Also join these committees at their upcoming events:

WiD + DRT: Conversations Towards an Equitable Practice: Workplace Culture | January 28

COTE + AIA|WA Climate Committee: Embodied Carbon and Architecture: Upcoming Legislative Potential | January 30

Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRouT) | February 7


Join us and author Marc Vassallo at Little House in the City: Designing Small Within City Limits 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.

Despite increasing diversity in students and young professionals entering the field, architecture remains a remarkably homogeneous profession. How can we help retain more diverse voices in our profession? As practitioners, what can we do? Using topics and resources from the just-released AIA Guides for Equitable Practice, this event series is a recurring monthly, small group based discussion. Each month we will gather to discuss a different topic, and explore how we can promote equity, diversity and inclusion within our own firms.

STAMPED is a chance to celebrate with your fellow newly licensed colleagues, while also hearing from the AIA Seattle Board and the Young Architects Forum about how you can get involved with the AIA Seattle community, and receiving congratulations from the Washington Department of Licensure. All newly licensed architects will be presented with a token of recognition from AIA Seattle.

Be sure to invite your colleagues, friends, and family to party with you!

Explore the site-specific artwork Taiji Miyasaka created at MadArt Studio, followed by a demonstration and hands-on application of traditional Japanese earthen walls. Miyasaka, a professor in the School of Design and Construction at WSU responds to the various conditions of the studio by creating three spherical sculptures that independently investigate light, scale, and atmosphere of the space. Japanese architect Yasuhiro Uchida, and artisan Tetsuya Hagino will demonstrate earthen wall techniques.

Depicting a building, a house or an interior space is an art on its own. Join us February 28 for this exclusive Member Access event with Moris Moreno, professional Architectural and Interior Design photographer, who will share his insights on how to get the most out of your project photo shoots, including the elements of the briefing process, walk-throughs, usage rights and releases, weather and sun location, styling and post-production.

Sanctuary: Design for Belonging presents design ideas from Displaced, a competition seeking game-changing design solutions addressing the global refugee and immigrant crisis in an urban context. The exhibit focuses on five functional categories for fostering belonging: Social Innovation, Shelter, Resource Hubs, Gathering Spaces, and Storytelling.

Join us for an exhibit tour by Research Curator, Mayumi Tsutakawa (January 24—wait list in effect).

Happy new year! The AIA Seattle Advocacy Update is back, and this month and we’re hitting the ground running with the 2019 state legislative session.  In this issue of our monthly Advocacy Update, we brief you on current legislative hearings, AIA Seattle’s new Housing Policy Partnership, and information about upcoming advocacy-focused meetings and events. Stay tuned for further updates on taxes, Architect Practice Act Amendments, condo liability reform, climate change legislation, and more throughout the 2019 legislative session and in the next issue of our Advocacy Update.

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival 2018: TRUST

The 2018 Seattle Design Festival was September 6-21. Read more