It was a great night at Town Hall November 6 celebrating the 2023 Honor Awards for Washington Architecture winners! From 113 submissions, the jury chose 21 award winners from three categories – Built, Conceptual, and Research & Innovation. Across the broad view of project types, the jury acknowledged the strong design culture represented in our region that collectively and beautifully expresses the feel and culture of this place. Congratulations to all the winners, and thank you to our esteemed jury, moderator, and Honor Awards Committee!

Mass Timber’s Happy Hour | December 13

WiD’s Coffee Hour | January 16

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

Housing Now! Design / Access / Delivery (2023 Housing Design Forum) Filmed in-person at the 2023 Housing Design Forum, this 4-part program addresses the pressing need for housing at all levels and, through the topics of land use, financing and delivery, highlights practical solutions, innovative models, and inspiring case studies. Earn up to 8 LU/HSW and SAVE OVER 25% when you purchase the 4-part series through aecKnowledge.

Check out this and more on our On-Demand Learning Opportunities page

This Month in Advocacy: Seattle Housing Levy passes; Public hearings on the 2021 WA State Energy Code; Register for the Discussion on the Rolling Clock Bill

Join our Comp Plan Work Group that meets 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 12-1 pm to discuss questions around accommodating growth over the next two decades, distribute opportunity, what our neighborhoods should look like, and changes needed to create 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.


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.

We know there is hard work to be done to achieve Racial Justice. We’ve compiled an evolving list of Racial Justice Resources. we’ve found helpful in this work.

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 - The 2023 Festival was August 19-24. Read more