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January 2015

Libraries on the Loose! Opening Reception

January 16, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Libraries on the Loose! features the twenty Little Free Libraries that were designed, built, and installed as part of this past summer’s Libraries on the Loose Design/Build Competition, hosted by Architects Without Borders – Seattle and Architecture for Humanity – Seattle. Little Free Libraries are small-scale book shelters that function as “take-a-book, leave-a-book” gathering places. They provide a location where the free exchange of books, ideas, stories, and interests contribute to a shared experience valued by neighbors and visitors. Participants were…

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March 2015

Gallery Opening: Innovation Hub (+)

March 5, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Based on the research from 2014 Travel Scholarship winner Stefan Kaiser, Assoc. AIA Rapidly expanding high-tech offices in urban areas are challenging local government to create equitable communities amidst increased housing costs and reduced diversity. Density downtown and transit oriented development is the answer. Integrating disparate neighborhoods by providing fast and cheap transportation limits vehicular commuting and reinforces a broader civic identity. Appropriate land use planning and infrastructure construction are two fundamental functions of government. When these services are effectively…

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July 2015

Opening Reception: Passage – Art by Architects

July 10, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for the opening reception of Passage, our 2015 Member Art Show. Read more

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February 2016

FitNation Exhibit

February 20, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until April 10, 2016

FitNation, AIA Seattle’s first exhibit at the Center for Architecture & Design, explores projects and strategies that make our environment more conducive to physical activity as a part of everyday life. Read more

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FitNation Exhibit

February 24, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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weekday gallery

FitNation, AIA Seattle’s first exhibit at the Center for Architecture & Design, explores projects and strategies that make our environment more conducive to physical activity as a part of everyday life. Read more

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March 2016

Grand Opening for the Center for Architecture & Design

March 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Stop by to check out Seattle’s new design hub – home to AIA Seattle, Seattle Architecture Foundation, Design in Public, and AIA Washington Council – and explore the current exhibit, FitNation. Read more

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FitNation Exhibit

March 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

FitNation, AIA Seattle’s first exhibit at the Center for Architecture & Design, explores projects and strategies that make our environment more conducive to physical activity as a part of everyday life. Read more

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April 2016

Living Small: Ideas for Living in the City

April 21, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2016

By 2015 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship Recipient Garrett Reynolds April 21 – June 25 // TUES-FRI 10am-6pm + SAT 1-5pm As Seattle grows, how can housing  design keep pace with the evolving ways we are living in cities? Is small housing  a viable option? Can smaller spaces make for better  living? This exhibit of micro-living spaces in dense urban environments in Copenhagen, New York, Stockholm, and Tokyo explores what other growing cities can teach us about  housing  for our future. Living…

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May 2016

Living Small: Ideas for Living in the City

May 5, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

By 2015 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship Recipient Garrett Reynolds April 21 – June 11 // TUES-FRI 10am-6pm + SAT 1-5pm As Seattle grows, how can housing  design keep pace with the evolving ways we are living in cities? Is small housing  a viable option? Can smaller spaces make for better  living? This exhibit of micro-living spaces in dense urban environments in Copenhagen, New York, Stockholm, and Tokyo explores what other growing cities can teach us about  housing  for our future. Living…

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August 2016

Resident’s Podium for Seattle Legacy Spaces

August 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Seattle residents, artists, and community organizers will testify about the places they want preserved. Meanwhile city officials, landlords, real estate developers, policy makers and other community members are invited to come together to listen and learn from these voices across our city.  Through better collective understanding of the historic businesses and gathering spaces that knit together our current urban fabric, we can determine how to design the most collaborative, inclusive and considered version of Seattle, conceived by the many. This…

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November 2016

Opening Reception of the Portraits of Architects w/ Diversity Rountable

November 1, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Come and enjoy the The Portraits of Architects exhibit, wine and snacks with UW students and faculty! Read more

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January 2017

Open to All: Designing for the full range of human experience

January 12, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Open to All: Designing for the Full Range of Human Experience, opening @ the Center in January, 2017, shows how designers make places, objects and experiences to better match the diversity of individual interactions with them. Open to All seeks to give visitors a visceral understanding of the critical role design plays in creating an environment of inclusivity. AUDIO GUIDE Opening Reception: Jan. 12, 5-8pm Lightning Talks: 6-7pm with ASL interpretation Featuring Open to All Projects: Skype Translator, Incloodle, Hearing AI…

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December 2017

Futurama Redux – Urban Mobility After Cars & Oil

December 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Developed by future urban mobility think tank Smarter Than Car, the exhibit is simultaneously inspired by and a critique of the original Futurama exhibit from the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. It broadly follows a best-case thought experiment that moves the present-day to 2050, when Vienna has become a leading city in post-carbon transition. But rather than providing a prescriptive solution to complex problems, Futurama Redux proposes a multifaceted loop of consideration, experimentation, participation, and adaptation. A portion of…

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Imagineering a Postcarbon Seattle

December 9, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The future might not be motorized: Over the coming decades the challenges of Postcarbon Transition and Climate Change Adaptation will demand a paradigm shift for the organisation of human settlements. This symposium questions the position of the city of Seattle in the global challenge of complete decarbonization until 2050. It will explore the opportunities and challenges that decision makers, creatives and civil society is faced with when taking up this responsibility and will explore first stepping stones to further such…

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February 2018

Imagineering a Postcarbon Seattle – Part 2

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

As a closing activity to the exhibit Futurama Redux: Urban Mobility After Cars And Oil exhibition, AIA Seattle will host a second public symposium, Imagineering a Postcarbon Seattle – Part 2, to explore the challenges and opportunities that decision makers, creatives, and civil society face when taking on the responsibility to phase out fossil fuels. Local experts will explore urban strategies for context-sensitive postcarbon transition and invite you to share your thoughts, ideas, and concerns as we try to achieve…

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March 2018

In the Public Interest: Redefining the Architect’s Role and Responsibility

March 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This exhibit is created by Garrett Nelli Assoc. AIA, the 2017 recipient of AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship.  Public interest design is re-positioning the architectural profession to address the social, political, and environmental issues of the 21st century through community-engaged design. This shift in practice advances the notion that architecture is not only a built product, but a collective process that instills the tools, awareness, and imagination for individuals to improve their condition. As this year’s recipient of AIA…

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April 2018

AIA Seattle Movie Night: Design that Heals Documentary

April 26 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of film and conversation at the Center for Architecture and Design! Read more

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Human Flow: Documentary screening and Q&A

$5
April 29 @ 11:30 am - 2:30 pm

Join us for a nation wide screening of Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei’s documentary at the Center for Architecture and Design! Read more

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June 2018

Wild Tensions: Opening Night Reception

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Exactly how authentic do we want our outdoor experience to be, and how far do we have to go to find it? How can we protect our natural treasures in the midst of explosive regional population growth? Can we mitigate that human pressure on these environments by leveraging urban wilderness? Wild Tensions: How Design Impacts the Outdoor Experience explores the inherent tensions between our pursuit of the wilderness experiences that are so integral to our Pacific Northwest identity and the…

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Wild Tensions Family Day

June 16 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us and Seattle Architecture Foundation for a special Family Day celebrating the opening of Wild Tensions: How Design Impacts the Outdoor Experience! Read more

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August 2018

Wild Tensions: Tips and Tricks to Safely Experience the Outdoors

August 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Please join us for an hour-long presentation with Richard Forbes of REI as we explore how gear developments and best practices can help us both keep ourselves comfortable and protect our wilderness for future generations. Read more

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