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May 2021

Join us May 17-19 to explore the equity and social justice impacts of a transition to clean energy sources, materials, and processes.

Just Transition: Upstream and Downstream Impacts of Decarbonization

May 17 @ 9:00 am - May 19 @ 6:00 pm

AEC professionals are working on design and policy changes to rapidly eliminate carbon emissions from our built environment. What are the upstream and downstream impacts of these changes on jobs, housing affordability, health and communities? What additional considerations and voices should be brought into our decision-making processes? How can we push aggressively towards our climate goals while simultaneously supporting the call for justice and human rights that 2020 has reminded us to answer? Considering the transitions toward 1) the electrification…

Committee Meeting: Committee on the Environment

May 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, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment for its monthly meeting, taking place every third Tuesday. Open to AIA Seattle members and allied professions. Read more

Join us for Carlton Eley's Driving Equity Now, the closing keynote of AIA Seattle's 2021 (Virtual) Climate Leadership Summit.

Driving Equity Now | Just Transition: Upstream and Downstream Impacts of Decarbonization

May 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

AIA Seattle presents Just Transition: Upstream and Downstream Impacts of Decarbonization. Join us online, May 17-19, 2021 for AIA Seattle’s 2021 (Virtual) Climate Leadership Summit exploring the equity and social justice impacts of a transition to clean energy sources, materials, and processes. The Summit will conclude with keynote Carlton Eley’s presentation Driving Equity Now. Researchers and advocates; stewards of the built environment; and proponents for sustainability are coming to realize that finding creative ways to encourage equitable development does not…

Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architecture Forum

May 19 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:15pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Seattle International Architecture Forum for its monthly meeting, welcoming architects and allied professionals. Read more

Committee Meeting: Small Practice & Residential Committee

May 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, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Small Practice and Residential Committee for their monthly meeting, open to all. Read more

Ask An Architect – May 2021

May 22 @ 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

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 1

May 24 @ 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 first session of Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort is scheduled for Monday, May 24, 9:00am-12:00pm PT. Want to learn more? Visit Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort for additional program information, including…

Committee Meeting: Code

May 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, 2021

Join AIA Seattle for its monthly Code committee meeting, every fourth Tuesday at 12pm. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Read more

Committee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

May 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, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum for its monthly meeting, every fourth Tuesday at 5pm. Open to architects and allied professionals. Read more

Design in Public Benefit Breakfast

May 26 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am

The Seattle Design Festival is a community-driven program made possible by small individual donations from our community. The Seattle Design Festival provides such a meaningful opportunity to leverage design. I am donating to help individuals and organizations to test ideas, challenge assumptions and raise awareness for our community. – Rob Deane AIA, NCARB Senior Associate at Encore Architects I donated because the Seattle Design Festival provides the unique opportunity to explore our most pressing challenges and current events creatively. This annual event welcomes…

Committee Meeting: Urban Design Forum

May 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum for its monthly planning meeting, every fourth Wednesday. Open to architects and allied professionals. Read more

Committee Meeting: Women in Design

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Women In Design committee for their monthly social and planning meeting. Read more

June 2021

Committee Meeting: Adaptation & Resilience Committee

June 1 @ 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 December 31, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Adaptation & Resilience Committee for its monthly meeting, focusing on disaster preparedness, safety assessments, and resilient design in the Puget Sound and beyond. Read more

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

June 1 @ 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, 2021

The Diversity Roundtable meets the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00pm. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Read more

Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

June 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

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

Sole Practitioners Roundtable (SPRouT) Meeting

June 3 @ 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 December 31, 2021

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. All are encouraged to join us, you do not need to be a member to attend. Read more

Join us June 7-8 to examine the concept of complete neighborhoods as an urban design framework and explore how Seattle can support full-service neighborhoods by providing a mix of housing options for homeowners, renters, and people of different ages and walks of life.

Housing Innovation in the 15-Minute City

June 7 @ 10:30 am - June 8 @ 12:30 pm

How can we help transition housing policy and urban design to be 1) more equitable for all residents by incorporating people-centered development that responds to community needs and desires; and 2) focused on holistic sustainability by designing compact, complete neighborhoods that deemphasize car use and enhance environmental sustainability, resident health, and economic vibrancy? From missing middle to infill housing, new housing designs and careful planning around existing communities can provide the density to support amenities such as restaurants, services, work…

Join us for Kristian Skovbakke Villadsen's 15-Minute Cities for People, the opening keynote of AIA Seattle's 2021 (Virtual) Housing Innovation in the 15-Minute City.

15-Minute Cities for People | Housing Innovation in the 15-Minute City

June 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

AIA Seattle presents Housing Innovation in the 15-Minute City, the kick-off event of AIA Seattle’s new series, 15-Minute Seattle: Creating Livable Places for All. Join us online, June 7-8, 2021 to examine the concept of complete neighborhoods as an urban design framework, and explore how Seattle can support full-service neighborhoods by providing a mix of housing options for homeowners, renters, and people of different ages and walks of life. The program will open with Kristian Skovbakke Villadsen’s keynote presentation, 15-Minute Cities for…

Committee Meeting: Committee on Homelessness

June 8 @ 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 31, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on Homelessness for a monthly check-in on how best to advocate for our most vulnerable populations, within the architecture profession. Read more

Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

June 8 @ 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, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Mass Timber committee for its monthly meeting every second Tuesday at 4pm. Open to AIA Seattle members and allied professionals. Read more

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, educate members, and review new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation

June 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 8, 2021

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith.

NWW: WA State Residential Energy Code Compliance in 2021

June 9 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Northwest Washington Section for a deep dive on the Washington State Residential Energy Code, with WSU Senior Building Science Specialist, Michael Lubliner Read more

Housing Task Force Meeting

June 10 @ 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 10, 2021

AIA Seattle’s Housing Task Force operates under the Public Policy Board. It discusses, researches, and makes policy recommendations related to the chapter’s policy interests related to housing. All members are welcome to attend Task Force meetings. For more information, please contact Kirsten Smith at kirstens@aiaseattle.org or 206-957-1926.

Committee Meeting: Committee on the Environment

June 15 @ 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, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment for its monthly meeting, taking place every third Tuesday. Open to AIA Seattle members and allied professions. Read more

Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architecture Forum

June 16 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:15pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Seattle International Architecture Forum for its monthly meeting, welcoming architects and allied professionals. Read more

Committee Meeting: Small Practice & Residential Committee

June 17 @ 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, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Small Practice and Residential Committee for their monthly meeting, open to all. Read more

Elizabeth Mahan, the winner of the 2018-2019 IIDA (International Interior Design Association) Northern Pacific Chapter’s Spencer de Mille Traveling Fellowship, presents her research on the impact of design on homelessness abroad.

15-Minute Seattle: Design for Dignity

June 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Throughout the spring of 2019, Elizabeth traveled from Seattle to Dallas, Helsinki, Vienna, and Zurich to learn more about successful programs transitioning people from homelessness into permanent housing. Specifically, her work explores how design choices impact the housing retention rates of formerly homeless individuals and families and supports the restoration of their dignity. For the second half of the session, Elizabeth will lead the audience in small group discussions to explore how we might rewrite Seattle’s narrative on housing and…

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 2

June 21 @ 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 second session of Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort is scheduled for Monday, June 21, 9:00am-12:00pm PT. Want to learn more? Visit Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort for additional program information, including…

Committee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

June 22 @ 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, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum for its monthly meeting, every fourth Tuesday at 5pm. Open to architects and allied professionals. Read more

Committee Meeting: Urban Design Forum

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum for its monthly planning meeting, every fourth Wednesday. Open to architects and allied professionals. Read more

Committee Meeting: Women in Design

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Women In Design committee for their monthly social and planning meeting. Read more

Committee Meeting: Code

June 29 @ 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, 2021

Join AIA Seattle for its monthly Code committee meeting, every fourth Tuesday at 12pm. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Read more

July 2021

Sole Practitioners Roundtable (SPRouT) Meeting

July 1 @ 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 December 31, 2021

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. All are encouraged to join us, you do not need to be a member to attend. Read more

Committee Meeting: Adaptation & Resilience Committee

July 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 December 31, 2021

Join AIA Seattle’s Adaptation & Resilience Committee for its monthly meeting, focusing on disaster preparedness, safety assessments, and resilient design in the Puget Sound and beyond. Read more

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

July 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, 2021

The Diversity Roundtable meets the first Tuesday of every month at 5:00pm. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Read more

Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

July 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2021

The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) meets the first Wednesday of the month, from 4:30-5:30pm. 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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