Upcoming Events

 April 25
AIA program on private schools

AIA Seattle will hold a free program on designing independent schools from 5 to 6:30 p.m. April 25 at 1010 Western Ave. in Seattle.

The event was organized by the Committee on Architecture for Education.

Panelists will explore campus environments and educational mission. They are Kent Hickey of Seattle Preparatory School, Rob Phillips of Seattle Academy, Jay Franklin of The Bush School and Mike McGill of The Northwest School. The moderator is Ruth Baleiko of The Miller Hull Partnership.

R.S.V.P. at tiny.cc/59xyjy/.

April 25
Lecture focuses on Amazon Spheres

David Sadinsky, a lead designer at NBBJ on the Amazon Spheres in the Denny Triangle, will talk about how his team created a restorative garden as the centerpiece of a new neighborhood at 7 p.m. April 25.

The talk is in Paccar Theater at Pacific Science Center, 200 Second Ave. N. in Seattle.  
It is part of the center’s Science in the City lecture series.  Tickets are $5 at http://tiny.cc/7kpiky/.

April 27
SAF opens exhibit on placemaking

Seattle Architecture Foundation will hold a free reception from 5 to 8 p.m. April 27 for its new exhibit titled “Community by Design, Main Streets in a Changing America” at 1010 Western Ave.

Kevin Daniels of Daniels Real Estate will deliver the opening remarks at 6 p.m. Daniels is a board member of the National Main Street Center.

The free exhibit runs through June 10. It presents several case studies from across the country that demonstrate how the Main Street America program and similar models can be springboards for community empowerment and help to preserve the places people love.

Exhibit hours are Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, from 1 to 5 p.m.

April 29
2017 Seattle Modern Home Tour

The Modern Architecture + Design Society will hold its 2017 Seattle Modern Home Tour from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 29.

Here’s what you’ll see on the tour:

  • A contemporary home designed by Gloria Andrade and Mark Wilson in Madison Park
  • A new modern home on the west slope of Phinney Ridge by Coates Design Architects
  • An urban retreat designed by Lane Williams Architects that sits atop Queen Anne Hill
  • One of the homes in Residences on Fairview on Wards Cove, designed by atelierjones
  • An update by Best Practice Architecture to a 100-year-old home in Roanoke Park
  • A renovation and addition to the MTM Residence, designed by babienko Architects, near Woodland Park
  • A new home by Barcelo Homes overlooking Lake Washington
  • A modern home by Dwell Development and JA Architects in Mount Baker

Participants can talk to the architects, builders, designers and owners on the self-guided tour. Tickets are $35 in advance; $40 on the day of the tour at http://tiny.cc/2ea0jy/.

Seattle Architecture Foundation will help staff the event in return for a donation.

Austin-based Modern Architecture + Design Society was formerly Modern Home Tours.

May 4  
SMPS fellows forum 

SMPS Seattle will hold its quarterly fellows forum titled “Research to Win Work — Preparing for Success” from 4 to 7 p.m. May 4 at Hart Crowser, 3131 Elliott Ave. in Seattle.

SMPS fellows will talk about how to ensure your company is doing all it can to bring in a steady stream of work.

The 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.

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

May 7
Preservation Race in Tacoma May 7

Registration is open for Tacoma’s Amazing Preservation Race at 11 a.m. May 7, which will begin on the University of Washington Tacoma campus stairs at 1754 Pacific Ave.

The race is as part of Historic Preservation Month. Participants will race across downtown Tacoma as they learn about the city’s historic and cultural resources.

In a press release, Lauren Hoogkamer, Tacoma’s historic preservation coordinator, said: “Our theme this year is ‘Tacoma’s Maritime History: Rails to Sails’, because we’re highlighting the Prairie Line Trail and Tacoma’s inclusion in the proposed National Maritime Heritage Area.”

Registration is $50 for a team of up to four people and $25 for a team of up to two and includes a T-shirt designed by ETC Tacoma. The top three teams win a grand prize.

Register at tiny.cc/pqklky/.

May 11 
AIA committees hold happy hours
& 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: 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/.  

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/.