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January 2019

Dreaming about a home design project and not sure where to start? Wondering how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family’s changing needs?

Ask An Architect – January 2019

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 AIA Architects from Kriegh Architects and 4D Architects for an information-packed overview of the design and construction process including budget and schedule, tips for hiring the right team, and how you and your designer can work together to make the most of any project. Be sure to bring your “napkin sketch” to this…

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Join author Marc Vassallo to explore the design of small, urban houses and backyard ADUs as a smart response to two demographic trends: the shrinking size of households and the growing popularity of city living - followed by a group conversation on the pros and cons of small city houses.

Little House in the City: Designing Small Within City Limits

January 22 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This presentation explores the design of small, urban houses and backyard ADUs as a smart response to two demographic trends: the shrinking size of households and the growing popularity of city living. Read more

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Commitee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

January 22 @ 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, 2019

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.

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Seattle has successfully used an “Urban Village” strategy to focus growth into distinct, densifying nodes that are distributed throughout the city and act as neighborhood business districts and activity nexuses, serving wide swathes of adjacent lower density single family neighborhoods. We will explore a series of these Town Center developments and discuss their successes and failures and dig into the similarities and differences between these growing nodes in Seattle and the greater Puget Sound Region.

UDF: Town Centers and Urban Villages

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum An urban village can be described as a more diverse part of an urban area comprising of denser residential and mixed-use zoning, with a higher priority given to transit and pedestrianization. A town center is characterized as being the commercial or retail core of a neighborhood or town. These terms can be quite analogous. However, sometimes an urban village is seen as more organic in its development and phasing, whilst a town center…

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Committee Meeting: Women In Design

January 24 @ 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, 2019

The Women in Design Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at noon at the Center for Architecture & Design. 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 in number:…

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Meet us at the Center for a curatorial tour of Sanctuary: Design for Belonging by our Research Curator, Mayumi Tsutakawa.

Sanctuary Exhibit Tour w/ Research Curator, Mayumi Tsutakawa

January 24 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Meet us at the Center for a curatorial tour of Sanctuary: Design for Belonging by our Research Curator, Mayumi Tsutakawa. Read more

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Join us at this free architecture and poetry workshop for youth ages 10-14 who have been recently displaced and/or settled in the United States.

Color My Home: An Architecture Workshop for Kids

January 26 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Together we will remember, imagine, and create our homes with words, textures, and colorful illustrations. We’ll tell the story of the journey we take through spaces we call home. Please send RSVP to [email protected] This event is held in conjunction with Sanctuary: Design for Belonging, on display @ the Center through February 23, 2019.

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Join AIA Seattle's Women In Design and Diversity Roundtable committees for a series of monthly discussions about the culture and climate of the architecture community in Seattle and beyond, and how to build a stronger pipeline and retention practices for equity in the field. January's discussion centers on creating and maintaining an equitable workplace culture.

WID + DRT: Conversations Towards An Equitable Practice – January – Workplace Culture

January 28 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Despite increasing diversity in students and young professionals entering the field, architecture remains a remarkably homogeneous profession. The retention statistics are alarming. We are losing potential talent and important perspectives. How can we help retain more diverse voices in our profession? As practitioners, what can we do? Using topics and resources from the just-released AIA GUIDES FOR EQUITABLE PRACTICE, this event series is a recurring monthly, small group based discussion. Each month we will gather to discuss a different topic,…

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Committee Meeting: Codes

January 29 @ 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, 2019

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.

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Legislative and regulatory changes in Washington are poised to change the way we think about building materials and embodied carbon.

Embodied Carbon and Architecture: Upcoming Legislative Potential

January 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

This conversation will focus on embodied carbon and its shifting relationship to architecture. In Washington State, the upcoming legislative agenda is beginning to identify ways in which we might start to regulate embodied carbon in building materials. In addition, new Heavy Timber code allowances are coming, allowing for increased sequestration capacity. As these conversations become more common, architects are becoming more involved, pressing for responsible changes while ensuring achievable targets are set. UW’s Kate Simonen will present her team’s research…

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Join AIA Seattle and celebrate our newly licensed members from 2018!

Stamped: Newly Licensed Member Celebration 2019

January 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

STAMPED returns to commemorate your accomplishments as AIA Seattle members who were licensed in 2018. STAMPED will be a chance to celebrate with your fellow newly licensed members, while also hearing from the AIA Seattle Board and the Young Architects Forum about how you can get involved with the AIA Seattle community, and receiving congratulations from the Washington Department of Licensure. All newly licensed members will be presented with a token of recognition from AIA Seattle. Space is limited, RSVP…

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February 2019

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

February 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, 2019

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

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Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

February 6 @ 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, 2019

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

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2019 Medical Design Forum: Embracing + Innovating Change

February 7 @ 10:00 am - February 8 @ 2:30 pm

This year’s Medical Design Forum includes two days of interdisciplinary presentations, design case studies, and conversations around embracing and innovating change. What are today’s key drivers of change in healthcare and healthcare environments, and how do we approach these changes? How do we measure the social and economic value of innovation, manage risk, and keep humans at the center of design? On February 7 and 8, we welcome AEC and healthcare professionals to join us at this dynamic program that…

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Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) Meeting

February 7 @ 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 January 2, 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

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Join artist Taiji Miyasaka to explore the site-specific artwork he created at MadArt Studio, followed by a demonstration and hands-on application of traditional Japanese earthen walls.

Circum-ambience & the Art of Traditional Japanese Earthen Walls

February 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

MadArt Studio presents Circum·ambience by Taiji Miyasaka, a professor in the School of Design and Construction at Washington State University. In this exhibition, Miyasaka responds to the various conditions of MadArt Studio by creating three spherical sculptures that independently investigate the light, scale, and atmosphere of the physical space. Though bound by form, each sphere uniquely relates to the studio’s environment through their distinctive material and method of assembly. The largest of these sculptures – a thirteen-foot inhabitable clay and…

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Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

February 12 @ 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 12, 2019

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.

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Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

February 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, 2019

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.

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Committee Meeting: COTE

February 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, 2019

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.

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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

February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 31, 2019

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

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Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

February 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, 2019

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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Join AIA Seattle's Women In Design and Diversity Roundtable committees for a series of monthly discussions about the culture and climate of the architecture community in Seattle and beyond, and how to build a stronger pipeline and retention practices for equity in the field. February's discussion centers on intercultural competence.

WID + DRT: Conversations Towards An Equitable Practice – February – Intercultural Competence

February 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Despite increasing diversity in students and young professionals entering the field, architecture remains a remarkably homogeneous profession. The retention statistics are alarming. We are losing potential talent and important perspectives. How can we help retain more diverse voices in our profession? As practitioners, what can we do? Using topics and resources from the just-released AIA GUIDES FOR EQUITABLE PRACTICE, this event series is a recurring monthly, small group based discussion. Each month we will gather to discuss a different topic,…

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Committee Meeting: Codes

February 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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.

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Commitee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

February 26 @ 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, 2019

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.

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Join Urban Design Forum for its bimonthly happy hour and committee meeting at Old Stove Brewing in Pike Place Market.

Urban Design Forum Happy Hour + Committee Meeting

February 27 @ 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 October 31, 2019

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

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Committee Meeting: Women In Design

February 28 @ 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, 2019

The Women in Design Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at noon at the Center for Architecture & Design. 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 in number:…

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2019 Member Access: Architectural Photography: A practical guide to a successful photo shoot

February 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Moris Moreno, professional Architectural and Interior Design photographer, who will share his insights on how to get the most out of your project photoshoots, including the elements of the briefing process, walkthroughs, usage rights and releases, weather and sun location, styling and post-production. Read more

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March 2019

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

March 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, 2019

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

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Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) Meeting

March 7 @ 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 January 2, 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

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Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

March 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 12, 2019

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.

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Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

March 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, 2019

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.

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Committee Meeting: Adaptation & Resilience

March 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 2 months that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

The Adaptation & Resilience Committee meets the second Wednesday of every other month at noon 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 Adaptation & Resilience Committee and to sign up for their email updates.

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Dreaming about a home design project and not sure where to start? Wondering how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family’s changing needs?

Ask An Architect – March 2019

March 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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 AIA Architects from Wascha Studios and TCA Architecture + Planning + Design for an information-packed overview of the design and construction process including budget and schedule, tips for hiring the right team, and how you and your designer can work together to make the most of any project. Be sure to bring your…

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Committee Meeting: COTE

March 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, 2019

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.

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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

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until October 31, 2019

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

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Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

March 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, 2019

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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