Upcoming Events

January 24
UW’S Draft 2018 Campus Master Plan Explained 

AIA Seattle will present a free program Jan. 24 on the 2018 draft master plan for future development on the University of Washington’s Seattle campus.

AIA Seattle’s committee on architecture for education organized the event, which is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at 1010 Western Ave.

The plan will guide development on the 640-acre campus through 2028. The draft calls for adding up to 6 million square feet of space over the next 10 years and much taller buildings in some areas.

Theresa Doherty, senior project director for the plan, and University Architect Rebecca G. Barnes will present an overview, and talk about proposed “big moves” and development standards. R.S.V.P. at tiny.cc/x7nehy/.

January 25
AIA program on families in the city

AIA Seattle will present a free panel discussion Jan. 25 about accommodating families in urban areas as Seattle grows. It starts at 5:30 p.m. at 1010 Western Ave.

The event is part of the Winter 2017 Series of AIA Seattle’s Urban Design Forum. Panelists are Catherine Benotto, David Cutler, Jake McKinstry, Grace Kim and Amalia Leighton. R.S.V.P. at tiny.cc/nnj8hy/.

The commission’s white paper on “Family-Sized Housing” is at tiny.cc/rh1giy/.

February 8
How to become an AIA fellow

Local fellows of the American Institute of Architects will talk about how you can join their ranks from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at 1010 Western Ave. in Seattle.

The panel will discuss eligibility and the fellows submittal process, AIA Seattle’s coaching and nomination of candidates, and tricks and tools for telling your professional story. The event is free to AIA Seattle members. R.S.V.P. at tiny.cc/z8xuhy/.

February 9-10
Medical Design Forum: Balancing Costs & Quality in an Evolving Landscape 

his two-day forum explores how tightening budgets impact healthcare providers and their capital projects. Providers face a new reality of performance metrics affecting revenue streams; they seek insight into long-term patient flow, equipment costs, and facility use to navigate an uncertain future. In this evolving landscape, design professionals are well-suited to partner with owners and facilities managers to build for an uncertain fiscal future with economical and high-quality designs.

The forum will include multi-disciplined expert panel discussions, an expo with demonstrations of emerging prefabrication and modeling technologies, and a tour of an award-winning, adaptive reuse project – Seattle Children’s South Clinic in Federal Way. For information and to register, go to AIA Seattle.  

February 11
SAF ‘high ambitions’ tour is Feb. 11

Seattle Architecture Foundation at 10 a.m. Feb. 11 will offer a tour of buildings that define Seattle’s skyline, from the Post-Modernism of the 1980s to 21st-century Contemporary.

Buildings on the tour include Smith Tower, Alaska Building, Arctic Club, Hoge Building, Safeco Plaza, Columbia Tower. Meet at Smith Tower, 506 Second Ave. Cost is $15. Register at tiny.cc/xww7hy/.

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/.