Also join these committees at their upcoming events:

SPARC’s Ask An Architect | September 21

UDF’s Happy Hour + Meeting | September 25

YAF’s ARE Program Discussion | September 25

and COTE’s Solis Multifamily Passive House Tour | September 27


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.

Join us for the AIA Northwest Washington 2019 Design Awards to celebrate the best architectural designs available from the AIA members in Whatcom, Skagit, Island, and San Juan Counties.  October 3 at the Bellingham Cruise Terminal.

On October 7, AIA Seattle will present a full-day continuing education forum focused on the design and delivery of higher education environments. The planning task force is convening a series of lightning talks and case study presentations from a variety of disciplines focused on design for learning and higher education. Keynote speaker Michael Cotton of Snøhetta New York will be kicking off the forum.

Join us October 23 for the third session of the Code Dependent Series! Everyone in the AEC industry has a part to play in providing resilient facilities. In this half-day seminar, we will review some of the tools, resources and rating systems available to help in that process. The design strategy taken and material and system choices you make affect the ability of users and facilities to rebound after an event. We will discuss traditional hazard preparedness and mitigation with a “panoramic” approach to building and community design for resiliency.

Seattle Architecture Foundation’s 22nd Annual Architectural Model Exhibit, Symbiosis, brings the work of local architects and designers to the public, forging a deeper understanding of the design process and the built environment of Seattle. Symbiosis explore the positive products and constructive outcomes of interdependence, and to imagine how the work of architects and designers can incorporate disparate entities together in an impactful whole. The exhibit will be in  the gallery through November 23.

This month in state and local advocacy: This month in state and local advocacy: Seattle makes bold moves on climate; Mayor Durkan announces Housing Seattle Now; and the Central City Connector Streetcar project moves forward. Read the full August Advocacy Update here. 


Design in Public

SDF 2019 Balance

Seattle Design Festival 2019: Balance

August 16–25, SDF will connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore how we design for Balance. Read more


  • Only one week left to vote in the AIA Film Challenge! Help someone win the People's Choice award and a $5,000 prize… PM Sep 20th