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.

Join Women in Design for this first of three panel discussions on paid family and medical leave, this evening will focus on current federal, state and firm policies. Special guest, state Representative Nicole Macri, co-sponsor of the groundbreaking 2017 Washington State Family Leave Act, will present the specifics of this legislation. A panel discussion with local A&E leaders to follow, with panelists speaking on behalf of their firm’s leave policies.

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.

Seattle is in the midst of unprecedented construction. At the same time, project delivery is rapidly evolving, with greater emphasis on collaborative models, growth in prefabrication, and rapidly evolving technology. AIA Seattle and Society of Marking Professional Services Seattle (SMPS) have teamed up for a unique joint Fellows Forum to address the impacts on your firm’s marketing and business development. This is a terrific opportunity for staff and leadership of firms of all sizes to attend and bring back ideas to implement in your office.

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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