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Tuesday January 16 2018, 6:00-7:30 PM
Pre-talk reception starts at 5:30
At the Center for Architecture and Design

This talk addresses the influx of people in Seattle, examines how citizens accommodate their housing needs and explores how the search for maximum efficiency is driving the architecture of the city.

Chavi Hohm, Realtor & Owner, Team Diva Real Estate at Coldwell Banker Bain
Rob Johnson, City Council Member District 4, Seattle City Council
Rick Mohler, Principal, Mohler + Ghillino Architects & Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Washington
Ed Weinstein, Founding Principal, Weinstein A+U

Sarah Anne Lloyd, Editor, Curbed Seattle
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AIA Seattle


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Tuesday February 20 2018, 6:00-7:30 PM
Pre-talk reception starts at 5:30
At the Center for Architecture and Design

Food connects people and bridges culture gaps. It’s a catalyst for conversations and innovation. This talk will focus on culinary-inspired spaces that support and celebrate diversity.

Tahmina Martelly, Programs Manager, World Relief Seattle
Veena Prasad, Founder, Project Feast

Catherine Calvert, VIA Architecture
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Hoffman Construction


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Tuesday March 20 2018, 6:00-7:30 PM
Pre-talk reception starts at 5:30
At the Center for Architecture and Design

This talk will bring together stories and insights from the masterminds behind some of Seattle’s most iconic places of worship and explores how designers can innovate within an ancient building typology.

Jake LaBarre, AIA, Miller Hull Partnership LLP
Lara Swimmer, Lara Swimmer Photography
Larry Brouse, St. James Cathedral

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Education and Innovation Spaces

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Tuesday April 17 2018, 6:00-7:30 PM
Pre-talk reception starts at 5:30
At the Center for Architecture and Design

Learn how creative new design approaches can empower people, improve collaboration, and build community in schools and the workplace. The average person spends nearly a third of their lifetime at work so it’s no surprise that people want to spend that time in places that make them feel good. In this talk we’ll explore how healthier and happier spaces are created by thinking outside of the box and engaging the people who will be using them.

Diana Laurel Caramat, Arts Corps
Sally Knodell, Enviromental WORKS
Bonnie Toland, CallisonRTKL

Caroline Lemay, Bassetti Architects
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RAFN Company

Arts and Culture

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Tuesday May 15 2018, 6:00-7:30 PM
Pre-talk reception starts at 5:30
At the Center for Architecture and Design

It may not be a roof over your head or a hearty meal but many argue that art is essential for healthy communities. At this talk movers and shapers of the Seattle arts & cultural community will share their tactics for inspiring change and engaging with the built environment.

Cath Brunner, 4Culture
Dustann Jones, Mithun
Philip Nadasdy, Seattle Art Museum

Prime Electric

Parks and Recreation

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Tuesday June 19 2018, 6:00-7:30 PM
Pre-talk reception starts at 5:30
At the Center for Architecture and Design

Everyone needs a break now and then and with hundreds of city parks and vast natural spaces there’s no shortage of things to do in Seattle. For both new and longtime residents, this talk offers fresh perspectives on some of Seattle’s hidden gems.

Clayton Beaudoin,  Principal, SiteWorkshop
Michael Shiosaki, Director of Planning and Development, Seattle Parks and Recreation
Linnea Westerlind, Author, Discovering Seattle Parks

Jason Morse, PLA, ASLA | Principal AHBL Inc.


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