This is the first session in the 2022 Road to Code series presented by AIA Seattle’s Code Committee. This course is intended to provide education on door hardware and how it affects fire, ADA, and egress codes.  

Your nominations are critical to our chapter’s ability to recognize and encourage design leadership across the breadth of our profession. Consider nominating one or more of your peers for a local, regional, or national award, the College of Fellows, or for the AIA Seattle Board of Directors. AIA Seattle enthusiastically welcomes nominations for these awards and honors through Friday, March 4, 2022 for the 2022 awards cycle. More info and form found here.

SPARC’s Ask an Architect | January 22

Fellows & Honors’ Path to Fellowship | February 10

SPARC’s Small Practice Design Lab | February 11

Look to our events calendar for committee meetings and other upcoming events.

This month in state and local advocacy: the 2021 state commercial energy code opens for comments; AIA|WA navigates the state legislative session, and AIA Seattle plans major efforts on the Seattle Comp Plan Update and Design Review – and more! You can find the full January 2021 Advocacy Update here.

We invite designers and multidisciplinary artists to submit designs for the temporary central pavilion of the 2022 Seattle Design Festival. The pavilion will greet Festival attendees and serve as an ideal hub for pop-up programming at the SDF Block Party. The winning design team will be granted $10,000 to cover design hours, materials, fabrication, and installation. More information on the festival website here, and consider submitting a design! Competition closes on March 20 at 5 pm PST.

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.

Congratulations to the 2021 NWW Award Winners! See full list from the October 7 event here.


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