Thursday, February 2, 2012

AIA Seattle - This Week in Design

AIA Seattle

This Week in Design

February 2, 2012

Highlight of the Week  

WMIGDesigners in the Northwest and Pacific Region create some of the world's most sustainable buildings. What Makes it GREEN? (WMIG?) celebrates your achievements and the interdisciplinary teamwork required to meet the 2030 Challenge®. Through live interviews with shortlisted project teams, WMIG? educates and inspires the larger design community with creative solutions for sustainability. The submittal process is planned as a companion to AIA National COTE's Top Ten Green Projects Awards so you can leverage one submittal for both programs to simultaneously showcase your expertise regionally and nationally.

Key Dates

February 21 Submission Preparation Class
February 27 Registration Deadline (late fees apply after February 27)
March 7 Final Submission Deadline by 5pm
April 6 Shortlisted Teams Notified
April 18 Shortlist Team Presentations and Awards Announcement and Reception 

AIA Programs and Opportunities 

February 3 Deadline: Participate in the 2012 Seattle Home Show. Member Firms only.

February 7: Home Design 101: Getting Started. 6:30-8PM @ Siematic Seattle.

February 8: Waterfront Seattle Presents: Mobility and Access. Co-presented by AIA Seattle. 5:30PM @ Town Hall Seattle. 

February 9-10: Medical Design Forum and Project Tour. @ PSE Bellevue and and Good Samaritan Hospital, Puyallup. Presented in collaboration with AHP. 12CEH/12HSW/12LU.

February 15: Waterfront Seattle Presents: Uniquely Seattle. Co-presented by AIA Seattle. 5:30PM @ Town Hall Seattle. 

February 18-26: Visit AIA Seattle at the Seattle Home Show in Booth 736. Are you a member firm interested in staffing the booth? Contact Debra Haraldson.

February 18: How to Select and Work with an Architect. 6:30PM @ the Seattle Home Show.

February 20: How to Select and Work with an Architect. 2:30PM @ the Seattle Home Show.

February 24: AIA+2030 Session 2: Getting to 60: The power of targets & load reduction. Part of the 10-Class AIA+2030 Series 4.  

February 27: Registration Deadline for What Makes it GREEN?

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AIA Seattle Committee Meetings 

February 2: Practice and Ethics. Noon @ AIA Seattle.

February 3: Architect's Networking and Resource Group. 10AM @ AIA Seattle.

February 7: Diversity Roundtable. 4PM @ AIA Seattle.

February 8: Design Committee. Noon @ AIA Seattle.

February 9: Historic Resources. 4PM @ AIA Seattle.

February 13: Custom Residential Architects. Noon @ AIA Seattle.

February 15: Committee on the Environment. 4PM @ AIA Seattle.

February 17: Architect's Networking and Resource Group. 9AM @ AIA Seattle.

Committee meetings are open to all members and non-members.  Find out how to get involved.

Member News

Welcome to Matt Adamson of Jameson Babbitt Stites & Lombard PLLC as our newest Allied Professional member.

Christopher Patano AIA will be chairing the new 2012 Student Design Awards Program for AIA Washington Council.

EHS Design, Inc. added three staff members: Roberto Ramirez and Megan Murdock, LEED AP as Intern Architects and Danielle Nevils, Associate IIDA, LEED Green Associate as Interior Designer.

Several member firms and CAPs were recognized by the Seattle Design Commission as part of the 2010-2011 Design Excellence Awards: Schacht Aslani Architects for Fire Station 30; Mithun for Summit Slope Park; Callison and GLY Construction for Block 101 Alley Vacation Public Benefits; and KPFF Consulting Engineers, Berger Partnership, and Runberg Architecture Group PLLC for Swale on Yale. 

Thank you to Joel Loveland, Dr. Carrie Sturts Dossick, Jack Avery, Duane Allen, Todd Stine, Charles Chaloeicheep and Tom Boysen for presenting at the AIA+2030 Professional Series session 1 on January 27, Setting and Achieving Energy Goals with Integrated Design.
Are you a member, member firm, or AIA Seattle Corporate Allied Partner with news to share with our membership? Click here for instructions on how to submit to This Week in Design, our weekly Enews. 

Advocacy and Public Affairs

The AIA Government and Community Relations team launched a new web page that will provide better, more targeted content that is updated daily and better highlights the great efforts that all AIA members are making at the federal, state, and local levels to advocate for the profession.
In the Community  

February 2: Theaster Gates: To Play a People's Music. Presented by the UW College of Built Environments and the Seattle Art Museum. 

February 2: OpenHouseNorthwest. 5:30PM @ GGLO's Space at the Steps, 1301 First Avenue, Seattle.

February 9: Recent Changes to Construction and Environmental Law That Will Affect Your Business. Presented by Lane Powell. For information contact Lani Holmes.

February 9: Discussion Session.s on High Performance Codes. Presented by Seattle DPD. 

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