Join us at these other upcoming committee events:

Laddership: 2020 Winter Social | February 25

UDF’s Happy Hour + Committee Meeting | February 26

YAF + WID Happy Hour | February 27

and don’t miss committee’s regularly scheduled monthly meetings – check the calendar here.

Submit by February 28 to showcase your work as an AIA Seattle Home of Distinction in the Fall / Winter 2020-21 Seattle magazine & online! Projects selected through the Home of Distinction program are showcased to Seattle magazine’s 270,000 readers and 175,000+ monthly online visitors. Check out the latest Home of Distinction online or in the November 2019 print issue.

This 4-part project management series is tailored to prepare practitioners for the deep interdisciplinary collaboration that distinguishes design and construction practice in our region. The series will focus on the “secret sauce” and most powerful components of successful project management: Communication, Collaboration and Client Care. Learn more and register here.

AIA Seattle strives for diversity in leadership. Your nominations are critical to our chapter’s ability to recognize and encourage design leadership across the breadth of our profession. Consider nominating one or more of your peers for a local award, the College of Fellows, or for the AIA Seattle Board of Directors. AIA Seattle welcomes nominations for these awards and honors through Friday, March 6.

For many years, our focus as a professional association has been on reducing or eliminating operating carbon from new buildings. But the significant scale and urgent timeframe of our climate crisis demand interventions that are broad and immediate, and that recognize decarbonization is directly correlated to health, safety, and equity in our communities. Join us on April 21 for a full day summit to learn from thought leaders and identify immediate actions we can take to accelerate decarbonization in the built environment.

Balancing Act: Urbanism & Emerging Technologies explores the notion of balance by posing a series of questions about how we can focus emerging technologies towards the human experience and develop best urban practices to make our cities more livable, equitable, and sustainable.

Join us for related programming:

Data, Technology and the Re-Imagined City | February 18

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.

And congratulations to all the 2019 NWW Design Awards winners! 

This month in state and local advocacy: The 2020 state legislative session is underway in Olympia; the Seattle Planning Commission weighs in on a new growth strategy for Seattle; Mayor Durkan issues a directive for all-electric municipal buildings; Seattle’s pre-approved DADU program is open for submittals; SDCI seeks Accela feedback; and more! Read the full January Advocacy Update here.

AIA Seattle believes our world needs the visionary and integrative thinking of architects and designers, and that design solutions can positively impact our communities. Guided by our values of excellence, advocacy, integrity, equity and stewardship, we prepare our profession to lead, and deploy design to make a difference, so that we are all able to do our best work in a culture of design the fosters equitable, resilient, thriving communities. Read about the planning process, member feedback and our mission, vision, values in our new strategic plan.

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - August 15-23, 2020. Read more