Join the Architecture for Health Committee (AHC) in person in Seattle for the annual AHC Spring Conference.

The Harborview Medical Center team will present their facilities master plan efforts. Hospital executives will discuss the realities of strategic capital deployment and project delivery in healthcare today and design considerations focused on the caregiver. Presentations on the Swedish First Hill Tower, and a virtual tour of the UW Behavioral Health Teaching Facility will also be included.

We are at a critical point for housing with the release of the draft, One Seattle Plan!. Seattle needs to build a massive amount of housing, and we must put people’s diverse values, shifting needs, and lived experiences at the forefront while doing so. Housing: A Stage for Life June 17 at 415 Westlake seeks to respond to our evolving housing landscape and provide actionable solutions to develop more plentiful, quality, diverse, and sustainable housing that centers specific community needs and supports people through various life stages.

YAF + Mass Timber’s Construction Tour: 35 Stone | April 22

COTE Sustainability Slam | Apr 25

COTE People, Planet, Design | May 2

DRT Committee Meeting with CAST Architecture | May 7

AIA NWW Silfab Solar Inc. Tour | May 8

Mass Timber + SPARC Kenmore CLT Tour | May 8

YAF + WID Happy Hour Series | May 9

This Month in Advocacy: Draft Comprehensive Plan Released and the 2024 Legislative Session Wraps

Committee on Homelessness Advocates for Increased Housing Density in Light of Upcoming Supreme Court Case – Feb 1

Join our Comp Plan Work Group the 1st & 3rd Wed., 12-1pm to discuss growth over the next two decades, distributing opportunity, what neighborhoods should look like, and changes needed for a more sustainable and resilient city.

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 May 8 eventPV Panel Production From Start to Finish With Silfab Solar.

Anyone is eligible to submit an idea for a Seattle Design Festival (SDF) event or installation to engage and interact with attendees. Demonstrate the relevance of design, promote a culture of collaboration, and empower communities to leverage design to make change! Review the Call for Proposals, which outlines each Festival element and guides your submission process. Stay tuned to and sign up for SDF emails to receive updates. Submissions due May 29. This year’s Festival will run August 17 – 22.

Check out the priorities and accomplishments of the last year of AIA Seattle’s Strategic Committee focused on Justice and Equity for Diversity & Inclusion. 

Meet the members of the JE:DI Council and learn more about the Diversity in Leadership Fund, the JE:DI In Real Life series, Advocacy for Accessibility at the National Conference, the new JE:DI Board of Directors seat, and the vetting of our AIA Seattle leadership and award winners.

AIA Seattle offers on-demand learning opportunities to expand the impact, reach, and accessibility of our programs. We encourage our members to take advantage of quality on-demand learning programs through AIA Seattle’s partnership with aecKnowledge, AIAU, and other AIA Components’ programming.

Check out all of the major in-person, virtual continuing education programs and events we have in store this year, and stay tuned for additional on-demand opportunities!

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.

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival

Seattle Design Festival connects designers, community members and civic leaders to explore the ways design improves our city and our lives - 2024 Call for Proposals launched April 3 and are due May 29! Read more