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December 2019

NWW: Sustainable Connections Green Building Slam

December 6, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join Sustainable Connections and AIA Northwest Washington section for the annual green building presentation slam! Read more

CANCELLED: MBA Health Trust Open House

December 11, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle, and representatives from Capital Benefit Services and MBA Health Trust to learn about the chapter’s exclusive new association health plans. Read more

Effective Sales Planning for Doer-Sellers

December 17, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

This is the final course in our 2019 Sessions for Small Firms. In professional services firms, skilled practitioners like architects, engineers, and other consultants are often responsible for finding and winning new work. These busy Doer-Sellers must balance doing the work and winning the work as they deliver on their current contractual commitments and build long-term client relationships. How can Doer-Sellers prepare for important, high-stakes conversations and meetings with prospective clients? What planning can help Doer-Sellers gain a competitive advantage…

Committee Meeting: Adaptation & Resilience

December 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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.

January 2020

YAF – ARE Trivia January 2020

January 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum for an ARE study-trivia night at Fado Irish Pub. Read more

UDF+COHO: Seattle 2100 – Homelessness & Informal Communities

January 22 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum for a discussion of informal communities and their potential to change how homelessness is addressed in the U.S. Read more

YAF: ARE Workshop Series – Know the Code

January 23 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum for its third ARE workshop seminar, focusing on building code. Read more

Ask An Architect – January 2020

January 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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? Join two AIA architects to discuss your building project, no matter the stage. Read more

February 2020

2020 Medical Design Forum: Caring for People Caring for the Planet

February 6 @ 9:30 am - February 7 @ 3:00 pm

This year’s Medical Design Forum presents two days of interdisciplinary presentations, design case studies and engaging conversations about how to address the magnitude of the climate crisis while meeting regulatory requirements aimed at ensuring a safe and healthy environment for patients. What are the obstacles to achieving sustainability goals in healthcare environments, and how can design teams, owners, providers and communities respond? What are the policies and processes that support high performance building strategies? What is driving innovation in community…

CAE: Libraries As Learning Spaces

February 11 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Committee on Architecture for Education for a panel discussion on libraries and education design. Read more

NWW: Green Building Nerds – Building Envelope & Energy Code

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

Join Sustainable Connections and its monthly Green Building Nerds program for an inside look at the much-anticipated Fairhaven Towers project. Read more

Cracking Code: 2018 Fire Code Revisions + Impacts on Design

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle and the Codes Committee for its first seminar of 2020, focusing on updates to the 2018 International Fire Code and their impacts on architectural design. Read more

2020 Path to Fellowship

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

Are you a seasoned professional who is considering applying for AIA Fellowship? Or are you an emerging professional who’s curious about steps you can take now to make a future application more competitive? Join a panel of local FAIAs to learn more about the College of Fellows eligibility and submittal process, our chapter’s coaching and nomination of candidates, and tricks and tools you can employ now to tell your own professional story. Read more

March 2020

POSTPONED – WID: Meaningful Mentorship

March 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

POSTPONED – Join AIA Seattle’s Women in Design committee for guided group discussions on mentorship in the design professions, and how to establish and grow this networks both inter- and intra-workplace. Read more

ONLINE: Ask An Architect – March 2020

March 28 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

**MARCH SEMINAR IS ONLINE ONLY.** 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? Join two AIA architects to discuss your building project, no matter the stage. Read more

April 2020

CANCELLED – YAF: ARE Trivia March 2020

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

CANCELLED – 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

WEBINAR: Virtual Collaborative Spaces with Sheryl Cababa

April 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle for a short, live webinar on how to facilitate creative collaboration virtually. Read more

YAF: April ARE Virtual Trivia Night

April 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum for a *virtual* trivia meetup to keep you on track for the ARE! Read more

POSTPONED – DWB: Federal Center South Tour

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

**This tour is postponed.** 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

WEBINAR: Digital Firm Management Solutions with Carlos Obando

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle for a live webinar on technological solutions for remote firm management and client relationships. 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…

COTE: 2020 Earth Day Sustainability Slam

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

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

WEBINAR: Coping With Coronavirus – Design Firm Challenges

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle sponsors AP | Hall & Company for a webinar on insurance- and legal-related challenges from COVID-19. 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

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

ONLINE: Ask An Architect – May 2020

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

**May’s program is ONLINE ONLY.** 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? Join two AIA architects to discuss your building project, no matter the stage. Read more

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

June 2020

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

Virtual Housing Design Week

June 8 - June 15

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…

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

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County has called for a General Strike and Silent March in the state of Washington on Friday, June 12. In response, this session has been rescheduled for Monday, June 15.  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…

YAF: ARE Virtual Happy Hour

June 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Young Architects Forum is excited to present its latest ARE social hour! Register here to get the video link to join. Read more

CANCELLED – Member Access: Prezi 101 – Guide to Getting Started with Nicole DeNamur

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**CANCELLED** Join sustainability consultant Nicole DeNamur for an engaging lunchtime webinar on creating engaging presentations using the free software Prezi. Read more

COTE: Integrated Design – Looking Back and Looking Forward

June 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment for a robust panel on integrated design and its utility in producing higher-performance buildings. Read more

Racial Justice Town Hall

June 30 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join AIA Seattle, Diversity Roundtable, NOMA NW, Planning in Color, and University of Washington College of the Built Environment as we convene a series of action- and outcomes-oriented discussions about the role of architects and their peers pursuing racial justice. Read more

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