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July 2019

Mass Timber: Mass Changes In Mass Timber

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s newly-formed Mass Timber committee to discuss the recent code changes allowing timber construction for tall, hyperurban buildings across Seattle. Read more

Task Force Meeting: Housing

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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

DATE CHANGED: Committee Meeting: Design & Wellbeing

July 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

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

July 11 @ 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

Committee Meeting: COTE

July 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, 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.

Sessions for Small Firms: Mastering Communications with Clients and Project Teams

July 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm

This is the first of three Sessions for Small Firms offered in 2019. SESSION 1 | MASTERING COMMUNICATIONS Part 1: The Client Relationship The Architect’s client is a central figure in their business, their creative enterprise, and their livelihood. Each client is a unique entity and has their own ideas about what they want out of the process. Rather than starting from a place where we know “the way clients think,” we will create structures for discovering the unique needs…

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

July 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

Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

July 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

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

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 – July 2019

July 20 @ 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 Clinkston Architects and H2D 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. Coffee and light snacks provided. Cost: $25 per individual…

UDF: Suburban Renaissance Tour / Kenmore & Bothell, WA

July 20 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Urban Design Forum presents a tour of Kenmore and Bothell, two Seattle suburbs working to build a more sustainable, urbanized future. Read more

Commitee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

July 23 @ 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.

Code Dependent: K-12 Code Challenges & Opportunities

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the second session in the Code Dependent series. This class will focus on the unique code requirements for K-12 educational facilities including fire, occupancy, and 2018 IBC code changes, with case studies. Read more

YAF: ARE Program Discussion

July 24 @ 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 25, 2019

Join 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

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

July 24 @ 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

Committee Meeting: Women In Design

July 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 December 31, 2019

The Women in Design Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at noon at the Center for Architecture & Design, unless otherwise noted. 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…

Home of Distinction – Submissions Due

July 26 @ 5:00 pm

Submit your Home of Distinction application by July 26 to be featured in Seattle Magazine. Read more

Committee Meeting: Codes

July 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 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.

Please join us for an opportunity to engage in discussions of diverse ideas in architecture and connect with a community of architects from many different backgrounds.

DRT + SIAF July 2019 Social Hour

July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Seattle International Architecture Forum and Diversity Roundtable committees are hosting a bimonthly social hour – stop by and say hello! Read more

August 2019

NWW: Thermal & Moisture Protection Symposium: Basic Thermal & Moisture Protection Materials & Methods

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join AIA Northwest Washington for a five-course session on thermal and moisture protection materials and methods, as well as CSI Division 7, from a variety of practitioners and producers. Read more

Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) Meeting

August 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

Committee Meeting: Design & Wellbeing

August 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, 2019

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

Join us @ the Center for an Exhibit Tour of

DISCOVER + DISRUPT Exhibit Tour

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

City systems operate similarly to people. Much of the day is concerned with utilitarian, functional, and obvious needs. Budgets are allocated to potholes and traffic alleviation like paying rent and filling a pantry with groceries. The blueprint for the average city is largely shaped more by cost, regiment, and efficiency than whimsy and humanity. When moments of delight do exist, art is often corralled into commercial spaces such as advertisements or limited public art initiatives, unable to infiltrate the rest…

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

August 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

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

Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

August 7 @ 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

Task Force Meeting: Housing

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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

WID: Tour – Solis Multifamily Passive House

August 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

A guided tour of the Solis Condominiums. As a first of its kind building in Seattle, SOLIS aims to use 80% less energy than a typical multifamily building for heating and cooling. The residential portion of the building is pursuing the rigorous PHIUS+ passive building energy certification standard by the Passive House Institute US. Read more

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

August 8 @ 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

The public and the press are invited to join us for the public unveiling of the 2019 Seattle Design Festival!

2019 Seattle Design Festival Sneak Peek

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Festival staff and organizers will provide an overview of this year’s festival—expanding on the key themes explored by our program partners. There will be a silkscreen station throughout the night— come get a t-shirt! Mix, mingle, and get excited for the 2019 Seattle Design Festival!

Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

August 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.

Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

August 13 @ 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.

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

Task Force Meeting: Transportation

August 13 @ 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 31, 2019

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.

Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

August 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, 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

Join us for an evening celebration to kick off the 10-day Seattle Design Festival (exploring BALANCE, August 16-25) and recognize the many people and organizations who make it possible.

2019 Seattle Design Festival Opening Party

$20
August 16 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Featuring two DJs, food from Golas Kitchen, drinks, dancing, design and more. $20 suggested donation gets you 2 drink tickets, no one turned away for lack of funds. Sponsored by GRAY Magazine and JW Architects. Suggested donation of $20.

The Capitol Hill Neighborhood Design Crawl consists of concentrated events, open studios, exhibits, interactive workshops or participatory design interventions that are meant to activate and celebrate the neighborhood.

Seattle Design Festival Capitol Hill Design Crawl

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 9:30 pm

Design professionals, residents, business owners, and community groups are all invited to activate and celebrate neighborhood identity through a series of design-related events. Capitol Hill will be August 17th, 9am-10pm, and includes a tour, a film screening, several panel discussions, a charette, a book signing and an exhibit. Our Neighborhood Hubs will engage festival visitors in the act of design via interactive activities and function as waypoints along the crawl. Schemata Workshop is our scavenger hunt touch-down and Northwest Film Forum will host The Consumer…

COTE: Pax Futura Building Tour

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

Join Committee on the Environment for a tour of Seattle’s first Passive House-certified multifamily development. Read more

Living in Harmony With the Things We Create - Presented by Microsoft.

2019 Seattle Design Festival – Microsoft Design Discussion

August 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

 In this Panel, we will explore how, as a company, Microsoft has been working on envisioning and implementing new ways for human beings to achieve balance with both Nature and Technology. In this panel we will share our philosophy for our new campus where both humans and nature will be successful in exciting new ways. We will also share our thinking of achieving balance for Mixed Reality and how virtual space and physical space are being created together with the…

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