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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: AIA 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

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

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

Materials Matter – Season 2

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 For the Public, Home Page

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

Smarter Buildings: At the Intersection of Architecture, Design, and Technology

Smarter Buildings explores advancements in the field of building technology through case studies of the world’s smartest buildings. As this year’s recipient of AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Scholarship, architect Derik Eckhardt traveled to Abu Dhabi, Amsterdam, Boston, Copenhagen, Dubai, London, Portland and

Posted in For the Public

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

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

Carbon Pricing Discussions in Olympia

As you know, AIA Seattle endorsed Initiative 732 on the November 2016 ballot, which would have established a carbon tax in the state. While that initiative failed with 41% of voters approving, it has spurred a state-wide conversation about carbon

Posted in For the Profession, For the Public, 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

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Seattle Design Festival 2017: POWER

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

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

Why Initiative-123 Doesn’t Add Up

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

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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

Home of Distinction: Capitol Hill Remodel by PUBLIC47 Architects

AIA Seattle partners with Seattle magazine to highlight exceptional residential design solutions from AIA architects. Read more

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AIA Seattle opens new Center for Architecture & Design!

Center for Architecture & Design exterior

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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Getting to Zero with AIA Seattle

Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building

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

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2014 Honor Awards Winners

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