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October 2018

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

October 17 @ 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: Small Practice and Residential Committee

October 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 March 28, 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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Transforming Seattle’s first-ring suburbs for an urban future

UDF: Urbanizing the Suburbs

October 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum As global population becomes ever more urban, America continues to dabble with city life. After a two decades of revitalizing the urban core and experiencing an urban lifestyle, many people are being priced out of the center city, carrying with them the desire to continue traits of this urban lifestyle such as mixed-use neighborhoods, transit access, reduced car dependence, convenience, walkability, bikability, rich culture, creative food and nightlife. Seeking to meet demand, many…

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Got Codes? Know What You Don’t Know: Residential Codes and Permit Process Hurdles

October 24 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This is the fourth session in the Got Codes? series. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Women In Design

October 25 @ 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 August 31, 2019

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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COTE Green Infrastructure In Seattle

October 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Presented by AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment Seattle is well known for its beautiful, sprawling parks. Several thousand acres provide softscapes that allow rainwater to slow down and infiltrate before reaching our waterways. But what about the rest of the city? On October 25th, we bring the conversation back to hardscapes: rooftops, roadways, and bridges that send polluted runoff straight into Seattle’s delicate aquatic ecosystems. With advancements in toxic stormwater retention, architects and developers now have the opportunity to…

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Metal experts from Decorative Metal Arts (DMA) will demonstrate and explain the technical aspects of steel and lead participants through a hands-on metal demonstration in this exclusive AIA Seattle Member Access event.

Decorative Metal Workshop: Hands-on metal fabrication

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Metal experts from Decorative Metal Arts (DMA) will demonstrate and explain the technical aspects of steel and lead participants through a hands-on metal demonstration in this exclusive AIA Seattle Member Access event. Participants will leave the metal shop with a fabricated shelf and an elementary understanding of the work that goes into work by DMA. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

October 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 October 31, 2018

AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 4:30pm 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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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 @ 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

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Committee Meeting: Codes

October 30 @ 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 March 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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November 2018

Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) Meeting

November 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 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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Join us on Monday, November 5 at Benaroya Hall.

2018 Honor Awards Live Event

November 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The AIA Seattle Honor Awards are the ideal platform to recognize the diverse perspectives, scales, and typologies of architecture in our region. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

November 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 August 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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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 @ 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

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Happy Hour with Young Architects Forum + Women In Design

November 8 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 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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AHC's Fall Conference discusses regulatory changes in the design of healthcare facilities, in particular within occupied facilities, and through building a cancer center including a pharmacy component under new USP regulations.

Regulations and the Impact on the Healthcare Environment

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 3:15 pm

In this session, we will discuss the regulatory process of building a cancer center including a pharmacy pursuant to the new USP 800 regulations due in December of 2019. This session will explain the processes of designing a multi-modality Clinic in a hospital setting. The session will explain the problems and successes of construction in an occupied building; sharing loading docks and elevators with hospital staff and vendors. As part of that we will discuss the safety planning of lifting…

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Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

November 13 @ 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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Join AIA Seattle's Committee on Architecture for Education for a unique joint presentation with the Design Build Institute of America, focusing on how design-build works within construction of education spaces.

CAE + DBIA Joint Presentation: How Does Design-Build Lead to Better Design Solutions?

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

How does design-build lead to better design solutions? Questions we will investigate during this program: What does the architect gain from design-build? How does the owner benefit? What factors really contribute most to success: Previous history together? Firm resumes? Individual resumes? What are the biggest obstacles/challenges from the architects perspective? How has the architect-owner relationship changed having the GC as the intermediary? Why don’t some owners embrace the benefits Design-Build? What are some of the best design examples delivered via Design-Build? What…

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Committee Meeting: Disaster Preparedness & Response

November 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until March 31, 2019

The Disaster Preparedness & Response Knowledge Community meets the second Wednesday of every other month at noon 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 Disaster Preparedness & Response Knowledge Community and to sign up for their email updates.

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Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

November 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 March 28, 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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Are you a recent grad or newly-licensed architect looking to gain a truly global knowledge base?

2019 Travel Scholarship Info Session

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you an emerging professional or recent grad looking to expand your professional horizons? Join AIA Seattle to discuss this unique international travel opportunity. Read more

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Committee Meeting: COTE

November 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 March 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

November 21 @ 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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AIA Seattle and the Center for Architecture and Design will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 22-23, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday

November 22 - November 23

AIA Seattle and the Center for Architecture and Design will be closed Thursday & Friday, November 22 – 23, for the Thanksgiving Holiday. Read more

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COTE: Shift Zero and the Collective Push for Real Climate Action in Architecture

November 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This panel discussion will explore a local model for this alignment: Shift Zero, an alliance of AEC, green building, affordable housing, and climate action communities working from common ground to advance common cause and speak with collective voice to make change. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Women In Design

November 29 @ 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: Diversity Roundtable

November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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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Seattle International Architecture Forum + Diversity Roundtable Happy Hour

November 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Diversity Roundtable and Seattle International Architecture Forum at our next Social Hour, hosted by Schemata Workshop. Stop by for an evening of lively conversations on diversity within the profession, architectural practice, and general networking with a diverse group of design professionals. When: Thursday, November 29th, 5:30pm – 7:30pm Where: Schemata Workshop, 1720 12th Ave Beverages and snacks will be served.

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December 2018

Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

December 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 February 6, 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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Women In Design Committee Holiday Lunch

December 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The Women in Design Committee invites you to join us for our annual holiday luncheon, returning this year to Steelhead Diner. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. $26 in advance; price includes tax and gratuity; adult beverages purchased separately. Click for more information about Women in Design and to sign up for their email updates. **Women in Design’s December meeting is replaced by this gathering**

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Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) Meeting

December 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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Present and Future Realities for Marketers and Business Developers

Design/Build: Opportunity or Barrier?

$30 – $40
December 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for this Joint AIA Seattle and SMPS Fellows Forum where Design/Build delivery will be discussed. How has the foundational shift affected your company, and what should you be doing? Is this the latest fad, or is it a long-lasting change? What are the particular impacts to marketing, business development, and client care? Read more

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Join us for the Opening Night Reception for

Sanctuary: Design for Belonging Opening Night Reception

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Our world is witnessing a time of record migration and displacement. According to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, there are now more than 60 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, the result of persecution, conflict, violence or human rights violations. Cities are on the front lines of this global crisis. As the number of urban displaced persons grows, so does the moral imperative to welcome and embrace them. Sanctuary: Design for Belonging presents design ideas from Displaced: Design for…

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AIA Seattle + Design Swarms invite you to participate in this year’s thought leadership summit on the topic of cities for all.

Contested Spaces: What is a city for all?

December 10 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Monday, December 10 for Contested Spaces: What is a city for all? featuring a series of community-led lightning talks and collaborative Design Swarms (facilitated by Surya Vanka, Founder & Principal of Authentic Design). Transforming design thinking into accessible game-board exercises, Design Swarms help groups to foster empathy, visualize shared challenges, and ideate around solutions to a specific problem. This summit will convene design professionals, citizen advocates, community partners, and government representatives around the challenges and opportunities of co-creating a city for…

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Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

December 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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Meet us at the Center for a curatorial tour of Sanctuary: Design for Belonging by our Graphic Art Curator, Cleo Barnett.

Sanctuary Exhibit Tour w/ Graphic Art Curator, Cleo Barnett

December 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Meet us at the Center for a curatorial tour of Sanctuary: Design for Belonging by our Graphic Art Curator, Cleo Barnett. Read more

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