Community Calendar

SPARK SPOKANE 2018 @ Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
Jul 26 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SPARK Spokane is back for the 4th year! Connect with design and building industry professionals and get a first hand look at the newest products.

Arrive early! First 100 guests will receive an amazing gift bag!

July 26, 2018
5:00 – 9:00 pm

Arbor Crest Wine Cellars
4705 N Fruit Hill Rd
Spokane, WA 99217

Click here to register.
Admission is free.

Design Museum Portland Street Seats Grand Opening @ Design Museum Portland
Aug 4 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Celebrate international, impactful design as you take in the summer sun, enjoy great local eats, and take a tour of the Street Seats exhibition!

The Street Seats Grand Opening is the culmination of ideation, creative problem-solving, and teamwork from designers around the globe.

Street Seats is an outdoor public exhibition that celebrates local and international design, urban innovation, and sustainability. Designers from 6 continents, 24 countries, and 22 U.S. states responded to an open call for entries to Reimagine the Public Bench. These fifteen chosen Street Seats are environmental and unique, embracing and enhancing the vibrancy of downtown Portland. Each bench was imagined, designed, and built by creatives from around the world.

Join us for the Grand Opening, August 4th, from 1:00-3:00 pm as we launch this 6-month outdoor design exhibition and announce the top 3 Finalists, each receiving cash prizes. Register below for walking tours of the one-of-a-kind Street Seats, local food favorites, and a sun-filled afternoon!

Design Museum Members are invited to attend the Members-Only Reception the evening of Thursday, August 2nd, for an exclusive preview event.

Click here to register.  Admission is free.

SPARK SEATTLE 2018 @ Next 50 / Seattle Center
Aug 16 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SPARK Seattle is celebrating our 5th year!

Pleas join us for an evening of art, entertainment, local food and drinks, new products from your favorite vendors, and much more! Come SPARK a new connection and INSPIRE your imagination!

Mix, Mingle, Enjoy!

RSVP now and spread the word!
CLICK HERE to register.
Admission is free.

Seattle A/E/C Kickball Tournament for Charity @ Lower Woodland Park Playfield #6 (Greenlake)
Aug 25 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

CollinsWoerman is excited to announce our Second Annual Seattle A/E/C Kickball Tournament for Charity in Seattle.

Our goal is to bring together local A/E/C firms for some friendly competition, industry socializing, and community support. On August 25th, this family friendly event will determine the most “athletically” talented firm, with proceeds benefiting Construction for Change, a Seattle-based charity dedicated to socially conscious building in the Pacific Northwest.

Here’s where you come in – we would love to have your firm involved, whether you’re interested in pulling together a team, helping to sponsor the event, or just showing up to cheer on your industry partners! There will be food trucks, a beer garden, and music all day for players and guests to enjoy.

Please visit the Construction for Change website to register your team, to be an event sponsor, and/or make donations.

Look forward to seeing you there!

PAVE Student Design Competition Deadline
Nov 1 all-day

PAVE (Planning And Visual Education) is offering a FREE opportunity for students to participate in our annual Student Design Competition, where students will have the chance to gain real world retail design experience, win cash prizes, and receive recognition in New York at our annual Gala event.

This annual international competition is only open to college-level students involved in retail planning, design, visual merchandising, and branding programs.

For the DIY new homeowner or even the seasoned Pro contractor, home improvement projects can be exciting and exhilarating. But getting the right tools, the right materials and the right know-how can make home improvement projects daunting as well.

The 2018 PAVE Design Challenge invites you to rethink and reinvent how The Home Depot stores can give customers the know-how they need to tackle all their home improvement projects with confidence. As a company, we challenge ourselves to bring fresh thinking and customer-centric innovation every day.

For this challenge we encourage you to:

Set the standard for others to follow

Architecture, Interior Design, Visual Merchandising and Graphic Design

To create a one-of-a-kind in-store environment

We highly encourage you to push the envelope of your thinking and improve home improvement.

Prizes include grants to students and schools and winning students may even see their designs come to life. The competition is open to undergraduate students only. Submission deadline is November 1, 2018.  The PAVE Gala is on December 5, 2018, in New York City.

Prizes Included:
First Place – $8,000
Second Place – $5,500
Third Place – $3,000
Honorable Mention – $1,000

*Winners will also receive a travel stipend to be honored at the 2018 PAVE Gala on December 5, 2018, in New York City.
**Prizes awarded to teams of two will be split between both team members.

CLICK HERE for entry information.