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March 2020

The Center for Architecture & Design will be closed March 9 - April 8 due to the current recommendations of our local health officials regarding the COVID-19 situation.

The Center is Closed March 9 – April 8

March 9 - April 8

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.

Committee Meeting: Codes

March 31 @ 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.

April 2020

Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

April 1 @ 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

Committee Meeting: Design & Wellbeing

April 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

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

Join us for a review of AIA's climate initiatives at all levels of government, including an recap of the just-completed state legislative session.

AIA Climate Comprehensive: State, Local + National View – MOVED ONLINE

April 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**This event will still take place but is being moved to a Zoom online meeting. If you’d like to participate, please RSVP and you’ll receive info on how to log on the week prior to the event.** This session will recap AIA’s work on climate issues across many policy levels. We’ll review what happened in Olympia this year as well as state and local climate policies currently in the works. We’ll also take a look at AIA National’s Big Move…

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

April 7 @ 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

NEW DATE – YAF: ARE Trivia March 2020

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

NEW DATE – APRIL 7 – Young Architects Forum is excited to present its latest ARE trivia session! A room is reserved–come and study in good company, with good food and drinks. Read more

Housing Task Force Meeting

April 9 @ 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.

Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

April 14 @ 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: Mass Timber

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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.

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

April 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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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.

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

April 15 @ 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

DWB: Federal Center South Tour

April 16 @ 9:30 am - 10:50 am

Join AIA Seattle’s Design & Wellbeing Committee to learn about the redevelopment/modernization of the existing 1202 warehouse located at Federal Center South completed by ZGF in 2012. The integrated design set a new standard for high-performance, cost-effective, and sustainable workplace environments. Read more

Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

April 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

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

Action Now: Accelerating Pathways to Decarbonization

April 21 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

For many years, our focus as a professional association has been on reducing or eliminating operating carbon from new buildings. But the significant scale and urgent timeframe of our climate crisis demand interventions that are broad and immediate, and that recognize decarbonization is directly correlated to health, safety, and equity in our communities. Considering: 1) Reducing embodied carbon in new construction, including the construction process; 2) Electrification of buildings; and 3) Retrofitting existing buildings, this year’s thought leadership summit will explore high-impact actions in…

ONLINE ONLY – Committee Meeting: COTE

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**The April COTE meeting is call-in only.** Read more

COTE: 2020 Earth Day Sustainability Slam

April 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee for its annual Earth Day sustainability slam, this year as a live webinar! Read more

Urban Design Forum Happy Hour + Committee Meeting

April 22 @ 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

POSTPONED – NWW: 2018 International Building Code Overview Seminar

April 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

**POSTPONED – Event date and form in development.** Join AIA Northwest Washington section for a daylong overview of major changes to the 2018 IBC Code, with Stephen Thomas of Colorado Code Consulting. Read more

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Women In Design

April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**April meeting is online-only.** Call-in information in event description. Read more

POSTPONED – NWW: 2018 International Residential Code Overview Seminar

April 24 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

**POSTPONED – Future edition to be determined.** Join AIA Northwest Washington section for a daylong overview of major changes to the 2018 IRC Code, with Stephen Thomas of Colorado Code Consulting. Read more

Design Jams are an opportunity to generate ideas, connect with others in the design community, and ask questions of the Festival planners.

SDF Design Jam

April 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00am

One event on May 7, 2020 at 6:00pm

Design Jams will be held: March 24, 6-8pm – on YouTube April 25, 9am-12pm – TBD May 7, 6-8pm – TBD In light of the current Covid-19 situation, we pivoted to a ‘virtual information session’ for the March 24 Design Jam session where we shared information, tips, and answered questions live on YouTube – which you can still check out. We are working towards April and May sessions being more collaborative with breakout sessions. Stay tuned as we know more.…

Committee Meeting: Codes

April 28 @ 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.

Commitee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

April 28 @ 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.

Cracking Code: Commercial Energy Code Update

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the second session in the 2020 Cracking Code series presented by AIA Seattle’s Codes Committee.  The Washington State and Seattle commercial energy codes going into effect this year contain significant changes geared towards meeting ambitious carbon reduction targets. In addition, state laws regarding existing building performance standards and the global warming potential of refrigerants and insulation are coming into force. This seminar reviews the most significant changes and their impacts on projects under the Washington state and Seattle…

May 2020

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

May 5 @ 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 2

May 6 @ 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.   Can’t Work Without ‘Em… (people!) is the second course of the 4-part Project Management Series tailored to reflect the deep interdisciplinary collaboration that distinguishes design and construction practice in our region. Relationships are foundational to every aspect of project management.  Now that you know what your job is, course 2 prepares you to set up your projects…

Committee Meeting: Design & Wellbeing

May 7 @ 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

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

Design Jams are an opportunity to generate ideas, connect with others in the design community, and ask questions of the Festival planners.

SDF Design Jam

May 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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One event on April 25, 2020 at 9:00am

One event on May 7, 2020 at 6:00pm

Design Jams will be held: March 24, 6-8pm – on YouTube April 25, 9am-12pm – TBD May 7, 6-8pm – TBD In light of the current Covid-19 situation, we pivoted to a ‘virtual information session’ for the March 24 Design Jam session where we shared information, tips, and answered questions live on YouTube – which you can still check out. We are working towards April and May sessions being more collaborative with breakout sessions. Stay tuned as we know more.…

Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

May 12 @ 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

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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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.

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

May 12 @ 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.

Housing Task Force Meeting

May 14 @ 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: COTE

May 19 @ 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

May 20 @ 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

May 21 @ 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

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