Also join these committees at their upcoming events:

SPARC’s Ask An Architect | July 20

UDF’s Happy Hour | July 24

DRT + SIAF Social Hour | July 30

SPARC’s Solo Practitioners Roundtable | August 1

and YAF + WiD’s Happy Hour | August 8

Join us for Mastering Communications July 17. Part 1 will explore the Client Relationship, creating structures for discovering the unique needs and backgrounds of each client. And Part 2 will explore the Project Team, looking at practices to implement in your firm that bring ease and strength to your teams.

This is the first of three Sessions for Small Firms offered in 2019.

Don’t miss the chance for your work to be featured as an AIA Seattle Home of Distinction in Seattle magazine! Showcase your work to 270,000 readers, 175,000 website visitors, and 50,000 social media followers through Seattle magazine’s print and online articles. Check out the latest Home of Distinction online or in the May 2019 issue. Join us in communicating the value of working with a licensed architect by submitting to the Home of Distinction program by Friday, July 26.

Do you want to strengthen your ability to lead successful equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts in your firm? Are you interested in more effectively engaging with clients and end users who are demographically or ideologically different from you? The Intercultural Leadership Program supports individual growth and capacity-building to lead industry-wide change. Until July 31, limited registration spots and reduced rate scholarships are still available for this 3-day intensive skill-building retreat, to be held in Seattle September 25-27. 

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.

The Shift Building Symposium – Window on Bellingham has been postponed. Stay tuned for new date/info.

Join us August 23 for the 2019 AIA NWW / AGC Scholarship Golf Tournament in Burlington, Washington.

From August 16–25, 2019, the Seattle Design Festival will feature citywide tours, exhibits, outdoor installations, activities, interactive workshops and more. For more information go to

DISCOVER + DISRUPT is a renewed call to balance in the way art functions in a city. Through the art-forward exploration of their own bodies of work, Electric Coffin envisions a world where humanity’s desire for beauty and exploration are met, balancing functional city systems with unexpected moments of whimsy and delight. The exhibit will be in  the gallery through August 31st.

This month in state and local advocacy: ADU legislation is signed by Mayor Durkan, Seattle’s Bicycle Advisory Board seeks members, an architect joins the State House of Representatives and the state’s energy code updates are up for review. Read the full July Advocacy Update here. 

Design in Public

SDF 2019 Balance

Seattle Design Festival 2019: Balance

August 6–25, SDF will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore how we design for Balance. Read more


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