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November 2015

AIA Seattle's Urban Design Forum and VIA Architecture host a discussion about Seattle's fast growing and ever-changing city. Presentations by Jeff Hammerquist and Dan Bertolet and a hands-on activity ask participants to think creatively about where the city can best accommodate growth.

Urban Design Forum | Share the City

November 10, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum and VIA Architecture host a discussion about Seattle’s fast growing and ever-changing city. Presentations by Jeff Hammerquist and Dan Bertolet and a hands-on activity ask participants to think creatively about where the city can best accommodate growth. Read more

space.city Lecture – Juhani Pallasmaa: Empathy, Design & Care

November 10, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

AIA Seattle and space.city present Juhani Pallasmaa: Empathy, Design & Care Juhani Pallasmaa is an architect and professor emeritus based in Helsinki. Pallasmaa first practiced design in collaboration with other architects before practicing through his own Helsinki office from 1983-2012, and has taught and lectured in numerous universities in Europe, North and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. The author of 50 published books and 400 essays, articles and prefaces, Pallasmaa’s writings have been translated into 30 languages. Pallasmaa is…

May 2016

AIA National Convention 2016

May 19, 2016 - May 21, 2016

Reserve your spot in Philly AIA Convention is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. The people, the ideas, the environment, the setting—it all comes together for an unforgettable experience that comes just once a year. That’s the big picture. Now let’s break it down. The LUs Take behind-the-scenes tours of sites that turn innovation into practice or immerse yourself in a half- or full-day workshop. There are hundreds of…

August 2016

Hosted By Ghosts of Seattle Past [break] With Seattle City Council Member Lisa Herbold [break]@ the Center

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…

September 2016

The Block Party is a two-day street fair, September 10-11 10am - 5pm each day in Occidental Park, celebrating the powerful ways design affects our lives, and kicking off the 6th annual Seattle Design Festival, which runs September 10-23.

Seattle Design Festival 2016: Block Party

September 10, 2016 - September 11, 2016

The SDF Block Party will present design demonstrations, activities, workshops, exhibits, tours and more! This year the Block Party will feature installations from the SDF Rumble, designed and built by teams of local designers, community groups and contractors. Read more

PARK(ing) Day Plus+ is an opportunity for Seattleites to temporarily turn on-street parking spaces into public places. Locations will be all over Seattle, Friday 9/16 and Saturday 9/17, 10am - 6pm. Part of our 6th annual Seattle Design Festival, which runs September 10-23.

Seattle Design Festival: PARK(ing) Day

September 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - September 17, 2016 @ 6:00 pm

PARK(ing) Day Plus+ happens once a year on the third Friday in September, and this year it falls right in the middle of the 2016 Seattle Design Festival (September 10-23)! This international event raises awareness about the importance of a walkable, livable, healthy city and helps people re-think how our streets can be used. Last year’s PARK(ing) Day was Seattle’s biggest yet, with 50 pop-up parks across the city. Visitors played life-size Jenga in Pioneer Square, made their own smoothies in West Seattle, and…

A day-long conference, September 17 offering Seattle Design Festival attendees the opportunity to examine in-depth the 2016 theme, Design Change. This is part of the 6th annual Seattle Design Festival, September 10-23.

Seattle Design Festival 2016 Conference

September 17, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

The conference includes workshops, panels, films, lectures, and installations presented by community organizations. Participants engage professional and community experts on a variety of topics, designed to be of interest to experts and professionals, while also accessible to people at a full range of ages, abilities, and languages. Participants can look forward to powerful presentations and energizing conversations that lead to new ways of thinking. The conference is free and open to the public. Presented by Design in Public, a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle, a chapter…

Growing A City – Density, Displacement and Policy in an Urbanizing Seattle w/ UDF

September 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Seattle is growing. Denser, more efficient urban environment replaces existing structure. Businesses come and go. Infrastructure expands. Neighborhoods are redesigned around pedestrians and cyclists. Rents increase. Displacement occurs. But does urban growth lead to inequitable neighborhoods? How do we, as a city, design neighborhoods that serve the greatest share of the population? How do we encourage thriving businesses that serve their community? We will host a panel discussion revolving around the drivers of change on a neighborhood scale and on…

Join the Laddership Program!

Laddership Summer Kickoff at the Seattle Design Festival

September 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you an emerging professional who would like to connect with an experienced architect? Or an experience architect looking to be a mentor? Consider joining AIA Seattle’s Laddership Program. Groups are forming now! For our Annual Summer Kick-Off Social Event we will meet at 5:30 on Wednesday, September 21st at Pike Place Hill Climb (top of steps). After a brief orientation and introductions, the plan is to join the Seattle Design Festival’s “Room for Change mural by Carolina Silva” event. For information about registering, visit the event…

Join us for an evening celebration to close out the two-week Seattle Design Festival exploring Design Change, September 10-23.

Seattle Design Festival 2016 After Party

September 23, 2016

The After Party is a celebration to recognize the many people and organizations who make the Seattle Design Festival possible. Featuring live DJ, performances, food, cash bar, dancing, raffle, design, and more. Event tickets will go on sale in early September. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Presented by Design in Public, a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects. More info will be at: designinpublic.org

October 2016

Join AIA Seattle’s dedicated volunteers and learn about ways to connect with members and shape our chapter. Volunteers are a critical part of our organization and you can make your voice heard!

Connect – Pathways to Volunteer Engagement

October 5, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s dedicated volunteers and learn about ways to connect with members and shape our chapter. Volunteers are a critical part of our organization and you can make your voice heard! Read more

November 2016

Critical Mass (Timber) w/ COTE

November 16, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Critical Mass (Timber) Mass Timber is a collective term for multiple existing (GLT, NLT, LVL, LSL) and emerging (CLT) structural wood products. In the broader category of mass timber, CLT (cross laminated timber) is notable because of unique product and process innovation. While much attention in architecture and engineering has been directed to professional practice application of CLT in existing project delivery frameworks, transformative opportunities for design exist in the vertical integration of supply chain (forest-to-frame) and prefabrication (BIM-to-FIM). The scale of this transformation exists beyond individual projects or firms…

December 2016

CANCELED: Committee Meeting: COTE

December 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Knowledge Community and to sign up for their email updates.

January 2017

Committee Meeting: COTE

January 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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 Committee on the Environment (COTE) and to sign up for their email updates.

February 2017

Medical Design Forum: Balancing Costs & Quality in an Evolving Landscape

February 9, 2017 @ 8:00 am - February 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

More information on this two-day forum coming soon! Questions? Contact Katie Kemezis, Program Manager at AIA Seattle. Read more

The Grand Bargain w/ UDF

February 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

What is the Grand Bargain, and how will it improve Seattle’s supply of affordable housing?  This month’s Urban Design Forum looks at the status of the HALA (Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda) recommendations, the history and goals of the Grand Bargain, and current efforts underway by the City of Seattle to implement key measures in the HALA report, including upzones and Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA). Come join us! Speakers: Rick Mohler, AIA, Principal at Mohler + GhillinoArchitects, Associate Professor & Graduate Program Coordinator at UW Dept. of Arch. Marty…

March 2017

CAP Collab: Evolving Trends in Professional Liability Insurance in the Construction Field

March 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join our Corporate Allied Partner Parker, Smith & Feek for an hour long Continuing Education class on risk management and contractual negotiation.

Brian Hearst and Walt Isler will discuss in detail the important considerations in contractual, performance related liability negotiation on projects and selecting professional liability insurance. With their extensive experience working with owners and builders, they will present the evolving risk management techniques and emerging trends in risk transfer. Read more

Happy Hour with Young Architects Forum + Women in Design

March 9, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series is a monthly gathering presented by the Young Architects Forum and Women in Design committees to encourage connections within the Seattle design community. This year’s happy hours will highlight the role of chance in the design of each host firms’ project and practice. Read more

Homelessness w/ UDF

March 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Urban Design Forum for a panel discussion on homelessness in our city! Read more

Join AIA Seattle’s dedicated volunteers and learn about ways to connect with members and shape our chapter. Volunteers are a critical part of our organization and you can make your voice heard!

Connect – Pathways to Volunteer Engagement

March 23, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s dedicated volunteers and learn about ways to connect with members and shape our chapter. Volunteers are a critical part of our organization and you can make your voice heard! Read more

Mark Tower Tour w/ YAF

March 30, 2017 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Join the Young Architects Forum for a construction tour of the Mark Tower! Read more

April 2017

Code Evolutions: 2015 Seattle Residential Code – Substantial Alterations

April 5, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

This session will focus on the 2015 Seattle Residential Code, Section R107.9 Substantial alterations or repairs. Richard Pellinger, from Seattle DCI, will guide participants through the Department’s existing building plan review philosophy, in addition to application of the substantial alterations definitions and requirements. Read more

Happy Hour with Young Architects Forum + Women in Design

April 13, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series is a monthly gathering presented by the Young Architects Forum and Women in Design committees to encourage connections within the Seattle design community. This year’s happy hours will highlight the role of chance in the design of each host firms’ project and practice. Read more

AIA Seattle's Committee on the Environment invites you to attend the Earth Sustainability Slam.

Earth Day Sustainability Slam w/ COTE

April 20, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment for an informative evening of presentations about sustainability and network with other design professionals. Read more

May 2017

UPDATED DATE AND LOCATION: Committee Meeting: COTE

May 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Knowledge Community and to sign up for their email updates.

CAP Collaboration Educational Series: Residential Design

May 31, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

AIA Seattle’s Corporate Allied Partners (CAPs) enliven the AIA Seattle community and value involvement with AIA Members. Our sponsors also offer their knowledge and expertise in the field to help our members earn their continuing education credits through our CAP Collaboration Classes. Join us May 31 for the Residential Design Themed CAP Classes. Read more

June 2017

CAP Collaboration Educational Series: Smarter Building

June 6, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

AIA Seattle’s Corporate Allied Partners (CAPs) enliven the AIA Seattle community and value involvement with AIA Members. Our sponsors also offer their knowledge and expertise in the field to help our members earn their continuing education credits through our CAP Collaboration Educational Series. Join us June 6 for the Smarter Building Themed CAP Classes. Read more

UPDATED LOCATION: Committee Meeting: COTE

June 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Knowledge Community and to sign up for their email updates.

Our annual solstice event is coming up in June!

2017 Solstice Event w/ Diversity Roundtable: Past, Present, Future

June 21, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us at Capitol Hill’s 10 Degrees event space where we’ll be celebrating diversity in architecture throughout the years. This year’s celebration will be three-fold; showcasing Mel Streeter’s legacy, an exhibit of projects completed by women and minority architects working in and around Seattle, and work done through the DRT’s Architects in Schools program. Read more

July 2017

Built Environment Mayoral Candidates Forum

July 17, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Seattle will have a new mayor next year, and the built environment of our city is under stress like never before.  How do the candidates propose to accommodate the 3,125 new Seattleites who arrive each month while addressing the homelessness crisis?  How do they hope to grow our city while preserving the quality of life for all residents?  Join us for our quadrennial Built Environment Mayoral Candidates Forum to learn more about the candidates and their views on these and…

August 2017

Urbanist & AIA Urban Design Forum Walking Tour – Central Area Restructuring

August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join The Urbanist and AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum for a visit to the changing structural landscape of Seattle’s historically African-American community, the Central Area. Read more

October 2017

Join AIA Seattle Women in Design, WASLA, and the APA Women & Planning Division for an event about the women shaping our city!

Women & The City: a networking event for women shaping Seattle

October 3, 2017 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle Women in Design, WASLA, and the APA Women & Planning Division for an event about the women shaping our city! Read more

Code Evolutions – Altered States: How Do Seattle Codes Impact Your Alteration Projects?

October 6, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

This session of our Code Evolutions series will examine the codes and regulations that apply to renovation and remodeling projects. Session topics will include rules governing alterations to conditions such as egress; fire separations; structural, mechanical and lighting systems; and more. The Seattle code “substantial alterations” concept will be reviewed in depth. Read more

Committee Meeting: COTE

October 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

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 Committee on the Environment (COTE) and to sign up for their email updates.

November 2017

CANCELLED – Committee Meeting: COTE

November 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 Committee on the Environment (COTE) Knowledge Community and to sign up for their email updates.

December 2017

A Joint AIA Seattle and SMPS Seattle Fellows Forum

Boom Times and Industry Evolution: Marketing and Business Development Best Practices

December 6, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Seattle is in the midst of unprecedented construction, creating both business opportunities and operational challenges. At the same time, project delivery is rapidly evolving, with greater emphasis on collaborative models and team structures, growth in prefabricated systems and components, and rapidly evolving technology in our offices and on construction sites. Read more

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