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May 2020

CANCELLED – Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**The May Committee on Homelessness meeting is cancelled.** Read more

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

May 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

**This month’s Mass Timber meeting is online only.** Read more

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Adaptation & Resilience Committee

May 12 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

**The May meeting is online only. Click for details.** 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.

CANCELED Task Force Meeting: Transportation

May 12 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The May meeting is canceled. For more information, or if you are interested in participating, please contact Kirsten Smith.

Housing Task Force Meeting

May 14 @ 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.

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: COTE

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

**May’s COTE meeting is online or call-in only.** Read more

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

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architecture Forum

May 20 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

**This month’s meeting is online only.** 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

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

May 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**The May Small Practice & Residential Committee is online only.** 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

ONLINE: Ask An Architect – May 2020

May 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

**May’s program is ONLINE ONLY.** 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

May 26 @ 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.

ONLINE – Commitee Meeting: Young Architects Forum

May 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

**The May Young Architects Forum meting is online only.** Read more

Join us for our first-ever online benefit breakfast, as we bring the Design Community to you right into your own home!

Design in Public Benefit Breakfast

May 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 pm

Table Captains will facilitate design discussions with all participants about the real challenges Seattle is facing right now, after which our Keynote Speaker, co-founder and CEO of Minka, Ana Pinto Da Silva will join us LIVE!  Help us harness the force of this great design community so we may demonstrate the indomitable spirit of design in building and sustaining human connection through times of crisis. ALL are welcome to attend the breakfast. For individuals not invited by a table captain, please…

COTE: Equity in Renewables

May 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join AIA Seattle’s Committee on the Environment for presentation on incorporating equity into renewable development. Read more

UDF + COTE: Seattle 2100 – Sci-Fact Future – PNW

May 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rescheduled: Join AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum and Committee on the Environment for a discussion on the true future of the region, looking dystopian, utopian, or apocalyptic. Read more

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Women In Design

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

**May WID meeting is call-in. See description for details.** Read more

June 2020

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

June 2 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

*The May DRT meeting is online only* – The Diversity Roundtable meets the first Tuesday of every month at 5pm 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

The Art of Project Management – Course 3

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

In response to COVID-19 public health advisory, Courses 2-4 have been pushed back a month and moved online. Please stay tuned for further program information.  Making it Work (in the day-to-day) is the third course of the 4-part Project Management Series tailored to reflect the deep interdisciplinary collaboration that distinguishes design and construction practice in our region. With the contract as your guide and the secret sauce in your grasp (relationships + communication + collaboration), course 3 will explore some critical know-how…

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Committee on Architecture for Education

June 3 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2020

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

June 4 @ 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

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

COTE + Harvard Club of Seattle: Martha Schwartz – Rethinking Design in the Age of Climate Crisis

June 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Dive into a discussion on with Martha Schwartz, Professor in Practice of Landscape Architecture, founding member of Harvard’s Working Group for Sustainable Cities, and internationally-renowned innovator in design and climate change mitigation. Read more

CANCELLED – Committee Meeting: Design & Wellbeing

June 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

**The June Design & Wellbeing committee meeting is cancelled.** Join Design & Wellbeing for their monthly meeting to learn about upcoming events, projects, and opportunities for involvement. Read more

Virtual Housing Design Week

June 8 - June 15

Several months ago when we began planning this year’s housing design forum, finding balance was on the minds of residential architects. Across the spectrum of residential project scales and budgets, what drives high quality design? How do we balance design inspiration and construction costs? How are residential architects innovating in their practices? Today, as we adapt our homes and businesses in the midst of a pandemic, finding balance seems an extra prescient theme. And perhaps home means something different now…

Omar Gandhi Presents Defining a Process | Virtual Housing Design Week

June 8 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Adhering to the original theme imbued with new meaning, AIA Seattle presents Finding Balance Across the Spectrum of Residential Design: Virtual Housing Design Week. Join us online June 8-12 for a full week of continuing education webinars, discussions, film screenings, art, and engagement focused on small scale residential design inspiration and practice issues. Design Week kicks off with keynote Omar Gandhi’s presentation Defining a Process. If you would like to purchase a design week pass for all-inclusive discounted access to the…

CANCELLED – Committee Meeting: Committee On Homelessness

June 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**The June Committee on Homelessness meeting is cancelled.** Read more

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Mass Timber

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

**The June Mass Timber meeting is online only.** Read more

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Adaptation & Resilience Committee

June 9 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

**The June Adaptation & Resilience meeting is online only.** 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

June 9 @ 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

June 11 @ 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.

Women in Design: Twelve O’Clock Talks – How can architecture promote equity, diversity and inclusion?

June 11 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Twelve O’Clock Talks is a reoccurring monthly discussion group during the stay-at-home order, presented by the Women in Design committee. Read more

As part of AIA Seattle's call to do better in how we stand for racial justice, we are closing our office and canceling all non-aligned meetings in solidarity with Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County's call for a General Strike and Silent March in the state of Washington on Friday, June 12.

Black Lives Matter General Strike & Silent March

June 12

As part of AIA Seattle’s call to do better in how we stand for racial justice, we are closing our office and canceling all non-aligned meetings in solidarity with Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County’s call for a General Strike and Silent March in the state of Washington on Friday, June 12. Read more

DATE CHANGE | Brigitte Shim + Howard Sutcliffe Present housing/house/home | Virtual Housing Design Week

June 15 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Black Lives Matter Seattle-King County has called for a General Strike and Silent March in the state of Washington on Friday, June 12. In response, this session has been rescheduled for Monday, June 15.  Adhering to the original theme imbued with new meaning, AIA Seattle presents Finding Balance Across the Spectrum of Residential Design: Virtual Housing Design Week. Join us online June 8-12 for a full week of continuing education webinars, discussions, film screenings, art, and engagement focused on small…

AIA Seattle's Design After Quarantine series examines the landscape for architects and firms during and after COVID. What does work look like in the era of social distancing? How will we design offices and homes differently? What will be the ongoing impacts to our cities and the way we think about public spaces?

Back to the Office: Return Strategies

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - June 17 @ 4:00 pm

BACK TO THE OFFICE: RETURN STRATEGIES Our Back to the Office: Return Strategies Town Halls explore what firms need to be thinking about as they look to bring employees back to the office. How are Seattle firms addressing questions of: who needs to come back, and when, and how do we do it safely? These two Town Hall events will provide a forum for medium/large and small firms to discuss critical back to the office considerations, including: What do we…

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: COTE

June 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

**The June COTE meeting is online only. Click for details.** Read more

Design In Depth: Growth for Communities, Not as Commodities

June 16 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

What if we could build a new Seattle neighborhood from scratch? Students at the University of Washington College of Built Environments addressed this question in their group Studio as they imagined innovative concepts for the future of the Interbay neighborhood north of the Magnolia Bridge. Come join the Seattle Architecture Foundation for a discussion with Rick Mohler, UW Associate Professor, and the students who participated in the studio to discuss their vision of what a new Seattle neighborhood might look…

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

June 17 @ 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

ONLINE – Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

June 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

**The June SPARC meeting is online only.** 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

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