In a world that is increasingly experiencing disconnection, how can design affirm and strengthen critical connections within our community?

This year’s Festival will be all about CONNECTION August 20-26, and will kick off with the SDF Block Party at Lake Union Park and feature in-person and virtual experiences throughout the week. See full line-up and details at


YAF + WiD’s Happy Hour | August 11

YAF’s Coffee Talk | August 17

CAE’s Design Excellence in K-12 Through Progressive Design-Build – Panel Discussion & Tour | August 23

SPARC’s Sole Practitioner’s Roundtable (SPRout) | September 1

YAF’s Madison & Bolyston Tour | September 1


Join us for the remaining sessions of this 3-part Small Firm Series, Rena M. Klein and her colleagues at Charrette Venture Group will share fundamental knowledge, strategies, tools, and resources for successful small firm adaptation and transformation. Tailored to the needs and interests of small firm practitioners, these interactive half-day sessions will include compelling presentations, case study features, workshop activities, and ample time for peer-to-peer discussion.

Join us online September  21 & 22 (12-2pm each day) for the third session in our Road to Code Series. Approximately every 6 years, ICC publishes updates for the ICC A117.1 Accessibility Standard. The latest 2017 version contains significant changes to the basic building blocks used in accessible spaces. This presentation will explore the key changes in great detail and how these changes will impact design in public, common use, and multifamily residential spaces.

Join our Comp Plan Work Group that meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 12-1 pm. The city’s Comp Plan will address crucial questions around how we accommodate growth over the next two decade, distribute opportunity, what our neighborhoods should look like, and what changes we need to make 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

Kalidespace by CallisonRTKL and Bayley Construction at SDF 2021

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival connects designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - August 20-26, 2022. Read more


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