Featuring international playgrounds, drawings, sketches, videos and playable installations, Extraordinary Playscapes examines the importance of play and the latest thinking in playground design. From towering treetop paths to hand-knit crochet playgrounds, visitors will discover how designers are engaging diverse communities to translate play objectives into state-of-the-art and meaningful environments.

Thanks to all that came out for the opening and Family Fun Day! Check out the photo booth photos from Family Fun Day here.

Further localizing the topics and speakers, the summer 2017 sessions delves into strategies for integrating informed materials decision-making and transparency into projects; tools and data useful for assessing and prioritizing materials; and issues of social and environmental advocacy, along with the impacts that manufacturers, firms and clients have on human and environmental health. Sessions will include presentations, panels, case studies, activities and action items for participants to walk away from each session with to incorporate into their work.

AIA Seattle’s Code Committee wants to help you learn and understand the updates to the Washington State Energy Code, International Building Code, and the Seattle Building Code. Join us for the last two sessions of the Code Evolutions series, October 6 & December 1.

Although key Democrats and Republicans in the state legislature continue to quietly negotiate the water rights issue that is holding up the Capital Budget, there has been little productive movement to date. The legislature has been adjourned since July 20 but Governor Inslee has indicated a willingness to call a fourth special session to pass the budget if they can reach an agreement. If not, the majority of the capital budget will remain unfunded until the 2018 legislative session. Find out more about these advocacy updates and more here.

With the opening of the new Center for Architecture & Design, we have entered a new era of public engagement, demonstrating the value of architectural thinking to our thriving community. An elevated public profile aided our advocacy efforts in 2016 and our robust peer-to-peer professional education continued in 2016, with new programming on urban housing, sustainable and healthy building materials and industry business models. Read more about the past year in our AIA Seattle 2016 Annual Report and plans ahead in our 2017 Annual Plan.

If you are interested in presenting at the Community Gallery in our small conference room, fill out the submission form and submit it, along with images, to [email protected]. Submissions are reviewed and evaluated by CfAD staff in order of receipt and subject to our discretion and availability in our exhibition schedule.

AIA Seattle is offering a 50% discount for members and 30% for non-members on all listed contract documents.  Our Summer Sale begins Monday August 14th and goes until Friday September 30th.  Documents will be available while supplies last.  Please contact Megan Harmon at 206.448.4938 for purchases or come to the Center located at 1010 Western Ave. Open hours are 10-6pm Tuesday-Thursday and 10-5pm on Fridays.

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival 2017: POWER

The 2017 Seattle Design Festival will be September 9-22. Read more