Join us March 31 – April 1 virtually for this 2 half-days course that certifies attendees as Building Evaluators in the nationally recognized Post-Disaster Safety Assessment Program (SAP).  SAP is the training standard of the AIA Disaster Assistance Program, which provides leadership, advocacy, and training to architects who are interested in volunteering their professional skills in times of crisis. This workshop will teach participants to conduct rapid damage assessments of structures affected by earthquakes, wind, and water. 6.5 LU/HSW

When Seattle Shakes explores how to align the goals of historic preservation and resilient design by understanding the most effective ways of protecting a city’s historic building stock against earthquakes.

Join us for related events:
When Seattle Shakes Curator Talks | March 11

Unreinforced Masonry: Connecting | Preparing | Preserving | April 28

SIAF’s Outsider Architects – Immigrants in the Context of JEDI Initiatives | March 4

A&R’s Conversation Towards Resilience – Assessment | March 5

and COTE’s Seattle Public Schools & Decarbonization | March 11

Join Laddership to connect with small groups for peer mentorship! Submit an application to join either as a Mentor or an Emerging Professional.

This month in advocacy: federal advocacy on green infrastructure; an update on the state legislative session; Seattle passes its energy code update; Seattle Public Schools votes on a fossil fuel free future; and more! You can find the full February Advocacy Update here.

Plus, check out some of the ways we advocated for architects in 2020 here.

AIA Seattle’s 2020 ADU Tour has been moved to an online format – the ADU Showcase. This Showcase highlights ADUs designed by AIA Seattle member architects. Each ADU is uniquely designed based on local regulations, site conditions, family needs, and client preferences

We are accepting applications for attached or detached ADUs to showcase on our website. You can find more info here and access the submittal form to submit your project. Stay tuned for the online showcase!

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.

NWW 2018 International Residential Code Update | January 21, 2021

Congrats to the 2020 NWW Design Award Winners! More info about the jury, event, and winning projects here.

AIA Seattle provides the architecture community with the resources to make a difference through design.

New digital resources are available for ARE  and compensation.

You can also check out our resources for Advocacy, COVID–19, and  Racial Justice.

As AIA Seattle reflects on our pursuit of racial justice, we are committing to a process of transparency in what measurable actions we are taking. As a member-led organization, we are establishing this evolving list for the sake of mutual accountability — so you may see what we are doing, and tell us where we should be moving in the future.

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 new strategic plan.

Design in Public

VIA Architecture's SDF2020 Community Spotlight Installation

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival virtually connected designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - August 15-23, 2020. Read more


  • The Apr. 6 #GoGreenSEA conference program topics include diversifying the climate movement, realistic and achievabl… 19 hours ago
  • COTE's Pathways to Decarbonization series kicks off 3/10 at 12p, highlighting Seattle Public School's work integrat… 21 hours ago
  • Free @BuildingMuseum event 3/9 Equity in the Built Environment: Improving Racial Equity Through Green Design includ… 22 hours ago
  • Adaptation & Resilience Committee is hosting a series of panel discussions this year that kick off TOMORROW 12p hig… PM Mar 4th