AIA Seattle’s Board Nominating Committee is pleased to present this slate of accomplished members to fill the open seats on our Board of Directors and current board members moving to officer positions beginning September 1, 2024.

All AIA + Associate AIA members are eligible to vote. Voting by at least 10% of the membership is required to validate an election, so please VOTE TODAY to make sure your voice is heard. All votes will be entered into a drawing for a $200 gift card to Peter Miller Books

Join us online on September 10 & 11, 12-2pm each day, for Code Mode | Introduction to Land Use Code in the Puget Sound Region (4 LU/HSW). Land use codes shape architect’s designs, providing both challenging constraints and existing opportunities. This two day program explores the origin of the policies that impact these codes, starting with the Washington’s Growth Management Act, the subsequent regional policies, and local comprehensive plans.

SPARC + YAF + WID + CORA Happy Hour at DeForest Architects | July 18

Mass Timber’s Newhouse Building & Milgard Hall Tour | July 20

JE:DI In Real Life 2024 Session 1 | July 30

CAE’s Meet-up at WRNS Studio | August 7

Mass Timber’s Yakama Nation Forest Tour | August 23


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 July 15.

Thank you to the 60+ design teams, including 300 designers, that responded to the call for proposals for the 2024 Seattle Design Festival! We can’t wait to see how you are demonstrating the relevance of design, promoting a culture of collaboration, and empowering communities to leverage design to make change!

This year’s Festival will run August 17 – 22. Stay tuned to and sign up for SDF emails to receive updates.



This Month in Advocacy: Board Nominations, Public Policy Board, and Updates on Housing and Climate Policies

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 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 our partnership with aecKnowledge, AIAU, and other chapters’ programming. Recently added is this year’s Climate Summit, Future Forward: Accelerating Change Together. Learn more about this and other on-demand opportunities here. And check out all of the major in-person, virtual continuing education programs and events we have on the schedule this year.

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 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 - and will be August 17-22, 2024 Read more