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August 2021

Join the Northwest Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Associated General Contractors of Washington's Northern District as we host the 2021 Scholarship Golf Tournament, presented by Freeland and Associates, Inc.

2021 AIA NWW / AGC Scholarship Golf Tournament

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join the Northwest Washington Section of the American Institute of Architects and the Associated General Contractors of Washington’s Northern District as we host the 2021 Scholarship Golf Tournament. This tournament has been created to help students in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction reach their goals through scholarships. Read more

Committee Meeting: Code

August 31 @ 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

September 2021

Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

September 1 @ 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

September 2 @ 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: Asian American Designers Union

September 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

Join AIA Seattle’s Asian American Designers Union for their monthly meeting, taking place the first Friday of every month at 12pm. Read more

Committee Meeting: Adaptation & Resilience Committee

September 7 @ 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

September 7 @ 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

University of Washington associate professor and Seattle Planning Commission co-chair Rick Mohler FAIA and instructor Brad Khouri AIA present the results of their Neighborhoods for All graduate research studio and seminar. 

Neighborhoods for All: Expanding Housing Opportunity in Seattle’s Single Family Zones

Free
September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Taught in collaboration with the Seattle Planning Commission and building on its Neighborhoods for All report, the courses are aimed at advancing progressive housing policy in Seattle. Students reviewed the city’s recent history of explosive growth and the resulting housing crisis, exacerbated by a racist legacy of single-family zoning that reserves 70% of residentially zoned land for single family homes. This has yielded a dichotomy of housing types in which Seattle has an outsized percentage of detached suburban homes and large…

Housing Task Force Meeting

September 9 @ 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.

Day of Dialogue: Design for Early Learning

September 13 - September 18

Over four segments, this year’s Day of Dialogue will provide a forum for leading-edge thinking around the design of spaces for early learning, with a focus on the impact these spaces have on the child, educator, family and community. Where do our youngest children spend their days, and how can these spaces designed to foster children’s learning, health, social interaction and happiness? How can kids’ and families’ early learning experiences be made more equitable and inclusive? How can we include…

Committee Meeting: Committee on Homelessness

September 14 @ 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

September 14 @ 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

2021 Honor Awards | Early Bird Submission Deadline

September 15 @ 5:00 pm

Reconnect and broaden conversations about resilience in design. On behalf of the Honor Awards Committee, we look forward to celebrating you in person with a renewed sense of urgency to undertake the grand social, environmental, and economic challenges we are facing.  While this has been a difficult year, it has also been a time for reflection. Our evolving public health crises, continued critical reckonings with systemic racism, and rapidly changing environments are intrinsically linked. Yet we remain optimistic in the…

Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architecture Forum

September 15 @ 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

September 16 @ 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

Committee Meeting: Committee on the Environment

September 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, 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

Decoded | Multifamily Accessibility

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

This is the fourth session in the 2021 Decoded series presented by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee. Multifamily residential accessibility compliance is far more complicated than it first appears. With the overlapping of federal laws and building code, it can become confusing very quickly.  This session will inform and educate multifamily residential  architects, builders, and developers on the key differences in federal laws and building code as well as the how, why, where, and when to applying them.  This course will…

Committee Meeting: Urban Design Forum

September 22 @ 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

September 23 @ 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

Ask An Architect – September 2021

September 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

Committee Meeting: Code

September 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, 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

September 28 @ 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

2021 Honor Awards | Final Submission Deadline

September 29

Reconnect and broaden conversations about resilience in design. On behalf of the Honor Awards Committee, we look forward to celebrating you in person with a renewed sense of urgency to undertake the grand social, environmental, and economic challenges we are facing.  While this has been a difficult year, it has also been a time for reflection. Our evolving public health crises, continued critical reckonings with systemic racism, and rapidly changing environments are intrinsically linked. Yet we remain optimistic in the…

AADU: Career Ladder

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

Join AIA Seattle’s Asian American Designers Union for their first program, focused on career insights for Asian-Americans in the design professions. Read more

CAE: Mass Timber in Schools

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

The AIA Seattle Committee on Architecture for Education hosts an exploratory presentation and discussion of large-scale wood structures in recently completed regional schools. Read more

October 2021

Committee Meeting: Asian American Designers Union

October 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 Asian American Designers Union for their monthly meeting, taking place the first Friday of every month at 12pm. Read more

Committee Meeting: Adaptation & Resilience Committee

October 5 @ 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

October 5 @ 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

October 6 @ 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

October 7 @ 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

AIA Northwest Washington 2021 Design Awards Live Event

October 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us as we celebrate the best architectural designs available from the AIA members in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties. 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 3

October 11 @ 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 third session of Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort is scheduled for Monday, October 4 October 11, 9:00am-12:00pm PT. Want to learn more? Visit Culture Change in Practice: A Leadership Cohort for additional program…

Committee Meeting: Committee on Homelessness

October 12 @ 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

Climate Advocacy Action is back, and this time we're taking on the King County energy code update. If you live anywhere in King County, sign up to meet with your County Councilmember about sustainability in the built environment.

Calling Climate Advocates: King County Climate Advocacy Action

October 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

AIA Seattle’s 2020 Climate Advocacy Week, held in December, featured AIA member meetings with Seattle City Councilmembers to support the city’s strongest-in-Washington energy code update. That code was approved in February and is now effective for commercial and large multifamily buildings. In 2021, we’re continuing this effort as King County’s Council looks to approve its commercial energy code for unincorporated areas. King County’s proposed code is based closely on but not a copy of the Seattle update. We’ll be holding…

Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

October 12 @ 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

Housing Task Force Meeting

October 14 @ 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.

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