Join Matt Hutchins AIA and Andrew “Ace” Houston AIA of AIA Seattle’s Public Policy Board for a review of current and proposed policies related to housing in Seattle. Discussions will focus on current initiatives, what’s missing, and how AIA Seattle can help drive the agenda. More information and registration for this virtual event here.  Join us 12-1pm October 26 


AHC’s Resiliency Through Physical Design | November 4 & 5

WiD & SPARC’s What Am I Paying For?! The Value Proposition of Architectural Services | November 11

WiD’s Feriton Spur Park Expansion Site Tour | November 17

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

Join us online November 30 and  December 1, 2021 (12-2pm each day) for Decoded | Seattle Land Use RoundupParticipants will learn how to navigate the Land Use Code and find relevant information for their projects, while also learning about potential constraints and where Land Use Code overlaps with Building Code. Examples and a case study will be explored to help facilitate these learning objectives.

Please join us in welcoming Melissa to AIA Seattle + Seattle Design Festival! We are excited to be working alongside Melissa, as we navigate a “new normal” in our region and profession. Melissa K. Neher comes to our organizations most recently from her role as Executive Director of Architects Without Borders Seattle, an organization formed by a dedicated group of volunteers who came together under the umbrella of AIA to provide access to design to underserved communities. Read full bio and message here.

AIA Seattle is proud to return to in-person celebrations of our individual awardees, showcasing their tremendous achievements as part of the Honor Awards program. We will be unveiling our winners here and in social media in the lead-up to our Honor Awards Live Event launch. We are eager to showcase the diversity of professionals who make our region’s design community so purposeful and beautiful. Congratulations to our Gold Medal Awardee: Anne Schopf FAIA! 

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.



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

Kalidespace by CallisonRTKL and Bayley Construction at SDF 2021

Seattle Design Festival

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