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. 

Join us for Culture Change in Practice: Leadership Cohort 2024, a four-part, peer-based workshop series facilitated by Dr. Anu Taranath to support a community of practice, equipping leaders from architecture and allied firms to translate learning and catalyze change outward in their own firms and beyond.

This workshop-based curriculum is focused on individual skill-building and implementation related to structural firm-wide and firm-level change.

SPARC’s AI and You | June 20

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

A&R’s Capitol Hill EcoDistrict Walking Tour | June 20

Mass Timber’s Yakama Nation Forest Tour | June 28

Laddership’s Summer Social | July 10

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

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.

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