As this year’s recipient of AIA Seattle’s Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, Garrett Nelli Assoc. AIA traveled to LA, New Orleans, rural Alabama, Haiti, Spain, and Italy to catalog how the built environment can proliferate positive societal change. In the Public Interest showcases six innovative architectural practices redefining the role and responsibility of the architect in order to meet the needs of a broader public. Join us April 26 for AIA Seattle Movie Night: Design That Heals, a documentary that features the MASS Design Group project in the exhibit.

Whether you already have an architect in mind or are searching AIA Seattle’s Find an Architect, looking on Houzz, or calling based on a recommendation, it’s important to know what questions to ask and how your architect will benefit your specific project. Visit TopicA to learn more about finding and working with an architect.

Wondering how to make the most of your budget? Curious about green design or how to plan for your family’s changing needs? Whether your project is a small remodel or new construction — or if you are just curious about the design process — AIA architects can help. Join us at these monthly Saturday morning seminars for an information-packed overview of the design and construction process including budget and schedule, tips for hiring the right team, and how you and your designer can work together to make the most of any project.

AIA Seattle partners with Seattle magazine to highlight exceptional residential design solutions. A full list of past homes can be found here – and look for the AIA Seattle Homes of Distinction every other month in the Shelter section of the magazine, or on seattlemag.com.

2018 is the year of TRUST. From September 8 – 21, the Seattle Design Festival (SDF) will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore how we design for TRUST.  Call for Proposals Due May 7.  SDF is the largest design-related event in the Pacific Northwest, gathering over 30,300 attendees for 80+ Festival events and installations hosted by 120+ partners in 2017. We invite you to collaborate with SDF 2018: TRUST. Download the Call for Proposals and find more information here on the Design in Public website.

While immigrants and refugees face many challenges in their new urban lives such as language, access to services, employment, housing and cultural barriers; they also bring new energy to our cities and economy. Their success is our success. Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities calls upon designers of all disciplines to apply the power of design thinking to the urgent need to welcome, support and empower urban immigrants and refugees. Find the full Competition Resources Brief and more information here on the Design in Public website.

Design in Public

Installation Power of Consequence by Signal Architecture + Research & Equinox Studios COG at the 2017 Seattle Design Festival Block Party

Seattle Design Festival 2017: POWER

The 2017 Seattle Design Festival was September 9-22. Read more

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