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April 2019

COHO: Understanding Homelessness (Lecture 3)

April 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Marty Hartman and Liz McDaniel will talk about the work that their organization, Mary’s Place, has been doing to change the narrative around homelessness and provide transitional housing. Read more

NWW: 2018 Washington State Code Update and Fire Protection & Life Safety 101

April 19 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join AIA’s Northwest Washington section for a daylong program addressing the 2018 Washington State Code Update, and Fire Protection & Life Safety 101 Read more

YAF: ARE Program Discussion

April 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join YAF for a robust discussion of the challenges and resources for completing the ARE exams, and come prepared to help shape the future of exam prep AIA Seattle and YAF can provide. Read more

COTE’s Earth Day Sustainability Slam

April 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

It’s time again for COTE’s annual Earth Day Sustainability Slam!  Each year we put out a call for submissions on interesting case studies, ideas, and presentations about sustainable design.   We then assemble a series of rapid-fire presentations from all of YOU to share with the design community.  We want to provide a platform for individuals and firms to share what they are doing and to create a fun social mixer.  The format is meant to quickly share innovative ideas and encourage conversation.  Read more

Cast aside your political comfort zones and join the conversation regarding increased access to the single family areas of Seattle.

RESCHEDULED: UDF: Neighborhoods for All: Revisiting Single Family Zoning + HH w/ The Urbanist

April 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Cast aside your political comfort zones and join the conversation regarding increased access to the single family areas of Seattle. Read more

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 – April 2019

April 27 @ 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 DeForest Architects and Wascha Studios 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. Coffee and light snacks provided. Cost: $25 per individual…

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. April's discussion focuses on recruiting and retaining a diverse practice for your firm.

WID + DRT: Conversations Towards An Equitable Practice – April – Recruitment & Retention

April 29 @ 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,…

May 2019

CoHo: 9 Ways To Build Community With Urban Housing

May 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join CoHo an Affordable Housing Week event at MG2 Read more

Our two-city Architecture for Health Committee returns for its spring program, focusing on healthcare trends and ancillary services.

AHC Spring: Healthcare Trends and Ancillary Services

May 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Join the Architecture for Health Committee’s Spring program in Portland, Oregon, focusing on Healthcare Trends and Ancillary Services. Read more

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?

CANCELLED: Ask An Architect – May 2019

May 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

**MAY SESSION IS CANCELLED** Please join us at a future session at the Center for Architecture & Design. 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 Lane Williams Architects and David Coleman Architecture, 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…

Housing Transformations: Density Done Right

May 20 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Design professionals in the urban built environment often advocate for “good density.” But what exactly does that look like, and how specifically can the planning, design, and construction of housing options support vibrant communities? How can the integration of new housing center equity, sustainability and livability in rapidly changing neighborhoods? Join us for a full day program exploring housing transformations that advance density done right. For registration to the concluding keynote and happy hour ONLY, visit the keynote event page.…

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. May's discussion focuses on managing a career for diverse practitioners.

WID + DRT: Conversations Towards An Equitable Practice – May – Managing A Career

May 20 @ 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,…

NWW: Wood Product Tour Field Trip

May 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Join an intimate group of AIA Northwest Washington members to observe framed and engineered lumber production, a presentation about cedar products, and tour a prototype CLT building. Read more

SIAF: Emerging Markets In Africa

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

AIA Seattle International Architecture Forum invites you to join three experienced architectural practitioners will share their experiences of embarking on projects, setting up branch offices and consulting on large scale works in Africa. Read more

COTE: Life-Cycle Assessments

May 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment to discuss the strategy of Life-cycle analyses to reduce carbon impact in building design. Read more

June 2019

SIAF + Goethe: Dr. Astrid Bahr and bauhaus journal

June 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

AIA Seattle International Architecture Forum (SIAF) in partnership with Goethe Pop Seattle welcome Dr. Astrid Bähr, research associate at Berlin’s Bauhaus-Archive, for a talk on architectural and design photography and the renewed significance of the bauhaus journal. Read more

COTE: Resistence is Futile. Resilience is About Recovery

June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment and Steve Moddemeyer for a robust discussion on mirroring natural resilience for mending our buildings and infrastructure for a more sustainable future. Read more

CAE: From Commuter to Community – Bellevue College’s First New Residence Hall

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on Architecture for Education for a multifaceted tour and discussion of the master planning process for Bellevue College’s residential development. Read more

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. June's discussion centers on engaging communities with your architectural practice.

WID + DRT: Conversations Towards An Equitable Practice – June – Engaging Communities

June 24 @ 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,…

YAF: ARE Program Discussion

June 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 25, 2019

Join YAF for a robust discussion of the challenges and resources for completing the ARE exams, and come prepared to help shape the future of exam prep AIA Seattle and YAF can provide. Read more

July 2019

COTE: Understanding Air Quality – From the Outside In

July 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment for an interdisciplinary discussion on air quality, particularly in the Pacific Northwest. Read more

Mass Timber: Mass Changes In Mass Timber

July 10 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s newly-formed Mass Timber committee to discuss the recent code changes allowing timber construction for tall, hyperurban buildings across Seattle. Read more

Sessions for Small Firms: Mastering Communications with Clients and Project Teams

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

This is the first of three Sessions for Small Firms offered in 2019. SESSION 1 | MASTERING COMMUNICATIONS Part 1: The Client Relationship The Architect’s client is a central figure in their business, their creative enterprise, and their livelihood. Each client is a unique entity and has their own ideas about what they want out of the process. Rather than starting from a place where we know “the way clients think,” we will create structures for discovering the unique needs…

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 – July 2019

July 20 @ 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 Clinkston Architects and H2D 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. Coffee and light snacks provided. Cost: $25 per individual…

Code Dependent: K-12 Code Challenges & Opportunities

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the second session in the Code Dependent series. This class will focus on the unique code requirements for K-12 educational facilities including fire, occupancy, and 2018 IBC code changes, with case studies. Read more

YAF: ARE Program Discussion

July 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 25, 2019

Join YAF for a robust discussion of the challenges and resources for completing the ARE exams, and come prepared to help shape the future of exam prep AIA Seattle and YAF can provide. Read more

August 2019

NWW: Thermal & Moisture Protection Symposium: Basic Thermal & Moisture Protection Materials & Methods

August 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Join AIA Northwest Washington for a five-course session on thermal and moisture protection materials and methods, as well as CSI Division 7, from a variety of practitioners and producers. Read more

COTE: Pax Futura Building Tour

August 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join Committee on the Environment for a tour of Seattle’s first Passive House-certified multifamily development. Read more

UDF: Curating the Street Level Experience – Graham Baba Architects in Pike/Pine

August 20 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us as Jim Graham, principle of Graham Baba Architects, shares his vision for breathing life into urban streetscapes as elicited by the firm’s thoughtful work in one of the city’s most dynamic and culturally-exciting neighborhoods. Read more

DRT: Community Engagement & Civic Transformation

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Following two years of convenings with Office of Community Planning and Development on investment in our communities of need, AIA Seattle’s Diversity Roundtable brings together three female leaders in built environment to discuss their investment in cultural convening and community spaces. Read more

2019 Laddership Annual Summer Social

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Each year all the mentoring groups gather for a social to share experiences and invite new members to join. This is a casual event with refreshments, and an opportunity to observe the Design Festival Electric Coffin Exhibit in the Center for Architecture and Design. Read more

YAF: ARE Program Discussion

August 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 25, 2019

Join YAF for a robust discussion of the challenges and resources for completing the ARE exams, and come prepared to help shape the future of exam prep AIA Seattle and YAF can provide. Read more

September 2019

CANCELLED – NWW: ShiftBuilding Symposium – A Window On the Future – Bellingham

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

If you are in the business, student, or professional wanting to achieve these goals in the future, join us for this month’s NW EcoBuilding Guild ShiftBuilding Symposium: A Window On The Future – High-Performance Window Systems, Read more

UDF: New Urbanism, History and Urbanism – Single Family in Seattle

September 18 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum for a discussion on land-use constraints in the city’s single-family neighborhoods. Read more

COTE: AIA COTE Top Ten Toolkit

September 19 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

The COTE Top Ten Toolkit is a resource, accessible to all architects, that closes the information gap to designing high performing, equitable, beautiful buildings. Read more

CANCELLED – ShiftBuilding Symposium – A Window On the Future – Seattle

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm

If you are in the business, student, or professional wanting to achieve these goals in the future, join us for this month’s NW EcoBuilding Guild ShiftBuilding Symposium: A Window On The Future – High-Performance Window Systems. Read more

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