EXHIBITS

2016 SAF Model Exhibit

Photo: Trevor Dykstra

When Seattle Shakes: Preservation & Resilience

Presented by AIA Seattle
Online February 4 – July 17, 2021
Virtual Exhibit Website


Seattle’s historic structures, among them many unreinforced masonry buildings, are at risk not only from the numerous seismic faults in the Pacific Northwest, but also from economic factors. Many at-risk buildings continue to have vibrant life in Seattle communities, but have found it challenging to retrofit for earthquake safety.

It will take technology, expertise, policy, and social impetus for Seattle to preserve its multi-faceted urban fabric while championing public safety. How do we integrate new technology and old structures in one architectural vision? How can we remove obstacles to building owners and support awareness of seismic safety?

When Seattle Shakes explores how to align the goals of historic preservation and resilient design by understanding the most effective ways of protecting a city’s historic building stock against earthquakes.

This exhibit was developed with both professionals and the public in mind. The website includes a wide range of resources. From disaster preparedness trainings for architects to a how-to guide for creating your own disaster preparedness safety kit. We hope that the exhibit information impacts our audience and gives them the tools to be more prepared in the face of a natural disaster.

Exhibit

(Previous Exhibit) 23rd Annual Model Exhibit: Iterations

Exhibit runs August 12 – December 6, 2020
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Architecture is often presented as a finished product, but each body of work has a life of its own, changing over time and affecting the surrounding context in unexpected ways. Iterations celebrates the germination of a design and how it’s nurtured over time through the exploration of writing, drawing, model and material studies. Iterations examines the dynamics of the design process, demonstrates how it leads to a final concept, and illustrates how a completed project affects the ongoing evolution of the built environment.

Exhibitors: DLR Group | Graphite Design Group | HEWITT | Jayna McClaran | Johnston Architects | Juliette Dubroca | LMN Architects | Mithun | Olson Kundig | PUBLIC47 Architects | Signal Architecture + Research | Thomas Cheney Architects | WC STUDIO Architects | Weber Thompson | Wittman Estes

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