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June 2017

Digital Urbanism w/ UDF

June 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

We have an increasing cultural obsession with what the future holds. From environmental movements focused on mitigating climate change, to the lust for the next digital gadget that will revolutionize our everyday world, to the prevalence of dystopian-themes in the entertainment industry.  In an increasingly urbanized world, we now live closer together than ever, yet over the past 75 years we have created urban infrastructure centered around the automobile that often disregards the societal boon of social connection. Digital technology…

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Committee Meeting: Women In Design – Presentation by Vanna Novak

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

For our monthly meeting we’ll have an amazing guest speaker: Vanna Novak is a nationally recognized authority on developing and delivering presentations designed to influence, motivate, and persuade audiences! Gain some tips for on your public speaking, or just listen for some kernels of wisdom on presentation skills. Vanna will also touch on body language and Power Posing, connecting her talk back to our 2017 Design Festival theme. Friday June 30, 12pm – 1pm at Center for Design and Architecture (1010 Western Avenue) RSVP…

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July 2017

Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architects Forum

July 6 @ 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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UPDATED DATE + TIME – Committee Meeting: Diversity Roundtable

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 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 Diversity Roundtable and to sign up for their email updates.

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Committee Meeting: Disaster Preparedness & Response

July 12 @ 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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Extraordinary Playscapes: Opening Reception

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Extraordinary Playscapes is an educational experience highlighting the importance of play. It showcase how designers shape the outdoor play experience, with interactive elements for kids to learn about the creative process. Read more

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Happy Hour with Young Architects Forum + Women in Design

July 13 @ 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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Summer Intern Happy Hour & Portfolio Review

July 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

AIA Seattle is excited to introduce the Summer Intern Happy Hour & Portfolio Review. Each summer, hundreds of students relocate to Seattle to gain experience at top architectural firms. We want to offer this next generation of talent a forum to connect with each other and established members of the local design community. Enjoy an evening of music, drinks and networking while showing off your work. Digital and printed portfolios are welcome. All levels of associates are invited and encouraged…

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2017 Materials Matter – Tools of the Trade: Assessment + Implementation

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 12:45 pm

Session 3 of the Materials Matter series, Tools of the Trade: Assessment + Implementation, builds on the knowledge gained during the first two sessions by diving into tools used to communicate environmental and human health impacts of materials. It includes demonstrations of key tools and context for determining the right tool to use in practice. The first half focuses on applying life-cycle assessment to evaluate environmental impacts, and the second half demonstrates common tools used to report material and product ingredients…

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Extraordinary Playscapes: Family Fun Day

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

In conjunction with our Exhibit Extraordinary Playscapes we are inviting families to join us in a day of creative play. Read more

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Built Environment Mayoral Candidates Forum

July 17 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Seattle will have a new mayor next year, and the built environment of our city is under stress like never before.  How do the candidates propose to accommodate the 3,125 new Seattleites who arrive each month while addressing the homelessness crisis?  How do they hope to grow our city while preserving the quality of life for all residents?  Join us for our quadrennial Built Environment Mayoral Candidates Forum to learn more about the candidates and their views on these and…

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Small Firm Essentials: Four Ways to Maximize Profit

July 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

This highly interactive 4-hour workshop describes essential actions necessary to becoming more profitable – controlling scope creep, improving work processes, balancing staff skill with work types, and understanding how to figure out what to charge. Practical methods for addressing each of these issues will be introduced, including important risk management concepts and the use of key financial performance indicators. Ample time will be provided for knowledge exchange with colleagues and for interactive exercises designed to apply workshop concepts to each…

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Committee Meeting: COTE

July 18 @ 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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A City To Love: Visions of a Public Realm w/ Urban Design Forum

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

Seattle is comprised of 14,000 acres of rights-of-way, over 25% of the urban environment. How can we enhance the ecological, cultural and social function of these shared public spaces while increasing their capacity as our city rapidly expands? A group of real estate thought leaders, faculty from the UW College of Built Environment and students pursuing Master of Science in Real Estate traveled to Auckland, New Zealand to study the measures taken to more fully utilize their rights-of-way and assess the ensuing results. Join us for a presentation of their findings. Read more

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Committee Meeting: Small Practice and Residential Committee

July 20 @ 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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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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2017 Honor Awards – Submissions Open

August 2

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Committee Meeting: Seattle International Architects Forum

August 3 @ 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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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. Note: Registration…

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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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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 pm

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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Committee Meeting: Women In Design

August 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 29, 2017
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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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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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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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