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June 2018

Seattle’s 2015 Energy Code & Its Impacts on High-Rise Construction w/ COTE

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

Seattle officially adopted the new 2015 Seattle Energy Code on Jan. 1, 2017 with additional requirements coming into effect at the beginning of 2018.  These changes leave many in the design and construction communities questioning how this code will affect high-rise office and residential projects, especially those with increased glazing.  Sellen Construction, PAE Engineers and MacDonald-Miller Facility Solutions have analyzed these impacts through energy and cost modeling and have published the results in a recent white paper.  In this presentation, we will share our findings from this white paper and provide feedback on how the market is adapting to the new code Read more

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July 2018

Small Firm Management Workshop Series – Marketing and Business Development Basics for Small Firm Architects

July 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm

In this 3-part series, Rena M. Klein and her colleagues at Charrette Venture Group will offer foundational knowledge, strategies, tools and resources for successful small firm management. Ideal for small firm architects and owners, these highly interactive half-day sessions will include informative presentations, case study examples, workshop activities and ample time for peer-to-peer discussion. Read more

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Designing for Special Populations

July 24 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

The presentation will look at a variety of housing types such as homeless supportive housing, homeless shelters, housing for veterans, housing for people with traumatic brain injury, and more! Presenters Scott Starr, Principal | SMR Architects Scott Starr is an Architect and has been a partner at SMR Architects since 2010. He has worked with nonprofit housing providers such as DESC and Plymouth Housing on five major supportive housing projects as well as homeless shelters and service centers. Bill Singer…

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Got Codes? Assembly

July 25 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This is the third session in the Got Codes? series. Designing assembly spaces and feeling hampered by the building code? Session 3 of Got Codes? will provide valuable insight into the 2015 Seattle Building Code and how city staff interpret the SBC as it applies to assembly spaces. Read more

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Smart Answers to Tough Questions

July 31 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Managing the Q&A, interactive exercises, and group dynamics during project interviews. Selection panels are expanding the Q&A portion of project interviews and using surprise “paper airplane” exercises to better understand how A/E/C teams work together. These more conversational-focused interviews require a different type of approach than the typical clicking through slide after slide of a formal presentation. Join Scott Johnston, principal at Johnston Training Group to learn how to prepare for and answer challenging questions, manage interactive exercises, and draw out critical information from the panelists during project interviews. Read more

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October 2018

Small Firm Management Workshop Series – Beyond Intuition: Financial Management for Small Firm Architects

October 17 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm

In this 3-part Small Firm Workshop series, Rena M. Klein and her colleagues at Charrette Venture Group will offer foundational knowledge, strategies, tools and resources for successful small firm management. Ideal for small firm architects and owners, these highly interactive half-day sessions will include informative presentations, case study examples, workshop activities and ample time for peer-to-peer discussion. Read more

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November 2018

AHC Event – Regulatory Delivery of Health

November 9

Save the date for Architecture for Health Committee‘s fall event. More information coming soon!

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