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AIA Regional Conference
Museum of Glass
Tacoma, WA
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Thursday, October 2
AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Evening Awards Reception at UW Tacoma (This event is ala-carte and not included in the full conference registration)

Friday, October 3
8 a.m. Conference Registration at the Museum of Glass, CE Sessions and Speakers, lunch at Lemay Car Museum, Curator Presentation, and Luxuries of Life Dinner Auction at the historic Pantages Theater

Saturday, October 4
Tours of Bullitt Center in Seattle, Tacoma Art Museum Renovation, and the Stadium High School in Tacoma

Friday Speaker Topics and Tour descriptions:

Michael Pyatok, FAIA, will describe the state of affordable housing in our post-recession economy. He will show a series of case studies explaining the context of affordable housing in an imbalanced economy, neglected by the political and financial establishment, unable to meet the need of a struggling working class.

Joel Sisolak, Project Director of the Capitol Hill Housing EcoDistrict, will explore how the eco-district paradigm can be implemented to improve our own neighborhoods and communities.

Michael Powe, Senior Research Manager of the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Preservation Green Lab, will connect new ideas drawn from Big Data to the writings of Jane Jacobs and discuss how planners, policymakers, and designers can leverage the unique fabric of small and midsize cities to strengthen local economies and foster distinctive commercial corridors.

Dr. Sharon Sutton FAIA, is professor of architecture and urban design, adjunct professor of social work, and director of the Center for Environment Education and Design Studies at the University of Washington.  This seminar engages participants in a critical analysis of Tacoma's long-range plan for the Hilltop Subarea, one of seventeen areas of the city that have been targeted for growth.

Tour of Tacoma's 'Prairie Line Trail'. by Michael Sullivan, President of the Washington Trust for Historic Preservation, will conduct a tour of the reconstructed Prairie Line Trail bisecting the UW campus in downtown Tacoma portraying the colorful history of the first rail connection to Tacoma from the northern transcontinental passage.

David Boe, City of Tacoma Member, and will be giving a Downtown Tacoma Architecture Walk. The walk will cover the legacy of the 1873 planning of the 'New Tacoma' with the arrival of the Northern Pacific Railroad, the buildings of the boom years at the turn of the 19th Century, the various attempts of urban renewal in the 20th Century, and the buildings and planning of Downtown's rebirth 100-years after its incorporation.

Saturday Tours include Tacoma Art Museum Restoration Project, Seattle Bullitt Center, and a tour of Stadium High School in Tacoma.   The Saturday tours and round trip bus transportation is sponsored by Masonry Institute of Washington.
Friday Oct 03, 2014 8:00 AM - Saturday Oct 04, 2014 1:00 AM | $25.00 - $150.00


Museum of Glass (View)
1801 Dock St.
Tacoma, WA 98402
United States




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