From August 16–25, 2019, the Seattle Design Festival will feature citywide tours, exhibits, outdoor installations, activities, interactive workshops and more. For more information go to

Also join these committees at their upcoming events:

COTE’s Pax Futura Building Tour | August 19

UDF’s Curating the Street Level Experience – Graham Baba Architects in Pike/Pine | Aug. 20

Laddership’s Annual Summer Social | August 21

and SPARC’s Solo Practitioner’s Roundtable | September 5

On October 7, AIA Seattle will present a full-day continuing education forum focused on the design and delivery of higher education environments. The planning task force seeks to convene a series of lightning talks and case study presentations that will deepen the audience’s understanding of the forum topic. We welcome a diversity of proposals from a variety of disciplines focused on design for learning and higher education. Submit by August 23rd! 

AIA Northwest Washington (NWW) serves our members in North Puget Sound, supporting and promoting the design profession through educational programs and other activities. Check here for their latest updates.

Join us August 23 for the 2019 AIA NWW / AGC Scholarship Golf Tournament in Burlington, Washington.

DISCOVER + DISRUPT is a renewed call to balance in the way art functions in a city. Through the art-forward exploration of their own bodies of work, Electric Coffin envisions a world where humanity’s desire for beauty and exploration are met, balancing functional city systems with unexpected moments of whimsy and delight. The exhibit will be in  the gallery through August 31st.

This month in state and local advocacy: This month in state and local advocacy: Seattle makes bold moves on climate; Mayor Durkan announces Housing Seattle Now; and the Central City Connector Streetcar project moves forward. Read the full August Advocacy Update here. 

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SDF 2019 Balance

Seattle Design Festival 2019: Balance

August 16–25, SDF will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore how we design for Balance. Read more


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