This full-day continuing education forum will address some of the most pressing disruptors and design opportunities facing schools today. How are PreK-12 environments changing to meet the needs of students, families, educators, and communities? What do these changes in education and society mean for the design of learning environments? Join us to explore the relationships between design, learning, and social change.  Featuring keynote speaker Carla Silver of Leadership+Design.

Also join other committees at their upcoming events:

SPARC’s Ask An Architect | August 18

Happy Hour Brainstorm with UDF | August 22

PPB’s Transportation Policy Forum | September 4

SPARC’s Solo Practitioner Roundtable | September 6

and YAF & WiD’s Happy Hour | September 13

Have fun golfing as we raise scholarship money to help students in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction pave the way to a great career. The tournament will be held at Avalon Golf Links in Burlington WA | August 24. Included in your registration is lunch, a bucket of range balls, 18 holes of golf, a delicious dinner and awards program, and some great raffle prizes – don’t miss out! Register Now

The Seattle Design Festival features citywide tours, exhibits, outdoor installations, activities, interactive workshops and more from September 6-21. Our 2018 theme, TRUST, examines the role of design thinking in bringing together and building TRUST among diverse communities. The Seattle Design Festival is a program of Design in Public, a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle, founded in 2011 to celebrate and explore the role and impact of design on urban life in Seattle.

In this issue of our monthly Advocacy Update: I-1631 reaches the November ballot, discussions on B&O tax reform continue, and Seattle launches new 2030 Challenge Pilot Program. PLUS, AIA Seattle establishes two new task forces to address issues related to transportation and the public realm.

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 2018: TRUST

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


  • TOMORROW! Come talk PUBLIC REALM issues & priorities at our 2nd Policy Pub Night. Aug. 15. More info:… 15 hours ago