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March 2020

The Center for Architecture & Design will be closed March 9 - May 31 due to the current recommendations of our local health officials regarding the COVID-19 situation.

The Center is Closed March 9 – May 31

March 9 - May 31

AIA Seattle staff will be working remotely and adjusting planned meetings, events, and gatherings for the health and well-being of our volunteers and the entire Seattle community. Please check the website for any last minute change during this evolving situation. Please see our Message to AIA Seattle Members About Covid-19 Coronavirus for more information and our Resources page.

May 2020

Join us for our first-ever online benefit breakfast, as we bring the Design Community to you right into your own home!

Design in Public Benefit Breakfast

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

Table Captains will facilitate design discussions with all participants about the real challenges Seattle is facing right now, after which our Keynote Speaker, co-founder and CEO of Minka, Ana Pinto Da Silva will join us LIVE!  Help us harness the force of this great design community so we may demonstrate the indomitable spirit of design in building and sustaining human connection through times of crisis. ALL are welcome to attend the breakfast. For individuals not invited by a table captain, please…

COTE: Equity in Renewables

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment for presentation on incorporating equity into renewable development. Read more

UDF + COTE: Seattle 2100 – Sci-Fact Future – PNW

May 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rescheduled: Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum and Committee on the Environment for a discussion on the true future of the region, looking dystopian, utopian, or apocalyptic. Read more

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Women In Design

May 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**May WID meeting is call-in. See description for details.** Read more

June 2020

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

The Diversity Roundtable meets the first Tuesday of every month at 4:30pm at AIA Seattle. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Read more

The Art of Project Management – Course 3

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In response to COVID-19 public health advisory, Courses 2-4 have been pushed back a month and moved online. Please stay tuned for further program information.  Making it Work (in the day-to-day) is the third course of the 4-part Project Management Series tailored to reflect the deep interdisciplinary collaboration that distinguishes design and construction practice in our region. With the contract as your guide and the secret sauce in your grasp (relationships + communication + collaboration), course 3 will explore some critical know-how…

Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

June 3 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 4:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) meets the first Wednesday of the month, from 4:30-5:30pm at the Center for Architecture & Design, unless otherwise specified. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Read more

Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) Meeting

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) is an opportunity for solo practitioners to share ideas, challenges, and resources. This group meets at noon on the first Thursday of the month at DeForest Architects in Ballard. All are encouraged to join us, you do not need to be a member to attend. Read more

COTE + Harvard Club of Seattle: Martha Schwartz – Rethinking Design in the Age of Climate Crisis

June 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Dive into a discussion on with Martha Schwartz, Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, founding member of Harvard’s Working Group for Sustainable Cities, and internationally-renowned innovator in design and climate change mitigation. Read more

CANCELLED – Committee Meeting: Design & Wellbeing

June 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

**The June Design & Wellbeing committee meeting is cancelled.** Join Design & Wellbeing for their monthly meeting to learn about upcoming events, projects, and opportunities for involvement. Read more

Virtual Housing Design Week

June 8 - June 12

Several months ago when we began planning this year’s housing design forum, finding balance was on the minds of residential architects. Across the spectrum of residential project scales and budgets, what drives high quality design? How do we balance design inspiration and construction costs? How are residential architects innovating in their practices? Today, as we adapt our homes and businesses in the midst of a pandemic, finding balance seems an extra prescient theme. And perhaps home means something different now…

Omar Gandhi Presents Defining a Process | Virtual Housing Design Week

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Adhering to the original theme imbued with new meaning, AIA Seattle presents Finding Balance Across the Spectrum of Residential Design: Virtual Housing Design Week. Join us online June 8-12 for a full week of continuing education webinars, discussions, film screenings, art, and engagement focused on small scale residential design inspiration and practice issues. Design Week kicks off with keynote Omar Gandhi’s presentation Defining a Process. If you would like to purchase a design week pass for all-inclusive discounted access to the…

Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Click for more information about the Committee On Homelessness and to sign up for their email updates.

Committee Meeting: Adaptation & Resilience Committee

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Join AIA Seattle’s Adaptation & Resilience Committee for its monthly meeting at Schemata Workshop, focusing on disaster preparedness, safety assessments, and resilient design in the Puget Sound and beyond. Read more

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, educate members, and review new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation

June 9 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith.

Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

June 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Click for more information about the Mass Timber committee and to sign up for their email updates.

Housing Task Force Meeting

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

AIA Seattle’s Housing Task Force operates under the Public Policy Board. It discusses, researches, and makes policy recommendations related to the chapter’s policy interests related to housing. All members are welcome to attend Task Force meetings. For more information, please contact Kirsten Smith at [email protected] or 206-957-1926.

Brigitte Shim + Howard Sutcliffe Present housing/house/home | Virtual Housing Design Week

June 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Adhering to the original theme imbued with new meaning, AIA Seattle presents Finding Balance Across the Spectrum of Residential Design: Virtual Housing Design Week. Join us online June 8-12 for a full week of continuing education webinars, discussions, film screenings, art, and engagement focused on small scale residential design inspiration and practice issues. Design Week concludes with keynotes Brigitte Shim and Howard Sutcliffe presenting housing/house/home. If you would like to purchase a design week pass for all-inclusive discounted access to…

Committee Meeting: COTE

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Click for more information about the Committee on the Environment (COTE) and to sign up for their email updates.

The Seattle International Architects Forum (SIAF) broadens cross-cultural horizons, provides mentoring and educational opportunities, and inspires awareness of international architectural practice.

Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architecture Forum

June 17 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:15pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

The Seattle International Architecture Forum meets the third Wednesday of every month at 5:00pm at AIA Seattle. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Read more

Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

The Small Practice and Residential Committee (SPARC) meets the third Thursday of every month at noon at DeForest Architects. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Read more

Commitee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

June 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 5:00pm at the AIA Seattle office. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Click for more information about the Young Architects Forum and to sign up for their email updates.

Urban Design Forum Happy Hour + Committee Meeting

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

Committee Meeting: Women In Design

June 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

The Women in Design Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at noon at the Center for Architecture & Design, unless otherwise noted. Every other month, we will have a discussion topic. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Click for more information about Women in Design and to sign up for their email updates. Join the from your computer or phone: https://www.uberconference.com/missyg Optional dial…

Committee Meeting: Codes

June 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Click for more information about the Code Committee and to sign up for their email updates.

July 2020

The Art of Project Management – Course 4

July 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In response to COVID-19 public health advisory, Courses 2-4 have been pushed back a month and moved online. Please stay tuned for further program information. Change Management with (relative) Ease is the final course of the 4-part Project Management Series tailored to reflect the deep interdisciplinary collaboration that distinguishes design and construction practice in our region. The final course circles back to the fundamentals with change and risk management in mind.  Learn to identify, communicate and manage risk throughout a project, to…

Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) Meeting

July 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) is an opportunity for solo practitioners to share ideas, challenges, and resources. This group meets at noon on the first Thursday of the month at DeForest Architects in Ballard. All are encouraged to join us, you do not need to be a member to attend. Read more

Committee Meeting: Design & Wellbeing

July 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Join Design & Wellbeing for their monthly meeting to learn about upcoming events, projects, and opportunities for involvement. Read more

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

July 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

The Diversity Roundtable meets the first Tuesday of every month at 4:30pm at AIA Seattle. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Read more

NEW DATE – NWW: 2018 International Building Code Overview Webinar

July 9 @ 8:30 am - July 10 @ 12:30 pm

**NEW DATE** Join AIA Northwest Washington section for a daylong overview of major changes to the 2018 IBC and Washington state amendments, with Stephen Thomas of Colorado Code Consulting. Read more

Housing Task Force Meeting

July 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

AIA Seattle’s Housing Task Force operates under the Public Policy Board. It discusses, researches, and makes policy recommendations related to the chapter’s policy interests related to housing. All members are welcome to attend Task Force meetings. For more information, please contact Kirsten Smith at [email protected] or 206-957-1926.

Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

July 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Click for more information about the Committee On Homelessness and to sign up for their email updates.

Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

July 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 4:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Click for more information about the Mass Timber committee and to sign up for their email updates.

Committee Meeting: Adaptation & Resilience Committee

July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Join AIA Seattle’s Adaptation & Resilience Committee for its monthly meeting at Schemata Workshop, focusing on disaster preparedness, safety assessments, and resilient design in the Puget Sound and beyond. Read more

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, educate members, and review new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation

July 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith.

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