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AIA Seattle Home of Distinction - Call for Submissions

Home of Distinction

Through our partnership with Seattle magazine, AIA Seattle shares our members' work with a discerning audience and provides connections to local clients who are interested in working with an architect. Projects selected through the Home of Distinction program are showcased to Seattle magazine's 270,000 readers and 175,000+ monthly online visitors.

Join us in communicating the value of working with a licensed architect by submitting to the Home of Distinction program!  

Call for Submissions
AIA Seattle Member Firms and licensed AIA members in the Puget Sound region are invited to submit innovative residential design solutions from across Washington state to be highlighted in Shelter, a bi-monthly section inside Seattle magazine.

Projects of all scales that were completed in the last two years will be considered for publication, including designs for new or renovated homes of all architectural styles, single rooms, outdoor spaces, and even furniture, hardware, or design objects.

Selected projects will be featured in the March / May / July 2015 issues of Seattle magazine. .


Through this partnership, AIA members can share their work with thousands of readers and connect to local clients who are interested in working with an architect.

  • Each selected residential design solution will be presented as a "Home of Distinction" in Shelter and in a seattlemag.com article and image gallery. 
  • Seattle magazine will publish resources to connect their readers and website visitors with the Seattle architects behind the designs. 
  • Each Home of Distinction will also be featured on the AIA Seattle website and social media platforms.
  • The architects whose projects are selected will be provided the "Home of Distinction" seal for promotional use.

For the Spring / Summer 2015 issues of Shelter, Seattle magazine is particularly interested in presenting outdoor spaces, designs that maximize light or views, design solutions that are specific to the Pacific Northwest, and ADUs. Your project does not need to match these themes exactly to be selected for publication, but some association is recommended.

Download the Application & Submit by July 25, 2014

Our next Call for Submissions will occur in early 2015 for the Sept 2015 / Nov 2015 / Jan 2016 issues.

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