Upcoming Events

March 2 – April 15
AIA exhibit on ‘smarter’ buildings

AIA Seattle will hold a reception for a new exhibition titled “Smarter Buildings: At the Intersection of Architecture, Design, and Technology” from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at 1010 Western Ave.  

Derik Eckhardt of The Miller Hull Partnership curated the exhibit, which runs through April 15, and will speak at the reception.

The exhibit is open Tuesday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m.

For more information, check out the AIA Seattle website at https://tinyurl.com/hbk678z .

March 9 
SMPS fellows forum 

The Seattle chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services will hold its quarterly fellows forum from 4 to 7 p.m. March 9 at Lydig Construction at 3180 139th Ave. S.E. in Bellevue.

The SMPS fellows are Bill Strong of Bill Strong Consulting, Carla Thompson of NAC Architecture, Karleen Belmont of Pace Engineers, Ted Sive of Ted Sive Consulting and Victoria Cooper of Cooper Architects.

The guest speaker is Donald Tuttle, principal-in-charge of business development with DCI Engineers.

He has over 25 years of experience in the A/E/C industry and has been DCI’s “booking agent” for new work, partnerships and strategic marketing since 2010.

Cost is $30 for members, $40 for member firms and $45 for non-members. Register at tiny.cc/zyb7iy/.

March 9 
AIA committees hold happy hours
& April 13, May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14,
Oct. 12, and Nov. 9

The Young Architects Forum and Women in Design committees of AIA Seattle will hold happy hours this year to encourage connections within the Seattle design community.

The events will highlight the role of chance in the host firms’ projects and practice.

The free happy hours are at 5:30 p.m. at these dates and locations: Graham Baba, Feb. 9; Board & Vellum, March 9; LMN Architects, April 13; Ankrom Moisan Architects, May 11; Young Engineers of ASHRAE at Paladino and Co., June 8; DCI Engineers, July 13; Turner Construction Co., Aug. 10; Olson Kundig, Sept. 14; Weinstein A+U, Oct. 12; and GGLO, Nov. 9. More information is at tiny.cc/enqqiy/.

March 9
SDOT open house on Madison’s BRT

Seattle Department of Transportation will hold an open house about designing Madison Street’s bus rapid transit system at 11 a.m. March 9 at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave.

SDOT said Madison Street BRT will improve east-west transit in Seattle. King County Metro will operate the new transit service on Madison between First Avenue and Madison Valley. SDOT will talk about preliminary construction plans.

Ben Zamora will create public art for the Madison Street corridor. Go to tiny.cc/f73djy for more information.

March 14
March Madness event at SMPS

SMPS Seattle will hold a “March Madness Tip-Off Happy Hour” from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. March 14 at Elysian Bar & Kitchen at 1516 Second Ave. in Seattle.

Participants can fill out a March Madness bracket for the NCAA basketball tournament for a chance to win prizes, which include Terrace Club Mariners tickets and gift cards.

Proceeds from the Tip-Off support SMPS Seattle’s scholarship programs.  Tickets are $10. Register at tiny.cc/s9vxiy/.

March 15 
MOHAI panel on homeless history

The Museum of History & Industry will hold a panel discussion titled “A Historical Perspective of Homelessness in Seattle” at 6:30 p.m. March 15 at 860 Terry Ave. N.

The free event in MOHAI Cafe is part of the History Cafe series, co-presented with Seattle Public Library and HistoryLink.org.

The panel will look at what the past can teach us about homelessness in Seattle today and how homelessness became an emergency here.

Panelists are Leonard Garfield of MOHAI, Colleen Echohawk of Chief Seattle Club, Tim Harris of Real Change, Catherine Hinrichsen of Seattle University, and Sinan Demirel, a consultant to nonprofits and the former executive director of Elizabeth Gregory Home.

March 15

NAIOP said Zillow economist Skylar Olsen will give a presentation on residential real estate at its March 15 breakfast meeting. Topics include pricing trends for sales and rentals, apartment development in the CBD, changing demographics and how national politics could affect the local market. The event starts at 7 a.m. at Four Season Seattle (99 Union St.). NAIOP will also have a St. Patrick’s Day mixer and networking event at Kell’s (1916 Post Alley) at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9. Registration and details for both events: naiopwa.org.

March 16
GoGreen Conference 2017 

The GoGreen Conference is a sustainability learning experience for business and public sector decision-makers. Featuring regionally targeted content and recognized leaders from the community, GoGreen works across industry silos to foster peer-to-peer learning and collaborative solutions. We believe sustainability in the business setting is a powerful and indispensable tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of today’s global economy and solving our climate woes. Our mission is to empower attendees with the strategies, tools and connections to green their organizations with profitability in mind. View the 2017 Conference Program and featured Case Studies/Speakers who will join us to deliver an action packed day of driving social and sustainable change in your organizations. 

For more information check out the conference page at seattle.gogreenconference.net

March 17 and 24 
Civic boot camp on neighborhoods

Seattle CityClub will offer a Civic Boot Camp on Livable Neighborhoods in two sessions, March 17 and 24, focused on the Cascade/South Lake Union area.

The boot camp includes a neighborhood tour with Historic Seattle, introduction to city life, group discussion about advocacy, and a meeting with local leaders about opportunities and challenges.

Tickets are $300 for the event, which includes breakfast, lunch and beverages. Register at tiny.cc/06ywiy/.

March 28 
SMPS program on PR best practices

SMPS Seattle will present “Keeping Pace with Today’s Public Relations Best Practices” at 7:30 a.m. March 28 at Washington Athletic Club, 1325 Sixth Ave. in Seattle.

It will focus on how to cultivate relationships with key press, integrate social media with marketing campaigns and identify what’s newsworthy about your company.

The presenter is Richard Kendall, general manager of the Northwest offices of Allison+Partners, a global branding and PR agency that focuses on real estate clients. He has represented developers, owners, retailers, builders, architects, engineers and investors.

Cost is $45 for members, $55 for member firms and $65 for non-members before March 22. It is $10 more after that. Register at tiny.cc/j0b4iy/.

March 29
RISE Seattle 2017 

Join the IIDA community March 29th at the Westin Seattle for RISE 2017 in a keynote breakfast headlined by best-selling author of Under New Management and management professor David Burkus.

Meet with the hundreds of talented design and business professionals in our region, grab a cup of coffee and a plate of something delicious, and bring your perspective to the conversation.  

Check out the event page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rise-seattle-2017-tickets-31559066016

May 17-19
Living Future unConference

The 11th annual Living Future unConference will be held May 17-19 at the Westin in Seattle. This forum lets people in the green building movement share ideas and seek solutions to global issues.

Keynote speakers include Naomi Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate;” Van Jones, former Obama White House advisor and CNN political correspondent; and Kirsti Luke, chief executive of Tuhoe Te Uru Taumatua, Ngai Tuhoe’s Tribal Authority.  For costs and to register, go to tiny.cc/hyoehy/.