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Unreinforced Masonry: Connecting | Preparing | Preserving
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in General Comments Off on Unreinforced Masonry: Connecting | Preparing | Preserving

Join Seattle Architecture Foundation and the curator of AIA Seattle’s When Seattle Shakes, Mary Waelder, for a conversation that touches on the personal, cultural, and structural consequences of living in a seismic zone. How does living in an earthquake zone impact you? Are you prepared for the next big one? Learn what local preservationists, architects, […]

When Seattle Shakes Curator Talks Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in General Comments Off on When Seattle Shakes Curator Talks

Join us for an evening talk with our exhibition researcher and curator, Mary Waelder. In this exhibit, Mary explores how to align the goals of historic preservation and resilient design by understanding the most effective ways of protecting a city’s historic building stock against earthquakes. The talk will be focused on her research and attendees […]

When Seattle Shakes Curator Talks Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in General Comments Off on When Seattle Shakes Curator Talks

Join us for an evening talk with our exhibition researcher and curator, Mary Waelder. In this exhibit, Mary explores how to align the goals of historic preservation and resilient design by understanding the most effective ways of protecting a city’s historic building stock against earthquakes. The talk will be focused on her research and attendees […]

Why Seattle Shakes with David B. Williams Wednesday, January 20, 2021 in General Comments Off on Why Seattle Shakes with David B. Williams

Unlike many regions in the country, the Seattle area is constantly reminded of its geologic past, present, and future. Whether it is our landslides, our glacier-carved topography, or our three major earthquake zones, this area’s geologic history is young, dynamic, and accessible. In this virtual talk, naturalist David B. Williams will provide an introduction to […]

Seattle Design Festival 2020: About Time Friday, July 31, 2020 in General Comments Off on Seattle Design Festival 2020: About Time

2020 has been a big year in many ways – and the Seattle Design Festival also turned 10! Our anniversary comes at a pivotal moment in time. This year’s theme, About Time, originally sought to ponder past, present and future at a unique moment of transition for the city, the region and the world. Instead, it […]

Proactive Practice Monday, February 24, 2020 in General Comments Off on Proactive Practice

As speculative development and fast-paced growth transform urban space, architects must not be complacent in service to the market economy. How can we practice architecture as caretakers for our communities and reclaim an active role in the production of space? Proactive Practice examines how architects self-initiate projects to nurture vibrant and adaptive communities. Through the […]

CAE: Libraries as Learning Spaces Wednesday, January 29, 2020 in General No Comment

Join AIA’s Committee on Architecture for Education for a series of 5 short presentations showing examples of how public libraries are currently used as learning spaces. They will focus on the requirements and opportunities of the physical spaces these programs are held in. Kate Weiland, AIA, has recently completed a study; “Capital needs assessment of […]

The Emerging smARt City: Augmented Reality Workshop Tuesday, January 7, 2020 in General No Comment

Mobile augmented reality is a rapidly emerging technology that has the power to change how we understand and interact with our urban environment. In this design jam style workshop you will learn basic AR principals, examine current and future use cases, and ideate with fellow attendees on how this technology can connect us with our […]

Seattle City Council Candidates Forum on Housing + Homelessness Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in General No Comment

AIA’s Committee on Homelessness, its Housing Task Force, and The Urbanist are teaming up to host a Seattle City Council candidates forum to discuss two of the most pressing issues for our growing city: affordable housing and homelessness. We’ll query candidates on their approaches to these issues and how they plan to promote a more equitable city, […]

COTE: Highrise Multifamily & Energy Efficiency Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in General No Comment

Market demand for high-rise multifamily buildings in Seattle is high. In 2018 alone, more than 10,000 high-rise residential units were built or approved to be built throughout downtown Seattle, South Lake Union and First Hill, with high-rise multifamily units accounting for a significant percentage of these dwellings. How will the continued evolution of the Seattle […]