UDF’s Development That Serves People | July 28

Welcome to our newest committee – Asian American Design Union (AADU)!

And check out our events calendar for committee meetings and other upcoming events.

Through our partnership with Seattle magazine, AIA Seattle shares our members’ work with a discerning audience and provides connections to local clients who are interested in working with an architect. Projects selected through the Home of Distinction program are showcased to Seattle magazine’s 270,000 readers and 175,000+ monthly online visitors. Join us in communicating the value of working with a licensed architect by submitting to the Home of Distinction program! More info here. Apply by July 30, 2021.

The full festival schedule of Built Installations & Pop-up Experiences is here! Join us August 21 & 22 in Lake Union Park. We are excited to move into this Festival season with optimism and hope. With this year’s Seattle Design Festival theme EMERGE, we invite participants to explore the opportunities of adaptation and change as we move forward with what we’ve learned from 2020.

Can’t wait to find out what will be happening? Join us for the August 7 SDF Sneak Peek @ the Center.

This month in advocacy: Washington’s state legislative session concludes; the Attorney General weighs in on the stamping of architectural documents; Seattle’s Comprehensive Plan update is set to kick-off; and AIA Seattle presents 15-Minute Seattle. You can find the full July 2021 Advocacy Update here.

Plus, check out some of the ways we advocated for architects in 2020 here.

Wednesday, June 30 is Lisa’s last day with AIA Seattle. Join us in wishing her well in her new adventures and saying ‘bye for now!’ AIA Seattle will be announcing a new Executive Director within the next few weeks, and the next 12 months will be an exciting time for AIA Seattle. In addition to welcoming a new director, we will see the fruition of plans and changes that have been in the works over the past year. Read more in Lisa’s Farewell message here, and stay tuned for future announcements!


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.

NWW/AGC Golf Tournament | August 27



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.

Design in Public

VIA Architecture's SDF2020 Community Spotlight Installation

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - August 21-22, 2021. Read more