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July 2017

Committee Meeting: Codes

July 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 26, 2017

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 Knowledge Community and to sign up for their email updates.

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Committee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

July 27 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 21, 2017

AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 4:30pm 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 Young Architects Forum and to sign up for their email updates.

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Committee Meeting: Women In Design

July 28 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 29, 2017
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August 2017

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

August 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The AIA Seattle Diversity Roundtable meets every first Tuesday. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

August 1 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 5, 2017

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 Diversity Roundtable and to sign up for their email updates.

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CANCELED: Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architects Forum

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

SIAF meets the first Thursday of every month at noon at the Center for Architecture & Design. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community.

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Happy Hour with Young Architects Forum + Women in Design

August 10 @ 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

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2017 Materials Matter – Just Do It: Strategies for Projects

August 11 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Session 4 of the Materials Matter series, Just Do It: Strategies for Projects, presents frameworks for integrating knowledge of environmental and human health impacts from material substances into projects. It explores strategies at play when materials decisions are driven by clients, rating-systems, firms, and even individual initiative. Case studies share lessons learned from on the ground experiences, and speakers candidly discuss the different perspectives and motivators of project team members. Materials Matter is co-presented by Puget Sound Chapter CSI. Individual session…

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Committee Meeting: COTE

August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 19, 2017

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.

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Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 15, 2018

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

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Applying Nature’s Solutions to Building Design with Biomimicry w/ COTE

August 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you among the majority of the design industry in that you’re interested in learning from nature to develop innovative design solutions but aren’t sure where to start? Join us to learn the real steps for how to apply biomimicry to building design. Read more

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2017 AIA NWWA / AGC Scholarship Golf Tournament

August 18 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm

Join the Northwest Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the Associated General Contractors Northern District as we host the 2017 Scholarship Golf Tournament. This tournament has been created to help students in the fields of architecture, engineering and construction reach their goals through scholarships. Read more

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Tour of WSU Everett University Center w/ CAE

August 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Join AIA Seattle Committee on Architecture for Education for a tour of WSU’s new University Center in Everett! Read more

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Committee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

August 24 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 21, 2017

AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 4:30pm 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 Young Architects Forum and to sign up for their email updates.

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2017 Materials Matter – Beyond Transparency: Legality, Advocacy + Practice

August 25 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Session 5 of the Material Matter series, Beyond Transparency: Legality, Advocacy + Practice, explores the intersection of the “why” and the “how.” Why pursue healthy material selection as a primary value? How does this value system get implemented in practice, and what are the challenges and risks? Exploring local social and environmental justice issues will help clarify the ‘bigger picture’ impacts that manufacturers, firm and client values have on human and environmental health. Unpacking the legal/contractual risks involved with material transparency…

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CANCELED: Committee Meeting: Women In Design

August 25 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Happy Summer! Instead of our regularly scheduled meeting, please join us on Saturday August 27 for a work party at Lease Crutcher Lewis, where we will assemble our Power Pose booth for the Seattle Design Festival. We could use a couple extra hands – let us know if you can make it: [email protected]    

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

August 26 @ 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

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Committee Meeting: Codes

August 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 26, 2017

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 Knowledge Community and to sign up for their email updates.

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September 2017

Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

September 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 5, 2017

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 Diversity Roundtable and to sign up for their email updates.

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Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architects Forum

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Occurs the first Thursday of every 1 month(s) effective 4/7/2016 until 3/2/2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

SIAF meets the first Thursday of every month at noon at the Center for Architecture & Design. AIA Seattle members, allied members, and sponsors are encouraged to join, as well as professionals in the design community.

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Tour of the new Center for Wooden Boats Workshop w/ YAF

September 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Young Architects Forum on a tour of the new Center for Wooden Boats workshop! Read more

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Seattle Design Festival 2017 – Block Party

September 9 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Seattle Design Festival Block Party is a two-day street fair celebrating the powerful ways design affects our lives. This fun outdoor event serves as the kickoff to the two-week Seattle Design Festival (September 9-22, 2017) and is an opportunity for the design community and the public to come together and interact through large-scale design installations, performances, and design activities all centered around the Festival’s 2017 theme, Design POWER. The installations are designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, sizes,…

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Seattle Design Festival 2017 – Block Party

September 10 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Seattle Design Festival Block Party is a two-day street fair celebrating the powerful ways design affects our lives. This fun outdoor event serves as the kickoff to the two-week Seattle Design Festival (September 9-22, 2017) and is an opportunity for the design community and the public to come together and interact through large-scale design installations, performances, and design activities all centered around the Festival’s 2017 theme, Design POWER. The installations are designed to be enjoyed by people of all ages, sizes,…

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The Power of Community Engagement in Design of our Urban Fabric

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

The general public is concerned about population growth, transformation of our urban fabric, and community identity. There are questions about equity, access to affordable housing for families, access to adequate public transportation, and access to jobs. Sam Assefa, Director of Seattle’s Office of Planning & Community Development (OPCD), will discuss the City’s approach to neighborhood planning, issues of density, zoning, and land use, and impacts of the Housing Affordability & Livability Agenda (HALA) as recommendations are incorporated into neighborhood upzones across the city. The program will include a question and answer session where attendees can ask questions about issues that affect their neighborhoods and the communities in which they live and work. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Disaster Preparedness & Response

September 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on January 10, 2018

The Disaster Preparedness & Response Knowledge Community 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 Disaster Preparedness & Response Knowledge Community and to sign up for their email updates.

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Seattle Design Festival 2017 – Design Discussion

September 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Seattle Design Festival Design Discussions are a series of curated interactive workshops, panel discussions and demonstrations exploring the POWER of design. These discussions will bring together technology design leaders, design educators, artists, activist and urbanists to examine how design thinking can amplify, inform and inspire POWERful change for individuals and humanity as a whole. Find out more about the Knowledge is POWER Design Discussion on the Design in Public website.

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Happy Hour with Young Architects Forum + Women in Design

September 14 @ 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

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Resilient Power: Adapting To Risk In A Changing Seattle

September 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

As a member of the global 100 Resilient Cities grant funded by the Rockefeller Center, Seattle is committed to becoming more resilient to the social, economic and physical challenges of our century. Individuals, business, communities & systems within a city designed with the capacity to survive, adapt and grow regardless of chronic stresses and acute shocks will empower regions to flourish. Read more

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Energy in Design Calculator Demonstration

September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

As part of the 2017 Honor Awards, all entrants in the BUILT category are required to submit energy use data in consideration of the Energy in Design Award. We provide an easy-to-use tool, the Energy in Design Calculator, to capture standard information and compare results toward the Architecture 2030 targets. On Monday, September 18, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM, join us for an introduction to the Energy in Design Calculator. Michael Gilbride of the Integrated Design Lab of the University of…

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Enter the Fray: How Architects & Designers can be POWERful Advocates

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

Architects and designers are uniquely positioned to advocate for vital urban spaces and design elements that contribute to healthy, livable communities. They are also well-suited to work towards community consensus on controversial issues: they are good listeners, they work collaboratively in groups, they look at all ideas, and they are effective problem-solvers. But too often architects step back from involvement in public policy decision-making. Can architecture and design instead be viewed as lenses through which public problems can be solved?…

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Committee Meeting: COTE

September 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on December 19, 2017

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.

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Seattle Design Festival 2017 – Design Discussion

September 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Seattle Design Festival Design Discussions are a series of curated interactive workshops, panel discussions and demonstrations exploring the POWER of design. These discussions will bring together technology design leaders, design educators, artists, activist and urbanists to examine how design thinking can amplify, inform and inspire POWERful change for individuals and humanity as a whole. Find out more about the emOWERing Commumnities Design Discussion on the Design in Public website.

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2017 Honor Awards – Submissions Early Bird Deadline

September 20 @ 5:00 pm

Your viewpoint is more important than the photograph. Show us your thinking. Show us what is behind the marketing image; reveal the relationships and ideas that inform your design. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every 1 month(s) on that lasts 0 day(s) and 1 hour(s), the last of which will begin on March 15, 2018

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

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AIA Seattle Laddership Summer Event

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join all Laddership groups at a Design Festival event on Thursday, September 21. Read more

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Seattle Design Festival 2017 – Closing Party

$25
September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Join us for an evening celebration to close out the two-week Seattle Design Festival (exploring POWER, September 9-22) and recognize the many people and organizations who make it possible. Featuring music, light fare, drinks, dancing, design and more. Presented by Design in Public, a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle, a chapter of the American Institute of Architects. $25 suggested donation; no one turned away for lack of funds. RSVP here.  Find out more about the festival on the Design in Public…

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