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Join AIA Seattle’s Homelessness Task Force

AIA Seattle’s public policy advocacy efforts span all aspects of a well-designed, livable city. Our concept of a livable city includes one where everyone has a home. AIA Seattle’s Public Policy Board has been exploring issues related to homelessness and

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, For the Profession, For the Public, Member Firms, Missions, Visions, Values, Public Policy Board, Recent Graduates, Sponsors, Students

Champions for Change: Advocacy Opportunities

 Opportunities to Comment Oct. 3 – Waterfront Attend Waterfront Seattle’s Open House on pedestrian improvements connecting the waterfront to Pike-Pine.  5-7 pm, Washington State Convention Center, Skybridge Lobby: Level 4. Oct. 17 & 26 – MHA, Comp Plans, ADUs Attend

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, For the Profession, For the Public, Missions, Visions, Values, Public Policy Board

Hurricane Harvey building evaluators needed in Texas

From: Minnery, Rachel [mailto:[email protected]] Sent: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 8:19 PM Subject: Volunteer in Texas? Thank you for your generous offer to be of assistance to our friends in Texas.  The Texas Society of Architects (TxA) is mobilizing a roster

Posted in Committees, Disaster Preparedness & Response

Thank You to 2017 Departing Board Members and Committee Chairs!

It is through these passionate members that we have successfully engaged our community of architects and other design related professionals in meaningful conversations about the value of design and the professsion. A tremendous thank you for the gift of your time,

Posted in For the Profession, Steering Committee, Uncategorized, Women in Design

Ask An Architect: Navigating Your Building Project

Whether your project is a small remodel or new construction — or if you are just curious about the design process — AIA architects can help. Join us for an information-packed overview of the design and construction process including budget

Posted in Committees, For the Public, SPARC, Uncategorized

2017 Honor Awards

Your viewpoint is more important than the photograph. Show us your thinking. Show us what is behind the marketing image; reveal the relationships and ideas that inform your design. Read more

Posted in For the Profession, Honor Awards, Uncategorized

Summer 2017 Advocacy Updates – Mayoral Forum, Capital Budget & More

AIA Washington Council’s Spring Advocacy Conference prepares members for the next legislative session AIA Washington Council held its Spring Advocacy Conference in June to make preparations for the 2018 state legislative session.  Although the 2017 session remained stuck in budget

Posted in For the Profession, Public Policy Board

Built Environment Mayoral Candidate Forum

Seattle will have a new mayor next year, and the built environment of our city is under stress like never before.  How do the candidates propose to accommodate the 3,125 new Seattleites who arrive each month while addressing the homelessness

Posted in For the Profession, For the Public, Public Policy Board

Mandatory Housing Affordability Draft EIS Available for Comment

The Seattle Office of Planning and Community Development (OPCD) has issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that studies three alternatives for zoning changes needed to implement Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA). MHA was a key recommendation of the Housing Affordability

Posted in Public Policy Board, SPARC, Uncategorized

Small Firm Essentials: Four Ways to Maximize Profit

This highly interactive 4-hour workshop describes essential actions necessary to becoming more profitable – controlling scope creep, improving work processes, balancing staff skill with work types, and understanding how to figure out what to charge. Practical methods for addressing each

Posted in For the Profession, SPARC

How are we doing?

AIA Seattle needs to hear what’s important from our members and non-members in order to be a better resource for the design community and a leading advocate of well-designed, livable spaces. Your feedback matters! Read more

Posted in For the Profession, Home Page, Membership Steering Committee, Uncategorized

City Council votes on HALA-related rezones for Downtown and SLU

On Monday, April 10, the full Seattle City Council will vote to expand the City’s Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) rezone program to Downtown and South Lake Union.  MHA will require developers to build affordable homes or contribute to a City

Posted in Public Policy Board

AIA Seattle Announces 2017 Honorees

Honorees are nominated by their peers and selected by the Fellows & Honors committee each spring. AIA Seattle is delighted to recognize these recipients for their exceptional contributions to the profession and our community. Please join us in congratulating the

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, Fellows and Honors, For the Profession, For the Public, Home Page, Member Firms, Missions, Visions, Values, Sponsors

Federal, State and Local Advocacy Updates – and a new Advocacy Manager

The past month has been an active one for advocacy on the built environment, at every level, from city to state to federal. As always, AIA advocacy is led by our members’ interests, and enhanced by the expertise and engagement

Posted in For the Profession, For the Public, Home Page, Missions, Visions, Values, Public Policy Board

Register Now For Our Upcoming Code Evolutions Seminars

AIA Seattle’s Code Committee wants to help you learn and understand the upcoming updates to the Washington State Energy Code, International Building Code, and the Seattle Building Code. Read more

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, Code, Committees, For the Profession, Home Page, SPARC, Sponsors, Students

Call for Submissions: Home of Distinction

Licensed AIA members and AIA Seattle Member Firms in the Puget Sound region are invited to submit innovative residential design solutions from across Washington state to be highlighted in Shelter, a bi-monthly section inside Seattle magazine. Read more

Posted in For the Profession, SPARC

AIA Seattle Announces 2017 Travel Scholarship Recipient

Garrett Nelli Assoc. AIA is the 2017 recipient of AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, for his proposal, “Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role in and Responsibility to Society.” Read more

Posted in Fellows and Honors, Home Page, Young Architects Forum

AIA Seattle Announces 2017 Fellows

The 2017 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects elevated four AIA Seattle members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant national contributions to the profession. Read more

Posted in Fellows and Honors, For the Profession, Home Page, Uncategorized

HALA: What’s Happening Now

The Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) is a set of 65 recommendations issued by the 28 member HALA Advisory Committee to address Seattle’s housing affordability crisis. Read more

Posted in Committees, For the Profession, For the Public, Home Page, Public Policy Board

2017 Happy Hour Series

YAF + WID Happy Hour Series

Attend the AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series for the chance to grab a drink, socialize with peers, and hear from designers at the host firms. Read more

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, Committees, For the Profession, Home Page, Recent Graduates, Students, Women in Design, Young Architects Forum

Congratulations to Volunteer & Committee Award Winners!

  This year we recognize  Cameron Hall AIA (top, left) and Erica Loynd AIA (top, right), as well as the Urban Housing Forum Planning Taskforce, co-chairs Carl Dominguez AIA and Garrett Reynolds AIA (bottom, left to right). Volunteer Award Winner:

Posted in Committees, Home Page

2016 Honor Awards Winners

AIA Seattle hosted the 2016 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture to celebrate excellence in design. The award-winning projects, announced at a packed event at Benaroya Hall, serve as powerful demonstrations of the outstanding caliber of design that is consistently produced by Washington-based architects and designers. Read more

Posted in For the Public, Home Page, Honor Awards

YAF NOVEMBER MONTHLY MEETING – 2016 AIA WA Advocacy Summit

CHANGE OF DATE: YAF MEETING IS PUSHED TO NOV 17TH DUE TO THE HOLIDAYS! Join us for our monthly meetings set the fourth Thursday of every month at 4:30pm at the AIA Seattle office. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, Committees, For the Profession, Member Firms, Recent Graduates

YAF OCTOBER MONTHLY MEETING – ARE 5.0 Transition

  Join us for our monthly meetings set the fourth Thursday of every month at 4:30pm at the AIA Seattle office. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community.

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, For the Profession, Member Firms, Recent Graduates, Sponsors, Steering Committee, Students, Urban Design Forum, Women in Design, Young Architects Forum

Materials Matter

Materials Matter is a five-session series delivering comprehensive, high-level knowledge and strategies for assessing and selecting healthy, sustainable materials. Read more

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, Committee on the Environment, For the Profession, Home Page, Member Firms, Recent Graduates, Sponsors, Students

Advocacy Update: AIA Endorsement of I-732, Action on Transit, Living Buildings, and More

Why AIA Seattle Endorses Initiative 732 The AIA Seattle Board of Directors has voted to endorse Washington Initiative 732, a plan to tax carbon emissions at their source over the next 40 years. We encourage AIA Seattle members to vote

Posted in Committees, For the Profession, Home Page, Public Policy Board

State Repositioning Results in Lower Dues and Enhanced Advocacy

AIA members in the state of Washington will soon start seeing big changes, a result of more than a year of hard work by volunteer leaders across the state. These changes will directly benefit members in Seattle, and launch a new era for AIA in Washington State. Read more

Posted in Architects, Associates, For the Profession, Home Page, Membership Steering Committee, Missions, Visions, Values

Honor Awards 2016

Your viewpoint is more important than the photograph. Show us your thinking. Show us what is behind the marketing image; reveal the relationships and ideas that inform your design. Read more

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, Committees, For the Profession, Home Page, Honor Awards, Member Firms, Recent Graduates, Sponsors, Students

Register Now For Our Upcoming Code Transition Seminars

AIA Seattle’s Code Committee wants to help you learn and understand the upcoming updates to the Washington State Energy Code, International Building Code, and the Seattle Building Code. Join us for these upcoming seminars to learn from Code experts like

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, Code, Committees, For the Profession, Home Page, Member Firms, Recent Graduates, Sponsors

Volunteer & Committee Awards

Mary Wyllie, Peggy Heim, David Mead & Michael Fiegenschuh

AIA Seattle recognizes our hardworking and dedicated volunteers through a set of awards, the Volunteer Award and Committee Award, to acknowledge individuals and committees who demonstrate a high level of leadership, involvement and outstanding contribution to the organization. Read more

Posted in Committee on the Environment, Committees, For the Profession, For the Public, Home Page, Women in Design

Living Small: Ideas for Living in the City

April 21 – June 25 // TUES-FRI 10am-6pm + SAT 1-5pm See photos here from Trevor Dykstra from our Opening Reception! Free Admission As Seattle grows, how can housing  design keep pace with the evolving ways we are living in

Posted in Architects, Associates, Committee on the Environment, Design In Public, Fellows and Honors, For the Public, Home Page, Uncategorized, Young Architects Forum

AIA Seattle announces 2016 Honorees

Honorees are nominated by their peers and selected by the Fellows & Honors committee each spring. AIA Seattle is delighted to recognize these recipients for their exceptional contributions to the profession and our community. Please join us in congratulating the

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, Fellows and Honors, For the Profession, Home Page, Member Firms, Recent Graduates, Sponsors, Students

2016 Honors Dinner

Please join us for an evening reception on Saturday, June 4 to celebrate the 2016 AIA Seattle honorees for championing outstanding design in our city and region. Each year, AIA Seattle recognizes leadership and achievement in design and the built

Posted in Committees, Fellows and Honors, For the Profession, Home Page

AIA Seattle Announces 2016 Fellows

The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects elevated four AIA Seattle members to its prestigious College of Fellows, an honor awarded to members who have made significant national contributions to the profession. Read more

Posted in Allied Professionals, Architects, Fellows and Honors, For the Profession, Home Page, Member Firms

AIA Seattle Announces 2016 Travel Scholarship Recipient

Derik Eckhardt, AIA, is the 2016 recipient of AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, for his proposal, “Smart Buildings – How Do Emerging Technologies Make our Buildings More Intelligent?” Read more

Posted in Architects, Associates, Fellows and Honors, For the Profession, Home Page, Recent Graduates, Students

2015 Honor Awards Winners

2015 Honor Awards Winners

AIA Seattle hosted the 2015 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture to celebrate excellence in design. The award-winning projects, announced at a packed event at Benaroya Hall, serve as powerful demonstrations of the outstanding caliber of design that is consistently produced by Washington-based architects and designers. Read more

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