If you’re like us, you’re always on the hunt for interesting, local networking events that bring together architects and developers. We found an abundance of real estate networking events the next few months for development, construction, and architecture in and around our favorite places: Seattle, Washington DC, and Austin!

We hope to see you there!


AIA Happy Hour

Where: Perkins + Will | 1301 5th Avenue #2300
When: June 14 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Cost:  Free

The AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series is a monthly gathering presented by the Young Architects Forum and Women in Design committees to encourage connections within the Seattle design community. This year’s happy hours explore the social, environmental, and cultural responsibilities of design.

2018 Annual AIA Summer Solstice Event with DRT

Where: Black Dot Seattle | 1437 S Jackson St
When: June 14 5pm – 7pm
Cost:  Free

This historic event comes 20 years after the initial community push to establish specific design guidelines for this historic district of Seattle. The year 2018, also marks the 50th anniversary of the passage of the Fair Housing Act which significantly contributed to the Central Area.

Fremont Solstice Parade 2018

Where: NW 39th St and Leary Way to Gasworks Park
When: June 16 Start time 1 pm
Cost:  Free

Celebrate the longest day of the year with the Fremont Arts Council’s most spectacular event. Join more than 60 community-based ensembles parading down the streets of Fremont with giant puppets, stilt walkers, floats, dancers, cyclists and musicians in this kaleidoscope of joyous human expression. Then, the parade ends with the Fremont Solstice Celebration at Gas Works Park, where people celebrate with local and national street bands, food trucks, beer garden, and more art!

Solar + Energy Efficiency Tour of Google-Kirkland

Where: Google-Kirkland | 747 6th St S, Kirkland, WA 98033
When: July 11 6 pm – 7pm
Cost: Free

Join Solar Washington and representatives from Google for a 1-1.5 hour solar and energy efficiency tour of their facility in Kirkland. The free tour can accommodate up to 25 people. Attendees must RSVP for this event. First come, first serve.

AIA Happy Hour

Where: Deforest Architects | 1148 NW Leary Way
When: July 12 5:30 pm – 7 pm
Cost:  Free

The AIA Seattle Happy Hour Series is a monthly gathering presented by the Young Architects Forum and Women in Design committees to encourage connections within the Seattle design community. This year’s happy hours will explore the social, environmental, and cultural responsibilities of design.

NW Solarfest Sustainable Living Fair

Where: Shoreline Community College | 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline WA, 98133
When: July 28 10 am – 5 pm
Cost: Free

Tour tiny houses, see the latest in electric transportation, test ride an electric bike, check out the solar art gallery, join the Barter Fair, and participate in meaningful discussions in the Conversation Café.

Commercial Real Estate Breakfast Event – Eastside Addition

Where: TBD
When: August 2 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Cost: Free

During a morning breakfast filled with information and executive Q&As, participants will hear from local experts in real estate. Speakers will be announced soon.

South Lake Union Block Party

Where: Denny Way & Westlake Ave N.
When: August 10 12 pm – 11 pm
Cost: Free

This year’s South Lake Union Block Party is shaping to be the best yet. We’ll be visiting our friends at Hewitt, who are sponsoring the event – so come by and say hello.

Spark Seattle

Where: Next 50 Seattle Center
When: August 16 5 pm – 9 pm
Cost: Free

This is an industry manufacturing showcase during an evening of art, entertainment, local food and drinks, new products from industry vendors, and more.  Come SPARK a new connection.


USGBC Maryland Alternative Transportation Strategies

Where: Crosswinds at Annapolis Towne Center | 1903 Towne Centre Boulevard
When: June 19 9 am – 11 am
Cost: $10-25

Get out of your car and into the reality of alternative transportation. Join USGBC as it explores some of the alternative transportation options around Maryland. Speakers will examine developments in many forms of local transportation, and how maximizing the use of alternative transportation options can reduce pollution and land development impacts from automobile use in the area.

Real Estate Strategies for Associations & The Legal Sector

Where: Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel | 999 9th St NW
When: June 6 7:30 am 10:30 am
Cost: $99

Join Bisnow for an engaging dialogue with top legal sector and non-profit leaders, architects, and developers. The discussions will focus on the demands, drivers, and disruptors in each sector, with insights into the factors behind significant real estate decisions.

Washington DC State of the Market

Where: 2112 Skanska | 2112 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
When: June 19 7:30 am – 11 am
Cost: $99

As Washington, DC spreads out, residents are excited for its potential. But what does the success of other submarkets mean for traditionally successful markets in the CBD and Northwest DC? Join the city’s most prominent, successful, and impactful developers as they forecast the future of Washington, DC’s commercial real estate market.

LEED & Community Solar in the National Capital Region

Where: Nixon Peabody LLP | 799 9th Street NW
When: June 27 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Cost: $20-$25

Solar market incentives across metro Washington make renewable energy an attractive strategy for building owners who care about their bottom line, and corporate social responsibility. This session unveils the often confusing world of solar incentives, and opportunities available to building owners in DC, Montgomery County, and Prince Georges County. Speakers will navigate the details of technical feasibility and financial incentives, while also understanding how solar energy can contribute to LEED v4 project certification.


Austin Hospitality and Tourism

Where: Hilton Austin | 500 E 4th Street
When: June 19 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Cost: $89

With its rapid population growth and mass tourist influx, Austin has become one of the fastest growing cities in the US, averaging 159 people moving in each day. Attend this Bisnow event to see how local architects and developers can capitalize on tourists.

Solar Austin’s Summer Solstice Celebration

Where: Zilker Park | 2100 Barton Springs Road
When: June 21 5:30 pm – 8 pm
Cost: Free

Join in to celebrate our precious solar resources and community advocacy for renewable energy on the longest day of the year.

Share this Post

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.