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September 2018

Ubuntu: I Am Because We Are

September 20, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ubuntu is a South African philosophy that declares our own well-being is tied to the well-being of others and the shared responsibility of our community is what binds us together and makes us human. The 2018 UW Runstad fellows will share discoveries from their study in Cape Town and Johannesburg and how the lens of race and social justice shows up in the built environment in aspects of informality, civicness, affordability, and climate change. Read more

October 2018

Join Seattle International Architecture Forum for a presentation by three seasoned architectural practitioners sharing their experiences on embarking on projects or setting up branch offices abroad. A Q&A session will be followed the presentation by the speakers.

Practice Abroad: Successes and Challenges of Working On Projects Abroad

October 10, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Seattle International Architecture Forum for a presentation by three seasoned architectural practitioners sharing their experiences on embarking on projects or setting up branch offices abroad. A Q&A session will be followed the presentation by the speakers. Read more

Room to Learn: PreK-12 Education <> Social Change

October 15, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

On October 15, AIA Settle presents Room to Learn: PreK-12 Education <> Social Change. This full day continuing education forum will address head-on some of the most pressing disruptors and design opportunities facing schools today. How are PreK-12 environments changing to meet the needs of students, families, educators, and communities? What do these changes in education and society mean for the design of learning environments? Read more

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

October 17, 2018 @ 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

DP & R Hurricane Response Event

October 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us for a discussion of building for resilience, with a focus on Hurricane Harvey. How have architects been part of the responses to Hurricanes across the US, and world? Read more

Transforming Seattle’s first-ring suburbs for an urban future

UDF: Urbanizing the Suburbs

October 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Presented by AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum As global population becomes ever more urban, America continues to dabble with city life. After a two decades of revitalizing the urban core and experiencing an urban lifestyle, many people are being priced out of the center city, carrying with them the desire to continue traits of this urban lifestyle such as mixed-use neighborhoods, transit access, reduced car dependence, convenience, walkability, bikability, rich culture, creative food and nightlife. Seeking to meet demand, many…

Got Codes? Know What You Don’t Know: Residential Codes and Permit Process Hurdles

October 24, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

This is the fourth session in the Got Codes? series. Read more

Metal experts from Decorative Metal Arts (DMA) will demonstrate and explain the technical aspects of steel and lead participants through a hands-on metal demonstration in this exclusive AIA Seattle Member Access event.

Decorative Metal Workshop: Hands-on metal fabrication

October 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Metal experts from Decorative Metal Arts (DMA) will demonstrate and explain the technical aspects of steel and lead participants through a hands-on metal demonstration in this exclusive AIA Seattle Member Access event. Participants will leave the metal shop with a fabricated shelf and an elementary understanding of the work that goes into work by DMA. Read more

November 2018

Join SPARC and Paxson Fay to discuss how small-mid-size architecture firms can maximize their social media presences.

Social Media Tactics to Elevate Your Online Presence

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join SPARC and Paxson Fay to discuss how small-mid-size architecture firms can maximize their social media presences. Read more

AHC's Fall Conference discusses regulatory changes in the design of healthcare facilities, in particular within occupied facilities, and through building a cancer center including a pharmacy component under new USP regulations.

Regulations and the Impact on the Healthcare Environment

November 9, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 3:15 pm

In this session, we will discuss the regulatory process of building a cancer center including a pharmacy pursuant to the new USP 800 regulations due in December of 2019. This session will explain the processes of designing a multi-modality Clinic in a hospital setting. The session will explain the problems and successes of construction in an occupied building; sharing loading docks and elevators with hospital staff and vendors. As part of that we will discuss the safety planning of lifting…

Join AIA Seattle's Committee on Architecture for Education for a unique joint presentation with the Design Build Institute of America, focusing on how design-build works within construction of education spaces.

CAE + DBIA Joint Presentation: How Does Design-Build Lead to Better Design Solutions?

November 13, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

How does design-build lead to better design solutions? Questions we will investigate during this program: What does the architect gain from design-build? How does the owner benefit? What factors really contribute most to success: Previous history together? Firm resumes? Individual resumes? What are the biggest obstacles/challenges from the architects perspective? How has the architect-owner relationship changed having the GC as the intermediary? Why don’t some owners embrace the benefits Design-Build? What are some of the best design examples delivered via Design-Build? What…

Are you a recent grad or newly-licensed architect looking to gain a truly global knowledge base?

2019 Travel Scholarship Info Session

November 15, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Are you an emerging professional or recent grad looking to expand your professional horizons? Join AIA Seattle to discuss this unique international travel opportunity. Read more

December 2018

Present and Future Realities for Marketers and Business Developers

Design/Build: Opportunity or Barrier?

$30 – $40
December 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for this Joint AIA Seattle and SMPS Fellows Forum where Design/Build delivery will be discussed. How has the foundational shift affected your company, and what should you be doing? Is this the latest fad, or is it a long-lasting change? What are the particular impacts to marketing, business development, and client care? Read more

AIA Seattle + Design Swarms invite you to participate in this year’s thought leadership summit on the topic of cities for all.

Contested Spaces: What is a city for all?

December 10, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us on Monday, December 10 for Contested Spaces: What is a city for all? featuring a series of community-led lightning talks and collaborative Design Swarms (facilitated by Surya Vanka, Founder & Principal of Authentic Design). Transforming design thinking into accessible game-board exercises, Design Swarms help groups to foster empathy, visualize shared challenges, and ideate around solutions to a specific problem. This summit will convene design professionals, citizen advocates, community partners, and government representatives around the challenges and opportunities of co-creating a city for…

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…

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…

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,…

February 2019

Learning Landscapes - A moderated panel discussion surrounding alternate learning environments.

CAE: Learning Landscapes

February 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Learning Landscapes A moderated panel discussion surrounding alternate learning environments. Moderator: Kas Kinkead, Cascade Design Collaborative Panelists: Tess Schiavone, GGN Peter Donaldson, Sustainability Ambassador Program Vinita Sidhu, Site Workshop Mark Tilbe, Murase Pre-registration is encouraged. Click here for a printable flier to post in your office. Brought to you by AIA Commitee on Architecture for Education

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…

CoHo: Understanding Homelessness (Lecture 1)

February 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Tim Harris will talk about the work that his newspaper, Real Change, has been doing to employ and advocate for individuals that are experiencing homelessness, and how design professionals can play a role in reducing homelessness in the region. 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. 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,…

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

March 2019

Path to Fellowship

March 5 @ 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? Read more

AIA Seattle International Architecture Forum invites you to a presentation by John H.V. Chau, AIA, LEED AP, regarding the evolution of global architecture practice.

SIAF: Changes In International Practice

March 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AIA Seattle International Architecture Forum invites you to a presentation by John H.V. Chau, AIA, LEED AP Read more

COTE: The AIA COTE Top Ten Toolkit and Bay Area Case Studies Webinar Simulcast

March 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join AIA CoTE for a webinar simulcast discussing design excellence and climate change through a Bay Area lens, presented by AIA San Francisco’s COTE. 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 – 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 AKJ Architects 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…

CoHo: Understanding Homelessness (Lecture 2)

March 18 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Rex Hohlbein will join AIA Seattle’s Committee on Homelessness talk about the work that his organizations, Facing Homelessness and The BLOCK Project, have been doing to change the narrative around homelessness and provide transitional housing. 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. March's discussion focuses on negotiating and providing for fair compensation for diverse professionals.

WID + DRT: Conversations Towards An Equitable Practice – March – Compensation & Negotiation

March 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,…

COTE: What Architects Need To Know About Trees

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

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment for a discussion on tree care and design considerations for architects. Read more

April 2019

Code Dependent: URM What? Unreinforced Masonry Buildings In Seattle

April 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm

This is the first session in the Code Dependent series. Seattle has over an estimated 1,000 unreinforced masonry structures. This class will explain the geologic hazards facing Seattle and why URMs are susceptible to this intense damage. Read more

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…

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