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Design in Depth 2017 | Two x Two

Two speakers, Two lectures, One theme.
Two x Two is a series of dynamic architecture + design talks delivered in two-part sequences.
Join us for these engaging panel discussions that delve deeper into architecture and design on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Center for Architecture and Design

Each talk will be proceeded by free reception from 5:30 – 6:30. Light fare and beverages will be provided.

Buy a series pass below and get 6 talks for the price of 5!


Live work play | Suburban vs Urban | Masterplans

Tuesday January 17, 6:30-8:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

As the city of Seattle grows and the urban landscape becomes denser, many residents are moving to surrounding suburbs. Although there are many lifestyle differences between these urban and suburban locations, their common desire to create communities where one can live, work and play is apparent in their built environments. From business campuses, city masterplans, housing developments to parks and mass transit; all reflect a philosophy of urban design that evolves based on physical and cultural proximity to major urban centers. Join us as we explore the broader contrasts and similarities between Seattle’s urban city and the surrounding suburb.
A city’s master plan is the urban planning blue print for the future of a city. This talk will take a look at how Seattle’s ‘master plan’ has transformed over many years and how its surrounding neighbors are shaping their own master plan.

Lyle Bicknell, City of Seattle
Miranda Redinger, City of Shoreline
Alan Hart, Via Architecture

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Live Work Play | Urban vs Suburban | Business campuses

Tuesday February 21, 6:30-8:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

Some of the world’s largest companies are headquartered in the Seattle area but the built environment in which they each reside are vastly different. This lecture will examine the impact on the communities surrounding these business campuses, its employees and the surrounding residents.

Peter Krech, Graphite Design
Alan Hart, Via Architecture

PNW Materiality | Then and Now (Part 1)

Tuesday March 21, 6:30-8:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

Materiality, a part of our living environment that has been influencing our experience since the beginning of time. Just as the look and feel of a cave wall providing shelter shaped how a cave person may have felt in their living space, the materials used in built structures today, both inside and out, influence our encounters with the spaces we occupy. Come take a journey through history as we learn about materials in the PNW that truly give us a sense of time and space and how everything from technology to sustainability to our own personal tastes have influenced their evolution.


PNW Materiality | Then and Now (Part 2)

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Tuesday April 18, 6:30-8:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104


North vs South | Neighborhoods Matter | Columbia City

Tuesday May 16, 6:30-8:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

What draws you to a neighborhood and what keeps you there? Lively downtown main streets that promote locally owned shops and restaurants close to public transit are key. Hear how design, community advocacy and other amenities keep these neighborhoods on the outskirts thriving.


North vs South | Neighborhoods Matter | Greenwood (Part 2)

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Tuesday June 20, 6:30-8:00 PM
Center for Architecture & Design
1010 Western Avenue, Seattle, WA 98104

Part 2 of North vs. South will focus on The Greenwood neighborhood of Seattle.



Center for Architecture and Design
1010 Western Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.667.9184


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Azure, the influential contemporary design and architecture magazine, announces the opening of submissions to the 2017 AZ AWARDS. The 7th annual international competition celebrates excellence in design.

* Entries are juried by a panel of architects & designers at the forefront of their professions
* Finalists and Winners are published in the AZ Awards Annual issue and are recognized at the AZ Awards Gala in Toronto on June 23, 2017.
* Student winner receives a $5000 cash prize.

Categories include:
Architecture: residential, commercial & institutional, temporary & demonstration spaces
Landscape Architecture: public and private landscapes
Design: furniture, furniture systems, lighting fixtures, lighting installations, interior products, architectural products
Interiors: residential, commercial & institutional
Experiential Graphic Design: wayfinding, sign programs, information and map design, experiential brand identity
Concepts: unbuilt competition entries, concepts/ideas/prototypes
A+ Award: $5000 prize for work developed by a student enrolled in a post-secondary design or architecture program in 2016.

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2017 AZ Awards for Design Excellence - Competition Now Open!

The AZ Awards for design excellence showcases the best architecture, interior design, products, concepts and student work from around the world.