How do we plan, design and adapt the built environment while enabling community resilience? Reaching beyond discussions of disaster preparedness and relief, resilience thinking can give us the tools to address complex stressors such as climate change, urban densification, displacement and other significant social, political, and economic changes we face today. Join us for this interactive, full-day forum exploring what resilience means, how resilient systems can inform design and planning; and how designers can be advocates for resilience.

LOCATION CHANGE – due to popular demand, we’ve moved the October 26 session to Impact Hub to accommodate more participants. Earn HSW credits as you learn about economic and environmental benefits of roof restoration, building envelope framed walls, continuous insulation and air barriers; wall renewal projects; and air barriers in the building envelopes of commercial and multi-family residential buildings. We’ve also added another session especially for our members up north, October 25th in Mount Vernon @ Skagit Publishing.

This program will give attendees insight into the AIA’s document revision process, as well as a chance to learn about the revised A201-related AIA Owner-Architect agreements. Participants will come away able to select appropriate AIA contracts for their particular project and practice, as well as to evaluate the suitability of alternative contract terms and language.

The fifth and final session of our Code Evolutions series will examine the codes and regulations that apply to accessibility and egress. Rules for accessibility and for emergency egress can enhance the circulation design to ensure that it is graceful and intuitive for users. When considered from the outset of design, all of the technical requirements can be used to support the overall circulation design looking at both the accessibility and egress viewpoints, to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all of the building’s users.

It continues to be a busy time with advocacy on the built environment at every level, from city to state to federal. As always, AIA Seattle advocacy is led by our members’ interests, and enhanced by the expertise and engagement of all members. Find out more about current issues and advocacy opportunities here.

AIA Seattle’s 2018 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship seeks to expand the experience and leadership opportunities of young professionals, encourage cross-cultural dialogue in the profession, and share knowledge from architecture practices around the globe with members in the Puget Sound. The $5,000 scholarship is generously funded by Seattle-area Fellows and Members of the AIA. Eligibility: AIA Seattle Members or Associate Members who have graduated from an accredited architecture program within the last 7 years.

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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