 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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?
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March 2018

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?

CANCELLED: Ask An Architect: Navigating Your Building Project

March 10, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

April 2018

How we design and build buildings is changing quickly in the Internet age.

Beauty Amid the Robots: One Architect’s Insurgency

April 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Architects need to be part of the social network, or they will find out that the world has left them behind. It is not enough to talk to each other; architects need to live in the unfiltered honesty of the Internet. This means interactive exposure and response – offering and listening across many platforms. The job role of Design Architect will survive the AI revolution, but the “CAD Monkey” stepping stone job may be done by the robots. Duo Dickinson…

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: Navigating Your Building Project

April 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

Small Firm Management Workshop Series – Best Laid Plans: Business Planning for Small Firm Architects

April 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm

In this 3-part Small Firm Workshop series, Rena M. Klein and her colleagues at Charrette Venture Group will offer foundational knowledge, strategies, tools and resources for successful small firm management. Ideal for small firm architects and owners, these highly interactive half-day sessions will include informative presentations, case study examples, workshop activities and ample time for peer-to-peer discussion. Read more

May 2018

Inspiration, Innovation, Impact: The Future of Residential Design

May 7, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:15 pm

This year’s Housing Design Forum will focus on single-family residential design, and will be divided into three sessions: inspiration, innovation and impact. How are today’s most inspired architects and thinkers employing innovative performance strategies, exploring materials, and engaging with questions about the future of housing design? This full-day program will combine keynote presentations, case studies, research and provocative dialogue. Registration Closes Thursday, May 3, 2018 Early Bird Deadline: April 30, 2018. After this time, the price increases 15% SCHEDULE Monday, May…

Committee Meeting: NWRP

May 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Northwest Residential Press (NWRP) will be conducting its review of shortlisted projects for the Home of Distinction. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. 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: Navigating Your Building Project

May 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

June 2018

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: Navigating Your Building Project

June 9, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

July 2018

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: Navigating Your Building Project

July 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

Small Firm Management Workshop Series – Marketing and Business Development Basics for Small Firm Architects

July 18, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm

In this 3-part series, Rena M. Klein and her colleagues at Charrette Venture Group will offer foundational knowledge, strategies, tools and resources for successful small firm management. Ideal for small firm architects and owners, these highly interactive half-day sessions will include informative presentations, case study examples, workshop activities and ample time for peer-to-peer discussion. Read more

August 2018

Member Access: Architectural Photography: A practical guide to a successful photo shoot

August 2, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Depicting a building, a house or an interior space is an art on its own. A craft that combines artistic talent with the technical aspects of photography surrounded by knowledge, preparation and the ability to capture images that can endure the test of time. 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: Navigating Your Building Project

August 18, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

September 2018

Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) Meeting

September 6, 2018 @ 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

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: Navigating Your Building Project

September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

October 2018

Small Firm Management Workshop Series – Beyond Intuition: Financial Management for Small Firm Architects

October 17, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm

In this 3-part Small Firm Workshop series, Rena M. Klein and her colleagues at Charrette Venture Group will offer foundational knowledge, strategies, tools and resources for successful small firm management. Ideal for small firm architects and owners, these highly interactive half-day sessions will include informative presentations, case study examples, workshop activities and ample time for peer-to-peer discussion. 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: Navigating Your Building Project

October 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

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? Read more

November 2018

Join SPARC and Paxson Fay to discuss how small-mid-size architecture firms can maximize their social media presences.

Social Media Tactics to Elevate Your Online Presence

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join SPARC and Paxson Fay to discuss how small-mid-size architecture firms can maximize their social media presences. Read more

January 2019

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 – January 2019

January 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 from Kriegh Architects and 4D Architects for an information-packed overview of the design and construction process including budget and schedule, tips for hiring the right team, and how you and your designer can work together to make the most of any project. Be sure to bring your “napkin sketch” to this…

Join author Marc Vassallo to explore the design of small, urban houses and backyard ADUs as a smart response to two demographic trends: the shrinking size of households and the growing popularity of city living - followed by a group conversation on the pros and cons of small city houses.

Little House in the City: Designing Small Within City Limits

January 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This presentation explores the design of small, urban houses and backyard ADUs as a smart response to two demographic trends: the shrinking size of households and the growing popularity of city living. Read more

February 2019

Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee – DATE CHANGE

February 27, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

2019 Member Access: Architectural Photography: A practical guide to a successful photo shoot

February 28, 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Moris Moreno, professional Architectural and Interior Design photographer, who will share his insights on how to get the most out of your project photoshoots, including the elements of the briefing process, walkthroughs, usage rights and releases, weather and sun location, styling and post-production. Read more

March 2019

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 – March 2019

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

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 from AKJ Architects and TCA Architecture + Planning + Design for an information-packed overview of the design and construction process including budget and schedule, tips for hiring the right team, and how you and your designer can work together to make the most of any project. Be sure to bring your…

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