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  • Multidisciplinary:
    August 10-31, 12:00AM-11:59PM
    An inaugural Seattle Design Festival program in partnership with City of Seattle Parks & Recreation; Design in the Parks pairs our community’s best designers with some of its best parks. Points of Contact Lake Union Park LMN The Emergence Waterfront...
  • Multidisciplinary:
    August 16-25, 12:00AM-11:59PM
    From August 16–25, 2019, the Seattle Design Festival will feature citywide tours, exhibits, outdoor installations, activities, interactive workshops and more. This year’s Festival theme, Balance, asks: + What is the role of design to mitigate our impact on the planet...
  • Industrial Design:
    August 16-25, 12:00AM-11:59PM
    How might design transform lives around the world? Act as a catalyst for change? Expand access? Include those who have been excluded? Design with the 90%: Improving Lives Around the World, highlights the global efforts of designers striving to answer...
  • Visual / Art:
    August 16-25, 12:00AM-11:59PM
    Exhibit runs June 6 – August 31, 2019 City systems operate similarly to people. Much of the day is concerned with utilitarian, functional, and obvious needs. Budgets are allocated to potholes and traffic alleviation like paying rent and filling a...
  • Multidisciplinary:
    August 17-25, 12:00AM-11:59PM
    Join us for a city-wide take over of designers, creatives, and companies hosting events during the Seattle Design Festival! Click the links below to learn more about each event. 98.7°: Fresh Perspectives on Recalibrating Design Balance Panel discussion moderated by...
  • Technology:
    August 19, 6:00PM-8:00PM
    In this Panel, we will explore how, as a company, Microsoft has been working on envisioning and implementing new ways for human beings to achieve balance with both Nature and Technology. In this panel we will share our philosophy for...
  • Technology:
    August 20, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    IxDA Seattle will bring the design community together to share stories about balance in design. All stories will be true and under 8 minutes, as experienced and narrated by the storyteller on stage. No powerpoint or keynotes here, just the...
  • Community Design:
    August 20, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    Following on two years of convening conversations with Office of Community Planning and Development regarding investment in our communities of need, AIA Seattle’s Diversity Roundtable brings together three women leaders in built environment to talk about how their investment in...
  • Architecture:
    August 21, 6:00PM-8:00PM
    Architects Without Borders Seattle (AWB) and The BLOCK Project have partnered to build communities of compassion throughout Seattle, engaging individuals and their neighborhoods to welcome someone experiencing homelessness into their lives. Community engaged design has the power to mitigate the...
  • Architecture:
    August 21, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    The Laddership Program is a mentoring program for AIA Seattle members that matches groups of architects and emerging architects to share their experiences and learn from each other. Each year all the mentoring groups gather for a social to share...
  • Technology:
    August 21, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    Seattle is one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. We also have one of the highest rated public transit systems, expanding at an exponential rate. Add to that the permeation of ride sharing services adding more cars to...
  • Architecture:
    August 21, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    The Seattle 2030 District and Boeing welcome you to explore how we can recycle the beauty of Puget Sound to make Seattle more resilient and sustainable. This summer, we created a design competition challenging students, engineers, and architects to come...
  • Multidisciplinary:
    August 22, 6:00PM-9:00PM
    98.6°F is the human’s normal temperature, the balanced state if you will. And while there is an acceptable range, and deviation from the norm, there are clear indicators when you’re experiencing something out of balance internally or as a result...
  • Urban Design:
    August 23, 6:00PM-8:00PM
    Join us for an interactive discussion on how public open space can promote balance and equity in the City of Seattle. This discussion will explore how designers can support holistic and systemic solutions that address barriers to equity in the...
  • Performance / Experiential:
    August 24, 5:00PM-6:30PM
    “It comes down to know thyself. It’s important to know yourself, and I think that scent can help trigger that.” – Saskia Wilson-Brown, Founder, Institute for Art & Olfaction Why do 19 iconic brands and thought leaders including scent-branding experts,...
  • Multidisciplinary:
    August 25, 4:00PM-5:30PM
    Throughout history, people have sought connections with nature. In particular, designers have observed nature, investigated its materials, and imitated and abstracted its forms and qualities. Join UBC Botanical Gardens and TEALEAVES, along with a series of industry experts for a...
  • Architecture:
    September 11, 6:00PM-8:00PM
    The Seattle Architecture Foundation’s Annual Model Exhibit celebrates the creativity of local and international design firms. Each year, the exhibit displays physical and digital models, architectural renderings, and a variety of other displays that represent the design process. Through this...
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