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January 2015

CANCELLED: Committee Meeting: 2015 Honor Awards

January 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Honor Awards Committee meets the first and third Friday of the month, January through November. Read more

Committee Meeting: 2015 Honor Awards

January 16, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Honor Awards Committee meets the first and third Friday of the month, January through November. Read more

Libraries on the Loose! Opening Reception

January 16, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Libraries on the Loose! features the twenty Little Free Libraries that were designed, built, and installed as part of this past summer’s Libraries on the Loose Design/Build Competition, hosted by Architects Without Borders – Seattle and Architecture for Humanity – Seattle. Little Free Libraries are small-scale book shelters that function as “take-a-book, leave-a-book” gathering places. They provide a location where the free exchange of books, ideas, stories, and interests contribute to a shared experience valued by neighbors and visitors. Participants were…

BIM the Building Code

January 29, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner IMAGINiT Technologies to learn about automating building code into your BIM model! Read more

February 2015

Registration Deadline – 2015 Seattle Home Show

February 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

AIA Seattle invites applications from AIA Seattle Member Firms to exhibit their work and host the AIA Seattle booth at the 70th Anniversary Seattle Home Show. AIA architects will host two seminars on How to Select and Work with an Architect on Thursday, February 19th at 4:30pm and Sunday, February 22nd at 12:30pm. Important Dates Exhibitor application deadline: Monday, February 9 at 12pm. Exhibit materials due to AIA Seattle: Friday, February 13. Event Dates & location: Century Link Field Event Center February…

March 2015

Gallery Opening: Innovation Hub (+)

March 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Based on the research from 2014 Travel Scholarship winner Stefan Kaiser, Assoc. AIA Rapidly expanding high-tech offices in urban areas are challenging local government to create equitable communities amidst increased housing costs and reduced diversity. Density downtown and transit oriented development is the answer. Integrating disparate neighborhoods by providing fast and cheap transportation limits vehicular commuting and reinforces a broader civic identity. Appropriate land use planning and infrastructure construction are two fundamental functions of government. When these services are effectively…

Path to Fellowship

March 17, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Are you a seasoned professional who is considering applying for AIA Fellowship? Or are you an emerging professional who’s curious about steps you can take now to make a future application more competitive? Join a panel of local FAIAs to learn more about the College of Fellows eligibility and submittal process, our chapter’s coaching and nomination of candidates, and tricks and tools you can employ now to tell your own professional story.  We’ll also cover tips and tricks for those individuals presently assembling…

Learn more about the steps necessary to achieve licensure to become an architect and other programs to get the most out of your career in architecture.

NCARB & You: IDP, ARE, & Certification

March 18, 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn more about the steps necessary to achieve licensure to become an architect and other programs to get the most out of your career in architecture. Read more

April 2015

CAP Collaboration Series: Mechanical Systems 101: What architects need to know with FSi Consulting Engineers

April 10, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner FSi Consulting Engineers for an hour long Continuing Education class on Mechanical Systems Course Description Does it need to be so noisy? And do I really have to give up that much space? We’ll explore the mysteries of mechanical systems from an architect’s perspective. Mechanical systems are central to both energy savings (or consumption) and occupant comfort. Understanding how these systems work can help you speak knowledgeably to contractors and engineers, design for optimal building performance, meet construction and operating budgets, and…

CAP Collaboration Series: Sustainability Innovations with Wood Harbinger

April 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner Wood Harbinger for an hour long Continuing Education class on Sustainability Innovations. Course Description Wood Harbinger is highlighting the issue of discussing sustainable ideas early in the design process. The goal is to meet the vision of the architect and the long-term goals of the owner. When sustainable ideas are presented early in the process, evaluated with the owner and the design team, and conscious and precise decisions are made, we can achieve a higher level of…

CAP Collaboration: Trends in Audio/Video Systems with The Greenbusch Group

April 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner The Greenbusch Group for their Continuing Education class on Audio/Video Systems. Course Description New video display technologies, and future display technologies. When to use flatscreens versus projection. When is wireless viable? How about AV over the data network? What about ADA (assistive listening systems, inductive loop systems). Approaches to integrate the devices into the architecture. Control systems: how to achieve ease of use for everyone, not just techie nerds. Learning Objectives Understand the need for proper design…

CAP Collaboration Series: Mechanical System Selection with MacDonald-Miller

April 21, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join our Corporate Allied Partner MacDonald-Miller for an hour long Continuing Education class on Mechanical System Selection. Course Description The presentation introduces participants to mechanical system selection from a mechanical contractor’s perspective. Decision factors that a design-build mechanical engineer would consider, such as life cycle cost and sustainability, are addressed, as well as more conventional factors such as first cost, reliability, comfort, and tenant flexibility. Examples of typical conventional and unconventional systems are explored and ranked based on the factors discussed. Some energy conserving measures that can be…

CAP Collaboration Series: Geothermal Heat Exchange Systems: Case Studies & Lessons Learned with PAE

April 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner PAE for their Continuing Education class on Mechanical System Selection. Course Description This presentation will discuss what geothermal actually is as well as the design, construction and codes and guidelines. Additionally, participants will learn the benefits of utilizing geothermal design in terms of efficiency and cost. Design case studies of a number of projects, including the Jordan Research Center at Fresno State and the Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA will also be featured. Learning Objectives Clarify possible…

Urban Design Forum: Innovation Hub (+)

April 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

An International Perspective on Tech Companies and Urban Development
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CAP Collaboration Series: Who Left the Lights On? Measurement & Verification: A Key to Achieving World Class Building Performance with WSP

April 23, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner WSP for an hour long Continuing Education class on Building Performance. Course Description The next great leap in the design of sustainable buildings is measuring and reporting the operational building performance.  Traditionally design teams have ensured buildings are built as designed but have had limited involvement in the operation of a building.  New rating systems, building codes and client contracts are dramatically changing this. This presentation explores the importance of measurement and verification (M&V) in the operation…

Please join us for an evening to celebrate Joe Mayo’s newly published book!

“Solid Wood” Book Release Celebration with author Joe Mayo Assoc. AIA

April 24, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for an evening to celebrate Joe Mayo’s newly published book, “Solid Wood: Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design”! Read more

June 2015

CAP Collaboration Series: The Design & Performance Advantages of Composite Shake, Shingle, and Slate with Enviroshake Inc

June 23, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join our Corporate Allied Partner Enviroshake Inc for an hour long Continuing Education class on Composite Shake, Shingle and Slate. Course Description This course provides an overview of the characteristics and green features of composite shake, shingle and slate vs. alternative shake and slate options as well as a discussion of the relationship of composite shake, shingle, and slate to various green certification programs. Learning Objectives Explain the factors and environmental considerations that are driving the composite shake, shingle, and slate market. List the advantages of…

CAP Collaboration Series: Living Building Challenge Update and Peace Island Medical Center Case Study with Mazzetti

June 23, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner Mazzetti for an hour long Continuing Education class on the Living Building Challenge and an update on the Peace Island Medical Center. Course Description Leslie Jonsson (a Living Building Challenge Ambassador) will lead us through a discussion of the new Living Building Challenge, the petals, example projects from around the world, and strategies required to meet the rigorous demands of this challenge. Mark Stavig will also present Peace Island Medical Center (PIMC) case study, a critical…

CAP Collaboration Series: The Wood Revolution: Inspiring Architecture with Innovative Structural Systems with WoodWorks

June 23, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner WoodWorks for an hour long Continuing Education class on innovative wood structural systems. Course Description There is a quiet revolution going on in Europe and Canada—a revolution that will likely change the way architects here view structural wood building systems. As a structural building component, wood offers many environmental benefits, including the ability to maximize carbon storage and minimize carbon dioxide emissions associated with the design, construction and operation of buildings. Architects in Europe are already…

CAP Collaboration Series: The Ever-Changing LED Landscape with Candela, a Stantec Company

June 25, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Join our Corporate Allied Partner Candela, a Stantec Company, for an hour long Continuing Education class on the ever-changing LED landscape. Course Description Never since the beginning of electric lighting have we seen such a rapid change in technology or such rapid acceptance and implementation as we are seeing with LEDs. There is great excitement about the potential energy savings and the reduced frequency of maintenance. Designers and users like the excellent color quality, and ability to dim. They also like…

CAP Collaboration Series: Streets as Places: Design, Stewardship, and Use with SvR Design Company

June 25, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner SvR Design Company for an hour long Continuing Education class on streets as places. Course Description Streets are corridors, connecting people and places and carrying utility infrastructure.  Just as importantly, they are also a city’s most essential public space.  The best urban streets provide places for people to interact, see community, and feel connection to the city around them.   This AIA continuing education discussion will explore the challenge of making meaningful, sustainable places in our…

July 2015

Opening Reception: Passage – Art by Architects

July 10, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for the opening reception of Passage, our 2015 Member Art Show. Read more

August 2015

CANCELED: Committee Meeting: 2015 Honor Awards

August 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Honor Awards Committee meets the first and third Friday of the month, January through November. Read more

September 2015

UPDATED: Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

September 8, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable meets every first Tuesday. Read more

October 2015

Committee Work Time: 2015 Honor Awards

October 2, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Honor Awards Committee meets the first and third Friday of the month, January through November. Read more

CAP Collaboration Series: Making the Case for Rainwater Harvesting with SvR Design Company

October 7, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner SvR Design Company for an hour long Continuing Education class on rainwater harvesting systems. Course Description This one hour session will focus on the benefits and costs of rainwater harvesting systems. Participants will review current regulations, consider a variety of harvesting system configurations, explore simple modeling tools and examine optimal systems for reduction in domestic water use. This session will explore the design process for sizing systems, associated costs and financial benefits resulting from properly design rainwater…

CAP Collaboration Series: Field-tested Construction Details from Hammer & Hand’s Best Practices Manual with Hammer & Hand

October 13, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner Hammer & Hand for an hour long Continuing Education class on their Best Practices Manual. Course Description Sam Hagerman, founder of general contractor Hammer & Hand and immediate past president of Passive House Alliance US, will present the construction details of H&H’s “Best Practices Manual.” H&H created the manual to guide its practice in the field, but has published it as a resource for design partners and fellow builders. The manual includes 80 pages of full color…

CAP Collaboration Series: Effectively Using Your Contractor During Preconstruction: The foundation of IPD with Rafn Company

October 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner Rafn Company for an hour long Continuing Education class on working with your construction team. Course Description Regardless of the contract format, there are truly effective ways to interact with the construction team during the preconstruction process. Let us show you the depth and breadth of what you can expect and ask for during the preconstruction phase of your project. By effectively partnering with your contractor you can eliminate time consuming rework, reduce unnecessary details, focus…

November 2015

Committee Meeting: 2015 Honor Awards

November 6, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Honor Awards Committee meets the first and third Friday of the month, January through November. Read more

UPDATED: Committee Meeting: Women In Design

November 20, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Women in Design meets the last Friday of every month at the AIA Seattle office. Click for more information about the Women In Design and to sign up for their email updates.

UPDATED: Committee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

November 24, 2015 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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.

December 2015

CANCELED: Committee Meeting: COTE

December 15, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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) Knowledge Community and to sign up for their email updates.

March 2016

Committee Meeting: 2016 Honor Awards

March 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Honor Awards Committee meets the first and third Friday of the month, January through November, at 12pm at AIA Seattle. 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 Honor Awards Committee and to sign up for their email updates.

July 2016

Committee Meeting: 2016 Honor Awards

July 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Honor Awards Committee meets the first and third Friday of the month, January through November, at 12pm at AIA Seattle. 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 Honor Awards Committee and to sign up for their email updates.

October 2016

The Seattle chapter of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) invites you to submit case studies or ideas for the upcoming Sustainability Slam on October 20th.

Call for Submissions for Sustainability Slam w/ COTE

October 4, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

The Seattle chapter of the AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE) invites you to submit case studies or ideas for the upcoming Sustainability Slam on October 20th. Read more

December 2016

Happy Holidays - see you in the new year!

AIA Seattle Office Closed December 23 – January 2

December 23, 2016 - January 2, 2017

February 2017

The Northwest Universal Design Council and community partners invite you to attend a special presentation by Marthalee Galeota, access and disability program manager for the Starbucks Coffee Company, in conjunction with the “Open to All: Designing for the Full Range of Human Experience” exhibit at the Center for Architecture & Design, which she helped to develop.

Accessible Design Integration

February 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Ms. Galeota leads Starbucks disability initiatives and strategic planning, collaborates with and advises business units on universal design and access, manages interpreter services, and designs and implements training programs on disability and access. Attend the presentation to learn how organizations can move beyond ADA regulations, make a broader commitment to human-centered design, and ensure a more meaningful experience for people of all abilities. View the exhibit before and after the formal program. Please RSVP by Wednesday, February 8, 2017

April 2017

Community by Design: Main Streets in a Changing America showcases the success stories of the Main Street America program and other revitalization models that positively impacted communities across the country.

Community by Design: Main Streets in a Changing America

April 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Main Street America program empowers community members to be changemakers, to leverage the power of place to develop desirable cities and towns emblematic of our uniquely American identity. While the Main Street Program provides a sound and effective tool for making sustainable and long-lasting change, other approaches have also successfully strengthened social connections and long-term viability. This exhibition presents several unique case studies from local to national in order to inspire visitors to take pride in their home places…

July 2017

What we learn through play impacts our physical, mental, social, and creative health. Designers and play advocates are taking notice. Extraordinary Playscapes examines the art, history, science, and importance of play, while telling the story behind some of the most incredible play spaces in the world.

Extraordinary Playscapes: Opening Reception

July 13, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Extraordinary Playscapes is an educational experience highlighting the importance of play. It showcase how designers shape the outdoor play experience, with interactive elements for kids to learn about the creative process. Read more

September 2017

Enter the Fray: How Architects & Designers can be POWERful Advocates

September 18, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Architects and designers are uniquely positioned to advocate for vital urban spaces and design elements that contribute to healthy, livable communities. They are also well-suited to work towards community consensus on controversial issues: they are good listeners, they work collaboratively in groups, they look at all ideas, and they are effective problem-solvers. But too often architects step back from involvement in public policy decision-making. Can architecture and design instead be viewed as lenses through which public problems can be solved?…

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

2017 Honor Awards – Submissions Early Bird Deadline

September 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Your viewpoint is more important than the photograph. Show us your thinking. Show us what is behind the marketing image; reveal the relationships and ideas that inform your design. Read more

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

2017 Honor Awards – Submissions Final Deadline

September 27, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

Your viewpoint is more important than the photograph. Show us your thinking. Show us what is behind the marketing image; reveal the relationships and ideas that inform your design. Read more

November 2017

Please join us for a panel discussion focused on humanizing homelessness – putting individual faces and stories to a concept from which we often distance ourselves.

Engaging with Homelessness

November 2, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

We will review policy solutions currently underway in Seattle and talk about what we can do beyond policy to alleviate homelessness in our city. For example, as designers, we have the unique opportunity to create safe and welcoming spaces for all. Hear from the City of Seattle Human Services Department’s Deputy Director, Jason Johnson, and Facing Homelessness and BLOCK Project co-owner, architect Jennifer LaFreniere, and Dave Willard, Manager of the Downtown Seattle Associations’ Homeless Outreach team as they discuss what…

Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

November 8, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Join CAE for their planning meeting for 2018! Read more

Early Energy Modeling w/ COTE

November 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This panel discussion will examine the energy modeling process through the experiences of an architect, engineer and energy modeler. Each panelist will discuss their roles throughout the design process as it relates to energy modeling and speak to what often goes wrong and what can go right. Case-study based discussion will focus on design decisions, information requirements, communication strategies, and other facets of an integrated “energy” design process. Read more

December 2017

Futurama Redux: Urban Mobility After Cars And Oil considers how a transition to postcarbon urban mobility might foster sustainability, resilience, and security while improving quality of life.  

Futurama Redux – Urban Mobility After Cars & Oil

December 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Developed by future urban mobility think tank Smarter Than Car, the exhibit is simultaneously inspired by and a critique of the original Futurama exhibit from the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. It broadly follows a best-case thought experiment that moves the present-day to 2050, when Vienna has become a leading city in post-carbon transition. But rather than providing a prescriptive solution to complex problems, Futurama Redux proposes a multifaceted loop of consideration, experimentation, participation, and adaptation. A portion of…

CAP Collaboration Educational Series: Practice Management

December 8, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 2:45 pm

AIA Seattle’s Corporate Allied Partners (CAPs) enliven the AIA Seattle community and value involvement with AIA Members. Our sponsors also offer their knowledge and expertise in the field to help our members earn their continuing education credits through our CAP Collaboration Educational Series. Join us December 8 for the Practice Management Themed CAP Classes Read more

Imagineering a Postcarbon Seattle

December 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The future might not be motorized: Over the coming decades the challenges of Postcarbon Transition and Climate Change Adaptation will demand a paradigm shift for the organisation of human settlements. This symposium questions the position of the city of Seattle in the global challenge of complete decarbonization until 2050. It will explore the opportunities and challenges that decision makers, creatives and civil society is faced with when taking up this responsibility and will explore first stepping stones to further such…

Owner-Architect Contracts for Smaller Projects

December 12, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The presenters and the attendees will discuss whether/why it is important to use written agreements between client and architect for residential and smaller commercial projects. We will discuss subjects that should always be covered in written agreements. We will also discuss letter-format agreements vs. manuscript agreements vs. AIA form agreements. Read more

CAP Collaboration Educational Series: Sustainable Design

December 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 4:15 pm

AIA Seattle’s Corporate Allied Partners (CAPs) enliven the AIA Seattle community and value involvement with AIA Members. Our sponsors also offer their knowledge and expertise in the field to help our members earn their continuing education credits through our CAP Collaboration Educational Series. Join us December 14 for the Sustainable Design Themed CAP Classes. Read more

COTE Holiday Happy Hour & 2018 Planning

December 19, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for some drinks and socializing as we pin up some ideas for COTE 2018 events. Have an idea for a great presentation? Know someone working on a cool sustainable project? Want to learn about something specific in 2018? We want to hear from you! Show up thirsty and and bring your best ideas to help shape our schedule for the coming year. Read more

January 2018

Equity with Urban Design Forum

January 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The AIA Seattle Urban Design Forum is hosting an event on the issue of equity and how it relates to Seattle’s growth. We plan to have a moderated panel to discuss the city’s experience with inequity over the past decade and to share and react to ideas for how to grow our city more equitably over the next decade. Read more

Join us for the annual member Parti, a celebration of the past year and a look to the year ahead!

Annual Member Parti

January 25, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AIA members, Corporate Allied Partners, and Allied members are invited to this exclusive event. Join us to celebrate our 2017 accomplishments, applaud our volunteers, hear AIA Seattle’s vision for 2018, and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres & drinks. Thursday, January 25,  5:30 – 7:30PM Please RSVP by Thursday, January 18, 2017. Questions? Contact Missy Garvin, Volunteer Hospitality

February 2018

Join AIA Seattle and celebrate our newly licensed members from 2017!

Stamped: Newly Licensed Member Celebration

February 1, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our new event this year, STAMPED, will commemorate your accomplishments as AIA Seattle members who were licensed in 2017. STAMPED will be a chance to celebrate with your fellow newly licensed members, while also hearing from the AIA Seattle Board and the Young Architects Forum about how you can get involved with the AIA Seattle community. All the newly licensed members will be presented with a token of recognition from AIA Seattle. Space is limited, RSVP by January 25.

Committee Meeting: Women In Design Planning Meeting

February 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Women In Design for a planning meeting for the committee’s March event. Read more

Are you ready to become a registered architect in the United States? If yes, come join the Seattle International Architecture Forum to get your questions answered.

Demystifying The Licensure Process For International Architects w/ SIAF

February 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you ready to become a registered architect in the United States? If yes, come join the Seattle International Architecture Forum to get your questions answered. Read more

Imagineering a Postcarbon Seattle – Part 2

February 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

As a closing activity to the exhibit Futurama Redux: Urban Mobility After Cars And Oil exhibition, AIA Seattle will host a second public symposium, Imagineering a Postcarbon Seattle – Part 2, to explore the challenges and opportunities that decision makers, creatives, and civil society face when taking on the responsibility to phase out fossil fuels. Local experts will explore urban strategies for context-sensitive postcarbon transition and invite you to share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns as we try to achieve…

March 2018

March 1 - May 26th, 2018

In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role and Responsibility

March 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This exhibit is created by Garrett Nelli Assoc. AIA, the 2017 recipient of AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship.  Public interest design is re-positioning the architectural profession to address the social, political, and environmental issues of the 21st century through community-engaged design. This shift in practice advances the notion that architecture is not only a built product, but a collective process that instills the tools, awareness, and imagination for individuals to improve their condition. As this year’s recipient of AIA…

Join SIAF and DRT for an evening with Sharon Sutton FAIA!

Seattle International Architecture + Diversity Roundtable Social Hour

March 6, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join SIAF and DRT for an evening with Sharon Sutton FAIA! Read more

NCARB & You: AXP, ARE, & Certification

March 7, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A representative from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) will present on a range of licensure topics relevant to students, aspiring architects, supervisors, architects, and people in the architecture profession. The presentation will review the steps necessary to achieve licensure to become an architect and other programs to get the most out of your career in architecture. Topics will include: Background of NCARB The entities involved in the licensure process How to progress successfully through the Architectural Experience…

Committee Meeting: NWRP

March 8, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Northwest Residential Press will be welcoming new members and reviewing current committee process and organization. Read more

HSW: Supervising with IMPACT

March 8, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A representative from the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) will present on topics relevant to AXP supervisors and mentors. Ethics in daily life…you live it though you might not recognize it.  It is your ethical responsibility as an architect supervising licensure candidates to guide their development and prepare them for practice. This session focuses on the knowledge, skills, and tasks that you and your teams need to know to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public…

Urban Design Plan: Downtown w/ Urban Design Forum

March 28, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for Urban Design Forum’s presentation on the Urban Design Plan: Downtown. Read more

April 2018

How do we sustainably address the high-intensity energy use of the rapidly expanding tech industry?

Data Centers: Energy Efficiency Strategies for a Growing Tech Economy w/ COTE

April 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Whether working on a corporate data centers or a small IT closets, designers are constantly faced with managing ever-increasing server space, bandwidths, and energy demand.  Three panelists will provide actionable strategies and lessons learned from careers in working on all aspects of data centers. Topics include managing power density and growth, solutions for server rooms and data closets, and common barriers to sustainable efficient energy choices. SPEAKERS: Ted Brown  |  Sr. Program Manager in Seattle City Light’s Customer Energy Solutions…

How we design and build buildings is changing quickly in the Internet age.

Beauty Amid the Robots: One Architect’s Insurgency

April 4, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Architects need to be part of the social network, or they will find out that the world has left them behind. It is not enough to talk to each other; architects need to live in the unfiltered honesty of the Internet. This means interactive exposure and response – offering and listening across many platforms. The job role of Design Architect will survive the AI revolution, but the “CAD Monkey” stepping stone job may be done by the robots. Duo Dickinson…

The AIA Seattle International Architecture Forum invites you to a lecture by Javier Gómez.

Architectural Education in the 21st Century w/ SIAF

April 5, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The AIA Seattle International Architecture Forum invites you to a lecture by Javier Gómez. Read more

Committee Meeting: Women In Design

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join Women In Design for a planning meeting for the committee’s Seattle Design Festival proposal. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community.
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Alternative Project Delivery and the Role of the Architect w/ CAE

April 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Capital projects for educational facilities are increasingly being procured through alternative project delivery methods such as general contractor/construction manager, design-build, and integrated project delivery. Higher education clients indicate that the reasons for the use of these methods include qualifications-based selection of contractors, increased collaboration between designers and builders, and cost certainty. Read more

May 2018

Legislative Session Review

May 2, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Hear from AIA Washington Council’s lobbyist and policy staff on how this year’s recently-concluded legislative session will impact architects Read more

Committee Meeting: NWRP

May 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Northwest Residential Press (NWRP) will be conducting its review of shortlisted projects for the Home of Distinction. 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: Navigating Your Building Project

May 12, 2018 @ 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

Join Urban Design Forum for an engaging discussion about plans for the city and regional bike network and how bikeshare factors into these plans!

Bike Clutter with UDF

May 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Urban Design Forum for an engaging discussion about plans for the city and regional bike network and how bikeshare factors into these plans. Read more

The Changing Nature of Practice

May 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The role of the architect—and architecture itself—in society is changing. A lack of involvement in critical social issues from a profession that holds such high responsibility within the community should no longer be avoided. Innovative design practices around the world are utilizing a wide variety of strategies to garner economic and political support that make it possible to operate in both the traditional and public interest realms. Through expanded design services, innovative business operations, and unique contextual initiatives, the preconceived…

June 2018

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

June 9, 2018 @ 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

Seattle’s 2015 Energy Code & Its Impacts on High-Rise Construction w/ COTE

June 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Seattle officially adopted the new 2015 Seattle Energy Code on Jan. 1, 2017 with additional requirements coming into effect at the beginning of 2018.  These changes leave many in the design and construction communities questioning how this code will affect high-rise office and residential projects, especially those with increased glazing.  Sellen Construction, PAE Engineers and MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions have analyzed these impacts through energy and cost modeling and have published the results in a recent white paper.  In this presentation, we will share our findings from this white paper and provide feedback on how the market is adapting to the new code Read more

July 2018

AIA Seattle will be closed July 4-6, 2018

July 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - July 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

The Center for Architecture & Design will be closed Monday, July 2 – Friday, July 6, 2018 for Summer Break. AIA Seattle staff will be working remotely on Monday and Tuesday, July 2-3. Our office will be closed Wednesday, July 4 – Friday, July 6, 2018.

UPDATED: Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

July 10, 2018 @ 4:30 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

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

July 14, 2018 @ 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

Codes, Forestry, Carbon, and The Future of Wood Structures

Regional Priorities Part 1 – Mass Timber with COTE

July 26, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

There is a lot of talk right now in design communities about the potential use of mass timber (such as CLT) to become a big player in an industry that is typically dominated by steel and concrete. And it’s very likely to happen. Read more

Managing the Q&A, interactive exercises, and group dynamics during project interviews.

Smart Answers to Tough Questions

July 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Managing the Q&A, interactive exercises, and group dynamics during project interviews. Selection panels are expanding the Q&A portion of project interviews and using surprise “paper airplane” exercises to better understand how A/E/C teams work together. These more conversational-focused interviews require a different type of approach than the typical clicking through slide after slide of a formal presentation. Join Scott Johnston, principal at Johnston Training Group to learn how to prepare for and answer challenging questions, manage interactive exercises, and draw out critical information from the panelists during project interviews. Read more

August 2018

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

August 18, 2018 @ 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

UPDATED – Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

August 22, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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

September 2018

Help AIA's Public Policy Board identify transportation priorities as we establish policy goals and a work plan on transportation issues.

Transportation Policy Forum

September 4, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for an exploration of AIA’s policy agenda related to transportation issues, including bike, pedestrian, cars, transit and more. What factors should guide’s AIA’s prioritization process as we look to impact city initiatives related to transportation? Should we focus on equity, environmental impacts, utility, health, design excellence? Which of the City of Seattle’s many transportation projects should AIA try to shape? Help us sort through these and other questions as we take a deep dive into everything transportation in…

Seattle Design Festival – 2018 Block Party

September 9, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Seattle Design Festival Block Party is a two-day street fair celebrating the powerful ways design affects our lives. This fun outdoor event is an opportunity for the design community and the public to come together and interact through large-scale design installations, performances, and design activities all centered around the Festival’s 2018 theme, TRUST. The installations are designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, sizes, and abilities. Families are welcome and encouraged. Read more

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

2018 Honor Awards – Submissions Early Bird Deadline

September 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Your voice is essential. Tell your design story. Recognizing the changing conditions of our profession and encouraged by the legacy of design leadership in our region, we invite you to submit to AIA Seattle’s 2018 Honor Awards. It’s a new year and a new jury! If you have never submitted before or have not yet been recognized, we encourage you to join the conversation. – Tim Richey, AIA & Susan McNabb, AIA | Co-chairs, Honor Awards Committee September 26 at…

Autonomous Seattle: The Robot Car in the Emerald City

September 19, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The initial rollout of autonomous vehicles (AV) is predicted to begin around 2025, gaining public acceptance by 2030 & largely replacing non-autonomous vehicles by 2040-2045.Many tout the AV as a silver bullet, allowing drastic reductions in car ownership and parking, electric vehicle fleets, “working commutes,” and so on. But an AV is more accurately described as a “disruptor” rather than a “silver bullet,” potentially increasing both sprawl and traffic, and eviscerating mass transit use.We must shape our cities, regions, and policies to guide the use of AVs in a sustainable manner to minimize—among other things—the developmental sprawl they could enable. What are policymakers doing to prepare for and shape the impacts of AVs in our region? Read more

Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are

September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ubuntu is a South African philosophy that declares our own well-being is tied to the well-being of others and the shared responsibility of our community is what binds us together and makes us human. The 2018 UW Runstad fellows will share discoveries from their study in Cape Town and Johannesburg and how the lens of race and social justice shows up in the built environment in aspects of informality, civicness, affordability, and climate change. 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: Navigating Your Building Project

September 22, 2018 @ 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

Join AIA Seattle’s Housing Task Force, Public Policy Board and Board of Directors for a member discussion on Seattle's owner occupancy provision related to Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs).

Owner Occupancy Member Forum

September 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Owner occupancy is currently required by the city of Seattle for either the main house or the ADU if the owner chooses to rent out either property. The city’s draft ADU EIS released in May contained alternatives that would remove the owner occupancy provision. With the final EIS scheduled to be released around the end of September, this Forum is designed for members to provide feedback to AIA Seattle’s policy position makers. Aly Pennucci, Policy Analyst, Seattle City Council Central…

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

2018 Honor Awards – Late Submission Deadline

September 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Your voice is essential. Tell your design story. Recognizing the changing conditions of our profession and encouraged by the legacy of design leadership in our region, we invite you to submit to AIA Seattle’s 2018 Honor Awards. It’s a new year and a new jury! If you have never submitted before or have not yet been recognized, we encourage you to join the conversation. – Tim Richey, AIA & Susan McNabb, AIA | Co-chairs, Honor Awards Committee Late submission fee…

October 2018

DP & R Hurricane Response Event

October 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of building for resilience, with a focus on Hurricane Harvey. How have architects been part of the responses to Hurricanes across the US, and world? Read more

Transforming Seattle’s first-ring suburbs for an urban future

UDF: Urbanizing the Suburbs

October 22, 2018 @ 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…

COTE Green Infrastructure In Seattle

October 25, 2018 @ 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…

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, 2018 @ 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

November 2018

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, 2018 @ 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

December 2018

The Seattle International Architects Forum (SIAF) broadens cross-cultural horizons, provides mentoring and educational opportunities, and inspires awareness of international architectural practice.

CANCELED: Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architecture Forum

December 20, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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

January 2019

Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

January 8, 2019 @ 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, 2020

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.

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 – January 2019

January 19, 2019 @ 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 Kriegh Architects and 4D 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. Be sure to bring your “napkin sketch” to this…

Join author Marc Vassallo to explore the design of small, urban houses and backyard ADUs as a smart response to two demographic trends: the shrinking size of households and the growing popularity of city living - followed by a group conversation on the pros and cons of small city houses.

Little House in the City: Designing Small Within City Limits

January 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This presentation explores the design of small, urban houses and backyard ADUs as a smart response to two demographic trends: the shrinking size of households and the growing popularity of city living. Read more

Commitee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

January 22, 2019 @ 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, 2020

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.

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