Join us online November 3 – 4 for Cracking Code: Code 101 – Beginner’s Guide to Using the Code.

This course is meant to provide young professionals with a framework of how to read and effectively use the 2018 IBC. Participants will learn how to first approach the building code when working on a new project, which chapters are important to review during early design, and how the code affects project constraints and opportunities. Learn more and register here.

SPRout Solo Practitioner Roundtable | November 5

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.

AIA Seattle’s Design After Quarantine series examines the landscape for architects and design during and after COVID.

Join us as we kick off the next topic in the series: Future of Design. Our Future of Design panels will explore how the COVID experience is changing the way we think about and design buildings and spaces.

Register for the first session Future of Residential Design on November 5!

Join fellow architects Nov. 30 – Dec. 4 in outreach to Seattle and King County Councilmembers as part of AIA Seattle’s first-ever Climate Advocacy Week!

Climate Advocacy Week is your opportunity to showcase the built environment’s role in combating climate change by advocating for strong sustainability policies at your local government. We need your participation to help them understand the importance of these code changes to our region’s climate future! Learn more and RSVP here

This month in state and local advocacy: VOTE VOTE VOTE! Also: Washington’s State Energy Strategy; sign up for AIA Seattle’s Climate Advocacy Week; King County increases the sales tax to raise money for homeless housing; residential electrification tips; AIA Washington Council’s advocacy training; and more! The October Advocacy Update is also available online.

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!

The Seattle Architecture Foundation 23rd Annual Model exhibitIterations, celebrates the germination of a design idea and how it’s nurtured over time through the exploration of writing, drawing, modeling and material studies. Iterations can be explored through the CfAD front window display, scheduled gallery visit, or by website.

The exhibit will be on display August 12 – December 12, 2020

AIA Seattle provides the architecture community with the resources to make a difference through design. Check out resources for:

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.

Congrats to the 2020 NWW Design Award Winners! More info about the jury, event and winning projects here.  

NWW 2018 International Existing Building Code Overview Webinar | November 19 & 20 | 7 LU/HSW

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 new strategic plan.

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Seattle Design Festival virtually connected 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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