Anyone is eligible to submit an idea for a Seattle Design Festival (SDF) event or installation to engage and interact with attendees. Demonstrate the relevance of design, promote a culture of collaboration, and empower communities to leverage design to make change! Review the Call for Proposals, which outlines each Festival element and guides your submission process. Stay tuned to and sign up for SDF emails to receive updates. Submissions due May 29. This year’s Festival will run August 17 – 22.

Join us online, Monday, June 10 2024, 4-5pm, for AIA Seattle’s Annual Chapter Meeting. AIA Seattle’s Annual Chapter Meeting is an opportunity for all members of our 10-county community to come together virtually to hear about the strategic direction of AIA Seattle and receive updates on engagement opportunities, advocacy efforts, and membership benefits.

COTE’s Book Talk The Story of Upfront Carbon | June 11

Mass Timber’s Tour of Mercer Middle School | June 20

Mass Timber’s Yakama Nation Forest Tour | June 28

Look to our events calendar for committee meetings and other upcoming events.

AIA Seattle seeks the services of a qualified consultant or consulting firm to develop an Accessibility Evaluation Tool and provide staff training as part of our commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JE:DI). This tool will aim to help AIA Seattle staff develop and deliver accessible and inclusive programs, encompassing both in-person and virtual events.

Review the full request for proposal document here Proposals Due June 17.

This Month in Advocacy: Comp Plan Engagement Period Extended, and Housing Learning and Connection Opportunities

AIA Seattle Advocates for a Livable Seattle –Read the letter to Mayor Harrell, Councilmembers, and OPCD and SDCI staff.

Join our Comp Plan Work Group the 1st & 3rd Wed., 12-1pm to discuss growth over the next two decades, distributing opportunity, what neighborhoods should look like, and changes needed for a more sustainable and resilient city.

AIA Northwest Washington (NWW) serves our members in North Puget Sound, supporting and promoting the design profession through educational programs and other activities. Check here for their latest updates.


Check out the priorities and accomplishments of the last year of AIA Seattle’s Strategic Committee focused on Justice and Equity for Diversity & Inclusion. 

Meet the members of the JE:DI Council and learn more about the Diversity in Leadership Fund, the JE:DI In Real Life series, Advocacy for Accessibility at the National Conference, the new JE:DI Board of Directors seat, and the vetting of our AIA Seattle leadership and award winners.

AIA Seattle offers on-demand learning opportunities to expand the impact, reach, and accessibility of our programs. We encourage our members to take advantage of quality on-demand learning programs through AIA Seattle’s partnership with aecKnowledge, AIAU, and other AIA Components’ programming.

Check out all of the major in-person, virtual continuing education programs and events we have in store this year, and stay tuned for additional on-demand opportunities!

AIA Seattle believes our world needs the visionary and integrative thinking of architects and designers, and that design solutions can positively impact our communities. Guided by our values of excellence, advocacy, integrity, equity, stewardship, and collaboration, we prepare our profession to lead, and deploy design to make a difference, so that we are all able to do our best work in a culture of design that fosters equitable, resilient, thriving communities. Read about the planning process, member feedback and our mission, vision, values in our strategic plan.

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival connects designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - 2024 Call for Proposals launched April 3 and are due May 29! Read more