As some of you know, I am an active volunteer through the AIA Seattle Design Committee, whose purpose is to promote design excellence among members of the AIA, and foster a collaborative spirit between architects and the broader design community. Wednesday, February 17th at 4 pm, we will be kicking off our first of four Design Salons for 2010. This year’s topic focuses on the future of Seattle’s urban spaces. Like the 70’s movie “Powers of 10,” we will be moving from a large urban scale down to the nitty gritty details of design in Seattle. The events will be held at the Henrybuilt with a culminating event at a to be determined venue.

Our first event will address YOUR CITY outside with recent Department of Planning head Raymond Gastil and renowned local landscape architect Shannon Nichol of GGN. Both of them will be discussing their ideas, impressions, and passions for the transformation of Seattle’s urban spaces, and the city as a whole. Each speaker will present a twenty minute presentation followed by an hour and a half of dialog and discussion with the audience.

Each Design Salon will parallel our Book Salon series, where the discussion can dive a little bit deeper into each topic. In the next few days dialog will be announcing their first book as well as the time and place of the Book Salons so please stay tuned for more information!

For more information, please visit dialog or take a look at the flier below. I am super excited and hopefully you can join us in the lively debate!

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