Also join these committees at their upcoming events:

COTE’S Highrise Multifamily & Energy Efficiency | October 18

YAF’s ARE Workshop Series – Contracts | October 24

SPARC’s Small Practitioner Roundtable (SPRout) | Nov.  7

CAE’s Tour of Magnolia Elementary School | November 8

and YAF + WiD’s Happy Hour | November 14


Join us October 23 for the third session of the Code Dependent Series! Everyone in the AEC industry has a part to play in providing resilient facilities. In this half-day seminar, we will review some of the tools, resources and rating systems available to help in that process. The design strategy taken and material and system choices you make affect the ability of users and facilities to rebound after an event. We will discuss traditional hazard preparedness and mitigation with a “panoramic” approach to building and community design for resiliency.

How do firms succeed in transitioning ownership and leadership? What options are available to a firm founder who is approaching retirement? How can internal transition be made attractive and affordable? How can successors truly leverage the knowledge and connections of the founder? Presenters Rena Klein FAIA and Michael Strogoff FAIA will explore these questions and others with case studies and interactive scenarios in this half-day session, including how to manage the risk inherent in change.

Join members of our Fellows & Honors Committee, Center for Architecture & Design Gallery Associate Megan Harmon, and 2017 Travel Scholarship recipient Garrett Nelli Assoc. AIA to discuss what it takes to craft and execute a successful scholarship application, trip, and exhibition.

Join us at the Info Session and learn more about the Emerging Professionals Travel Scholarship, including timeline, application, and past recipients, click here.

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.


Seattle Architecture Foundation’s 22nd Annual Architectural Model Exhibit, Symbiosis, brings the work of local architects and designers to the public, forging a deeper understanding of the design process and the built environment of Seattle. Symbiosis explore the positive products and constructive outcomes of interdependence, and to imagine how the work of architects and designers can incorporate disparate entities together in an impactful whole. The exhibit will be in  the gallery through November 23.

This month in state and local advocacy: AIA|WA’s Advocacy Summit, pre-approved plans for DADUs, AIA Seattle’s Housing Policy Statement, Seattle’s budget process, and more. Read the full October Advocacy Update .

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - August 14-23, 2020. Read more