Now, more than ever, architects must examine our roles to determine how we change our profession and its structures to achieve racial justiceRead our statement here. Find our Racial Justice Resources Page here.  Join AIA Seattle, Diversity Roundtable, NOMA NW, Planning in Color, and UW College of the Built Environment as we convene a series of action- and outcomes-oriented discussions about the role of architects and their peers pursuing racial justice. June 30’s discussion was robust – stay tuned for the follow up sessions.

AIA Seattle’s 2020 ADU Tour has been moved to an online format – the ADU Showcase. This Showcase highlights ADUs designed by AIA Seattle member architects. Each ADU is uniquely designed based on local regulations, site conditions, family needs, and client preferences

We are accepting applications for attached or detached ADUs to showcase on our website. You can find more info here and access the submittal form to submit your project. Stay tuned for the online showcase!

2020 marks the 10th anniversary of the Seattle Design Festival. This year’s festival theme, About Time, ponders our past, present, and future, and seeks opportunities to act during this unique moment in time. More information can be found here on the Design in Public website.  Mark your calendars – Seattle Design Festival will be August 15 – 23, 2020.  

Look to our events calendar for the listing of upcoming committee meetings.

Join Laddership to connect with small groups for peer mentorship! Submit an application to join either as a Mentor or an Emerging Professional.

Community is more important than ever. As a member-based organization, AIA Seattle is rapidly shifting its response to this public health crisis with remote learning and engagement opportunities, and aggregating regional and national resources for our members. Programming updates will continue to be made on our events calendar, and homepage.

This month in state and local advocacy: social justice, codes, and movement on reopening offices and job sites. Read the full June 2020 Advocacy Update here.

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 NWW for their 2018 International Building Code Overview Webinar July 9 & 10.

“Proactive Practice,” the next exhibit @ the Center for Architecture & Design, examines how architects self-initiate projects to nurture vibrant and adaptive communities. Due to current events, the reception has been postponed – stay tuned here as we know more.


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 and stewardship, 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 the fosters equitable, resilient, thriving communities. Read about the planning process, member feedback and our mission, vision, values in our new strategic plan.

Design in Public

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival will virtually connect designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - August 15-23, 2020. Read more


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