and join us at these other upcoming committee events:

UDF + COHO’s Seattle 2100 Homelessness & Informal Communities | January 22

YAF ARE Workshop Series – Know the Code | January 23

SPARC’s Ask An Architect | January 25

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

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:
The Emerging Smart City: Augmented Reality Workshop | February 6

AIA Seattle’s Codes Committee presents its first seminar of 2020. This seminar reviews the latest technological advances in electrical energy production and storage, and the fire safety and fire protection regulations regarding the installation, maintenance, and use of these types of systems. Specifically, the seminar reviews the recent changes to the 2018 International Fire Code in Chapter 6 and Chapter 12 governing emergency and standby power systems, photovoltaic power systems, stationary fuel cells, and battery energy storage systems. Register here.

Filmed live on May 20 at the 2019 Housing Design Forum, Density Done Right is now available in 7 individual sessions online for up to 7.25 continuing education HSW credits. This series of case studies and lightning talks offers innovative strategies for achieving higher housing density, creating more housing options that support vibrant communities, and promoting equity, sustainability and livability in rapidly changing neighborhoods. Learn from architects, planners and developers on the forefront of density done right.

Big Mouth House & National Nordic Museum (pictured) took the top Awards of Honors. Check out the full list of winners.  Thanks to all that submitted your built, conceptual and research & innovation projects – and for continuing the conversation of design in our community!

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.

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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 14-23, 2020. Read more