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August 2020

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, educate members, and review new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation-CANCELLED

August 11 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith.

Housing Task Force Meeting

August 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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AIA Seattle’s Housing Task Force operates under the Public Policy Board. It discusses, researches, and makes policy recommendations related to the chapter’s policy interests related to housing. All members are welcome to attend Task Force meetings. For more information, please contact Kirsten Smith at [email protected] or 206-957-1926.

The 2020 Seattle Design Festival goes on virtually August 15–23!

2020 Seattle Design Festival

August 15 - August 23

2020 is a big year – the Seattle Design Festival will be turning 10! Our anniversary comes at a pivotal moment in time, for our city and our world. This year’s theme, About Time, sought to ponder past, present and future at a unique moment of transition for the city, the region and the world. Instead, it presently confronts the reality of a global public health crisis and the need to address and dismantle racist systems. Priorities are shifting, and…

AIA Seattle's 2020 public Accessory Dwelling Unit Tour has been cancelled.

AIA Seattle 2020 ADU Tour – CANCELLED

August 15 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

We look forward to seeing you in person in 2021. Look to this space in June 2020 for a virtual showcase of ADUs built by AIA members. Inquiries Kirsten Smith [email protected] 206-957-1926 If you are an AIA architect interested in adding your project to the virtual tour, click here for more information.

Committee Meeting: COTE

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

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.

Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Mass Timber committee for their monthly meeting. Read more

Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

August 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on Homelessness for its open, monthly meeting to focus on service and advocacy. Read more

The Seattle International Architects Forum (SIAF) broadens cross-cultural horizons, provides mentoring and educational opportunities, and inspires awareness of international architectural practice.

Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architecture Forum

August 19 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

The Seattle International Architecture Forum meets the third Wednesday of every month at 5:15pm. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Read more

Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

August 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Small Practice and Residential Committee (SPARC) meets the third Thursday of every month at noon. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Read more

Committee Meeting: Codes

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

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 Code Committee and to sign up for their email updates.

Commitee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s YAF committee for their monthly meeting. All are welcome! Read more

Demystifying the Common App: Info Session + Tutorial Webinar

August 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

For the 2020 Honor Awards, AIA Seattle is beta-testing the new Common App for Design Excellence for use in the Energy in Design Award evaluation, and we ask that all applicable submitters do their best to complete the Common App. This tool is a natural evolution and expansion of the Energy in Design Calculator from previous years (you’ll notice that section is color-coded green within the form), and an exciting opportunity for Built submissions to move toward design that supports…

Urban Design Forum Committee Meeting

August 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

CANCELLED – Committee Meeting: Women In Design

August 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**The August Women in Design meeting is cancelled.** Read more

September 2020

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

September 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

The Diversity Roundtable meets the first Tuesday of every month at 4:30pm at AIA Seattle. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Read more

Committee Meeting: Design & Wellbeing

September 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Join Design & Wellbeing for their monthly meeting to learn about upcoming events, projects, and opportunities for involvement. Read more

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

September 2 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) meets the first Wednesday of the month, from 4:30-5:30pm. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Read more

Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) Meeting

September 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Solo Practitioners Roundtable (SPRout) is an opportunity for solo practitioners to share ideas, challenges, and resources. This group meets at noon on the first Thursday of the month at DeForest Architects in Ballard. All are encouraged to join us, you do not need to be a member to attend. Read more

Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

September 8 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on Homelessness for a monthly check-in on how best to advocate for our most vulnerable populations, within the architecture profession. Read more

Committee Meeting: Adaptation & Resilience Committee

September 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Join AIA Seattle’s Adaptation & Resilience Committee for its monthly meeting, focusing on disaster preparedness, safety assessments, and resilient design in the Puget Sound and beyond. Read more

The Transportation Task Force works to frame AIA Seattle’s overall policy on local and regional transportation initiatives, educate members, and review new policy proposals as they develop.

Task Force Meeting: Transportation-CANCELLED

September 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

AIA Seattle members are invited to attend these policy-focused committee meetings, which occur on the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith.

Housing Task Force Meeting

September 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until December 10, 2020

AIA Seattle’s Housing Task Force operates under the Public Policy Board. It discusses, researches, and makes policy recommendations related to the chapter’s policy interests related to housing. All members are welcome to attend Task Force meetings. For more information, please contact Kirsten Smith at [email protected] or 206-957-1926.

SIAF: Mexico Meets Japan on the Canvas – Ricardo Ruiz Velasco

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

Join Seattle International Architecture Forum for a lecture from Japan-based Mexican artist, Ricardo Ruiz Velasco. Read more

Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

September 15 @ 4:00 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 Mass Timber committee and to sign up for their email updates. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 840 5009 9612 One tap mobile +12532158782,,84050099612# US (Tacoma) +14086380968,,84050099612# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) Meeting ID: 840 5009 9612 Find your local number

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2020 Honor Awards | Early Bird Submission Deadline

September 16 @ 5:00 pm

Stay connected, and start a new conversation about design. On behalf of the Honor Awards Committee, we hope you are staying well, taking care, and taking action. In the midst of a public health crisis and critical reckonings with systemic racism, we are wary to suggest in any simple terms that design solves problems. And yet, we believe in AIA Seattle’s vision of a culture of design that fosters equitable, resilient, and thriving communities.  You play a vital role in showcasing the design…

The Seattle International Architects Forum (SIAF) broadens cross-cultural horizons, provides mentoring and educational opportunities, and inspires awareness of international architectural practice.

Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architecture Forum

September 16 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:15pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

The Seattle International Architecture Forum meets the third Wednesday of every month at 5:00pm at AIA Seattle. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Read more

Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

September 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

The Small Practice and Residential Committee (SPARC) meets the third Thursday of every month at noon at DeForest Architects. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community. Read more

Committee Meeting: COTE

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

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment for their monthly meeting. All are welcome! Read more

Commitee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

September 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum for their monthly gathering, online! Read more

Cracking Code: Back to the Future – 2018 IBC Updates

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - September 24 @ 2:00 pm

This is the fourth session in the 2020 Cracking Code series presented by AIA Seattle’s Codes Committee.  The 2018 International Building Code comes into effect in Washington early next year. This seminar reviews important changes in code requirements that affect projects in the state permitted after the effective date of code adoption. New requirements address important topics such as rooftop occupancy, energy systems such as photovoltaic arrays and battery energy storage systems, changes in use group definitions, new occupant load…

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2020 Honor Awards | Final Submission Deadline

September 23 @ 5:00 pm

Stay connected, and start a new conversation about design. On behalf of the Honor Awards Committee, we hope you are staying well, taking care, and taking action. In the midst of a public health crisis and critical reckonings with systemic racism, we are wary to suggest in any simple terms that design solves problems. And yet, we believe in AIA Seattle’s vision of a culture of design that fosters equitable, resilient, and thriving communities.  You play a vital role in showcasing the design…

Urban Design Forum Committee Meeting

September 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

Come have a beer, geek out on current urban issues in our region and get involved with the Urban Design Forum. Read more

Committee Meeting: Women In Design

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

The Women in Design Committee meets on the fourth Thursday of every month at noon at the Center for Architecture & Design, unless otherwise noted. Every other month, we will have a discussion topic. AIA Seattle members, allied members and sponsors are encouraged to join as well as other professionals in the design community. Click for more information about Women in Design and to sign up for their email updates. Join the from your computer or phone: https://www.uberconference.com/missyg Optional dial…

SIAF: The Case for Dubai – Architecture & Urban History

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

Join Seattle International Architecture Forum for a lecture from Professor John Alexander Smith, Ph.D., RIBA, FRSA, of Dubai. Read more

Ask An Architect – September 2020

September 26 @ 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

Committee Meeting: Codes

September 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00pm on day Last of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

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 Code Committee and to sign up for their email updates.

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