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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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Triptych sketch on blue background with title text, "Because it Rains"

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March 7 - May 25, 2019
Recipient of AIA Seattle’s 2018 Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, Laura Bartunek Assoc. AIA explored the concept of rain as a creative catalyst within design. Rain, so often approached as a universal foe to be deflected away from buildings, became the focus as both an ecological and cultural phenomenon that can challenge how we engage with our environment. Bartunek sought out five notorious rains found in Florida, New Mexico, Kauai, Lond Read More
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2019 is the year of Balance. From August 6–25, the Seattle Design Festival (SDF) will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore how we design for Balance. We invite you to collaborate with SDF 2019: Balance. Download the Call For Proposals KEY DATESApril 20 – Design JamMay 8 – Design JamMay 5 – Design JamMay 22, 5pm PT – Deadline to submit program proposalsJune 7 – Notification of Festival acceptanceJuly 1 – F Read More
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May 29, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Life-cycle assessment (LCA) is a strategy for architects, engineers, and contractors to measurably reduce this carbon impact and drive market change towards a more sustainable future. In this presentation Brad Benke and Stacy Smedley will highlight the ways in which design teams and builders can start to bring LCA into their practices throughout all phases of a project. Read More
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JUNE 4, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
AIA Seattle’s International Architecture Forum (SIAF) in partnership with Goethe Pop-up Seattle welcomes Dr. Astrid Bähr, research associate at Berlin’s Bauhaus-Archive, for a talk on architectural and design photography and the renewed significance of the bauhaus journal. To celebrate the 100th birthday of Bauhaus, Bähr revisits the journal as significant written testimony of this iconic movement of modern art and architecture. Published periodi Read More
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The AIA Seattle City Leaders Breakfast Series connects AIA Seattle members to elected officials, policymakers and thinkers who are transforming Seattle and the Puget Sound region in critical areas ranging from housing and homelessness to city design, sustainability, transportation and more. The series provides opportunities to learn about key issues impacting our communities and the built environment and to hear the viewpoints of and interact with leaders Read More
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Join AIA Seattle's Women In Design and Diversity Roundtable committees for a series of monthly discussions about the culture and climate of the architecture community in Seattle and beyond, and how to build a stronger pipeline and retention practices for equity in the field. February's discussion centers on intercultural competence. 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 Clinkston Architects and another firm (to be confirmed) for an information-packed overview of th Read More
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SEPTEMBER 21, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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 for an information-packed overview of the design and construction process including budget and sc Read More
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NOVEMBER 16, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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?R 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 for an information-packed overview of the design and construction process including budget and s Read More