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April 22, 2015

AIA holds honors dinner on May 30


The AIA Seattle Honors Dinner will celebrate people and firms that champion outstanding design from 6 to 9:30 p.m. May 30 at Palace Ballroom in Seattle.

Here are the honorees: Donald I. King, AIA Seattle medal of honor; Brendan Connolly, young architect award; Walter Schacht, community service award; Garrett Reynolds, Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship winner; and Meredith L. Clausen and George Schuchart, honorary AIA Seattle membership.

These new AIA fellows will also be honored: Brodie Bain, Donald R. Horn, Rachel Minnery, Ron Rochon, Steven M. Shiver and Boris Srdar.

Mahlum will be celebrated for winning the 2014 AIA Northwest and Pacific Region Firm Award.

Cost is $215 for individuals and $2,200 for a premium table. Buy tickets at http://tiny.cc/xn24wx/.

DPD open house on Priority Green

Seattle Department of Planning and Development will hold an open house April 27 on changes to Priority Green, its voluntary program to encourage a higher level of sustainability in exchange for an expedited permit process.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 1610 of Seattle Municipal Tower, 700 Fifth Ave. It will focus on recent changes and proposed new requirements.

DPD said over 400 projects have pursued ratings for Built Green 4 or 5 star, LEED gold or platinum, or DPDs Alternative Path, and have benefited from expedited reviews through the program.

The business case for building green

The Seminar Group will present “The Business Case For Building Green” May 6 at the Hilton Seattle. Co-chairs are Nicole DeNamur of Pacifica Law Group and Myer Harrell of Weber Thompson.

Presenters include Tom Paladino of Paladino and Co., Cassie Phillips of Weyerhaeuser Co., Joe David of Point 32 LLC, Kate Q. Knight of Redfin Builder Services, Tom Marseille of WSP, Kathleen O'Brien of Emerge Leadership Project, Elizabeth A.D. Powers of O'Brien & Co., and Duane Jonlin and Kathleen Petrie of Seattle Department of Planning and Development.

Register at tiny.cc/6cuevx/.

A/E Bike to Work Challenge signups

SvR Design Co. is soliciting teams to participate in the A/E Bike to Work Challenge, an annual event that is part of Cascade Bicycle Club's Bike to Everywhere Month.

Teams from architecture and engineering firms compete for the Golden Helmet (and year-long bragging rights), as well as the Silver Seat and Bronze Pedals. Sign up by tomorrow at tiny.cc/6wkaxx/.

Contact Jessica Strain at jessicas@svrdesign.com for information.

The awards luncheon will be at SvR's office in June.

UW prof presents architecture lecture

Jeffrey Karl Ochsner, a University of Washington professor and architectural historian, will give a free lecture on “Regionalism and Modernism in Seattle Architecture, 1930s-1970s” from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Central Library in Seattle.

Ochsner will talk about the development of modern architecture in the Seattle area.

Seattle Architecture Foundation and Seattle Public Library are presenting the program. No registration is required.

RevitalizeWA to be held in Bellingham

Washington Trust for Historic Preservation and Washington Main Street Program will hold the Preservation and Main Street Conference May 6-8 in downtown Bellingham.

The program is called RevitalizeWA 2015, and it will be at Mount Baker Theatre, 104 N. Commercial St.

Topics include the revitalization of communities and resources statewide. Della Rucker, author of “The Local Economy Revolution” and “Why This Work Matters,” is the keynote speaker.

Registration is $15 to $150, at tiny.cc/9dyvwx/. For more information, contact the Washington Trust at (206) 624-9449.

May 1 SAF tour of Pioneer Square

Seattle Architecture Foundation is offering a tour at 10 a.m. May 1 called “Pioneer Square: Wilderness to Metropolis.”

The tour begins in Occidental Mall. Participants will learn about the neighborhood and its rebirths, including recently becoming home to a new crop of chefs, entrepreneurs, developers and community groups.

Cost is $15. Register at tiny.cc/yg33vx/.

SMPS scholarship for AEC students

The Seattle chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services is offering a scholarship to students pursuing careers in marketing or project management for the architecture, engineering and construction industry.

The scholarship is open to sophomore, junior or graduate students at Washington accredited universities, community colleges or private colleges as of fall 2015.

Apply by April 30 at tiny.cc/iygqwx/. SMPS will award at least one $1,000 scholarship in June.

For more information, contact Nancy Way at nway@watershedco.com.

April 15, 2015

Johnpaul Jones to speak at SAM


Seattle Art Museum will present a talk by architect Johnpaul Jones on the relationship between Native culture, the built environment and environmental activism at 7 p.m. April 22.

Jones is a founding partner in Seattle-based Jones & Jones Architects + Landscape Architects + Planners.

His projects include the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., and the Longhouse Education and Cultural Center at Evergreen State College.

Jones won a National Humanities Medal.

Tickets are $10, or $5 for SAM members, at http://tiny.cc/twefwx/.

AIA reception for Joe Mayo's book


AIA Seattle will hold a free reception to celebrate release of the book “Solid Wood: Mass Timber Architecture, Technology and Design” by Joe Mayo April 24 from 5 to 7 p.m. at 1911 First Ave.

The book is about new mass timber/mass wood architecture. It highlights education, hospitality, industrial, multifamily and office buildings around the world.

Mayo received the AIA Seattle Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship in 2011 to research wood construction in mid-rise and high-rise buildings in England, Norway, Germany and Austria.

Mayo is an architectural designer at Mahlum, and will be introduced by Susan Jones of atelierjones.

Light refreshments will be provided. Register at http://tiny.cc/nom0vx/.

Class focuses on geothermal heat

AIA Seattle will offer a class on geothermal heat exchange systems from noon to 2 p.m. April 22 at 1911 First Ave.

PAE will present the class on design, construction, codes and guidelines. There will be case studies about the Bullitt Center in Seattle and Jordan Research Center at Fresno State.

Cost is $10 for members and $40 for non-members, including lunch. Register at tiny.cc/ioffwx/.

The class is part of AIA Seattle's Corporate Allied Partner Collaboration Series.

Federal contracts symposium April 28

The Seattle, Tacoma and Portland posts of the Society of American Military Engineers will present a symposium on federal contracting opportunities for small businesses April 28 at Kitsap Conference Center in Bremerton.

The Kitsap Economic Development Alliance is partnering with SAME to provide courses and speakers at the event. Topics include “Stupid Things Contractors Do to Mess Up Federal Contracts” and “New Labor Law Updates.”

Speakers include Captain Mark Geronime, commanding officer of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Northwest, and representatives from the Corps of Engineers, Coast Guard and the state procurement assistance center.

Register at tiny.cc/glxqwx/.

SMPS scholarship to event in LA

The Seattle chapter of the Society for Marketing Professional Services is offering a scholarship for people who want to attend this year's SMPS Build Business Conference Aug. 19-21 in Los Angeles.

The scholarship includes paid registration and a one-night stay at Marriott L.A. Live, valued at $1,250. It is open to SMPS members or employees of member firms.

Apply by May 1 at tiny.cc/zvfqwx/. For more information, contact Carla Thompson at cthompson@nacarchitecture.com.

April 8, 2015

Developer panel at SMPS April 28

On April 28, SMPS Seattle will hear from developers about economic conditions, upcoming projects, Link light rail, trends and hot spots.

The Developer Panel is from 11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Harbor Club Seattle.

The moderator is Ted Sive of Ted Sive Consulting. Panelists are Hamilton Hazlehurst of Vulcan Real Estate, Kristin Jensen of Touchstone Corp., Scott Shapiro of Eagle Rock Ventures and Matt Elley of AMLI Residential.

Cost for the luncheon event is $40 for members, $45 for member firms, and $55 for non-members before April 23. After that it is $10 more. Register at tiny.cc/moqbwx/.

OSU student wins European scholarship


Oregon State University grad student Kyle Sullivan won the 2015 European Scholarship sponsored by DCI Engineers and HDG Architecture.

He will travel to Amsterdam, Prague and Berlin, documenting his experinces with a “blog-cation” of his entries, photographs and videos that will appear on DCI’s website.

Sullivan is pursuing a master’s degree in civil engineering, and writing a thesis on cross laminated timber — an engineered wood product developed in Germany and Austria. He intends to visit CLT buildings in Europe.

The annual scholarship is open to structural engineering, architecture and interior design students. Winners explore the A/E/C industry by reflecting on historic European architecture.

DCI is a Seattle-based civil and structural consulting engineering firm. HDG is a Spokane-based architecture and design studio.

APA will meet here April 18-21

The American Planning Association's National Planning Conference is April 18-21 at Washington State Convention Center in Seattle.

Speakers include Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro, AARP Executive Vice President Debra B. Whitman, and Ron Sims, former deputy secretary of HUD.

The conference will focus on the challenges of transportation, climate change, hazard mitigation and public health, with over 300 conference sessions and nearly 60 mobile workshops.

For information and to register, go to tiny.cc/wztowx/.

AIA offers class on audio/video trends

AIA Seattle will offer a program on trends in audio/video systems from noon to 2 p.m. April 15 at 1911 First Ave. in Seattle.

The Greenbusch Group is the presenter. Topics include acoustics and the integration of audio/video equipment into architecture.

Cost is $10 for members and $40 for non-members, and includes lunch. Register at tiny.cc/j9dfwx/.

The class is part of AIA Seattle's Corporate Allied Partner Collaboration Series.

Boot camp in May on public art basics

Seattle Office of Arts & Culture is offering a free boot camp about public art commissions from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 9 and 16 at Experience Music Project.

Up to 30 artists will be selected to participate in the training, which is open to Washington artists who have not received a public art commission.

Topics include submitting a competitive application, the selection process, contracts, navigating design teams, public presentations, fabrication and installation.

Selected artists can apply to create a temporary artwork this summer at Seattle Center or in the Central Area.

Apply for the boot camp at tiny.cc/u4qdwx. For more information, contact Marcia Iwasaki at (206) 233-3946 or Elisheba Johnson at (206) 684-0182.

Cowi Marine N.A. adds director

The marine and ocean engineering consulting firm Cowi Marine North America hired Shashi Shrivastava as director of international practice.

Shrivastava is a marine structural engineer with 35 years of experience in planning, design and construction management of marine terminals worldwide, including major public and private projects.

He will be based in North Vancouver and oversee business development in the North American marine market and pursue projects internationally.

Shrivastava was director, project development for Hatch's Ports and Marine Terminals Infrastructure Sector. He also was global director of Hatch's business unit.

Buckland & Taylor is a member of the Cowi Group and has a Seattle office.

Scholarships for architecture study

The American Institute of Architects Southwest Washington Chapter is accepting scholarship applications until April 30 for students who plan to enroll in an accredited college architectural degree program.

The scholarships are open to high school seniors who are attending high school or junior college in Pierce, Thurston, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Skamania, Wahkiakum or Grays Harbor counties.

They are funded by the 2014 SWW Chapter Auction and a AIA National grant.

To apply, go to www.aiasww.org or call Kris Schwarz at (253) 627-4006.

April 1, 2015

Queena Yi's work exhibited in D.C.

A master's thesis by Queena Yi of Integrus Architecture about Seattle's memorial spaces is part of the 2015 Emerging Professionals Exhibition at the American Institute of Architects in Washington, D.C.

The exhibition runs through April 30, and may also be viewed at tiny.cc/dxj0vx/.

Yi's thesis examines the design and location of memorial spaces in Seattle. She proposes inserting sites of remembrance into the city core, replacing the traditional cemetery landscape. These new spaces would be woven into the urban fabric as a reminder of human mortality.

Yi holds a master of architecture degree from the University of Washington, and studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture in Denmark. She is an intern architect with Integrus in Seattle, and is involved in AIA Seattle and Seattle Architecture Foundation.

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