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Making Chaos Work For You: Success Strategies for Small Firm Practice

Managing a small design firm has always presented challenges. While small firms have the potential to maximize creativity and enthusiasm, they can also suffer from uneven workloads, poor productivity, and lack of available resources. In 21st century practice, these difficulties

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2016 Medical Design Forum: Urban Renewal and Integration – Day Two

The 2016 Medical Design Forum will cover a broad array of topics in healthcare design and explore their impact on communities, especially through the urban lens. Read more

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2016 Medical Design Forum: Urban Renewal and Integration – Day One

The 2016 Medical Design Forum will cover a broad array of topics in healthcare design and explore their impact on communities, especially through the urban lens. Read more

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2015 Building Envelope Forum: Integration Drives Evolution

This full-day forum will focus on the current state of building envelope design, where the field is headed, and the consequences of existing regulations, codes, policies, and practices in building design. The program will include diverse perspectives on the creation

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Getting to Zero: Financing & Regulations for Net Zero

The last session of a four-part comprehensive educational series, Getting to Zero: Financing & Regulations for Net Zero delves into the next target of the 2030 Challenge—70% reduction—and beyond. Participants will explore both the technical skills and cross-disciplinary approaches essential

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Getting to Zero: Operations for Net Zero

The third session of a four-part comprehensive educational series, Getting to Zero: Operations for Net Zero delves into the next target of the 2030 Challenge—70% reduction—and beyond. Participants will explore both the technical skills and cross-disciplinary approaches essential for the

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Getting to Zero: Design for Net Zero

The second session of a four-part comprehensive educational series, Getting to Zero: Design for Net Zero delves into the next target of the 2030 Challenge—70% reduction—and beyond. Participants will explore both the technical skills and cross-disciplinary approaches essential for the

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Beyond Codes: Vertical Openings/Atria and Means of Egress

The last of the 2015 Beyond Codes Series, this half-day session is geared towards architects and designers wanting to get a better understanding of code requirements for protection of floor openings in buildings. This class will clarify the applicable code

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Getting to Zero: Preparing for Net Zero

The first session of a four-part comprehensive educational series, Getting to Zero: Preparing for Net Zero delves into the next target of the 2030 Challenge—70% reduction—and beyond. Participants will explore both the technical skills and cross-disciplinary approaches essential for the

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Getting to Zero

The second season of Getting to Zero features four new sessions delving into the next targets of the 2030 challenge: 70% reduction and beyond. Read more

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2015 Building Envelope Forum Deadline for Presentations

AIA Seattle seeks compelling proposals to present at this year’s Building Envelope Forum, Tuesday, December 15 at the Mountaineers Seattle Program Center. The final submissions deadline is Monday, August 31. This year’s full day forum will focus on what’s happened so

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2015 Residential Design Forum

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How do you consistently deliver high quality design to accommodate population growth in a tight real estate market, while contributing to the economic vitality and standard of living for future generations? Explore the critical role of innovative residential design for

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Getting to Zero with AIA Seattle

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Louisa Gaylord shares insights from the 2014-2015 Getting to Zero series. Read more

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Getting to Zero: Session 4

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Getting to Zero: Session 4 will cover Long-Term Operations for Net Zero Energy Buildings. Read more

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Getting to Zero: Session 3

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Getting to Zero is an innovative four-part series that will focus on leading participants through the next target of the 2030 Challenge – 70% reduction – and beyond.

Session 3 will cover Building & Operating Net Zero Energy Buildings. Read more

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Getting to Zero: Session 2

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Getting to Zero is an innovative four-part series that will focus on leading participants through the next target of the 2030 Challenge – 70% reduction – and beyond.

Session 2 will cover Integrated Design & Process for Net Zero Energy Buildings. Read more

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Getting to Zero: Session 1

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Part one of a four-part series, Getting to Zero’s Session 1: “Market Realities & the Value Proposition for Net Zero Energy Buildings” introduces the Getting to Zero program, provides an overview of the state of net zero energy building design,

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