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Register Now For Our Upcoming Code Evolutions Seminars

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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

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2017 Happy Hour Series

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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

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

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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.

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Materials Matter

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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

State Repositioning Results in Lower Dues and Enhanced Advocacy

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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

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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

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Register Now For Our Upcoming Code Transition Seminars

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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

Seattle Design Festival 2017: POWER

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

Posted in Associates, Design In Public, Design in Public - Sidebar, For the Public, Home Page, Recent Graduates

Why Initiative-123 Doesn’t Add Up

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AIA Seattle is Opposing Seattle Initiative 123 to Protect Seattle’s Central Waterfront Read more

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

AIA Seattle 2015 Annual Report

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Our biggest news in 2015 was the development of the new Center for Architecture & Design. Many dedicated donors, volunteers and staff created the Center to give architects and designers a new platform from which to share the value and relevance of design. The incredible growth of

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Action on Local Advocacy Issues

The workshop addressed the potential design of the Ballard encampment and its presence in Ballard.

Supporting Design Review Reform Architects know that Seattle’s existing design review process needs to be improved in order to achieve better design outcomes for our city. In 2014, AIA Seattle advocated for an independent task force to review the current

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Living Small: Ideas for Living in the City

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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

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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

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2016-2017 Board of Directors

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Congratulations to these nine accomplished AIA Seattle members and allied professionals who have been elected to return or fill open seats on the Board of Directors for the term beginning September 1, 2016. Read more

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AIA Seattle Announces 2016 Travel Scholarship Recipient

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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

Last Call to register for the 2016 Medical Design Forum: Urban Renewal + Integration

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This year’s Medical Design Forum will cover a broad array of topics in healthcare design and explore their impact on communities, especially through the urban lens. Read more

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AIA Seattle opens new Center for Architecture & Design!

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The Center for Architecture & Design — our new home and Seattle’s design hub — is open! Save the date for our Grand Opening celebration on March 5! Read more

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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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Honor Awards 2015

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The 2015 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture recognizes the diverse perspectives, scales and typologies that encompass architecture in Washington state. The body of work that this region contributes to a thriving local design dialogue has a far-reaching impact on the

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Getting to Zero

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The second season of Getting to Zero features four new sessions delving into the next targets of the 2030 challenge: 70% reduction and beyond. Read more

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Message from the Executive Director

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Regular updates from Lisa Richmond, Executive Director of AIA Seattle + Design in Public. Read more

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Getting to Zero with AIA Seattle

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Louisa Gaylord shares insights from the 2014-2015 Getting to Zero series. Read more

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AIA Seattle announces 2015 Travel Scholarship Recipient

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Congratulations to Garrett Reynolds, AIA, the 2015 recipient of AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, for his proposal, “Living Small – A Study of Innovative Concepts in High Density, Micro-Housing.” Read more

Posted in Architects, Associates, For the Profession, Home Page, Member Firms, Recent Graduates, Students

Congrats to AIA members licensed in 2014!

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Hats off to these AIA Seattle members on the completion of over 5,000 hours of training and passing the seven Architect Registration Examinations to become licensed architects! We’re inspired by your hard work and determination, and look forward to celebrating the many ways you make a difference through design. Read more

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2014 Honor Awards Winners

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AIA Seattle hosted the 2014 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 Allied Professionals, Architects, Associates, For the Profession, For the Public, Home Page, Member Firms, Recent Graduates, Sponsors, Students