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AIA Seattle provides the architecture community with resources and relationships to make a difference through design. We are a local chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In 2011, AIA Seattle founded Design in Public to celebrate all the ways that design makes life better for Seattle.

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Text: "Sanctuary: Design for Belonging" overlain on top of grid of images from winning competition submissions

exhibit:

DECEMBER 6 - FEBRUARY 23, 2019
"Sanctuary: Design for Belonging" presents design ideas from "Displaced: Design for Inclusive Cities," a competition seeking game-changing design solutions addressing the global refugee and immigrant crisis in an urban context. Read More
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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? 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 AIA Architects from Kriegh Architecture Studios and 4D Architects for an information-packed overview of the des Read More
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January 22, 5:00 - 7:00PM
Join author Marc Vassallo to explore the design of small, urban houses and backyard ADUs as a smart response to two demographic trends: the shrinking size of households and the growing popularity of city living - followed by a group conversation on the pros and cons of small city houses. Smaller city houses (400 sq. ft. to 1,800 sq. ft.) promote walkability, sustainability, and conviviality. They make sense for single people, young couples, small families, Read More
tour:
Meet us at the Center for a curatorial tour of Sanctuary: Design for Belonging by our Research Curator, Mayumi Tsutakawa. During this hour-long tour, Mayumi will discuss the overall theme of the exhibit, explaining the competition winners' projects and how they make cities more welcoming to immigrants and refugees. Join the Wait List >>> This event is currently full; join the wait list to be notified if space becomes available. Read More
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JANUARY 26, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Join us at this free architecture and poetry workshop for youth ages 10-14 who have been recently displaced and/or settled in the United States. Together we will remember, imagine, and create our homes with words, textures, and colorful illustrations. We’ll tell the story of the journey we take through spaces we call home. Please send RSVP to [email protected] This event is held in conjunction with Sanctuary: Design for Belonging, on display Read More
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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? 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 AIA Architects from Wascha Studios and TCA Architecture + Planning + Design for an information-packed overview o Read More
event:
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? 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 AIA Architects from Lane Williams Architects and another firm (to be confirmed) for an information-packed overvi Read More