FutureShack 2011

How can architecture help improve the quality of your city? Your neighborhood? Your home? How can you share your vision of living in the future? Part debate about how we want to live, part recognition of innovative architecture, FutureShack showcases creative responses to our changing lifestyles, across a wide range of building types, budgets, constraints and social agendas.

Looking for the latest in residential design? Check out our FutureShack 2011 Gallery, featuring entries submitted by local architects and architecture firms from around the region. View the Gallery at: http://futureshack.aiaseattle.org

Date: September 20, 5-9pm
Location: Seattle Center, Fisher Pavilion, 305 Harrison St.
Tickets: http://www.aiaseattle.org/futureshack_2011

Highlights include:
• Resource Fair
• SPEED DATE DESIGN
• Jury Presentation of submitted architectural projects

what is FutureShack?

FutureShack is a dialogue between the public and design professionals focused on new ways to think about residential architecture in all its forms. It’s about how it works, not just how it looks. FutureShack showcases creative responses to the challenges posed by our changing lifestyles, across a wide range of building types, budgets, constraints and social agendas. Part debate about how we want to live, part recognition of innovative architecture, FutureShack is an evening of lively public discussion at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion.

For Architects, it is an opportunity to showcase their solutions to evolving housing needs and urban livability. Projects submitted to FutureShack are evaluated by a panel of both designers and engaged members of the public. All participating projects will be showcased on AIA Seattle’s FutureShack website and selected projects are included in the Seattle Times’ Pacific Northwest Magazine cover story (Sept 18, 2011) and presented at the live event on Sept. 20, 2011.

For the Public, it is a forum to discuss how architecture can help improve the quality of your city, your neighborhood, your home. How can you share your vision of living in the future? We want to know what you believe is succeeding and failing in residential design. Find FutureShack through Facebook and Survey Monkey and leave us your comments. Come get involved in an evening of public discussion at Seattle Center’s Fisher Pavilion on Sept 20.

ask an architect: “Speed – Date – Design”

Sometimes it may feel like it takes a village to make a home project successful. How do you figure our how to make the most of my budget? What does “green design” really mean and can I even afford it? How do I to plan for my family’s changing needs? What questions should I be asking? Speed – Date – Design brings architects and the public together, in seven minute increments, to go over tips and information addressing your tough design questions.

For current information visit AIA Seattle’s Futureshack page: http://www.aiaseattle.org/futureshack_2011

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