The deadline is June 15 to confirm the 2021-2022 Board Nominees! AIA Seattle is a member-led organization that depends on volunteer leadership and initiative. We are deeply grateful for the enormous energy and effort our board members and other volunteer leaders devote to our organization and your participation in the election process is an important step. The Member Advancement Committee is pleased to present this slate of accomplished members to fill open seats on our Board of Directors beginning September 1.

Women in Design’s Architecture Finance 101 | June 21

Look to our events calendar to find the latest updates on all Committee events and meetings.

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

Seattle’s primary elections for Mayor and City Council seats 8 and 9 will be held via mail-in ballot on August 3. Join us for two candidate forums to hear the candidates’ positions on built environment issues. Mayoral Candidates June 28 & City Council July 7.  Send your questions in for the candidates when you RSVP.

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 May 2021 Advocacy Update here.

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

NWW’s annual scholarship Applications Due June 30.

and NWW/AGC Golf Tournament | August 27



When Seattle Shakes explores how to align the goals of historic preservation and resilient design by understanding the most effective ways of protecting a city’s historic building stock against earthquakes.

Check out Chris Talbot’s write up in the Seattle Times about the exhibit!

As the summer of 2021 begins to come into focus we are excited to move into this Festival season with optimism and hope. With this year’s 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. We hope to finally come together in a safe way in August 2021. Stay tuned – the full festival schedule of Built Installations & Pop-up Experiences will be announced in June. And save the Date for August 21 & 22!


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


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