Wondering how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family’s changing needs? 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 us at these monthly Saturday morning seminars 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.

Whether you already have an architect in mind or are searching AIA Seattle’s Find an Architect, looking on Houzz, or calling based on a recommendation, it’s important to know what questions to ask and how your architect will benefit your specific project. Visit TopicA to learn more about finding and working with an architect.

AIA Seattle partners with Seattle magazine to highlight exceptional residential design solutions. A full list of past homes can be found here – and look for the AIA Seattle Homes of Distinction every other month in the Shelter section of the magazine, or on seattlemag.com.

Exactly how authentic do we want our outdoor experience to be, and how far do we have to go to find it? How can we protect our natural treasures in the midst of explosive regional population growth? Can we mitigate that human pressure on these environments by leveraging urban wilderness? Wild Tensions explores the inherent tensions between our pursuit of the wilderness experiences that are so integral to our Pacific Northwest identity and the environmental impact of the built interventions that allow us access to wild spaces.

While immigrants and refugees face many challenges in their new urban lives such as language, access to services, employment, housing and cultural barriers; they also bring new energy to our cities and economy. Their success is our success. Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities calls upon designers of all disciplines to apply the power of design thinking to the urgent need to welcome, support and empower urban immigrants and refugees. Find the full Competition Resources Brief and more information here on the Design in Public website.

Design in Public

Installation Power of Consequence by Signal Architecture + Research & Equinox Studios COG at the 2017 Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Seattle Design Festival 2017: POWER

The 2017 Seattle Design Festival was September 9-22. Read more

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