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Occidental Park, 300 Occidental Ave S. 98104

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Seattle Central Public Library, 1000 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98104

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Friday, September 25
Surface Theory, 536 1st Avenue South, Seattle, WA 98104 

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Saturday, September 12 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
EXHIBITION - Portraits of Architects Gallery Opening

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In order to capture the momentum of both the Seattle Design Festival and the AIA national Women's Leadership Summit happening this September 2015 in Seattle, the AIA Women in Design committee is curating an exhibit of portraits to highlight the achievements and history of female architects in the Pacific Northwest. The portraits celebrate and tell the story of the twenty-two women Fellow AIA’s honored in Seattle, and each piece is rendered by a different artist. The A Gallery, in Pioneer Square, will be hosting the Portraits of Architects exhibit from September 3rd through November 1st. After November, it is our hope to move the Portraits of Architects exhibit to different gallery spaces throughout Seattle to raise the level of discussion surrounding the role of women in architecture and leadership both locally and nationally.

  • The opening of the Portraits of Architects exhibit will coincide with the Pioneer Square First Thursday Art Walk in the A Gallery, on Thursday September 3rd at 6pm. 
  • The main gallery reception event will take place on Saturday September 12th at 5pm, during the Festival's lively "Block Party" in Occidental Park and the surrounding Pioneer Square district. We welcome the Seattle Design Festival participants, the AIA Women in Design committee, AIA Women in Leadership Summit, the artists, the Fellow AIA’s and those from various design firms around the region to the reception to acknowledge the legacy and contribution of the twenty-two female FAIA’s to the profession of architecture.  

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Integrus Architecture

Integrus Architecture
Integrus Architecture is a group of architects, structural engineers, interior designers, and business professionals committed to an integrated approach toward meaningful and lasting design. By creating buildings that add significant value to the communities in which they're situated... Read More →
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AIA Women in Design

The Women in Design Member Committee serves AIA Seattle’sMember vision. The committee celebrates women in the design professions and supports their professional development and leadership growth by providing a forum for thoughtful discussion and networking. We seek to raise the... Read More →

Saturday September 12, 2015 5:00pm - 7:00pm PDT
A Gallery 117 South Main Street