February is Black History Month and this year’s theme, Black Migrations, emphasizes the movement of people of African descent to new destinations and subsequently to new social realities. The AIA champions a culture of equity, diversity, and inclusion within the profession of architecture to create a better environment for all. At AIA Seattle we share this vision, and celebrate the contributions of Black architects and designers to our profession. Check out these events and resources throughout the month of February and beyond.

Also join these committees at their upcoming events:

WiD + DRT: Conversations Towards an Equitable Practice: Intercultural Competence | February 25

Fellows & Honors Committee’s Path to Fellowship | March 5

SIAF’s Changes in International Practice | March 6

SPRout Solo Practitioner Roundtable | March 7

WiD Bullitt Center Building Tour | March 8


Despite increasing diversity in students and young professionals entering the field, architecture remains a remarkably homogeneous profession. How can we help retain more diverse voices in our profession? As practitioners, what can we do? Using topics and resources from the just-released AIA Guides for Equitable Practice, this event series is a recurring monthly, small group based discussion. Each month we will gather to discuss a different topic, and explore how we can promote equity, diversity and inclusion within our own firms.

Depicting a building, a house or an interior space is an art on its own. Join us February 28 for this exclusive Member Access event with Moris Moreno, professional Architectural and Interior Design photographer, who will share his insights on how to get the most out of your project photo shoots, including the elements of the briefing process, walk-throughs, usage rights and releases, weather and sun location, styling and post-production.

AIA Seattle strives for diversity in leadership. Your nominations are critical to our chapter’s ability to recognize and encourage design leadership across the breadth of our profession.

Consider nominating one or more of your peers for a local award, the College of Fellows, or for the AIA Seattle Board of Directors. AIA Seattle enthusiastically welcomes nominations for these awards and honors through Monday, March 11, 2019.

Sanctuary: Design for Belonging presents design ideas from Displaced, a competition seeking game-changing design solutions addressing the global refugee and immigrant crisis in an urban context. The exhibit focuses on five functional categories for fostering belonging: Social Innovation, Shelter, Resource Hubs, Gathering Spaces, and Storytelling.

Happy new year! The AIA Seattle Advocacy Update is back, and this month and we’re hitting the ground running with the 2019 state legislative session.  In this issue of our monthly Advocacy Update, we brief you on current legislative hearings, AIA Seattle’s new Housing Policy Partnership, and information about upcoming advocacy-focused meetings and events. Stay tuned for further updates on taxes, Architect Practice Act Amendments, condo liability reform, climate change legislation, and more throughout the 2019 legislative session and in the next issue of our Advocacy Update.

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival 2018: TRUST

The 2018 Seattle Design Festival was September 6-21. Read more


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